In the five years I’ve been an active part of the witchcraft community, I haven’t come across a single “What Type of Witch Are You?” listicle that included my particular brand of craft.
I create sigils, but I’m not a chaos witch. I honor Venus as she rises in the sky each morning, but I’m not a cosmic witch. I travel the astral and communicate with my guides on the daily, but I’m definitely not a hedge witch. Although I practice elements of craft that can be found in many different traditions and approaches, none of these labels seems to fit me.
After weeks of careful consideration, I’ve settled upon a title that reflects what I do magickally, and the time has finally come to announce it to the world:
I am a Mind Witch.
A term first bandied about by badass biz-witch extraordinaire Joanna Devoe, a Mind Witch is a witch whose craft begins and ends with a spirited exploration of consciousness. She often travels the astral and has full-blown conversations with archetypal deity and imaginal beings. She has “far out” thoughts about who we are and what we mean to the universe, and these far out thoughts tell her that magick is real and that Mind is its vehicle. She knows that mind makes all things possible, and that when we work with it, we can bring amazing things into this world.
Are You a Mind Witch? You Might Be If…
You willingly embrace paradox and are comfortable holding two conflicting viewpoints at once.
You understand that magick is something that science simply hasn’t managed to explain yet.
You don’t care if your goddess is real or a projection of your subconscious as long as you can chat with her on the astral.
After reading Matilda, you secretly made a practice of trying to move objects with your mind. Even though you didn’t actually believe it would work, you absolutely believed it would work and still try from time to time just to make sure.
You behold the cosmic bodies with awe and reverence. The quantum world and its essential randomness fill you with joy. You can’t really understand why woo folk and scientists are at odds, because it’s obvious to you that they’re both turned on by the same elusive mysteries.
You’re baffled by people who say that it’s “just” the placebo effect—as far as you’re concerned, people who are thinking themselves better are witches of the highest order.
Your mind is constantly blown by things that others regard as commonplace.
You speak about imaginal space as if it really exists (because it does, because thoughts are real).
You jive with the concepts of universal consciousness and the collective unconscious. You think that we’re all sharing the same mind and can access it through magickal and spiritual practices.
You’re keenly fascinated by myth and storytelling, and you scry into books like other witches scry into crystal balls.
There’s rarely one answer to the sorts of questions you ask. Honestly, the more potential answers there are, the better the question.
You might have some difficulties when it comes to “keeping your shit together” on the physical plane (and you know that learning to work with, rather than against, the mundane is part of your spiritual journey).
You journal and/or reflect. A LOT. You often ask yourself questions like “Who am I really?” and “What does this all mean?” without being attached to finding a definitive answer (because there is no definitive answer, and that’s the best part!)
Your spellcrafting intentions often reflect your desire to grow and evolve as a spiritual being.
You’re obsessed with your mystical studies, and you believe that the act of studying is itself is a magickal act.
You pay attention to signs and synchronicities because you know that they are Mind attempting to guide you towards your most resonant expression of self.
You’re creative in a variety of ways, and when you apply that creativity, you’re doing magick.
You know that Mind is magick, and that life itself is a magickal act.
Finally, you don’t take yourself or your craft too seriously. You’re a Mind Witch because you enjoy it, and that’s enough.