In my blood there is the blood of nineteen men and women, all having been convicted of witchcraft, from June through September of 1692 and were carted to Gallows Hill, a barren slope near Salem Village, for hanging. Another man of over eighty years was pressed to death under heavy stones for refusing to submit to a trial on witchcraft charges. Hundreds of others faced accusations of witchcraft. Dozens languished in jail for months without trials. In my tears there and the spirit of those before me who were persecuted because of their beliefs, in the light of my eyes, there is the force of conviction that as much as we are different, we are also the same. We have hopes, dreams and desires. I belive in love, friendship, in nature, and freedom..And I'm a witch,
Some people insist that "Only a Witch can make a Witch." In other words, to become a Witch, one must be Initiated by a Witch, who was in turn Initiated by a Witch, who was in their turn Initiated by a Witch..... But who Initiated the first Witch?
Other folks say, "Only the Gods can make a Witch." In other words, regardless of whether or not any human ceremony is performed, true Initiation comes only from the Gods. A ritual of Initation - whether performed by an Initiator or group, or by oneself - serves only either to attempt to trigger that process, or to acknowledge and recognize that process as having occurred.
Still other folk appear to believe that one can make oneself a Witch, simply by declaring "I am a Witch." And then there are those silly folk who have been heard to declare things like "Of course I'm a Third Degree High Priestess! I've been circling for six months, and I've read all but three chapters of StarHawk's Spiral Dance!" -- and are outraged when they are not accorded the recognition they believe they are due.
I hold to:
"A Witch is born, not made; or if a Witch is to be made, then tears must be spilt before the Moon can be Drawn. For the Lady chooses whom She Will to be Her Lovers, and She rends Her Servants apart before finally making them Wise."
[For anyone interested, this is my reworking of someone's reworking of two separate statements originally written by "Robert Cochrane" of The Regency (Britain) and 1734 (America) fame - or is it infamy?] And how do I interpret that statement?
A Witch is born;
It is necessary to "make" - to awaken, to actualize and bring into manifestation - that which was born within one;
"To learn it is necessary to suffer and be purified...";
Only the Gods can make a Witch because the Goddess is the Source of the Initiatory Current, and She can, and will, bestow that Current when, and upon whom, She chooses. For priesthood is a vocation, and it is She who calls us: "Arise! And come unto Me!"
Initiation is essential to becoming a Witch. While I think the term "self-Initiation" is a misnomer, nevertheless it is possible to attune oneself to the Initiatory Current, and thereby become Initiated - not into any particular lineage or family, of course, since nobody can adopt themselves into someone else's family, but into "Wicca".
However, it takes a considerable amount of work, study, and effort to attune oneself to the Current - and it takes being Proper Person enough to be able to know what is wheat, and what is chaff, out of the publically-available material to properly prepare onself to attune to the correct frequency - to tap into the proper Initiatory Current.
So I still hold to "only a Witch can make a Witch" - although there are those for whom both instances of the word "Witch" refer to the same individual; and I also still hold to "only the Gods can make a Witch" for the Lady chooses whom She Will.... And I also hold to "declaring 'I am a Witch'" because it is we, each of us individually, who must answer Her Call - and accept that possibility, and bring it into manifestation.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
1984 by George Orwell
The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame
One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
My Family And Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
Memoirs Of A Geisha by Arthur Golden
Angela's Ashes by Frank Mccourt
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Thorn Birds by Colleen Mccullough
Winnie The Pooh by A. A. Milne
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The Abortion by Richard Brautigan
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy byDouglas Adams
Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
And almost anything by
Stephen King ,
James Joyce ,
and Amy Tan
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Nevermind the idea of a hero. They express the ideas and passion you should already have within yourself. You are my hero, because you refuse to take and accept shit from those who live to create and dispense it. A hero is a person who simply acts how all humans should act, and believes what we should already believe. They are no different from anyone else who acts with their brain and thinks with their heart. We need to stop thinking in dichotomies of heroes and non-heroes, because this perpetuates an excuse for apathy, claiming it "someone else's" job to do good, rather than seeing it as our own duty to be heroic, and giving ourselves, not someone else, the credit we deserve.
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I am very blessed to have such an awesome amount of friend's like all of you!...
Thanks so much for all of you for not going by what my religion is as a Satanist unlike the 32 friend requests that are still being waited on to be accepted as of October 8th.
Some people I guess don't see me as a human being of flesh and blood and take my religion as a Satanist to heart!. I guess, I seem to over stature or overwhelming.
If some of them are or may be christian's witch I am un-clear of if they are or not. I don't care what they believe in. I don't judge people for who they are or for what there beliefs are.. However, if they are christian's. Aren't christian's suppose to love all as they claim but yet the people I requested to add me as a friend are still in waiting to be accepted since I wished them all a happy birthday since October 8th till now!.
Now you tell me who's hating who here more?
My point being is this. If they are Christian's which I am un-sure of if they are. Only in powers my beliefs in my lord Satan even more!. Since Jehovah is going to flood the earth over again starting in 2012 to 2018 as it states in my book of satanic occult prophecies. Even the prophecies of nostradamus states this too!..
In the bible of Jehovah it states he killed people by flood, black plague, locusts eating farm crops, famine and disease. Since Satan did not like what Jehovah was doing to the people of the earth and left heaven to fight against Jehovah for doing that to his people of the earth as it was written!.
Satan has never done any of these things. Jehovah has. Just remember who killed who for going agents Jehovah!.. If you go agent Satan, it is no big deal to him since he gives you the choice in choosing your own path whether it be the right or left hand paths!..
So for all you Christian's where's your god now? Why worship a god of death and destruction such as jehovah anyway when he is only going to kill us all by flood again.
And yet, Again I judge no one!..
Feel free to post back on my blog on what you think?