The Encyclopedia of Satanic Wicca|
Author: Kerr Cuhulain
Posted: May 4th. 2003
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On Friday 2 May, 2003, a reliable source forwarded to me the following notice that he had received on his e-mail as he knew that it would interest me. I suppose that one of the people that he had lectured to had sent it to him expecting that he would approve of it. The notice reads:
"This email is being sent to you from the website notification service at Tripod.
You can see my new site here: http://kerr_cuhulain.tripod.com/
Let me know what you think!
Build your own web site at www.tripod.com."
If you clicked on the tripod address bearing my name you found yourself viewing a web site with the name "The Encyclopedia of Satanic Wicca". Immediately following this caption was that quotation from Exodus 22:18 that is so familiar to Pagans on the receiving end of diatribes from evangelicals: "Thou shalt not suffer a Witch to live." The paragraph that follows this reads:
"The witch, tradition hath it, made a compact with the Evil One, signed in blood; sometimes it was blood that dripped from her nose. Satan seldom kept his part of the contract in so far as he inconsiderately permitted his devotees to be --burned quick to the death--, buried alive, or torn limb by limb."
This is followed by a picture of a sheep surrounded with a red circle with a line through it with the caption "Welcome to our Satanic Wicca web site":
They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, but I must say that I wasn't flattered by the content of this site being associated with my name. The use of my name in the web address of the site isn't the only deception that the creator of this site has perpetrated. At the end of the site he has a page, "It's Your Turn to Respond or Ask For Help!" in which the reader can e-mail the web master of the page. His e-mail address is:
Buffalo.com is the Buffalo News web site, which offers e-mail services to its readers. On its terms and conditions of use page for this e-mail service I noted that the tenth condition reads:
"X. Member Conduct. User agrees to abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations in User's use of the Service, and agrees not to interfere with the use and enjoyment of the Service by other Users. User agrees to be solely responsible for the contents of User's transmissions through the Service. User agrees (a) not to use the Service for illegal purposes, (b) not to interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, (c) to comply with all requirements, procedures, policies and regulations of networks connected to the Service, and (d) to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States. User agrees not to transmit through the Service any unlawful, harassing, libelous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind. User agrees not to transmit any material that violates the rights of another, including but not limited to the intellectual property rights of another. User agrees not to transmit any material that violates any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation. User agrees not to create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others. User agrees not to attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems or networks connected to the Service. Finally, User agrees not to transmit junk mail, spam, chain letters or unsolicited mass distribution of email. Buffalo.com will immediately terminate any account which it believes, in its sole discretion, is transmitting or is otherwise connected with any spam or other unsolicited bulk email. Buffalo.com reserves the right to block any email that violates this policy."
Obviously the use of my name in the web site address is meant to draw unwitting people into the site and expose them to the misinformation contained within. It may also be an attempt to suggest that I created it. Let's take a closer look at this Encyclopedia of Satanic Wicca and see what it contains:
Following the aforementioned captions and comments, the site creator makes the following comments:
"On this home page, we'll present the long-hidden truths about both the questionable origins of Witchcraft and how it has evolved into the even more sinister trade style of Wicca, seemingly an innocent and harmless religious belief system, for the uninitiated; but for those within the inner circle, continuously planning and plotting all of the increasingly important steps in reaching their ultimate goals, these hidden truths will be revealed from the mindset of the one and only individual in the entire world who possesses the secrets to be revealed at the precise, appropriate moment.
"While many wiccan followers continue to believe the subtle lies, the real truth to the wiccan movement, only revealed since the death of its chief ally, Anton Szandor LaVey, will be revealed here on this Satanic Wicca home page. Of course, many who visit this site will be shocked at the correlation and the strategic placement of the two taboo words, Satanic and Wicca, the information revealed on this site will educate the educable; shock those who are merely willing particpants [sic] of the wiccan flock, and set free the minds of those who are not only willing to read and comprehend, but those who will take a closer look at the wicca movement, ask questions, demand answers and revolt against their inherent fate of unknowingly and ultimately being bound for the slaughter."
NOTE: The origins of Wicca are neither questionable nor connected to Anton LaVey in any way. Quite a number of modern writers and scholars, such as Ronald Hutton, Jeffrey B. Russell and Margot Adler have documented the history and development of Wicca. It isn't a secret. I've pointed out elsewhere that LaVey made it quite clear in his books and in public that he had no use for Wiccans: He didn't think that Wiccans were Witches at all. Note the inference in the last line that suggests that Wiccans conduct human sacrifice.
"This site is not a Christian site. It's not a Satanic site. It's not a wiccan site. It's a site that truthfully answers one of the most important, age-old questions pertaining to Lucifer (the god of Satanism) and its direct correlation to and with witchcraft and wicca. Many of those who profess or self-profess having wicca-related degrees know the truth, but the important question to ask is: Do You Know The Truth?"
NOTE: The creator of this site is copying the tactic that we've seen people like Schnoebelen using elsewhere in my Witch Hunts series: Claiming that the leaders of the Wiccan community are concealing the fact that Wicca is a front for Satanism. This is calculated to sow doubts in the minds of novices or seekers who are only beginning to become involved in Wicca. It is interesting that someone who claims that it is not a Christian site begins the site with Exodus 22:18. If he isn't a Christian why is the creator of this Encyclopedia of Satanic Wicca quoting Exodus at the beginning of his site?
"For many years, there has been an on-going argument relating to members of witchcraft or wicca historically having a relationship or a tie-in with Satan. It has been a long-fought battle, but as history again reveals itself, the reality surrounding the relationship of witches making compacts with Satan (the Evil One), signed in blood, seems to offer a glimpse of a long-standing relationship with those who worship the Devil, Satan and/or Lucifer."
NOTE: It gets harder to believe that this is not a Christian site as you go along. This rant about the Evil One/Devil/Satan/Lucifer smacks of fundamentalist Christian dogma. History has revealed itself, and it has revealed that the link that this person is suggesting exists between Wiccan and Satanism does not exist. It is people like this that seek to keep the argument alive because they refuse to accept the facts. Here the creator of the site is borrowing the urban legend about Witches signing their name in blood in a register that we first saw in the fanciful stories of Michael Warnke in his book The Satan Seller. No where on this site does the creator offer any proof to back up his claims that Witches have such a register signed in blood. This is not a Wiccan practice.
"The Satanic Wicca site is where the truth will be revealed for all to see and know and to respond. Be Ye Not Afraid of the Truth! The Truth will Not Only Set You Free and Make You Free, But Keep You Free! All of this being said...your course and your next step are and will be solely up to you. Please feel free to commence your informational journey at the first link: Witches and Warlocks."
NOTE: All that is being "revealed" on this site is what the creator of it would like us to believe the truth is. The person who is afraid of the truth is the creator of this web site. I firmly believe that the truth will set us free from people like this.
The "Witches and Warlocks" page that the creator of the Encyclopedia of Satanic Wicca refers to is actually the second link on his site and not the first as he suggests. Let's look at it first since he brought the subject up. The creator of the Encyclopedia of Satanic Wicca begins by stating:
"It is not surprising that in the days of witchcraft, when ignorance and superstition were rife, people of every class felt that they were surrounded by evil spirits, ready to attack them from all quarters. Such credulity was encouraged by the clergy of that era. The Church propounded the existence of the Devil not in derision or as a jest, but as an article of faith, and as the mass of the illiterate people could not go to the theological books, which were restricted to the learned, for the details necessary to an exact idea of the Prince of Darkness, his effigy was profusely reproduced, for the benefit of the crowd, in the tympana of cathedral doorways, the stained-glass windows of churches, the bas-reliefs of the periphery of choirs, and among the tiers of gargoyles and water spouts. These last, beside, swarmed with a whole fantastic fauna representing the presumed forms of the inhabitants and rulers of Hell."
The author then jumps about swiftly in the next few sentences from one subject to another. First he describes a depiction of hell on the tympanum of the western facade of Autun Cathedral and depicting the Last Judgment on the tympanum of Bourges Cathedral. From this he quickly goes into a discussion of how angels were often difficult to differentiate from devils in these pictures (and if you've seen some descriptions of angels in grimoires and the Bible you'll see that they often do appear in terrifying shapes). The author then states that "Iamblichus and Porphyry exhibit a diverting confusion: they fail to differentiate, at all clearly, eudaimons (good spirits) from kakodaimons (bad spirits)". From this he suddenly switches to listing some demons listed in the Le Dragon Rouge, a French grimoire which is several hundred years old (specifically: Astarot, Lucifuge, Agaliarept, Fleuety, Sargatanas and Nebiros). These entities are listed in other grimoires too but the author doesn't tell us this: Perhaps he doesn't know. In the next sentence he jumps to a discussion of the ancient myths about devils popping into your mouth when you yawn or sneeze, which was the origin of the custom of people saying "Bless You" to you to people who sneeze. He then mentions "in Slavonic countries, people, should they yawn, invariably make the sign of the cross over their mouths to prevent an evil imp from skipping in".
The author then devotes several paragraphs describing how people were accused of witchcraft during the Inquisition. It is the standard stuff about how village healers or people who had attracted enemies were falsely accused of witchcraft. It describes the standard Inquisitional nonsense about witches riding broomsticks, shovels and various other items, reciting the Lord's Prayer backwards, and so on. The author lists many of the Inquisitional tests for determining if a person was a Witch, such as throwing the accused into a pond: If they floated, they were believed to be a Witch. He accurately describes Inquisitional tortures. Most of this doesn't advance his argument. It demonstrates that there was a period in history when people reacted in a hysterical and often tragic manner to superstition and rumor. Yet towards the end of this page he begins to shift emphasis. Instead of telling us about what people were accused of doing, he begins to make statements like:
"One of the most frequent tricks resorted to by witches was the fashioning of clay images in the form of those against whom they had a grudge, and sticking pins into the little figure; by which vile means some injury was transferred to the body of the victim of their spite. Often, instead of pricking the wax or lead effigy it was melted, in the hope that its human counterpart would swiftly disintegrate in like manner. Prevalent as such homeopathic magick must have been, no mention of it has been traced in any records of the English courts prior to 1324."
This is accompanied by the following picture of a poppet:
Note how the author is now speaking as if this was what actually happened, and not simply what was alleged. The creator of the site then goes on to cite the findings of an Inquisitional investigation:
"From an entry in the Rex portion of the Kings Bench roll for Hilary term, 18 Edw. II (1325) says C. LEstrange Ewen, --it appears that one Robert le Mareschal of Leicester had appealed (i.e. accused) Master John de Notingham, a necromancer of Coventry, in whose house he had dwelt, of performing magick, and 27 of his alleged clients with aiding and abetting the offense. The story presented was that this considerable body of men, dissatisfied with hard treatment received from the Prior of Coventry, and on account of the support that the king, Hugh Dispenser, Earl of Winchester, and his son, gave to the Ecclesiastic, to the hurt of themselves and the City of Coventry, prayed the magician to exercise his art and thereby slay the King, the Prior, and others.
"The wizard covenanted to do what was desired for a payment of 20 pounds to himself and 15 pounds to his assistant, Robert le Mareschal. From seven pounds of wax and two ells of canvas, Master John and Robert modeled seven figures, one being of the King crowned, the others of the Earl, his son, his cellarer, and seneschal, and the courtier named Richard de Sowe, who somewhat inconsiderately was included for experimental purposes. (He was treated in other words, --like an innocent animal subjected to vivisection).
"Robert, having been given by Master John a curious pin wrought of sharp lead, for the preliminary test, thrust it two inches deep into the forehead of the likeness of Richard de Sowe, who, according to advices received, immediately became frenzied, and within three days of the pin being driven into the heart of the image, died.
"Notwithstanding the tardy operation of a second step in the magick, it was agreed by the conspirators to be satisfactory; but unfortunately for the success of the plot, Robert de Mareschal either repented of his supposed crime or was apprehended, certainly he turned approver.
'The necromancer was thereupon taken into custody, but died in prison before he could be brought to trial. The instigators of the plot, with the exception of one absconded and one deceased, gave themselves up, protesting their innocence, having, it may be inferred, destroyed the images, and, presumably for want of corroborative evidence, were acquitted.
"Robert de Mareschal, failing to substantiate various appeals, was hanged in Easter term, 1326. To Be Continued... "
Again, all this proves is that the Inquisition was a time of hysteria and horror. It in no way proves that there is a connection between Wicca and Satanism. It is interesting that while the title of the page is "Witches and Warlocks", the term warlocks does not come up anywhere on the page. The remark, "to be continued" suggests that there is more elsewhere on the page but at the present time this is not continued anywhere on this web site.
The first link on the Encyclopedia of Satanic Witchcraft page bears the eye opening title: "Do What Thou Wilt: Timothy McVeigh- Extremist or Wiccan?" The creator of this web site tells us on this page that McVeigh borrowed the idea of bombing the federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995 from the 1978 book The Turner Diaries. The web site creator describes as The Turner Diaries as "an apocalyptic, violently anti-Semitic and racist novel that has achieved cult status among far-right extremists". This book was written by National Alliance leader William L. Pierce under the pseudonym Andrew Macdonald. It tells the story of a white supremacist guerrilla army, the "Organization," that seeks to overthrow the American government as well as leading social institutions like the media and Hollywood , collectively described in this book as the "System." The book is a fictional diary of Earl Turner, a martyr and soldier who helped the white supremacists create an Aryan republic to replace the United States. The creator of the Encyclopedia of Satanic Wicca then summarizes the plot of the story, but I won't bore you with it. Suffice it to say that it is anti-Semitic hate literature. In the story Earl Turner flies an old Stearman containing a bomb into the Pentagon in a scene reminiscent of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The creator of the web site then lists other acts of terrorism inspired by this book:
"The Turner Diaries is probably the most widely read book among far-right extremists; many have cited it as the inspiration behind their terrorist organizing and activity. Hoping to bring about the Aryan uprising depicted in Pierce's novel, Robert Mathews, formerly a Pacific Northwest representative of Pierce's organization, helped found the 1980s white supremacist gang The Order. Mathews' efforts ended in a fatal shootout with F.B.I. agents in 1984, while other Order members, mostly past associates of the National Alliance and Aryan Nations, were convicted and sentenced to long prison terms for their crimes, which included murders, robberies, counterfeiting and the bombing of a synagogue. More recently, the Aryan Republican Army, which committed 22 bank robberies and bombings across the Midwest between 1992 and 1996, cited The Turner Diaries as inspiration, as did The New Order, whose members were charged with conspiracy to possess and make machine guns. At the time of their indictment, an F.B.I. agent testified that the group planned to bomb the Anti-Defamation League's New York headquarters, the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. It had also talked of bombing state capitols and post offices, and poisoning public water supplies with cyanide.
"But The Turner Diaries exerted its most tragic influence on the mind of Timothy McVeigh. Days before he bombed the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and wounding 500 others, McVeigh mailed a letter to his sister warning that "something big is going to happen," followed by a second envelope with clippings from The Turner Diaries. When she learned of her brother's arrest in connection with the bombing, McVeigh's sister burned the clippings.
"F.B.I. agents also found a copy of a passage from The Turner Diaries in the car McVeigh drove on the day of the bombing. It read: 'The real value of our attacks today lies in the psychological impact, not in the immediate casualties. For one thing, our efforts against the System gained immeasurably in credibility. More important, though, is what we taught the politicians and the bureaucrats. They learned today that not one of them is beyond our reach. They can huddle behind barbed wire and tanks in the city, or they can hide behind the concrete walls and alarm systems of their country estates, but we can still find them and kill them.'
"During the bombing trial, several of McVeigh's friends testified that he had sent them copies of Pierce's novel with notes encouraging them to read it. Testimony also showed that McVeigh sold The Turner Diaries and Hunter, Pierce's follow-up to The Turner Diaries, at weekend gun shows. Pierce, who gained national prominence following the Oklahoma City bombing, repudiated McVeigh's attack, stating, 'it's really shameful to kill a lot of people when there's no hope for accomplishing anything.'"
Throughout all of this the subject of Wiccans does not come up even once. The creator of the site simply ends the page with the statement: "HARM NONE? HOW MANY HARMED?" He obviously has it in his own head that there is some connection between Wicca and white supremacists, but is utterly unable to offer any proof or articulate any argument to support such a claim. He simply takes a story about domestic terrorism and tries to relate it to Wicca by slapping an alarming title and end note on it.
The next web page on the Encyclopedia of Satanic Wicca is a very short page with the title "The Undercover Counterfeit Wiccan". The entire contents of this page consist of three paragraphs, which read as follows:
"You may never again wish to ever associate yourself with Wicca, Satan's Counterfeit, after reading the in-depth article which will be posted here. And you should ready yourselves to apologize to the Christian population for falsely accusing them of blaspheming your soon-to-be old and former religious belief system of wicca. You'll read more and more indisputable evidence that Satan (Lucifer) is the god of wicca, that wiccans certainly do worship the Devil, and the etched in stone ties from wicca to the late Anton Szandor LavVey and the original Church of Satan.
"Have your leaders and those such as the undercover counterfeit wiccan lied to you for some sinister purpose?
"The answer will appear on this site accompanied by the grim truth which cannot be disputed, even beyond a reasonable doubt."
This is the same argument that the creator of the site advanced earlier. There is no argument, and no evidence. Just another accusation. The in depth article that he refers to is nowhere to be seen.
The next link is to a page with the title "Former Wiccans Awakened and Free of Wicca Forever". The creator of the site advertises this as follows:
"This special page will feature an ever-growing list of former wiccans awakened to the truth of the great deception, long perpetrated by wiccan leaders, including the Devil's seeming spokesman for wicca, also known and referred to as the Undercover Counterfeit Wiccan. You'll see his face here and you'll read and hear his confession and his motivations. You'll learn just why you were chosen, although you have always believed that you, yourself, chose this path. And you'll decide whether to accept his apology, put wicca behind you, and get on with your life, free of wiccan deceptions."
So far this paragraph is all that is on this page. Obviously the creator of the Encyclopedia of Satanic Wicca hasn't found any "former Wiccans awakened and free of Wicca forever" to put on his list.
The next page is "Documents Revealing the Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth About Wicca". As you have seen so far, truth about Wicca is something you won't find in the Encyclopedia of Satanic Wicca. You won't find any revelations on this page either: It is listed as "Under Construction". The next page, "The, Who, What, When, Where, Why and How About Wicca" is virtually blank, having the following list only with nothing else:
"WICCA Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? And Much, Much, More. The Truth!"
I'm guessing that at some future date the creator of the Encyclopedia of Satanic Wicca intends to make these headings links to something else, but they do not function as links at the time of writing this article.
The next page is "Black Magic: Past and Present". It opens with the statement: "Women still use the medieval knowledge of black magic, if they want to bewitch a man. Women are ready to use any kind of things for that: their menstrual blood, toad skin, and lots of other things that you cannot even imagine to be useful." The creator of the web site then goes on to cite the following examples of women's "witchcraft" from around the world. None of them cite any sources or identifying details:
"A very unusual trial took place in the beginning of March in the French city of Reims. A 16-year-old girl named Jacqueline was charged with black magic and witchcraft misuse. The girl fell in love in a boy, and she wanted him to love her in return, but the two-way love was not meant to happen. So Jacqueline decided to use the black magic spell. When they were having a school party, the girl stole his glass for a second and added the mixture of her own menstrual blood, sulfur, ashes of her own pubic hair in it. In the end, the guy was hospitalized, very serious poisoning was diagnosed.
"Jacqueline did not at all want that to happen, so she burst into tears and explained that she simply wanted the guy to fall in love with her. So the sexy witch was fined in the sum of 7000 euro (by the way, she found the recipe on the Internet), and put in prison for four months. The guy survived after a month of suffering, and started going to another school, to avoid any other sad adventures."
NOTE: He cites no source and only names the person involved by their first name, making corroboration difficult. This anecdote is interesting if true, but again the creator of the site provides no evidence or argument to connect this to Wicca or Satanism. He simply infers it by including it in his Encyclopedia of Satanic Wicca.
"It is an open secret that black magic has been used for long in order to make someone fall in love. Three hundred years ago the wife of the Russian Tsar Peter the First, Evdokiya, was trying to deter a hot German lover Anna Mons from her husband. Evdokiya decided to use the services of a witch. Women spotted Annas portrait with wax, and then they stuck needles in her eyes. The Tsarina was sent to a convent, where she died afterwards, and the old witch was burnt, as it usually happened to witches."
NOTE: It isn't a secret at all. Obviously the creator of the site is suggesting that the "witch" described in this anecdote was a Wiccan, which is impossible, since modern Wicca didn't exist in Russia at that time.
"Here is a standard recipe of a love-potion: menstrual blood, hair ashes, powder of a nail, brains of a bat, and frog skin. A modern human being would throw up, but this was the cocktail (mixed with wine, of course), which was served to the French King Loius XV [sic] by his favorite Marquise de Pompadour. The old woman, who made the cocktail, finished her life on a fire, as usual. But Madame de Pompadour finished off with her rival in a very smart way: she ordered the service for her peace in a church. That woman died in a month, and Pompadour was the kings lover for 20 years."
NOTE: Again, this story of French court intrigue is dramatic but in no way advances the web site creator's argument that there is a link between Wicca and Satanism.
'Tuscan witch Tofana killed about a hundred of unfaithful husbands in 1635. Tofana had a lot of clients women came to her hut, asking for a potion, which would help to get their girl-loving husbands back [sic]. The witch was giving rat poison to them, a man certainly died after eating some soup with such ingredient, and Tofana had a very good explanation for that: God punished him for his mean behavior. Tofana was arrested in the long run: when it became known, how many men Tofana poisoned, the guard choked her in her prison cell."
NOTE: The locals (and the author of the Encyclopedia of Satanic Wicca) may have classified this Toscana as a witch, but they'd have been using the Inquisitional definition of the term. This lady was not a Wiccan.
"Witches are not being burnt in Russia or in Europe nowadays, you can find a lot of ads in a newspaper, like: I will help to return your husband, 100% guarantee. But the situation is different in Islamic countries. A crowd ambushed and burnt the house of a 98-year-old woman in Pakistan the other day. As one of the peasants said, the witch was bringing harm to little girls, collecting their blood (she saved the total of 200 grams). The explanation was simple: the old lady fell madly in love with a 17-year-old son of the local imam, but she perfectly realized that he was never going to love her back. The lady collected the virgin blood for the ritual ablution, which would help her to turn to a young girl. The end of the story was sorrowful: the old woman died of her emotional experience, without making her dream come true."
NOTE: Again, this isn't Wicca being described here. The opening sentence certainly gave me the impression that the author of the Encyclopedia of Satanic Wicca wishes that Witches were still being burned.
"A womans menstrual blood has always been the most serious substance for love-potion. Elisa Schteinhau, a black magic magician from Munich said that menstrual blood contained strong exciting and narcotic substances. She said that a glass of menstrual blood could result in hallucinations. Sometimes women spread a little of this blood behind her mans ear, when he is sleeping. This mark is supposed to remain there for three days. Sometimes a drop of menstrual blood is put in wine of coffee, or even in shaving cream or cologne. As a matter of fact, this can lead to lamentable consequences. First of all, a man can have a very serious allergic reaction, and secondly, - poisoning. Furthermore, if your beloved man is spellbound, it will not be possible to get rid of the spell. Elisa said that she knew an incident, when a woman cast a spell on her unfaithful man, but then she fell in love with another guy and wanted to divorce her husband. The latter killed her in the end."
"Menstrual blood is the cheapest of all the substances that you can get. But the most expensive one is mandrake ground apples, which grow underneath the trees. People used to hang criminals on oaks and aspens: all the muscles of a dead body relaxed, and the testicle liquid dropped on the ground. Village girls picked the so-called hanged mens mandrakes at night, and then sold them to rich ladies. No one is executed in Europe that way now, so dry mandrakes are illegally delivered from Iran, Sudan and Saudi Arabia, where people are still hung. The price of one mandrake reaches $5000 in London and Paris, but there are a lot of fakes too. It is believes, that the powder of this fruit guarantees love blindless: a man stops reacting to any other women, but his wife, he does not even smell other women."
NOTE: Have you noticed this guy's obsession with menstrual blood? This guy certainly isn't a feminist, is he?
"Western tabloids wrote that American girl named Elizabeth cast a spell on British King Edward VIII in 1936 with the help of the hung mens fruit: the King abdicated his throne in order to marry Elizabeth, and he was totally devoted to her until his dying day."
NOTE: Notice how the creator of this site is citing "Western tabloids" as his source in this case. If he was trying to make a serious argument here why isn't he citing scholarly historical sources and not tabloids? From the content of the previous entries I'm guessing that the tabloids may have been his source of this information too.
Perhaps the creator of this site had by now recognized that he was using only females in his examples, because he now switches to men:
"Men also bewitch women, but very seldom, and they do not use any brains of a bat for that. For example, a 24-year-old guy Mat Donahue from Glasgow found himself behind the bars because of inventing special perfume, which allowed him to sleep with 500 women! As soon as they could smell that aroma from the guy, their minds went obscure and their panties off. One of the girls went to police, after she came to her senses, and claimed that she had been raped. The guy never unveiled the ingredients of his wonder perfume, he only said that he spent six years of his life, working on them."
"Another Mr. Know-All from Sweden cut his female classmates locks secretly, with the help of a razor, then he burnt the hair at home, and wiped the ashes into his penis. However, this did not help none on the girls was falling in love in him, so the guy started stealing their underwear from the lockeroom. The guy was caught during one of such attempts."
"The classic recipe for casting a spell on a woman is described in Casanovas memoirs: a musk gland of a musk-deer, a little bit of spice, Spanish fly, the powder of a deers antler, burnt eyelashes and cow milk. Casanova asserted that even the most inaccessible woman would have a strong and uncontrollable wish to see what a man has in his pants. No one knows if it is true or not, but it is known that Casanova used to spend a lot of money to order musk-deer glands from Persia."
NOTE: I'm guessing that these three anecdotes are also derived from a "Western tabloid". None of them hints at any connection between Wicca and Satanism.
"One of the funniest incidents happened in Kiev, Ukraine. A 15-year-old schoolboy added some glue to the stewed fruit drink of the girl that he was in love with. The girl was hospitalized, but the boy said that he only wanted her to love him, he added that a friend of his told him that recipe, saying that he had learnt about it from his grandmothers book. In the end it turned out that it was only a Fools Day joke."
NOTE: First of all it is rather bizarre that this author would insert humor into what he is trying to present as a serious allegation. Secondly, if it was just a joke, how does it advance his argument?
The next page, "Links In Your Interest For Your New Life Journey!" only has a graphic on the page which flashes two messages repeatedly:
"Smart is not something you are. Smart is something you become."
"Think you can. Work hard. Get smart."
I'm hoping that the creator of the Encyclopedia of Satanic Wicca heeds his own advice on this page. I haven't seen many signs of him being smart so far.
The next page on the Encyclopedia of Satanic Wicca web site is more "western tabloid" stuff: "Expose: My Wife Was A Witch!" This article, written by Anomalia Ru, purports to be the account of a Moscow resident Yuri Voloshin. Voloshin is described as a teacher and writer who held of degrees from three unnamed Russian universities. Ru states that he lived an idle life and had a lot of affairs, some of which resulted in marriages and all ending in divorce. Eventually he meets a girl named Ayra who started a relationship with him. He marries her, only to have her admit to him afterwards that this was because she gave him a love potion. He begins to think that she is some sort of "energy vampire" so he convinces her to get baptized. During the baptism ritual the candle that Ayra is holding goes out. He finds this ominous. Ayra goes on to manifest a form of dowsing in which she finds lost articles with the help of a handkerchief. He claims that one day she knocked a cup off the counter and made it fall upright and softly to the floor without breaking. He witnesses her doing a ritual in a house with grass and water that seems to have been some sort of exorcism that permitted their landlady's cow to start eating and giving milk again. Eventually he tires of her and divorces her as well.
Once again, wonderful material for a tabloid article but even assuming that this story is true, how does it advance the web site creator's claim that Wiccans are Satanists? Nowhere in Ru's article does it mention Wicca.
The next page is an odd collection of terms and phrases under the title "Terms and Definitions as Food for Thought!" As in one of the earlier pages that I showed you, one gets the impression that this list was meant as a list of links, yet none of them are set up as such. Despite the title, none of the terms are defined. The list reads as follows:
"Witchcraft and the Black Art"
NOTE: This is probably a reference to J. W. Wickwar's book Witchcraft and the Black Art: A Book Dealing With the Psychology and Folklore of the Witches. He also wrote a Handbook of the Dark Arts. Both are out of print. They don't describe Wicca.
"All that we see or seem, Is but a dream within a dream... "
NOTE: It is impossible to know what the creator of this site had in mind with this line without some sort of comment to go along with it.
NOTE: This is the French word for Demonology, but we are left guessing as to what the creator of the Encyclopedia of Satanic Wicca means by including it on the list.
"Maumet or Puckrel"
NOTE: Puckrel is another term for a Puka or mischievous spirit that originated in the British Isles. Maumet could be any number of things but the creator of this site doesn't tell us.
"The Grace Wyff"
NOTE: I've no idea what this refers to.
"Eener, deener, dyner, dust. Cattel-err-weeler, wyler, wust. Twiddle-um, Twoddle-um, Twenty-one, Spit, spot, must be done ------- out goes she.
NOTE: Your guess is as good as mine as to why he'd have this piece of child's poetry on his site.
"Satanic Stigmata in Witchcraft and Wicca"
NOTE: In three decades of involvement in Wicca I've never encountered any Wiccans exhibiting stigmata. I don't recall coming across any examples of Satanic stigmata in my researches either.
"The Devil's Dozens"
NOTE: Sounds like the title of an action movie but I don't know of any book or movie by this title, so I'm guessing that this is a title of the web site creator's making.
"Keep lying, clever child; Go on lying all day, fib; If the truth keeps popping out -- Just sit upon the lid!"
NOTE: More children's poetry.
"The Penal Statutes Against Witches"
NOTE: There are no penal statutes against Witches in North America that I am aware of, but the creator of the site does not elaborate. It is possible that he is thinking of some other part of the world, given the multinational examples from tabloids we saw him trotting out earlier.
"The Third Eye"
NOTE: You've seen both of these two items incorrectly listed as Satanic symbols elsewhere in this series.
"The Science of Seership"
NOTE: This seems to be an inference that divination is Satanic, which as we have seen is a pretty common claim on sites of this sort. Yet all we have is a title to go on.
"Three, Five and Eight"
NOTE: No other comments are added to this list of numbers.
"The Significance of The Pendule"
NOTE: Is the author of this web site misspelling the term "pendulum" here or is this meant to be the French word "pendule", which means "clock"? What has this to do with Wicca or Satanism?
"Humanity, Orderly Evolution and Expansion"
NOTE: This sounds like the title of a treatise but no explanation follows, so it is impossible to say.
"The Saducismus Triumphatus."
NOTE: This is obviously a reference to Joseph Glanvill's book Saducimus Triumphatus: Or, Full & Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions. Glanvill lived between 1636 and 1680. This is an Inquisitor's manual.
"Coblyn y coed"
NOTE: Coblyn y coed is the Welsh term for a woodpecker ("coblyn" means "knocker" in Welsh). What a woodpecker is doing on this guy's list is a mystery.
"La Solution du Mystere de la Morte"
NOTE: This is a French phrase: The Solution of the Mystery of Death. The creator of this web site does not solve the mystery for us.
"The Flotsam and Jetsam of the Subconscious"
NOTE: Sounds like the title of a treatise on meditation, but the creator of the web site gives us no clue as to what he means by including it.
"The Devil's Great Lie (1392)"
NOTE: This sounds like the title of a book but I've been unable to find any references to it elsewhere and the creator of this web site doesn't give us any.
This is a site which makes a few outrageous accusations and then in place of promised proof and arguments offers enigmatic lists including child's poems, excerpts from Western tabloids and reviews of books on entirely different subjects. Complaints have already been registered with Tripod about my name being used without permission in the web address of this site. I'm looking into other legal recourse as well. I'll keep you informed as this develops.
Note from Kerr (May 17th,2003):
I just heard from Diane Vera, the Satanist whose article Reckart has included as a web page in his site. She thanked me for bringing it to her attention and has asked him to delete the page immediately as he is using it without her permission.
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