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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Familiars in witchcraft are part myth and part reality.
Many Witches choose to have a familiar— a spiritually attuned creature (who
lives with or nearby the Witch) who offers the Witch insights into nature, and for
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 ...
Oct 17, 2011 ... In Europe, foxes serve as witches' familiars or as the form into which a witch
transforms, but in Japan, some foxes are actually witches. The fox ...
Aug 19, 2011 ... Woodcut depicting witches giving the names of their familiars. ... A witch was
supposed to feed her familiar spirit with her own blood, which the ...