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Our Pale Lady of Crossroads--

Our Pale Lady of Night--

Our Pale Lady of baying Hounds--

Her torch doth bring forth Hell-Fire Bright!

Hecate, Hecate, Hecate, Beloved--

Hecate, O Hecate, Pale!

Hecate, Hecate, Hecate, Adored--

Hecate doth rendeth the Veil!

Our Pale Lady of Serpents--

Our Pale Lady, Three-form'd--

Our Pale Lady o' th' Dead and the Damned--

Whom with Key an' Cord art adorn'd!

Hecate, Hecate, Hecate, Fair--

Hecate, O Hecate, Just--

Hecate, Hecate, Hecate, Divine--

Hecate, black goddess of Lust!

Our Pale Lady of Witches All--

Our Pale Lady o' the Dark Moon--

Our Pale Lady, forever Enthroned--

Her Poison, Her Power, Her Boon!

Hecate, Hecate, Hecate, doth Bless!

Hecate, O Hecate, doth Blast!

Hecate, Hecate, Hecate, doth cometh again!

Her righteous spell, already Cast.
Hymn to Hecate, or Our Pale Lady
Blehhhh. It sounds wonky when sung. I'll go back and fix it eventually.

Also, I'm quite sure I fucked up the Shakespearian somewhere in here. I'll fix that, too. 

Whenever I get a recording of it on Youtube, I'll post it in the artist's comments.

Til then, enjoy. 
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Dear New Agers,

1. No, I am not a Wiccan. No, you're not either. You don't know what that word means, stop using it. Yes, I do know more about Wicca than you. I have Wiccan friends with proper lineages, and I have studied actual Wiccan material and history. No, you have not. Reading half of 'To Ride A Silver Broomstick' by that gods-awful Ravenwolf woman does not make you a Wiccan. You don't know a damned line of Charge of the Goddess. You couldn't tell me the first thing about Gerald Gardner. You don't know how to cast a proper circle. You have never heard of Margaret Murray, Charles G. Leland, Robert Graves or otherwise. You can't tell Deosil from Widdershins. You haven't taken so much as a glimpse at the poetic wonder that is Doreen Valiente. You are clueless as to what the Threefold Law actually means, and your literal interpretation of the Wiccan Rede is laughable.

No, chakras, animal totems and karma are not a part of Wicca. Wiccans are free to believe in some of those things too, but they're not a part of the system as a whole.

No, not all Witches are Wiccans. And no, you cannot be a Wiccan without being a Witch. Wicca is a form of witchcraft. It is to Witchcraft what Catholicism is to Christianity. None of this information is difficult to come by when one combines critical thinking with internet access.

2. No, Wicca and Paganism are not interchangeable. Wicca is one form of religious Pagan witchcraft. Paganism refers to any religion that is not Christian, Muslim, Jewish nor *usually* Eastern. No, not all Witches are Pagans, either. 

No, that does not make you a Greek Pagan. No, you're not worshiping Zeus. You don't know a lick of Greek mythology. You don't know even the gods of Olympus, much less the hundreds of other Greek gods in that pantheon. You cannot tell me the difference between ancient, classical and Hellenic Greece. You do not know any form of Greek cosmology. You don't know the Creation myth(s). You don't know the difference between the Protogenoi, Titans and Gods. You don't know who stole Apollo's cattle. You don't know the abduction of Persephone, nor what Her name was before She became Queen of the Underworld. You don't know a single epithet of Zeus. You don't even know what an epithet is, or why they're important. You don't know Eros and Psyche, Orpheus and Eurydice, Pygmalion, the Odyssey, the Iliad, Oedipus Rex, any of the myths of Pan and couldn't name a single labor of Heracles. You don't know Pandora. You don't know Prometheus. You don't know Hecate. NO, you don't worship Her. If you say that again, I will hit you.

When I asked you who slayed Medusa, you said Beowulf.

3. No, you're not an occultist.  Not a Witch, not a Magician, not a Sorcerer, nothing. You don't know basic magical law and theory. You cannot tell me the components of a spell, nor how to cast it. You don't know any form of divination. You don't know the occult properties of a single substance.

The only method of spirit communication you can name is via Ouija board, and you're too terrified of the damned thing to actually use it. You've never read a book on legitimate occultism in your life. You're so afraid of medieval grimoires it's physically painful.

You say you work mostly with "angels", yet you can only name four of them out of hundreds. You cannot cite one reputable source on angelic magic.

You don't know how to meditate properly. I'd be surprised if you could sit still for three minutes, much less achieve an altered state of consciousness.

You're petrified by anything that could be even remotely construed as 'dark', yourself included. You, for gods know what reason, are under the impression that because you're still secretly afraid of going to Hell, you get to dictate the practices of the rest of the occult community.

You have three primary reasons for seeking to eliminate "black magic", those being that A) you're a coward, B) you don't want anyone to possibly be able to surpass you in the ArtsWHICH ALMOST EVERYONE DOES ANYWAY and C) you love going on ego-trips whenever you warn others of those evil warlocks, so that you get to brag about how much better and more "ethical" your path is compared to theirs. That's not "ethical". That's shitty, and you should feel shitty for doing it.

4. Yes, Satanism, Luciferianism and the like are both "Left Hand Path" religions/philosophies. No, that does not make them evil. The only reason they seem so dark and spooky to you is because you buy into whatever propaganda fundamentalist Christians distributewhich includes what *you* do, though you refuse to acknowledge thisand because you're too lazy, craven and crass to honestly learn about them.

And no, not all Pagans are "Right Hand Path", either--in fact, certain sects of Luciferianism and Satanism believe in Pagan gods. They sometimes even consider themselves Pagan as well, the former especially. There's also the recently coined term "Dark Paganism", referring specifically to LHP traditions under the Pagan umbrella. 

On that note, yes, Lucifer is a Pagan god. He was worshiped in Rome as a minor deity personifying the Morning and Evening Star("Lucifer-Vesper"; "Lucifer Nocturnus"). Constantly preaching that "Pagans don't believe in Lucifer!" is not only historically inaccurate, but dishonest regarding modern traditions as well. Some paths do indeed recognize Lucifer as a god, most notably Stregheria. 

Moreover, defaming other religions(in this case Satanism and Luciferianism)to make yourselves look better to the Christian majority is degenerate at best. 

5. No, you're not the reincarnation of Paul Revere, nor Saint Peter, nor both simultaneously. You cannot tell me so much as one detail about either figure, much less how you can worship Zeus and still somehow be a Catholic saint. 

You're not a tiger otherkin.

You're also not a prophet sent to earth to spread your own religion. You've described your "original and groundbreaking" theology to me in detail, and nothing you said hasn't been said before the exact same way. In fact, you're copy-catting Omnism almost to a T.

No, I will not "be a prophet" with you. That's not something you can just choose to do. 
 
All you're doing is taking whatever sounds cool and stringing it together in some vain attempt to combat your own insignificance without having to do any work. Stop it. 

No, you were not possessed by the demon Mammon. You were pissed off because I refused to sleep with you, and threw a hissy fit. I know this because when I pretended to exorcise you, you were suddenly fine. 

The only good thing that came of such moronic behavior was the satisfaction of dumping my impromptu "holy water"(i.e. redbull) on top of your stupid head.

And no. I'm not trying to steal your friend's soul. He's my friend too, and I have no reason to hurt him.

No, I'm not trying to turn him to "the dark side". This is not Star Wars. The dualistic, light-versus-darkness mindset you're stuck in is not only unrealistic and limiting, but dangerous when taken too far.

Wearing black and reading a lot doesn't make me Evil Incarnate.

It does not give you the right to tell our friend's mother that I'm turning him into a Satanic, drug-addicted, alcoholic dark magus because I'm evil and bent on corrupting the innocent.

He's twenty years old. Telling his mother on him is potentially the most inane, ludicrous, insipid and absurd action you could have possibly taken.

Proselytizing is not going to solve your problems with me, either. The sentiment that my gods and spirits are trying to enslave me and that I can still be "saved" is something I'd expect from an angry sermon, not a self-proclaimed "open-minded hippie". Stop being a hypocrite. 

Furthermore , getting shit-faced drunk and assaulting me to "triumph over evil", puking all over everything and leaving yours truly to clean it all up is a surefire way to make an enemy of me.

Finally, no, Luciferians from Mars did not destroy Atlantis.

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Sincerely, a preposterously pissed-off Witch. 

tl;dr Like ten deviants total will understand this complaint, but I'm all out of fucks to give. 
I adore thee, O Light Bringer—

I adore thee, O Cunning Serpent—

I adore thee, O Morning Star—Evening Star!

I adore thee, O Winged Beauty—

I adore thee, O Keeper of Emerald—

I adore thee, O Liberator!

I adore thee, O Spirit of the Air—

I adore thee, O Teacher of Arte—

I adore thee, O Witch King!

I adore thee, O Giver of the Gift of Knowledge—

I adore thee, O Rebel Most Holy—

I adore thee, O Great Horned God—

I adore thee, O Fire Divine!
There burns a Fire, in my head--

Kindled by that unseen thread--spun deftly, by the mighty Dead--

An' dyed by their departed red--long-hidden--in the night.

Out from Hell, the spirits fled--

An' gathered they around my bed--yet I felt not whit of dread--

For to such shades I'm wed--alas!--such things I could not write.

It is a crooked path, I tread--an' backward dances have I led--

--the blackest of all books I've read--

I took the wine and spared the bread--

Behold! The Witches' Flight.
The Fire in my Head
A poem, roughly, about hedge-witchery. 

Written with my dear friend Frank in mind; hopefully he'll enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. 

There's an ungodly amount of terrible poetry about Witchcraft floating around this website. I figured putting my two-cents in couldn't hurt. 

I'll probably put music to it, at some point.

Enjoy. 
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I dream of deserts, hot and dry
Of southern winds and endless sky
Of sand and stone--
Of earth and bone--
I dream of deserts, hot and dry.

I dream of meadows, mute and mild
Of weather'd rock and flowers wild
Of tranquil night--
An' pale moonlight--
I dream of meadows, mute and mild.

I dream of forests, dark and green
Where there hides a world unseen
Of shadows long--
Of shriek and song--
I dream of forests, dark and green.

I dream of oceans, strange and deep
Where monsters hide and merfolk sleep
Where pirates roam--
Through fog and foam--
I dream of oceans, strange and deep.

I dream of passion, sweet and red
One heart of love; the other, lead
Delusive glee--
Intimacy--
I dream of passion, sweet and red.

I dream, lo! Still, I dream of him
His voice, his touch, his eyes agleam
Though I would fain--
To love again--
Alas! This I could only dream.
The Oneironaut
Quite pleased with this one <3 I conceived it in creative writing class about a year ago, and never got the chance to finalize it until now.

Enjoy.
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Witchcraft was hung, in History,
But History and I
Find all the Witchcraft that we need
Around us, every Day—

--Emily Dickenson
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To celebrate the new year, I am deleting everything in my gallery spare one or two sentimental works. 

I will be slowly updating with new art and writing, so please bear with me.

That is all. 
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Sushi-Troll Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
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Dragonflae Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
I LOVE YOU SO FUCKING MUCH RIGHT NOW OH MY GODS
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akahebi317 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hi, sorry if this seems out of the blue, or inappropriate. I read your complaint about new agers and I was wondering if you could teach me some basics about Wicca and other types of witchcraft? Or perhaps provide a link I can use as a starting point?
Thanks.
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Dragonflae Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
I'd be happy to :) 

What have you looked into so far? 
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akahebi317 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
Um, very little. Virtually nothing. I have a friend who says she practices Wicca but I kinda think she's kinda putting it on :/
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Dragonflae Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I hate it when people do that.

Okay. Before we go further, what are you interested in--Wicca, or Witchcraft?

Wicca is one form of witchcraft only, which involves the worship of certain deities and is oath-bound and initiatory.

Witchcraft...witchcraft is a free-for-all for anyone capable of it. 
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718-4 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  New Deviant
Keep up whatever you're doing. You'll still continue to be awesome!
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Dragonflae Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
That's random, but thank you!
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718-4 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  New Deviant
You're very welcome!
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