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February 9, 2015

Three of our priest/esses showed up. So proud!

Witchcraft From Scratch

It’s been a big week in The Deep South—and it’s only Wednesday.

Monday, Alabama became the 37th state in the U.S. to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. It hasn’t been without conundrum, as you might imagine. At the last minute, Chief Justice Roy Moore (infamous for his 2001 Ten Commandments controversy), who was removed from office in 2003 (for defying Federal mandate in said controversy) but reelected in 2012 (way to go, Alabamians), issued a memorandum to our 67 probate judges saying that they were not obliged to follow the Federal order. Most of them didn’t. Some of them did (about 25).

Roy Moore's "memo." Click to read the full article about Lee County. Roy Moore’s “memo.” Click to read the full article about Lee County.

My county probate judge, Bill English of Lee County, was one of the majority who did not comply with the Federal order. On Sunday night he said that he’d observe “the law of the…

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Silver RavenWolf on the History and Activation of the Braucherei Himmelsbrief Letter of Protection

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Pagan Himmelsbrief (Letter of Protection) designed by Silver RavenWolf Pagan Himmelsbrief (Letter of Protection) designed by Silver RavenWolf

The Himmelsbrief was a type of letter or testament carried on a person or hung in the home for protection against evil people and deeds.  These magickal papers were also known as Letters of Protection or Letters from Heaven.  Hohman, author of the popular Pow-Wow book Long Lost Friend, is thought to have produced the first Letter from Heaven for use in the United States.  The Pennsylvania Germans thought this paper was as powerful as any invocation or cast spell.  In 1918, the Aurand Press out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, received an order for printing copies of such a Letter of Protection.  It was later learned that the copies were distributed to members of the National Guard and to draftees departing from several south-central Pennsylvania counties and heading for World War I.  The Himmelsbrief came in a variety of forms, from a…

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