In European folklore and folk-belief of the Medieval and Early Modern periods,
familiar spirits were believed to be supernatural entities that would assist witches
A familiar (or familiar spirit or familiar animal) is an animal-shaped spirit or minor
demon believed to serve a witch or magician as domestic servant, spy and ...
Some modern Pagans incorporate animal familiars into their spiritual practice.
Find out what a familiar is, and learn about the history of familiars in witchcraft.
Traditionally, a familiar is an animal, but some are said to be humanoid. Familiars
often have special powers of their own. When witchcraft is portrayed as a type ...
Mar 19, 2010 ... The witch's familiar is a companion of a witch, they are drawn together as if by a
magnet, each intuitively knowing they are meant to be together.
Oct 9, 2010 ... Those who feared witches and witchcraft perpetuated these rumours. A cat or
dog familiar will be very protective and if someone enters the ...
Jul 30, 2013 ... Historically speaking, during the days of the Inquisitions, familiars were said to be
given to witches by the devil. They were, in essence, small ...
Jan 13, 2010 ... “White-Tail Deer as Totem” by Ravenari. True witches and shamans have familiar
spirits – we just do – whether we like it or not. Some have ...
Among modern witches I have spoken to on the subject, consensus seems to be
that a familiar comes when it is least expected and perhaps most needed.
Relationship between Magical Practitioner and Familiar Edit. Using her studies
into the role of witchcraft and magic in Britain during the Early Modern period as ...