a long and rich


The belief, practice and concept of witchcraft has persisted throughout history. There are many records throughout history from around the world noting varying uses of the movement, but it is typically difficult to pinpoint and confirm due to the repercussions of being outed and admitting to being a witch. Many traditions were erased due to generations having to hide their practices.
There are also varying opinions of the origins and specifics of the practice, varying from religion to religion or practice to practice. This section will try to touch the basic thoughts and facts in regards to history of witchcraft. The varying traditions and beliefs of different cultures can offer more detailed information about certain aspects of our history.

Ancient Period


Medieval Period

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Early Modern Period

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Witch Trials

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Birch Trees

Modern Period

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“The first time I called myself a 'Witch' was the most magical moment of my life.”

Margot Adler