- Casting Spells: Perhaps the act thought of most often in connection with witches. It includes using words, formulas, or actions to create a desired effect through magic.
- Raising the Dead: The act of necromancy or bringing the dead back to life.
- Divination: The act of using an object such as a mirror or sword to look into the future.
So while editing Ever After (Gypsy Fairy Tale Book Three), I'm still doing research for The Soul of the Witch. The largest aspect of the book will be about the occult, which brings to mind the question: What is witchcraft exactly?
In my reading, I've discovered that witchcraft has been around for ages, even before most religions, and the belief in it is just as old. Witches and witchcraft are even mentioned in the bible and who could forget the lessons on the Salem Witch Trials? Still, that doesn't answer the question. What is witchcraft?
In simple terms, witchcraft is the practice of magic or sorcery, not to be confused with Wicca. It can be practiced in many forms and is often the scapegoat for human misfortune. Common acts of witchcraft include:
Those that practice the art of witchcraft are accused of being in works with the devil or even devil worshipers.
This fear for "good Christians" created the mass hysteria of the witch hunts throughout the world where hundreds of innocent people died at the hands of witch judges. Even in the modern world, witch hunts continue.
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