What makes a witch?
So yo think yo want to be a witch. You are fascinated by black medieval looking clothes strange jewelry, multiple body piercing, ad scads of tattoos. You have seen all the movies abot the craft and wat to wafe yor fingers dramatically and get your desires fulfilled instantly. Yo think there are secret words that witches know words that will transform your life when you say them. Yo know someone you would like to make love yo or some enemy you world like to zap. Yo think witchcraft might be a clever way to rebel and annoy yor parents and family, to be outstandingly different. You think that dancing around nude would be cool. Yo believe that witches have wild uninhibited sex with the whole group and that drugs and alcohol are rampant in covens. Or you already call yourself a witch by have not had any training whatsoever, and are only into witchcraft for the attention it brings you.
Stop right here! If you fit this description this book is not for you. In fact, no book on wicca is. Further more, Wicca and Paganism do not need yo. We have enough bad press as it is.
Ok this came from the book Wicca The Complete Craft Written by DJ Conway.
I believe many people who practice Wicca or other areas of magick should read this over a few times and ask themselves why they call themselves a witch. The only other thing I have to add to DJ Conways words are Do you call yourself a Wizard, a mage, or any other RPG title that has nothing to do with the real practice of magick.
I practice magick on my own for 12 years, when I joined a coven 4 years ago both myself and my wife had to do a interview of sorts before we were allowed to join the coven. Now that we are working on starting a coven of our own in the spring I am reviewing some of my older notes to get the program together I came across this book once again and read this and it reminded me of the type of people I would never allow in the coven. (I was 15 when I started the practice of magick, back thing getting books on witchcraft was not as easy as it is now, not to mention the internet was barely even up and only few people have personal computers.
In any event after reading this what did it make you think of.