You know, I’m not a Pagan. What the Pagan community does and does not take an interest in is none of my concern as long as it’s not hurting anyone. I wasn’t aware that there had been a shift in interest. However, I do know that the percentage of astral-walking Pagans I know outside of tumblr is much, much smaller than the percentage I know on tumblr.
Since I’m not a member of the Pagan community, I couldn’t tell you why that was. My assumption is that tumblr Pagans have a lower average age—I said average, not “All tumblr Pagans are kiddos”—a lot of which are just starting out. There are a handful of favorite bloggers on tumblr that beginners are directed to and those practices get emulated (sometimes) unintentionally.
I’m not saying whether this is a bad or good thing, because I don’t give a fuck what other people do. I am saying it’s one possible explanation.