Witchcraft Glossary

Aiguillette

An aiguillette is a knotted loop of thread, also called a ligature, which witches were said to use to cause ...
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Amber

Amber is a yellow-gold, fossilized resin with electrical properties, highly prized since prehistoric times and worn as jewelry to protect ...
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Amulets

Amulets

Amulets are objects imbued with magical properties that protect against bad luck, illness and evil. Amulets are universal and are ...
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Apotasy

Referring to a complete renunciation of the basic principles of faith, apostasy was considered to be one of the chief ...
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Apples

Apples

Apples, cultivated in Britain as early as 3000 B.C.E., have had a long association with Magic, witches and goddesses. Magic ...
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Aradia

Aradia

Aradia The Tuscan legend of Aradia, daughter of the moon goddess Diana who was dispatched to earth to establish witchcraft ...
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Awen

Awen In Druidry, divine inspiration. "Awen" is Welsh for "gift of the gods" or "inspiration." Awen is especially associated with ...
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Bacchanalia

A religious celebration in honor of the Roman god of wine, Bacchus, the rites, real or supposed, of the Bacchanalia ...
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Bees

According to the Demonologists of the Inquisition, witches or sorceresses who managed to eat a queen bee before they were ...
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Bell, Book and Candle

Bell, Book and Candle

Bell, book and candle is a phrase from the Roman Catholic ritual for excommunication that sometimes is used to denote ...
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Benandanti

Benandanti

The benandanti : Participants in the lingering remnants of an ancient agrarian cult in northern Italy, which came to the ...
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Black Animals

black animals A favored shape-shifted form of the Devil and Demons, especially Demons who serve as the familiars of witches ...
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Blasting

Blasting

Blasting is the ability of witches to interfere with or destroy the fertility of man, beast and crop. This malicious ...
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Blasting Rod

Blasting Rod

A blasting rod is according to the Grand Grimoire, a rod or wand used by a magician to control spirits, ...
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Blessed Be

blessed be In Wicca and Paganism, "blessed be" is a widely used salutation and parting in conversation and correspondence. A ...
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Blood

Blood

Called the "river of life," blood is identified with the soul and is the vehicle that carries the vital energy ...
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Bonae Mulieres

Literally meaning “good women,” bonae mulieres was a common term by which authorities writing in Latin described various women or ...
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Brass

In folk Magic, brass is considered to be effective in repelling witches and evil spirits. It has been used in ...
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