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Witches of Ancient Wiccan Religion

Wiccan is an ancient pagan religion. As a matter of fact, it's one of the oldest religions in history. Members of the Wiccan religion call themselves witches. They are well documented throughout history. Witchcraft is magical powers believed to be given to witches. Many people believe these magical powers to be given by evil spirits. Throughout history many parts of the world considered witchcraft to be evil. For hundreds of years the Catholic church sought to root out witches, and untold thousands were burned at the stake.

But there is also the good witchcraft. The perfect example of this is a love potion. A witch can concoct a love potion that when given to someone will cause the person drinking it to fall in love with the giver.

In recent times, the wiccan religion and witches have sought to be viewed as good witches. This is especially true of organized Wiccan groups in America and Europe.

Perhaps one of the most infamous documentation of the existence of witches were at the Salem Witch Trials of the 1800's. Unfortunately at the time, witchcraft was considered evil. They were proven to be witches in a court of law. Many of the accused, even admitted their guilt.

Hot News!! On November 1st, 2001, Salem, Massachusetts cleared 20 people of being witches. These people were convicted and executed for being witches during the infamous Salem Witch trials in the 1800's.

Did you know? Joan of Ark was condemned as a witch by the English and burned at the stake.

Wiccan witches are good, honest people like you and me. They are not the evil, sinister spell crafters of fictitious Halloween lore. Here are some well known real and fictitious good witches:

  • We have Glinda the good witch in the "Wizard of Oz" as proof positive.
  • As previously mentioned, Joan Of Arc was convicted of witchcraft.
  • The 60's Tv show Bewitched featured a lovable and good, witch Samantha Stevens. As for her mother however.......
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch was most definitely good natured and loved by all (Wiccans and non-believers)


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