Historically, witchcraft anthropologically and mythically was usually associated with the supernatural, magical powers, and Satanism.
During colonial times, it was considered to be the worst form of evil. In reality, witchcraft (also known as Wicca, or the craft of the wise) is simply a religion that reveres Mother Nature and is neutral, not considering itself positive or negative.
Just like in any religion, it can be used for bad or good. However, witches hold themselves with a karma-related law of nature know as the Threefold Law that states that any witch that does harm to another will receive that harm back in threefold.
Many modern day Witches, or Wiccans, host websites and blog heavily, and enjoy practicing multiple forms of divination while in a trance like state as they perform what they believe to be magic spells and incantations.
These are popularly used to help spread good karma to help someone regain a long lost love, find love, or even lose weight.
Many feminists are drawn to the practice to identify with its female deity and also environmentalists are drawn to the religion due to its intense respect for nature.
There is, in fact, no relation between witchcraft and Satanism. In fact, in the 20th century, westerners began to regard witchcraft as a pre-Christian religion, nothing more.
Wiccan spells involve various rituals and prayer. Typically, elements of sex and lust are employed to add the power of need to their prayers, making their prayer more powerful and much more likely to reach a deity.
According to true believers of the religion, these spells connect you with the spirit world where you can find an answer for your problem or wishes which typically involve emotional issues related to love or lost love.
Traditional methods of casting spells include the inscription of runes (small weightless stones believed to allow the user to conjur magical energy), sigils (geometric symbols with specific magical meaning or intent) or other objects that are supposed to emanate magical powers.
Also, the binding of clay or wax to create a model of the person they wish to affect through their magic, as well as the use of herbs, potions, amulets, mirrors and swords can be used as tools for divination, or the connection to a divine spirit.
Their strict code of conduct prohibits Wiccans from using manipulation or trying to get a subject to do anything they don’t want to do.
If you wish to become a witch, it is best to be mentored by a veteran first. They can be found online at social networking sites such as PaganSpace.net and http://MyWitchCraftspells.com/, which includes free spells to help you find a lover and lose weight.
The easily accessible Book of Shadows is a great witch reference guide for spells, rituals, divinatory meanings and similar topics. The first step is to mentally connect your mind to nature, and clear it of worldly and material distractions. A mentor, either online or in person, can help you achieve this best.
Most Wiccans nowadays operate as a secret society of sorts and focus on positive ethical principles related to nature, which includes their fellow human beings.
A group of Wiccans, known as a coven, is usually lead by a high priesthood. True believers worship both a male and female deity which includes both a female Goddess and Male God who are believed to have collaborated on the creation of the world.
Currently, Wicca is experiencing a revival in the United States as well as Great Britain, especially with so called “Eclectic Wiccans” who are individuals who practice certain rituals but do not belong to a coven or feel tethered to traditional Wiccan beliefs.
Many people from the world of computer programming and other high tech fields have been lured into Wiccan culture.