The book of 1 Samuel recorded the earliest witch in the Bible which was written between 931 B.C and 721 B.C. The story tells of when King Saul sought the witch of Endor to summon the dead prophet Samuel’s spirit to help him defeat the Philistine army.
The witch brought out Samuel from sleep, who then prophesied the death of Saul and his sons. The next day, Saul’s sons died in battle causing Saul himself to commit suicide according to the Christian bible.
In many communities, witches has been portrayed as benevolent, nose-twitching suburban housewife: charming, dark and deadly.
Early witched were people practicing witchcraft using magic spells, calling upon spirits for help to bring change. Many were also natural healers and were called ” wise women” whose choice of professions was misunderstood.
Many Black women are leaving traditional churches to return to witchcraft, to practice the traditional believes. It is believe practicing witchcraft connects them to their ancestors and allows them to be in control of their own well being.
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