The warlock is one of the world’s longest and most spiritual professions in history. For as long as warlocks have been here, so have Warlock Spells.
The real meaning of the word warlock has been the subject of some dispute. It is has been widely circulated that the warlock usually means a male witch. There have been claims that the word warlock came from the Old Norse word “vard-lokkur” which means caller of spirits.
Some people suggest that the word might have been derived from a Scottish dialect that means “a very cunning man”. And there are those that claim that the word came from the Old English word meaning “oath-breaker” or “a betrayer of trust”; the influence of this word has been so prevalent that even now, some witches will not accept being called a warlock since this is a very derogatory word for them.
However, I will use the word warlock as a male counterpart of the witch in this article for the sake of simplicity.
Since ancient times, the warlock has already secured a steady place in culture and history. In ancient Sumeria, where worship of different deities like Enlil and Inanna is a common practice, people turn to these warlocks for guidance and spiritual blessings. Sometimes, they would also cast Warlock Spells on opposing armies causing them to lose.
Warlocks have continued their practice of sorcery even after the Sumerian civilization has come and gone. Even during the times of the Ancient Babylonians and Assyrians, warlocks and witches played a very pivotal role in the culture of these civilizations. People use to consult these highly spiritual people for guidance on their day to day lives. Some even go as far as offering food, animals, even their own children to these guides to cast positive Warlock Spells of blessing on them and their property.
Although the witches and warlocks have been very widespread in history, there are times when they are shown in a more negative light. In the ancient Hebrew civilization for example, where worship of one god is imposed, warlocks and witches were considered as heralds of evil and misfortune. There are even writings in the ancient Hebrew commands condemning these people. A text in the Hebrew commandment states that anyone who is found casting Warlock Spells is to be sentenced to death.
Warlocks have also suffered much during the middle ages, even coming into the more recent times where they were regarded as evil by society. There are countless records of mobs organizing witch hunts to hunt down anyone they suspected of being a warlock or a witch. Because of this, a lot of lives were lost and many people have been falsely accused of engaging in Warlock Spells and other pagan activities. To make things worse, these people were not given any fair trial. Their punishment was often quick, brutal and always fatal.
Nowadays, witches and warlocks still exist. Warlock Spells and crafts are still being practiced, but these are nowhere near as widespread as they were before. Also, these people who engage in these crafts prefer to be left to themselves, unnoticed and free to practice their art.