Boundaries are just as important in our spiritual and magical practices as they are in our everyday lives. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
That isn’t to say that boundaries are fixed between people or even in time. They aren’t and each individual is free to decide what they are willing and what they are not willing to take and this may change as they see fit. But boundaries are good.
This year has been strange, and that’s putting it mildly. As terrible and dark as some of the times have been I think they have also served to remind us what is important. For me, more than ever, that has been my practice, animism and the people around me. All of this has urged meContinue reading “News & Updates”
Beltane is almost upon us, May Day too. These celebrations are some of my favourite (I know, I say it about almost every one!), but this year things will be so different. There will be no gatherings, nor any May Day fetes. Won’t it feel strange? But then I suppose in this way, it fits in with the strange year we are having so far.
Before I get down into the nitty gritty, I’m just going to say that there’s been no one incident that has prompted this post, but rather a series of personal experiences and recent observances from the wider world that got me thinking. You see, quite recently I think there’s been a trend of people expecting that we should just take their shit.
The issue of gate keeping often arises in witchcraft circles – people telling other people what makes a true witch or rather what doesn’t . Sometimes the advice is well meaning though unsolicited and often patronising, whilst other times it is pure snobbishness. Sometimes it arises as a defence mechanism from those who have experienced some sort of trauma or negative treatment, either because of their own practice or at the hands of those who would appropriate and exploit it