What is it like to be a modern day witch?
First off I would have to say pretty darn enjoyable. We have a great deal of freedom
in this modern time to enjoy. Government recognition as a religion, free and open displays of worship and practice at universities for much of the United States. There are jobs which recognize our sabbats (holy days of observance and reverence). We can walk around almost anywhere wearing our symbol of religious belief. In the military, provisions are made at chapels to service prayer needs and when we are buried an engraving of a pentacle can be requested to be placed on the tombstone. We have many published authors who have attained celebrity status worldwide and through their influence have helped a great deal of people through knowledge and wisdom.
Though there are still obstacles to endure such as living in or very near to what is considered the "bible belt," which can come with judgement, or discrimination from others. In parts of the world witches can still be burned and killed . In an area of South Africa this is still done.
The last account of such a grisly thing occurring over a year ago. As well as the bullying and misunderstandings one will find when in high school.
Despite these things a modern witch's life is very enjoyable and rewarding. The term "witch" itself means the wise or those with wisdom.
There should be no fear in being a modern day witch or seeking to connect with others. Though there are of course stumbling blocks and people who will cause issues within the craft, if you are to run across them simply excuse yourself from their circle and practices.
There are more than enough great people out there to find to link oneself to.
So overall being a modern day witch is truly a wonderful thing and experience to have. Those who have come before us to pave the way towards what we have and enjoy now and should never be forgotten. Their efforts and sacrifices give us strength and wisdom in who we are and the practice we share. The pros by far outweigh the cons and it is well worth it to live a life of freedom instead of hanging out alone in the "broom" closet.
About the Author:
S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
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