So I'm new to witchcraft and I've been pretty interested in it for a few years. It wasn't until just recently that I buckled down and actually started to research practices.
I mainly practice Sigils, Tarot, Astrology (Moon Phases mainly), and Candle Magic. At least I'm trying to. I've made a few Sigils and after I created those I just felt all of the energy drain from my body and I slept 12 hours (oops).
My main question is, I'm wondering if people are getting into it because it's trendy now or if people are actually interested in the practice?
My boyfriend, who've I've been with for almost two years laughs at the idea of witchcraft and I must say I did too, I'm Athiest why wouldn't I. It wasn't until I started to read and practice that I felt energy around me. I still have a lot to go though to decide whether or not it's the right path.
Back to the topic, with Goth Fast Fasion brands like Killstar, the look of being a witch is growing. The hats, the clothes, the monthly subscription boxes from companies like Witch's Moon and the like, I'm all sucked into it. However, I'm not doing just the look, I'm also doing the practices. But I know others aren't. I'm not trying to gatekeep anything, people can buy what they want. What I'm saying is, do you think the trends are starting to attract people into the culture that'll only make a fool of themselves or try and make a bad name for it (R/fakewitch have some excellent stories of these types of people).