It’s always weird to see these posts like “My great (x20) grandmother was a witch and the tradition has passed from generation to generation, I’m an empath that can basically read minds and all of this witchcraft is basically like breathing.”
No one in my (remembered) family (known to me) practiced/practices or took part in anything religious beyond Christianity. And even then, the generation before me is predominantly non-religious (I have, like, one Christian cousin), and most certainly non-spiritual. They’re all quite content plodding along in the mundane - this isn’t a slight on them, just what it is.
But here I am casting circles, tempting fae, drawing sigils and casting spells … And sometimes, it saddens me to read these “I’m an [x] generation witch” posts that read like they’re somehow above me.
I’m no less valid because I’m the first (and probably last, I don’t want children) witch in my family; my magic is still fueled with energy, incantation and intent. So can we stop pretending like those of us not born to magic are somehow less, please.