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Are Witches Born Or Made?

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Must you be born as a witch, or can one become a witch through practice?

In popular media, the title of “witch” is often seen as something passed on within witch families through many generations. They claim to be descended from a witch that escaped the Salem witch trials, or perhaps earlier witch hunts in Europe.

But is that a realistic representation of witches and witchcraft? Or is there more to it than simple genetics and the random chance of birth into such a family?

One can be born into a witch family (an increasingly common phenomenon now that witchcraft and paganism are very popular), and have spells and rituals passed down from parent to child. Not having that kind of relationship, however, does not stop someone from becoming a witch. All it takes is the time and effort to learn the craft.

The answer lies in the name of witchcraft itself. A craft is something that one must do, practice, and learn as a skill. Even those few born in a family with witches going back centuries, learning is a necessary part of the process.

It is true that such witch families exist, though they are incredibly rare due to persecution and the wide adoption of Christian religion and culture.

Such families pass down their spells in books or shadows or by word of mouth from parent to child. It’s a sacred tradition for them, one that is taken very seriously.

You don’t need to have such a familial relationship to the craft, however, to be a witch. In fact, the vast majority of modern witches are self taught or taught by someone who was self taught.

All it takes to truly become a witch is time and effort, and a willingness to learn the craft.

Can anyone be a witch?

If you want to become a witch, guess what! Anyone can become a witch!

Heck, even Tom Brady says his wife is a witch! If Gisele Bundchen is practicing witchcraft, it’s definitely more popular now than ever.

It’s not always easy to be a witch, though, and sometimes witches need to be discreet.

While attitudes around witchcraft have evolved over time and witchcraft has even become fashionable, it is still hard to be a witch in some communities. This is even more true in other countries, where the culture is hostile to the point of murdering witches.

Still, some people find that they are born with certain abilities. Perhaps it is an affinity for fire, or maybe a psychic ability.

These types of affinities can be honed, but not all of them can be learned by everyone. In some cases, these abilities really are something you are born with.

Similarly, you can ignore those abilities entirely. The ability to see the history of an object by simply touching it can be a very uncomfortable one, so ignoring it so that it may be harder to do might be a good idea if you can’t handle it.

Perhaps you find that you are not very good at a type of magick that you were very interested in learning. This is more common than you may think!

You should still take a year or so to try and practice that magick, be it kitchen magick, spirit work, or ceremonial magick. But if the skill never comes to you, you may be better off finding a type of magick that works better for you naturally.

It is true that some people just don’t have the sense for any kind of magick. For those people, they may like to try physical forms of magick that rely on ingredients over intention.

Potion magick and herbal magick are great options for such people. Anything that is rooted in the physical rather than the spiritual may be just what they need. Once they master those skills, more energy-based forms of magick may open up to them!

How can you become a witch?

There’s a lot of advice out there about this topic. Many witches are a fan of reading and learning about witchcraft for a year and a day before committing to it and actually beginning to practice.

I’m not such a huge fan of that advice. My advice is this: start small, and start now.

A simple cinnamon money tea with cinnamon sprinkled in it is one of my most potent money magick spells. Any tea will do. Any kind of cinnamon will do. Buy everything from the dollar store to save money if you need or want to.

It really can be that simple.

As you practice, you will learn. As you learn, you’ll become more passionate about practicing. Allow those two things to feed each other so that you never get bored. I’m sorry to all who recommend reading and learning for a year and a day, but I can’t think of very much more boring than learning for that long without doing any kind of magick!

What are some easy spells you can start with? Try these:

Here’s my biggest piece of advice: the most powerful spell I’ve found is just one word tied to an intention.

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Emma Kyteler

Author at Eclectic Witchcraft
Emma has been practicing witchcraft so long she barely remembers a time before it. She feels as old as the stars. The Earth seems like an infant in comparison. Will she ever know peace? Probably not. But she will write blog posts about witchcraft for you.

Emma is a mom, a wife, an eclectic witch, and dead but dreaming.
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6 thoughts on “Are Witches Born Or Made?

  1. […] mentioned in my post Are Witches Born or Made? that I suggest starting your journey with witchcraft by practicing simple spells. I specifically […]

  2. I feel, or know persay that I am a natural born witch. I believe my family doesn’t speak of it for their own reasons and do not want me to peruse practicing.

    Do you advice?
    My own practices have saved me and helped me and kept me safe in times of need. If any thing, I want to practice even more to see what I’m truly capable of.
    Its who I am and I feel diveded. Especially lately. Feeling different and lost..

    1. This is a normal part of being a witch. We all feel separated from the rest of the world, in part because we tend to be more self-reflective.

      My advice would be to work on accepting yourself before you worry about how others see you.

      In time, your family will come to understand that you will always be yourself, and that your practices and beliefs are a part of your whole package. And sure, maybe they’ll never like that you’re a witch, but if they really love you then that won’t matter.

      Don’t give up your practice! Keep doing magick. You could always try a spell for increasing harmony and understanding within your family.

  3. […] people are just born natural witches, even while being raised in secular or Abrahamic religions. I put myself into this category. I […]

  4. Since my childhood I’ve experienced stranger things (it’s fun to call it that way haha): seeing spirits, lucid dreaming, astral experiences, future predicting, A LOT OF de ja vu, strange vibrations of my body and even a couple of accident curses I know for sure I did just by negative thoughts etc.. I’ve read a lot of different articles about signs of being a witch or a born witch, because the last few weeks I more and more feel like It is something more I actually feel around me and I should at least know what is this, know that field. So after this palmistry based “test” I’ve found on one page , I’ve achieved that I actually have 4 important signs on my palm. The fact is that the more I read, the scarier it is to me. I know for sure I’m not bluffing because it’s not fun at all, there always been a bigger part of me which was afraid of all these things which are not the “reality” normal people actually lives in, because I’ve had not fun interactions with spirits of dead people and always feel the energy of different places, I can feel spirits they’re like everywhere so I’ve chosen to just ignore everything just because I feel really insecure, it’s difficult to explain.

    Maybe anyone here can help me to find out if I have that “power” to do anything or not? Because this question been in my head for life but I was too afraid to do anything with it. Maybe at least give me some advices?

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