High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! White witch or good witch are qualifying terms in English used to distinguish practitioners of folk magic for benevolent purposes (i.E. White magic) from practitioners of malevolent witchcraft. RElated terms are "cunning-folk", "witch doctor", and the French devins-guérisseurs, "seer-healers". DUring the witch trials of Early Modern Europe, many practitioners of folk magic that did not see themselves as witches, but as healers or seers, were convicted of witchcraft (Éva Pócs' 'sorcerer witches'): many English 'witches' convicted of consorting with demons seem to have been cunning folk whose fairy familiars had been demonised; and over half the accused witches in Hungary seem to have been healers. SOme of the healers and diviners historically accused of witchcraft have considered themselves mediators between the mundane and spiritual worlds, roughly equivalent to shamans.