As far as I am concerned, the less dogma, the better. I am glad trad craft is not so structured. I can only speak for myself, of course, but witchcraft is not a "life interest". I am a witch-plain and simple! Hey, many of us have been casting since we were children even-often without realizing it! There is nothing wrong with a purely intuitive & spontaneous approach to the craft, in my honest opinion. For some, that is what works best!
I would never discourage someone from this path...if this is who they are-no matter how many mistakes they make, or tell them to be observers instead-no way. A witch, is a witch, is a witch...(as someone said here somewhere in the forums).
Also, my craft is fun and I cherish that. Why in the world would I want it not to be? Some things I do learn just for fun, some things I do just for fun. I would never let anyone tell me what I can or cannot do, or what I can or cannot experiment with- that is up to me to decide-as it is every individual witch.
I am sorry, SammCrow, but I have to respectfully disagree with much of what you say here. Some of it I resonate with and agree with, but much of it I don't.
On the other hand, to each his own. Your opinions are your own and I can respect that too.
I will end my post on this note-I absolutely agree that we should always continue growing, learning, and evolving! This path is a lifetime of learning. (BUT-if someone has attained a certain skill set and they like being "comfortable" there...so what? Let them be comfortable-it is their craft...right?) I also agree that it is always better to be kind, if you can. Third, I wholeheartedly agree that people new to the craft should never, ever be ashamed of their efforts. It is all part of learning and gettting better, and something we all go through to get to that next level.
Edited by Anara, 07 April 2014 - 12:31 AM.