Interesting. Is there historical magick for period blood or is that a thing that tumblr made up? What is the closest counterpart to emoji spells? Were crystals really used as dildos for magickal purposes or was it just because they didn't invent silicone yet?Interestingly, most sterotypical magic instruments are intended to invoke "male power." Staffs, wands, and broomsticks are phallic by design and inherently sexual.
I feel like a lot of the Witchblr crowd sees witchdom as a feminine religion/lifestyle/whatever because the portrayal of witches is dominated by females in every piece of media ever, when in reality, witch has always been a gender-neutral term. Witches are not female wizards, for example. There can be male witches too.
In saying that, a lot of them seem to ignore the blatantly masculine aspects of witchcraft and how both genders are utilized for sake of rituals. Witchcraft is not feminist. It is not rebelling against the patriarchy. Literally, the only thing it rebels against is God which, I understand is half the point with these sad sacks.
I acknowledge that I know way too much about this subject. I promise I'm not a pagan LARPer, I just find the topics really fascinating as relating to history, Biblical context, etc. There's the old adage of "know your enemy" and it helps to know about this stuff before you argue against it. Churches are losing their young people to psuedo-witchcraft 'cause they don't know jack about it.
The foundation for internet-grade witchcraft is built almost entirely on Hollywood's interpretations, rather than what is historically and religiously accurate... and these these people wonder why they're not taken seriously outside of the internet bubble.