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When Not Busy Casting the Bones & Stirring the CauldronI am Busy Being An AmericanWherein the Wicked Witch Admits that it Isn't Politics She Loves but  Her Country
Usual Disclaimer Type Stuff:  While I usually write about things from my perspective as a Satanic Witch, and that being who I am it could hardly be filtered anyway, like much of the country, politics are on my mind.  I must then repeat, The Church of Satan does not, ever, take a position on political policies, parties, candidates, or legislative issues.  They are the only church I am aware of, and I'd be happy to be proven wrong, that upholds the Jeffersonian ideal of true separation of church and state.  Therefore our members are utterly free to pursue, or not, whatever position they feel best represents their needs and principles.  Now, one would think that sort of open-minded, generous view would be seen as the opposite of the cult like preaching of politics from the pulpit that seems the norm on Sunday, these…
Hypocrites, Secularists, & Biases
Oh My! Wherein the Wicked Witch Confesses Shame at Being Surprised that Humans Suck...and might even find she has one more fight left in her
Let's start with the obvious.  Of course I am biased, as a member of the clergy of Church of Satan ,against the Temple of Satan.  I admit it, I am proud of it, and despite of it, I can look at their actions through a secular lense.  I can do that through the wonders of critical thinking, instilled in me as a child raised by atheists.  I personally hold, and in my role as Magistra put forth, that they are not Satanists by my definition, by the definitions provided in Satanic Canon, and as evidenced by their actions--but forget that part of me.  To this blog my feelings of their lacking in the Satanism department is irrelevant, and for this purpose the same complaints would hold against any and all religions that violate, or attempt to violate, the establishment clause (aka Separation of Church and State.)
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The Year of Sin, begins............

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Confessions of a Wicked Witch on Radio Free SatanPriestess Heather Height and Magistra Ygraine discuss the deadly sin of lust and the Satanic sin of Solipsism.





Hail to Thee, Les Hernandez

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To a Skylark

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!  Bird thou never wert,  That from Heaven, or near it,  Pourest thy full heart  In profuse strains of unpremeditated art. 
Higher still and higher  From the earth thou springest  Like a cloud of fire;  The blue deep thou wingest,  And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest. 
In the golden lightning  Of the sunken sun,  O'er which clouds are bright'ning,  Thou dost float and run;  Like an unbodied joy whose race is just begun. 
The pale purple even  Melts around thy flight;  Like a star of Heaven,  In the broad day-light  Thou art unseen, but yet I hear thy shrill delight, 
Keen as are the arrows  Of that silver sphere,  Whose intense lamp narrows  In the white dawn clear  Until we hardly see, we feel that it is there. 
All the earth and air  With thy voice is loud,  As, when night is bare,  From one lonely cloud  The moon rains out her beams, and Heaven is overflow'd. 
What thou art we know not;  What …