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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?

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I can now haz tax deduction for being a witch?

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

– Wiccapundit

In Romania, apparently.

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania has changed its labor laws to officially recognize witchcraft as a profession, prompting one self-described witch to threaten retaliation.

The move, which went into effect Saturday, is part of the government’s drive to crack down on widespread tax evasion in a country that is in recession.

In addition to witches, astrologists, embalmers, valets and driving instructors are now considered by labor law to be working real jobs, making it harder for them to avoid income tax.

For months the measure had been debated, protested by witches and mocked by the media.

On Saturday, a witch called Bratara told Realitate.net, the website of a top TV station, that she plans to cast a spell using black pepper and yeast to create discord in the government.

Silly Romanian witches.  They should know that black pepper and yeast are ineffective to create governmental discord.

Sea salt and Grey Poupon mustard is the ticket.

Seriously, I think there should be a Guild of Romanian Witches, Astrologists, Embalmers, Valets and Driving Instructors.™  People working real jobs have to stick together.

From Ace’s place.

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The wheel turns again…

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

– Wiccapundit

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)

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

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

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.

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