I recently came upon an article discussing the “crazies” in Pagan communities. Here, you should read it too:
But I’ll give you some highlights…
A lot of pagans? Douchebags. Complete tools. So, so fucked up.
The thing with paganisim, witchcraft, wicca and all that jazz is that it is a religion of individuality, and the shadow side of that is that it can really easily turn into a religion of ego.
I couldn’t take it. I was done with the events where one douchebag would talk over the main speaker, just to prove how much he knew.
I was done hanging out with people who wanted to be witchy because they wanted to be edgy and cool.
I was done with the shallowness of it all, with the constant ego battles, with the drama and the showing off
Yes, yes, I know every community has them. But don’t you feel like ours attracts just a few more?
I have personally hit this wall more than once and proclaimed that, “I AM DONE“ or, “THAT’S IT, I AM GOING SOLITARY.“ But here’s the thing: each time I do, I somehow come back… With the support of the wonderful people I have met though my Grove, I continuously end up attending and even hosting “Meet & Greets”.
I can relate to Demi’s desire to draw back from what I call “holier than thou” pagans or the ones who believe the world is owed to them, but if I truly gave up I would never have met some of the wonderful people I now call my Grove.
So, keep trying. Pulling back can sometime give you much needed time to heal, but, when you are ready, be sure to reach out again and tag in someone new.