Fire rituals have been in existence for centuries. You may remember your first fire ritual when you were two or three years old on your birthday. The candles were lit and you were told to close your eyes, make a wish and blow out the candles.
Magic of the Ancients: Five Incredible Texts of Spells, Curses, and Incantations As long as humanity has had beliefs in a higher power, the use of magic, spells, curses, and incantations have featured widely across cultures. A number of influential texts or ‘grimoires’ (textbooks of magic) were developed over the centuries...
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Herbs have enormous magical power, as they hold the earth’s energy within them. Each herb has unique properties that can enhance one’s magical goals. Herbs also may have medicinal properties. The magical practitioner can draw upon either aspect when performing a spell.
Truth. Not to say that organized religion is any less valid, or that a witch can't be a member of one. Just generally speaking, these religions are limiting by their very nature, minimizing the power we humans have over our own destinies.