"Perhaps you are a Natural witch? Your power comes from within."
- Lirio to Sarah
A Natural Witch (also known as a Cradle Witch) is defined as any person who is born with a natural affinity with the psionic energies of the Universe. Not much is known about these witches other than the fact that they appear to obtain their power from biological sources as opposed to intense studying or divine intervention. According to a Wiccan named Lirio, Cradle witches are superior to Common witches in the respect that a Natural witch will come into their power much easier and faster than a Practical witch who is required to dedicate years of their life to daily affirmations and meditation as a means to accumulate an adequate amount of supernatural power,though natural witches are far superior to common witches they treat them with mutual respect as long as they have the same goals in mind.
Furthermore, while some Naturals, such as Sarah Bailey, have been known to inherit their psychic powers from one or more parental bloodlines, it has been implied that some Naturals are born from entirely normal families and are simply the first witches to evolve into their lineage.
The powers of a Natural witch are expected to manifest at some point around puberty, however, it is not impossible for an early bloomer to manifest powers prior to adolescence or even for a late bloomer to manifest powers after adulthood. However, these individuals are incredibly rare as more than half of all Natural witches are reported to have come into their powers between the ages of twelve and twenty.
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- According to Andrew Fleming, psychic power is inherent within all life-forms, especially humans, and a "Natural witch" is simply someone who is born with this power already active and available for them to practice. However, for all others, this power is repressed within the human psyche and only with the aid of another witch or through the extensive practice of meditative yoga can someone finally unleash their full potential. Fleming explained how meditative yoga is a spiritual practice that focuses on the union between the body, mind, and spirit. Fleming claims that yoga is an effective practice known to establish a connection between the body and mind through proper balance and breathing techniques, fasting and meditation. Fleming alluded to the possibility that the Jesus Christ of Nazareth may have been a witch as he often practiced yoga and commonly advised his followers to fast and meditate. The suggestion that the Messiah may have been a practitioner of witchcraft was further hinted in the film after Nancy Downs was shown walking on water similarly to the Nazarene himself.
- Due to the fact that Sarah Bailey was unaware of the fact that her biological mother was also a witch, it is implied that some Natural witches are born at random and to completely normal parents, as Sarah initially believed that she was the only witch within her family.