Think of the Butterfly forming inside the chrysalis as a crystal being formed from beneath a volcano as it rises like a Phoenix to the Earth’s surface. ~J. Renee. Anthony
Crystals are created when molten rock — magma — from up to 30 km beneath a volcano starts to move upwards towards the Earth’s surface. The crystals are carried in the erupting magma, continuing to crystallize and change in composition on the way to the surface.
The concept of “The Fireground” (aka The Background) is to spread that Flame of Fury, that is- “Outrageous, Contagious Courage” by identifying Women’s Rage against patriarchy as Volcanoes (Pyrogenetic Passion- Taking Heart) who then “Give Heart” to Other women igniting/fueling them with “Courage to Leave” (Exodus Community). See “Wildfire: Igniting the She/Volution by Sonia Johnson in our O.W.L.S group files. This is the eruption of Volcanic Wisdom that gives birth to Butterflies. Metapatriarchal Metamorphosis. (See Daughter-Right).
This is why Mary Daly likens Elemental Radical Feminist Philosophia to Volcanic Wisdom and Tongues of Fire. She says that our Labryses are also Butterflies!!!
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Butterflies, Backlash, and Erratic Movement by Mary Daly
Meandering into Metamorphospheres, Muses notice that our Labryses are also Butterflies. From this perspective, too, they are symbols of the Great Goddess. As a matter of casual interest, we might light upon a description of how butterflies appear to outside observers. H.M. Tomlinson describes an encounter of the all-male crew of a British ship with a tropical butterfly:
A superb butterfly, too bright and quick to be anything but an escape from Paradise, will stay its dancing flight, as though with intelligent surprise at our presence, hover as if puzzled, and swoop to insprect us, alighting on some such incongruous piece of our furniture as a coil of rope, or the cook’s refuse pail, pulsing it’s wings there, plainly nothing to do with us, the prismatic image of joy. Out always rush some of our men at it, as though the sight of it maddened them, as would a revelation of accessible riches. It moves only at the moment, abruptly and insolently. They are left to gape at its mocking retreat. It goes in erratic flashes to the wall of trees and then soars over the parapet, hope at large.
The sight of the butterfly is maddening to the men. Even more maddening is her mocking retreat. The riches accessible to her are inaccessible to them. Characteristically, she moves in erratic flashes. Erratic means “having no fixed course: Wandering.” It means “deviating from what is ordinary or standard (as in nature, behavior, or opinion): Odd, Eccentric.” the erraticism of the butterfly- her Wanderlust, Untidiness, Eccentricity- is essential to her be-ing “hope at large”.
The erratic being of butterflies is described by Elizabeth Goudge, who writes that htey are “yet not quite birds, as they were not quite flowers, mysterious and fascinating as are all indeterminate creatures.” Although tidy collectors are always trying to classify them, there is something about them that mocks classification. This, of course, is one reeason why the collectors are obsessed with classifying them, pinning their corpses onto stiff boards in glass cases.
Ineed, butterflies represent that which is baffling to the necrophilic fixers, whose behavior in relation to these creatures is illuminating. Gertrude Stein relates a fascinating “little description” of this:
One of such of these kind of them had a little boy and this one, the little son wanted to make a collection of butterflies and beetles and it was all exciting to him and it was all arranged then and then the father said to the son you are certain this is not a cruel thing that you are wanting to be doing, killing things to make collections of them, and the son was very disturbed then and they talked about it together the two of them and more and more they talked about it then and then at last the boy was convinced it was a cruel thing and he said he would not do it and his father said the little boy was a noble boy to give up pleasure when it was a cruel one. The boy went to bed then and then the father when he got up in the early morning saw a wonderfully beautiful moth in the room and he caught him and he killed him and he pinned him and he woke up his son then and showed it to him and he said to him “see what a good father I am to have caught and killed this one,” the boy was all mixed up inside him and then he said he would go on with his collecting and that was all there was then of discussing and this is a little description of something that happened once and it is very interesting.
Since butterflies represent biophilia at large- that which is beautiful, joyous, hopeful, and erratic- they seem to elicit the father’s inherent tendency to expose themselves, as Gertrude Stein has illustrated in her little description of snoolish self-contradiction.
The autonomous, Wild movement of Erratic women also elicits the deceptive/destructive reflexes of the fraternal flashers, who perpetually preach against “cruelty” even as they perpetrate biocidal acts. Backlash, then, is to be expected. It is boringly predictable.
The responses of Erratically Flying women to the butchers’/botchers’ backlash, however, are Unpredictable to them. There is, for example, the fact that we do not re-spond/re-act. We do not backlash back at them. Instead, we spontaneously act. Such acting is unintelligible to incomplete snot boys, hacks, and snools. Feeling like fools, the flashers/lashers strut and swagger, draw their daggers. Stabbing/jabbing, jerking, jabbering, the butterfly-fixers prick each other.
Amid this butchery/botchery Butterflies alone are undisturbed. Poised, we pulse our wings, waving good-by. We are ready to fly. The Time to enter Metamorphospheres is now.
(pg. 333-335 Pure Lust by Mary Daly)
Note: I feel like this is definitely a Syn-Crone-icity because I recently received Mary Daly’s book “Pure Lust” and it was signed by her! Of course, I was able to verify this as seen in the photos below. What are the chances that I would buy a copy of her book with her signature in it? Also, there are butterflies on the back cover of the book and anyone who knows me knows that I have raised Monarchs for several years now and am a registered and certified Monarch Waystation and Pollinator Habitat!
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The spinning process requires seeking out the sources of the ghostly gases that have seeped into the deep chambers of our minds. “The way back to reality is to destroy our perceptions of it,” said Bergson. Yes, but these deceptive perceptions were/are implanted through language—the all-pervasive language of myth, conveyed overtly and subliminally through religion, “great art,” literature, the dogmas of professionalism, the media, grammar. Indeed, deception is embedded in the very texture of the words we use, and here is where our exorcism can begin.
Are you an “adult human female”? Do you believe someone can be “born in the wrong body”? Do you believe male crossdressers or transgenders can be women too? What if I told you that these males are imposters and everyone you know is in a State of Possession- including feminist women, and that language is where our HeXorcism should begin? Are you truly ready to begin this Otherworldly Journey of Exorcism & Ecstasy or will you fade into The Foreground of Patriarchy and perpetuate the Erasure or Women? This may seem farfetched, but I assure you it is not. I challenge you to have the courage to read to the end of this article.
But before going any further, it’s important that we are of the same understanding that gender is not synonymous with biological sex. There are only two sexes and that is the male and Female Sex- guys and Gaia’s! This is not heterosexual talk, but a simple fact! The Female Sex (“Woman”) is not “just one of the guys” and there is no such thing as “born in the wrong body“. When we call everyone “guys” as a generic term like calling God “he”, it assigns the male sex to all women, making everyone male by default and females guilty by forced association (See Word Waves later in this article).
In case you’re wondering why I capitalized “Female Sex” and not “male” or “guys”- it’s because we are XX and XY. That’s 3-X’s to his 1-Y. We are more from our Mothers than we are of our “fathers”. Think of it now as XX and Xy (lowercase “y”). This is an example of Reversing the Reversals and taking back The Power of Naming!
Take Heart in reclaiming Female Courage as the core of Women’s movement; the Courageous acting that reunites passion and intellect in the process of Realizing female powers.
“I have spoken of “the sisterhood of man” the result has been a sense of contradiction and a jarring of images. “Intellectually” everyone “knows” that “man” is a generic term. However, in view of the fact that we live in a world in which full humanity is attributed only to males, and in view of the significant fact that “man” also means male, the term does not come through as truly generic. For this reason many feminists would like to erase the specious generic term “man” from the language, and rightly so.”
Mary Daly, Beyond God The Father
Here are two sparking examples perpetuated by the Master of Mister Cleans and Masters of Male Morality:
The Misbegotten State- state of illegitimacy and powerlessness inflicted upon women in fatherland: condition of women who have been reborn/deformed according to male-made models and patterns; state of twice-born Athenas, the patriarchally begotten freaks of man: condition transcended by Metapatriarchal Journeyers.
Cockaludicrous Comment: As regards to the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active force in the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of woman comes from defect in the active force or from some material indisposition, or even from some external influence; such as that of a south wind which is moist, as the Philosopher [Aristotle] observes. ~Thomas Aquinas
Gospel of Thomas (saying 1:14)- Coptic/Gnostic Text
Simon Peter said to Jesus “Let Mary leave us for women are not worthy of life. Jesus said “I, myself shall lead her, in order to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling males. For every woman who will make herself male will enter the Kingdom”. (See video below)
It is an essential task of feminist metaethics to examine and analyze this language, untangling the snarls of sentence structure, unveiling deceptive words, exposing the bag of semantic tricks intended to entrap women.
To exist humanly is to name the self, the world, and God. The evolving spiritual consciousness of women is nothing less than this beginning to speak humanly—a reclaiming of the right to name. The liberation of language is rooted in the liberation of ourselves.
Pyro-Wording: Word Waves1 & 2
(The Magic Wand of Word Witches)
In patriarchy it’s considered lame to Name and place the blame on men because “we’re all the same” they say- play the game and shame those who you can’t tame. Word Waves by Desideria (The Magic Wand of a Word Witch)
Word Wave 1:
The MASKulinity of the HEnglish Language
woMen/woMan woe-man/woe-men; womb-man wOMEN (Omen backwards is “Nemo”) *Think “Finding Nemo” which really means “Finding Mnemosyne” Memory/Mammary; Memory/Mnemory/Mnemosyne/Mnemo-Sign Demonic is to forget, Mnemonic is to Re-member
S/he– Her/herr (err/error) *err on the side of caution Heretic/Heresy
Herr God, Herr Lucifer, Beware Beware. Out of the ash I rise with mv red hair And I eat men like air.
Lad(y) Fe-male Devil/Devi (Devi Hindu Goddess) Evil Eve/Eve-ill (Adam & Eve Story)
Pussy/Cat (fight like cats and dogs/men vs women) Cunt/Bitch/Witch Mother F***er/Son of a Bitch terrible/Terra-ble; horrible/whore-able; wicked/wicca (There are many more of these examples)
Just One of The Guys: Spooking from the Locker Room
Although some women on some occasions have the “privilege” of being directly addressed by such names as cunt or pussy, most of the time this language is used in all-male environments. Yet it is the common male view of all women and, although most women do not hear it directly, we receive the message in a muted way. It is conveyed through silences, sneers, jeers, excessive politeness, paternalistic praise and disapproval, aggressive physical contact (an arm around the shoulder, a pat on the behind), invasive stares. Since women often do not hear the messages of obscenity directly, we are spooked. For the invasive presence and the intent are both audible and inaudible, visible and invisible. Moreover, women are conditioned to pretend not to hear/see the constant and violent bombardments of obscenity , for we have been taught the lesson that since verbal violence is a “substitute” for physical assault, we should be grateful for such seemingly mild manifestations of misogynism. Thus, spooking from the locker room, the unacknowledged noise of omnipresent male obscenities, constitutes the “background music” which continually confuses and fragments consciousness. Exorcising this invasive presence requires acknowledging its existence and refusing to shuffle. This has the effect of bringing the spookers out into the open. Exorcism requires naming this environment of spirit/mind rape, refusing to be receptacles for semantic semen. As we become experienced in detecting the patterns of this apparently passive aggression, we become aware of its more sophisticated forms. (Gyn/Ecology~ Mary Daly)
The method of liberation, then, involves a castrating of language and images that reflect and perpetuate the structures of a sexist world. It castrates precisely in the sense of cutting away the phallocentric value system imposed by patriarchy, in its subtle as well as in its more manifest expressions. As aliens in a man’s world who are now rising up to name—that is, to create—our own world, women are beginning to recognize that the value system that has been thrust upon us by the various cultural institutions of patriarchy has amounted to a kind of gang rape of minds as well as of bodies.
Reverse the Reversal: Greater is She that is in Me, than he that is in the world. ~Desideria
Word Wave 2:
If god is male, then male is god. (The Guise of Guys)
His/”He is” a real perSon because “He is” a homosapien.
There is no compariSon. Individual/In-divide-dual (See Guide to Healing the Divided Self) “Homo” is singular like “Mono” meaning “same” or “of the same kind”- Man-kind. “Homosapien” means wise men.
The point is not to legitimate the use of “man” for the human species, but to point to the necessity of the death of this false word, its elimination from our language.
Human Hue-man Wise Men of man(y)/men(y) colors. homosapien hue-man perSon masculine-Maskuline-disguise The Guise of Guys– an external form, appearance, or manner of presentation, typically concealing the true nature of something. Godfather, Son & Company- the unholy trinity
“For women to imagine and honor a female deity is a sign of mental health. How sane can we be if we honor God as a tall white male-who we are relatively short, mortal, female, and of many colors. I imagine if women understood that Mary is not a virgin (in the Christian sense) and that she has a daughter, not a son. A self created God who has no mother is a totally unsupportable concept”. To deny motherhood is to deny women, and there are two kinds of people; mothers and their children.
The Holy Book of Women’s Mysteries by Z Budapest.
“Targeting women also gives a false sense of power and of activating against our perceived powerlessness. Sonia Johnson said that we get highs from it. Ultimately, doing so is the response of the colonized, we’re still colonized by men’s reversals and woman-hatred because we got the enemy completely wrong. Radical action is to stop blaming women.”
“Under the conditions of patriarchy, women dis-cover our Original Race through the release of deep ontological Fury. By Fury I do not mean an agitated state of chronic or acute anger that immobilizes, or that misfires at the wrong target. Rather, I mean a focused gynergetic will to break through the obstacles that block flow of Female Force. Female Fury is Volcanic Dragonfire. It is Elemental breathing of those who love the Earth and her kind, who Rage against the erasure of our kind. It is the Rage of those who choose this, our own Race of Elemental be-ing over all man-made, male-designed divisions and categories, Naming our Selves and all truly life-loving creatures as priority, refusing to be e-raced, to be severed from our deep roots- refusing the effacement of our Race. Lusty women experience great diversity and know that we belong to many tribes. Dis-covering radical female-identified diversity, we decline confinement in man-made racetracks.”
(Pure Lust by Mary Daly, pg. 5)
2021 New Year Challenge: I challenge you to pay closer attention in 2021 to the words that everyone around you speaks. How many times do you think you are going to hear someone call you or other women “guys” when there are no actual guys around? How many times do you think you call women “guys”? I know I’ve been guilty of it, but in the last couple years I have made a good effort to not continue speaking the phallocratic language because it is the language of anti-life, which is woman-hating at its core. I strongly encourage you to do the same.
Liberate language from its old context: a breakthrough to new semantic fields.
It would be a mistake to imagine that the new speech of women can be equated simply with women speaking men’s words. What is happening is that women are really hearing ourselves and each other, and out of this supportive hearing emerge new words. This is not to say necessarily that an entirely different set of words is coming into being full blown in a material sense—that is, different sounds or combinations of letters on paper. Rather, words which, materially speaking, are identical with the old become new in a semantic context that arises from qualitatively new experience. The word exodus as applied to the community of women that is now emerging exemplifies this phenomenon. The word’s meaning is stripped of its patriarchal, biblical context, while at the same time speaking to and beyond that context. So also the word sisterhood no longer means a subordinate mini-brotherhood, but an authentic bonding of women on a wide scale for our own liberation. Moreover, this liberation of language from its old context implies a breakthrough to new semantic fields. The new context has its source and its verification in the rising consciousness women have of ourselves and of our situation. Since this consciousness contradicts the established Problem, Purpose, and Method, a sense of reality which is reflected in the prevailing social and linguistic structures, its verbal expressions sometimes involve apparent contradictions. The words of women’s becoming function in such a way that they raise questions and problems and at the same time give clues to the resolution of those problems.
Instead of calling everyone “guys’, we should say “guys & Gaia’s” which is the same as saying XX and Xy or Xx and Xy. The letter “X” is the source of all our power. After all it is packed in our Mitochondria/mtDNA; a Woman’s Matriname is “in the blood”. Men’s surnames pass away, but X lives forever.
If you are passionate about Women’s Liberation then join me in the Liberation of Language! Here are some other alternatives- huema or anthropos instead of “human”, fema instead of “female”, woma instead of “woman”, perso instead of person, makind instead of “mankind”, chi instead of “she”.
X-Factor: the Spring of be-ing; the unpredictable, unpossessable Nature of the Wild, which forever escapes the technocrats, medical and scientific re-searchers, “developers” and other demonic destroyers of living creatures.
X-ing: the Qualitative Leaping of Contrary-Wise Crones who are experiencing Syn-Crone-icities and Other “inexplicable” phenomena.
The source of the energy is women’s participation in power of being as we hear and speak forth our own new word. It is not yet time for “dialogue” with those who have stolen the power of speech and made all language a system of false words, having made the part stand for the whole. Rather, it is a time for men to learn at last to listen and to hear, knowing that this is how to find their own promise, and to discover at last the way to adequate speech. Perhaps very few men will want to listen, but those who do not will have chosen their own nonbe-ing. As a well-known prophet once said: “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
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Fumerist Comment: Don’t ask women! We’re too busy…..
Greetings Guys & Gaia’s!
I’m very happy to announce “The Piece Goddess” as part of The History of Destroying Herstory’s 9 Book Signature Series & Legacy!
The inspiration and concept behind The Piece Goddess is to raise awareness of the fragmented pieces of herstory from around the world as it relates to “The History of Destroying Herstory”- a self explanatory title. Through my own personal Otherworldly Journey as a Feminist Searcher, Studied Unlearning helped me to be a dot-connector, system buster and master decoder of Patriarchal Lies and Reversals.
I have spent over 20 years analyzing everything above, below and beyond God the Father which required untiring untraining in shifting my angle of vision, opening my Third Eye, and knowing patriarchy’s tricks and reversals inside and out, backwards and forwards. Studied Unlearning revealed to me that the truth is hidden in plane sight and so I began to Re-member, Re-cover and Re-call; Sparking Gynocentric Memory. At the same time, I was studying/training in Women’s Liberation, Women’s Mysteries, Goddess Spirituality, Comparative Mythology and Religion and more! All of this has contributed to The Piece Goddess Series. All images used in this entire series are licensed for free commercial use from Creative Commons.
As mentioned above, The Piece Goddess is Book Series. Here is a list of what is to come:
Fiery Forces of Life: Enemy of The Unholy Trinity from around the world
Power of Three-In The Midst from around the world
Moon Goddesses of Tidal Time from around the world
7 Sisters- Heliacal Rising fromaround the world
Femi-Nine Goddesses- Guiding Geniuses from around the world
Fertility Goddesses- Rebirth to Self ∞ from around the world
Interactive Elementals- Mother Earth Goddesses from around the world
Sun Goddesses- Outshine from around the world
Every Witch Way- The Witches Within from around the world
Modern Day American Goddesses- Women of Liberation (Special Edition)
Indigenous Goddesses of America & Abroad (Special Edition)
African Goddesses- Celebration of Color I (Special Edition)
Asian Goddesses- Celebration of Color II (Special Edition)
European Goddesses & Witch Hunts (Special Edition)
Wild Women World Tour- Complete Goddess Timeline & Map (Special Edition)
Creation of The Piece Goddess- Digital Images
My idea was to somehow blend the images of goddesses from around the world into one image, but with a particular theme in mind. To me, the blending of these images into one piece represents completing a puzzle and making it whole once again. In this way, it reminds us to remember that every woman born is us; whether from the past, present or future. It keeps in the forefront of our mind what has happened to us, what is happening to us and our Fey Faith in the end.
Here is an example of a collage of the Piece Goddess Set: Enemies of The Unholy Trinity
In this particular Piece Goddess Set: Enemies of The Unholy Trinity, you will find the Crystallization of the following Goddesses:
Eve, Asherah, Mary Magdalene, Inanna, Sophia, Diana, Devi, The Red Lady, Dove Goddess (Mother God). In the book series, I will talk about each of these and how they connect in The History of Destroying Herstory. This image will be included in the book.
Here is an example of the Crystallization Process completed. If you look closely you can see them all merged. I also added a couple symbols. In the final book, I will share each individual image that I’ve used for the final draft. The book will be released in Fall 2022, along with my Music Album titled “Crazy Queen”.
Each Piece Goddess Set will include: An interactive puzzle collage, goddess map & timeline, and Crystallization Poster along with content on each Goddess included in the set.
“I hazard the explanation that a shock is at once in my case followed by the desire to explain it. I feel that I have had a blow; but it is not, as I thought as a child , simply a blow from an enemy hidden behind the cotton wool of daily life; it is or will become a revelation of some order; it is a token of some real thing behind appearances; and I make it real by putting it into words. It is only by putting it into words that I make it whole; this wholeness means that it has lost its power to hurt me; it gives me, perhaps because by doing so I take away the pain, a great delight to put the severed parts together.” ~Virginia Woolf
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I hope to Spark (and Spook) a Flame in you that will never stop burning and that will stir up an Earthquake Phenomenon inside of you that explodes into a Contagious, Outrageous Courage of Volcanic Wisdom that brings Otherworldly Journeyers into the Pyrospheres- which is The Fireground of Hexorcism & Ecstasy burning away male-minded mind molds and manufractured memories. The purifying Realm of Wild Fire. ~ Desideria (Elixir of Words)
I decided to start this blog for several reasons. By now, it’s obvious that I am very Pyrotic about Radical Feminism and was Sparked by the Fire-Works of Mary Daly into creating my own Pyrogenesis. According to Mary, “The Burning Times” is a “Crone-logical expression that refers not only to the period of the European witchcraze (the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries) but to the perpetual and worldwide witch-craze perpetrated by patriarchy.”
Not only can we not be killed, but we rise like a Phoenix from the ashes of all witchburnings, Outliving, Outlasting and Ousting patriarchy. It is through Gynocentric Memory & Methods (a form of Reversing the Reversals) that we Re-member our Original Divinity and claim our Daughter-Right. Think of Gynocentric Memory as a “Spiritual Data Cloud for Women” (Crone-logical Memory) or Crystallized Herstory (Crystallization of The Witch or Goddess/God Self Within) that “re-cords/re-calls events of central importance to women…..of a world that pre-existed patriarchy”. Example: The First Sex, by Elizabeth Gould Davis, who wrote:
This work is the result of the convergence of two streams of thought: the first, that the earliest civilization we know was but a renewal of a then dimly remembered and now utterly forgotten older one; and the second, that the impelling and revivifying agent in what we know as civilization was woman.
Or as Sonia Johnson reminds us that our True Files come from our own Untamed, Wild Self- not from what men have told us;
“So what we have in effect, each of us, is miles and miles of underground corridors full of filing cabinets which we busily file away mountains of data every day. Somewhere in these endless subterranean storage cabinets, women have a unique file entitled “What it means to be female in a male world”. . . . The miraculous part of an epiphany is that when the file bursts, and all the file data flood into the conscious mind, they are perfectly organized; they present one with conclusions. I knew instantly what the women’s movement was all about; I knew it in my very bones. ~ Sonia Johnson
By re-cording and re-calling, we speak to older parts of ourselves, bringing to the surface a volcanic explosion of E-motion that forms precious crystals of information and energy under the pressure of extreme heat accumulated over many lifetimes of physical and psychic witchburnings. This occurs as a Pyromantic Virtue from Positive Paranoia. This Trial by Fire, leaves permanent Pixy Path Impressions that Spiral and Weave in Every Witch Way creating Collective Fire-Works that contribute to Women’s True Files and will eventually be re-called and re-membered by all Women (This is a Fey Faith). If you can imagine this as a sort of “Akashic Record” that is always there for us to retrieve and share with Other women by Women of Fire. It contains both memories of the past and memories of the future. This is found only in Tidal Time, outside the fixed state of tidy time.
As my own Motherline Herstory can be traced back to The Witch of Pungo, I feel an explosion of confidence in my Straying Power as a Tidal Demon of Fey Faith who Presentiates my Self to women who are coming into Touch with Tidal Rhythms, enabling us to separate our Selves from the Confining Compass of Fatherland which I fight with a pyrogenetic passion.
For those with a Third Ear, Let Her hEAR!
“Feminists who identify their deep centering Selves with the term “witch” are not being merely metaphorical, or cute or popularizing, or “trivializing.” I suggest, rather, that the reverse is true: that to limit the term to apply only to those who have esoteric knowledge of and participate formally in “the Craft” is the real reductionism. This is the case particularly since the cult, as Murray demonstrated (perhaps inadvertently), has been strongly invaded by patriarchal influences. Together with Robin Morgan, who has done so much both to elicit in women the wide and deep intuition of the meaning of Witch and to resist simplistic vulgarization, I hope that more feminists will give to the history of witches “the serious study that it warrants, recognizing it as a part of our entombed herstory, a remnant of the Old Religion which pre-dated all patriarchal faiths and which was a Goddess-worshipping, matriarchal faith….the anthropological, religious, and mythographic studies on the subject.” Hopefully, in doing so we will not sacrifice the original vigor and integrity that inspired the “New York Covens” in the late sixties to proclaim: You are a Witch by saying aloud, “I am a Witch” three times and thinking about that. You are a Witch by being female, untamed, angry, joyous, and immortal.”
Crone-logical expression that refers not only to the period of the European witchcraze (the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries) but to the perpetual and worldwide witch-craze perpetrated by patriarchy.
Elemental Passion which moves women out/away from the fixed/framed State of Stagnation; Pyrogenetic Passion that fires deep knowing and willing, stirring Metamemory, propelling Wild Women on the Otherworld Journey.
Every Witch Way
In a disorderly manner (unfixed), in every Weird direction; Erratically; in any Sparking/Spooking way that Dis-orders boreocracy.
be-ing in accordance with the clarifying logic of Crones; able to see through man’s mysteries/misteries (master’s miseries); marked by a refusal to be side-tracked by the tedious, tidy, tiny, and ill-logical steps of male methodology/methodolatry.
Fey Woman of Fey Faith
Sibyl, Soothsayer, esp. one who foretells the death of patriarchy; a woman of Fey Faith; Clairvoyant Crone gifted with many Other senses
a trail into the Background where Journeyers are Be-Wildered and forever lost to patriarchy; pathway that leads between the left and right hemispheres of the brain (Happy Medium); path that leads off the map and into the Third Hemisphere.
Pyromantic Virtue: habit of psychic Self defense; Virtue of anticipating, detecting, and breaking destructive patriarchal patterns; Angelic agility, essential ability of Positively Revolting Hags
the birthing/flaming of Female Fire; the Sparking of Radical Feminist consciousness.
Salamandrous Wisdom, acquired by living in Fire; Wisdom that burns away the mindbindings of psychic numbing; Deep Knowing that springs from repeated Acts of Exorcism and Ecstasy, enabling women to rise like Phoenixes from the ashes of the Atrocious State.
able to Live in Pyrospheres; capable of burning away plastic and potted passions and virtues; devoted to the burning down of boreocracy.
Sparking & Spooking
Sparking- speaking with tongues of Fire; igniting the divine Spark in women; lighting the Fires of Female Friendship; encouraging women to become sister Pyrotechnists; building the Fire that is fueled by Fury-the Fire that warms and lights the place where we can Spin and Weave tapestries of Crone-centered creation.
Spooking- Re-membering Witches’ powers to cast Glamours; Re-calling our powers to detect and exorcise patriarchal patterns that spook women; Dis-possessing women’s Selves of the demons of the Predatory State.
ability to stray/stay off the tracks of traditions that betray women and nature
Elemental Time, beyond the clocking/cracking of clonedom; Wild Time; Time that cannot be grasped by the tidily man-dated world; Time of Wicked Inspiration/Genius.
Tidal Memory- Memory of the Deep Background, characterized by Tidal Rhythms of Re-membering; Elemental Memory
fathered time; measurements/divisions that cut women’s Lifetimes/Lifelines into tidy tid-bits (fragemented pieces of Herstory); dismembered time, surgically sewn back together to mimic and replace Tidal Time; tedious time spent under the tyranny of tidy demons. Examples: 12-month year, 9-5 Workday; weekend, the christmas season (snooltide); sunday/sonday, etc.
Pyrosophical habit enabling Furies to hold back and to release the molten rock, the steam and ashes of our Passion for the right moments of be-ing. (See Gnomic Plug)
Gnomic Plug: habit of restraint characteristic of a Prudent Prude, enabling her to practice Elemental Volcanic Timing for the venting of her Passions, e.g. rage, daring , sorrow, joy, love. Gnomic Plugs are comparable to those natural plugs of the Earth’s Volcanoes which hold back columns of molten rock from exploding until the volcano is ready to resume activity.
Source: Webster’s First New Intergalactic Wickedary of The English Language conjured by Mary Daly in cahoots with Jane Caputi (1987).
To better understand this blog post, please see “The Boundary”- Level 2 Fireground Communication (Fire-Starters)