How goes the war, witches and magicians?
I think that since September 2015 it’s going rather well. There have been a lot of interesting shifts in the way things are going in the world. For one thing, in October, the Liberal Party of Canada, headed by Justin Trudeau, finally toppled the Conservative Harper Regime, which was well on its way to transforming Canada from its social democratic roots into a Corporatist paradise. Those who support an anti-capitalist (or anti-corporatist) viewpoint can’t be as happy with that as we would be about an NDP victory in Canada, but it’s definitely an improvement.
For another thing, the American Presidential primaries have never been so interesting! It’s fascinating to see how Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist who’s been speaking from the same place since the 1960s is suddenly a serious contender for the Democratic nomination. Not that you’d ever know this if you only followed the mainstream media! Their deliberately misleading coverage in their desperate desire to preserve the status quo has been even more interesting, and it inspired my last article.
But it’s a truth that in magick one must be especially careful of what one wants to accomplish, because you may end up with unintended consequences. Donald Trump may be one of those unintended consequences. Those of us working magick for change were not very specific about what form the change should take, were we? Clearly Trump is setting out to destroy the modern Republican party, which is clearly either our foe or a powerful ally thereof, but perhaps the cure is worse than the disease. It scares me a little that Americans seem ready to elect the 21st century equivalent of Mussolini.
So what’s to be done? Well, perhaps more magick is called for. Nature abhors a vacuum, and when you use magick to break down, you must also use magick to build up.
So it’s time now, I think, to call upon the growing and healing spirits of transformation. With spring (and March 15) just around the corner, it’s time to call upon that energy of renewal. When the system comes apart, what will replace it? Let’s all lend our energy to the United States right now, where much of the world’s future is about to be decided (like it or not,) and then let’s spread that power out into our own lands:
Use whatever your usual procedures are to enter into a Journeyworking (spirit travel.)
Visualize a bald eagle flying high over the land. See it flying high above you, searching. It cries as it finds what it seeks and it lands on the shoulder of Lady Liberty, who is bearing Her torch of freedom. She smiles and nods Her greeting to you.
Who is Lady Liberty? Is She just a symbol, a statue? Or is She something more? She bears a strong resemblance to Athena to me. I think perhaps She is a new goddess. And as an American goddess, the fate of Americans matters to Her.
Ask Her to lend Her support to those working for the cause of liberty, freedom, and justice in the upcoming Presidential election process. Ask Her to withdraw Her support from those who are not working in the interests of those causes. Ask Her not to take a side in personal political preferences, but to keep in mind the personal motivations of candidates that we cannot see and the long-term consequences that we may not be able to predict.
If you, like me, are not an American, then reach out to impress upon Lady Liberty how the American Empire affects the entire world, and why we who are not U.S. citizens care about the future of American politics.
As when dealing with the Wild Hunt, be aware Lady Liberty may ask you to perform a task in return. Listen for guidance. If you are willing to agree to the task, do so.
Visualize the torch of freedom illuminating those who are doing the work of freedom with a glowing spotlight or halo. Hear their words being amplified to spread to those who need to hear it. See that light spreading out over the United States, and then the whole world. And where it touches the yokes of the ones who would enslave us, let those yokes be burnt to a crisp.
The eagle takes flight over the illuminated landscape and lets out a cry of joy. Lady Liberty smiles.
Return to your body and make whatever offering you feel is appropriate.
And let’s cross our fingers!
* I deferred my intended subject for the next article because I felt that this was a little more urgent. My article on the pitfalls of internet media will follow next week.
I have been a practicing Witch for more than 20 years, and an active organizer and facilitator in the Pagan community since 1993. I am a third degree initiate in the Star Sapphire and Pagans for Peace traditions, and an ordained Priestess and recognized Religious Representative in the Congregationalist Wiccan Association of British Columbia. I was the first Local Coordinator in the Okanagan Valley for the Pagan Pride Project. I am a practicing herbalist (Dominion Herbal College) and a Reiki Master/Teacher.
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