Or... neopaganism, that sounds less fictional. It makes me really uncomfortable but those titles would probably fit my belief system. People can be snooty about it though but I don't see how it's different to any other spiritual path. Nature is important in most religions, a spell is another word for and another way for a prayer, I don't worship any God but I do feel that the elements are powerful and I pretty much keep this to myself but it feels natural to me. I read an article on paganism and it said if you don't think people will be interested or take you seriously then why tell them? It just brings negative vibes and has a negative effect on you. It's frustrating because I know most people would think I'm crazy and that I think I weild some poweful magic like on charmed or bewitched... I used to watch these shows too but not in an inspirational way lol... I'd say I believe in magic but it's mental not physical. I think that kind of representation means witchcraft isn't taken as seriously. Some people know that I'm interested in candles and incense and the moon cycle and meditation which I'm happy enough with. Usually if a form asks for my religion I'll just check "prefer not to disclose" or "other" because I don't know what it'd class as, I don't follow any specific path but I think I'm quite spiritual. I watched this show with my sister that was to try to convert people to christianity and one of the contestants had books of spells and charms that got confiscated because they saw it as satanic and it really annoyed me but I couldn't really say that or explain why because she doesn't know that I believe that too so obviously found it offensive. I was brought up christian and went to a catholic school, I respect the religion as a whole but this guy was an ignorant idiot.
I know there are a few pagan members here from reading through this forum, if you read this, do you find it hard believing in something that's not... socially acceptable.. in a way and very misunderstood?
down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean