So, this is sort of a rant, but I wanted to ask others how they feel.
I frequently find myself navigating the web or meeting new pagans and I run into this issue. People are always trying to pitch their custom oil blends, candles, homemade incense, craft jewelry, etc. Or I find someone posting rituals where all their components are embedded with a link to their store or they punctuate the end of a conversation with how their personal brand will enhance my sabbat.
I like to know there are sources for supplies I might want sometime. I get it and I wish for your personal success. It's just off putting to me.
It's much like I'm talking to someone from Green Peace. I am interested in everything you're saying, but I'm not giving you money.
I might be in grumpy old man mode, but I don't like being soft sold during a spiritual conversation. What do you think?
This is what set me off. (jump to 4:17 if you don't want to watch the whole vidoe).
It was just funny.
I appreciate all the comments. I'll try to be mindful that my next post is more insightful and less grouch.
Gotta collect them shekels.
The New Age/Pagan/Occult/Lightworker/Starseed/Spirituality crowds aren't as different from the religion crowds of old. If something can be monetized, people will find a way to do so.
To be fair though, who wouldn't want to live of what they love, instead of being a slave for corporations or the police state.
After all, the rent doesn't pay itself.
I'm critical because I have space to voice my mind, not for an agenda, Flake.