What Is A Wight Doctor?
A Wight Doctor is the spiritual technologist of The Way of Spirits. They are people who work with Wights in the Otherlands in order to accomplish various tasks on behalf of their clients and communities. There are a lot of names for similar folks in other traditions: sorcerer or sorceress, shaman, cunning man or woman, witch, medicine person, healer, and many many others in various lands and cultures.
Some of these tasks include:
What's the Way of Spirits?
A.K.A. Embodied Animism / the Wightway / Way of Wights / Wihtweg / Weg Wihta
The Way of Spirits (or any of the many other names it has) is a modern Animist tradition. It is based on the Wight Doctor's life experiences, the instructions and teachings revealed to him by the Wights he works with, and a smattering of Druidry and other indigenous traditions. In particular, it builds on the basic idea of Embodied Animism, that reality is aware, and that all the beings in it are fractal in nature. Some of the other features unique to the Way of Spirits are:
What's a Wight?
wiht (Strong noun) wight, person, creature, being, whit, thing, something, anything
Simply put, a Wight is a being. The Wightway recognizes all beings as Persons; some distinctions made in standard English do not apply very well or at all. The word "spirits" comes with an enormous amount of baggage and expectation as well. We use Wight, the modern English word derived from the Old English word wiht, to avoid that baggage and to allow for a new understanding of the People around us.
Inter Numinis Copulae Verae? What's that mean?
This is the motto of the Way of Wights, found in the footer of this website. It's Latin, and means "In Relation to One Another, True Relationships", which is a description of the basic goal of the Way. Between yourself and all the other Wights out there, you are focused on forging relationships founded on truth, relationships that are true in all senses. True as accurate, as honest, as steady, as faithful, and ultimately as true to the needs of the relationship, which you and your Wights determine for yourselves, not according to what others demand.