Hi good people,
While i don’t strongly believe in it, I have some relatives/friends who do believe in witchcraft. They don’t possess any power, but they believe they are immune to it if someone decides to use witchcraft against them and there are people who believed to be able to offer some sort of protection.
I want to get some insights from you guys since the culture is diverse and different experiences add knowledge
– What are your views on witchcraft, does it really exist / have impact?
– And, Can someone cast a witch spell on someone else to bring him misfortunes or bad luck?
I’ve observed those who practice witchcraft, and I’ve done some studying myself. The issue is, there are SO MANY different forms and beliefs involved in witchcraft all depending on culture, upbringing, and pre-existing religious beliefs if you weren’t raised with it. As with any faith (or hobby, considering there are many who practice without religious ties), it can be used to help others or bring misfortune. From what I’ve seen and read, spell crafting is less about rhymes and more about learning to utilize tools to direct and manipulate energy and how to use herbs. If a practitioner utilizes these skills, I do think that they can direct energy that can make a difference, but it takes more than knowing how to rhyme and point a wand. It takes meditation, practice, and control.
@lostatsea, So you are saying that, if a practitioner really knows how to manipulate energy / laws of nature, he can cause misfortune/harm someone who probably doesn’t even believe in witchcraft. Cause from what i’ve heard, its impossible for a witch to harm someone who doesn’t believe or engage in witchcraft
@twaha, I think it depends how powerful the practitioner is. For the most part, I think you’re right, but I think a skilled practitioner could go beyond that, but they have to have absolute faith in what they’re doing and the utmost skill, both of which coming from lots of studying and experience. At least, that’s what I’ve been told and taught.
A person from my course once told me that her mother, aunt and grandmother practice witchcraft so she could easily spot if someone is under a spell. I asked her if I am under a spell and she told me she’s not sure. I told her that this is really awesome but the power of persuasion and fear is all there is to it. She replied with “No, it’s magic.”
That’s why fuck you.
@beyond, So i heard too, that for the spell to work on you, you have to fear. If you don’t have fear, no witch will ever be able to harm you. So that’s why they have to persuade first that they have power so to create fear in you which will make your immunity weaker
And this sort of thinking is why innocent people get abused and murdered: