rather amusing article...

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,170-1551334,00.html

made me larf anyway - so what do our resident neopagans think of the commercialisation aspect of it? i particularly liked this bit:

given that witchcraft consists of muttering in your bedroom and then going around secretly believing that you’re more important and special than everyone else, in essence what the occultists have done is to sell adolescence back to adolescents, but with the addition of “Dragon Wands” for £30. Now that’s magic.
just to clarify - i don't include serious thinking neopagans in this, just the sort of idiots that buy silver ravenwolf books which suggest the use of Divine Names to get more pocket money.

b'shalom

bananabrain
 
I had to admit, I found it rather enjoyable reading - but I'm not sure everyone here would be comfortable with it.

Thoughts?
 
oh i know, but i think it's one of the serious issues they're going to have to take ownership of, as it were, in order to be taken seriously. that's my point. it's hard enough for the poor buggers to deal with the ignorance, prejudice and downright snobbery of the 'established' religions as it is.

b'shalom

bananabrain
 
There is commercial junk made and sold for most religions. But there must be someone buying the stuff as it does get churned out by the scam artists.

The Pagan Prattle blog tends to post links and descriptions of all sorts of "religious tat" (as the blogger calls it) from a wide range of religions. Sometimes it's amusing, and sometimes it's just pitiful what people try and sell.
 
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