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The term 'Warlock' has been used to describe a Male practitioner of witchcraft for many years.

It has withstood the attempt of some fellow Female dominate Pagan Groups' attempt to demonize it while hypocritically accepting the term 'Witch' which is translated into far more negative meanings.

Not being able to wipe the term 'Warlock' from existence, there is now a push to CHANGE the term 'Witch' into a Neutral Gender Term. However, the Path of MOGYOLOGY will always support the belief that Males are 'Warlocks' and Females are 'Witches'.

MOGYOLOGISTS do not judge those Males that wish to refer to themselves as a 'Witch', but only point to the many forms of entertainment that predominately showcase 'Witches' as Females. If Males are referred to as 'Witches', they are in the minority at most.

Below are just a few works of entertainment that have utilized the term 'Warlock' to describe a Male practitioner of witchcraft.

Bewitched (T.V. Series 1964–1972)
The Vampire Diaries Season 2, Episode 9 (T.V. Series 2010-2011)
Witches of East End (T.V. Series 2013–2014)
The Originals Season 1, Episode 12 (T.V. Series 2014)
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (TV Series 2016–TBD)

Witchcraft I-XVI (Movie 1988-2015)
Warlock (Movie 1989)
Warlock: The Armageddon (Movie 1993)
Warlock III: The End of Innocence (Movie 1999)
The Brotherhood 2: Young Warlocks (Movie 2001)
Stardust (Movie 2007)
Your Highness (Movie 2011)
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Movie 2013)
Seventh Son (Movie 2014)
Ultimate Spider Man: Web Warriors Season 3, Episode 14, The Spider Verse Part 4 (Movie 2015)
The Last Witch Hunter (Movie 2015)

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Comment by Lord MOGY on August 30, 2017 at 12:59pm

Mistoffelees you're right on point.   

Comment by Karen Black on August 30, 2017 at 8:53pm
I have always believed that part of being pagan is to celebrate the meeting of opposites in mutual trust and respect. How can that happen when the terms used to describe those opposites are scrapped and replaced with "neutral gender" ones?
Comment by Lord MOGY on August 30, 2017 at 9:11pm

Karen, I totally agree.

Comment by cluthin drew on September 9, 2017 at 4:32am

The traditional understanding of this matter that I was taught it that both males and females can be warlocks, at least one etymology derives the original word warlock is from Whorl meaning knot or spiral  the name came to mean"traitor" [with the implication "traitor to the Christian religion"] there are certainly parallels to this etymology in several of the Scandinavian languages. From my point of view this is not merely a matter of academic quibbling because as pagans we are utilizing the thought forms built up over thousands of years by previous generations, it is therefore important to use the terms correctly for example in the Anglo-Saxon language there is certainly a word meaning "male witch" etymologically unrelated to Warlock!

Comment by Lord MOGY on September 9, 2017 at 4:42am

cluthin drew, at this point, many of us don't really agree with the etymology or what is being taught pertaining to the title Warlock.  Society has taken not only words, but symbols as well and has changed the meaning of both throughout history.  We are Warlocks and we are male practitioners of witchcraft/magick.  The term "male witch" is such an oxymoron to me.  It's like saying "female king". 

Comment by Chudo on September 17, 2017 at 2:39pm

the proper term is Magician, a Warlock is a male magician who has betrayed his coven. And yes Witch means Wise Woman.

Comment by Lord MOGY on September 17, 2017 at 3:16pm

@Chudo...LOL!  I'm sorry, but whenever someone posts something like that I crack up.  A Warlock is a male that practices witchcraft/magick.  I'm sorry you drank the kool-aid and is now programmed or brainwashed to post what you did.  Let me guess, you read the first thing that came up on a Google Search or you're into Wicca right?

Comment by Chudo on September 17, 2017 at 3:23pm

ok Hypocrite, learn to read and do your research. and im not into Wica, but you must be one

Comment by Lord MOGY on September 17, 2017 at 3:29pm

@Chudo, ummm, well thanks for your comment, but I don't prescribe to it.  I'm sure you can find some female dominate pagan blog you can have fun spreading that BS.  Don't be mad, I'm just saying what you posted is funny to me.  No harm done.

Comment by Chudo on September 17, 2017 at 3:31pm

again Ditto


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