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Odhar, Coinneach

Coinneach Odhar (17th c.) Scottish WIZARD and seer whose ability to prophesy by Scrying may have led to his execution. Coinneach Odhar was known as the Brahan Seer and Sallow Kenneth the Enchanter. Odhar was born Kenneth Mackenzie in the early 17th century on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. Very little is known about his life. According to lore, …

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Wiccan Rede

The creed of contemporary Paganism and Witchcraft is expressed simply: Eight words the Wiccan rede fulfill; An’ it harm none, do what ye will.

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Wicca

Wicca is an alternate, and sometimes preferred, name for the religion of contemporary Witchcraft. Some witches prefer to call themselves Wiccans rather than Witches and say they practice Wicca, rather than Witchcraft, because the words do not carry the negative stereotypes attached to Witch and Witchcraft.

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Weinstein, Marion

Marion Weinstein is an American Witch, author, entertainer and media spokesperson. Marion Weinstein is especially known for her teachings on the positive applications and ethics of magic—she is called the “Ethics Witch.”

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Water

Water

Water has ancient associations with the pure and holy. The Celts were particularly fascinated by its powers of life, Healing, cleansing, regeneration and destruction and established numerous water deities and cults of rivers, streams, lakes and wells.

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Walton, Charles

Charles Walton (1871–1945) was a man with second sight who was renowned as a witch in his village of Lower Quinton, England. Charles Walton was brutally murdered in 1945 in what was labeled a ritual witch killing, despite the lack of evidence that witches or occultists were responsible. The murder was never solved, despite the efforts of Scotland Yard. The …

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Walpurgisnacht

Walpurgisnacht In German witch lore, the greatest of the pagan festivals celebrating fertility and one of the major Sabbats observed by witches. Walpurgisnacht is the same as Beltane or may Eve and is celebrated on the night of April 30 in observance of the burgeoning spring.

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Toads

Toads are associated with witches both as ingredients in brews and as Familiars. Toad skins are covered with glands that secrete a thick, white poison when the toad is provoked or injured. The poison, bufotenin, also called toads’ milk in popular lore, is hallucinogenic. Depending on the species of toad, the poison may simply taste bad or it may kill (see Poisons).

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Threefold Law of Return

Threefold Law of Return (also Threefold Law of Karma) An ethic more than a law of uncertain origin that emerged in the Gardnerian tradition (see Gerald B. Gardner) of contemporary Witchcraft and that has been adopted by some witches in other traditions. It is derived from the Eastern concept of karma.

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Three ( 3)

The number three plays a prominent role in myth, mysticism, the mystery traditions, folklore, alchemy, Ritual and Magic. Three is the numerical vibration that opens the gateways to the higher planes, the realm of the gods. It is the number of bringing something into manifestation in the material world. Pythagoras said that three is “a triple Word, for the Hierarchical …

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