Life as a Witch in today's culture

Life as a Witch in Today’s Society: Your #WiccanChat Recap

This week on #WiccanChat, we shared our deepest feelings on what it’s like to live as a Wiccan, Pagan, or Witch in today’s society! Our Sisters and Brothers of The Craft answered questions about how their lives have been shaped and continue to be shaped by magick on Twitter as part of Plentiful Earth’s Wiccan Chat! This was our second Twitter chat, and we look forward to seeing our Pagan Twitter community grow!

Read our magickal recap below, and feel like you were part of the magick! Follow us on Twitter, and be sure to join us on Twitter every Wednesday at 11am Central time! We cover a new Wiccan topic every week!

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Life as a Witch in today's culture

Q1: Are you a City or Country Witch? What are some advantages + disadvantages?

Answers from the Wiccan Community: 

  • “City. You don’t get as much nature unless you hunt for it, but you’re around others that practice if you can find them. Nice to have a group” @tristar1693
  • “I think of myself as City, bc I spend most of my day here, but I live in the suburbs & am drawn to the rhythm of the land.” @madrabanrion
  • “City/suburbs. Love to be a country witch tho” @PaigeofMaces

See all answers here!

Q2: Do you feel that you have everything you need to practice as a Witch in your area?

Answers from the Wiccan Community: 

  • “All I really need are access to my energy and elemental/ technological energies.” @BreakdownGraphx
  • “Wish I had better access to metaphysical stores. My nearest one doesn’t have a great selection of reading material.” @madrabanrion
  • “I don’t use many things to practice. I’ve got an altar, but at its core, what I do is just me, energy, and the powers that be.” @tristar1693
  • “I have found when my guides wish me to do or to know a thing, a way is provided me.” @Elisasspot

See all answers here!

Q3: Celebrities, major brand stores, and the media have started endorsing Wicca and Witchcraft. Is this appropriation?

Answers from the Wiccan Community: 

  • “I feel like it can be, sometimes. Some magickal practices have definitely been appropriated! Smudging and hoodoo/voodoo come to mind” @FatFeministWitch
  • “I am not sure it’s appropriation exactly, but it is capitalism, which is just as bad.” @madrabanrion
  • “Unfortunately, the most representation i’ve seen us get, is more of a fashion statement to the people than a way of life or religion” @withinwicca

See all answers here!

Q4: How afraid of future “Witch Hunts” does mass exposure of Witchcraft make you feel?

Answers from the Wiccan Community: 

  • “I will admit that if trump decides to make witchcraft an issue things could get scary and some could lose their rights though” @FatFeministWitch
  • “Not very. Thanks to Social Media and The Freedom of Religion act popping groups up everywhere…We outnumber them now.” @BreakdownGraphx
  • “I am still closeted. I have no intention of coming out anytime soon. Emotions and tensions have been too high in the past year.” 
  • “That worries me too.” @delphiskysong

See all answers here!

Q5: On a lighter note, does public exposure make it easier to practice and balance Wicca + Life?

Answers from the Wiccan Community: 

  • “When I was younger yes. Now I just don’t give AF. My practices are daily & I walk my witchy path without hesitation or regret.” @wickedwitch1987
  • “Yes, for me, for the most part. Still lots of “shoulds” out there that cause self-doubt, but I am more accepting of myself than before.” @madrabanrion
  • “none of this affects me nor effects me 🙂 I just do my thing. If someone in public asks me what are you doing I say I’m praying ty.” @Elisasspot
  • “Sort of. It makes it easier to find others and talk about things, but for me, practicing is mostly personal these days.” @tristar1693
  • “I think it’s unlikely so i don’t worry abt it though recently I get more negative responses irl from ppl when I’ve mentioned Wicca.” @autisticwitchy

See all answers here!

Q6: Would you say that this decade has been the easiest to practice Wicca? Why?

Answers from the Wiccan Community: 

  • “I say yes, supernatural movies & shows are so common now & people are becoming more exposed to that sort of stuff, they are more accepting” @spookycammie
  • “Easiest for me, but Idk if that is because of the opening of society or my “I don’t give a fuck anymore” attitude that came with aging.” @madrabanrion 

See all answers here!

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us! If you missed it, we look forward to seeing you next Wednesday!

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