A bit of advice for interacting in the community:
Nowadays it is so easy to get on our phones and open Facebook, or whatever forum we use to discuss and share about our craft. Things were not always this way. Some time ago we had to hide away, and most of us felt very alone in our craft- thinking that maybe we were ones of very few witches in the world. We went to the library in search of the very few books that were available to us, from these we took notes into spiral notebooks to remember for later. Most of us didn't have anyone to turn to when we had questions.
That has changed with the rise in technology and social media. So I offer you this advice, seasoned witches, intermediate witches, to be kind and gentle and nurturing to the newcomers to the craft. Yes they have technology at their fingertips, they have the entire internet, they have entire shops where they can go to seek knowledge. Many nowadays have mentors, and there are PDFs available online to read, there are vast resources for newcomers to the craft today. And despite this, many new witches choose to join forums and groups online to speak to other witches and gain advice from them. Before you write your comment or your response to them, understand that the questions they ask, although they may be common knowledge to you, once were not to you either. You had to start from nothing and learn, and build, just like they are doing. We do not want to turn away anyone who wishes to learn. Witchcraft is an available skill and an available resource to all who wish to utilize it to better their lives. They are new like you were new once. Treat them with kindness. Newcomers, and especially new agers are not our enemies. There are so many practices and traditions within witchcraft that may not align with your own, and that is okay. As a community, witches are stronger as a unit. Let's continue to be a community, and one that is welcoming of newcomers.
#witch #witchcraft #pagan #paganism #magick #divination - 20 minutes ago