I find that many people completly misunderstand the whole concept, it is merely human nature to automatically reject an idea that we don't know or understand. Many people are blinded by preconcepted ideas placed into their mind from early in life due to strict religious practices or parents who are religious. Relitives and friends may scorn you for partaking and practicing the occult claiming it to be the Devil's work or to be Satanic and evil, what many don't know is that witchcraft is an extremly old practice that has been used for several milleniums. In the old days almost everybody used it for anything from assisting everyday life to wishing for luck and prosperity. It is not evil unless you make it so, few are harmed due to practicing this. Have you seriously ever seen someone burst into flames and die because you performed a good luck spell, smudged sage, or blessed your home? I think not.
People do not wish to face fact or truth, they wish to cling obsessivly to their make beleive fantasies and self-ritcheous holy-wars, I do not beleive people will ever change the way they veiw us and our society nor do I wish they do. Clarity is good but it is our scarcity that makes us apriciate what we have.