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“Spirit Cooking?” What a crock of shite.

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Wiccapundit –

The latest sludge to come out of WikiLeaks about the Democrats is the story of Hillary’s campaign manager John Podesta participating in supposed “occult rituals” called “spirit cooking,” which are alleged to be part of the Thelemic practice created by Aleister Crowley. Some misguided Internet commenters are referring to this a “Wiccan practice.”

What a load of shit.

Believe me, as a long-time witch, Wiccan priest, and occult practitioner, I can assure those who are not familiar with the occult that this disgusting crap has nothing to do with witchcraft or Wicca.  This load of manure is nothing more than attention-seeking boundary pushing by a self-styled “performance artist” whose craving for approval by the “edgy-and-transgressive” crowd of pseudo-elite Acela corridor fellow travelers pushes her to perform these stunts.  These people get the same frisson of pleasure being outside the bounds of respectability that they would feel by wearing a Nazi uniform to a costume party.  They like to freak out the mundanes and to assure themselves that they are above it all, unbounded by any rules of taste, character, or restraint.  For historical precedent, see, e.g., Sir Francis Dashwood’s Hellfire Club, where 18th Century British High Society rakes would ridicule religion and take part in socially-perceived immoral acts “meant to shock the outside world.” (Ref: Infogalactic).

The ringleader of this modern suppurating pustule of liberal elite filth claims that if this practice is performed in an art gallery, it is merely “performance art” but if performed in private it is “intimate and spiritual.”  Right.  Just like jerking off in the bathroom is merely self-pleasuring, but doing so in a public park will get you arrested for public indecency.

By the way, “occult” simply means “hidden.”  Only Mormons with a “Temple recommend” are allowed to attend services inside the Temple in Salt Lake City.  These religious rituals are not open to outsiders (i.e., non-Mormons), therefore, they are “occult.”

Does that freak you out?


Happy Beltane!

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

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I spent an absolutely beautiful Spring evening tonight celebrating Beltane with my fellow witches.   Blessed Be to my fellow Wiccans and Pagans!



Happy Yule and Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

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Happy Samhain!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

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To all our pagan & Wiccan readers and friends: Happy New Year.  The wheel has turned again and life continues to change.  In another year, another turn of the wheel will bring even bigger change, the Lord and Lady willing.


Happy Beltane!

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

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Scratch Gaza off my list of “places to see before I go to the Summerland.”

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

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If the oppressive heat, endless sand, and everything-smells-like-a-camel bouquet aren’t enough, here’s the latest reason to avoid the Middle East:

Gaza: Hamas Arrested Over 150 “Witches” in 2010…

Jeez, can’t a Wiccan just eat his falafel?

(h/t Weasel Zippers)


The wheel turns again…

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

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Samhain has come, and the Wheel of the Year turns again.  Last night under a cold, clear sky, Elphaba and I joined the circle of witches to celebrate Wicca’s preeminent Holy Day: Samhain, or All Hallow’s Eve.  As I felt the balefire’s warmth, smelled the wafting scent of incense, saw the starry sky through the trees, and listened to the familiar words of the liturgy as they washed over me, I was reminded why The Old Religion speaks to me so powerfully.

In the Craft, this is the beginning of the Wheel of the Year, the Wiccan New Year, so to speak.  It is a time when we say farewell to those we have lost in the previous year; it is the time of the final reaping.  The dark of the year is upon us, when we must recognize that all that lives must die, but that all that dies shall live again.

Death is not to be feared, it is only to be accepted and acknowledged as the expected resolution of the lives we have lived.   As I spoke in a Samhain ritual some years ago, in the role of the Dark Lord of the Underworld:

The Goddess awaits you, at that which is the end of all Desire. But none shall cleave unto her, save that you within my bending sickle’s compass come.

We recognize that death is not an end, it is only a transition.  In many ways, this is the central mystery of our faith.

Samhain is also a time to recognize that true change comes from the ending of the old; old patterns, old ways, old ideas.  I cannot think of a more powerful metaphor for the moment that is to face this nation in two days.  I sincerely believe that the majority of people in this great and wonderful country will take a hard look at where we are and where we are going.  I believe that choices will be made and a path set for the future that will restore us as a people to the greatness that is our birthright.

Hoof and horn, hoof and horn, all that dies will be reborn

Corn and grain, corn and grain, all that falls shall rise again.

To all our fellow witches and pagans, Blessed Be!

To all those who do not follow our path but have so kindly graced our little blog with your presence and your interesting comments, thank you and Happy Halloween!

(Herne image by Angela Barnett)


So maybe Wiccapundit could post something about, um, Wicca?

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

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I’ve gotten so caught up in posting comedy bits and political rants here, it seems I’ve neglected the “Witch” part of Red State Witch.  So, I just like, totally swiped this from the venerable V. Sebastian Page;  a thoughtful consideration of the question: just what is a witch or a Wiccan?  If you have a passing thought of learning a bit more about us, this is not a bad start.


Occult means “hidden,” which is what this crap should be

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

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Regular readers know the contempt in which I hold the “wannabe-witch” crowd; those who freely mix a few elements of Wicca with a dash of paganism and a dollop of, well whatever is “kewl” at the moment.  Like vampires. Thus, you get this abomination: shoes worn by lead character Edward Cullen in the sparkle-vampire megablockbuster movie Twilight.

This is Teh Ghey.    Note the mixed metaphors in the article:

Afraid you’re too unfashionable to be accepted into the local foppish goth coven?  Well I’ve got just the thing: Edward Cullen’s shoes!  Brand new from the Pyramid Collection (Myth, Magick, Fantasy & Romance) come these handsome dress shoes, perfect for a Ren Faire mixer or Wiccan prom.

Goth covens?  Wiccans?  In an article about fictional vampire fashion?  Does the writer have the slightest clue?  Uggh.

Besides, this whole sparkly vampire thing is just pathetic.  Vampires don’t go outside in the daylight, and they look like this:

not like this:

Via Ace.


Full Moon

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

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This is why I love being a witch.  On a crisp, clear, starry night last night I celebrated the full moon at the April Esbat.  The balance between male and female in the incarnation of the Divine is one of the things that most attracted me to Wicca.  Seeing Priest and Priestess join together to create something beautiful is a potent metaphor for the creative force that brings life into being.  This is the real essence of Wicca, and not the silly goth-poser, Hollywood-wizard-wannabe pretentiousness that is all too common in paganism.