Across the ages, the magical practices of British Traditional Witchcraft, have been as important to witches as breathing air. Magic is seen as simply another aspect of Nature, an added dimension of spiritual religious existence. Traditional Witchcraft is the historic witchcraft of old Britain.
The Traditional Witches have always been highly spiritual. They view the concept of God, as the universal consciousness that is evident in the world that surrounds us. Indeed, it is a core belief that nature is the very same as God. Consequently, nature is divine. Magic itself is nothing more than the use of the forces of Nature, forces of God, to change or modify our reality to suit the desired outcome intended by the Traditional Witch.
Thus, magic is, when directed correctly, a divine act, comparable to prayer, which fosters positive change within the individual, their family, community, and our Mother Earth. It is an intended force for change, of creative modification. It can be used for any of the following purposes:
The magical arts can be a meaningful force for good in our lives, if we are willing to learn how to use it properly. Magical results are never coincidence. Magic is based on the belief that Nature unfolds in an orderly manner, and these events can be known. With this information, one can control or alter the energy surrounding these events in a manner that will affect and change the outcome.
Magic, to most people, seems rather incomprehensible, something weird and supernatural. Nevertheless, magic is something very different. For, rather than being something beyond knowing, the magical arts are within the reality of nature, and affects our lives with ramifications to both the spiritual and physical planes.
The spell craft of Traditional Magic is particularly potent because the Traditional Witch has knowledge of techniques that endow magic. While these techniques are not commonly thought of as applicable to magic, they go back in use in British magic for over a thousand years, if not longer. The terms commonly used for these techniques today, "meditation" and "visualization", are certainly not the same terms used in our history, but their names do not matter. The substance of what is taught does.
A final idea: Traditional Witches subscribe to a very old concept of proper conduct called the "Law of Return". This is a principle found in physics, which states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. It is by this high principle that every Traditional Witch knows full well that when an action is taken, or they send a magical spell, the energy of that action or spell will eventually return to the sender in full force.
The rule of thumb is to always use caution. Traditional Magic can be a wonderful and potent force that can add to our quality of life, but only if it is used in a wise and constructive manner.