May 25, 2014

Bad Witch? Good Witch? Witch am I? Witch are You?

This past week Adelina Soto Thomas of Mid-Stride Moxie, made a post about being told she was or being called a "bad pagan"; when I read this I was speechless. I was not the only one taken aback by this; the wonderfully wicked write Magaly also took to her blog and ask her readers "what would you say makes a good/bad Witch, Pagan, human being…?"

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After reading both of these wonderful ladies post I needed a few days to think about how I would answer this. I decided to start my response with a snippet from a post I did back in 2012 titled "What Is A Witch?"
Witch - noun~1. a person, now especially a woman, who professes or is supposed to practice magic, especially black magic or the black art; sorceress.
2. an ugly or mean old woman; hag. 
As I said in my original post, both of those definitions offend me, and those definitions are why my answer to "are you a good witch or a bad witch?" is neither I am simply a witch and I decided to become a Pagan/Witch to get away from the stupidity of organized religion. Stupidity such as when and how I should practice my religion, what I should and should not wear, or my favorite putting down other for not practicing the way we do.

So am I good or bad?

I don't always have time to celebrate each and every Sabbat, nor do always have a permanent altar set up; Bad Witch.

I love nature and hold it in very high regard, I love to be in my yard planting and tending to my plants; Good Witch.

I do not follow "harm none" to the letter; Bad Witch?

On the other hand I have never set out to harm anyone, but I will protect and defend my family and friends with a fierceness that only a few have seen; Good Witch?

I do not think there are Good Witch's or Bad Witch's there are just Witches. We seek to walk our own path, do our own thing, talk with the Goddess and/or God in whatever way we choose, we choose to be ourselves. So all of you out there the next time you're told that you are good or bad for what you do or don't do, tell them I am neither good nor bad I am simply ME.

And to those of you out there judging others on what they do or don't do, I recommend that you take a good long look in the mirror and ask yourself "what's missing in my life that's making me so board that I have to put my nose in others peoples business?" I sure when you find what's missing in your life you'll quit finding faults in other peoples lives and enjoy living your own.

Many Blessings



  1. This is the answer to the old saying: if you can look in the mirror and like what you see, then all is well and good. Most of the time, the people who have an issue with who and what other people are haven't taken the time to examine their own image. Maybe they spent so much time on others because the alternative is scary. Who knows...

  2. "Hurting people, hurt others" I gravitate towards those who stand alone, always have, always will.....but I will stand hand in hand in a circle !

    1. Same here. I stand alone, but would gladly join hads or a circle from time to time.