Thursday, October 4, 2012

Witches and Ambiguity

[This entry has been deleted. Because I used the term "willy-nilly." I think my mother used that phrase when I was a kid.

Henceforth, anything I write with those words in it will be deleted on principle. I'll write something less shit another day.

Jack.]

5 comments:

Satyr Magos said...

For myself, the ambiguity--or, "cultural unintelligibility", since I've been reading Judith Butler lately--is actually what ultimately drew me to identify with the term "witch" over the more generic and less evocative "Pagan". My body is queer, my politics are radical, and my spirituality is witchcraft. To me, at least, it all goes together.

As for the rest ... yeah, I hate the historical whitewashing and reflexive Christian-bashing that goes on among people who believe in the Burning Times/Persecutions, and a lot of the people who engage in that infuriates me. The new (to me) wave of witches who condemn anyone who isn't hardcore enough for them, though ... well, you can't erase the last 60 years of witchcraft any more than you can erase the prior 400. At least not without pissing me off. But then, I am a historian at heart.

Jack Faust said...

I just like witchery. It works for me. I don't care about some individual issues that much... But I still dig a lot of the stuff from the last 60 years. White-washing it out is not an option, imo.

V.V.F. said...

"well, you can't erase the last 60 years of witchcraft any more than you can erase the prior 400. At least not without pissing me off."

I 100% agree.

J. Barghest said...

Well. I'm glad that I skimmed this the other night then. :P

Anonymous said...

I always like Willy Nilly, the retarded lip syncing love child of Willie Nelson and Milli Vanilli. His cover of Wooly Bully is genius.