I was wondering if anyone sees anything in the witchcraft and pagan community that irks them, what these things are and why they irk you?
A few of my own:
Lately I have noticed deity discussions can dissuade some people interested in working with a deity when other practitioners, and rightly so, warn those newer to the deity of how the deity has been known to behave with them.
While it is not recommended to begin working with deities as a begginger, I wonder if more advanced practitioners may also be jumping the gun with warnings so to speak, when from what I have learned deities interact differently with different people.
An example from what I have personally found working with Belenus, is that he doesn't take to the idea of me promising something, an offering, and then not giving it. He gets rather demanding. Now!
However what if another practitioner whom works with Belenus discovers him to be patient and laid back with them?
Say a third party, someone just starting deity work, asks me what it is like to work with Belenus and the other whom honors Belenus is not present. I then go on to explain to approach carefully, and this in turn leaves the practitioner cold to the idea of Belenus?
I suppose I wonder if we all embellish the deity- practitioner relationship a bit.
While Belenus may be very strict with me, he may feel more a nurturing protector to someone else, while another may find him an absolute party type.
Another thing that makes me think a bit is that aesthetic altar look I see. My altar is and has always been a messy space due to use. Incense ash is a frequent culprit.
My altar isn't a total mess but it gets used. Many photos I see look wonderful, yet I see no ash, no signs of wear.
Anyone else have anything on the mind relating to the witchcraft or pagan community these days?