In the past few weeks, I’ve talked about ascention and magick fighting. Both times, I almost didn’t put the post online. And so, I have to decide: Is this blog written by adults, for adults, or should I stick to safe, sanitized topics.
Connecting to my ethereal software is a safe topic. You might not find it interesting, but it won’t hurt anyone. And manifesting is sanitized: We talk about causing ourselves to make better decisions (which really is 90% of my manifesting), and just ignore the part where it also influences the decisions of others.
Manifesting, healing, and the basics of ethereal software are safe and comfortable to discuss in public. Ascention is not. As Ona points out:
I do think the ascension-type beliefs you described are not generally very healthy for modern westerners, as they have a tendency to encourage escapism. Or power trips. Or disdain for “lesser” people.
And magick fighting definitely isn’t — not once we get beyond shielding, and into offense.
I’m tempted to stick to safe, sanitized topics. After all, most other writers do, and most readers wouldn’t know what they were missing. And yet, those aren’t the conversations I want to have. I want to discuss ascention, and how it’s an excuse for some mages to act elitist. I want to discuss magick fighting, and how important it is when you explore areas of magick you don’t yet understand. I want to have a full discussion about magick with other experienced mages, which means discussing topics that can be scary, threatening and dangerous.
But I can’t be the first writer to think about this. So, I’m curious: What’s your approach to all this? Particularly for other writers, but please, everyone should feel free to chime in. Thanks!