Before books like Buckland and Cunningham's the only way to become a Witch was via
a Coven or family Trad. Because of this any solitary Witch you would find would
be one between Covens or the last of the line of a family Trad. Even today many
Trads do not feel that a self taught Witch is a Witch. The USA is more accepting
of the solitary than some other parts of the world. The Internet has entered the
scene for both Bad and Good. Today we have Internet Witches, which are solitary
Witches who has gotten all their teaching on the Internet. (These people don’t even
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If you are going to be a solitary beware the web. It can be a wonderful tool, but make sure you use other tools along with it. Remember anyone can go on the Internet and say “I am a WITCH” They can add degrees and titles and everything else that sounds good to them. It can be a 13 year old who had just finished watching the “Craft” and has an overactive mind. But it can also be a third degree Witch who has spent many years in the Craft and want to pass on some of her knowledge to others.
Why do many Traditions not allow Solitary Witches?
1. What are the main difference between being a Coven Witch and a Solitary Witch?
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