Updated: Jun 16, 2021
TRIGGER WARNING: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS ARTICLE ARE MY OWN PERSONAL THOUGHTS, OPINIONS, AND THEORIES BASED ON MY OWN EXPERIENCES, RESEARCH, AND UPBRINGING. I UNDERSTAND THAT SOME MAY DISAGREE WITH SOME OF THE VIEWS EXPRESSED, AND THATS OKAY! I RESPECT ALL BELIEFS AND OPINIONS ON MAGICK & THE CRAFT EVEN IF THEY’RE NOT MY OWN, PLEASE GIVE ME THE SAME COURTESY.
In this article, I would to go more in-depth about the the concepts of the gift of magick that witches and magick makers embody, the gift we refer to as “The Power”.
Everyone has the potential for magick and psychic ability, however, there is a difference between USING magick and HAVING magick. The gift or ability of magick, which we generally refer to as “the power” is an intangible inner quality or trait that separates witches and magick practitioners apart from ordinary mundane humans. While not necessarily a psychic ability (as psychic abilities tend to accompany the the power) it does work a lot like “esp” or other abilities in the sense that some people are born with it, and some need to spend years learning and developing it. Once one does learn and develop it, it can become imprinted on their DNA, making it possible to be passed down through their Familial line. Those who are born with the power will typically have what is called a “veiled” birth, however there are exceptions to this. It should also be noted that having it from birth doesn’t automatically mean they know how to use it, in fact, someone can go their entirely life without ever tapping in to or nurturing their gift of magick. The power can also be inherited not just through familial lines, but also through spirit reincarnation. The power, while imprinted on DNA in a sense, is not bound to our physical forms, but rather intertwined with our souls, we carry the power with us into the the afterlife and next. If you had the power in a past life, you can most definitely have it in your current life.
The power is what gives us our connection to nature and the spirit world as well as influence over them. While the Power has many potentials to it, below I have outlined the capabilities of it as utilized by witches and other magick folk practitioners. Again please be aware that this breakdown is my own from personal experiences, research, and my upbringing. Some of these may seem fantastical to some, maybe even not possible, but it’s that kind of thinking that limits one potential and affinity to these aspects of the power, I promise I don’t make claims that can’t be proven.
the act of changing or controlling events or situations through magickal Influence. Spells are the most common methods exerted by witches to focus our power. Methods can vary depending on cultural. Spells can range from simple thoughts and commands to complex elaborate spell work.
the act of calling forth energies from the physical, spiritual, divine, and other planes of existence to aid us in our workings.
the practice of professedly entering a meditative or trancelike state in order to conduit various forms of energy or even spirits.
The act of stimulating the forces that exist in nature to create potions and other concoctions for medicinal or magical use.
SECOND SIGHT/SIXTH SENSE
The “Clare” abilities; Being able to see, hear, smell, touch, taste, feel, and/or know things that others cannot. Also includes prophetic dreams and seeing auras.
The ability to see, hear, and interact with human and non-human spirit entities.
Psychic persuasion or influence over others, the classic “witches handshake” is a good example of this.
The act of leaving your physical body in astral form.
Witches have always been able to heal in one form or another, whether it be physically, mentally, or emotionally. We are healers.
the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by using various means.
The art of magickal influence by the use of objects or actions resembling or symbolically associated with the event or person over which influence is sought. This includes dolls, wax figures, and effigies.
The act of influencing or manipulating weather patterns to a small degree. The most basic being calming the winds or calling the clouds.
You read it correctly, and I speak truth. Those with the power can move or manipulate physical energies, not just through force of the mind, but through our ability to manipulate various forms of energy and our ability to force our will into existence and make things happen. It’s takes a gin clear mind and a lot of patience to accomplish, but it can be done through the gift magick.
Whether a witch or magick maker has the power naturally from birth, or acquired the power later in life, the strength and capabilities of it depend on your dedication and willingness to study, practice, and grow. If an ordinary person wants to truly acquire the power and pass it down to future generations, it’s not enough to just dabble or follow the trend, you MUST be serious about practicing, and you MUST dedicate yourself entirely to the magickal. It must become an integral part of your life, saying you don’t have the time is not an excuse. If you claim to not have time, then it’s clear that to you the craft is nothing more than a hobby or a game, and not important enough for you to fully integrate into your life, and thus, will never truly acquire the power.