If you are new into witchcraft there are many considerations to think about before you cast your first spell.
The first question is:
What style of witchcraft or occultism am I currently comfortable following?
This question will take a little research. You must take the time and read widely before jumping into a magical path.
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Is it Safe to Practice Witchcraft?
In most parts of the world today, you can openly state you are a witch, and you can practice witchcraft – and not be murdered! This is not the case in other parts of the world, where the accusation of witchcraft can still trigger of serious forms of violence, including murder. Such incidents are common in places such as: Burkina,Faso, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania.
Accusations of witchcraft are sometimes linked to personal disputes, jealousy, and conflicts between neighbors or family over land or inheritance.
In Tanzania, about 500 older women are murdered each year following accusations against them of witchcraft or of being a witch. Apart from extrajudicial violence, there is also state-sanctioned violence in some jurisdictions. For instance, in Saudi Arabia practicing witchcraft and sorcery is a crime punishable by death and the country has executed people for this crime in 2011, 2012 and 2014. (1)
Such incidents have also occurred in immigrant communities in the UK, including the much publicized case of the murder of Victoria Climbié