Welcome to Teen Witch, a web site for teenagers (and others) interested in witchcraft, Wicca, and other related earth religions.
The Teen Witch web site features information for both beginners (including an on-line beginners class) and advanced witches (including a detailed astrological and lunar calendar).
Important features of Teen Witch include: a growing list of Gods and Goddesses, daily astrological and lunar calendar, questions and answers, essays, book suggestions, links, and beginners class.
We hope that teenage witches find this Teen Witch web site to be useful and informative. Click here to proceed directly to the main Teen Witch web page, or use the convenient table of contents below.
An updated version of this web page is now available at the new Teen Witch website Witch and witchcraft.
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NOTE: There is no relation between TeenWitch.com, the web site, and Teen Witch, the book. To visit Silver Ravenwolfs web site go to http://www.silverravenwolf.com/. You can order Silver Ravenwolfs Teen Witch 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
NOTE: There is no relation between TeenWitch.com, the web site, and the television shows Sabrina, the TeenAge Witch, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the motion pictures the Craft, Blair Witch Project, or any other mass media entertainment projects aimed at wanna be witches.
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 dont match the root definition. Were not trying to exclude them. 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. Before you fire off a protest letter about males being witches (we get a lot of those), please read about the early history and development of witchcraft and you will understand the intimate relationship between early witchcraft and womens mysteries, particularly the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and childbirth.
A dissenting opinion: Hey Milo, My name is Crystal (CrystalPixie on the web). Just ran through the main page, and I have a big suggestion for you. Find a more accurate definition for the word witch. I am a Witch, but I would never consider myself a Shaman. The title Shaman should be reserved for those who have had the proper training and everything that goes along with it. If you would like more information on Shamans, find one, they will tell you that they are not witches, most of the real Shamans are natives of their land (the Native Americans, Alaskans, Africans, South Americans especially from the tribes in the Amazon, get my drift?) and have been trained by an elder of their tribe or clan. With all of the young ones that call themselves witches I doubt that very many of them would fall under such a catagory. If youre going to have a domain name like teenwitch youre going to get A LOT of traffic from the wannabes (I do not mean this offensively but this is the only term I can find that correctly fits the 13-15 year olds that are into witchcraft because they think its kewl) and using inaccurate definitions you could spread bad information (then again, promoting Silver Ravenwolf will do that as well). Do yourselves a favor, ask around in the adult Pagan community for opinions and information.
Bright Blessings with Love and Light,
Reply: The term shaman has many different meanings, including a highly restrictive meaning indicating a spiritual leader with advanced culture-dependent training (such as the kind that you mention). The use on the web site TeenWitch.com is in the more generic version common in archaeology.
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.
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.
There are many Christian Witches right now today and have been for as long as the Christian Church has existed.
But the official Roman Catholic position is that Witchcraft (of any kind) is heresy and they used to put Christian Witches to death for it.
Some modern Wiccans honor Jesus as their male God and honor Mary (or Isis, who is also known as the Black Madonna) as their female Goddess. There are Witches that only worship the official Christian trinity, or just Jesus, or just the Christian God. And there are Witches that combine worship of Jesus with other Gods and/or Goddesses.
You have to decide in your own heart what you think is right for you.
A natural Witch is someone who has a natural Witch talent. If you are a natural Witch, your natural Witch talent will become obvious. Usually this happens fairly early in life, but it can be delayed until late in life.
The most common natural Witch talent is having dreams that foretell the future. Another common natural Witch talent is being naturally accurate with runes, tarot, or other divination.
Anybody can become a Witch, but you have to be born with a Witch talent to be a natural Witch.
If you have a natural Witch talent, learning about Witchcraft and magick will help you learn how to control your natural Witch talent.
Becoming a Witch is pretty much the same as becoming a Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Jainist, etc. If in your heart you know it is right for you, then you make the decision to become a Witch.
While there are some forms of Witchcraft that have specific entry requirements, most forms of Witchcraft are a personal decision. If you believe that you are a Witch, then you are a Witch.
You can perform meditation or other ritual to help you determine if Witchcraft is right for you.
You can also perform some kind of initiation ritual. Some Witchcraft traditions have specific initiation rituals. Other Witchcraft traditions call for the individual to create their own initiation ritual. And some Witchcraft traditions have no initiation at all.
It is best to learn about Witchcraft from a practicing Witch, but many Witches are self-taught.
Learning about Witchcraft can take a lifetime. There are many books out now that are designed to help beginners. The one we recommend is Wicca for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham. A link for purchasing the book on-line is at Beginners Class.
We also recommend The Teen Spell Book by Jamie Wood.
We also now have a booklet on beginning Witchcraft. This booklet costs $10 (add $5 for postage if you are outside of the U.S.) and can be ordered from: Milo, PO Box 1361, Tustin, Calif, 92781, USA.
If you have an AOL account, there is a scheduled class Wicca 101 for beginners on Tuesday nights (twice, once for the east coast and once for the west coast) and a Beginners Chat on Thursday nights at keyword Pagan (then select The Circle Chatroom).
Witchvox.org also has resources for beginners.
We are starting our first on-line class in Wicca, especially for teenage witches. The class is based on Scott Cunninghams Wicca A Guide For The Solitary Practitioner. This is our first experiment in running an on-line class, so well probably make some mistakes. To participate in the beginning Teen Witch Wicca class, click here.
This web site appropriate for teenage witches, those interested in teen witchcraft, Wicca, eclectic witchcraft, or other forms of witchcraft, shamanism, paganism, and earth religions.
Teenagers (and interested adults) are encouraged to actively participate in the Teen Witch web site. You are invited to write essays, to ask questions, to post your own answers to the questions of other teen witches, to make suggestions and constructive criticism, and to otherwise help make Teen Witch a useful and friendly place on the web for teenage witches.
Please continue to the main teen witch web page (and book mark it for future reference).
If you follow any of the links offered on this web site, no spell begging. Especially no love spell begging.
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