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The Pariah Ploy

Posted: Friday, 25 September, 2015 by deacongray in Uncategorized


9/2/2015 0803 MT// (c) Deacon Gray

There are millions of people who are treated poorly in this world. People are persecuted because of their religion, their race, even their gender, and there is no country that doesn’t have some level of these things happening. It’s a damn shame that in the twilight of the 21 century we are still struggling with it so desperately, but we are.

In the so called “Vampire Community” like any sub culture, you will find some of that same victimization. I have seen situations where people are physically attacked, and somewhere the issue is nothing more than a troll dropping into a “Vampire Community” room for a few LuLz. Like it or not, there will always be people like that, and taking them too much to heart is an exercise in frustration and wasted energy.

Neither of these types of victims are what I really want to address, though both needed mentioning. You see over the past few years I have been seeing more and more playing the Pariah Ploy. “What in the hell is that?” You might be asking, well let’s take a look at it.

First what is a Pariah? The word most likely came from the Indian caste system, literally meaning the lowest caste, a non-person, if you will. In other words a pariah is an outcast.

How does one become a Pariah in a community of self-described outcasts from normal society? Well it is not as hard as one might think. Being a trouble maker will certainly earn you ill repute, but doing it so often that people want you removed takes more doing than one might think.

Being an outspoken skeptic. I know some people will balk at this thought, but think about this for a second. You walk into someone’s church and decry their faith, how long do you expect people to want you causing the disruption? Is it even fair to think you have the right to be that big of a jerk without consequence?

“I have a right to my opinion!” or “This is censorship!” has been heard more than once, but think about it. How is intentionally ticking people off productive in any way to the community? Yet I’m getting off topic. The question is, what is the Pariah Play?

“If you can’t be famous, be infamous!”- Chicago

Recently inside and outside of the “Vampire Community” there have been those who love to act out, then when ousted, they pretend that they were the victim of other peoples: Stupidity, Bullying, or egotism.

The Pariah Play is literally self-victimization for the sake of attention, and defense of bad behavior. People will antagonize and call other people names, act condescending or supremely intelligent, but when summarily responded to they immediately pretend to be the victim of others. They suspend intellectual honesty, push false indignation, and lobby others for support, sometimes will push their own agenda, product, or event.

“I got treated really badly by the mean old VC, but I’m not going to let that stop me from my desire to see the community benefit from my new…” Name your promotion.

I think I need to be clear once more. I am not talking about those who are treated badly for no real reason. Being honest is no excuse for being rude. Disagreeing with someone doesn’t make it OK to call them names, and making threats is simply unacceptable. If you cannot tell the difference between hyperbole and a real threat, perhaps you should lock yourself in a bunker somewhere and pull the covers over your head.

The biggest thing I want people to understand is this: You don’t have to get pulled into the “Pariah Play”. Instead, learn to see it for what it is. “If I can’t be famous, I’ll be infamous!”

There are a lot of people out there who will use anything they can to promote their agenda. A juicy little piece of self-portrayed victimization can go a long way toward getting attention. Instead of jumping in and taking sides, look at it with as much intellectual honesty as the circumstance and current information allows. You and your friends might be being manipulated. Sometimes the fight itself is the goal, and instead of standing up for a belief, you find you were just being baited for other reasons.

In the end the safest bet is to remove toxic people from your sphere of interaction. Sure they might scream censorship, or bullying, or some other highly dramatic thing intended to draw you back in. On the internet you always have the power to unplug, in real time you can walk away, and if you can’t escape them, don’t be afraid to seek help from your friends, but do so in a constructive way.


“Beyond this place of wrath and tears

      Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

      Finds and shall find me unafraid.


It matters not how strait the gate,

      How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate,

      I am the captain of my soul.”- Invictus  W.E. Henley

Being A Psychic Vampire Out Now in Paperback!

Posted: Tuesday, 22 September, 2015 by deacongray in Uncategorized

Originally posted on Kate's Creations:

Yay! I finished something big :)


Out Now On Amazon in Paperback

In the UK


Signed copy



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The Sight of a Vampire

Posted: Tuesday, 22 September, 2015 by deacongray in Uncategorized

Originally posted on Kate's Creations:


You are a mass of lights and glowing wires. The seven major chakras radiate and spin, pulse and shimmer. To gaze at a heart chakra you can lose yourself in the hundreds of shades and facets. A living human is a glorious being of power and wonder. The life force sometimes boils in intensity of colour and vibration. To look closer I can separate feelings, blockages and eventually thought pictures…but that takes an invite or two.

Contradictions are common. Cross wiring and paths of energy being choked off and diverted. Lies and misdirections blaze trails of deceit across the whole energy field. I may know you are lying but not about where and what. I can see you are deceiving yourself and me, but not about what.

You think it would be wonderful to see so much but I am so easily blinded by your beauty I will not see…

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A Deacon speaks to Vampires

Posted: Wednesday, 16 September, 2015 by deacongray in Uncategorized

16 September 2015 11:45 AM MST// By Deacon Gray

So you can imagine that I wasn’t very excited to see I had a message from someone named Brother Aaron asking me “for a moment of your time.” I have never been thrilled with ‘stop and knock indoctrination’ peddled by a few religions out there, and the idea of seeing it start up on facebook really made me feel a little nauseous. The last thing I need are people hitting up my in box with the old “You’re going to burn in hell! You’re Satan’s Whore!” crap.

Tentatively I responded, my finger hovering over the block button with “Sure, what’s up?”

What I got back totally threw me for a loop. “I was hoping you could help me with a problem. You see, one from my ministry has confided in me that he is a vampire. While I know that might sound strange, I hunted down the topic on facebook and it seemed like you might be someone who knows a little bit about it. Would you be willing to talk to me?”

I am guessing my eyebrows flashed about an inch higher on my forehead at that point. I admit it, I am a little biased against the men of the cloth, it isn’t like they have treated a lot of people very well over the years. Anyway, I agreed, but I asked him to agree to be interviewed for the GYP and here we are.

GYP: Hello Brother Aaron. Welcome to the Graveyard Press. We are Modern Magazine for a Modern Vampire Community. Well that is what it says on the website anyway. I want to thank you for taking the time to be interviewed today.

BA: Thanks, I want to thank you again for your advice earlier.

GYP: About that…I have been in the vampire community for a while, I have to say this is the first time a preacher come looking for advice and education. I have to say I am a little stunned.

BA: I like to think that a servant of god understands they he is also a servant of his children. When you have someone who is having internal struggles, it is hard to help them if you don’t know enough about it to really be of service. Your community scared the heck out of me, but so did gay and lesbian community, and they turned out to be amazing people.

My God is a benevolent God, he loves all of his children and it is for him to judge according to his will. He said through Jesus, “Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” I take that to mean God brings all his children to him freely.

I’m not god, I’m just a man trying to live a life of merit because I think it is what god would want me to do.

GYP: So you don’t condemn Vampires, Goths, Pagans and such?

BA: My church fathers might not agree with me, but I am hardly silent on my stance on such things. God is in everything, in every one. How we see god, or don’t, is inside each of us. You can call it Allah, Set, or Satan if that is what you feel holds you morally secure inside yourself.   Your relationship with your god, or gods, is totally individual and what makes my word of choice any better than say, a follower of the Spaghetti Monster?


GYP: You’re joking right?

BA: No I am not mocking you either. Look passed the hypocrites, look past the crimes of Christians and see Christ. It doesn’t matter if you believe in him, or if you think the bible is a fairy tale, the teachings are positive. If people spent more time listening, helping, spending time with those who need a hand, Christians would be growing in numbers, rather than reducing.

The young man that came to speak to me, would he have come if he thought I was going to mock him? Would he drift from the church and perhaps stop bringing his wonderful spirit to our gatherings? We would be lessened as a church without such people. So why rebuke him for something that full fills him and causes no significant harm?

I don’t think Jesus would do that, I think he would have sat beside him, shared a glass of wine, and perhaps had dinner, and encourage him to treat his fellow man kindly.

GYP: So you don’t think all goths and vampires are going to hell if they don’t repent and worship Jesus Christ?

BA: All of them, most certainly not. God doesn’t want us to suffer, most of the laws in the bible are written as both moral guidance and social safety. Like you said in our conversation, Sodom burned, there is proof of that, and the people in the city likely died of mass disease.

In ancient days fire and salt is how they purified, not spiritually, but disease. The same thing held true for food restrictions. Jesus doesn’t say a whole lot about persecuting, he talks about loving, taking care of people, forgiveness, personal willpower and righteousness…but I am getting into a sermon, my apologies.

My point is that most of the people I have seen on the message boards are kind hearted people. They love animals, they want to take care of the poor and help the infirmed. They don’t have to say they follow Jesus Christ to do good works and be a good human being, and I can’t be a good Christian by being a bully and judgmental monster. Some will fall into their own hell, some are already there. I hope they work their way out of it and find solace in being the good person they always thought they could be.

GYP: So what are you going to tell the guy who came to talk to you?

BA: Well I can’t say for certain, but something similar to what I told you. Being a vampire, or lycanthrope isn’t going to send you to hell, unless you do horrible things, things that would make anyone burn spiritually for the harm they caused.

GYP: Ok I have to ask. What religion are you anyway? This is totally confusing based on my interactions with men of the cloth in the past.

BA: I’m Catholic, my ministries are of direct service and outreach to the poor and needy. We try to set the example rather than preach it. Pope Francis is an inspiration to many of us, and I agree it is time for the Church to come forward with a positive role in today’s society.


GYP: Well, that is nice to hear. One more question if you don’t mind? What did you think of our community of vampires, kin, and pagans?


BA: I think if people worried a little more about service, than entitlement, your community could become an amazing network for good things. There are so many really great people in your community. People who want to do amazing things and some who do. I am glad to have a chance to learn from them. Thank you for taking the time to talk to me, but please do excuse me, I have many people to learn from today.





Dealing with the trouble makers is always hard. They come from inside and outside the community. We face them all the time, and have seen so many come and go over the years that perhaps we can find ourselves becoming a little xenophobic. I’m glad I had the chance to speak with Brother Aaron, and I honestly hope to hear from other people that are so cool in the future. With luck he will come back and talk to us about on going struggles of Pagans in other countries. He said he would consider the invitation, so I will cross my fingers.

Vampirism: Is it all in your head?

Posted: Saturday, 18 July, 2015 by deacongray in Ask the Vampires, Vampire Community

*Is it dangerous to think so?*

17 July 2015 08:15 // by Deacon Gray

(c) 2015 by the graveyardpress

All in your head


It’s not a new phenomenon rising in prominence in the public discussion boards of the vampire community, or (VC). Our small but overly exposed population evades an easy diagnosis. Despite an increase in credentialed scholars taking note and conducting “Studies” about the community at large, we still see the predominant conclusion about the vampiric condition as being physiological in nature.

Most point to issues that are “All In your head” The medical field has improved in leaps and bounds since the time of Hippocrates, but there is still a lot about the human body that is not completely understood, and when a condition isn’t easily tracked down, or a symptom sounds incredible, the resulting diagnosis tends to learn toward the mental health of the individual.

The presumed culprits are

  1. Depression: one of the popular scapegoats for Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms or (MUPS) is depression. Depression is well known to cause many various signs and symptoms of illness.  There are connections between depression and fatigue, stress, pain, and innumerable other complaints. When no easy solutions present themselves, depression is usually blamed for a patient’s aches and low energy.  But when depression is also a symptom, treating it alone can be ineffective and further confuse patients and medical professionals.
  2. Hypochondria: Real Hypochondriacs are people who claim illness though there are no consistent signs or symptoms of an illness. These guys aren’t really connected to the VC unless the issue becomes disruptive to their daily lives of the person making the claim. Studies by the Atlanta Vampire Alliance have indicated that most members of the VC actually claim to live normal lives, some with degrees in the medical, or mental health fields.
  3. Conversion Disorders: These are a collection of several disorders that are psychological in nature but that manifest in a physical way. For example, depression leading to sexual dysfunction, or stress leading to decreased immune response

If your doctor suggests any of these illnesses as a possible diagnosis for your condition, you should request a referral to a psychiatrist for additional assessment and a second opinion.  If you are diagnosed with a somatoform disorder by a reputable psychiatrist, you should not feel that you are being dismissed. These disorders are just as real and life altering as other diseases, and this diagnosis does not mean that you are “creating” your symptoms.  Your focus should be on improving your health and quality of life, not what label your symptoms are given.

The important thing here is that if treatment doesn’t address your health issues after a reasonable period, than perhaps talk to your doctor about further explorations.

The method of identification of MUPS is basically; medically explore the issue until you hit a dead end in known medical treatment and diagnosis, psychological treatment until treatment doesn’t improve your situation, than exploration of new medical possibilities.

While in the VC many have spoken to their doctors initially, the feeling of having your symptoms dismissed as a mental health leads a lot of people away from this process of discovery. The isolation of having the symptoms and no known cause, can push people into believing they have a vampiric disposition, more so if those alternative methods of easing the symptoms are effective.

The problems over all is that many conditions are passed over for years before they are realistically considered by medical research. Fibromyalgia is a great example of this.

For years medical doctors and physiological providers looked at people with fibromyalgia has having something akin to a conversion disorder. With the only real symptoms being pain, and no real signs to indicate a known problem, it was easy to dismiss the symptoms. However, after years of study, due to aggressive demands for research, medical researchers have isolated the condition, and they have found real treatment options.

Fibromyalgia is just one example, but it is not the only one by far. People used to get told their ulcers were a result of stress, as were migraine headaches. Anxiety used to be considered merely female hysterics, mostly due to their uterus and the phases of the moon.

VC Members are easier to dismiss because of their claims of being vampires. Once you put that tag on the ailments source, you have encouraged the providers to dismiss your claims as psychological in nature. Getting them to act objectively after that is pointless as the treatment bias is already there.

Donna Michele Fernstrom and VC Message board participant put it this way while in discussion with critic “   The dangers of defaulting to psychology as an explanation are very, very clear in medical history. It has always resulted in poor funding for experiments into the medical side of things, and it’s always resulted in social stigma. It’s resulted in a lengthening of the time it should have taken to find the real causes”…”Psychology should only be explored as a possible explanation after everything else has been ruled out. There are people involved in this, and their lives may be affected by it.”

She went on to say “The problem with a psychology-based explanation is that it essentially requires no proof at all. Do you see how this works? There is no positive, objective test for psychological conditions.

The psychiatric conditions which DO have positive, objective tests for them have recently shown evidence of being medically-based after all – inflammation and autoimmune processes, or brains structure abnormalities, seem to be the cause.

Frankly, psychology is barely more science-based than metaphysics, when you look very, very closely.”

While there are medical and mental health professionals in the VC, the ability to conduct large scale testing and research is still very limited. The term “Vampire” and many of the spiritual or metaphysical aspects brought forward by the community has increased the limited interest in the conditions people case medically because once more it is too easy to dismiss the whole as ‘delusional claptrap”


More and more there is a push is to allow the psychological and social sciences to label the VC members as having a default disposition as a psychological construct, a plea for attention, or a desire to be a part of a unique identity group. We are even seeing a renewed call for a clinical diagnosis like the not debunked Clinical Vampirism and Readfield’s syndrome. With one academic suggesting, perhaps partially in jest “Vampire Identify Disorder” Resisting the recognition of having a diagnosis can be hard considering how long it has taken just to get some level of acceptance. Many people believe it is better to be diagnosed and accepted, as opposed to undiagnosed and unrecognized, but I am not sure they consider the ramifications of that act.

History has demonstrated that with every diagnosis of a mental, or behavioral disorder, comes some level of stigma. Is some cases that stigma can result in child custody issues, career suicide, relationship struggles and the contempt and condensation of our peers. We have seen just such things when dealing with other issues that eventually were established as ligament, though the stigma isn’t likely to leave.

What Can You Live With?

In the end it comes down to this simple question. What can you live with?  If you have symptoms that you can’t live with, seek medical treatment for the symptoms, not for your own diagnosis. Having a Diagnosis of MUPS is far better than one of Vampire Identity Disorder. You might still face stigmas and doubts, but at least they are doubts about things that don’t involve things that are seen as mythical creatures.

For many in the Vampire Community, the uncertainty of life without a known cause of their issues can make it difficult to deal with all the doubts and critics. Worrying that “it’s all in your head” is a normal reaction, but if you believe that something is really wrong with your body, don’t give up on finding an answer. The VC is a support system, it always has been. For those who can live with their issues and identity but need support, the VC isn’t hard to find. So take an active role in discovery and don’t get mired down in the questions, doubts and critics that add nothing to the dynamic of your life.

Vampires: Discloser and the public

Posted: Thursday, 16 July, 2015 by deacongray in Vampire Community

July 16, 2015 10:40 AM MST// By Deacon Gray


At this point the internet is flooded with articles about the study conducted by Dr. D.J. Williams, about people who call themselves a ‘Real Vampires’.  These are people who Identify themselves as needing blood, or some kind of energy taken from others in order to live a happy and healthy life.

He was concerned with the idea that people with this Identity feared disclosure to medical or mental/behavioral health providers, and thus were not seeking treatment when needed. On social media the various community groups and organizations have been flooded with articles related to the study, but is it a reasonable fear? Should the diverse VC population have concerns about what such professionals know about them?

Is it a matter of asking ourselves about the simple pros and cons? If that is the case, as a community there are very few benefits for stepping out as a group. As an individual there are benefits if you desire some kind of treatment for your version of vampirism, but otherwise, what benefit is there to exposure?

What we have seen from the latest round of academic inquiry is pretty much what we have come to expect and these headlines are good examples

“Is Vampire Discrimination a Thing?”
“Real Vampires Exist and they need counseling too”
“Vampires are real: New Research Exposes Them!”
“Why real life Vampires are afraid to go to the doctor”
“Human ‘Vampires’ keep doctors in the dark: Study”
“What it’s like to be a Real-Life Vampire”

For me these articles are a prime example of the issue at hand. When you speak to a provider you are immediately placing yourself up for consideration as mentally ill. This is the default position taken by both the medical and mental health fields when they hear such a claim, and it is no different in the media.  Even in the above articles the primary entry point for the writers are that; Yes there are some pretty weird people in the world but we should consider their feelings and needs regardless of what identity they claim, because they obviously need mental health treatment sometimes.

My issue is that nearly all these articles by-pass the possibility that there could be more to being a vampire, than simply being a behavioral health aberration.  In t heir view you self-identify as a ‘Vampire’ or, they link it to “clinical vampirism”  which is a bogus mental health term, or the community all out “butterfly nets and men in white coats,” ill in many of their eyes.

The original article pleads for understanding and compassion from providers, but in the end it is a plea for these providers not to lock up the patient before figuring out what their real complaint is. “I know you came in for extreme anxiety after your home invasion, but you said you are a vampire, so let’s focus on that instead. Do you plan to harm yourself or others?”

One of the issues, as it was pointed out to me today, is that the community is so diverse that you can’t really make any statement that represents all of it. I agree, and that is as true today as it was 30 years ago. At the same time people from outside of the community, and tourists inside the community, try to do that exactly, pigeon-hole the community.

All of these article have in common the single aspect that there are some mental health issues at stake, and no one really looks to see if there is any other cause. It tells the world that; There is a lot of diversity so we can accept these poor deluded souls, as long as they aren’t causing harm.

That is great for legal issues. When a spouse goes to court for custody with emails and Facebook posts where you are claiming to be a vampire, it would be nice to have the judge be compassionate and considerate of your “Identity” or “Beliefs”

But, it is far more likely that a denial and a good excuse will get you further. “Your honor, I certainly have an interest in the vampire in myth and the subculture, but I am a long way from believing that I sparkle in the sunlight. With the way the health care system is today, Sir, I would be lucky to live till I’m sixty.”

You know, statements that aren’t just true, but reasonable. Saying “I’m a vampire, I drink blood to stay healthy and I want full custody of my kids” might not have the effect you’re looking for.

Talking to a mental/behavioral health provider about your vampirism isn’t needed, but if you do feel the urge, consider the abstract look a little more. “Doc, I need to get my energy right” doesn’t sound as attention grabbing as “I need to feed on blood!”

I am not saying you should make excuses for what you are, only that you need to understand that what you are, isn’t locked into a single term.  You don’t have to declare your disposition to get that treatment.  
 If Depression, Anxiety or any other issue comes up that you need help with, you should seek it. Just don’t muddy the waters by insisting on a term usage, or if you do expect some level of treatment bias. You might be lucky and find an open minded doc, and I hope you do, but don’t expect it to be the average.

For me, I don’t want to see people in the community categorized as having a mental or behavioral health issue simply because we can’t find anything else at present. The lack of evidence doesn’t positively indicate that the issue at hand is simply a “self-Identity” or a mental health issue. We might just need more evidence.

It is up to each VC member to decide how much they want to expose their Vampirism, but the price of not exposing it is nearly nothing.  The price of exposing your vampirism, in whatever form it might be, could be devastating.

I know I wouldn’t give up my child just to hold onto a term that kind of represent who I am. I don’t see any benefit for fighting for the term with people who are clueless and likely to remains so, no matter what you tell them.

Look obviously it’s your life, do with it what you consider wise. I only ask you consider this…not disclosing isn’t going to stop you from marriage, it won’t keep your love life hidden, you won’t be discriminated against for not talking about it, the only way you can be against for being a vampire, is if you disclosing it to others, who in reality have no reason to know. It is firmly in your control.



Natural Witchcraft

Posted: Monday, 15 June, 2015 by katescreation in Uncategorized


By Circe Arcanum

I like stripping away all the rubbish and masks of a subject and seeing straight to the truth of what it is. Witchcraft has always drawn me, I like the idea of a powerful wise witch that has the answers to everything. I like dancing outside without a care who is watching, clothed or unclothed. There is something wild and free about witchcraft that always has been attractive.

I ask too many questions for regular religions. Thou Shalt Not Question, is the unwritten eleventh commandment, and my next question was always, Why?

So my journey started when I could learn to read. A library was always a ‘safe space’ for me to hide in at school. I wasn’t actually bullied, much, but the other kids were very alien to me. I never felt we had much in common. If physical violence was necessary I was never afraid to hit hard. But it all seemed so pointless, I really lacked the competition needed to do well in school. But the library was a place of magic and clarity for me. Stories of myths and magic. Eddings, Feist, McCaffery, Norton, Tolkien, Clark, Herbert, and many more. Science fiction and fantasy became my religion and I worshiped my books. To me they were more real than invisible men in the sky. I would read books over and over again seeking out every nuance and inflection. rewriting them in my head with a slight change of plot or character. Yes…I was strange.

Books on the occult and magic soon followed. Witchcraft and lighting a candle to make a wish, gazing into a mirror to catch glimpses of past lives and feeling the heartbeat in a rock or crystal.

Long walks to a local forest became my temple and I connected up to the Nature God and the spirits of the forest. Not many words were needed, just a feeling of not being alone was enough. The books got darker and circles appeared on an old carpet that could be laid on my bedroom floor.

Astrological symbols were explored and runes cast. All was a natural progression for me. A move to another area by my parents and a different school meant a shift from outside to inside. I talked to a few others and we clicked, common interests were found. We asked questions and I voyaged out onto the astral planes and learnt out of body activities. College brought a new set of friends and new activities like sex and drugs. The Church of Adventists were of no interest to me when they handed out fliers at the College gates, but the Satanist were.

I learnt Wiccan and Satanism in equal doses. Committing to neither as both seemed to want control and power over me. I learnt to go still inside and find out where I wanted to go, not were others wanted to lead me.

I learnt my lessons very well, witchcraft lead to shamanism and energy magic and I was home, for a while.

I do not believe in hereditary witches, that is stupid and annoying new age bull shit. If you are drawn to chemistry or physics it does not make you a natural scientist. Witchcraft is not hereditary, though it you are lucky enough to be brought up with everyone around you doing magic it makes things a lot easier. I wasn’t, I just followed my Spirit or Nature and I found it flowed to me.

It doesn’t matter if you are 12 or 97 if you have an interest in anything go study it. Any one can call themselves a Witch, I am not going to tell you you are not. There is no exams to pass or certificates you need. Though there are many out there that will if you are foolish enough to believe them. I created my own brand of witchcraft and you can’t buy it, for it is not for sale. You have to create your own Path of being a Witch, with no rules or even a finish line.

If you wake up one morning and say, “Ok, I am a witch.” That is fine by me. How you define it is up to you, it is really none of any ones else’s business This is my definition.

I am not ever going to give you an insight into the traditional path of witchcraft. I am no scholar to give you the anthropological and psychological reasons on witchcraft and why it happen. I am gifting you with a glimpse of what I call Witchcraft and stripping it bare of all its bull shit.

Religions is worshiping someone else’ experience. Witchcraft, though mixed up Wicca, is not really a religion, any more than the daily practice of Buddhist is. It is an spiritual discipline that grows like you do.

I am part of nature, it is real and solid, no faith required.

So to be a witch is to be present and to see, be and feel what is solid and real. call it what you will, witch, shaman, warlock, pagan, heathen, even wizard, though the term maybe accurate, Harry Potter is not the kind of wizard I am thinking of here. I am looking at the Gandalf’s and those that look to the seasons and rhythms of the earth to find their way and be guided. No one really can teach you this but you can learn the ways of the land by studying the ancient peoples who didn’t have electric light at a switch of a button and were much more closely bond to the rising and setting of the sun and moon.

Nature is never the same, each snowflake is unique. Witchcraft taught me to dance with life and see the subtleties to the rhythm within and with out. I embrace change, it is the only way to survive the inconsistencies of this world. My nature, moods and cycles is part of this world, if I go still and listen, not easy in this over lit and very noisy world, I can hear the ebb and flow of my place and who I want to be.

Witchcraft teaches me to change myself and grow more fully into my nature, it doesn’t care about light, dark, good or bad, or social niceties. I do not know any other path that does the same