This blog deals with witchcraft, paganism, druidism, and alternate belief systems. Witches are not strange people you see lurking in dark places. Witches are not like the ones you see portrayed on television and in movies. Witches may be your sisters and brothers, witches may be your friends, neighbors, your doctor, your accountant. Some witches bag groceries, others teach in schools and universities, some deliver pizzas, or help you when you call tech support. Witches work in local restaurants and even own them, and yes, even the person who stops to help you on the side of the road may be a witch. You should not fear witches as a whole as they are just as human as you are, have their own lives, and loved ones, just as you do. Witches will not persecute you, hex you, or cast a spell on you for no apparent reason.
Truth be told, more often, witches are the ones persecuted. The ignorant ones who do not understand anything about us, our beliefs, or our paths, nor do they care to try are happy to cause us trouble for their own enjoyment. They fear and hate us because we believe differently. They make up stories about us simply to cause strife and distrust. We must learn to cope with those who throw things at our homes in the night, those who try to get us evicted from our homes, fired from our jobs, and who bother our children all in the name of their religious beliefs. Sadly, there are many and they cover the globe. They are on every continent and in every nation.
However, our numbers are steadily growing. Our beliefs are becoming more familiar to the common person on the street. Mainstream media with its misinformation and its prejudice has lost ground to the Internet, where the truth spreads more easily than in the heavily politicized and commercialized forms of media our parents and grandparents had to use to learn about their world. It is becoming a new world. Perhaps one day soon, we will no longer hate or fear each other… one day soon we will get to know each other and accept each others differences and learn to live in peace together, instead.
We are willing are you?