Welcome Everyone to a "NEW" addition to the "Soft in the Head" family “Soft in the Head Hauntings”! This blog will be devoted entirely to my love of Halloween and everything Halloween and the inner “trickster” that exists in all of us! I will debut new Halloween characters and their stories here, quirky stories from my childhood and funny and often “bloopers” of my everyday life road. I hope you will find some time to follow the "Haunting Happenings" here at "Soft in the Head Hauntings".....

~~~I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween. ~~~

The Countdown Begins....

"From ghosties and ghoulies and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night...good Lord deliver us!" - Old Scottish Prayer
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The "Ghoultide Gathering" October 2, 2010

Feb 5, 2010

What Are Witches??????

A Witch In Training.......

Often I am asked this question because I have such a love for witches….not witchcraft but witches. I did my thesis paper on witches when I was in college and it opened up a whole new world for me…one that had been shadowed with many mis-conceptions and superstitions created by our modern day media…..Here is a simple definition:

Witches believe that the God and Goddess energy is contained in all things manifest and non-manifest. Witches see themselves as part of the all encompasing energy that surrounds us.
A witch believes in one universal energy that is polar and balanced. This energy is a mix of masculine and feminine energy. It can be referred to as the God and the Goddess, and through the marriage of these two energies, the perfect whole is created. Everyone is a part of this energy and it is through tuning into it that the knowledge of others can be obtained.
This knowledge can be then passed on for the good of all, creating greater insight into life and its many mysteries. For a witch this energy is the cornerstone of their work. Many spells and rituals have been formed to work within this energy. I hope with this short definition it will help give everyone an idea about what lies in the heart of someone who claims to be a modern day witch. Peace is a HUGE part of their practice and being one with our earth. Holistic medicine is also a common practice with witches. With everything in life balance is necessary and there is always bad with the good….I like to look for the good!

4 comments:

Dana said...

What an awesome post ... I love witches. I have several who are dear friends, too. Thanks for posting this!

Hugs,
Dana

Lacey Jane Primitives said...

Wow!!! What a wonderful comment!!! Thank you. I love it!!!! Your fellow witchie poo
Jo

Susan said...

I am so happy to find your blog! I love all things witchy and Halloween is my favorite day of the year! I am off to read more!

Jans Gourds said...

I am right on board with all of that and I too am not into witchcraft but the energy created by our thoughts and beliefs and the way we live. What fun you must have had on that thesis.
I also love the thought that nudisits but not have much fun on All Hallows eve. Maybe they just use alot of body paint. hehe