Reader SkippyJonBones (and several others) write in asking about the use of the word "warlock." It's possibly one of the most hotly debated issues in the Pagan community, right up there with "Can I self-initiate?" and "Remember the Burning Times!" There does seem to be a high proportion of people who are just thoroughly anti-warlock, and a few of us who are indifferent about it completely. So, rather than caution everyone about how Really Bad and Evil it is to call oneself a warlock, I thought I'd present a few varied opinions on it: Meanings and Use of the Word Warlock
. Meanwhile, I'm curious what everyone thinks about it. Is it just here in the US where it's got negative connotations, or is that global? Chime in with your Comments, and tell us where you are and how people see the word "warlock" in your local community.