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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sarah from Iowa

Hi, I've been dabbling with witchcraft for a little while now, and I've come to realize that I'm doing it as a means of comfort. There's a part of me that genuinely believes that the effects are all in my head, but the spells and the rituals are all so comforting to me. I think it's because I'm kind of superstitious, but in a really negative way. Like "if I don't spell everything right while I'm taking notes, someone is going to get hurt." Practicing witchcraft helps me take those weird superstitions and make them positive. Like "if I hold this stone while taking an exam, I'll get a good grade." It makes my superstitions a lot more healthy and positive, and I end up being a lot less paranoid. Anyway, my question is: is it okay for me to be practicing witchcraft if I don't wholeheartedly believe that magic is real? Would that be offensive to people that do believe?

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Dear Sarah,

It sounds to me as if you do wholeheartedly believe that magick is real, because if you didn't, you wouldn't feel such a comfort and safety in it.

Witch