Due to some of Tumblr’s restrictions, as well as my increasingly busy schedule and inability to manage multiple social media platforms separately, I will no longer be using this blog. You can go ahead and unfollow this account, and if you’d like to keep on seeing more artwork and works in…
As some of you might have possibly noticed, I barely post anymore. I work full-time at a decorative arts studio now, and still have all my freelance work on top of it, so I simply do not have the time or energy. What’s one more reblogging blog anyways though, right? Now, I will update here and there (not reblog), but it will be from my new primary account:
(It was requested I make this one available for re-blogging)
What a delicious question!
It seems that the current trend in occultism is that anyone with a camera, some Yankee Candles, and a Ouija Bard is claiming to be practicing Witchcraft… I disagree. This becomes more visible in places such…
Sounds about right. The whole faux-cult trend, as I like to call it, kills me as I silently let my blood boil. I see it mostly in metal, a genre I particularly prefer. However, I super-rage when I see bands, or even just people in general making a mockery out of something I’ve held dear to me for many, many years. I consider a mockery to be wearing or displaying symbols that mean nothing to the wearer or falsely portraying oneself as having knowledge of a certain idea or belief, in this case, the various forms and traditions falling under occultism. Spiritusarcanum put this into words much better, and much longer, than I have and I completely and 100% agree. So, thanks to him!!
I can’t say I necessarily agree with the original post as I think witchcraft and any other sort of spirituality is 100% bullshit when it really comes down to it, just like any other religion or belief. I have stated before that I think one should be able to express some sort of interest and knowledge in what they’re showcasing, however, wearing “occult” stuff does not mean one needs to practice or believe in the occult. That’s silly. After all, I see plenty of people rocking Christian imagery or Hindu imagery for whatever reason too (especially in metal). As for people wearing the symbols without a single clue, I can understand appreciating the aesthetics, though putting on an image and pretending to live a certain lifestyle is quite foolish imo. Though I don’t label models, actors, or other understandable “pretenders” in with the ignorant ones.