September 19, 2023

Meet Libby, the Witch + Witches - True or False


There are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation out there about witches, so let’s debunk them and get some facts straight, shall we?

This was a post for my blog tour years ago that is no longer on the other blogger's site (which I had linked to on my website...bummer), so I am sharing it here on my own blog.

1. Witches fly on broomsticks at night.

False. Witches use brooms to cleanse sacred spaces and sweep away negative energy.

2. The pentagram is the sign of evil.

False. The pentagram represents the earth element and the feminine force.

3. Practical Magic isn’t just the name of a book/movie, but a type of magic.

True. Practical magick is the use of magic for practical means, such as for healing and medicinal use through herbs, tea, soap, candles, and aroma therapy.

4. Witches wear pointed hats.

True. A pointed hat represents a cone of power flowing from a higher source into the witch’s mind. They are mostly worn during rituals.

5. Witches sacrifice animals for spells and rituals.

False. Witches believe animals and everything on earth, including trees and rocks, are sacred. 

6. Witches serve in the military.

True. This is an old statistic, but as of 2006, an estimated 1,800 witches served in the US Military.

7. Everyone who practices Wicca is a witch.

False. Not every witch is Wiccan, nor is every Wiccan a witch.

8. Witches perform spells to attract things they want.

True. Witches do try to attract good things they want with spells (which can be elaborate rituals or a simple spell bottle containing herbs and crystals), chanting, or visualization, but they don’t cast a spell that harms others or takes away someone’s free will. They may bind someone from causing harm, though, or energetically cut ties.

9. Wiccans honor the gods and goddesses only.

False. Many witches pray to the Christian God and believe that all spiritual paths (Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc.) are equally valid. A witch can pray to whatever higher power they choose, from a single Goddess to Mother Earth. Some even refer connect to what they call "spirit." 

10. Witches have hooked noses and warts.

False. Witches look like everyone else. They look like me.

BLURB: Detective Reid Sanders doesn’t believe in the supernatural, but when he’s faced with a crime scene that defies the laws of nature, he has no other choice but to start believing. And solving a magical murder involves working with a witch.

Liberty Sawyer embodies the look of your classic evil witch, so, it’s no surprise when she uncovers the murderer is a witch that she becomes Reid’s number one suspect. If she can’t convince him otherwise, more people could lose their lives to dark magic, including her.

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