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    Anyone can visit and read this web site. Those who are just idly curious about witchcraft are welcome to read and learn.

    This is a web site for serious teen witches. If you are just into witchcraft as a teen rebellion thing, this ain’t your kind of web site. Not trying to discriminate against anyone, just trying to be clear about intentions.

    This site should be useful to any serious witch, beginner or sage. The more you know about witchcraft, the more useful the web site will be, but even beginners should find a lot of useful information.

Become involved in
Witch’s Rights

Protest the VA’s regulations forbidding the Wiccan pentacle on military gravestones! See Sgt. Patrick Stewart

See Tempest Smith’s suicide

Stop corporate Blood Libel!!!
Take action for Witches Rights!!!

    The state of California claims that Witches don’t have the same equal protection under the law as Jews and Blacks!
    The Blood Libel is the false claim made by the Inquisitions, Witch Hunts, and Witch Trials that supposedly Witches (the Inquisitions, Witch Hunts, and Witch Trials) and Jews (the Inquisitions), who supposedly were extremely ugly with large noses, supposedly kidnapped Christian babies and children (supposedly Witches lured them with offers of herbal candies), supposedly raped Christian babies and children (including oral and anal sodomy), supposedly tortured Christian babies and children, supposedly murdered Christian babies and children by baking or cooking them, and then supposedly committed canabilism by eating the cooked bodies of Christian babies and children.
    The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing claims that Ralphs grocery Company (part of Kroger) has the right to engage in the Blood Libel. The DFEH said it would take action against the Blood Libel aimeed at Jews, but not when aimed at Witches.
    If you are against the Blood Libel, please contact California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Call 916-445-2841 now. Or e-mail the Governor (choose “Fair Employment and Housing” from the subject menu). Those outside of the U.S. can write a letter to: the Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA. Please be very polite.
    Read the Blood Libel web page for more information on the history of the Blood Libel in the Inquisition, Witch Hunts, Witch trials, and Burning Times.

    New: Basic elemental spells: fire, water, air, and earth.

    New: Neith; Kemetic Goddess of the arts of civilization and early role model for women

    New: athame (magickal tool)

    New: potpourri (magickal method)

    New: aeromancy (divination method)

    New: bibliomancy (divination method)

no spell begging

    If you follow any of the links offered on this web site, no spell begging. Especially no love spell or curse begging.

    Two great web sites have already asked to have their links removed because of spell begging.

Donations needed:

    If you have been thinking about making a donation, now is the time to make it.
    If just 15 of you wonderful Witches make a $25 donation, then the bill for hosting this site will paid for a month!
    Witch stores should contact Milo about placing an ad.

Please send donations to:
P.O. Box 1361
Tustin, Calif.



    NOTE: There is no relation between TeenWitch.com, the web site, and Teen Witch, the book. To visit Silver Ravenwolf’s web site go to http://www.silverravenwolf.com/. You can order the book on line through Amazon.com by clicking on the link: Teen Witch: Wicca for a New Generation; by Silver Ravenwolf; Llewellyn Publications; September 1998; ISBN 1567187250; paperback; $10.36

    donations: We’ve kept this web site free and kept out advertising, but now we need some help to keep this free. So, we need to ask for donations. I know that teens don’t have a lot of extra money. If you can’t afford it, please don’t donate. But if you can spare a couple of dollars, a five dollar bill, or even a ten, please mail it to Milo, PO Box 1361, Tustin, Calif, 92781, USA. Please wrap the bill(s) in paper so that they can’t be seen through the envelope. If you are one of our adult readers, please donate a twenty or more, if you can afford it. In trade for donations to help keep this site on the web for free, we’ll be adding a bunch more articles for beginners. Thanks!

upcoming events

    Occulture festival (United Kingdom).

basic rules

    Lying to parents or sneaking around behind their backs is a very bad idea. It will make your parents think you are an irresponsible child.

    There is no recruiting in Witchcraft. Every Witch must be drawn to the Craft on their own.

    Do not eat dangerous, toxic, or poisonious plants. Some plants are powerful drugs (more than two thirds of all modern drugs are derived from plants). Do not leave candles, incense, or other open flames or embers burning unattended. Practice basic safety, especially in the kitchen and garden.

    There is no place in Witchraft where there is a rule that says “adults aren’t allowed to know”.

    Do not put negative energy into spells or rituals (this is sometimes called “black magick”). Whatever energy you send out into the world will come back to you three times over.

    Do not spell beg.

beginner’s group

    For those of you who have AOL accounts, there is a scheduled class “Wicca 101” for beginners on Tuesday nights and “Beginners Chat“ on Thursday nights at Keyword “Pagan” (The Circle).

witches and witchcraft

    A witch is a female shaman, typically including divination (astrology, palmistry, Tarot, I Ching, etc.), healing (herbal medications, aromatherapy, massage, sacred sexuality, etc.), and magick. (see note below about male witches)

    The practice of any of the arts of a witch or the religion of a witch.

    Wizard; traitor. From Old English wær covenant + -loga one who denies (related to leogan to lie), literally meaning “oath-breaker”. This term reflects medieval Christian propaganda and does not accurately describe a male witch.

    There is a lot of confusion over exactly what witchcraft is. Part of this confusion is because “witch” has a lot of different meanings, and the number of meanings is expanding rapidly. The preceeding definition is a root definition, from which the many modern defintions are derived. Obviously there will be a lot of modern witches who don’t match the root definition. We’re not trying to exclude them. Once you understand the root definition, it becomes easier to understand how the many modern varieties came into existence.

    In particular, we are not trying to discriminate against guys. Of course men can be witches. Traditionally, witches are women, but there have always been a small number of male witches. In modern times it is much more common for males to become witches.

    You see, the origins of witchcraft are early human efforts to deal with women’s mysteries, particularly the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and childbirth. We can’t be certain when witchcraft first started, although it probably started around the same time that pre-humans mastered fire (around 400,000 years ago). The oldest evidence of witchcraft is a piece of whalebone from 106,000 years ago that has a crude calendar marking the phases of the moon and a woman’s menstrual cycle.

    Early witchcraft combined magick ritual with herbal preparations, built on millenia of lore passed down through generations of wise women.

    As one example, consider the use of the rose. Modern science has revealed that the rose hip (the sweet part at the center of a rose) has the highest concentration of iron of any plant (it is also an excellent source of vitamin C). A woman loses a lot of iron during her period, and a natural supplement of iron has obvious positive benefits. Additionally, there are a few dozen minor trace ingredients in rose hips, many of which help stabilize a woman’s emotions and moods while on her period.

    Obviously early witches didn’t know the scientific details, but they did know that eating rose hips (either fresh, or dried rose hips used to make rose hip tea) helped during menstruation. So, taking rose hips during menstruation became a fairly standard part of witchcraft.

    In fact, it is this witchcraft practice that led to the association of roses with romance. Before Christianity, the use of rose hips or rose hip tea during a woman’s period was fairly common knowledge. The men who were close to a woman (particularly her husband or mate) would make sure that they brought their lover plenty of roses during her period. And obviously a man would have to be on intimate terms with a woman to know the right timing for when to bring roses.

    Several Christian popes attempted to eliminate the practice of witchcraft, including outlawing growing or possessing flowers with the death penalty (because witchcraft made so much use of various flowers for herbal preparations). This harsh penalty caused a lot of the common knowledge about the herbal effects of various flowers to be lost in Western civilization, but the association of roses with romance and love remained long after the actual witchcraft meaning was lost.

    Witchcraft, like any living religion, has blossomed and grown and changed through the millenia, and now has lots of different forms. But all of those new forms can be traced back to early female shamanism.

kinds of witchcraft

    Just about every culture in the world had at least one form of witchcraft. There are several hundred common forms of witchcraft practiced in the United States, the two most common being eclectic withcraft and Wicca.

    Eclectic Witchcraft is an individual approach in which a witch picks and chooses from many different traditions and creates a personalized form of witchcraft that meets her needs and abilities.

    Wicca is a loosely connected group of about 150 modern Western witchcraft religions.

    The Wiccan Rede is summarized by the line “an ye harm none, do what ye will”. Click here for the complete Rede of the Wiccae.

    Tameran Witchcraft is any modern form of witchcraft based at least in part on ancient Egyptian witchcraft, including some forms of eclectic witchcraft and some forms of Wicca.

    Kemetic Witchcraft is an attempt to exactly recreate ancient Egyptian witchcraft, usually one particular time period in ancient Egyptian history.

    The Advanced Bonewit’s Cult Danger Evaluation Framework provides a value neutral method for determining if a particular religious group is a dangerous cult or not (value neutral means that the beliefs are not evaluated against a particular religious doctrine, but rather the practices are evaluated).


  1.     Originally “pagan” was used as a term of derision by city dwellers in the Roman Empire to make fun of the more superstitious version of Hellenism (the Greek religion) practiced in rural areas (from Latin paganus for “rustic”).
  2.     When the Christians took military control of the Roman Empire, they quickly stamped out non-Christian religions in the cities, but many witches, Jews, Hellenists, Gnostics, Zoarastrians, Mithraists, Hermeticists, and those of many other smaller religions fled to the mountains or to India or China. The Christians picked up the term “pagan” and applied it to all non-Christian religions.
  3.     Later, Muslims (members of the religion Islam) borrowed the word “pagan” to mean all non-Muslims.
  4.     While some Christians continued to use “pagan” to mean non-Christian and some Muslims continued to use “pagan” to mean non-Muslim, the word came to mean any person who didn’t worship the “One God”, that is, everyone except for Christians, Muslims, and Jews. [NOTE: This is the most common meaning.]
  5.     Another variation of “pagan” was everyone except for Christians, Muslims, Jews, and atheists.
  6.     And then yet another variation was everyone except for Christians, Muslims, Jews, atheists, and members of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucionism, and similar aesthetic Asian religions (that is, “pagan” meaning those who are members of pantheistic, polytheistic, or shamanic religions).
  7.     “Pagan” could also mean anyone who wasn’t religious in a society completely dominated by either Christians or Muslims, that is, atheists, agnostics, and “wayward” members of Christianity or Islam, whichever was dominant.
  8.     And in recent decades, the term “pagan” has often been used as a shorter version of “Neo-Pagan”.


pagan holy day calendar

    I know that all you fans of the old Bast site are anxiously awaiting the return of the Pagan Holy Day Calendar and Daily Lunar/Astrological Charts. I am working on them as fast as my little fingers can type.


    Do you have an essay on witchcraft or paganism? Want to share your views, your feelings, your hopes and dreams with other witches? Send a copy of your essay (no more than 2,500 words) to Milo, PO Box 1361, Tustin, California, USA, 92781 (please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for any reply).


    Not many deities in that list. Sorry, but we are short-handed. Most of the deity pages are here because we already did the work for the old Bast web site.

    So, we are going to try an experiment. We’re going to see if we can set up an effective virtual priesthood. The idea is that witches will volunteer to become a virtual priest or priestess of the particular God or Goddess that resonates with them individually. The volunteer priesthood will gather information about their particular deities for presentation on this web site. Because there is a lot of power in having a uniform presentation of information throughout the entire web site, we’re working on some guidelines. We hope to start publishing these guidelines on line so that potential volunteers will know what they are getting into.


    Music: Misha and Milo are members of a band called This Side of Sanity. Our music is available at the band site. Warning: Not everything on the band web site is appropriate for minors.


If you want your book reviewed, please send a copy to: Milo, POB 1361, Tustin, CA 92781, USA.

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner (Llewellyn’s Practical Magick Series) ; by Scott Cunningham; Llewellyn Publications; Nov 1990; ISBN 0875421180; paperback; 218 pages; $7.96; review: Scott Cunningham simplifies and combines many witchcraft traditions, which doesn’t make purists of any particular tradition happy, but makes things much easier to understand for beginners. This book is a great one for beginners to start out with (Silver Ravenwolf’s To Ride a Silver Broomstick, [listed below] is another excellent beginner book).

To Ride a Silver Broomstick: New Generation Witchcraft; by Silver Ravenwolf; Llewellyn Publications; May 1993; ISBN 087542791X; paperback; 320 pages; $11.96

Embracing the Moon: A Witch’s Guide to Rituals, Spellcrafts, and Shadow Work; 1st Edition; by Yasmine Galenorn; Llewellyn Publications; March 1998; ISBN 1567183042; paperback; 312 pages; $11.96

    Witch Alone: Thirteen Moons to Master Natural Magic; by Marian Green; Thorsons Pub; August 1991; ISBN 1855381125; paperback; 192 pages; $12.80

Teen Witch: Wicca for a New Generation; by Silver Ravenwolf; Llewellyn Publications; September 1998; ISBN 1567187250; paperback; $10.36

    NOTE: There is no relation between TeenWitch.com, the web site, and Teen Witch, the book. To visit Silver Ravenwolf’s web page for her book, go to http://www.silverravenwolf.com/.

Summoning Forth Wiccan Gods and Goddesses: The Magick of Invocation and Evocation; by Maeve Rhea, Barbara E. Vordebrueggen; Citadel Pr; November 1998; ISBN 0806520396; paperback; 176 pages; $9.60

    We also recommend “The Teen Spell Book” by Jamie Wood (see her comments).

In Association with Amazon.com

If you want your book reviewed, please send a copy to: Milo, POB 1361, Tustin, CA 92781, USA.

personal web pages:

    Do you have a personal web page on witchcraft or paganism? Well, get it added to the Teen Witch personal web page listing of links.

Ocean Crystal (OUTSIDE LINK to Ocean Crystal, a nice web page from Australia)

Witches Homepage (OUTSIDE LINK to Witches Homepage from Scotland, U.K.)

Wanderfull Coven (OUTSIDE LINK to Wanderfull Coven from Tokelau)

pictures and links:

Witch Hunt (OUTSIDE LINK to Burning Times — list of witches executed)

resources for teen Witches:

WiccaNet Search (teens) (OUTSIDE LINK)

The Goddess’s Guild (OUTSIDE LINK) “A Community where All Beliefs and All Religions can share and learn together with a spirit of Love Tolerance Respect and Understanding. TeenWitches Welcome.” — Dragon Magic

press requests

    From time to time we get requests from the press for teen witches to repond. Be aware that not all members of the press are pagan friendly and that some intentionally twist your words to give completely difefrent meanings than you intended. Decide for yourself which press requests to respond to and how you want to respond. Use your judgement.

Simon & Schuster

    Blessed Be, Milo! This is a great site!

    My name is Lauren (nice to electronically meet you), and I’m a 24-year-old Eclectic Witch who’s writing a book with Simon & Schuster about Witchcraft for teens. I was 14 when I first started on this path, and I really think it’s time for Pagan teens to have a voice in the larger community.

    I can assure you that the book is going to be totally quality, without any obscure malarkey or condescension…it’s got lots of practical resource info and an emphasis on individual interpretation in practicing Wicca. I’m writing to you because my editor and I are looking for essays from teen practitioners to include in the book. Think I could post somewhere on your site?

Yours in the Goddess,
Lauren Apostolides

questions and answers

    New feature: we are now answering questions (or at least trying to) at questions and answers.


    For information and statistics on visitors to Teen Witch (such as what country vistors are from) click here.


    Sorry to bother you about this, but we are running into some real problems paying for this web site. We could use some contributions. If you can afford a few dollars (a dollar bill or two, a fiver, or even a ten) to help out, please wrap it in plain paper (so that you can’t see that it is money when you hold it up to the light) and stick it into an envelope and mail it to Teen Witch, P.O. Box 5237, Balboa Island, Calif, 92662, USA. Thanks.

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Misha (Michelle)


    Music: Misha and Milo are members of a band called This Side of Sanity. Our music is available at the band site. Warning: Not everything on the band web site is appropriate for minors.

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    available for immediate work The author of this website is currently unemployed and available for immediate work. Contact Milo, PO Box 1361, Tustin, California, USA, 92781.
    I do not have a car, reliable phone, or e-mail. I need to find work within easy walking distance, such as Costa Mesa or Newport Beach, California.
    I am willing to do almost anything that is safe, legal, and ethical. I work hard. I am reliable. I am friendly.
    In this economy (and probably for several years) it is common for someone to be underemployed. I will still work hard at any job.
    Skills: acrylic painting, Ada programming, ALGOL programming, APL programming, assembly language proigramming, BASIC programming, bass playing, C programming, C++ programming, charcoal drawing, chemical photography, COBOL programming, composing music, copy editing, digital editing (film and video), digital photography, directing (film and video), flat bed editing (motion picture film), FORTRAN programming, guitar playing, HTML editing, India ink drawing, Java programming, JavaScript programming, keyboard playing, layout and design (traditional and digital), lighting (video, film, still photography), LISP programming, LOGO programming, machine language programming, micro-programming, motion picture photography, negative cutting (traditional motion picture film), Objective C programming, paper making, Pascal programming, pastel drawing, percussion playing, Perl programming, PHP programming, piano playing, PL/I programming, PostScript programming, PrismaColor drawing, RPG programming, rope making, scratch drawing, script writing, SmallTalk programming, sound editing, SQL programming, still photography, sound mixing, UNIX shell script programming, videography, video mixing, water color painting.
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Guide to Witcchraft
Goddess Diet Plan
Pagan, Witch, and Astrology
Goddesses & Gods
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free Witchcraft lessons

    Free lessons on Witchcraft, ancient Goddesses, astrology, and nutrition. I will answer short questions on-line through TeenWitchdotcom at Twitter and in person in the Costa Mesa/Newport Beach area. I will teach you what you need to know to be a successful priest, priestess, or witch, including the ability to perform weddings and readings. For more information read Witchcraft lessons.

private and small group lessons

    Contact Milo for information on private and small group lessons in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, California. Tutoring in Witchcraft, chess, guitar, English grammar and writing, history, or computer programming. Low cost or free for the poor. Recommended donation of $25 an hour (or $15 for half an hour). Minors need written permission from parent or guardian. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Milo, PO Box 1361, Tustin, California, USA, 92781.

    A few recommended local services: Ayurveda healing, chiropractic healing, guitar repair, hair cutter, Macintosh repair, raw food, recording studio, search engine optimization, sign painting, and yoga.

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    Last Updated: January 29, 2006

    Created: October 31, 1998