1.) If the land is poisoned then witchcraft must respond 2.) It is not our way of life, it is life itself which is under threat 3.) Witchcraft is our intimate connection to the web of life 4.) We are witchcraft 5.) Our world has forever changed The trodden paths no longer correspond. Witchcraft thrives in this liminal, lunar, trackless realm 6.) We are storm, fire and flood 7.) We will not be denied 8.) Witchcraft is the recourse of the dispossessed, the powerless, the hungry and the abused It gives heart and tongue to stones and trees. It wears the rough skin of beasts. 9.) It turns on a civilization that knows the price of everything and the value of nothing 10.) Witchcraft is folk magic, the magic of the people and for the people. 11.) We call an end to the pretence of respectability. 12.) We will not disarm ourselves. 13.) The War is upon us. 14.) Chose then to become a Mask. 15.) Those with nothing left to lose will dare all. 16.) There is one Witchcraft under many names. There is one Grand Sabbat on one mountain. There are many ways to fly. There is no witness present at the Sabbat. 17.) Witchcraft is a force, not an order. Witchcraft is rhizomatic, not hierarchic. Witchcraft defies organisation, not meaning. We simply bear the marks. 18.) Witchcraft is power and posses this in ekstasis, sex and ordeal 19.) Witchcraft is unbridled sexuality. In witchcraft it is the women who initiates. We challenge man to be equal of this women 20.) Witchcraft is the art of inversion. 21.) Witchcraft is the beauty which is terror. 22.) Witchcraft is a myth, which drawing on the past, clothes itself in the symbols of (its) time. Witchcraft does not mistake myths for history, it harnesses them to transform the future. Witchcraft knows the ground upon which it stands 23.) Witchcraft honours the spirits. Witchcraft enchants for the lost. Witchcraft will not forget. 24.) Witchcraft embodies our ancestors and saints, they carry us with them. 25.) To Her is offered the blood, to us the care of the ash and bones. 26.) The example we follow is our own. 27.) The practice of witchcraft is one of the revolution and of the power of woman. 28.) The Goddess who speaks through us is known among men and Babylon. 29.) Witchcraft concerns itself with mystery. Through the gates of mystery we come to knowledge. Knowledge enters us through the body. The highest form of this knowledge is Love. 30.) Every drop of blood is sacrificed to the grail. Love cannot be bought with any other coin. 31.) We seek and drink this wine together. 32.) Will is finite, passion infinitely renewed. 33.) Witchcraft is present, it is ensanguined and vivified. Witchcraft is prescient, it gazes on the future. Witchcraft is oracular, it will not hold its tongue. Our time has come
This song is for the moments, places, or persons that somehow turn your tongue to stone. Those times when words truly do not possess the power to adequately paint the subject. For me, this was written for an instance when the world was made clear to me for only an instant. When trouble faded into wonder, and I had absolutely no use for the 26 letters I know.
In my younger years, I believed those words to be of someone who merely wanted to play pretend. But now, I smile when I hear those words. Of course she is rebellious, witchcraft is the very act of rebellion.
Witchcraft is the recourse of the dispossessed, the powerless, the hungry and the abused. It gives heart and tongue to stones and trees. It wears the rough skin of beasts. It turns on a civilization that knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
-Apocalyptic Witchcraft by Peter Grey
People rarely become witches for benign or gentle reasons. Its sought for power, for justice, for control. To look at something and wishing to no longer bare its pain, it is, in its very definition, an act of uprising; of heresy. It is a force, not an order. It is a rallying cry, not chaotic anarchy.
It is forged by those with little to lose. It is for those that know their own strength.
The next time you are told you are simply being “rebellious” smile in pride. You are not helpless….
This is madness, she told herself as she lifted the black-and-scarlet egg from the velvet. It will only crack and burn, and it’s so beautiful, Ser Jorah will call me a fool if I ruin it, and yet, and yet… Cradling the egg with both hands, she carried it to the fire and pushed it down amongst the burning coals. The black scales seemed to glow as they drank the heat. Flames licked against the stone with small red tongues.
Witchcraft is the recourse of the dispossessed,
the powerless, the hungry and the abused.
It gives heart and tongue to stones and trees.
It wears the rough skin of beasts.
It turns on a civilization that knows the
price of everything and the value of nothing.