Types Of Witches & Witchcraft

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Types of Witches & Witchcraft

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If you find yourself being drawn to witchcraft, you probably feel something calling to you deep within. Some people believe this is from past life withchery. Others simply feel that each person finds it when their time is right. I believe, however, that it’s the wisdom of nature that draws us in over time to come back home to our essential roots.

We are all magical beings with something unique to share with the world, and it’s this belief that begins so many witches’ journeys across the world.

If you’re beginning this wonderful journey of witchcraft and you’re wondering what type of witch you might be, here are 16 different types that all have their own beliefs, skills, and practices.

There are many different types of witchcraft, and many more than this list includes. I encourage you to keep an open mind as you learn, practice and live.

The beautiful thing about witchcraft and the people that make up the community is that they are some of the most open minded free spirits you’ll ever meet.

Traditional Witch

Traditional witches focus on the old ways–the ways that came before witchcraft based religion. Ancestral folklore and the historical accounts of witchcraft are important to traditional witches, as they want to honor the old ways of practicing their craft.

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Different Types Of Witchcraft

Eclectic Witch

The eclectic witch draws inspiration from the many different types and styles of witchcraft and infuses them into their craft in a wonderfully blended mixture. An eclectic witch tends to make their own path, and it varies depending on the individual witch.

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Kitchen Witch

Kitchen witches work much of their magic in the home or in the kitchen, and love to bake, cook and welcome new guests. The home is the focal point of their magic, and the offer a warm, nurturing and beneficial environment for anyone in it.

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Green Witch

Green witches are drawn to the energy of earth more than most. They use plants, herbs and flowers in much of their magic and are often practicing their craft in gardens, wooded areas and anywhere that contains natures essential energies.

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Solitary Witch

A solitary witch chooses to practice their craft alone. Where many witches will be drawn to gather in a coven. Generally, solitary witches choose to work their magic alone, because they feel a strong connection to their craft early on and have less of a need to work with others.

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Hedge Witch

Hedge witches practice astral projection and other forms of communication to “jump the hedge” between this world and the spirit world. They send and receive messages between both worlds more easily than other witches.

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Elemental Witch

Elemental witches work their craft heavily based on the four elements of water, fire, earth and air. They call on the elements to bring about their magic and incorporate these elements with various items that represent each element respectively.

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Dianic Witch

Dianic witches worship the Goddess Diana through three aspects of the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone. Typical Dianic witches have heavily feminist values and infuse their craft with these values as well.

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Sea Witch

A sea witch practices their magic as they draw power and inspiration from the ocean and the moon. It’s the deep mystery and steadfast energy that draws many sea witches to this type of witchcraft and they often use elements of the ocean as tools in their practice.

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Ceremonial Witch

Many witches prefer the aspect of ritual more than others. These witches are often referred to as ceremonial witches, and they invoke many different spiritual aspects in their ceremonial magic to assist them in their practice and spellwork.

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Secular Witch

Witchcraft doesn’t ask for any specific belief system to be followed, and that goes for witches who are secular by their nature as well. Secular witches don’t attach spirituality to their craft or worship spiritual aspects to gain power from them.

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Hereditary Witch

The hereditary witch is one that is born into witchcraft is one way or another. They are part of a lineage of witches and the craft has been passed down and accepted by them.

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Cosmic Witch

Cosmic witches use the stars, cosmos astrology and astronomy to work their craft and look to celestial energy to bring power and purpose to their work. Cosmic witches are generally infatuated with cosmic events.

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Correllian Witch

Correllian witches follow Wiccan tradition of the line founded by Caroline High-Correll. The tradition is based upon the teachings of members of the High-Correll family.

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Gardnerian Witch

Gardnerian witchcraft is a Wicca school of witchcraft that became know in the 1950s when Gerald Gardner began teaching what he had learned in his own journey. Gardnerian witches generally have strong ties to nature and strongly ritual based.

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Alexandrian Witch

Alexandrian witchcraft is a Wiccan tradition that was founded by Alex and Maxine Sanders Maxine Sanders in the 1960s. Alexandrian Wicca is similar in many ways to Gardnerian Wicca, and receives regular mention in books on Wicca as one of the religion’s most widely recognized traditions.

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