OF WITCHY TERMS FOR BEGINNER
It's important to understand the subjects & terms used in your topics of study. Below is a list of commonly misunderstood words & their meanings. To learn more on a subject click the "View More" button.
An Affirmation is a sentence repeated silently to oneself to remain one of the spiritual path.
The Akashic record is an area of the astral plane that contains a record of everything that has ever happened on earth.
Alchemy is a process that changes or transforms something in a mysterious or impressive way
An Amulet is a charm worn to protect or aid the wearer, it is often inscribed with a magic incantation or sigil.
An Apparition is the appearance of a ghostly figure.
Astral Projection is the practice or ability of releasing one's spirit from its physical body during trancelike states, so that it may travel through to other realities.
The Aura is the layers of subtle energy that surrounds each living being. In humans it consists of 7 layers, also known as a rainbow of light.
Banishing refers to dispelling, to driving out or removing unwanted energy or being from a space or from an individual.
The term Celtic refers to a group of Indo-European languages usually subdivided into Brythonic and Goidelic & now largely confined to Brittany, Wales, Ireland, & the Scottish Highlands
A Chakra is a spiral energy point within the aura and/or physical body.
Channeling is the ability to receive messages from spiritual beings.
Charging is to imbue an object (ei. Crystal) with magical energy and/or intention.
Christianity is the religion derived from Jesus Christ, based on the Bible as sacred scripture.
Ch’i also spelled Qi, is a Chinese word that refers to the energetic substance that flows from the environment into the body. It is considered the same as Prana & Ki.
Clairaudience is the ability to hear voices & other noises, either externally or within the mind.
Claircognizant is the ability to know things without having been told
Clairsentience is the ability to tune into another person’s emotional or physical sensation or into atmospheres.
Clairvoyance is the ability to see spirit forms, either as a materialization or in the mind’s eye.
The Collective Unconscious is a term that describes a deep level of psyche that is shared by everyone.
A Coven is a group of witches who share spells, rituals & unite to preform communal magick.
A Curse is a magical spell whose intention is for harm or injury to come upon a specific person place or group.
Demonology is the study of demons or evil spirits.
A Druid is an ancient Celtic priest often depicted as magicians & wizards
E. S. P.
E. S. P. stands for Extrasensory Perception. This is the ability to perceive something without using any of the classic 5 senses.
Ectoplasm is a silky substance secreted from the body of mediums while in trance
Evocation refers to the act of summoning.
An Exorcism is a ritual to expel an evil spirit by adjuration from a person, place or object
Familiar is a spirit (often in animal form) sent to a witch as a companion that supports her/him with magickal works
Feng Shui is a Chinese geomantic practice in which a structure or site is configured so as to harmonize with the spiritual forces that inhabit it. It also refers to the specific placement, orientation or arrangement of objects in a home.
A Ghost is a spirit form that regularly haunts a particular place, often the spirits of people who are unaware they have died.
Grounding is the practice of drawing upon or anchoring with the energy of the Earth.
Hermetic refers to the mystical & alchemical writings or teachings arising in the first three centuries AD & attributed to Hermes Trismegistus
Hierophant is a priest in ancient Greece.
Handfasting is an ancient pagan wedding ceremony, using cords or ribbons binding the hands together.
An Incantation is a rhyming spell, usually spoken repeatedly during a spell or ritual.
An Initiation is a rite, ceremony, ordeal, or instruction with which one is made a member of a sect or society.
Inscribing is the act of carving into a candle with a pin or knife.
Invocation refers to the act or process of petitioning for help or support through a spell or prayer.
Kabbalah is the system of Jewish theosophy & mysticism marked by belief in creation through emanation and a cipher method of interpreting Scripture
Karma is known as the law of cause and effect. It is the total effect of a person’s actions during their existence, it is regarded as determining the fate or destiny of that person.
Ki is a Japanese term that refers to life-force energy. It is considered the same as Prana & Ch’i or Qi
Magick, not to be confused with stage "magic." It is art of utilizing natural forces around us to bring about change. It is neutral, neither good, nor evil.
A Mantra is a mystical syllable (ei. OM) or chant. It is an incantation or prayer repeated many times.
Meditation is a form of contemplation or thought control in which the mind is directed inwards
A Medium is also known as a sensitive, is someone who is capable of communicating with the dead
A Meridian is one of the narrow channels within the body which transmits energy (or Ch’i). They are used in acupuncture.
Mojo refers to ones magical power.
A Mudra is a symbolic hand gesture used in Hindu dance and meditation.
Mysticism is the belief that direct knowledge of God or spiritual truth, can be attained through subjective experience.