50 Common Pagan Myths - 28 - All Witches Are Women - Briana Blair - BrianaDragon

50 Common Pagan Myths – 28 – All Witches Are Women

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Posted by / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

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This myth is pretty old, but there are still some people who believe it. It was once believed that only women could be witches, as men were missing some mystical aspect that would make it possible. History proves that to be untrue.

There have been magickal practitioners of both genders since the beginning. Even cave drawings show depictions of tribal shamans performing their magick. Some believe that the idea of only women being witches had something to do with the anti-female sentiments of a large portion of our history, others think it arose as women started to accept their true power, but we may never know the actual story.

Today you’ll see witches of every kind: Male, female, and non-binary, all practicing magick and following Pagan paths. There is no rule anywhere that says magickal practices can only be done by those of a particular gender. As I’ve said before, magick exists to be used by anyone.

 

*Disclaimer: I no longer practice Paganism, but I’ve left these Pagan Myths articles active because I believe they’re still valuable in helping people to understand Paganism and reduce negative stereotypes.*

Briana Blair

Briana Blair

Briana Blair is an author and artisan. She has published more then 30 books and thousands of articles across multiple sites. She is an ordained interfaith minister with a doctorate in metaphysics (MsD). After practicing Paganism and witchcraft for 25 years, she's now on a new journey as an atheist and Satanist. She's eclectic, unpredictable, and always evolving. Facebook - Twitter

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