Those seeking healing, of any sort, are naturally drawn to promises of magical cure. And while Wicca and similar neo-pagan traditions do provide many methods toward healing and wellness, some guardrails are appropriate for discussion.
We humans, since our origins and in our very biology, are drawn to symbols, images, and stories. Even in these modern times, this remains true, merely taking new forms.
In recent years, there’s been a tremendous surge of interest in and adherence to ‘neo-paganism’ – for some, a religion with pre-Christian roots; for others, a nonreligious system of magic; for still more, an expression of their ecological, feminist, mythological, cultural, and/or esoteric interests.
From fragmentation to wholeness. As we rush toward ever increasing levels of modernity in our societies, and ever increasing dependence upon science in our methods of interpreting the world and our experience of it, we might yet do well to consider indigenous ways.