Monday, April 6, 2015
Since season two of WGN America's Salem is titled Witch War I thought I would write a bit about what a witch war is and why they are so bad.
A witch war, a.k.a. wizard duel, magician brawl, rootworker feud, etc. is when two magical practitioners begin to feud and more importantly, begin to throw for each other, to sling crossings, hexings, and curses back and forth at each other in an attempt to establish dominance by destroying the other practitioner. Witch wars rarely end well and even more importantly, rarely end quickly. Instead, they tend to be drawn out and can fester for years with no resolution.
What makes a witch war so bad is the tendency for innocent people, and even pets to accidentally get hit in the crossfire and suffer the consequences. The actual participants in the war tend to know enough on how to protect themselves to reverse any attacks making the victims be the unknowing public who has no idea this sort of thing takes place.
As a rule, I never throw for nor spiritually attack another worker. I may get mad or upset and say some stuff but I never stoop to doing any form of magic on another worker simply because I'm smart enough to realize that witch wars are incredible stupid, time-consuming and wasteful of one's power. All that energy that is directed toward trying to hurt another could be spent bettering my life. Instead, I rely on my spirit guides to warn me when I'm being attacked. They usually don't tell me who is doing it, only that there is something incoming and then I know I need to reverse it.
So there you have it. That's what a witch war is in a nutshell. I strongly caution the newbies out there to seriously think twice before trying to take on another worker. Even though I don't use conjure work against other workers I have been attacked by newbies who think they are all big and bad and all powerful. Unfortunately they tend to underestimate me or what I can do and usually suffer for it. And that reminds me of a very important bit of knowledge that practitioners should always keep in mind. You can't tell how powerful a person is by looking at them. You can't tell how powerful a person is by their online presence. Spiritual power is not firmly connected to physical power and so the signs of physical strength are not going to provide hints of how spiritually powerful a person is. There is always going to be somebody out there that is more powerful than you and if you go around biting off more than you can chew by throwing for that person then you could be in for a rude awakening. Also keep in mind that spiritual power can ebb and flow, wax and wane with time. So you may think that a person is weaker than you but then you end up trying to hit them when they are at a peak in their power and you will suffer the consequences.
So my best advise is to avoid succumbing to the temptation to perform conjure work on another worker. It's just not worth it. You may not come out on top and you may end up losing your life in the process.
Two of my favorite references to "witch wars" can be found in the 1963 Disney cartoon, The Sword In The Stone and in the 5th episode of the sixth season of Charmed titled Love's A Witch.