Witchcraft and witches in general have gotten a bad rap over the centuries. Many people envision evil devil worshippers that sacrifice children and animals on alters and dance naked by the moonlight.
There are two types of witchcraft, “White Witchcraft” and “Black Witchcraft”.
White witchcraft is the practice of witchcraft in which one uses supernatural powers or magic for good. They try to bring about their desired goals (healing, positive changes, etc.) without hurting anyone or anything.
Black Witchcraft is the practice of witchcraft in which the witch uses supernatural powers and magic for a desired goal in which they intentionally try to harm someone or they don’t care how their spell affects anyone around them as long as they get what they want.
Wicca is a religion that specifically condemns the use of black magic or witchcraft. The Wiccan rede states that “As it harm none, do as thou wilt”. What this means is that before you cast a spell or perform any magic, you need to be sure that the spell you cast will not harm anyone.
Wicca believes that everything is sacred, both animate and inanimate objects That all powers and inspirations come from nature.. Another important part of the Wicca belief is that whatever you send out, be it good or evil it will come back to you three times over.
This of course is a gross simplification of the Wicca religion but, I will say that Wicca is one of the few religions that doesn’t use fear to extort the obedience of it’s followers.