Is Witchcraft Real? A Deeper Understanding into the Meaning of Witchcraft

A spell is universal energy gathered through use of your personal energy, then imbued with intent and released to create change. -- How to Cast a Spell

Is Witchcraft Real? What is Witchcraft?

To answer the question simply, yes witchcraft is indeed real. Witchcraft is defined as the practice of or use of magic.  Of course, this still all sounds like it’s not real without hearing the long answer.

Witchcraft is not a religion, albeit there are still rules and structures that need to be followed. Witchcraft encompasses many religions, though it is mostly thought of in association with Wicca. It is a learning and understanding of universal forces and consciousness, and how to connect to these things in order to impact change in your reality through them. That impact, the thing that happens when practicing witchcraft, is called magic.

We’ve mystified and obscured the truths and nature of these things over millennia, mostly done by religion and religious figures intending to maintain a place in hierarchical societies that held some semblance of sway and power.

What is the Meaning of Witchcraft?

When brought to its bare and most basic nature, witchcraft can be seen as a set of universal structures and rules that magical practices (spells and the like) are bound by. Often it is believed that magic is some mysterious unknown hidden in rituals and shadowed corners, but this is not the case. Magic itself is simply energy imbued with intent.

Witchcraft is simply a way of understanding the means by which you can imbue universal energy with personal intent, thereby actively shaping and impacting personal reality. Everything from the light/wave/particle that rays of light consist of, to the largest planetary body in the universe…holds energy.

How Real is Witchcraft?

We ourselves, though not unique in the quality, project a field of bio-electromagnetic energy around our bodies, observable through Kirlian photography, which we often hear referred to as an “Aura”. Kirlian photography itself was an accidental discovery that led to the finding that we can photograph electromagnetic energy fields and their variations and movements even when taken in a series.

Through focus and intent, it is possible to use this field in much the way you move your muscles, allowing for the gathering and focusing of external (universal) energies. The next step from there is to then imbue the energy with personal intent and personal energy, and ultimately release it back into the world.

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Witchcraft is Real

Things like “The Law of Attraction”, which teach you to focus on positive energies to draw positive things you desire into your life, are based on the use of this energy. It’s not a New Age, newfound practice by any means, being founded on an understanding of synchronicity which has been a naturally occurring phenomenon for ages.

This and many other practices that are burgeoning into our daily lives through cultural mixes, like meditation and Tai Chi, and yoga, all have their basis in the understanding and manipulation of personal energy, the foundation of understanding of any and all magical practices.

So if you believe in any of these things, or already incorporate them into your life, you are already halfway to doing magic….already practicing the quite real witchcraft.

Magic in a Bottle

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“Morning Mist” – Photo by Fon Reijsbergen

Everything is magic.  Every day I am affirmed of this.  There is a certain synergy that orders the entirety universe…and also my meager footsteps.  There is magic in the glistening sunrise, and in the respite of sunset.  There is magic in a child’s eye when they glow because she is happy, and also in an elder’s soul that comes from her wisdom.

Magic is everywhere.  There’s magic in the flowers when they rise to greet the sun in the morning.  The Moon uses her magic to control the tides of the massive ocean.  The world is alive with magic and enchantment.  Magic is the Mist.  Magic is the Wind.  Magic is in the pure white of winter snow.

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“Snow Scene” – Photo by Margot Hamer

Magic is serendipity.  It is the chance encounter that you happen upon that changes your life forever.  Magic is there when two people meet; fall madly in love, and the sparks fly.  The birth of a child is a magical miracle – the creation of new life.  When our loved ones pass and we feel them from beyond…this is magic.  It is unexplained.  It is discovery.  Everything is magic.

And yet, though magic is everywhere, and everything, it is intriguingly mysterious.  It cannot be defined, despite humanity’s best efforts to pin it down…since the beginning of time.  Spells, potions, rituals, and superstitions…all have tried to capture Magic in a bottle, only the have it slip effortlessly through the seams – never being contained, but ever-present.

I will admit in a past life, I too tried desperately to confine what Magic is.  It was almost an obsession of sorts.  I came from a staunchly religious tradition – church, prayers, God, Bibles… was the world I was born into.  Sitting in the pews in my Sabbath’s best, I yearned for the preacher to somehow enliven the drab I felt inside of me.  He never did.  I would call to God in the Heavens to show me magic – show me the power by which his Son walked on water; those miracles that became legend.  I wanted to see it.  I wanted to know that Magic was real….

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“Sunbeam Cross” – Photo by Robert Jedlinski 

…But got no answer.

However, that was a different phase of my life — a different time.  I’ve since drifted from that world and now live and embrace the fact that…magic is everywhere.  And that’s more than enough for me.  Instead of calling for miracles to come down from Heaven, I know that all I need to do is look up at the Moon and see her beautiful glow…is magic.

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“Moon and Trees” – Photo by Jared Swaffold

I’m on a journey, as we all are.  I want to grow in the magic.  I want to learn more about this force that holds my world together.  Magic is no longer the old man sitting on a cloud somewhere in deep space controlling my life.  She is the best friend that walks by my side as I enjoy the beautiful blossoms of spring.  She is the extra ingredient that makes the cookies I bake soft, gooey, and chewy.  Magic is the love in my husband’s eyes as we lay down to rest.

…And I’ve decided I want to learn her name.

Take this journey with me.  I’d like to invite you in.  Perhaps you are curious yourself about Magic.  Come join me, and we’ll find out together.  I want this blog to become a journal of that experience, and you get the key.

Explore Magic…with me.

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“The Mist of the Falls” – Photo by Brad Merring.

Featured Image: “Cherry Tree Path by Gabriel Doyle.

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