Hey, it’s almost Halloween! Time for me to blow the wad of “hardcore witch cred” I’ve worked for all year long and be brutally, unflinchingly, honest about some shit.
I do not care what label you want to use for yourself. But I will ask you not to select one for me without my consent - if you care enough to care about what I’m saying, care enough to ask about what I mean. Or … something. Try using the “Ask” feature to get to know people on Tumblr - you’ll usually get all sorts of weird and wonderful information in return (it’s my favorite way of getting to know tumblrites).
I don’t care if you call yourself a “Vampire” or “Otherkin” or “Wiccan” - I want to know what those things mean to you, and how they inform your practice. You find the nicest people behind the strangest masks.
We’re all doing the stuff that drives our hearts and motivates us and satisfies some deep longing somewhere in the core of our beings, and that’s pretty much all that ought to matter. Especially when we’re just randomly bumping into each-other on the damn internets.
Every now and then let’s just stop giving each-other shit about our differences, and instead talk about what makes those differences really fucking interesting, and how/why they work even when they stand at opposites! BECAUSE THAT SHIT IS COOL. Nine times outta ten I find the things that I thought were differences actually aren’t - they’re different word choices, and these amazing revelations can be reached when people talk instead of throwing tantrums.
Let us take a moment to stop falling into the trap of aimlessly insulting each-other over irrelevant, transient, shortsighted, horse-shit (like hipster crystal grids). Save it for really important things like “How in the WORLD can you call a WAND a tool of FIRE?!” ;)
Walls tend to divide things, not define them. Cross that hedge between the world of civilization and the wilds. Stand at the crux of the trivium and see in all directions.
I dunno, every year I get all of these hippie feels, man. Let’s just… not be dicks to each other for a while, eh?