I’m typing this quietly while some of my adult students are taking their final test. Scandalous–writing about Witchcraft while, just a mere two or three feet away, my probably ultra-Christian students are struggling to remember second conditionals and vocabulary about film production! Mwa-ha-ha.
In all reality, though, I probably shouldn’t be typing too much, so I’ll finish this when I get home…
Well, now it’s the next day. My bad.
Anyway, this journal is supposed to be: Discuss the second Goal of the Witch: Know your craft.
As someone who is only just beginning, it seems like knowing my Craft is very far away. I spend a lot of time on Pinterest looking at things that other Witches have posted, and I love how they look, like I talked about in my Year and a Day Journal #15. I love that idea of someday having a cool Bohemian home, wearing natural clothes, being vegan, having a great garden with lots of herbs, having animals, and generally really immersing myself in this world while decreasing my negative impact on it. I want to compost! I want to teach people! I want to have socially and environmentally conscious children!
Of course, this isn’t really my Craft, per se. I also want to stress that I don’t even know if I technically HAVE a Craft yet. I don’t know if I’ve really cast any spells, or had a good enough ritual. I only know a handful of Witches, and none close enough that I could have a ritual with them or really understand everything they’re doing. I want to experience some of the things that people in covens have described, like passing balls of energy or doing psychic work, but part of me thinks that’s beyond my reach. All I really want is some of my own utility in this world, I guess. I don’t want to give up all of my personal power to God. I want to say, “Here, I’ve got a problem. Let me try to fix it myself.” When my future kids are afraid of the dark someday, I want to be able to come in and smudge for them, or sprinkle some salt water around the room, or cast a circle with them. I want them to feel like there is real energy and real protection, not just praying, “Don’t let the monsters get me.” I want my kids to know that they have real defense against the monsters of the world, whether the monsters are real or imaginary.
My Craft is really young and inept, but through study I know that I can improve it. I want to understand the Craft. And hey, that’s why it’s one of the “Goals of the Witch,” and not “Things you have to do before you can consider yourself to be a Witch.”