In Medieval Europe and Britain,“Cunning

Women” were often called Wicce—an Anglo-Saxon

word meaning “shaper”—from which we get our

term “Witch.” This word, in turn, comes from Middle

High German wicken (“to conjure”). Modern Witches include both men and women, and much of their magick is directed towards healing, of people and the Earth. Many

Witches also practice divination and magickal techniques for the evolution of consciousness.