6 Minutes of Witchcraft: Starseeds?!?!

6 Minutes of Witchcraft: Starseeds?!?! February 15, 2023

Screenshot of the 6 Minutes of Witchcraft video and title of Starseeds?!

A while back on a thread about future topics to cover in my 6 Minutes of Witchcraft videos, someone asked me for my opinion on “starseeds.” I didn’t think I had much of one, but I was wrong.

Now there are a lot of terms that run across my feed that I side-eye and usually ignore (or try to.) Especially it comes to phrasing that gets super trendy and tends to get misapplied to the point it becomes something else. Like the folks who were conflating “poison path” with “shadow work” while serving up “girl boss” shit festooned with red flags. I also try to give much of what comes out of the New Age community a wide berth.

So I basically had a vague notion that Starseeds were Indigo Children 2.0 ( About Indigo Children – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo_children) and I really wasn’t interested in delving further because I remember much of the stuff that went around in the 90’s-00’s about that.

But then I happened to catch Noelle Cook’s Twitter thread about the Conscious Life Expo. She mentions starseeds in it and suddenly I was in for a ride: https://twitter.com/NCookBouton/status/1625353726574891008

I highly recommend checking out that thread, but if you’re wondering still WTF a starseed is, a quick search shows the same definition on multiple sites: “Starseeds are advanced souls living in human form on Earth but their spirits originate from another planet, galaxy or Universe.” This definition is usually coupled with “how to tell you are a starseed?” lists that seem pretty darn close to the Indigo children and other concepts. The kind of lists that recruit and convert, that try to appeal to the part of ourselves that wants to belong and be recognized – and not always with the best of intentions.

Along the way I found “Starseeds: Nazis in Space?” which outlines the connections between the Starseed concept and White Supremacy: https://www.philosophyforlife.org/blog/starseeds-nazis-in-space Which outlines some Western Occultist and Neo-Paganism roots/source material that I’m sure some of you are familiar with.

That problematic mess aside, I guess if you want to believe you’re not really from Earth, that you’re an alien or other level of spiritual being unlike the rest of us humans, that’s fine. But it’s not a new concept and it’s not really a healthy one either. Second Coming anyone? There are exceptional people who stand out in any generation – that doesn’t make them aliens FFS.

And I really don’t see how it fits into Witchcraft at all. I think we all have a part to play and that we’re interconnected. As we have in every age and will continue to as long as this rock circuits the sun. But enough typing, here’s the video:

About Laura Tempest Zakroff
Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, performer, and Modern Traditional Witch based in New England. She holds a BFA from RISD (the Rhode Island School of Design), and her artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Her work embodies myth and the esoteric through her drawings and paintings, jewelry, talismans, and other designs. Laura is the author of the bestselling Llewellyn books Weave the Liminal, Sigil Witchery, and Anatomy of a Witch, as well as the Liminal Spirits Oracle (artist/author), The Witch’s Cauldron, and co-author of The Witch’s Altar with Jason Mankey. Laura edited The New Aradia: A Witch’s Handbook to Magical Resistance and The Gorgon's Guide to Magical Resistance (Revelore Press). She is the creative force behind several community events and teaches workshops online and worldwide. You can read more about the author here.

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