First Published on “The Juggler”
Recently there is a trend to go into various forums and start targeting those who appear to be “bunnies”. Generally this takes the form of taking a statement they have said in the forum, questioning it and turning it around, challenging outrageous claims and making the original poster really examine themselves.
One of the most common questions that gets asked usually when this starts happening is “why”? Why is this random person going into a fourm where they know no one and picking a fight? Why are they being so mean? Why are they making fun of this person who may or may not be competent to defend themselves? Why are they showing everyone a bad example?
Well, there are a lot of reasons.
One reason is that the people who are currently posting these statements, the new learners or even the older unwise “leaders” of these groups are the next generation of Wicca and Paganism. Because of that they will be responsible for the shape of this religion in 20 or so years. They will be considered the Elders and others will forget my name. So it is up to me, as a leader and a teacher, to go to them and make sure they have their facts in order. It is up to me to ensure that the lore and the Mysteries are handed down as they should be, just as they were given to me.
It is not about anger and hatred, it’s about love of something greater than myself.
I switched to the first person here to give you personal perspective of why I do this. Other people’s reasons may vary, but I don’t think so.
I read some of what is out there on the Internet and I dispair. People posting about how it’s unwise to do a healing on someone because it could be that they are SUPPOSED to be injured now, and how it’s bad to want things from the universe so you can’t do a spell to gain things and so on. I look at these posts with gape-mouthed shock frankly. Why else would you do a spell except to gain something? Using “karma” as an excuse is simply a justification to do nothing.
The one thing that must be faced is yourself. If you want to do something, then do it. If you don’t, then don’t. Have the balls to say so in plain words “I don’t want to heal that person because I don’t know them” instead of justifying it with a spurrious excuse of morality.
And this realistic attitude is what many of the bunnyhunters are trying to teach.
I’m going to end this post here and continue with this at a later date. I think I’m going to turn this into a regular post set.
The point of the bunnyhunters is that generally they are the Elders you have asked to learn from, and they have an immense amount of knowledge and wisdom to draw from. Take their poking and prodding as what it is, impetus to move so you don’t become stagnant. After all, you have to poke a steak and move it around, or one side gets burned and the other remains raw.