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Cauldron and Brew: A Witch's Blog

Craft names remain a complex topic within the Pagan community.  Its history varies according to many sources, but the explanation that makes the most sense to me is the tradition stems from secrecy within covens.  A participant may want to stay anonymous in their spiritual dealings, therefore gives an alias.  Some writers believe it is the first step to a long and healthy magical path.  I do not agree because the only thing a person needs to begin a spiritual relationship with the Gods and Goddesses is the realization that this path is for them.  Others use it to get into a spiritual mindset or to don a particular personality.  My public name is not a persona, but rather a way to keep my spiritual life private.

Some Pagans, Wiccans, and Witches take multiple names.  One is used for public gatherings and the Internet and the other for the private relationship…

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