Wednesday, 6 August 2014

My Two Cents on Apocalyptic Witchcraft

    Within the past month or so I've seen quite a few blogs address the issue of apocalyptic witchcraft. And so I've decided that its high time a gave my two cents.

      To put this in some context, apocalyptic witchcraft is similar to what might be called radical green witchcraft. It is a practice of the craft that calls a witch to not only tend to the natural world but further, to do so while acknowledging that humanity has destroyed most of nature. Yes we helped cause global warming, I'm not denying that, but at the same time is there a need to pair that with a declaration that when we are all dead that the trees will reclaim their right full place without a thought to our by now extinct human race? Not in my opinion there isn't.

     I don't know about you but I've built some strong relationships with tree spirits. I tend to my plants with love, my boyfriend and I rush out to our balcony when it gets windy to rescue my green babies from the wind. I can't imagine that the such spiritual beings as plants would simply grow over our graves with giddy delight at the idea that we were all gone or with nonchalance because we had presumably done this to ourselves. I'm not saying that plants would remember us because we are humans and the highest form of evolution and blah blah blah but because we (at least some of us) made friends with them. To me that is the largest fault with this theory, the fact that it presumes to know how trees and plants will spiritually react if we go extinct because of global warming.


     So I guess to wrap it up, you could say I'm simply not a follower of apocalyptic witchcraft. Personally I think that the relationships we build with the natural world will endure, no matter what happens because those spiritual relationships that are built with honesty and good intent never truly disappear.

4 comments:

  1. Found you from twitter, lovely post and fabulous pics, you can find my blog here, http://www.astartemoonblog.com, great to have found you, blessings, Alison xxx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! You have a lovely blog :)

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  2. I think that the world will regreen itself if or when we are no longer a part of it. Nature will do what nature will do. It will reclaim what we have taken and it will thrive. I suppose that is the thing about plants, trees etc. They have their own way. I tend not to embrace the extreme sort of view in it because I look in my yard, I see my plants and herbs thriving, I see bees buzzing, birds chirping, butterflies enjoying the flowers and a multitude of other happy ecosystems. I know that I take care of my corner of the world and it has no end, it is thriving and happy and that is all I need to know.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment :) It is important to acknowledge that some of us, do take the time to tend to nature and nurture it, I think that fact is too often forgotten.

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