And as you’re asking me, I’ll give you my answer. And my answer is common sense.
Witches need common sense to discern when magic is a good idea or when a practical solution may be more appropriate. They need common sense to sift through the reams and reams of published information on Paganism and pull out the truth from amid all the nonsense. Common sense is needed to help identify the fakers, the ego trippers and the people who use the craft to further their own ends or to prey on the vulnerable.
Value your quartz tipped wand by all means but value your common sense as well.
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