Like a Chain Saw it
can be used to accomplish something good, filling the wood cellar or something
evil, like the famous massacre. However
one must not forget the rule of 3, which says if one puts forth negative harmful
energies into the world, they will return to you 3 fold, it is Karmicly inevitable.
you see it as a Religion, or a Way of Life, (vs a Spiritual Path.)
re; I think to most Wiccans, ones religion is very much their way of life. If
penetrates and impacts all you do. From a Wiccan point of view Religion and Way
of life are inseparable.
I dont remember George asking this directly, but I think the next Question makes sense here.
Whats the bare bones Blurb on Wicca?
re; Wicca is the revival of the pre-Christian European nature religion, usually
just called "The Old Religion." Its basic tentants are honoring the Goddess,
honoring the God, and respecting the lesser spirits of tree, stream and stone.
Wicca is about living in harmony with nature. It rejects the view that man
lives at odds with nature and must conquer and master her. Wicca has no formal
Dogma and with-in its very broad outline there is alot
of room for individual expression of ones Spirituality.
you where a Witch what was your belief.
re; Like Fiona I was raised Catholic. Yet even as an Alter boy, I used to look
up into the eyes of the statue of Mary in our church and feel pure awe. The face
of that sculpture was a wonderfully crafted vision of pure acceptance and pure
love. The Mother Goddess Principle taking center stage in a Catholic Church.
Even at 12 I was drawn to the Goddess, I just did not understand yet what
I was feeling. It was so far outside anything I had ever been introduced too.
did you migrate to Wicca.
re; Basically in High School I walked away from Catholicism I just could
not connect spirtually with what I was expected to believe. In collage I took a
very secular anthropology course in comparative religion and began to understand
what early Pagans believed.
I could see that Pagan beliefs very much echoed how I felt about
things spiritually. I was so
impressed with the course that after I took it, I came back and audited it the
next semester. Then one night gazing out under a full moon, I knelt and prayed
to Isis, and accepted that this little seed had taken root in me. It has been
with me ever since. In the last twenty years it has grown and withered and been
reborn, but it has always been with me.
As a Religion,
re; I think Fiona gave a very good
answer Satanism basically a knee jerk reaction to Catholicism that lacks the
imagination to think outside the Catholic box. I feel it has all of the flaws
and none of the beauty of that faith.
do you feel about what they do.
re; Obviously some of what Satanists do is horrible and simply illegal. It is
also just plain sad to see people on a path that can only increase their Karmic
you believe in A Supreme Being.
re; Not in the way I was taught as a Catholic, Where God is seen as some sort of
separate super being that created us little individuals.
I think Wiccans tend more to see God and Creation as one thing, we are all the
Divine discovering itself and its infinite complexity in billions and billions
of forms. Those forms include you and me, I also think they include the Gaia I
feel very sure the earth has a soul of her own, and she truly is our mother.
From this point of view, even the Goddess and The God, are facets of the
great jewel of creation.
a Practicing witch, what does that mean?
re; I think it means that you are a person on the Wiccan spiritual path, that
you use magick and mundane work to Honor the Goddess and the God and make the
world a little better place.
the Lil Girl,Heather, who at 12 who called and says she is a witch.
re; I think its great that her parents have the tolerance to let her explore
idea’s and discover her spirituality for herself. My wife is Methodist, and I
am Pagan we tried to do the same, not shoving either religion down Daph’s
throat, and she has grown into a very aware and sensitive woman. She is 21 and
has not firmly picked a path, but that’s cool, a young person should be
exploring their spirituality at her age.
do think its important that a young witch advise her or his parents and get
their guidance when approaching Wicca. Unfortunately there is a lot of older
material still out there that was written by 19th and early 20th
century occultists, material that is not part of the Wiccan Path, and is not
appropriate for young people. Even at Waldens, you will still find the
Necronomicon cheek by jowl with genuine pagan books. The Necronomicon is of
course a fictional Grimoir created by HP Lovecraft and exploited by scam artists
ever since. I think if fair to say HP would have been appalled.
you believe in an AfterLife.
re; I was raised in a haunted house. I’m quite sure we survive death, that it
is not an ending but a transition. As to what lies beyond the veil, my answers
are ultimately no better a guess than yours.
would you say to the Pope.
re; Please make public statement acknowledging the Craft is another Spiritual
Path towards God, and not a form of Satanism. We still suffer from the
propaganda of “The Burning Times.”
would you say to the Dali Lama,
re; I think it would be better to listen.
I had to say something, it would be, “May I have the honor of meditating with
like your first mission is to help people, and how would you help people.
re; I’m a Tarot Reader, so most of my help that does not involve a spanner,
involves the Tarot. I would read someone’s cards for them, and drawing on my
life experience try to help them reach a better understanding of the energies at
work in their lives. By the way, like Fiona I never take money for reading. I
respect the professional readers I know, they are people of integrity, who use
their gifts to help others find their best path. Involving money however does
immediately create issues of integrity that I don’t need to bring into my own
life. My work as a technician pays my bills and leaves a little for some of
life’s small comforts, like good pipe tobacco.
you switched to witchcraft where you happy with yourself.
re; I had a rough childhood, I’m still working on being happy with myself.
flicks about witchcraft.
re; I’ve never enjoyed horror movies, I find them a downer. I don’t get the
upside of watching basically
helpless people get hurt.
you perform spells, do you use things?
is that needed.
re; It serves as a focal point for ones concentration and energy, we are dealing
with the connection between the energetic world and manifesting that energy in
the material world. Anything that strengthens that connection will facilitate
ones work in the Craft.
have you read Lynn McTaggarts; The
Field. Science is now confirming a long standing Magickal Belief. The notion
that when two things are in contact their energies rub off on one and other, and
once two energies are entwined they are never truly separate again. So if I have
George Noory’s penknife it helps me reach out to George Noory’s energetic
body in the field and lend my strength to his.
is very much inline with your own investigation into mass consciousness.
If you posted a picture on the website of a person your audience was
praying for, it would help them envision that person, reach out to their
energetic body and
make your collective efforts to help the person more effective.
Are your spells to help people?
re; Mine are yes. I think trying to harm people is a sign of an person who is
emotionally and spiritually immature. By a certain age I think most of us see
there is enough that is awful in this world. I have no desire to add any more
pain to the world’s quota myself.
men who practice the religion, is it different for men.
re; Wicca has no formal Dogma like Catholicism it is more like Judaism, a
collection of people bound by some common beliefs but individually seeking God.
So I don’t think it is any more different for Men than Women. It is as
different as yourself.
Path you have taken, did you do it on your own, or did you have help from
somebody. BB re; My being in Collage was just about the greatest thing that
ever happened to my Mom. At the time she was a working class woman with most
of a high school education, even then however she was very well read. My going to
Collage exposed her to as many new ideas as it did me. We both went down the
Path at the same time. We explored our new faith in different ways, but it was
great having that support. Since she has continued to read voraciously and
is far better educated than the average Collage Joe today.
Has Witchcraft, effected your career at all.
re; I have been out of the Broom Closet at some jobs, and not at others. In my
current position I chose not to discuss my faith. I am a technical professional,
and my peers think I am weird enough in that I listen to George Noory and
believe in UFO’s.
you believe in Reincarnation.
re; Yes, I am Quite sure we return to learn and settle our Karmic debts.
don't believe in a Heaven or Hell.
re; Actually I do, I believe that if a person achieves true enlightenment they
can rise above the wheel of reincarnations and return to the Deity. I also believe if a soul becomes just utterly
fettered with shadow it sinks into that Darkness. This is of course a Hindu vs.
Catholic vision of Heaven and hell, I truly feel this is one of the great
insights of that tradition.
Would you tell people that you are a witch.
re; Persons I know reasonably well, and who because I know them, I feel
comfortable that they would be tolerant. However if you visit my home, I expect
you would figure it out long before I formally told you. My home looks pagan.
BB re; Samhain is my favorite Holiday, it being the only remaining
pagan holiday in our overwhelmingly Christian calendar. I celebrate it with
relish. I would also like to say I think we Americans are being led in the wrong
direction. Those who are trying to cut Religious expression out of our public
life are not leading us towards our best path. Our public life should reflect the rainforest of our
diversity, not the desert of Agnosticism.
Visitors, in the physical plane.
BB re; I ask my skeptical friends, do you think the Government
maintains over 100,000 pages of classified documents on bigfoot?
I was very skeptical until I read
Richard Dolan’s; UFO’s and the National Security state. Even 5 years ago
I would tell people that if UFO’s where real then what we understand about
physics would not make the primary reader in the visitors schools.
Its seems, it would not. Advances in
quantum theory are now making FTL travel and communication seem more and more
possible. With those advances in
mind we can more easily understand the presence of the visitors. I think we may
well have both extra –Terrestrial, and extra – Dimensional visitors.
Do you have a
BB re; no I have some prayer beads, grey howlites. A string of 89
beads as is traditional for the Buddhist faith. They are my spiritual focus. I
wear them night and day, and only take them off to shower.
One last thought, If I could tell a person just one thing about
Wicca it would be this, Our Traditional Greeting is Merry Meet, and our
Traditional Goodbye is Blessed Be. I think that says a world about who we are
spiritually. Thank you for your time George,
and Blessed Be, BB.