Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Eclipse and the Witch

My rubbish picture of the eclipse

For the first time in 372 years a total eclipse of the moon coincided with the Winter Solstice. Not only that but evidently the sun, moon and earth were in alignment with our "galactic core."

Not wanting to miss out, I gazed up into the heavens, listening to Lemmy sing "The Watcher." Nothing quite like a bit of early '70s space rock, I always think.

But regardless of the implausibility of Brock, Kilminster et al leaving earth on a spaceship, some think that the eclipse has great spiritual significance. Such as the goddess worshiping witch, Starhawk, who thinks the eclipse/solstice/galactic alignment has powerful magic potential.

"For those of you who like to align your meditations and your magic with the movements of the stars, we stand tonight between the past and the future. For the first hour and a quarter of the eclipse...it's as if we step out of time. We are free of the past, and we can consciously create the future, for ourselves, for our communities, for the earth," said the Wiccan priestess witch to abc News.

Here's a picture of Starhawk.

And here's the witch channeling the Star Goddess:

The Charge of the Star Goddess

Hear the words of the Star Goddess, the dust of whose feet are the hosts of heaven, whose body encircles the universe ...

"I who am the beauty of the green Earth,
The white Moon among the Stars,
And the Mystery of the Waters,
I call upon your soul to arise and come unto Me.
For I am the Soul of Nature, which gives life to the universe.

From Me all things proceed,
And unto Me they must return.
Let My worship be in the heart that rejoices,
For behold - all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.

For behold, I have been with you from the beginning,
And I am that which is attained at the end of desire."

"All acts of love and pleasure are My rituals." Terrifyin' prospect.

This site continues to stand against paganism and goddess worship, in case you wondered.

God bless,



Silverfiddle said...

I understand your site policy, but they are so danged amusing to watch...

LSP said...

They are, though it's annoying when people like Starhawk, Oakwyse etc are endorsed by churches.

I particularly like the bloke with the antlers.


greg tingey said...

Highly amusing religious twaddle.
At least they aren't out persecuting different believers, as most religions seem to do.

LSP said...

Glad you found it amusing Greg.

Super Fast Guides said...

The stag picture reminds me of the Hammer House of Horror movies that came out in the 1980's - bad costumes and second-rate acting.

LSP said...

Liz - it is, you must admit, a top outfit. Must make a point of more Hammer...

ParaPacem said...

Well, I can only say I'm glad Bullwinkle found work even in his senior years.

ParaPacem said...

BTW - 'Starhawk' seems to be as common a name as 'Smith' or 'Johnson'. among the weeki-weekie wicca crowd. I remember another old crone, in every sense of the word, who used to hang out with the wackjob ex-priest Matthew Fox...

LSP said...

Alright there PP -- remembered! Starhawk was, indeed, in league with ex-Dominican sorcerer, Fox...