The Decline of Lineaged Wicca and the Neopaganism of the 70's and 80's

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The Decline of Lineaged Wicca and the Neopaganism of the 70's and 80's

Post#1 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:58 am

I'd like to call attention to this specific passage from Grey's talk (discussed here), as it touches on a topic of critical importance to me:

There is no halting the decline of the initiatic witchcraft traditions of Gardner or Sanders nor the collapse of neopaganism. The reason? To use the correct mimetic formula: Because Internet. People are having their needs met by the online simulacra of witchcraft. Those who are seeking witchcraft simply do not have to hunt out lineages, everything is before them in the digital form that has socialised them while their parents paid more attention to their smartphones.


I'm interested to know if readers here agree with Grey's assessment of the decline and collapse he names. If not, I'm interested what you (anyone with an opinion) think about the current state of affairs for the relevant things, and where such things are heading.

If you agree, I'm interested to know if Grey's analysis rings true for you, of if you have other ideas about how the current state of affairs came about, and then again, where [relevant] things are heading.

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