I expected witchcraft to be magical, but I kind of thought I’d be more of a shaman or witch doctor for that reason. Although I’ve had the opportunity to practice shamanism and it was quite powerful, I was more drawn to the witchcraft path during my journey because lived experience and evidence-based practice is more concrete and logical to me. To sum it up, my path was rooted in technology and spirituality. I am still a vegan, which is very important to me. But, I no longer believe that someone’s dietary practices have to be reflective of their spiritual path. In fact, when groups of people started getting too involved in their spiritual practices and not really looking after what truly mattered, that’s when I believed was the time for someone who was sick of hearing people talk about the power of veganism to save the world and adopt veganism because it was “cool.” I just jettisoned that and just said to myself that not everyone who is vegan is a witch and not everyone who is vegan is a shaman, but, combined it makes a powerful force and it has been very influential in my life. Of course, my spiritual life has changed based on our experiences, relationships, and challenges we’ve faced together along the way, but, I no longer practice shamanism. I focus on the evidence-based application of the magical, and spirituality is but one aspect of the larger creation, and one that I have made a vow on my own life to be more protective of and not take for granted. So, that is what makes me a Witch and Witchcraft.
I hope that you found this information useful and helpful and that you have some new ideas on how you can incorporate all of your senses into your practice. As you know, witches go on journeys. You can’t get your soulmate if you do not go on a journey. So you can create your wonderful cycle that you have dreamt of. Its just a matter of getting out there and speaking to Mother Nature. If you think it might be a bit surreal and uncomfortable, don’t worry about that. Just have a cup of tea and a cuppa and a wand and a stick of sage and call on the Divine Feminine or the Divine Masculine, whomever you choose to get in touch with, and let everything else fall into place. d2c66b5586