Witchcraft's Magic Across
Across the ages, the magical practices
of British Traditional Witchcraft, or "Trad
Witchcraft," have been as important to
the Trad Witch as breathing air.
is seen as simply another aspect of
Nature, an added dimension of spiritual
religious existence. Trad Witchcraft is
the historic withcraft of old Britain
and is not Wicca, which dates from the
The Traditional Witch has
always been highly
. We view the concept of God, as the
universal consciousness that is evident
in the world that surrounds us. Indeed,
it is a core belief that Nature is the
the very same as God. Consequently,
Nature is divine.
Magic itself is nothing
more than the use of the forces of
Nature, forces of God, to change or
modify our reality to suit the desired
outcome intended by the Trad Witch.
Thus, magic is, when directed correctly,
a divine act, comparible to prayer,
which fosters positive change witnin the
individual, their family, community, and
our Mother Earth. It is an intended
force for change, of
modification. It can be used for any of
the following purposes:
personal growth and transformation.
protect oneself and family.
improve their life and the lives of
* To heal
themselves and to heal others.
* To aid
in obtaining a intended goal.
remove barriers and impediments.
create an alternate beginning or new
magical arts can be a meaningful force
for good in our lives, if we are willing
to learn how to use it properly. Magical
results are never coincidence. Magic is
based on the belief that Nature unfolds
in an orderly manner, and these events
can be known. With this information, one
can control or alter the energy
surrounding these events in manner that
will effect and change outcome.
most people, seems rather
incomprehensible, something weird and
supernatural. Nevertheless, magic is
something very different. For, rather
than being something beyond knowing, the
magical arts are within the reality of
Nature, and affects our lives with
ramifications to both the spiritual and
spellcraft of Traditional Magic is
particularly potent because the Trad
Witch has knowledge of techniques that
endow magic. While these techniques are
not commonly thought of as applicable to
magic, they go back in use in British
magic for over a thousand years, if not
longer. The terms commonly used for
these techniques today, "meditation" and
"visualization," are certainly not the
same terms used our history, but their
names do not matter. The substance of
what is taught does.
idea: Traditional Witches subscribe to
an very old concept of proper conduct
called the "Law of Return." This is a
principle found in physics, which states
that for every action there is an equal
and opposite reaction. It is by this
high principle that every Traditional
Witch knows full well that when an
action is taken or they send a magical
spell, the energy of that action or
spell will eventually return to the
sender in full force.
of thumb is to always use caution.
Traditional Magic can be a wonderful and
potent force that can add to our quality
of life, but only if it is used in a
wise and constructive manner.
Eglinton is a writer, author, and began
as a student of Traditional Witchcraft
over 27 years ago. He is dedicated to
the spread of the natural and eternal
truths of this old non-Gardnerian
spiritual path and light the way for
others. His website is at
Blue Moon Manor. A free
Mini-Course on Traditional Magic is available.