Thank you for this video. I think it’s a great start to an important conversation.
Knowledge is power. When I was a Christian I would get frustrated with my peers because they wouldn’t read their bibles, regularly attend church, be active in the church and community, study the forefathers of the faith, or engage in active and public witnessing of the faith.
When I started to leave my Christian roots behind I would get upset that these same peers would hold on to their beliefs with such blind devotion. I started learning the history of beliefs about heaven, hell, God, Satan, and even the formation of the bible.
Why don’t people care about truth? (Any truth. It doesn’t have to be from the Abrahamic traditions.) What’s the point in saying one believes in something if they don’t even understand the basics of that thing? It’s why I smile when people say they know everything there is about a religious topic and they’re an authority on the matter. Really? Interesting.
That leads into your video. As I said above, knowledge is power. Without knowledge one is blind in a dark room full of pits and bound to hurt themselves or others.
All that said, I use black candles (I use colors when someone asks me for candle magic for themselves.) for everything in my practice, I do intuitive tarot readings, I collect “crystals” because they’re pretty, and I have a very loose conception of The Divine.
I’m learning the concept of witchcraft in the west contains more of the same: appropriation and colonialism. So I keep digging for what’s real, what’s true. I continue to learn and share everything I can but I try to keep my new beliefs anchored to the physical plane.
All I have to cling to is the reality there is something more than us and that something doesn’t 🤷 care about our myths and religions; it cares about our intentions.