Originally posted by avalanchethecat
Currently undergoing a massive resurgence in popularity especially among middle-class westerners, I understand. Anyone out there able to enlighten us as to why?
Massive resurgence? That's quite an overstatement don't you think?
There has been a very small resurgence of pagan religions amongst westerners and a small portion of them are into the shamanic aspects of whatever pagan religion they happen to be involved with. However you are talking a minority within a minority.
Personally I find that, for the most part, these people are looking for some attention or recognition. In other words, they want others to think they have some sort of magical/mystical powers when the reality is most of them can't hold down a decent job or move out of mom's basement.
Well that's the cynical view anyhow.