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I JP Vanir The Ghetto Geeky, ADHD, Vampyre, Rivethead, Traditional, Hippie Goth, Vegetarian, "Vampyrian" Graver", Pansexual Experimental Sound Artist AKA theUVUP. I am the Old school Gothic Vampyre & Proud PhreaK, and the founder of Vampyrian TempleUVUP since Dec. 18th 2003. I have been in the gothic community since the first Outland (mid 90's), the pagan community since 2002, as well as the Vampire community since mid 2000. I a love topics about possession, the supernatural, Vampyres, Otherkin, Dark Spirituality, and Darkness ect...





My youtube Channel

My sound art band Vampyrian-Trance: https://vampyrian.bandcamp.com

I am mostly volunteering, signing petitions, writing, going out, TempleUVUP and helping others that have gone through the same crap as me. If you need to get a hold of me contact me at: [email protected]

 

Vampyres don't just feed on Blood - They feed on life...  

 

 

My favorite song

Bloody Pleasures By
Blutengel

(German: Blood Angel)


Let me touch your skin
Let me see your eyes

You will taste this sweet pain
You will like to suffer for me

See the light in my eyes
Feel the razorblades on your skin

See your sparkling blood
Let me drink your life

And in my world of temptation
I will wait for you
I'd show you all the pleasures
There's so much we can do
Don't be afraid my darling
Let me be your guiding light
Don't be afraid my darling
There's no reason for you to hide

I kiss you from your feet
To your open mouth

I can hear you cry
When your blood begins to flow

I can smell your flesh
I can see your greedy eyes

You like to kiss me
With your bloody lips

And in my world of temptation (x2)
I will wait for you
I'd show you all the pleasures
There's so much we can do
Don't be afraid my darling
Let me be your guiding light
Don't be afraid my darling
There's no reason for you to hide

 


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I have a weakness for Tea, wine, and cloves...

Morbid Obscurity, Peace, Love, Death, and Respect..


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My 3 favorite bands are Velvet Acid Christ, Blutengel, Inkubus Sukkubus even though they are completely different...


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MY Favorite DJ is DJ Veine
 


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My favorite singers are: Andrew Eldritch, Robert Smith, and Candia Ridley...
 

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DARK TRANCE! - EBM - INDUSTRIAL - GOTH - DARK ELECTRONIC - TRANCE - GOTH INDUSTRIAL - DRUMMING - PERCUSSION - DARK DANCE...


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MY other FAVORITE BANDS ARE: UNTER NULL, THE CURE, SKINNY PUPPY, SNOG, SISTERS OF MERCY,
PROJECT PITCHFORK, NORMORIA, 6th Circle, ALIEN SEX FIEND, VDevil, Kill Shelter, Traitrs​, ​and SUICIDE COMMANDO. After that I also like WUMPSCUT, SISTERS OF MERCY, Android Lust, WOLFSHEIM, Nine Inch Nails, DEAD CAN DANCE, Dance or Die. BELLA MORTE, CHRISTIAN DEATH, THEATRES DES VAMPIRES, FLESH FIELD, DAS ICH, DAVID BOWIE, MISFITS, Suixie and The Banshees, PRINCE, LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT, ECT.
 


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How does one know if they are a Vampyre? I still and will always believe that Vampyres need energy from other sources because there body does not have enough for what we are. I also believe we are spiritually different than humans and that what we are is a spiritual condition. The simple Definition of Vampyre is one who needs energy (Life force) because our bodies don't have enough because of what we are (Spirit or Soul). We take it through the blood (some of the life force or human energy is in the blood) of be the taking of it directly. Most Vampyres are tired and drained when alone but are usually hyper, often have high anxiety, and feel high and extremely powerful when around large crowds.



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I am also an Empath and Proud Phreak in Central, Ohio. I LOVE MUSIC, clubbing, and dancing...


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MY MUSIC: https://vampyrian.bandcamp.com


​​ https://www.facebook.com/Rev.JP.Vanir


​​ D.A.A.D. = Dark Alternatives Against Discrimination on FaceBook
 


​​ https://twitter.com/Vampyrian

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My Interests are:
 
BLOOD, Vampyres, ADHD, Serial Killers, PAGANISM, Vampyrism, Dark Humor, Possession, Vampire Erotica, LAYLA - LILITH - LILITU, SEKHMET, INDUSTRIAL, GOTHIC, German EBM, Independent Graphics, SOUND, & Media ART (Independent MUSIC & Media), BEAUTIFUL PALE SKIN, Hannibal Lecter, SERIAL KILLERS, INKUBUS SUKKUBUS, Robert Smith, Hoodies, Trent Rezner, THE HAMILTONS, QUEEN OF THE DAMNED, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, DRACULA, PERCUSSION, LAYLA (MY DARK MOTHER), HECATE, FREYA, ANUBUS, SET, DEMON UNDER GLASS, Tim Burtin, Bela Lugosi, Edward Scissorhands, Edgar Allen Poe, Christopher Walken, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Interview With The Vampire, Nightmare Before Christmas, SADISM, SAMHAIN, Halloween, Eyeliner, Gothic Fashion, Synthesizers, Expressionism, SINGING, PERFORMING, George A. Romero, David Bowie, Christian Death, BELLA MORTE, Dead Can Dance, Musicals, Safety pins, Buttons, My Scottish German Heritage, Psychic Abilities, Energy, Hearses, UK, Christina Ricci, Sharp objects, Dancing, Norse Celtic Mythology, Cats, JOHNY DEPP, Prince, Necks, Breasts, Tantra, Empathic, Reincarnation, Theology, Lyrics, Lost Girl...
 
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​I like​Vampire, Supernatural, Dark Humor, Slapstick, and Documentaries. But mostly really Dark Obscure Stuff.​..​
 
 
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My favorite movies now are God Bless America (2011) and *The Matrix trilogy. I also like Avatar, and Caprica* LIFE FORCE - THE HAMILTON'S – MARTIN - DAWN (more realistic vamp movies), THIRST (1979) (At least the Vampires let the humans have pleasure as they feed from them unlike humans as they torture there food; however I do disagree with forced awakening), How to be a Serial Killer! (Great funny ass shit), BLOOD TIES, THE DEATHS OF IAN STONE, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, AVATAR, DRACULA, QUEEN OF THE DAMNED, ALL Hannibal Lecter & Serial killer Movies\TV Shows, Dylan Dog (Dead of Night), THE OMEGA MAN (I prefer the Vampires or at least the leader Spiritual Vampire to the humans who created the plague), DRACULA 2000, SUCK, The PERFECT CREATURE, VAMPYRES, ULTRAVIOLET, VAMPIRES, Cottage Country, Perfect Sisters (2014 => but they should have gotten away with it!) The UNDERWORLD MOVIES, Doctor Strange, The Usual Suspects, DEMON UNDER GLASS, LEGEND, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, THE LOST BOYS, INTERVIEW THE VAMPIRE, CANADIAN BACON, ED WOOD FILMS, THE DARK HALF, Night of the Living Dead Films, POWDER, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, THE ADDICTION, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, CORPSE BRIDE, NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, VAMPIRE JOURNALS, V FOR VENDETTA, VAMPIRE INTERVIEWS, the ADDICTION, DOGMA, CLERKS (both), BILLY MADISON, WHITE ZOMBIE, SID and NANCY, ALMOST ANYTHING BY MICHEAL MOORE, 12 MONKEYS, EMBRACE OF THE VAMPIRE, THE JERK, SOUTH PARK THE MOVIE, PURPLE RAIN, ECT...
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I DON’T LIKE MANY NEW SHOWS. I LIKED TRUE BLOOD, ANGEL, FOREVER KNIGHT, GATES, BLOOD TIES, American Horror Story, FRINGE, & the ADDAMS FAMILY. Only things new I like are Humans, LOST GIRL, Continuum, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN THE SERIES, HANNIBAL, Grimm, 12 Monkeys, Supernatural, Fargo, (real) Humans, The 100, The Gifted, and Vikings...
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My Favorite Books: The Vampyrian Shadow book, pagan and earth-centered voices in Unitarian Universalism, and books about real Vampyres, paganism, theology, goths, animal rights, ect...



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​​ Morbid Obscurity, Peace, Love, Death, and Respect...


​​ In case you don't know as much as you think you do about me one of my biggest pet peeves besides people telling me being goth is all about how you look (fashion) is people who mistake a work for the wrong meaning especially polyamory. Too many people mistake it for being all about having multiple sex partners but it actually means many LOVES not polysexica let me break it down for you: it come from Greek πολύ [poly], meaning "many" or "several", and Latin amor, "love"). OK I will be good now lol...

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IT'S LIFE THAT I INGEST

***My addiction's are my herbal tea's and clove's!***

LOOKING FOR DONORS, FRIENDS AND VAMPIRES TO ADORE...


​​ LET ME DRINK YOUR ENERGY...


​​ I am starving here in a dead land…


​​ EMAIL: [email protected]

YIM: theUVUP
 
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IT'S LIFE THAT I INGEST

***My addiction's are my herbal tea's and Energy drinks. My bad habits are Cigars esp. Clove's and Wine!***

I SEE THE LIGHT AND IT HURTS...

***Vegetarian Vampyre: I do not eat dead flesh (dead animal meat) However I do feed on humans but at least they are still alive and do not suffer...


https://independent.academia.edu/RevJPVanir

 

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AGE
8/12/1977

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Central, Ohio

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Vampyrian Shadow book, Pagan and Earth-Centered Voices in Unitarian Universalism, books about: real Vampyres, paganism, theology, goths, animal rights, ect...

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Pagan parallels of Jesus Christ By Jaime Licauco
Posted by Rev. JP Vanir on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 11:12:55 AM

Original Link: https://www.pressreader.com/philippines/philippine-daily-inquirer/20181211/282084867888439 

 

By: Jaime Licauco

 

Most Christians do not bother to trace the origins of their religion, much less their beliefs and rituals. If they do, they might be in for the shock of their lives. This column is not for people who are satisfied with what Church officials tell them. As the saying goes, “Let sleeping dogs lie.” Rather, this is for those who are intellectually curious and discontented. The central event in the celebration of Christmas is, of course, the birth and life of Jesus Christ, considered a great prophet by Muslims, but as God by his followers.

 

Christians, especially Catholics, perhaps, have been led to believe that the story of Jesus, his birth, death and resurrection is unique, and that there is no other like him. I believed so myself, since I grew up in a Catholic family and studied in a Catholic school from elementary to college. I read only books with the imprimatur or approval of the church, until my hunger for knowledge emboldened me to venture outside my intellectual comfort zone, and discover how shortsighted my religious education had been. One of the things I discovered is that the story of Jesus Christ is not at all unique, that it could have been copied from some much older accounts of dying and resurrection of gods in ancient pagan religions. In fact, there are more than a dozen pagan gods whose stories seem to parallel Jesus’ life and death, although they preceded Christ by hundreds, or even thousands, of years.

 

Myths

 

At the heart of these teachings were myths concerning a dying and resurrecting god-man or demigod, who was known by many different names. In Egypt he was Osiris; in Greece, Dionysus; in Asia Minor, Attis; in Syria, Adonis; in Italy, Bacchus; in Persia, Mithras.

Let us take a closer look at the parallelisms.

 

1) Tammuz (2,000 B.C.) was a Mesopotamian god of fertility. His father was the Sumerian God Enki and his consort the goddess Inanna (Ishtar). March and April mark the death of Tammuz. Tammuz died at the hands of Inanna, but she eventually brought him back to life. He died to save people from starvation and death. Like Jesus, Tammuz was called a shepherd. He died during the summer solstice but lived again in winter. He spent half a year in the underworld and the other half among the living. 

2) Osiris (2,500 B.C.) was the most important god of ancient Egypt. His father was God and his mother a mortal virgin. He was born in a cave on Dec. 25, before three shepherds. He died at Easter time for the sins of the world. He descended into the underworld, and on the third day rose from the dead. His followers await his return as judge during the Last Days. According to noted Egyptologist E.A. Wallis Budge in “Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection”: “The central figure of the ancient Egyptian religion was Osiris, and the chief fundamentals of his cult is the belief in his divinity, death, resurrection and absolute control of the bodies and souls of men.”

3) Attis (1,200 B.C.) was born on Dec. 25. His mother was the virgin Nana. He was slain by a boar, but other stories say he was crucified on a tree from which his blood ran down “to redeem the earth.” His grave was found empty. He resurrected on March 25. 

4) Mithra (or Mithras, 1,200 B.C.) was born of a virgin on Dec. 25, had 12 disciples and performed miracles. He died and then resurrected after three days. His day of worship is Sunday. The cult held many secret rituals. The cult of Mithra was widespread in ancient times.

 

God and man

 

5) Jesus Christ (325 A.D., the date of the First Council of Nicea, where the Christian church declared him to be both God and man). Jesus’ father was God and his mother a mortal virgin. He was born on Dec. 25 in a cowshed before three shepherds. He performed miracles and was crucified, and then descended into the underworld. On the third day he rose from the dead. His death and resurrection are celebrated by bread and wine. His followers await his promised return.

When the early Church fathers learned of the much earlier stories of the pagan dying and resurrecting gods, which were similar to that of Jesus Christ, they blamed the devil for the “deception.” Tertullian, a prominent Christian historian and apologist, declared that “the devil had plagiarized Christianity by anticipation in order to lead people astray.” The devil simply copied his life in advance and created the myth of Osiris, Mithras, etc. What could be more absurd than that? Present-day Christian apologists argue that the similarities between the story of Jesus Christ and the pagan gods are superficial. They maintain the uniqueness of the story of the Christ, so the controversy continues to this day.

 

The controversy has revived the old question of whether Jesus really lived on earth, or was merely a myth, because there is hardly any mention of his existence outside the four canonical gospels. Another view is that Jesus was really just a creation of the Flavian Emperors Titus Vespasian and Domitian to counter Jewish militarism. How could such a man of miracles be ignored by ancient contemporary historians?

 

In contrast, Buddha, who lived some 500 years before Jesus, had a complete personal biography attested to by historians. Was Jesus just a myth created by early Christian gospel writers, or was he a real historical individual who lived among us 2,000 years ago? I believe what the spirit entity called Seth, whom Jane Roberts channeled in the ’70s, said: “Jesus was really a myth who became a reality in your world.” Egyptian god Osiris was born in a cave on Dec. 25, before three shepherds

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Dark Witch: Working in the Shadows
Posted by Rev. JP Vanir on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 5:53:35 AM

Original Link: https://moodymoons.com/2015/11/10/dark-witch-working-in-the-shadows/ 

 

 

The theme this week is light and darkness.

First, let’s discuss what “dark” or “black” means in the craft, and what it doesn’t.

We’ll start by talking about what it isn’t, or what misconceptions are often associated with it, and why it sometimes makes even the most seasoned practitioner uncomfortable.

What it isn’t, is evil.

Or at least, not the way most people think of evil.

Evil is a Western monotheistic concept. In Judaeo-Christian philosophy, there is good, and there is evil. One is “right” and one is “wrong.” One is wicked, one is pure. There is no gray. Things or concepts are either one, or they are the other.

Let me stress that there’s nothing wrong with seeing the world this way—–but it isn’t the only way.

Broadly speaking, in the craft, and most especially in the realm of Wiccan philosophy, there isn’t so much “evil” and “good” as there are opposites. In the world of opposites, one opposing force does not exist without the other.

Without darkness, there cannot be light.

From a purely scientific perspective, “coldness” does not exist at all—–it only describes the absence of heat.

There is no need to qualify these things with morality. They are simply forces of nature.

Fire is a force of nature. It can be utterly wicked, blindly destroying anything in its path. But it also sustains life, providing warmth in the bitter cold of an otherwise absolute-zero universe.

From this perspective, “light” and “dark” don’t have moral qualities any more than “wet” and “dry.”

This does not mean we go around willy-nilly behaving any way our emotions pull us just because we feel like it.

It simply means we are guided by the effect we have on reality rather than instructed directly by the laws of religious doctrine.

For the practitioner of witchcraft, there aren’t so much “punishments” and “rewards” as there are natural consequences. Everything you do, mundane or magical, sets these natural consequences into motion. They will come to fruition one way or the other. No amount of prayer or forgiveness will help you escape them anymore than prayer and forgiveness halts ripples on the water after you skip a rock across a still lake.

Newton’s famous Third Law eloquently states: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

This concept is both scientific, and spiritual.

(This might be a good time to point out that far from being in contrast with religion, all scientific concepts are also spiritual. And by “science,” I don’t mean kooky fluff bunny soft science, I mean real-deal hard science you’d find in any college biology, physics or chemistry textbook. If those things don’t make you believe in a higher order, I’m not sure what will.)

If you hex someone, you essentially hex yourself along with them. This is sometimes called “the boomerang effect.” It’s why most people decide to approach this form of ritual with extraordinary caution. A sensible person rarely finds the consequences worth the satisfaction of revenge.

We tend to think of our “magical” lives as somehow separate from our “mundane” lives, but really, all aspects of life are spiritual, and these principles apply equally.

It always amazes me how some people self-righteously declare dark magic evil, all the while going around making their own “witchcraft” in a secular way.

You don’t have to hex someone to experience serious spiritual consequences for wishing them ill.

If you go about saying nasty things about your husband’s ex-wife, you send out a negative energy that will come back to you. Usually, this kind of behavior says more about you to others than the person you are slandering, and so you are essentially slandering yourself. Justifying this behavior by saying she’s done X, Y or Z to you will not spare you from the spiritual consequences any more than justifying a revenge spell with similar logic will spare you from the consequences of hexing someone.

Of course, hexing is not the only form of shadow magic. It’s just the most taboo. The following types of spells also fall under the category of “negative” magic. Note that by “negative,” we are not referring to the concept of “bad” or “evil.” Negative merely describes the driving away of someone or something rather than the drawing to.

*Exorcism
*Weight loss spells
*Banishing dark energy
*Banishing a person
*Protection spells
*Stop gossip spells
*Cleansing rituals

Divination also falls under this category. It is sometimes literally referred to as “peering into the darkness.”

Note that we don’t think of these things as “bad” or “evil.” But that doesn’t mean they don’t have consequences, for better or worse.

 

Now, let’s talk about “white magic,” and why it isn’t any more “good” than dark magic is evil.

While those outside the practice often associate “white magic” with “good, purity and light,” we as practitioners are often guilty of this oversimplification as well.

Just as is the case with “dark” or “black” magic, it is a fallacy to color the concept of white magic with the pen of morality.

Before we get into that, though, let’s look at the kind of spells we think of as falling under the category of “white” or “positive” magic. Again, by “positive” magic, we don’t mean “good,” we mean to draw towards us as opposed to drive away. This concept has no more moral implications than the attraction/repulsion behavior of ordinary magnets.

*healing spells
*baby blessings
*marital rites
*love spells
*beauty and attraction spells

Many new practitioners of modern witchcraft think of these types of spells as safe, good, even angelic. But those with experience (or unique wisdom—-not me, for sure!) recognize that it isn’t about “goodness” and these types of spells are equally fraught with unknown consequence.

Love spells are frequently noted for their unforeseen, unintended consequences. These spells are rarely cast in malice. On the contrary, they are usually undertaken in a desperate attempt to redirect unrequited love. In fact, learning to cast a love spell is often the very thing that draws people to witchcraft, and they are typically disappointed to be swiftly dissuaded by the wise old hand of the craft. (Or swindled by a charlatan. Either way, beware!)

Of course we want to be loved by those we are attracted to. There’s nothing wrong with this. It is not “evil” or “bad.” Even trying to force the issue with a love spell is not inherently “bad.” After all, people use all kinds of mundane tactics to attract a love interest. Makeup, false sweetness, feigning mutual interest in order to seem compatible—-none of these things are any more “dark” in nature than casting a love spell, but we can clearly see they carry with them a similar risk of fallout when the ruse becomes clear.

We may desperately want someone to be attracted to us, but we may not be so attracted to them if they turn into a clingy mess. Or worse, a psycho stalker. In the heat of the chase, most people don’t have the presence of mind to understand that the chase is really what’s driving their infatuation. Once it’s over, so is everything else.

(And although rarely funny to the direct participants, these consequences are often quite amusing to the outside onlooker. Never was the hilarity of these notorious repercussions better exemplified than by the great William Shakespeare himself in his brilliant comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.)

This tale of “be careful what you wish for” is almost folklore in witchcraft. But sometimes it doesn’t manifest that way. Maybe you cast a love spell and, by attempting to control another person’s free will, you consequently end up in a relationship with someone who is controlling you.

And it’s not the only example in what we call “white magic.”

Beauty spells often cultivate vanity.

Marriage rites and baby blessings are the staple of any pagan officiant, but any married person or parent knows that marriage and babies have serious consequences.

That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t bless babies, or perform marriage ceremonies, or ever want to make ourselves feel beautiful in a magical way.

Sometimes, it’s all worth it. Sometimes it works out for the best. Just like life. It’s all full of risks.

I can already hear the naysayers crying, “Well, that’s just it! That’s why all magic is bad, and evil, and we should avoid it all together! Stay away from it and spare yourself!”

To that I would point out once more that magical behavior has no more serious consequences than mundane behavior. Everything you do is essentially some form of magic. If you live your life in service to others, it has the “magical” effect of drawing happiness to you, and goodwill from others. If you abuse those around you, take without giving back, and live a life that generally revolves around making others miserable, it has the “magical” effect of making you miserable.

Of course, most people, being imperfect, do a little of both.

In life, we must live our day-to-day experience with a series of actions. Appreciating that you will “be paid” for your actions, whether magical or mundane, does not stop you from falling in love, or baking a cake. To be perfectly still is to be dead. The fact that anything you do, from getting out of bed in the morning to firing an insubordinate employee, has consequences, ought not paralyze a healthy person into fearing any action at all—and it ought not to paralyze the practitioner of witchcraft, either.

Knowing that there are karmic consequences for your behavior either way guides the spiritually-minded person in mundane activities, and it guides practitioner of magic as well.

 

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The Tea Drinking Witches of Flint by Star Bustamonte
Posted by Rev. JP Vanir on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 10:44:27 AM

Original Link: https://wildhunt.org/2018/11/the-tea-drinking-witches-of-flint.html

By Star Bustamonte
 
 
FLINT, Mich. — In October, the Witches Tea Flint hosted not one but two successful events to raise money for Domestic Violence Awareness in October. Witches Tea Flint is organized by Davonna, Amaunet, and Viki, all from the Greater Flint Area. Originally planned as a single event, the first tea event sold out in just eleven days: so they added a second event that sold out as well. Partnering with their local YWCA of the Greater Flint Area,  the two Witch Tea Flint events and managed to raise over $800.  The events were so well-received; they have decided to do more events.
 
They have three new events scheduled between the end of November and the middle of December:

 

  • Tea and Tarot Bingo – November 30 at Good Beans Café, 6pm – 8PM,  $15 tickets available through Paypal.Me/WitchesTeaFlint to bring awareness for ASPCA’s Adopt a Senior Dog Month.

 

  • Spirits of Yule Fair – December 15, 11AM – 3PM, at VFW Post 822 in Flint (5065 S Saginaw Rd), a witchy shopping extravaganza with vendors throughout the Flint area. Admission is free with a donation to the Humane Society of Genesee County.

 

  • Spirits of Yule Tea – December 15, 6PM – 9PM also at VFW Post 822.  Tickets are available through Paypal.Me/WitchesTeaFlint and this event benefits LGBTQ+ charities in the community: Wellness Services, the Vanessa Goldman scholarship, and the Ellen Bommarito Book Fund.
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When asked what prompted the creation of the first set of events, Davonna said, “There was a Facebook conversation about wanting to have a Witchy Tea Party in Flint.  It turned the way things usually do with ‘well, someone should… instead of someone doing… I did not want to let an opportunity pass, so I used my event and media experience to launch.” In looking for sponsors Davonna told us, “I came to Viki and told her some of my idea and how a tea party needs tea.  She is the best tea-maker and herbalist that I know. I asked her what she would charge me to use her tea, but then Spirit starts yelling at me to be open and ask her to partner. I asked, she said yes and she added our friend, Amaunet. We all felt and witnessed the huge need for outreach and support, not only for those who identify as witches, but for the local residents as well.  We saw how much good we could do for the community and have fun while doing it. We work really well together.”

 

Viki is the co-founder of Mid-Michigan Pagan Alliance, which aims to network with the pagan community, owner and proprietor of Wildcrafters Den, as well as the High Priestess of the Coven of the Phoenix Fire with members all over the state. Amaunet has been a witch since 1984, focuses primarily on ancient Egyptian deities, but recently began devotion to Hecate under the mentorship of Viki.  Davonna explains she is ¼ Cherokee, in lifelong Shamanic training, and the owner of Davonna’s Bayou Grace, and has worked in media for the last 25 years and currently works in the recovery community of Flint. They are also working together to build an affordable Pagan-based education through Phoenix Fire Academy and have launched Kindred at the Crossroads, which is dedicated to bringing unity in the Flint Pagan Community.

 

The events have enjoyed widespread support from a variety folks both inside and outside of the Pagan community as evidenced by sponsors like the YWCA. Lavonna added, “Local authors and businesses have shown tremendous support like the Good Beans Café who jumped at the idea to hold space for our event.  The support has been overwhelming, the organizers reported.  As more organizations in the area learn about us, we only see that support growing.  We have been able to reach many witches in the community who had no mutual friends with any of us and give them a community.”

While the organizers of Witches Tea Flint make a point of emphasizing that they are not formally affiliated with any interfaith or faith-based organization for these events, collectively they said, “It is not just our love for being witches that guides us, but a sense of activism for our faith and for the community. We are connecting our witchy brothers and sisters to services that are available to everyone in the community. We are making connections and being there for our community at large, witches and witch-friendly.  We are doing these things on our own, as witches, to show what you can do as a witches and as good humans.”

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There Are Now More Practicing Witches In The U.S. Than Ever Before Christina Marfice
Posted by Rev. JP Vanir on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 6:01:06 AM

Original Link: https://www.scarymommy.com/witches-rising-numbers/

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Witches are rising in numbers in the U.S., because maybe if we all just learn spells we can fix this mess Considering, you know, the general state of things, this news should come as no surprise. According to a number of surveys conducted in the last few decades, the number of witches in the U.S. has been steadily rising, and is now at an all-time high. It makes sense, because things are so awful, why wouldn’t we all just start trying to learn spells and stuff? 

 

Researchers say more and more Americans, particularly millennials, are turning away from traditionally dominant religions like Christianity. A study conducted in 1990 showed there were probably around 8,000 practicing witches nationwide at that time. Recent studies looking at practicing Wiccans and Pagans indicate there could be as many as 1.5 million in the U.S. now. That officially eclipses Presbyterians, who number about 1.4 million. To be clear, we are talking about the actual Wiccan and Pagan religions, which have nothing to do with riding broomsticks or, generally, cauldrons, spells, black cats and warty noses, like the witches of the pop culture vernacular. Think tarot cards, crystals and a strong connection with nature. 

 

“It makes sense that witchcraft and the occult would rise as society becomes increasingly postmodern,” religion writer Julie Roys told The Christian Post last month. “The rejection of Christianity has left a void that people, as inherently spiritual beings, will seek to fill. Plus, Wicca has effectively repackaged witchcraft for millennial consumption. No longer is witchcraft and paganism satanic and demonic, it’s a ‘pre-Christian tradition’ that promotes ‘free thought’ and ‘understanding of earth and nature.”  

This doesn’t, by any means, indicate that witches are outnumbering Christians in the U.S. — the Pew Research Center still finds that 70 percent of the country’s religious population is Christian. But witchy aesthetics are definitely on trend. Plus, the world is kind of terrible right now and it’s not like mainstream religion (or anything) is fixing it. Who can blame people for trying out something new?

And the rise in witch numbers is already doing good things for our collective morale as we navigate these trying times. Remember when the witches banded together to cast hexes on Brett Kavanaugh during his Senate confirmation? That’s something we can all get behind.

 

 

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Church VS State and religious persecution
Posted by Rev. JP Vanir on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 11:34:58 AM

I keep getting tired of the government having in God we trust on our money. What ever happened separation of church & state... 

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