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.
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 ...
Witchcraft. Chapter seven - Flora and Fauna. by Ilil Arbel, Ph.D. Tales of plants
and animals that have ... Others insisted that hares were only witches' familiars.
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 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 ...
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
calling your familiar Familiars We have all heard about cats and rats as Witches'
Familiars, but do you really understand what a Familiar is? A Familiar is an ...
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 ...