In about a week our Scáthach coven will be celebrating Litha with a BBQ and Litha ritual at my place in Surrey, BC. I’m looking forward to it. The garden has never looked better, though the temperatures up to now have been below average.
At ECOMM the other day I got a call on 911 from a citizen complaining about the noise of hammering next door. Specifically she was complaining about the city workers who were with the police at the scene of a break in where the owner was out of town. Because the owner was away we were forced to board the residence up to secure it until the owner returned. This lady complained that the city workers were making too much noise boarding it up (a job that took all of about 10 minutes). She knew that it was the police (she could see them clearly). She was completely indifferent to her neighbor’s plight. Unfortunately not a lot of compassion or patience there.
The same night I got a call on 911 from a frantic lady:
Me: “Police emergency.”
Caller: (hysterical) “I’ve just been bit by my puppy!”
Me: “Why are you calling police?”
Caller: “Will I get rabies?”
I transferred her to ambulance.
Acorn Guild Press is looking over the updated version of my Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca. The original Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca went out of print, so I've just signed a contract with Acorn to do a new edition. The new book, the Law Enforcement Guide to Pagan Religion, will include Druidism and Asatru as well as Wicca. I’ll keep you posted on developments.
I'm also well advanced on a book of rituals and recipes that Scáthach uses throughout the year.
I posted an article on warding a couple of weeks ago on Witchvox. I’ve got more articles on magick and Wicca coming up. As soon as the warding article was posted I received a number of e mails from people who said that they were happy to see me back on Witchvox again. I’d like to thank them all for their support. I also started receiving various bits of information on anti pagan activities. While I am interested in keeping abreast of such activities, I’d like to point out that after 25 years of fighting battles with fundy extremists, I’m done. As you know I’ve retired from police work and I must tell you that I’ve retired from anti defamation work too. I’ve spent enough years in the trenches: Someone younger can take up the sword and do battle with the idiots. I’m turning my focus to my writing and to teaching, which is why you’ve heard me talking of Scáthach and why you see me writing articles about Wicca on Witchvox.
I hope that you have a wonderful Litha.