This is such a marvellously honest interview from such a good woman whom I believe is a great role model for other Wiccans. Particularly when she says:
'One of the rules about witchcraft is you do not prosthetise your craft. You must never say "I want you to be a witch, I think you would be a great witch." They need to say "This is something I've been exploring and I would like you to tell me more about it."'
Another cardinal rule of hers is to not charge others to learn the craft. It is wonderful to hear that someone truly believes in this. I get tired of seeing pagans charging 'to cover the cost of the materials' when you don't even need the materials - magick comes from the heart.
I also admire her ability to enjoy worship outside of Wicca and her clear respect for other faiths.
To her I send my love and I hope you learn a lot from her,
Aah so this is the blogging I do now that I've finally finished putting my exhibition up. I found it incredibly hard to find out whether Marianne is still a practicing witch, having only just found out from an article 'Rock's Sympathy for the Devil' in New Dawn Magazine (July - August 2010).
In it, it mentions that on the set of Lucifer Rising in Egypt she 'managed to fall off a mountain. She somersaulted and landed on her feet without sustaining any injury. This convinced her that her magic was stronger than (Kenneth) Anger's.' The article also mentions her studying the Craft with Anita Pallenberg for hours on end reading The White Goddess and studying the ancient Celtic tree alphabet. Both Faithfull and Mick Jagger were to feature in Lucifer Rising together but he got cold feet and was replaced.
It's not his best film, I managed to drift away with it for a while. There is very little in this film which I would consider 'evil' whatsoever and Lucifer - whether intended as the light bringer and husband of Diana or as the Christian version is unclear, which I find frustrating.
I'm not sure what to make of how she talks about herself in her video. The imagery in her music video was taken directly from Haxan Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922).
Between 1st June and 1st July 2011 there are three eclipses, the mid-year ‘Eclipse Triad:’ 1 June, 15 June and 1 July. Plus an extremely powerful Solstice on 21 June.
Please do take the time if you wish, even if your are dubious about such stated increases in energies during these days, to spend some time alone in contemplation, or in meditation with others, or carry out a spiritual practice. Inner contemplation, as opposed to outer, since the inner is the doorway to the outer, and to All else, and to the expansion of the domain of Love and Light, rather than t’other way round. And the expansion of the direct understanding of Oneness.