December 9, 2020

As we know from last week’s article, witchcraft can be a religion or practice, but no matter how it’s used, magick will always be involved. The confusing thing about magick is how many types there are and how to use each type. Certainly, I’ll explain each in detail another time, but here’s a brief overview!


What is magick?


Magick is the science and art of causing change with willpower. This is what being a witch is all about. There are many different types and uses for magick, so here’s a few:


  • Blood magick- Used in extreme cases only, should not be taken lightly, entertains the idea that blood represents many things and can be used to perfect any ritual/spell 
  • Kitchen magick- Cooking/baking used to manifest wanted outcomes
  • Black magick- Involves hexing, cursing, necromancy, summoning, etc.
  • White magick- Involves blessing, cleansing, nature, etc.
  • Contagious magick- magick that affects a person through something once connected with them (hair, jewelry, clothes, etc.)
  • Sympathetic magick- voodoo dolls, puppets, anything that resembles the person being affected used to control or influence them

These are not all the types of magick used in witchcraft, they are just the most common. I do not recommend that every witch test out every type of magick, nor do I agree with every type of magick. 


That is the beauty of this community. If you don’t wish to impose harm on others, you don’t have to. If you think someone deserves a little hex every now and then, it is in your power to do so (with the right tools and spells, of course).


Quick fun fact:


The reason why witches spell ‘magic’ with a ‘k’ is because of Aleister Crowley. He was a known English occultist who began spelling magic with k so it wouldn’t be confused with performed stage magic. After that, I suppose the witch community liked it as well and decided to keep spelling it that way!


Catch up with Witchy Wednesday next week to understand the different tools of witchcraft, and how to use them.

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Ceresa Morsaint is a writer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is the Director of Social Media for the SIREN. She studies American Sign Language, and her articles revolve around witchcraft and environmental tips/updates. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and reading Frank McCourt novels with her cat, Burt.

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    Veruca GashAug 11, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    “That’s the beauty of this community…”
    What community, exactly? Am I missing something?

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    Remi NJul 22, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    I would also like to know how I would get some of the materials to do spells, and what I should start off doing to figure out what type of magick I want to try.

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    Hamadi BilaliJun 1, 2021 at 2:52 am

    I want my wife back

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    SydMay 7, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    I need tips on how to become a witch such as where I can get my materials to do spells and what to start off with as a new witch

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    Sydney AllenApr 28, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Um… Sorry, this might be a repetitive question but I’m trying to research and start using magick. Do you have any tips for baby witches who are just starting out?

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    Cricket BushFeb 22, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    How do you make voodoo dolls? Just curious….

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      Ceresa MorsaintMar 1, 2021 at 9:45 pm

      Email or Dm me! All of my information is on my Staff Profile.

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      MulanaApr 3, 2023 at 8:48 am

      Voodoo magick is strictly a closed practice. So unless you come from lineage who practiced, all of voodoo and their deities are closed.

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    ra1nd0b3c4lminFeb 7, 2021 at 6:07 pm