Mr Crowley wrote:It documents that the world changes, and people stay the same. My intermix bloodline allows me to see Native Americans were the same old people as the ones who replaced them; simply, people don't change.
I feel the reason people need a "label" is to tidy things up. It's just human nature to want to know what's in the package, if it has a great little name we don't necessarily need to open up that package, because we are pre-decided on what it means. Maybe that's where we are blocked to change, the un imaginative can't see things another way. And if it ain't broke don't fix it.
I personally am tired of the minutia of labels. I rarely use my title of High Priestess, because...so what? Yea, I trained but in the end I am just a worker of the will, like anyone else who is serious about their craft. Wicca opened the door for many a will worker to wake up to the world of "magic" "k" and then they had to call it a name because Wicca was too, too, too what ever it was they disagreed about that
title, yet it created a huge door for these folks to create their
To top it off we have the extremist's who scream cultural appropriation yet it is perfectly fine to appropriate a gender. In my opinion if cultures wish to remain pure, they better find another planet, because we are all
related, like it or not you have no control over who you great, great, great grand who ever slept with. We are already a intermingled breed. Give it another 100 years (if we make it that far) and they will be teaching the histories of the original races and how their cultural ideologies died out because they were unwilling to share/teach for fear of ...what? Ok, used for financial gain, I get that... it sucks, wrong information, well...not if it were taught on a wider level. but remember this "the more you tighten your grip, the more the star systems will slip through your fingers" = the more you hold on to something you fear loosing the more you are pushing it away.
annnnnnd, I'm sure I'm repeating this notion that magic with a k is a literary cue to differentiate slight of hand magic from the kind that workers of the will do. Eh, spelling... another weirdly morphing thing.
We really are all just people, we really are all related, we really all have different interests. Cool.