I do not usually get angry at things but I feel compelled to write this as a matter of urgency. Recently, a number of ‘alt-media’ sources have been wrongly associating witchcraft/paganism and Druidry with the illuminati, Satanic worship and the New World Order. It is high time I put my paw down.
I am old enough to remember the ‘Satanic Panic’ of the 1980s. people were wrongly accused of ritual crimes and genuine, benign occult groups were the target of a campaign of misinformation and salacious gossip. While I do acknowledge there are sections of our society that DO walk in the shadows, the majority of those who practice the Old Ways most certainly do not. Here is one example:
While I respect Mr David Icke in the work he does by exposing corruption and wrongdoing, I have seen parts of his videos that link druidry with the nefarious Bohemian Grove, describing the attendees as ‘druids’. I have heard others in the alt-media equate nefarious practices with the likes of Bohemian Grove and other shadowy elements. I respect you deeply Mr. Icke but I MUST STRONGLY OBJECT.
THE MAJORITY OF DRUIDS ARE PEACEFUL.
THE MAJORITY OF PAGANS ARE PEACEFUL.
THE MAJORITY OF WITCHES ARE PEACEFUL.
WE HAVE FOUGHT LONG AND HARD TO BE RECOGNISED AND PROTECTED BY LAW. IT APPEARS OUR WAY OF LIFE AND OUR TRADITIONS ARE BEING HIJACKED.
Druidry has evolved since the days of sacrifice. We now live in enlightened times. This must be known.
I find it deeply concerning that those of us who walk within the light are being associated with these shadowy elements. We have gone to great lengths to educate people about our ways, that we are peaceful and work to help others and our communities. This association with corruption will undo everything we have worked for.
While it may take me some time to lay my paw on what is at the heart of this, I want to assure those who may have heard/read things about the Illuminati/Bohemian Grove/NWO that we do our very best to work AGAINST all forces of evil. My fear is that our very way of life, our culture and our traditions are being replaced with narratives that aim to equate witchcraft and druidry with something sinister.
WE ARE PEACEFUL.
WE WORK WITHIN THE LIGHT.
WE OPPOSE ALL CORRUPTION AND EVIL.
WE UPHOLD THE NATURAL LAWS AND SEEK JUSTICE WHERE THERE IS NONE.
I, and many others who walk the path of light, have seen the ancient mystery religions associated with evil. Our signs and symbols inverted to mean bad instead of good and are in danger of losing their true meaning. We have to fight this creeping agenda and reclaim our heritage, our benign occult meanings. Many symbols that mean good (like the pentagram/pentacle) are being used to symbolise something evil. the inverted pentagram of the banishing/closing ritual are, once again, being associated with the blackest of arts. The ancient Egyptian symbolism is now being associated with the blackest of arts. The Great Mother Goddess and She Who Forms is being associated with the blackest of arts. She may act in righteous anger but She upholds the Cosmic Laws by which we all must live if we want to live in peace and justice. While we understand there are corrupt and evil people in every religion or path, they are a minority. We must reclaim our signs, symbols and associations before irreversible damage is done. We cannot let this stand. We will lose far too much.
While I understand evil must be exposed at every turn, it should not be at the expense of the hard-won freedoms pagans, witches and druids now enjoy. It is a fragile freedom, one I think may slip away if the alt-media does not stop and think about the direction in which it is going. By all means expose the bad witches, the bad pagans and the bad druids, but never forget to mention they ARE the minority. It MUST be balanced with the knowledge that we, as people are essentially GOOD.
UNITE AND STAND UP FOR YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND RECLAIM YOUR HERITAGE.
DO NOT LET THE FORCES OF DARKNESS SHUNT US BACK INTO THE SHADOWS – THERE IS TOO MUCH TO LOSE.
Brightest Blessings and may the Great Mother smile favourably upon you.