Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Love Magick

Every so often, I get an e mail like this (name removed to respect the privacy of the sender):


I'm trying to find someone to help me with matters of the heart, and wondering if your willing to help me.
I've tried to find someone who works with wicca. I found your name and info on the internet and hoping that you would e mail me back and let me know if you’re willing to help me bring a lost love back into my life.
This is very important to me and many people say they can't do this kind of as they aren't strong enough.
Please tell me you can and will help me. I love this man ssoo much and want him back in my life . I will explain more when I hear back from you.
PLEASE help me, I will do almost anything to get us together again."

And my reply to this person is the same advice that I’ve given to countless people over the years:

I'm sorry to hear of your distress, and I can tell from your note that this is a very emotional issue for you. Yes, I have the power to do this: You have this power yourself, I assure you; all you need to do is to learn how to access it. Your note gives me the impression that you feel powerless. You have the power, it is yours to use. That's what we teach in the Order of Scathach.

However, I would strongly caution you against engaging in any form of magick that forces your will upon another. There is an old adage: What you bind, you're bound to. Without exception, people who do magick to make someone they are interested in love them end up with bad relationships. If this is truly love, and is meant to be, then you don't need magick to make it happen. It is magick in and of itself. If this relationship that you were in has ended, and/or isn't working, then that may be a good indication that it isn't meant to be, however strongly you feel about it at the moment. That your relationship has failed may be a very strong indication that you can do better than this, and that someone better is out there waiting for you. If you have to do magick to make someone love you, it isn't love, and it will only lead to disappointment. If you want a loving relationship and are having problems finding one, magick the universe, not a particular person. Put the intention out there and you'll get what you were looking for, probably faster than you thought. We can help you to overcome your distress, but we don't do love spells to make people love you.

In Her Service
Kerr Cuhulain
Grand MasterOrder of Scathach
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Repealing Canada's Witchcraft Law

My friend Greg is working on having Canada's last anti-witchcraft law repealed: This is in the Criminal Code under the fraud sections and basically describes Witchcraft as taking money for performing magic or divination. As part of his letter writing campaign, he has written to the Liberal Party of Canada's Critic of Justice as a second approach to the Minister of Justice to draw political/media attention to the issue and put pressure on the Federal Government to take action. Greg has a Facebook group for this project:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=350103684946&ref=ts All the information on this project is listed there as well as a letter that people can copy/paste to email or mail out. A lot of the information is also available through the discussion forums at www.thewicca.ca. Any assistance would be welcome.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Kiva Update

Dear Friends:

The Order of Scathach has had some of our Kiva loans paid off, so I made new loans to a couple of entrepreneurs: Thon Tan, a female farmer in Cambodia, and William Mulongo, a farmer in Kenya. This brings our Order of Scathach Kiva portfolio up to 17 (portfolio average for Kiva members 5.3) in 10 different countries. Remember, you can sign up to do loans on www.kiva.org and register yourself as an Order of Scathach team member (9 team members at present) to have your loans count towards the team total (5 so far). For those of you new to the Order of Scáthach, Kiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending.
Kiva was born of the following beliefs:
People are by nature generous, and will help others if given the opportunity to do so in a transparent, accountable way.
The poor are highly motivated and can be very successful when given an opportunity.
By connecting people we can create relationships beyond financial transactions, and build a global community expressing support and encouragement of one another.
Kiva promotes:
Dignity: Kiva encourages partnership relationships as opposed to benefactor relationships.
Partnership relationships are characterized by mutual dignity and respect.
Accountability: Loans encourage more accountability than donations where repayment is not expected.
Transparency: The Kiva website is an open platform where communication can flow freely around the world.

I encourage everyone to get involved in this worthy charity.
In Her Service, Kerr Cuhulain