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Witchcraft, Paganism and Druidry – A Matter of Serious Concern and the Alt-Media’s Direction Regarding the Old Ways

  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.

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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.

Imeldra Moonpaw.

 

 

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Keeping It Simple: A Grimalkin’s Perspective on the Mind and Spirit

Grimalkins are, by our very nature, connoisseurs of comfort. We like the warm, soft and comfortable things in life. We like to get up, have our breakfasts and then see where the wind takes us. We keep things simple; we know everything is in it’s rightful place and rightful time, including ourselves.

We have no gadgets or TV machines like you do. We do not feel the need to watch the clock or get things done by a certain time each day. We do what needs to be done and that is enough for us. We do not beat ourselves up for not being able to get everything done in a day. Life is too short for that. There is more to life than cramming everything you possibly can into one day and leave no time to just be.

 

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Grimalkins are happier because we have one of two choices: like it or lump it. We are not bombarded with a never-ending stream of conflicting information on how the world is, what we should think, how we should feel and how we must be. We think for ourselves; we do not allow others to do our thinking for us. We might disagree on certain things, but that is life. Every creature has had a different experience and so will naturally come to very different conclusions. You humans are far too hard on each other, and yourselves. You are losing the ability on how to just be.

  Grimalkins practice mindfulness all of the time. Instead of worrying about yesterday or tomorrow, we think of the now. We apply ourselves to the task in paw at that very moment. It is easier said than done and takes practice; some minds are too cluttered or too full of thoughts to be able to just descend just one mental octave and think about only one thing. But it can be done. Take back your control starting with your mind.

  I want to tell you, as one creature to another, it is okay to think. It is okay to feel. It is okay not not think and not feel too. It is okay to be still and quiet. You do not have to take on board every bit of information you are given. It is okay to empty the mental in-tray from time to time. Be still and know that it is okay.

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Don’t try and conform. It only leads to frustration, anger and sadness. In a world where everyone is encouraged (or even forced) to think the same as everyone else, it is vitally important you find the strength within yourself to step outside the box and have a different perspective on things. Your thoughts and your feelings are not the property of others. Never let anyone tell you what to think or feel. That is wrong. Equally, never tell others how to think or feel either. Celebrate your differences. If you can’t agree, then be respectful and part ways. You can’t be expected to agree with everyone all of the time.

Leave yourself space to think. Thinking is fluid, like the sea. You may have one opinion one day and another the next. Be open to ideas and notions that challenge your perspective. Don’t cling rigidly to one ideology or another. It is okay to get things wrong sometimes. It’s called learning.

We can’t grow if we can’t learn. You are responsible for what goes into your brain. This is a time of great change and upheaval. We Grimalkins are seeing your world change in ways that are frightening and disturbing. But by thinking and feeling openly, you are adapting to this change. You are waking up. You are upgrading and moving up to the next level. It may be painful at first, but it will be worth it. It is more important than ever to challenge the status quo. I can’t stress how important that is for your world right now. Embrace the changes happening within you. You are in control.

Take back your control.

  Resist the temptation to be seduced by those in power who claim to have all the answers – the politicians, the governments, the ‘churches’ and the cults. I assure you, they do not. Do not hand over your hard-earned coin to an establishment who claims that you will be spiritually ‘cleansed’, or an establishment that works to separate human beings from one another, that divides and breaks down the human spirit only to be rebuilt in their image, one that indoctrinates and controls, one that shuns and ostracises. These false temples serve no purpose but to control and crush the human being’s sense of the divine. You do not need coin or indoctrination to find what you seek.

You can only find the truth when you look within. Find your own truth.

  Let your mind be an ocean that ebbs and flows, let it be a fertile field in which new thoughts and ideas grow. Let it be a sky that is open and clear, ready for you to spread your wings and fly into it without fear or guilt. Never let anyone make you feel guilty for thinking freely.

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But do not let your thoughts and ideas turn to darkness; do not force your thoughts onto others. With thoughts and words come responsibilities and consequences. If your words have darkness behind them, or anger or fear, look to why that is. Many a bad word has been spoken in fear or anger. Be mindful of the hurt you may cause. Be mindful of how you would feel if others said hurtful words to you.

Words have power.

  Try to find balance in both your inner and outer world. While it may not always be peaceful, it is possible to find havens within them. Take comfort in those fleeting havens and know that you are in your rightful place and rightful time. Also be mindful of those who would try and seduce you into giving away your power, your thoughts and your ideas.

I am lucky to live in a world where this is a normal state of being, a world where every creature is valued, there their thoughts and feeling matter. We keep it simple so we have the time and space to think and thinking good thoughts can lead to great things.

The truth is out there, my friends. Have the courage to go and find it.

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The Ocean Lord – Book Two of the Fire Cat Stories

The Ocean Lord

The fire cat looked towards the entrance of the cave on the other side of the lagoon and waited and, for a moment, he saw nothing. Then, slowly, a large bow wave appeared on the horizon. It travelled towards him and the fire cat held his breath in anticipation, his heart pounding. The bow wave grew bigger, rippling as it came nearer. It stopped short of the rock and the water went still.
Too still.
Seconds ticked by and the fire cat peered into the clear, turquoise water. It was deathly silent.
Suddenly, the water boiled and frothed as a huge something emerged slowly from the depths sending waves crashing over the rock. The fire cat was taken totally by surprise and rolled over onto his side, seawater splashing over him.
A dark shadow crept over the fire cat’s prone form as the massive creature rose from the depths of the lagoon. The fire cat’s strength left him as he lay in the shadow of the creature that fixed him with an unearthly gaze that rooted him helplessly to the spot.

©Angela Russell 2013

  The Ocean Lord is the second of the fire cat stories and follows the fire cat from his home in the Great Divide to the ancient and magical Clowder of Grimalhame. After meeting Winnowyn and Rowanberry Longwhisker, the Clowder Elders, the fire cat sets out on a mission to find a cure for the mysterious illness that is afflicting the clowder and the creatures of the Great Arcadia Forest. His journey takes him beyond the shores of Arcadia to Kaldivari, the kingdom of the Tiger Lords, and to Tharsis – the Land of the Fire Mountains. With the clowder in grave danger, the fire cat must face his greatest fear and go beyond the boundary of death itself in order to save his kin.

Can he find the Ocean Lord, the Source of All Wisdom, before it is too late?

 

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Dance of the Fire Cat

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From the heart of a star he came, born from the chaos of Creation. He came with the spark of Divine Light in his fiery paws and  danced across the surface of the sun at the beginning of the world.

He danced far and wide across the plains of Tharsis and the Great Harara Desert, planting the seeds of life in the barren ground in his wake. He sang his joyful song beneath the stars of the Great Divide:

“Awake, my friends, for I am the First!
Arise and join me in the Dance of Life. Be not
sorrowful for there is no longer death and darkness.”

And so, the first cats appeared from the womb of the sleeping earth to rejoice and sing in the First Days of the New Dawn.

©Angela Russell 2011

  Dance of the Fire Cat is a creation myth of how cats came into being according to cats. It is the first of the Fire Cat stories and will take you on a magical tour of the Fire Cat’s world, ‘told’ by the Grimalhame Clowder Historian, Imeldra Moonpaw. She tells the story of the Fire Cat’s journey across the kingdoms where he meets a wise creature who tells him about the nature of the Cosmos and the importance of his task, and the creation of the magical Clowder of Grimalhame – the city of cats, a place of myth, mystery and ancient Grimalkin magic.