Wednesday, December 28, 2011

British Witchcraft Across the Ages

by Adrian Eglinton
Across the ages, the magical practices of The Traditional Craft or Traditional Witchcraft in Britain has been as important to the Traditional Witch as breathing air. Magic is seen as another aspect of the energy of Nature, an added dimension of spirituality. The traditional Craft is the historic witchcraft of old Britain and is not Wicca, which dates from the early 1950's. The Traditional Witch has always been highly spiritual. We view the concept of God, as the universal consciousness that is evident in the world that surrounds us. Indeed, it is a core belief that Nature is the the very same as God. Consequently, Nature is divine. Magic itself is nothing more than the use of the forces of Nature, forces of God, to change or modify our reality to suit the desired outcome intended by the Trad Witch. Thus, magic is, when directed correctly, a divine act, comparable to prayer, which fosters positive change within the individual, their family, community, and our MotherEarth. It is an intended force for change, of creative modification. It can be used for any of the following purposes: * For personal growth and transformation. * To protect oneself and family. * To improve their life and the lives of their family. * To heal the oneself and to heal others. * To aid in obtaining a intended goal. * To remove barriers and impediments. * To create an alternate beginning or new circumstances. The magical arts can be a meaningful force for good in our lives, if we are willing to learn how to use it properly. The events in life are never coincidence, this magical results are never coincidence. Magic is based on the belief that Nature unfolds in an orderly manner and its events can be known. With this information, one can modify or alter the energy surrounding these events in manner that may influence the outcome. Magic, to most people, seems rather incomprehensible, something weird andsupernatural. Nevertheless, magic is something very different. For, rather than being something beyond knowing, the magical arts are within the reality of Nature, and affects our lives with ramifications to both the spiritual and physical planes. The spellcraft of Traditional Magic is particularly effective because the Trad Witch has knowledge of techniques that endow magic. While these techniques are not commonly thought of as applicable to magic, they go back in use in British magic for over a thousand years, if not longer. The terms commonly used for these techniques today, "meditation" and "visualization," are certainly not the same terms used our history, but their names do not matter. The substance of what is taught does. Traditional Witches subscribe to an very old concept called the Law of Return, or the principle of Cause and Effect. This is also found in physics, it states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. It is by this principle that every Traditional Witch knows full well that when an action is taken or they send a magical spell, the energy of that action or spell will eventually return to the sender in full force. Therefore, the wise are always careful in what they do. Traditional Magic can be a wonderful and potent force that can add to our quality of life, but only if it is used in a prudent manner.

About the Author

Adrian Eglinton is a writer, author, and began as a student of Traditional Witchcraft 30 years ago. He is dedicated to the spread of the natural and eternal truths of this old spiritual path and light the way for others. On his website you can read more abouttoday's witchcraft, and you can subscribe to a free 7-week Mini-Course on Traditional Magic.

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