There are 16 Types of witches, for those who like to be specifically lumped and classified into one nice neat little box.
Traditional witches are witches who have a base in the history of witchcraft and the old craft that came before Wicca. These witches practice the old ways
These are witches that practice Gardnerian Wicca. They challenge social norms and have many rituals that are the foundation of their practice. Gardnerian Witches must be initiated . Members can not initiate themselves. There is also a very structured system of advancing as a witch.
Founded in the 60's by Alex and maxine Sanders. Alexandrian Wicca is a british derivative of wicca and witchcraft. Alexandrian has a lot of similarities to its sister Gardnerian wicca , but also pulls elements of ceremonial magick and qabalah as well and is seen as more eclectic and is less structured.
Correllian Wicca was founded in the early 20th century by Caroline Correll. She claimed to have come from a line of hereditary witches, and was a psychic spiritual healer and herbalist. Heavily influenced by her supposed lineage and aradian witchcraft. Correllian wicca is one the most widespread practices of wicca still in existence.
A Sea witch has strong ties to water and the ocean and uses that element in their practices. Sea and Ocean Magick will often use sand, seashells, driftwood, and other elements from the seashore. Sea witches feel connected to the water and folklore involving sirens.
Also known as a Hearth Witch. Kitchen witches create most of their magick in the home or in the kitchen. They are very home based and are often incredibly nurturing. Kitchen witches love to cook and brew and use herbs sometimes from their own gardens. when practicing they combine their own personal magical energy with essential oils, herbs, food,and everyday objects.
Hedge witches practice what is known as hedge jumping which is venturing out of this world and into the otherworld. Hedge witches can communicate between the worlds and practice astral projection as well as work with herbs and earth based magick.
Dianic witches practice the most feminist of all witchcraft practices. Followers of the cult of diana are all women and worship the Goddess Diana.
Elemental Witches study and practice based on the 4 elements; Earth, air, fire, water. Elemental magick is work based on honoring each element.
Ceremonial witches have many practices but ceremonies and rituals are held in high regard.
Also called garden witches, green witches are highly connected to the earth and the energy it possesses. Green witches usually have their own gardens and tend to practice with local plants. green witches love to be in nature and near anything green.
Hereditary witches are born into witchcraft. Their practices are passed down to them .
Cosmic witches are more contemporary and look to the cosmos, astrology, and astronomy and work with celestial energies.
Secular witches cast spells, use crystal balls, herbs, oils, and candles, but they do not attach spirituality to their practices nor do they worship a deity or higher power.
A Solitary witch can be any type of witch but they prefer to practice alone instead of with a coven. There is also a legend that says solitary witches are reincarnations of witches that have been practicing for generations and at puberty their knowledge is awakened. since they already remember and understand the craft their need for a coven is less than a newer witch
An eclectic witch is a witch that doesnt have one set religion, practice, tradition, or culture in which they pull from.
And then there is me. I am a Traditional, hereditary, solitary, green, kitchen, hedge witch, or to put it simply just a witch. I do not fit into any one particular category of witch.