witches , witch wiccans, wicca, wizards & warlocks shamans
witches , wiccans, wicca, wizards & warlocks shamans are all names to describe people that have trained to use natural energies to manipulate certain elements of the world around them, often referred to magic or in old english "magik"
they appear in many stories, folk lore and myths in many traditional cultures
in truth, true "witchcraft" is a very old age practice of working with the elements and is not new age at all
many "witches" were healers and were experts in using herbs