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The Burning Times


Creator:Helela
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Witch Hunter's Bible

Started by Helela. Last reply by Poppy Whiteheart Dec 19, 2017. 1 Reply

The Pendle Witch Child

Started by Helela Aug 15, 2017. 0 Replies

Witch Hunt: A Century of Murder

Started by Helela. Last reply by Helela Apr 10, 2017. 2 Replies

Secret Files of the Inquisition- (Video Series)

Started by Helela. Last reply by RobertO DurantE Feb 16, 2017. 9 Replies

The Town Of Witches

Started by SunKat Oct 3, 2016. 0 Replies

Witches' Weigh House

Started by SunKat Oct 3, 2016. 0 Replies

Teaching Salem Witchcraft

Started by SunKat Mar 20, 2016. 0 Replies

History of Ostara

Started by Minque Paw Mar 20, 2016. 0 Replies

Malleus Maleficarum (1486)

Started by SunKat. Last reply by Linda M. Mar 18, 2016. 2 Replies

A Child Accused of Witchcraft

Started by Helela. Last reply by Minque Paw Mar 17, 2016. 9 Replies

WITCHCRAFT (This is a good one, you gotta read this one)

Started by Helela. Last reply by Nightshade Dragonfly Jun 18, 2013. 11 Replies

Lois the Witch

Started by Helela. Last reply by elizabeth marie Sep 10, 2011. 1 Reply

Witches (Folklore of Shakespeare)

Started by Helela Apr 10, 2011. 0 Replies

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Thank  you Pagan Priestess for the invite ... did not know about this group.

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Hi sis!

I just found your group! Great dea!!

Comment by Zephonith Serpent Woman on June 17, 2013 at 10:12am

Unfortunately the word witch is synonymous with evil in Africa, although yet again this is because of the input of Christian missionaries who replaced the Old Ways of Serpent, Goddess and nature religions with a healthy fear of the devil, and thus  "witchcraft" is seen as the worst possible kinds of sorcery in the consciousness of most people and exclusively as being "evil"..

Though diviners, prophets, and Sangomas are highly regarded in traditional cultures;

The "witch" is seen as an agent of the devil, bringing illness and misfortune wherever she or he goes.

Thus, many suspected "witches" are hunted down, beaten severely and then necklaced with an old spare tyre which is filled with petrol , rammed over the victim's upper torso and set alight causing an agonising death.

Accusations of witchcraft are typically motivated by social conditions stemming from relative poverty and fuelled by motives of jealousy, especially over material possessions , or status, or even stem from someone wanting someone elses' wife for themselves.

As any illness or misfortune is possible ascribed to supernatural causes, any such misfortune can evoke a "witch hunt" and pity the poor person who gets accused of it and hasn't the chance to escape.

Many of the accusations levelled at the suspected witches in the old days in Europe and the Americas were also based on on profit, as well as medieval religious superstition and ignorance.

This group is all about the past, which we must all learn from as an experience and move on with life as opposed to becoming stuck in a victim mentality because of things that happened ~ while honouring the Ancestors by displaying the qualities which the torturer in the shadows and the priests of the Burning Times cannot ever display ~ those of forgiveness, compassion and mercy. 

Old attachments bring only an anchor to bear on one's potential to advance through one's own abilities, while we can always learn from the experiences of the past and be mindful of the possibility for religious extremism and it's proven dangers.

I sincerely doubt whether the vast majority of contemporary Christians would ever seriously consider burning a Pagan today simply because she is a Witch, or Priestess of the Old Religions. 

It is the war against Mother Nature which now demands the attention of every one who worships the Goddess and God of Nature, and it's needed in the NOW.

Some however must live with the haunted past in the now and present and be reminded of it, every now and again.

Blessed Be )O(

Comment by Leila Raven on September 9, 2011 at 10:09am
great thoughts being shared, thanks everyone, marK, for sure, when it comes to our own spirituality there is no authority above our own.
Comment by Leila Raven on September 8, 2011 at 2:58pm

Nuin, I've found all too often that hate and fear often don't make sense, it's often irrational.

The other thing to think about is very often when persecutions such as these happen it has very little to actually do with peoples spiritual beliefs and more to do with political power.

Those who want political power have used peoples faith for thousands of years to manipulate them into hating and fearing to fuel their own personal agendas in maintaining personal power and wealth.

People from all faiths, all paths, all walks of life are susceptible to having corrupt individuals within them seeking power over others and manipulating it's followers. This type of brainwashing and the general societal us versus them attitudes and creating fears towards people who don't 'conform' to the 'norm' has existed almost all times and places.

The church has less power in this era, and there is more of a power shift to government during these times, not that it makes too much difference what labels those who seek power choose to hide behind, or which traits they use to divide people into opposing factions with, the irrational fears and hatreds continue.

I believe all we can do is continue to be a voice for religious/spiritual tolerance, and for all kinds of tolerance.. more than tolerance, who wants to just be 'tolerated' we need to continue to work towards a world of acceptance and compassion for all people.

 

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