The ‘good’ Witches

Equally, however, is the archaic ' more optimistic sense of the term witch that was also used in reference to shamans, prescient, curators, strategist, priestesses, herbalists or illuminated. Just consider that the word witch, witch in English, comes from wicca, which means wise, and not surprisingly the witches are not predominantly northern sorceresses but also benevolent adviser always a good omen. In Ireland, for example, it was said that if the witches had danced on the Sabbath would have had a field this good harvest. At one time, in addition, each country had its own witch, sorceress, who was distinguished by the knowledge of plants and its effects, for the skill in the activities of midwife and curator of people and animals, although probably many of they were involved in sorcery from the negative consequences.