As a widely read non-initiate, I know that all Wiccans are witches, but not all Witches are Wiccan, and that Wicca and witchcraft have a wide overlap but are not simultaneous. My question for witches of all traditions is this:

Given that Wicca is a religious form of witchcraft, invented/discovered/promoted by Gerald Gardner et al. in the late twentieth century, how would you define “witchcraft” separate from “Wicca”? What makes a religious tradition, or a type of magic, “witchy”?

  1. movetogether reblogged this from spiritscraft
  2. spiritscraft reblogged this from rembrandtswife and added:
    Witchcraft is an art, craft or practice that can be practiced regardless of, in spite of, or in tandem with religion....
  3. spiritscraft answered: Witchcraft is an art, craft or practice that can be practiced regardless of, in spite of, or in tandem with religion. Ask too short, see post
  4. downtoscale answered: witchcraft is different from Wicca because anyone can practice witchcraft, its just sending energy out into the world wicca is a religion
  5. crowdog66 reblogged this from rembrandtswife and added:
    Witchcraft is, to me, a technique in much the same way that prayer is a technique. It has no inherent religious content...
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