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A minister in Northern Ireland has blamed Voodoo for the earthquake catastrophe that has hit Haiti, saying that Voodoo was a ‘dangerous and destructive religion, involving the worship of evil spirits’.
Witches across the world joined forces to cast a global spell to help the people of Haiti. Rev Terry Power, a High Priest of the Correllian Nativist Tradition of Wicca, issued a call to all witches to join him in performing a ritual for Haiti.
American evangelist Pat Robertson called the earthquake that has devastated Haiti a “blessing in disguise”. Speaking on the Christian Broadcasting Network on Wednesday 6 January, Robertson told viewers that the Haitians “got together and swore a pact to the Devil”.
When Wookey Hole Caves advertised for a witch they were inundated with 3,000 applications for the £50,000 job. In scenes reminiscent of a Witches’ Sabbat, some 300 finalists with broomsticks and pointed hats queued for hours to take part in what one newspaper called the Hex Factor.
Has Michael Jackson come back fom the dead? Speculation reaches fever pitch as reports of sightings come in from all over the world. Are we witnessing genuine paranormal phenomena or mass hysteria?
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Pirates and Witches
It has always been the case that Peiran, Pirates and Sea Wanderers have close connections to Witches. This mainly because prior to medieval times Witches were effectively the Doctors. In those days and earlier if you needed a cure you went to the Witch who was also the Pharmacy and Midwife.Of course the activities of the Witches and indeed Wizards in their relief of pain, saving lives, presence at childbirth and Pagan knowledge of time took away many of the powers of religion and the cra ...
Men and the Goddess
I am currently teaching classes in recognition of The Feminine Divine, and incorporating this concept with the religion of Wicca; well, any Wiccan or Witch knows it would be impossible not to incorporate Her, as She is foundational to this path. I add this for emphasis because honoring the Goddess, a/k/a The Feminine Divine as Deity, is what our Western culture is severely missing.The topic of this essay is:“Why Would a Man Search for the Goddess?”Interview with Tim Ward in the b ...
A Little Magickal History
Silently across the snow steps made without a sound, Nothing but the imprints of lost footsteps might be found.For standing under a cloak of midnight blue, The stars glistened like sapphires within the winter’s hue. Whispers of secrets and magick released for what shall be, The coming told in whispers of this elemental release.A gift a of magick from a future yet designed or pasted, As the seasons shall turn into memories and moments to forever last. ...
An Open Fire: Healing from Within
The air feels cool and crisp this morning as I step through the rear door of my home. From my left, the sun is beginning to crest above the horizon, offering its rays of light through the eastern tree line. I look upwards; the sky above is transitioning from a darkened blue, barely a cloud within sight. The weather forecaster tells me storms are blowing in from the western horizon, but not until the evening hours. No signs of the thunder yet, still a distance away. I walk down a few strides and ...
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