We’ve all heard of White Magic and White Witches. But what is a Green Witch? No, not the green faced, cackling, warty-nosed hag of Hollywood fame but a real Green Witch.
A Green Witch is simply a practitioner of natural magic. Green Witches use nature’s gifts of flowers, plants and herbs for medicinal and magical purpose. They make brews and potions and perform magical rituals and spells for the benefit of themselves and others – with harm to none.
So, even Witches like being green. Becoming “green” has become increasingly important as our planet is in such peril. The ways in which mankind has polluted, exploited and destroyed many aspects of nature, the oceans and the earth, needs to be addressed on both an individual and global level.
The environmental impact we have made collectively and individually raises ethical questions of respect and responsibility to all life. More and more people are also rejecting consumerism and personal excess, eating organic foods, taking the holistic view to their own health and accepting personal responsibility. Becoming a Green Witch is just one step beyond being “green.”
Using the gifts of Mother Nature ethically and the powerful energies of the Sun and the Moon, Witches have been very environmentally aware in the ways they lived their lives and in their practice of Witchcraft. They have always known how to harness the power of the elements and acknowledge, respect and celebrate the cyclical nature of life.
Being a Green Witch may seem to be a new age concept, but traditionally Witches have always respected and honoured nature. Being attuned to nature and treating the Earth gently has always come naturally to the Witch.
There is nothing new in being a Green Witch; it is just now that more attention has been turned to this lifestyle choice.