Witches have received plenty of bad press over the years, mainly from people who believe the many myths surrounding witchcraft. Find out which one you are most like with Alison Davies’ handy quiz!
The truth is, witchcraft (or Wicca as the religion is properly known) is a nature-based, gentle practice. Witches can’t fly on broomsticks, nor do they sacrifice humans or any other living thing for that matter! And they certainly aren’t evil or in cahoots with Satan either!In fact, the Devil is a Christian belief, something these wise women don’t even think exists.In times gone by, witches would have been the ‘wise women’ of communities. The ones who’d deliver babies, create cures for aliments from plants and berries and the individuals everyone would turn to for emotional and spiritual advice.
As you will see from our quiz, there have always been different types of witches. Some prefer to work alone, while others enjoy practising the craft in a coven (group). But all hold the same belief – that everyone should be allowed to live as they choose, so long as it hurts no one else. Your natural personality will outline the kind of witch you should be, and whether you believe in magic or not. Many of the principles of witchcraft can also help you make sense of every area of your life.