Sunday, July 20, 2008

"Only when the clock strikes 13..."


Don't drink and practice wicca

Someone please tell me this is not true:

"...Gunther told police that she and several friends were in Oak Hill cemetery in Lebanon around 12:15 a.m. practicing a Wiccan ritual involving candles, incense and driving swords into the earth during the full moon. During this ritual, Gunther accidentally ran the sword through her foot; she also admitted to having consumed alcohol earlier in the evening...

Hysterical. Booze, graveyards, swords, and Wicca! Was this a ritual or someone's idea of re-staging "Horror Hotel"? Goddess, you instruct us all.

6 comments:

Livia Indica said...

Dear Goddess, give me strength. And give this idiot some brains. I'm not Wiccan so I have to wonder: what the hell were they doing in a graveyard during the full moon?

genexs said...

Maybe it was that "Farmerville" coven that was 'forming a wicca' some time ago. Heh, they sure like playing with sharp objects.

I've only been a Wiccan for a few years, but I can assure you I have never heard of anyone holding ritual in a graveyard. None of the books I've read mention it, either. However, it does crop up in movies, so my gut tells me this just a bunch of drunk head-bangers with a 'let's get high and f*ck on tombstones' mentality.

The pic is from the British movie "City of the Dead", know as "Horror Hotel" in the USA. Holding the knife to the sacrificial victim is Patricia Jessel, in one of her most sadistic roles. Next to her under a hooded robe is non other than Christopher Lee, in one of his first roles. The movie is a mini-masterpiece and held in high regard. It has some disturbing scenes, even by today's standards. The climatic ending is one of the best ever in the history of horror film and one of the best 'witch' movies ever.

Yvonne said...

Whatever they were practicing it wasn't Wicca. Driving swords into the earth? In a graveyard?

Riverwolf said...

Unfortunately, the media likes to spread these stories around, and it gives "nonbelievers" a very distorted, inaccurate picture of Wicca.

genexs said...

Yvonne: Yes, not Wicca but I decided to be anal and google around a bit. I did find..."A spell cast in a graveyard at the stroke of twelve was the most prevalent folk magical practice, because while burial grounds were considered places where evil lurked, they also were believed to contain great magical power that could be harnessed for good or evil..." (link)

So, there could be something to it. Just not Wiccan.

genexs said...

Riverwolf: The media does indeed like to hang the noose of "wicca" around any dumb-ass act.