Spiritual practice is an important part of self care and connection to divine. The practice of witchcraft and magick have been part of human culture for millennia. Making a wish and blowing out birthday candles is an act of witchcraft. This tradition came to us from the ancient Greeks in their celebration of the goddess Artemis. Artemis controlled the moon. A round cake represented the moon and the candles represented the glow of the moon. The smoke from the blown out candles carried wishes and prayers to the gods. Witchcraft, put simply, is saying a prayer or setting an intention accompanied by a ritual.
Witchcraft is not all about making wishes come true, but caring for the body, mind and soul. Reiki is considered by some to be a form of witchcraft. Reiki and energy work helps many free their bodies from physical and emotional pain. Reiki is a Japanese practice where “universal” energy is used to help aid physical and emotional ailments using the hands working with the body’s physiology.
The Nashville Witches Collective is a community for those interesting in spirituality aligned with earth and the ancient practice of witchcraft. The collective organizes events and magical meetups to discuss and celebrate the study of the craft. If you are looking for a home base to discuss this form of spiritual practice with like-minded individuals follow them on Instagram.