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2020-10-29 11:39:12 AM  
Salem, MA is both a witch's Mecca and memorial. There's a lot of history there. Matter of fact, I dropped a few bucks in a newly opened shop called Pentagram. It was an actual Wiccan store, not some fly by night tourist shop. They had all the right accoutrements you expected. Smudge sticks, censers, brooms, books, crystals.

And they were packed opening day.
 
2020-10-29 1:09:54 PM  
Those fingers in my hair
That sly come-hither stare
That strips my conscience bare
It's witchcraft
And I've got no defense for it
The heat is too intense for it
What good would common sense for it do?
 
2020-10-29 1:15:51 PM  
That girl must be practicing richcraft.
 
2020-10-29 1:55:00 PM  
quick and dirty search indicates that Llewellyn worldwide has an annual revenue of 25-30 million...
 
2020-10-29 1:57:49 PM  
Double, double, toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble
...for the low, low price of $9.99
while supplies last.
 
2020-10-29 1:58:25 PM  
Did no one learn the lessons of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

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2020-10-29 2:08:01 PM  
Etsy?
 
2020-10-29 2:52:50 PM  
Every year, the same non-story only with different math.
 
2020-10-29 3:05:11 PM  
Marketing stuff to privileged white chicks, as well as goths and hippy chicks, to affirm that they ARE the Central Pillars of the Universe and Powerful Beyond Belief is an easy way to make money. Especially if you have some REALLY expensive sh*t hidden in the back room that only the advanced or gifted can even look at. Selling stuff to dudes who REALLY want to bang said privileged white chicks, as well as goths and hippy chicks, is just batting clean-up, and no one wants to leave money just sitting on the table, right?

Newage and a lot of the pagan scene is just marketing and what amounts to cosplay. Then again, there's a good chunk of Buddhism and Christianity that suffer from the same Sell-U-itus.
 
2020-10-29 9:15:13 PM  

hubiestubert: Marketing stuff to privileged white chicks, as well as goths and hippy chicks, to affirm that they ARE the Central Pillars of the Universe and Powerful Beyond Belief is an easy way to make money. Especially if you have some REALLY expensive sh*t hidden in the back room that only the advanced or gifted can even look at. Selling stuff to dudes who REALLY want to bang said privileged white chicks, as well as goths and hippy chicks, is just batting clean-up, and no one wants to leave money just sitting on the table, right?

Newage and a lot of the pagan scene is just marketing and what amounts to cosplay. Then again, there's a good chunk of Buddhism and Christianity that suffer from the same Sell-U-itus.


I worked at Borders and B&N for years. It was amusing to see the Wiccan starter kits in the bargain bin. The young adult section I maintained was also rife with teen Wiccan crap.

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"...Every girl with a henna tattoo and a spice rack thought they were a sister to the Dark Ones. Bunch of Wanna-blessed be's."
 
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