Here in the United States, witchcraft is often poked fun at and blamed for things like Sandra Bullock having great legs and causing issues in the prison system, however, very few of these things are actual witchcraft. From a Pagan perspective, it’s actually shocking how little the people in this country know about witchcraft and how much some in other countries do know. Of course, being a witch in many countries would be very dangerous but in a small town in Nicaragua people seek out their local witches for help, hope and healing.
In Diriomo Nicaragua there are said to be at least 15 known witches who offer their services to the public and as a result the small town is drawing people from all over the world. There is a good bet that these people would be shocked to find out that there are real witches all over the world. The trouble with the Diriomo Nicaragua witches is that they will not likely talk to a journalist and don’t want outsiders to know how they operate. It is suspected that some may fear the word getting out too much and that could put them in harms way but witches seem to be treated a little differently in this region than in others.
In Diriomo Nicaragua the local word for witch is “el brujo,” which means “the witch.” Once your find “el brujo” in the city you will be treated to something that witches world wide know much about. Natural healing and prayer, also known as spells and witchcraft. In places like Diriomo, these skills and knowledge are passed down from generation to generation, just as they have been for thousands and thousands of years. Those that retain this information and are able to successfully use it are known to have a gift.
So, as you pick out your child’s Halloween costume this year, think about giving a little honor to the real witches that are out there. They are at one with nature and the energies of nature. These men and women are healers of body, mind and soul. Take a moment to think about those that were tortured, killed an accused of witchcraft, most were not likely witches at all but an idea of what a witch is and not the reality. Maybe even seek out a local witch for help or guidance. You just might be surprised how many witches there are in your area and how many are skilled enough to help you with anything that is wrong or bothering you. There are many more real witches out there than you think.
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