Those who practice witchcraft tend to prefer to not using the term “special powers.” We do not have special powers as is often portrayed in the movies and on TV. To the contrary, we actually have skill sets or magical abilities. Different witches specialize in different areas. Some of us focus on sharpening, regulating, and successfully utilizing our unique talents, while others focus on specific areas of interest. Here, are some of the top kinds of magic abilities to see if perhaps one of them is a good fit for your walk.
Types of Magic Abilities
There are so many different types of magic abilities out there. Witches pursue a wide variety of skill sets. Some of which include the following:
1) Energy Healing
Energy work aids in the healing process and re-aligns the body’s energies. Some techniques work within the individual’s unique aura, with little or no body touch, but have a profound effect on the individual. Warmth, tingling, and a lightness or total relaxation are all possible sensations.
2) Psychic Abilities
Spiritual masters have presented practices that a person can pursue to gain health, happiness, and peace of mind from the beginning of time. Rather than adhering to a predetermined religious belief, many of these approaches to spirituality focus on learning to calm the mind. The mystic branches of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity, as well as Kabbalistic Judaism, Sufism, and other meditative traditions, are among them. The subtext of these teachings implies that when one learns to quiet one’s mind, one is more likely to have psychic-like experiences or senses.
Herbalism is a folk and traditional medicinal practice that uses plants and plant extracts to treat various ailments. Herbalists are super involved in plant work. They thoroughly understand what plants yield what powers for healing and other remedies.
A medium uses extrasensory perception to detect information that is hidden from our regular senses. This can include telepathy or clairvoyance. Mediums often serve as a “medium” between our world and the spirit world. They are able to connect directly to the spirit world in order to seek and find answers.
Divination is the art of discerning the hidden meaning or reason of occurrences. Sometimes foretelling the future, using a variety of natural, psychological, and other methods. Divination can include horoscopes, astrology, crystal gazing, water or mirror scrying, tarot card reading, the Ouija board, palmistry, augury, rune reading, etc.
5) Shamanic Studies
Shamanism is a life path that is studied and practiced. Individuals that take a shamanistic approach want to be in relationship with the spirit in all things. They aim to consciously shape their own life experience by using information and advice from non-ordinary reality. Shamanic studies can be passed through the generations in terms of tribes or communities.
6) Ritual or Ceremonial Magic
Ceremonial magic refers to a wide range of magical ceremonies. Ritual and ceremonial magic is often passed down through generations. It is also usually very strict in its rites. It can be a solitary practice or with a coven. However, they are stronger when many come together to harness their energy. Like Siddhis highest eight occult powers.
7) Astral Work
Astral projection (also known as astral travel) is an esoteric term for an out-of-body experience (OBE). It posits the presence of a subtle body termed a “astral body”. Through this, consciousness can function independently from the physical body and travel throughout the astral plane.
Finding Your Path
Some witches are spiritual or religious, but not all of them are. There are a lot of secular witches out there. There are Neo-Pagans (including Wiccans), while others practice different religions such as Asatru, Santeria, or Hoodoo. Some of the people are Jewish. Atheists make up a small percentage of the population. On this planet, there are numerous magical systems in use. Finding your own path in the world of witchcraft is uniquely your own.
Be sure that you take the time to listen to your heart and your mind in order to find the direction in which you are being led. It is the best place to start seeking. Reflect upon the things that you are naturally good at. You may call in the assistance of your ancestors to ask for guidance in what your true calling is.