“A Witch That Can’t Hex, Can’t Heal”

“A Witch That Can’t Hex, Can’t Heal” January 31, 2019

These days there seems to be a growing divide between magickal practitioners who claim the truth of witchery compared to those who embrace a lighter form of the craft. The expression “a witch that can’t hex, can’t heal” is often offered as a counterpoint to sayings like “harm none,” but what does this saying truly mean? 

I recently had one of those WTF moments when I read about “keeping karma clean.” The whole debate about practicing a restricted range of witchcraft in order to avoid attracting trouble back to us is a fascinating topic for sure. There’s heaps of confusion, ignorance and downright hubris that can all be at play whenever someone claims that they don’t practice “baneful” witchcraft. I try not to concern myself too much with the inner workings of others, but it is very important to me to understand my own motivations. For me, hexing, cursing, binding, banishing, and other sorts of witchery have no color. There’s no risk of some sort of cosmic law bouncing them back at me as long as the work I do is true: my intention is matched with the required outcome, my correspondences are in order and the spirits petitioned are on board. That being said, a discussion about baneful witchcraft can help clear up some of the common misconceptions.

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About Cyndi
Cyndi Brannen is a witch and spiritual teacher, a trained energetic healer, psychic and herbalist. Merging together her training in shamanism, Tarot, past life work, meditation and psychology, she teaches and writes about better living through witchcraft. Keeping Her Keys: An Introduction to Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft explores Hekate from her ancient origins to modern understanding through magic and personal development is available now for pre-order from Moon Books. True Magic: Unleashing Your Inner Witch uses the magic of the elements and the three realms to activate your true witch powers and will be available later in 2019 from Moon as well. Connect with her on Facebook or at keepingherkeys.com to learn more about her teaching and writing. Cyndi lives in rural coastal Nova Scotia with her two sons where she can often be found wandering the cliffs or wild foraging plants. She lives what she teaches: fierce love, emotional courage and true magic. You can read more about the author here.
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