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Alexandrian Witchcraft UK PLC

This nothing new and it’s been pretty common knowledge in some inner circles for some time before it had been actualised but may come as news to fresh recruits. Once it gets going, they’ll never need to know the full extent of Trumpish inspiration behind the project and bonus chips will be handed out like silk printed invitations in exchange of  silence and unquestioning loyalty to those whose spiritual ambitious stretch as far as greed, glamour and exclusive tea parties.  Does this meme ring familiar?

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Alexandrian Witchcraft has been officially incorporated as a PLC on 19/07/2017.  The company directors are: Sharon Day, Maxine Sanders and Maia Honan (Maxine’s daughter). It’s all here in black and white on gov.org.  Most religions and occult orders opt for charity non-profit status to maintain a minimum of integrity to spiritual ethics but to be honest, I’d have expected nothing less from a ‘co-founder’ whose initiator pimped her body and soul for publicity stunts on tabloids.  For those who are not well versed in the mysteries of business, I have added this link which explains in simple terms what a PLC is and how it works.

” According to Sharon Day the whole thing is totally innocent and is a cunning plan to set up an Internet library of all the historicial material available on Alexandrian Wicca.”

But when you scroll down in the comment sections, a different agenda begins to emerge from the words of first line Alexandrian initiate, Carole Ballard:

“It is a useful move on their part for them to make money as a company on the topic of Alexandrian Craft…The other alternative is to make money and not declare it which may affect their personal income, which at this time could be problematic for Maxine.”

It’s ironic that whilst pagans continue to harbour hatred towards Church, they fail to see the pattern repeating itself in their current pagan leaders demanding payment in ways no dissimilar from the Catholic Church of Pre-Reformation times.  Why even go so far back in time? The US is rife with preachers who make a lavish living on the back of the credulous and superstitious. Having said that, parasitic activity is not merely confined to Christianity and not even necessarily inflicticed on unwilling victims.  Ron Hubbard – founder of Scientology – became famous for saying “You want to make real money, you gotta start a religion!” and today counts Hollywood celebrities among its most fervently loyal disciples. And of course, you have Christian Day who is ‘unabashed’ and ‘unapologetic’ in taking advantage of the spiritually masochistic nature of the plebs hovering on the fringes of witchcraft whose money pay for his gourmet meals and first class vacations to the UK and Ireland.

Oh, I’m sure that many on this side of the Atlantic wish they would have the balls to drop their saintly pretences of unconditional altruism and sign up for his upcoming workshop in August 2018: Witchcraft as a Career – Magic as a Full-Time Job …so start saving your dole cheques now!

It promises to be so devilishly fun, even I don’t think I’ll be able to resist from attending in the flesh.

There are three categories of people that gravitate towards what we call the Craft: those who are destined to consume, those who provide for the consumer and those who practice it. The Craft is itself self-selective. Consumers are like foraging ruminants, constantly moving along the pastures, grazing here, grazing there. Considering the amounts of knowledge they ingest, you’d think they’d have reached adepthood but no, they’re exactly at the same point they started and regardless of whether they try to push themselves beyond their nature or not, they depend on being herded to pasture or else they get lost and end up dead in some ditch or devoured by a predator. Those who provide to consumers are the commercial side of the Craft. They’re the archetypical shepherd who keeps the herd safe within its confines to extols its fee from lesser creatures on which he has dominion, sometimes through fleecing and when hungry or in need to sacrifice to his god by slaughtering a sheep. If he needs to, he will sell his sheep to a colleague in trade. They are his commodities and source of wealth. Despite it all, the sheep think he’s their protector and trust him – at least until they catch a glimpse of the razor or the blade. The third category, who work the Craft, possesses the industriousness of Cain and cultivates the land. He plants, he tends, he grows, he harvests, he grinds and then transforms it to bread or wine. What he puts on his table is the sweat of his brow and the fruit of his toil from dawn till dusk.

So, the moral of the story is each to their own nature. Someone got to herd those ruminants lest they trample all over the planted field and graze on what’s growing and the shepherd cannot only live on meat. It’s all fair exchange as nature dictates. We’re not all born equal and we’re not all destined for the same thing but we all play an equally important part in maintaining the equilibrium across the spectrum.

I therefore conclude this parenthesis by saying I make no apology for stoning trespassers and will erect as many divisive fences as it’s necessary to keep those who do not belong out of the field.

A ceremony doesn’t make an initiate. Sharon Day is an initiate in name not in deed. Someone who offers her services to the commercial side of the Craft. Smart enough to sniff out and round the sheep like a good Border Collie. Just look at her nose for the market for what concerns millenials.

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Sharon Day suggests that commercial spirituality seems to offer a viable alternative to mainstream religion for the future generations, especially millenials. Take notice of the website her article comes from and you can see she’s doing market reasearch and following all the commercial principles required for a profitable business venture. One of these strategies is making the business venture, in this case Alexandrian Witchcraft, popular, which entails finding compromises so to tell people what they want to hear for the sake of attracting numbers and support. For example, going back to my statement that a ceremony doesn’t make an initiate:

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The result is watered down, populist spirituality for the masses (as Sharon would call them), who themselves generally lack the information they need to be able to make contact on the inner planes and thus begin to understand what they’re talking about. Because of this a great number of sheeple can be exploited by money-making charlatans whilst other serious long standing initiates from both Alexandrian and Gardnerian traditions are marginalised, ridiculed, demonised as corrupt or irony of all ironies, stand accused of false lineage. Thus, the potential initiate of the future generation will face the added challenge of the Guardian of the Herd.

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The monopoly of an entire tradition in the hands of a few, comprising non-initiates with vested interest in profit and zero understanding of the mysteries suggests a deliberate agenda of depriving or rewarding existing initiates (perhaps separated by considerable geographical distance) access to knowledge on unscrutinised whims. This is also how Christianity didn’t reach 2017 in its orginal format but was reshaped and re-invented by various Councils along the way.

On this note, Jihmal de Fiosa retorts in a comment to Watchers of the Dawn:

“A ridiculous and empty gesture. Much like the Pope calling up a few buddies and forming Catholics R Us.”

Thing is, that’s exactly what Maxine did: got her affluent buddy, her daughter and in essence founded Alexandrians R’ US.  It would have been an even more appropriate brand since you’re more US than UK and there’s even a meme for it. Oh well, they can forget that measure now and start playing around with their squeaky toys. At last!

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But how ironic ( and a tad insensitive) of Jihmal to put Maxine Sanders on the par with the Pope when of all things, she was rejected for ordination in the Liberal Catholic Church by unanimous decision of the synod of bishops. It reminded me of this big-baby-tantrum meme he stomped out when someone called him a Maxipad over his insistence she ought to be recognised as the supreme authority. Digging your heels in absolutes doesn’t exactly unify and I don’t know what happened to personal responsibility when the great schiism followed but apparently, I’m the cause of divisions and it’s all my fault. You’ve got to love the logic behind it.

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The inferences this man comes out with! He has already announced the second coming of Alex Sanders revealed to him through an Ouijia board (his burning bush). Give him half a chance he would proclaim Maxine Sanders an anointed Merovingian of direct lineage from Christ.

 

And now a last minute newsflash concerning Carole Ballard, first line initiate from the London Coven, 40 + years in the Craft, Master in Anthropology (that’s if she ever got through it)….

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Here, a fresh example of what I mean with sheep grazing. A 3* degree with 40+ years in the Craft. Contemplate for a minute having to pay this woman for giving you training.

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“I think once a priest(ess) has attained the Third, the ‘advanced’ wicca should be pretty much in the bag…” …at the very least!!!!  Do continue contemplating giving your hard earned cash to this woman.

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Two and a half thousand books in your library, 3*, 40+ years in the Craft and still asking recommendations for a book on advanced wicca online. Not much of a point having a library, innit?

Now ask yourself why I look down on Alexandrians like they’re less than dog shit.        Was she not initiated directly by Alex Sanders?

That shows what pedigree lineage is worth. Some High Priestess! My congratulations.

I rest my case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mystic Meg’s little screeches

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I know they didn’t but…that’s exactly what you said and you can’t take it back. You can only say…

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“They still had …emotions as we do”.

Dinosaurs?

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I didn’t mention the word moron once, however, if the shoe fits and you feel sooo honoured, you’re most welcome my dear…and no, I’m actually quite delighted to have YOU as a new admin…you screech wonderfully.

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A taste of the wisdom to come

Yesterday you were briefly introduced to Meg Tanaka, an American lady Sharon Day personally hand-picked for the sensible benefit of not being wiccan.

Sensible.

Just like this first contribution to a thread, I suppose…..

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“Humans shared this Earth with dinos”

I pissed myself laughing.

Not to reinforce a particular stereotype but did you know that your wisdom to come is in the hands of one of the 41% Americans who believe that humans and dinosaurs once lived on the planet at the same time?

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Guess it would depend on what school her parents could afford.

Ok. I want to be lenient, so maybe she was thinking about this one.

 

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Here is what the New Scientist magazine has to say:

“Dinosaurs and people coexist only in books, movies and cartoons. The last dinosaurs – other than birds – died out dramatically about 65 million years ago, while the fossils of our earliest human ancestors are only about 6 million years old”.

I rest my case.

Karagan Griffith – Pope Alexandrian the Coward and false history.

The slow but steady undoing of Alexandrian witchcraft has been going on for some time. The general opinion that Karagan Griffith merely amounted to a cowardly figure who’d try to cover up his own putrid stench by putting the blame on others for the foul odour in the air has returned to haunt him after a couple of year truce during which well meaning do-gooders opted for leniency by giving the benefit of the doubt. Now, thanks to Sharon Day recycling yet again another bygone from the annals of Alexandrian shame, we can rest assured opinion was actual fact all along.  Not only.  Rewriting and recrafting the image of Alexandrian tradition requires the audacity to demand transparency from its critics whilst making anything that could potentially deter the interest of  the

“general mass amongst us who will believe anything concocted and sensational” (Sharon Day)

Karagan Griffith’s blog was indeed both concocted and sensational. For the record it was issued forth at a time Gardnerians drew the line to being dictated by, judged and interfered with by some pompous self-appointed inquisitor with no claim over their tradition – a tradition that long preceded Alex Sanders. Not to mention past antipathies some lazy bastards seems to be only too willing to set aside and forget for the sake a few crumbs the queen sporadically dusts off her skirt.

Believe it or not, it was Loki’s devoted follower M Linton Regan who kicked off the stink when having been refused elevation by Caroline Westbury crawled at Sharon Day’s feet in the hope she’d open her eyes to the talent before her. Perhaps these are the impressionable masses Sharon refers to in the comment above. The same masses who need a name for the message. The masses who need to suck on a pacifier made of status and pomp, who lap up between the cheeks of whatever flavour of the day, so long as there’s a name and he or she is put on a pedestal by another name. The same masses Sharon Day relies on for their capacity to trust in a (her) name more than themselves to tell the wood from the trees.

In response to the outrage Ms Linton’s disrespect toward her Gardnerian’s initiators met (proving there’s nothing to gain by playing the weasel in broad daylight), Karagan issued a blog post, no longer available, whereby he lambasted Gardnerians – those who rejected them as their supreme authority – as not having any valid lineage, whilst claiming that he had more connection to Gardner than most Gardnerian did.  Some gallant boast from someone who back in 2006 was in no better position than Ms Linton by Alexandrian standards. I’d like to remind our readers Karagan was given a same sex initiation with the blessing of old timers like the late Richard and Gypsy Ravish, which he later sought to rectify to fulfill his ambition to get close to Maxine Sanders.

Anyone finding Karagan’s blog could have attested for themselves what a fucking pompous hypocrite he really is.

Karagan does have a history of declaring Alexandrian lineages he doesn’t like invalid, and until fairly recently, he was closely connected with Sharon and Maxine. It sounds like Karagan still likes to pretend he’s some sort of Alexandrian pope. – Craig Schumacher

The masses cannot be allowed to think for themselves and one cannot be too careful to let such posts laying around, even though at least four different new social media bases have been created recently to divert attention from the Sharon/Karagan/ Maxine triad of their early battles.

Sharon Day is now officially appointed to re-write Alexandrian history: stage 1 – with historical research, to build credibility; then comes stage 2, where we are currently at. This is where self-revelatory and inconvenient agendas which could undermine the new history are wiped out to leave no trace of proof, paving the way for laying fresh accusations at their critics’ door. Accusations they will no longer be able to defend themselves against. Sharon Day now even denies Karagan Griffith ever wrote the blog which bore his signature.

In stage 3, once trust is won, utter bullshit will start flowing in unchecked, because the masses believe a name and a face they can see.

The general masses. Do you hear that? I bet you don’t want to but let me insist. Listen carefully. Pay attention. Not witches. MASSES! That’s one hell of a freudian slip. Now you know how far beneath her she thinks you are.

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Yes, you’re actually meant to draw parallels between the Lannister archetype and Sharon Day, starting with the plain obvious, which has nothing to do with the actress’ looks and everything to do with the character she plays and how her story unfolds.

If Sharon Day says it and we go by her logic, it must be true and importantly true, because she owns her own words.

Then why not let her fully own it all? All of it. And why are you still turning the other cheek like christian martyrs?Well, congratulations to you all!  That’s where half hearted attempts at rebellion gets wimps. Sitting on the fence, whimpering criticism only to run in the naughty corner when you’re told to, yielding at the first denial of privileges, making big claims of working with the unseen yet buying into the name, face and NI Number to trust information to be true and important, waiting to see who wins the battles before taking/switching sides is so…I was going to say ordinary, but no. I know many an ordinary person you wouldn’t give a second thought to, with no claim to power, gods, magic as some of you wise folk do, who have far more balls and self-respect than you, THE GENERAL MASSES, have ever shown.

Perhaps, she and her non-initiated sidekick Christian Day have a point. I mean, just look at how she lets a non-initiate destroy all of you high and mighty priesthood. You’d banish a 1* for half the impudence, yet there you are, letting a non-initiate talk down to you like you’re a piece of dog turd abandoned on the pavement, insult you, accuse you, telling you to shut up and that you’ve no right to an opinion.

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Perhaps you deserve to be de-humanised and denied a voice (nevermind authority). Perhaps deep down at heart, you know you’re not witches and you’re just pretending. It would be the only valid excuse you’ve got.

This new history is not being written for you, silly fuckers. It’s for the new pliable minds who were not there and have never known any different, like Meg Tanaka. Empty vessels, emptier than Sorita’s , who will absorb as gospel truth all the grandiose tales of how a newbie destroyed the enchantress and spread it to the non wiccan world. It will be all out there. No one will seek you High Priests and Priestesses to hear your stories. You’ve been stripped of all honours and power.

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Keep telling yourself everything is just fine. Ragnarok has only just begun.

QUALITY: Brian Cain

 

Alexandrian High Priest at his most spiritually enlightened….

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“Oh Neo-Pagans some of you have sorry excuses for people to idolize. Apparently, Brian Cain didn’t like me calling him out. So he blocked me.

But this type of behavior is really per the usual for many of the online witches or priests of whatever tradition. They spend 99.9% of the time online trying to prove what big badasses they tend to be. Or they just generally prove they are nasty excuses for human beings.

I just find it hard to take them seriously. Maybe it is because I am from southern *****. I believe in being very honest and direct. Usually, those with the most mouth usually can’t back things up. So they really should just stop wasting everyone’s time.

Also if you want people to take you serious about your spirituality then act like it. Don’t demean people who don’t look like you. Don’t try to tear them apart. Life is tough enough without a bunch of gay Pagans who exemplify the worst of both the Neo-Pagan and gay community.”

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Loki says…..

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Biggest crock of shit of the Day: enforced nakedness

The Charge of the Goddess mentions slavery, freedom and nakedness.

Consider the thought that enforced nakedness is tantamount to enslavement.

Comments invited.  – Sharon Day

There is no such thing as enforced nakedness because the initiate knows in advance what they are letting themselves in for before their initiation. It’s the responsibility of the High Priest and High Priestess to keep their temple in order and vet their prospective initiates.

I remember coming across someone with issues and I mean massive issues about nakedness but she would still insist on being initiated. My answer was always a flat no. I I began to notice that she was far more transgressive in many other aspects and was obsessed with sex magic. There was something about her, and it took a couple of years to find out and eventually, I breathed a sign of relief for having had the common sense not to bring her in circle.

So it sounds to me like Sharon Day is trying to virtue signal and stir a political controversy over a triviality that is not even an argument, since both party can say no and no-one is obliged to initiate anyone.

The tradition of ‘be naked in your rites’ comes from Charles Leland’s Gospel of Aradia. The story is so fake for the epoch in which it takes place, it cannot even be counted as a folktale and paints the sterotypical picture of the witch through the eyes of medieval Christianity…all about curses and naked women flying to the sabbat to have intercourse with a goat. So, in reality you don’t need to be naked in your rites and you don’t even need to have someone scourging your arse as a deem sacrifice to the goddess. They are all inventions that add mystique.

This is a ceremony of the Yawalapitis in Brazil. These women are truly naked in their rites as a symbol of their feminine fertility and coming of age.

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How’s Alexandrian even remotely a fertility cult. I don’t know a single Alexandrian who farms their food. They all shop at the supermarket. Gardening is merely a bohemian hobby. The further these people have ever ventured is Wales – hardly a nature that kills. As for fertility of the mind, it goes as far as ‘Maxine said…’, ‘I was taught…’, ‘My teacher does…’….like actually thinking is something completely out of the question and beyond their capacity.

The only reason I would insist on nakedness is so as not to feel like I was back in a catholic monastery.

Nakedness is ALWAYS clearly discussed BEFORE a seeker makes the final decision on whether to go ahead with initiation or pull out.

There is nothing wrong with a naked body. Christian conditioning is alone responsible for perverting the human body into a sexual object and debasing the act of sex as impure. But then, if that’s how you feel why don’t you just stay with the Catholic church instead of bringing your existential issues among pagans? For many witches the whole point of joining witchcraft is to run away as far as possible from Abrahamic religions.

The comments below hit the nail on the head.

Suggesting that being compelled to be naked is slavery is a misinterpretation of what is meant. No one is forced to go skyclad. If they don’t want to do it then they don’t become initiated. Simple as. Slavery implies a permanent situation. We’re all allowed to get dressed again! In any event our coven works robed except for initiations, Once the initiation is completed, the robes go back on very switfly. – Anon 1

You could also see to be able to be nude as the ultimate sign of freedom, being one with nature and totally equal with everybody (without sporting the most cool robe !). For me it is ultimate freedom the same as a tribe of Indians in the Amazon has no problem with their bodies. To have a hang up with it is taught to us as children by the left overs of an Victorian area, where sex and nudity was dirty. An oppression by authority (state and churches). We always go robed when somebody comes to us and feels uncomfortable, but I always hope they will one day feel as free as me and have no problem to hop about a spring field in the nip, laugh and enjoy the warm sun on their skin. Like a 3 year old child, (children love to be naked), as they have not learnt the concept of naked body equals bad. – Anon 2

Nobody ‘forces’ me to be naked in my rites. I see it in part a transcendance of the body, a sign of true freedom in more than a physical sense. The Charge gives guidance in that-but it certainly doesn’t force the issue. – Anon 3

Nobody would ever succeed in forcing me to do anything I don’t want to either. I bet even non intiates and non witches would tell you that.

At this point, I’m beginning to wonder where have some people been all their life to be so out of touch with reality.

All this borgeouis prudishness… is it attention seeking, better than thou attitude or is it hiding a darker side?

 

 

 

Skyclad or not?

I’m usually slower at following up on messages we receive – not this time.

We’ve just received a tip-off and I’m actually annoyed at the deliberate ‘perusing’ which comes literally nothing short of trawling the internet to find something to nitpick and start an argument that invariably ends with the perpetrator’s uprighteous judgement and the insinuation that Alexandrians who came long before her know nothing about their tradition.

I’m even more annoyed that when hard evidence is provided, the perpetrator insists in denying the obvious with arguments typical of armchair magicians on the scale of below freezing insight.

Let’s start with Eris’ apple…..

Perusing other groups, a disconcerting statement made was that ‘Alexandrians work mainly skyclad’.

Comments invited.     –  Sharon Day

A disconcerting statement…what I really find disconcerting is the practice to divulge pictures of sacred rites for fame and gain – be them staged or not. If that does not represents the true picture of what witches do, it constitutes deception and false advertising.

My very limited experience (one coven that I’ve been initiated into) confirms that this is true. Is is the “mainly” that’s ‘bothering you’? I suppose there can be exceptions to the rule if a coven is willing to accommodate (self autonomy and all).

But we must remember what the Goddess says in Her Charge. – Anon

There comes a point in an Alexandrian ritual (a few steps before the Charge of the Goddess) when the HP/HPS declares “Be thou naked in your rites.”  Every coven with undiluted lineage to Alex or Maxine has it as part of their standard liturgy. You don’t? Then you did not receive authentic training. Period. There has only ever been one exception and one exception alone: a priestess on her monthly cycle. Outdoors, indoors, that’s just plain common sense. If the weather does not allow, you stay in. When working magic outdoors, covens cast a spell of invisibility. But what if, you say? Then you ain’t a witch, you can’t work magic, stay at home and watch TV. Too delicate for the weather (holy cow, we’re talking elements here)? Stay at home and watch TV.

Alright then, so Sharon Day has the green light to take away from the tradition on the basis of being disconcerted. Did she mention she had a problem with working skyclad when she asked for initiation or is this misinformation just the equivalent of handing over the US to Donald Trump. Ahhh, no wait, she can’t part from the glitzy robes and is afraid someone might stare at her sagging boobs. Yep, can’t trust those coveners with keeping their mind on their work. Can’t even trust those 42 Assessors to make their right decision for you, before you initiate someone you cannot fully trust. But I bet she does demand perfect trust though.

Are you serious? Watch telly if working this system of magic causes a disconcerted mindset.

Rule?  – Sharon Day

Read woman…bloody read and think before you speak.

Of practising naked.  – Anon

On second thoughts she’s deliberately sending you round in circles. Here comes the proof.

On the basis of, in your own words, your ‘very limited experience’ in ‘one coven’, how is it confirmed to be true and should therefore be taken as a ‘rule’ of practise for a whole tradition? – Sharon Day

She’s being a total bitch for the sake of winning the argument. Why invite comments? How dare she put down participants in good faith publicly, so to put herself above them!!! . Did she start the thread to show off and bleed your spirits dry or to listen what people have to say to her own question? Request a clear-cut answer to her own question and the reasons as to why it is so disconcerting or close that thread and be done with pointless ‘discussions.’  If you think yourself a witch, NEVER EVER let anyone disrespect you like that. You must set BOUNDARIES as to how people treat you. 

Bear in mind that I also said ‘self autonomy’. Each Coven is to their own and how they choose to practise is down to them.

I’m sure that there are photos depicting Alex, Maxine, the Farrars, and others naked whilst practising their rights.

I will neither deny nor confirm any mention of being naked from the Book of Shadows…

Maxine and two other initiates (all of whom I presume are Alexandrian Witches) are naked here…

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What do you think about the comment, Sharon?

– Anon

And by the way, Alexandrians may start and end a ritual in robes but I never seen the moon or the sun being drawn on a robed priest/ess (Veils are not robes and mystery symbols in their own right…so please let’s not confuse the two or even put them on the par).

******, the original post is not about coven autonomy.

This may come as a huge surprise but with few exception – ALL – of the photos of Alex and Maxine with others in the time period you are referencing – are staged.

As regards the Charge of the Goddess in the Book of Shadows, it’s great that you bring this up because it is a point we can use on a separate thread which goes to having freedom of choice, so thank you for that!

Staged: Always been against parading witchcraft and always will. I can’t stand seeing witchcraft being used as a ‘look at me’ toy when it suits and then hear all this ado about oaths and hidden children of the goddess. Besides, we have Alex’s word for it that staging can go wrong. Why has Alex been relegated as a voiceless icon in the background? We can’t trust what that one time he made an evaluation of his magical practice when he was alive but we should trust what comes through an Ouija board to someone who never met him.

Freedom of choice: for reasons already explained above, one cannot take away from the tradition. To do so, just because someone finds being skyclad disconcerting and has not got over socio-cultural conditioning and cannot keep their mind focused on the work is a weak link. Why are these people even there, if they cannot manage the basics. The freedom of which the Charge speaks is about transcending constraints and socially imposed mores to liberate the spirit (same as priestesses letting their hair loose in circle…although there is another layer of meaning about hair) so to work witchcraft, the witch must return to the natural state. It’s a symbolic act akin to lighting candles, consecrating water etc.

Witchcraft is not ceremonial magic. The Charge is witchcraft. Then there are other aspects of the tradition which are not. In those aspects, initiates work robed, because it is not necessary. Freedom of choice comes after necessity. Freedom of choice is not an excuse to indulge in pandering personal unresolved issues. In fact, I find personal issues are often more of a barrier to magic than mental and physical disability. They denote weakness of character – something a witch, magician, shaman, whatever, cannot afford to have.

I’m going to leave it at that and hope the reader who forwarded this info won’t have it bad if I don’t include all of the thread.

There is a second part that just arrived and will deal with it in a separate post.