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What is Folk Magick & Who Are People That Practice It

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By Morningbird

Folk magick or folk magic refers to the collection of magical practices and associated beliefs common to the working class of a particular community or culture.

Folk magic is invariable of a practical nature, or low magick, intended to bring about a real, physical change in the life of the practitioner or their client or target; healing diseases of people and animals, smoothing over disagreements and sweetening dispositions, increasing fertility of crops, livestock and women wishing to conceive, bringing in money, protecting the home, fields, livestock and family members from real or perceived dangers, finding lost items and guilty parties, love spells, spells for general luck, reading omens and fortune-telling.

The specific methodology utilized varies widely based on culture and is often heavily influenced by the community’s dominant religious beliefs and shared folklore.

Written by Morningbird & Witchipedia Team

I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years. As a founder and lead writer on Witchipedia, I’ve been publishing articles since 2006.

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