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What Type of Witch are You?

Posted by Monique Hargrove on 10/9/2016 to Occult Weekly

In our Coven, we define Witches as any individual drawn towards the Craft. Even you as readers and those drawn to the benefits of Spellwork, are Witches. However, those who are new to the Craft, will fall under specific types of practitioners.

In this two part series you will uncover the 7 main types of witches, continue reading to find out where you belong.

Traditional Witch

As the name denotes, the Traditional Witch is one who is very oriented towards the study of historical practices. Due to their great value for history and the ways of the Ancient, the Traditional Witch is the most studious and dedicated to a life long practice for the Craft. They will create their own Grimoires and staunchly follow the ways of the Wiccan Rede. They will also certainly be a part of a Coven of likeminded practitioners and will be strongly rooted in the Magickal community.

To be a Traditional Witch is an active choice, you chose to commit to the task of the Craft. To succeed as a Traditional Witch you must be highly organized, methodical, studious and never shy away from hard work. You have always been drawn to a higher calling and you are committed to the task of maintaining the teachings of the old ways to help humanity.

Hereditary Witch

As its namesake suggests, this type of Witch draws much of their energy from their heritage and familial connections. Many popular traditions and customs have been passed on through generations, and the same can be said with Witchcraft. Hereditary Witches are noted to have Grimoires full of Rituals passed down from their family. This is the essence of being a Hereditary Witch, as the family unit is the Coven.

You know you are a Hereditary Witch, if you gained many of your current beliefs and affiliations from your family. As a Hereditary Witch, you can recharge your powers by continuing to nurture your relationships and prioritizing your ancestry. Secure your connection with your heritage and you will grow to your full potential as a confident, self-assured, honest practitioner who maintains the standards of your elders.

Eclectic Witch

The Eclectic Witch can often be referred to as the Rebel of the Craft. This type of Witch is known for truly going their own way as they like to dabble in a little of everything; all to create their own personal form of Witchcraft. They are sometimes seen as outsiders as they do not follow any rules. You will never meet two of the same Eclectic Witches.

You know you are an Eclectic Witch when you have fierce sense of independence and are not afraid of being a Solitary Practitioner. You consider yourself a free-thinker, highly adaptable, strongly intuitive, open-minded and non-conforming. To grow as an Eclectic Witch you must follow continue to learn from others but only follow what works best for you.

Stay tuned as next week we will uncover the remaining 4 types of Witches.

Comments

Date 10/9/2016
Sheila Holcomb
I. Have always seen myself as an ecletive witch, as I do feel fiercely independent , thank you , and blessed be,
Date 10/9/2016
Stephanie Habschied
Hey guys, I've been told a few times that I'm a child of the craft from birth, how do I find out exactly what I am ? Please help if possible. Thanks and Blessed Be
Date 10/9/2016
Robert Rico
THANK YOU, for this Issue, And Yes, I, Do agree, that we are to Help HUMANITY, with LOVE, Compassion, and Understanding, also with a consideration Heart. Then, Good/Positive KARMA, will Bless us, THANK YOU, for reminding me,.. Have a Good/Blessed Day. with Light, Life, and LOVE, Peace Be with YOU, so mote it BE, Robert Rico
Date 10/9/2016
Robert Rico
THANK YOU, for this Issue, And Yes, I, Do agree, that we are to Help HUMANITY, with LOVE, Compassion, and Understanding, also with a consideration Heart. Then, Good/Positive KARMA, will Bless us, THANK YOU, for reminding me,.. Have a Good/Blessed Day. with Light, Life, and LOVE, Peace Be with YOU, so mote it BE, Robert Rico
Date 10/9/2016
Henry Roop
My type would be the Traditional Gardeneran, and I love it. I am a first degree initiate and have been studying for about 6 years now. I have moved away from my coven in Louisville, Ky, and now trying to find a coven near Dry Ridge Ky. So far, no luck. Is there anyone near here?
Date 10/9/2016
David Morgan
I guess that makes me eclectic , but I relate 2 all 3 !Thanks !
Date 10/9/2016
Jenny Speer
I am part of all 3 simply by "Being a witch", I feel the connection to the earth,nature, and animals, unfortunatly all family members of the craft have passed. so, I would have to say I am a ecletive witch because I have no coven I practice with, I am alone. Blessed be to you for sharing information with us all.
Date 10/9/2016
Wendelyn
Thinking I'm an eclectic witch.
Date 10/9/2016
Nici
I think I'd be considered an eclectic witch....at least given the choices so far. But, I do know this is something in my blood. Although no one in my family was a witch....hopefully next week will offer more insight. Great article!
Date 10/11/2016
Abi Ainley
Just thought I'd be the spoil sport down here and mention that Trad witches don't follow the Wiccan Rede :')
Date 10/12/2016
linda
Blessed be to all. I am an heriditary witch. I have learned much from not only many like minded females in my family, but also from several males in my family. I have also learned much from them about the history of the witch. Thank you for this chance to have you and others as my family, too. blessed be and hopefully merry meet some day.
Date 10/13/2016
Candace Hayes
I am an Eclectic Witch, that sounds exactly right. Thanks. !
Date 10/13/2016
Jeffrey White
Thanks again for your highly intelligent, informative, and interesting message! I am very new to learning anything about witchcraft, but I would say that I would, in any, be an eclectic witch, based on my substantial non-conformity and independence of mind and spirit. I look forward to reading about the remaining four kinds of witches, and to see if another type applies more to me!

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