As you probably guessed from the title of this post, I’m a witch. Telling everyone about your Wiccan beliefs is called coming out of the broom closet! Witchcraft or Wiccan is an ancient religion where believers worship the triple faced Goddess (amongst either deities). She is maiden, mother and crone; maiden in the spring, mother in the summer and up to the harvest and then in the winter she becomes the crone to be renewed again as the Maiden the following spring. This religion is about the Earth and the Environment and the natural order of death and rebirth and how all things run in cycles.
What it is not is anything to do with the Devil (the Devil is a Christain concept) or Satanism or any of that rubbish. I’m not going to turn anyone into a frog although I wish I could ride around on a broomstick because it could save hours waiting at check-in! (I hate airports!) Paganism is the fatest growing religion in the UK and what I like about it is that there is no-one telling me how to pray or where. I decide how to worship and when and where. There is freedom in my religion for everyone to worship in a way that suits them.
I know that there are people out there who would think that because of my beliefs I must be evil but I am just going to ignore them. I certainly am not going to be intimidated by them; I mean no-one any ill will. In Wiccan we have something called the threefold law which means that whatever you do to other comes back on you three times; so if you do anything harmful it will come back and bite you in the a**e! But if you are kind and generous to others then that is what you’ll get back. So if I hurt others I would eventually hurt myself. So just to reassure you, I’m not the Wicked Witch of the West, I’m just a relatively normal forty-six year old woman who happens to be a witch!