I respectfully disagree seeing as the word priest simply mean “elder”
Old English prēost, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch priester, German Priester, based on ecclesiastical Latin presbyter ‘elder’.
There was also no technology, temple being one such technology suited for both animism/polytheistic or monotheistic
one could say that about most deities, yet people still contact them in their present form
Some are better at this than others, like getting into trance and what not.
And the whole “robs you of your divine power” thing personally sounds like some made up cosmic rules that I didn’t agree to.
People project their magic into people all the time love spells, glamour magic and baneful.
Forgive me if I’m misunderstanding but this sounds like a if you use it you lose it type of deal.
Yes but some people suck at magic, you know the muggles and the normies. that’s why they come to magicians like us to work wonders for them or “projecting onto them”
Yes but we aren’t tribal anymore, we are civilisations which inevitably requires specialization, that’s how we get roads, architecture, doctors, magicians. And just because the aboriginals thought this way doesn’t make it better. if anything I’m more inclined to think the opposite.
Not everyone has time or the will to learn this stuff and needs intermediaries.
People like E.A fulfill this very function
he may not have a some religious doctrine but that’s personal choice and doesn’t matter as much.
because he is still fulfilling a role of service and intermediary,
priest is just a word no need fear it.
Druid priesthood FTW