This is important. Stop big cat hunting. This literally is making me cry.
The way the lion tries to shut out the light…
:Why would you shoot it?
Seriously can’t wait to be done with schools so I can practice my witchcraft and tarot more. I hate feeling such distance from my craft and being almost forced to push it out of my mind for a temporary time.
Need to vent been dealing with this all term. I have been taking an Intro to Cultural Anthropology. This is my last week in the class.
I am a neo pagan witch who practices witchcraft. I know their are others ( I follow some awesome ones) with varying crafts and beliefs. I also know that many witches and pagans that practice witchcraft are loving, BENEVOLENT, people and magick and witchcraft can be the practice of changing and effecting your environment in a positive way. So to me the term witch is actually one of a down to earth, open hearted and open minded person who wants to honor the divine and spread peace and love.
Okay with those two things I am pretty disturbed by some of the propaganda against witches my teacher has been pushing. Even when he was corrected and informed he still continued. He started the term telling the class about the Northern Paiutes thinking the white men were witches, because they owned dogs and had also been caught with kidnapped Paiute children, so they killed the white men. In his definition it was the Native Americans defining the white men as witches meaning they were evil and would use magick to hurt others. But when told by a student that the term witch is associated with paganism and using witch with negative connotation was probably something arising from the white Christian colonists learning of these stories from the Native American. And using the term witch synonymous with that of an evil doer is some thing pushed by Christians to demean pagans and degrade the reputation of paganism by using propaganda to stigmatize witches as evil. Even with that slam bam pretty much letting him know his mistake he continued all term with that example.
So after all that after almost 12 weeks of school. I find this lil gem in my last week of notes that are written and put out by the teacher:
—These are techniques, or sometimes verbal incantations, wherein the “power” is actualized and subsequently harnessed to effect certain ends. These ends can be either good, or bad; but when magic is utilized by a witch, it is always for evil, malevolent ends.”
So ya any constructive ideas of how to deal with this? I don’t think this is appropriate for a Cultural Anthropology class that has been trying to teach students to be open minded about diverse cultures and to understand the pros and cons of differences not ever deeming one as superior. Feedback is welcome I would love some input because this has been frustrating for me.
Should I let it go? Should I write him a letter explaining my position? Should I casually bring it up to him? What should I say to him?
Or maybe I’ll just watch Buffy
Counseling was good today and mostly just left frustrated because we ran out of time. Now I think I want to sit in bed watch American Horror Story and finish up my term project.
Somewhere George RR Martin is snapping in Z formation.
hmm, pretty sure I am not quite an “adult” yet since I still get a little scared when left home alone at night..