Witch Wars engage Pagans and Witches all around us. We can see it on Facebook or any other social media. YouTube videos and Pinterest Posts are inspired by it. Even most people can feel or hear it in Salem. Why are groups of nature loving and nurturing folks feeding energy to rip each other apart when we should be pulling together to promote love and peace?
Christianity vs. Paganism
In days of the past, religion meant power. Wars and uprisings in history have shown this. Power meant riches, land and financial gains. Kings and Queens have lost their reign depending on which side they stood on.
The big difference in Christianity verses Paganism is the worshiping structure. Christianity there is but one God that one would worship. A male figure. Paganism is Polytheism. This means that they worship many Gods and Goddesses. Paganism is kinder to the female aspects and individuals. They respect and honor the female, knowing how important their role is in continuing life.
I can understand the disagree me between Christianity and Paganism as their beliefs are very different. Please note that I am not agreeing with what happened throughout history but I know that when you have two completely different visions, there is going to be some friction. We see this in every day life.
Paganism vs. Witchcraft
This is where I start to have issues understanding. I get that Paganism can be different than Witchcraft but I also see the similarities. Both are Polytheism. They both are nature based spirituality practices. I can even understand calling yourself a Pagan to not have that flavor of negativity that a Witch has. But is there a need for hatred between these two?
It feels to me, that we are doing much of what the Christian Churches have done. One practice is saying that they are better than another.
Witchcraft vs. Wtichcraft
Why do Witches fight constantly with other witches? We can see this in Salem all the time. People write blogs, make memes and videos about the witch wars that occur in Salem. I think it is important to note that there is more to stake there then meets the eye. Remember that there are many…MANY witches, witch shops, groups and covens, all in this one, average town. Many of these witches make their living from these witch shops. There is so much competition that they are fighting to survive.
As a reader and Professional Witch, I go to many events. Sometimes I just do Toe and Tarot readings and sometimes I sell my witchy crafts. I have done these events in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts and each one has a different type of energy. There are many that I love to do, such as Celebrate Samhain, Zuzu’s Expo, and The New England Metaphysical and Holistic Fair. I love to do these ones because the energy is truly amazing. Instead of competition taking place, most readers and vendors at these events wish each other blessings of prosperity and love. What a difference it makes in how the day goes.
Love, Not War
Realistically, I know that there will always be arguments and differences between us. That is what makes us each individual and unique. What I do not understand is how a spiritual practice that is based on nature, love and kindness has such bickering amongst it. If we are leading by example, what is this showing the rest of the world? Wouldn’t you think that it would be better for us to stick together than to tear each other apart.
This can be seen on Facebook with the rival of Sephora’s Witch Starter Kit. The debate is getting hotter and fiercer as each person posts their view point. It seems like friends are turning on friends because of their stance on this kit. I find it ridiculous the comments and hatred from this.
For times like these I recommend Don Miguel Ruiz’s book “The Four Agreements.” In it, he talks about not taking things personal and letting statements go when they strike an emotional cord. It is a life-changing book to help avoid drama and to do things from a stand point of love.
The point is, instead of having such high animosity toward our fellow witches and pagans, we should be standing together in love, showing the world that it is love that conquers all. I do not care if you agree with me, just do it with kindness and not hate or belittlement.