I have seen the word ‘witch’ in neopagan use referring to practitioners that use a mix of spirituality and craft (spellwork); but it is also sometimes taken to mean primarily one or the other. Do you take the word to imply one more heavily, both equally, or something else altogether? If you distinguish between spell-based and non-spell-based practice, what vocabulary do you use to communicate the difference?
Although I know that ‘witch’ has several uses, I am asking only about the current uses of the word in neopaganism.
Answer by Megami of Nekro
I don’t tell the difference between the two through words. I may like Japan a lot, but I’m not going to differentiate between two things that seem similar. (they have two seperate “to be”s… one for living things, one for not)
I’m Pagan, though. 🙂 I’m not offended if called a Witch. Wiccan, though, sends me flyin’. I’m not Wiccan. 😀 It’s all preference.