Questions for discussion (please respond) in bold.
I’ve known a handful of people that feel spirits, and even can see them. I’m not talking about manifesting demons in a ritual room. I’m talking about being on a bus and seeing spirit-creatures, or being in a bedroom, or hallway, or bathroom and seeing them. Some of them even hear spirits and follow the advice they’re given. Sometimes they play it off as intuition even when it’s clearly an external voice (I know I’m not in people’s heads with them, but if you’d heard these descriptions, you’d understand).
Why do not get into magick? They are the perfect people for it. Instead, so many of them deny these things exist, run away, throw themselves into Christianity or Atheism, and/or turn into the type of people that are just (nearly) always scared about a spirit or “magic” coming after them, following them, etc.
I’ve lost a few friends this way. They began seeing things, or began opening up about their experiences because I’m not shy about sharing mine in the right crowd. And then, it’s like they got validation and freaked out. Or, alternatively, I’m to blame. And then they either decide that I’m corrupting them, or that I scare them/make the feel uncomfortable.
Mostly, I’m here to complain. But I want to know if you guys have had similar experience(s) and why you think people pull this shit? Why can’t they freak out for a couple months and then see that this isn’t all evil? I understand life can be simpler without the occult in it, but I can’t understand making a choice to turn away and then never coming around to it. Do they think they can pray the spirits away? Do they think they can run hard enough the voices can’t catch up? Do they think…what? Because I’m not sure any of them really make it out of this. As far as I know, if it finds you, it has you…indefinitely. I guess drugs can make it go away, but I’m not sure on that and have no (valid) sources for that claim. Why would they rather run away from something that will never let them go, than chill and chat about demons over pints of ice cream?
Y’all know I’ve had my share of scary visions, rituals, and whatever else I’ve played with. And yeah, some of those wouldn’t have happened if I didn’t actively involve myself in this walk. But some of them definitely would have, and others.
It’s hard to think back to the just beginning, but I’m wondering if any of you walked away and why? I did a couple times, but not at the very beginning (it was at the request of people who were unwittingly involved in magick and walked away from it and me). At the beginning, I cleansed my palate from bullshit (my opinion) JCI teachings and then cast and cast and cast until I felt competent.