Glossary of Magical and Occult Terms

Witchipedia’s Glossary of Magickal and Occult Terms

Witch

A Witch is one who practices magic, particularly the sort of magic associated with spells and charms and various folk magic. In the modern first world, the word witch describes anyone who practices this sort of ...
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Witch Doctor

A witch doctor is a traditional, magical healer who specializes in preventing and treating maladies of magical or supernatural origin, including, but not limited to, those believed to be caused ...
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Witch hunt

A witch hunt is a scapegoating exercise involving a systematic search for individuals that represent an unpopular, unaccepted or inconvenient social or philosophical position for the purpose of persecuting them ...
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Witchcraft

Definition of Witchcraft according to Merriam Webster dictionary - The use of sorcery or magic - communication with a devil or familiar - an irresistible influence or fascination - Wicca ...
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Wizard

The word wizard derives from the Middle English wys or "wise" and denotes a philosopher or sage or "One who knows". The use of the word wizard to denote one who is ...
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Wortcunning

Wortcunning is the knowledge of healing and magickal properties of plants combined with the practical skills required to make use of this knowledge. That is, the knowledge of herbal lore and ...
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Yule

Yule is a word of Germanic origin that refers to a holiday celebrated at and around the winter solstice from which many Christmas traditions were taken. The term Yule is now ...
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Yule Log

The Yule Log is a tradition possibly of Germanic or Nordic origin. The log itself is traditionally the largest, hardest log that can be gotten from the nearby forest with ...
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Zodiac

The zodiac refers to the constellations that ring the apparent path the sun takes throughout the year. As the sun passes through the location of each constellation we say that ...
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Zoroastrianism

Zoroastrianism is a dualistic religion that was the official religion of Persia for 1000 years, from 600s BCE to 600s CE. It was founded about 3500 years ago in what is now ...
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