That’s a doozy of a title, ain’t it? But it’s true, and it reflects the lies I was told by my earth-and-spirit-loving pagan and witch communities growing up. For those that don’t know, I’m a lifelong witch of 25 years from a generational family that’s been practicing witchcraft for 200 years. My parents are also pagans. My father is a legal, ordained High Priest.
And despite all that spiritual education, I still grew up hearing these two phrases:
“Mental illness doesn’t exist. All you need is to connect with nature and your spirituality.”
“You’re not mentally ill, you’re psychic!”
Sounds a lot like “You’re a wizard, Harry!” And just like Harry Potter is a pile of fiction, so are these statements. Let’s talk about it.