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The simple answer to your question is no, there is no age limit to learn witchcraft! However, there are some things to consider depending on your age when you start learning and practicing.
If you have been reading my articles for a while now, you know that I am all about following your own intuition and the guidance of the gods. If you feel you’re being called to witchcraft, you shouldn’t let anyone stop you no matter your age.
I would like to stress here that age is not the only factor to consider when deciding whether to pursue witchcraft. It is important to follow your inner voice, but don’t forget that there are certain limitations that come with being underage. For instance, you might need parental consent to practice witchcraft.
If you are younger than 18 years old, however, there are some things you should keep in mind. Let’s take a look at them:
Can You Be Too Young To Learn Witchcraft?
As a witch and a mother, I can tell you now that you can teach even the youngest children about witchcraft. It doesn’t matter if they are only 2 or 5 years old. They will be fascinated by it and may even teach you some new techniques just because they haven’t had rigid rules imposed on them.
But, as with everything else, there are certain things you need to consider before teaching young children. You’ll need to teach them how to use their powers responsibly.
You should also teach them how to protect themselves from negative energies. This has the added benefit of giving them the power to banish any monsters they imagine in their closet or under their bed.
Teaching children about their own abilities, while still being mindful of their safety, is essential. Children need to know how to defend themselves from attacks and curses. They need to understand that certain words or objects can be dangerous to them. Teaching them how to protect themselves gives them greater self confidence and teaches them responsibility.
Show your children that you trust them and encourage them to share their opinions. Don’t worry too much about whether or not they understand what you are telling them; they will pick up on things eventually. If they ask questions, answer them honestly, but try to remember that they are still little kids, and sometimes they may misunderstand.
If you’re under 18 and your parents are not actively teaching you about witchcraft, there are some other things you consider as well.
You Might Need Parental Permission
Most spiritual guides won’t instruct those under 18 years old without written parental permission. This is because of past lawsuits that targeted witches for teaching children about their practice.
In most cases, this means you’ll need to get your parent’s signature on a form stating that they give you permission to learn witchcraft.
Parents sometimes do not realize that certain practices might actually benefit their children. For instance, parents often don’t know how studying witchcraft can help a child develop self confidence and independence. Parents may even misunderstand the role of witchcraft in modern society. As long as they understand that learning witchcraft is a positive thing for their child, then they should be more open to giving their consent.
It’s an unfortunate truth that, in America and many other countries, your parents are still considered your owners in many ways. If they don’t want you to learn about witchcraft, you may have to wait until you are in a safe place outside of their influence.
Consider Your Personal Safety First
While witchcraft is more common and accepted than ever, there are still people who would like nothing better than to see you dead for being a practicing witch.
If you are being raised in an environment where witchcraft is looked down upon, you should consider the safety of your family and friends. There are places around the world where witches face persecution for simply existing. It’s important to know how dangerous these places can be, and whether or not you will be able to stay safe while practicing the craft.
If you are being raised in a community that is particularly against witchcraft, do not practice the craft until you escape! Putting yourself at risk is foolish.
If you live in a country where witchcraft is illegal, you might find yourself facing jail time or worse. In these situations, it’s best to avoid getting caught up in the first place.
However, if you live somewhere where witchcraft isn’t frowned upon and you feel comfortable doing so, then go ahead and follow your heart.
Can You Be Too Old To Learn Witchcraft?
This is a much easier question to answer! You can never be too old to learn the craft! Crones and wise men have been pillars of the craft since the beginning of time.
If anything, age can help us understand our craft better, and give us more perspective on the world around us. Age brings wisdom, and wisdom helps us to grow as individuals and as witches.
The only thing that matters is whether or not you are ready to learn. There are plenty of older witches out there who have taught generations of students. Some of them have even gone on to become leaders in their communities.
There is never a point where it is too late to learn witchcraft. The only limit is your own willingness to learn.
If you’ve been practicing witchcraft for decades, you probably know everything there is to know about it. But if you’re new to the craft, then you might find that learning how to practice witchcraft takes time and effort. It takes patience, dedication, and perseverance.
While I am certainly older than many witches, I do find myself learning new ways to practice witchcraft every single day. I’m determined to learn everything I possibly can while I’m here!
1. What Is A Good Age To Start Learning Witchcraft?
Any age you feel called to witchcraft is the right age! However, some people start earlier than others. For example, children often begin to develop magical abilities early in life. They also tend to be curious about the world around them, which makes them great candidates for studying witchcraft.
On the other hand, adults usually have more responsibilities and less free time. If they can find the time to study, however, their maturity can help them to avoid the issues younger practitioners often deal with like making silly mistakes or not being able to get an ingredient.
2. How Can I Convince My Parents To Let Me Practice Witchcraft?
There’s no easy answer to this question. The fact is, solid communication is the only real method to get your parents to open up to the idea of witchcraft under their roof.
You’ll need to explain to them why you want to learn witchcraft, what kind of person you want to be when you’re done, and why you think it will benefit you. Once you’ve made your case, you’ll need to show them that you’re not trying to do things they disapprove of.
3. Have You Ever Been Persecuted For Practicing Witchcraft?
Yes, I have. Through high school I was persecuted by my peers because I practiced witchcraft. I had to endure ridicule, name calling, and physical attacks.
I learned to ignore these attacks and focus on my studies instead. It sucked, there’s no way to sugarcoat it. But it did teach me empathy and how to deal with adversarial energies around me.
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