If you are reading this then you might have been thinking about how to start your journey on how to become a Witch. In this post I explain the first 6 Steps to take when begining on your path to Magick! Let’s begin…
Step 1) Find out why you want to become a Witch?
Why do you want to become a Witch? What is it with Witchcraft that interest you? These answers might come right to you. If they do thats Great! But If they dont, not to worry.
I suggest to meditate on these questions. It might be days before you discover the answers to why you want to become a Witch and that is completely fine. The more you meditate on these questions the better idea you will have of why you want to journey down this Magickal Path.
When I say “meditate” you might be thinking to yourself that you are not quite sure on how to do this. What I mean is find a quite place where you dont have to worry about being disturbed, where there are few to no noises as possiable.
Find somewhere comfortable in this space and just sit there thinking on these questions. You might find it helpful to have a notepad and writing utinsel handy to write down anything that comes to you.
For myself I enjoy having a warm cup of tea, I find it helps to relax and calm my body and mind. Also closing my eyes helps when I am reaching deep within myself for answers.
Step 2) What do you expect to gain from learning the Craft?
What are you hoping to achieve from Witchcraft? If you are hoping to learn how to fly on a broomstick or shoot lightning out of your finger tips than most likely you will be disappointade.
But if you are wanting to learn how to become a more balanced person, connect with nature, learn to communicate with spirits and your past Ancestors and learn how to open your own Intuition than this path might be for you.
Step 3) Learn the Basics
After learning why you want to become a Witch and what it is you expect to gain from the Craft next is to learn the Basics of the Craft. What Witchcraft tradition/s are you most drawn to? If you dont know or are not quite sure here is a link profided by Bev. G on Exemplore of “60 Witchcraft Tradition” that you can look over and than decide which one best suites you.
If you like more than one tradition dont stress over it. The beauty of Witchcraft is that you do not have to strickly stick to one practice. You can draw from different practices that you find best fits you. I do this myself in my own practice. Witches that draw from different traditions are known as Eclectic Witches.
Step 4) PRACTICE!
This step is very important. You must practice your craft in order to grow and become better at it. We all know that saying “Practice makes Perfect”, this saying nails it right on the head. Witchcraft is a practice. You will not master it over night and thats alright. I have been practicing Witchcraft for 14 years now and even though I know more than I use to I have still yet to master any of my practices.
More than likely any practice you decide to learn from will not be mastered because there is so much to learn from Witchcraft and it is a very ancient practice. Dont let that discourage you. Witchcraft isnt about mastering a practice but about learning life experiences from the practices you choose to take part in.
Step 5) Connect with Nature
How you can intertwine Witchcraft into your every day life. One way you can live a witchy everyday life is to connect with Nature.
For me when I feel like I am lacking Magick in my life or I just need a boost. I really enjoy going for a hike in the woods. If you dont have woods where you live going for a hike in nature period should get you feeling more connect to all the magick that surrounds you.
What elements of Nature do you feel most connected to? Maybe taking a stroll around a body of water helps you feel more connected, or spending time near a camp/bon fire or even visiting a windy hill top. Connecting with Nature can be a refreshing Magickal experience.
Step 6) Have Fun with it
The most imporant thing to remember is to have fun with your practices. Just enjoy your experiences. You might come across someone that feels like you are not persuing your practices correctly and that might be true to them but if the way you perform your practices feels right to you just keep at it. You are not doing this for them or anyone else so I would advise just hearing them out and simply explaining to them that that might be how they feel but this is how you like to perform you own practice. If they still continue to say your wrong try to change the topic and leave it be.
This has been “6 steps to begin on your Magickal Witchy Path”. I hope you found it helpful and informative.
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