I was thinking about this the last few days. Why do most people that blog about magick (including myself) hide who they are? Are we embarrassed about our beliefs?
Being a conspiracy theorist I already understand the ridicule we receive for our beliefs. Coming from a certain type of Christianity I fully understand why one would want to hide.
Then I find this blog: Personal Inquisition?
The Inquisition is not over, it is just handled differently. Ostracizing is now done by family, friends, employers and co-workers. No longer burned at the stake or tortured to death. No, nothing that quick. Now it is mental. It is mean, insidious and just plain mentally cruel.
One of the 4 pillars of Franz Bardon’s Solomons’ Temple (knowledge, courage, volition, and silence) comes to mind: Silence!
What I find funny is that I am surrounded by Christians of various faiths and Materialist Fundamentalists (scientific atheist/agnostic types). When the Christians find out how much I detest religion they get really concerned for my life and want to change me or not be my friend. They automatically think I am an atheist. When I say I am not religious but spiritual and I do believe in “God” they calm down and every thing is cool. When the Materialist Fundamentalist find out I am spiritual and believe in “God” they try to convince me that I am fooling myself and am a complete religious idiot. When I explain what my feelings are on the God subject, they calm down. I don’t dare go any further!
I think it sucks that in this day, at least in America, we are “free” to be as we are as long as we do not hurt others, but …. I can’t. I have to hide in plain site.
I hope you enjoyed Frater VL’s post.
Peace, Love and Light!