Sorry if I sound ranty in this post buuuut… I have nothing against people following RHP path. What I have a problem with is the current trend of RHP witches trying to PR slamdunk all neopaganism and magick into cutesy, only benevolent package in media (interviews, youtube vids etc). Lawd. In my country I am seeing increasingly more and more news articles where RHP witches are interviewed and they basically claim most of the times that witchcraft is not risky, dangerous and that “no real witch” ever curses or harms anyone. I can’t help but feel like they are throwing all left hand witches under the buss just to seem themselves a bit more tolerable to normal people. In away they are like: “yeah I am bad, but these witches be for real evil. Stone THEM. BURN THEM, not me. I’m fluffy fairydust witch.” I mean I get it, they don’t agree on everything we do but basically backstabbing half of your pagan community in the back to me screams hypocracy and cowardliness. I honestly needed to get this out of my chest because it has been bothering me a lot lately.
The main reason it bothers me is because we can’t cutesy fluffy wash witchcraft into only safe, cute and sweet mumbo jumbo when it’s roots are in sacrifice, questioning boundaries and even breaking them at times for a cause. I think it is giving the public a skewed and onesided image about witchcraft.