Hi! What an interesting story! The word witch in our culture has come to mean something negative or scary, but in reality it is not. These are people with special gifts - it really just depends on how you use them. In a positive or negative way. A friend of mine used to refer to our friends as "the three witches" - really because we were all into metaphysical things. Others heard of this reference and took offense to it. So silly! Have you called Amber of Salem here? She is a great resource for these types of questions. She lives in Salem (the capital of "witches") and has great understanding of the metaphysical world. She's a great help!