Witchcraft is a branch of magic that also deals with healing, protection, fertility, curses, hexes and the likes. It is a branch of magic that is centered on techniques to improve the life of the practitioner and those around them.
Those who practice Witchcraft or Wicca also tend to be of the Pagan religion, but this is not a requirement per’ say.
The true origins of witchcraft are impossible to state. In it generally believe that Witchcraft had its origins in the beliefs of nature and animism held by primitive man during the Paleolithic era and earlier. The earliest humans were part of a hunter/gatherer society. To this level of culture, the things most important things to survival were the ability to find food (either through
hunting or gathering from the land) and the reproduction of the species.