What is witchcraft?

  • (noun): The art of sorcery.
    Synonyms: witchery


Witchcraft (also called witchery or spellcraft) is the use of alleged supernatural, magical faculties. This may take many forms, depending on cultural context.

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Contemporary Witchcraft - Feri Tradition
... The Feri Tradition is a modern witchcraft practice founded by Victor Anderson and his wife Cora ...
Luis G. Abbadie - Paganism
... of the word Wicca to refer to the different manifestations of modern witchcraft, including more indigenous types, he became uncomfortable with the eclectic, hybrid nature of what he calls 'Neo-Wicca.' He distanced ... Upon discovering other forms of traditions European witchcraft, he began his formal apprenticeship of Scottish witchcraft, called Hedgewitch o Circle Magic which he has dubbed Crossways Craft or rather ...
Scotland In The Early Modern Era - Society - Witchtrials
... there is evidence of occasional prosecutions of individuals for causing harm through witchcraft, but these may have been declining in the first half of the sixteenth century ... Reformation settlement, Parliament passed the Witchcraft Act 1563, similar to that passed in England one year earlier, which made witchcraft a capital crime ... the population of England, it would have three times the number of witchcraft prosecutions, at about 6,000 for the entire period ...
Charles Cardell - Biography - Witchcraft - Cardell's Coven
... In March 1961, an article entitled "Witchcraft in the Woods" by William Hall was published in the London Evening News ...
Leo Ruickbie
... is an historian and sociologist of magic, witchcraft and Wicca ... He is the author of several books, beginning with Witchcraft Out of the Shadows, a 2004 publication outlining the history of witchcraft from ancient Greece until the modern day ... and Testing for its Presence in Modern Witchcraft ...

Famous quotes containing the word witchcraft:

    You have witchcraft in your lips, Kate. There is more
    eloquence in a sugar touch of them than in the tongues of
    the French council.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    No exorciser harm thee.
    Nor no witchcraft charm thee.
    Ghost unlaid forbear thee.
    Nothing ill come near thee.
    Quiet consummation have,
    And renowned be thy grave.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)