Some historians & pundits believe much of what we think of as Witchcraft as a conscious tool of female empowerment was just made up in the last 50 years by people looking to sell a few more books and classes. As my Brazilian great-grandmother was a medicine woman of sorts, I have some immediate disagreement with that suggestion…but maybe here (probably) I’m confusing traditional folk magic and indigenous practices with what we think of as the modern Craft.
Welcome back to Messenger Shiva, a multi-part blog series tracing the roots of today’s conspiracy theorist beliefs to the aftermath of 9/11. The bookend to it all is my own life during the early-to-mid 2000’s, and how I observed it all go down on teh internets. (Please note: this post is not an endorsement of said conspiracy theories.)
Even as late as 2007, the synchronicity still haunted me.
Welcome back to Messenger Shiva—the ultimate narrative I’ve always wanted to write, something that brings together my own life with politics, metaphysics, internet culture, and just general weirdness.
“Man is a creature who makes pictures of himself and then comes to resemble the picture.”Iris Murdoch
Good evening, or morning, depending on where you are.
You know, you might find this hard to believe…but my mom used to call me a “horrible, horrible, HORRIBLE, horrible horrible little girl.” It’s true!
**NOTE: This post was originally written around 2017. Certainly, there have been several large elephants in the room since then and now; but the moist frottage of irony here is too sweet (and yet sour) to mar this particular essay with an update.**
It is very hard to write about “oddball” topics when our current reality has become one big oddball topic.