I’m more worried about the effects I’m seeing in my area of magick becoming mainstream. Young adults want to do Magick but feel like they CAN’T learn it themselves, they have to have a Master, and by Master I mean Master not teacher. So they are easy targets for some less than honorable characters. That problem might get worse before it gets better.
Also, if the general public starts REALLY believing in Magick again we could see a repeat of all the horrific actions against practicioners ( those accused at the very least).
Ultimately there will be positive and negative effects of everything. And this forum and the organization BALG will probably help in some areas because if the empowering “You can do this without subjecting yourself to being treated in a degrading manner by some prick in a robe” message. As far as the torches and pitchforks…eh. we will have to see.
I’m hoping the benefits will outweigh the risks I’m seeing. And I’m definitely not going to let those risks keep me in fear. That “Broom Closet” crap ain’t my style.