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Does the word "witch" have a stigma in our community?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mercia Aug 24. 103 Replies

I've been noticing a trend that has me puzzled.  A number of people have told me they're "Wiccan but not a witch".  As a Wiccan of many years I can tell you that witchcraft is inextricably woven into…Continue

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Mercia replied to Ragnell's discussion Does the word "witch" have a stigma in our community?
"It is a stigmatised word the Christian church did its utmost in its 'culture war' during the conversion era to use it to stigmatise those who practiced the remnants of paganism. Nowadays witch is a more generic term but as quite a few…"
Aug 24
SIN JONES replied to Ragnell's discussion Does the word "witch" have a stigma in our community?
"It's a really long story, some of the archives may help with understanding.  Believe it or not, there are a percentage of Neopagans that haven't really let go of their Christian backgrounds.  They want to be accepted and if the…"
Aug 23
Michel Montvert replied to Ragnell's discussion Does the word "witch" have a stigma in our community?
"This discussion really has two components... what do we call ourselves when among other pagans, and what do we call ourselves publically, in the majority-Christian environment? To me, saying to pagans that I'm a "witch" seems…"
Aug 22
Mercia replied to Ragnell's discussion Does the word "witch" have a stigma in our community?
"Why is it important if they call themselves witch or Wicca? Just because they prefer one tittle over another doesn't equal bringing their mainstream fears with them; there could be X number of reasons individuals use a specific tittle. I get a…"
Aug 22
Michel Montvert replied to Ragnell's discussion Does the word "witch" have a stigma in our community?
"In traditional times, a "witch" or whatever we're calling ourselves WAS involved with the community. Of course, in a traditional community, everyone is a "witch" in that they follow the belief system, but the…"
Aug 22
Michel Montvert replied to Ragnell's discussion Does the word "witch" have a stigma in our community?
"The "witches" on the fringes doing harmful magic would best be described in today's language as "sorcerers". Today the term "witch" has come to mean nearly any adherent to a pagan path. Oh damn now I have to define…"
Aug 22
Melissa Valentin replied to Ragnell's discussion Does the word "witch" have a stigma in our community?
"It doesn't for me personally, I am both and I call myself both interchangeably depending on the context in conversation. Although i DO get irked when people on *certain* social sites [okay tumblr and instagram for instance] use…"
Aug 22
David J. Mcessey replied to Ragnell's discussion Does the word "witch" have a stigma in our community?
Aug 19
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Shawn Blackwolf replied to Ragnell's discussion Does the word "witch" have a stigma in our community?
"Why don't you start a thread on "Differing Methods Of Ritual Practice" , Stavros ?"
Aug 11
Shawn Blackwolf replied to Ragnell's discussion Does the word "witch" have a stigma in our community?
"Column on right equals 603 To Know It Is A Quip = 604 Columns Equal 1495 For Both My Harassing Riddle / Question : What Doest Mine Own Words Equalleth ? = 1494 ...;)..."
Aug 11
hashhashin puffinstuff replied to Ragnell's discussion Does the word "witch" have a stigma in our community?
"I am totally miserable yet happie. What doest mine own words equalleth? Oh yeah it is a quip."
Aug 11
hashhashin puffinstuff replied to Ragnell's discussion Does the word "witch" have a stigma in our community?
"" I think another question in this same realm is: How come no one is happy with who or what they are?" An untrue statement/ fake knews if I eva heard it."
Aug 11
Stavros replied to Ragnell's discussion Does the word "witch" have a stigma in our community?
"The above rings true... I think this is the very spot that either makes or breaks new folks, young ones if you will. Because of society's current need, instant gratification, very few take the time to learn passed the first " and often…"
Aug 11
Shawn Blackwolf replied to Ragnell's discussion Does the word "witch" have a stigma in our community?
"Hmmm... Understood...and I do agree intention goes a long way... Along with focus / directing will power , informing / imprinting , natural ability , initiation into current / tapping into current , learned knowledge / practical work to make it…"
Aug 11
Stavros replied to Ragnell's discussion Does the word "witch" have a stigma in our community?
"I should not have used an absolute, " no one" was incorrect " many" would have been better. I guess its kind of like meeting 500 " high priest/ess" and 3 initiates ( substitute - teacher/student term of choice). Very…"
Aug 11

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Age
62
Astrological Sign
Taurus
About Me:
Retired teacher and advocate for abandoned dogs.
Favorite Books
The Meaning of Witchcraft
Witchcraft Today
Devoted To You
The Elements of Witchcraft
The Rebirth of Witchcraft
Thorns of the Rose
Beliefs / Practices
Occultist, Pagan, Witch, Wiccan
Other Beliefs/Practices
British Traditional Wiccan, Gardnerian 2* HPS
Hobbies
I collect Children's Literature and Children's Songs
I love to cook and bake!
Also love antique clothing and boots...
I volunteer at a dog rescue center.
Heroes
ALL the men in my family! I've been blessed.

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At 3:37am on April 24, 2017, Shawn Blackwolf said…

You might just love this site...

Great owner , good folk , beautifully laid out , lot

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she lost some people in transfer...quite a few , actually ,

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I am currently building quite a Group , on the site , which

is called "The Wellspring"...I will be downloading 40 years

of my info , over time...open to members in about two weeks ,

but rest of site open now...

Not all Wiccan , many paths...many groups...light and dark...

It is called "In The Dark"...SunKat is owner...

I ask respect of the site...use my name as a reference...

Here is link...

http://inthedark.ning.com/

At 12:57pm on February 20, 2017, Debra A Smith said…

Thank you for the friendship an welcome to my group!! I am pleased to have you!!

 
 
 

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