The modern witch is simply a person who uses Magick and Witchcraft as a way to direct their will to influence their circumstances and daily life experience.
The concept of witchcraft has captured the imagination of people for ages, with many resounding consequences throughout history.
Although the Witch has often been maligned and fetishized in popular media, the truth is that witches are simply people who use Magick and Witchcraft as a tools to influence their circumstances and daily life experience.
Despite the fact that books and movies like to paint a cartoonish, often cheesy, caricature of witches, in reality, modern withcraft isn’t flying on brooms or summoning demons for malicious intent. In fact, many modern witches are non-religious, skeptical, atheist, agnostic or secular in practice.
If that sounds like you, you’re in the right place!
A Secular Witch Quick Reference Guide:
- Does not work with any deities
- Practices witchcraft because it helps enhance their life and experience
- Draws energy from the natural world and respects their place within it
- Is aware of their own power when it comes to enhancing their worldly experience
- Similar to eclectic witchcraft, with a varied path that is ever-evolving and not based on rules or theism
- Includes many worldviews when it comes to spirituality and the nature of energy
- Still a valid witch!
The Modern Witch and Secular Witchcraft
Magick and Witchcraft are terms that are frequently used to refer to the practice of trying to influence one’s experience by the use of intention, ritual, and focusing your will towards a specific outcome or goal. It’s all about harnessing your energy and directing it towards things that serve you, while cultivating a recognition and respect for your place in the larger natural world.
For the secular witch, many aspects of witchcraft can be easily understood through a scientific, non-denominational lens. Psychology and physics are just two examples of areas of science that can help us understand things like altered states of consciousness, the power of ritual, the nature of energy, and the importance of will and mindset in your daily life. These are all topics we intend to explore on the Secular Witch.
Meditation, setting intentions, getting down with nature, and taking time to get in touch with your intuition and “higher self” are all things that do not require religion, belief in Gods, or a prescribed set of rules. These are all things that are a part of daily life for the modern witch.
Our Mission here at The Secular Witch is to provide resources and support for the fellow scientifically-minded skeptical, agnostic, and atheist witches out there.
What is a Secular Witch?
“Secular” refers to things that are unbound by religious rule. The secular witch is one who approaches the craft from a non-religious place.
Although many people associate witches with Wicca (the religion), not all witches are Wiccan. Similarly, although witchcraft is often tied into Paganism, some witches do not identify with any particular spiritual or religious worldview.
The great thing about modern witchcraft as a practice is that you can fall anywhere on the spectrum of spirituality. It is completely up to you!
There are some who would say that all witchcraft must include a supernatural worldview, or cite other myths like you need to be a hereditary or deity-worshipping witch. This is totally not the case. There are other sorts of witches, and sadly the resources available for them are sparse. These include:
The Atheist Witch
A witch who doesn’t believe in the existence of Gods or deities.
The Agnostic Witch
A witch who believes we cannot know the true nature or existence of Gods or deities.
The Skeptical Witch
A witch who suspends belief in the unknown until it is backed up by proof, usually by way of science.
Many Secular Witches fall somewhere on the non-religious spectrum of spiritual worldview, which includes science-based or atheist conceptions of witchcraft and magic.
The Secular Witch mission is to explore topics such as ritual, manifestation, energy and spirituality through a non-religious, skeptical and science-seeking lens.