Witchcraft is Occultism, Not Political Activism

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old-woman-who-swept-the-sky-1884-a-holt-t-t-e-meyerstein-lithous-public-domain-expired-copyright-commons-wikimedia-orgOn February 10, 2020, I was mentioned in an article posted at Coindesk, entitled “Why Cypherpunk Witches Love Bitcoin” in which I was wrongly framed as a “feminist author,” who writes “manifestos.” According to the Collins dictionary online, “A manifesto is a statement published by a person or group of people, especially a political party, or a government, in which they say what their aims and policies are.” In other words, it is a political statement of some kind.

As I state at the beginning of all of my monologues, I am an author of occult books. I write about witchcraft and occultism. I have written some horror fiction in the past, which has been pulled from publication because of some things to do with censorship back in 2012. I have spoken before about the problem of censorship of the horror genre. The books were pulled out of fear that they might pose a threat to my serious, non-fiction work.

I write books on witchcraft and the occult, most of which are practical and one of which, Traditional Witches History of the Occult Banking System, is a book of occult history combined with business and technology, especially written for members of the witchcraft and occult community. I wrote that book, in part, because of my ongoing experiences with censorship and problems with thieving third parties. My motivations are entirely professional and centered on business. I find it absurd to have state that I am not a political activist and I do not write any kind of manifestos, but I feel I must. Members of the materialist atheist community and others who engage in political activism in the name of witches and occultists have put me in a position where I must defend my name and my work from false and potentially inflammatory mischaracterizations.

I have posted one article at the Traditional Witchcraft and Occultism WordPress blog clarifying that witchcraft and occultism are not euphemisms for something political and defending myself from the charge of being a political activist who writes political manifestos, which I regard as a potentially dangerous accusation, especially in the current climate of violent political contention. The article is entitled, “Witchcraft is Not Political Activism, Ritual is Not Performance Art, and ‘Witch’ is Not a Euphemism for ‘Feminist.’” and it was posted on February 12, 2020. As I have stated before in these monologues, traditional witchcraft is apolitical. Likewise, occultism, which is the study and practice of the occult, is also apolitical. They are best described as spiritual practices, which often have much more to do with the metaphysical world than the physical one.

As you are undoubtedly aware, The Satanic Temple is a satirical organization of materialist atheists who engage in obscene performance art for political purposes, while they ridicule occultism and witchcraft. They are political activists. In their attempt to obliterate the history of occultism, they have especially targeted The Church of Satan, but in so doing, they have made a target of all of us, witches, occultists, and pagans alike.

Where the attack on witchcraft, itself is coming from seems less obvious.

In an effort to understand why the word “witch” is now apparently being interpreted as “feminist” and why witchcraft is being interpreted as political activism, I performed a quick web search and discovered a seemingly endless barrage of articles characterizing witches as feminists and witchcraft and occultism as some form of political activism.

Here are some of the headlines:

“You Can’t Separate Witchcraft from Activism,” from a site the name of which contains an obscenity I will not use.

“‘Waking up to our power’: witchcraft gets political,’ at The Guardian.

“Witches Explain How To Take On Political Power With Occult Magic,” from the Huffington Post.

“Witch Activism It’s Happening Now”

“Every Witch is an Activist,” from Patheos, a questionable site that partners with Time Magazine, which is part of the same conglomerate that owns CNN, all of which is owned by members of the Sinister Trinity.

“The Witch Continues to Enchant as a Feminist Symbol,” from The New York Times, an article that politicizes witches and ignores the fact that witches are quite often men and boys.

“This Is How Real-Life Resistance Witches Say They’re Taking Down the Patriarchy: And why one witch believes their hex on Trump worked.” This was posted at the Marie Claire website. Incidentally, there are no such things as “resistance witches” in occultism.

“Each month, thousands of witches cast a spell against Donald Trump: How the witches of the #MagicResistance rise up against the Trump administration,” from Vox.

“Meet The Anti-Fascist Witches Casting Spells To Destroy Trump: Political protest and witchcraft have a long and storied history,” from Vocativ.

It appears these activists are working with their friends at Christian Broadcasting Network News, which is part of Pat Robertson’s 700 Club, which ran an article, “Christians and Jews Combat Witches’ Summer Solstice Satanic Spells on Trump,” posted June 21, 2017.

Finally, a headline at The New York Times, posted Oct 24, 2019, asks, “When Did Everybody Become a Witch?”

The answer is they are not witches. They are imposters.

Traditional witchcraft and occultism are apolitical subjects.

Further, contrary to the journalist’s false accusation of engaging in political activism, I discourage witches and occultists from engaging in political activism for a number of reasons and encourage instead the use of Bitcoin and especially “privacy coins” to undermine the power of our historical enemies. I elaborate on the reasons for this in the book,  Traditional Witches History of the Occult Banking System, in which I discuss this in different ways in multiple chapters of the book. This is a book of business, banking, and technology written especially for members of our community and has nothing to do with either feminism or any other political subject. So, to be direct, I am in opposition to political activism and see it as a waste of time. If you want to change every aspect of the current system, which I call the “In God We Trust” system, then use cryptocurrencies for transactions.

To get a sample of what is going on with these impersonators, listen to the Talk Heathens encouraging this chicanery at our expense in a YouTube video, at their channel, “Talk Heathens,” posted January 29, 2020, entitled “Could the Satanic Temple Help Us Get a Nativity Scene Down? | Anthony – TX | Talk Heathen 04.04” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmcCjn2VG_c In this video, they encourage a political activist who calls in to pose as a witch, in particular as a Wiccan, or Satanist.

See a similar article posted at the Traditional Witchcraft and Occultism WordPress blog, entitled “Witchcraft is Not Political Activism, Ritual is Not Performance Art, and ‘Witch’ is Not a Euphemism for ‘Feminist.’”

If you would like to listen to the monologue associated with this article, please, visit: https://www.bitchute.com/video/ha3Dnk4ky8Y0/

Sophia diGregorio

A Private Discussion Group for Traditional Witches and Occultists

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Join our private discussion for traditional witches and occultists by emailing Max Goddard (His email address is provided at the end of the 30 second-long video below):

Are you a traditional witch or occultist who is tired of all the censorship and drama online? Would you like to have fun discussions with others who are as interesting as you are? Why not join our private discussion? Please, email me, Max Goddard, and tell me you’d like to join our group. (Over 18-years of age only, please.)

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Why Witches and Occultists Need Bitcoin

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Don't Waste Time - Prosperity Awaits with BitcoinWe’ve just uploaded another monologue about how Bitcoin can help members of our entire metaphysical community by lowering costs of merchandise, increasing profits for sellers, eliminating third-party interference in our communications and commerce, and opening the road to freedom in every way imaginable.

Like the other files, this is an audio presentation with some slides, which is posted at a few different places around the web:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/FQvrI03bXcDy

https://www.cocoscope.com/watch?v=43715

https://drop.space/watch/qdGyD3nuhFwTgg2

https://ok.ru/video/1596162968129

Sophia describes the difficulties for occult merchants because of restrictions and bans on the sale of occult items by prominent financial service providers, the implications of this to members of the entire pagan community, and how Bitcoin and altcoins provide a solution to the problem of religious discrimination against witches. She also describes how Bitcoin may be used to increase the wealth of our community’s members and the importance of not relying on the system put in place by those are historically enemies to witches and pagans. She also describes her private, cryptocurrency-based patronage program and extends an invitation to traditional witches and occultists to join a private discussion.

Yuletide Greetings and an Invitation to Join Our Private Discussion Group

Traditional Witches and Occultists,

The Yule Season is upon us and it is both a happy time for a many and a lonely time for many more.  Whether you love or loathe this time of year, we would like to extend an invitation for you to join our private discussion group where we like to talk about all kinds of witchcraft and occult-related subjects in an environment that is much more private than that afforded by ordinary social media.

We are very privacy-minded, which is why we have chosen a discussion group that is off the beaten path. We don’t like surveillance. We don’t like people tracking us. And, so we’ve chosen a tried and true discussion group/optional email list style of discussion.  We think we can do better at providing our members more privacy at some point in the future. But right now, we’re just getting started.

We’ve already had some interesting discussion and we’d like to add more perspectives. Traditional witchcraft is a universal concept and “the occult” refers to any hidden practice or hidden information. We have room for many diverse views on the subject of witchcraft and the occult and we welcome them all.

If you are interested in discussing such subjects as psychicism, tarot, occult books, lost histories, ancient languages, pagan religions and spirituality, Spiritualism, divination, dreams, psychicism, clairvoyance, astrology and, of course–our specialties, Most Holy Death (Santa Muerte) and the use of cryptocurrencies for privacy, anti-witch discrimination and prosperity–then, please email our administrator Max Goddard and just tell him a little bit about your interests. His email address is:

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We wish you a Merry Yuletide!

Sincerely,

Sophia diGregorio

Traditional Witchcraft and Vampirism: A Series of Two Videos

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Vampire by Edvard Munch
Vampire by Edvard Munch

Enjoy two entertaining episodes of The Occult Files of Sophia diGregorio all about the relationship of vampires and vampirism to traditional witchcraft. In Vampires I, Sophia describes popular conceptions of vampires and their origins in 19th century English and French literature, including John Polidori’s Vampyre, Rymer’s Varney the Vampire, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Paul Feval’s La Vampire. She describes the relationship of vampirism to modern science and the use of the blood of younger people to nourish and reduce symptoms of aging in older people. She also mentions vampirism as a spiritual path.

In Vampires, II, Sophia describes instances of vampirism around the world, beginning in ancient Sumer and including witches in Mexico and The Philippines. She compares the English literary and Hollywod vampire image to the worldwide conception of vampirism in traditional witchcraft. This monologue explores the relationship of vampirisim to traditional witchcraft and pagan spiritualism worldwide.

Monologue 6, recorded June 30, 2019, Obsidian Mirror, “Vampires I: Vampirism and Witchcraft.” Approx. 29 Min. Also, try: Drop.Space.

Monologue 7, recorded July 31, 2019, Obsidian Mirror: “Vampires II: Vampires Around the World.” Also, try: Drop.Space.

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“How to Safely Get Your First Bitcoin” Tutorial and Commentary on the Ongoing Satanic Panic–Special Edition Monologue & Updates

authorityWe have just released a set of two Special Edition monologue files, which you will find at the Listen to the Occult Files Monologues page.

In the first part of the monologue I talk about my own personal experiences with the problem of information suppression and silencing as an author and a freelance writer over the past 20 years or so. I also mention the Satanic Panic, which it seems is not so much a thing of the past, but a problem of the present moment. I describe the effects of not knowing what you don’t know. The fact is we have all been subjected to centuries of information suppression because information and communications have been in the hands of those who are enemies to witches. This is a harm that is done to people without them even realizing that they are being harmed. I try to describe the insidious nature of this condition by giving some examples. The first part of the monologue is less than an hour long.

And, yes, these things are really happening! I had a fascinating conversation with a Wiccan yesterday–stranger-to-stranger–in a metaphysical book store. She did not know who I was or my profession, of course, and when I asked her if she knew about the suppression and silencing that was going on online and in more conventional publishing, she assured me that it was not happening, at all. Of course, I didn’t argue with her. I asked her about this because I wanted her opinion. It’s important to know the opinions of average members of our broad pagan community who are not writers, publishers, or merchants of metaphysical goods or services. But, even if you are not one of this group, you are still being harmed by information suppression and the denial of services to vital members of our community, but you may not know it, which is why information suppression is so insidious. It’s analogous to an undetectable, yet deadly poisonous gas. It’s a slow death and you may never even believe it exists because you can’t see it.

In the second part of the monologue, I describe the nature of the present-day financial system, which is noti-gotta-get-some a friend to witches and occultists.  I describe ways that alternative means of transaction (Bitcoin) can help all kinds of oppressed individuals in many different situations, including instances in which we have important, useful, even vital information and no way to share it safely because of suppression. In the last part of the video, I tell you and show you with some slides how to get your first experience with cryptocurrency without endangering your privacy. I also talk about Bitcoin for occult merchants. Presently, metaphysical bookstores and other providers of goods and services in our community are being denied full banking services and we are all being subjected to higher than average banking fees. This means when you go to a metaphysical book store to buy a gemstone, a ritual instrument, ritual garments, occult books, etc., you are paying more (even if you pay with cash!) because the bankers are charging our merchants more simply for selling occult items. Yes, this is overt religious discrimination, but the banks aren’t really a government entity, they are a private religious organization posing as a secular one. Of course, this is also happening, whether the average member of our community knows it or not. If they don’t see a problem, they don’t see a need for a solution to it. But, the problem still exists and it is a bad one that is not getting better.

Most witches like to be informed. We like to know what is going on and it is difficult to find this information at places like YouTube and Facebook, especially right now. If you want to learn about these things and learn about what is happening, which affects you directly and not in a positive way–plus, the remedy, take advantage of the information available to you in The Occult Files of Sophia diGregorio. You will learn how to get your first Bitcoin, securely hold it in “cold storage,” and other valuable skills, you will find a lot of information in this Special Edition, Two-Part Monologue, entitled “I Cannot Say.”

The Occult Files of Sophia diGregorio Bitcoin and Altcoins Patronage Program
The Occult Files of Sophia diGregorio Bitcoin and Altcoins Patronage Program

Also, I have updated the free ebook, The Occult Files of Sophia diGregorio Bitcoin and Altcoins Patronage Program Ebook. (The ebook files are stored at Media Fire.) There is a new chapter on how to make a cold wallet (a basic and necessary skill) for Bitcoin and altcoins and how to get your first Bitcoin and altcoins, including some games and job sites for freelancers, as well as ideas for all kinds of witches and occultists who do not appreciate authoritarianism and want to get yourselves free from the modern Inquisition. In the ebook is a little more information about acquiring cryptocurrencies without compromising your privacy and security at custodial exchanges, which are popular, but dangerous places. I also extended the chapter talking about some of the shenanigans going on and why we are trying to move ourselves and others in our community in a more positive–and more prosperous–direction.

The reason I made the ebook and placed it at MediaFire is because every one is under heavy algorithmic and some other kinds of suppression. For these reasons, what I can say here is limited. I can say a little more in the ebook and the Special Edition Monologue. Also, we are very free to speak about all kinds of things pertaining to witchcraft and occultism at our private discussion, which is part of the patronage program. If you are looking for real information about what is going on in the world and about witchcraft, you’re not going to find it in the frequently trafficked places of the web. It’s always been like this a little bit, but it’s worse right now. Real occult information is being shared privately, not publicly. Contact Max by email, if you want to join the group or receive special materials from us. We don’t take “In God We Trust” dollars–only cryptocurrencies. Learn more below…

When you are in the mood for a relaxing and informative audio/video experience, please, see:

Special Edition Monologue, recorded August 11, 2019, Lifestyles of the Witch and Reclusive: “I Cannot Say, I.”

Special Edition Monologue, recorded August 11, 2019, Lifestyles of the Witch and Reclusive:  “I Cannot Say, II.”

Also, download and read the updated free ebook, which is stored at MediaFire: The Occult Files of Sophia diGregorio Bitcoin and Altcoins Patronage Program.

If you already know about the advantages of Bitcoin and how it can help our community, please, ask your local metaphysical book store owner to accept Bitcoin and altcoins as payment, in-store and online!

Thank you!

Sophia diGregorio

All of the Public Monologues of 2018 are Available!

The Occult Files of Sophia diGregorio: The Public Monologues of 2018
The Occult Files of Sophia diGregorio: The Public Monologues of 2018

After some challenges, all of the Public Monologues of 2018 are available for you to listen to, once again.  We are still working on getting the earlier files from 2019 back up!

We have experienced some challenges in terms of where to place our audio files, which are now in video format.

Since we seem to be getting caught in the crossfire of the culture wars occurring at social media sites that host videos in the U.S. and W. Europe, we have become a little creative in our hosting choices.  Some of these include Russian websites, since even the popular alternatives to YouTube, such centralized third-parties as Bitchute and DailyMotion, have caused us some problems.

So, please, be prepared for the unusual here, not only in terms of our content, but our presentation and our choice of hosting the files!

— Sophia diGregorio

P.S. You can listen to the public files free. You can also purchase the transcripts in paperback or ebook format from Amazon, Smashwords and other book distributors.