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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2011, 08:56:37 PM »

I know quite a few people who refer to themselves as a witch.  The word title might not of been the best choice of words but hopefully you got my meaning.  Intent, is everything.  If the person doesn't achieve her/his intent with the spells they cast, I don't think they should be called a witch.

I can't answer for doom monkey but if I wasn't a Wiccan but considered myself a witch, I could see where your use of the word vague could be insulting to some people.
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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2011, 10:30:03 PM »

I think that today people are overly sensitive to words. To many take what another says as an insult even when they do not mean it to be . At times I think we forget that the world has grown small , I have friends in this and other countries that phrase words in a different way that are not rude but if you don't know them you would think so. I do not know the age of all of you but for those that remember this it is so true, " STICKS AND STONES CAN BRAKE MY BONES BUT NAMES CAN NEVER HURT ME ". NOTHING CAN GET TO YOU UNLESS YOU LET IT . Peace be with you all , and it's always better to help then to hurt , someday you mite need help ( think on it ).
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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #47 on: June 26, 2011, 01:38:00 AM »

I ..have really ejoyed this read, thank you very much. And yes I am a Wiccan and a Witch. I don't know everything about either one, but boy it sure is fun. Blessings to all.
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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #48 on: June 26, 2011, 02:05:31 AM »

Good Marisol we realy need more Wiccan Witches and I'm Not making fun of you I truly mean it . I' An old school Pagan Witch .
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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #49 on: June 26, 2011, 06:53:24 PM »

As far as official titles go, my friends call me "Reverend Snake".   ;D

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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2011, 07:52:31 PM »

...but then I might have to question exactly where you draw the line with magic. Surely any expression of intent is magic,

THIS.

And it goes to the point that ALL Wiccans are witches.

"Oh, I'm Wiccan but I never practice magic"....

DO YOU have rituals? 

YES=Practicing magic.  You can't do it without.  Casting a Circle, Calling the Quarters, ALL of it

NO= You're not Wiccan.

That easy.
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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #51 on: June 27, 2011, 08:21:33 AM »

As far as official titles go, my friends call me "Reverend Snake".   ;D

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I'm legally ordained but not registered in CA.  I sorta have a problem w/ the govt getting in bed w/ me.  That may change as my daughter is engaged and wants mom to marry her.  :p
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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #52 on: June 27, 2011, 08:23:08 AM »

Well...I have no problems in Maine.  Didn't have any in NJ either....
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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2011, 12:05:54 PM »

There is food for thought here.  I think I understand what you're saying.

For example - I use reiki.  My knowledge of energetic healing can be turned to destructive purposes, if I choose.  But I would not say that my unwillingness to use this knowledge for destruction doesn't limit my effectiveness as a healer.

Make sense?

I agree completely... it's that the energy is a double (or more) edged blade, and can be used for good or bane.  What you said is essentially what we were going for.  If you have the ability to heal, you have the ability(though not necessarily the predisposition) to curse.
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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #54 on: August 02, 2011, 01:37:33 AM »

I agree that Wicca is about being good and doing good things, but most witches are really nice and non-evil. I've spoken to witches and i mean the good kind, and they use good magick most of the time. The only time the good witches use bad magick is when someone has made them angry, or hurt them. But in general, an average witch is good, same with most Wiccans. I myself am a Wiccan, I have never even been interested in the "Dark Path". But thats on guy's opinion.
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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #55 on: August 02, 2011, 01:56:55 PM »

I agree that Wicca is about being good and doing good things, but most witches are really nice and non-evil. I've spoken to witches and i mean the good kind, and they use good magick most of the time. The only time the good witches use bad magick is when someone has made them angry, or hurt them. But in general, an average witch is good, same with most Wiccans. I myself am a Wiccan, I have never even been interested in the "Dark Path". But thats on guy's opinion.

Magic isn't good or bad; Magic is; not all Wiccans are witches, and many witches aren't Wiccan.  There are a lot of witches out there who practice as they see fit; I agree with them completely...
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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2011, 09:03:29 PM »

I think that today people are overly sensitive to words. To many take what another says as an insult even when they do not mean it to be . At times I think we forget that the world has grown small , I have friends in this and other countries that phrase words in a different way that are not rude but if you don't know them you would think so. I do not know the age of all of you but for those that remember this it is so true, " STICKS AND STONES CAN BRAKE MY BONES BUT NAMES CAN NEVER HURT ME ". NOTHING CAN GET TO YOU UNLESS YOU LET IT . Peace be with you all , and it's always better to help then to hurt , someday you mite need help ( think on it ).

You are totally correct. It is all a matter of choice in how you react to what others say to you. If you choose to not allow it to bother you then it wont. That helped me get through my teens.
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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #57 on: September 13, 2011, 12:50:36 PM »

For me being a witch is what and who I am.  It is a part of my every day life, my spirituality and my worship.  I practice a craft that does not limit itself to petty good and evil definitions.  I do what it takes to get the job done.

This.
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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #58 on: September 28, 2011, 04:38:44 PM »

This.

And this.

I agree with the school of people believing what they want to believe. I know that Witch is a funny word to people. If I tell people on the street I'm a Witch then they think about either Harry Potter or Green-skinned hags on broomsticks or Devil-worshipping. Long story short, people believe what they want to believe and nothing that I say will ever change their mind. The end.

To me, Wiccan and Witch have always meant the same. So when I tell people I'm Wiccan, they wait until after I've left to judge me.
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« Reply #59 on: September 29, 2011, 04:55:48 AM »

And this.

I agree with the school of people believing what they want to believe. I know that Witch is a funny word to people. If I tell people on the street I'm a Witch then they think about either Harry Potter or Green-skinned hags on broomsticks or Devil-worshipping. Long story short, people believe what they want to believe and nothing that I say will ever change their mind. The end.

To me, Wiccan and Witch have always meant the same. So when I tell people I'm Wiccan, they wait until after I've left to judge me.
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