Hi Bandit. Thanks for that interesting link! I'm Canadian so it was nice to see a famous Canadian (Pauline Johnson) like that pop up on the web. It illustrates the point that witchcraft itself is a practice that can be part of any religious or cultural setting. There tends to be a lot of confusion about that -- some authors write about witchcraft as if were a distinct religion and not a practice that can be part of any religion (or even practiced separate from religion.) The trick is to figure out how or if one can practice witchcraft within whatever religious setting you are following. Some religions, like Christianity, have specific prohibitions in them against witchcraft while others, such as Wicca, embrace witchcraft as a core part of the religion. I guess I'm just saying that to be a "proper witch" it all depends on what you mean by "proper" (i.e. whether you are accepted or not in a specific religious group depends on that religion's rules) and whether you intend "witch" to mean a specific type of witch such as a Wiccan.