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50 -- SEX-CRAZED SATANIC ROOTS OF A NEW RELIGION
by Vanessa Cortez, staff writer.
[April 4, 2004]
Wicca turns fifty years old in 2004 -- making it one of the newest religions
in the world!
Wiccans brag that theirs is the 'Olde
Religion' [sic], an ancient, pre-Christian 'nature religion,' but the shocking
truth is that Wicca was invented only 50 years ago by sex-crazed Brit, Gerald
Gardner, a man who enjoyed being whipped.
Even more shockingly, Gardner's religious
theories were influenced by Aleister
Crowley, a sex-crazed heroin fiend and Satanist! Crowley's own
bizarre brand of religious "worship" included eating sh*t off an altar
-- which his mistress, Leah
Hirsig, had pooped for him!
In his shocking
Crowley: the Nature of the Beast, Colin Wilson writes [p. 162]:
"The law that made witchcraft illegal
in England was repealed in 1951, and three years later, a 'witch' called
Gerald Gardner published Witchcraft
Today, alleging that there are still dozens of covens -- groups of
witches -- practising all over England. He explained that they were
followers of a nature-religion called wicca.
Gardner was a friend of Crowley's, and an initiate
of the OTO, and Crowley authorised him
to set up his own magical group."
Once he'd established
his own Wiccan coven, Gardner worshiped in his own favorite way -- with
lots of kinky sex! Wilson continues:
"Gardner liked being flagellated, and his own
version of wicca laid heavy emphasis on sex rites in which everyone was
nude. Understandably, it quickly gained hordes of disciples.
Crowley's version of 'magick' was, naturally,
much in evidence in these covens. Many members of such groups lost
interest as they got older; others developed a wider interest in magic,
and studied seriously the Enochian system of John Dee, the magic of the
Golden Dawn, and Crowley's own sex-oriented system."
Sex and drugs
were big parts of Crowley's
Satanic system, and over his lifetime (1875-1947) he indulged every
kind of sex and drug imaginable. His drug use inspired his novel, Diary
of a Drug Fiend.
Crowley also had
dozens of lovers -- and maybe hundreds! -- of both sexes and all ages. He said sex was a way of contacting beings from higher spiritual planes,
and he claimed to hear "voices" and see "visions" after kinky sex.
On page 93, Wilson
"On December 3, 1909, Crowley and Neuberg
climbed Mount Dal'leh Addin, near the village of Bou-Saada, and Crowley
tried to enter the fourteenth plane or Aire. But there was some obstruction
-- he only encountered layer after layer of blackness. Crowley decided
to call it a day, and they proceeded to descend the mountain.
Then Crowley was seized by a sudden inspiration. He and Neuberg went back to the mountain top, and proceeded to practise
an act of buggery, in which Crowley was the passive partner; they dedicated
it to the god Pan ...
[L]ater that evening, he tried the invocation
again, the veils of blackness were drawn aside, and he was admitted into
a circle of stones, which he soon recognized to be veiled Masters."
a faithful disciple of Crowley's sex magick. Wilson says [p. 95]
that even Crowley complained in a letter "that he was having an awful job
of keeping Neuberg away from Arab boys for whose brown bottoms he had a
'frightful lust.' "
| But perhaps most
shocking of all Crowley's sex acts was the night his mistress, Leah
Hirsig, "demanded the 'Eucharist' -- that Crowley should eat her excrement,
which lay on the consecrated plate on the altar."
[p. 123] that Crowley cleaned his plate of poop under Hirsig's stern gaze,
then described the experience: "My mouth burned; my throat choked; my belly
retched, my blood fled whither who knows, and my skin sweated. She
stood above me, hideous in contempt."
holy 'Eucharist' may have
Gardner was so
inspired by the sex-crazed Satanist who ate poop, he commissioned Crowley
to create rituals for his new wicca religion. In the 1979 edition
Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshipers, and Other Pagans in
America Today, Wiccan high priestess Mary Nesnick is quoted as saying
"Fifty percent of modern Wicca is an invention
bought and paid for by Gerald B. Gardner from Aleister Crowley. Ten
percent was 'borrowed' from books and manuscripts like Leland's text Aradia. The forty remaining percent was borrowed from Far Eastern religions and
philosophies, if not in word, then in ideas and basic principles."
young Wiccans who get they spiritual lessons from TV's Buffy
the Vampire Slayer or pop paperbacks may prefer not to know the true
roots of their religion. But either way -- Happy 50th Birthday, you
zany, nature-worshiping, wacky Wiccans, you!
Vanessa Cortez is a Los Angeles based tabloid reporter who investigates the occult underbelly of the entertainment industry. Read more about her journalism in Hollywood Witches
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