Showing posts with label Sorcery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sorcery. Show all posts

Paganism & Wicca - What Is Sorcery?

Sorcery is now almost identical with "witchcraft," the term was used to differentiate one kind of magical activity from another. In the fourteenth century, the word "sorcery" was first used in English to apply to astrology and other divinatory arts. 

  • By the sixteenth century, sorcery had expanded to include other types of magic as well. 
  • When the finer points are considered, “witchcraft” refers to folk practices with a focus on botanical magic, while “sorcery” connotes High Magic, which needs knowledge and reading and includes long rituals requiring solitude and leisure. 
  • Sorcerers are mostly males, with the exception of affluent, educated, and self-sufficient women.

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