I was reading an article by Sarah Durham Wilson last night. The article was called “13 signs you’re a witch”.
Sarah’s bio says’ she writes under the pen name DOITGIRL, writings which began after her Divine Feminine awakening three years ago.
Take a look here… 13 signs your-a witch
Articles like this really piss me off…
It’s not the subject… in fact I really like the title. “13 signs you’re a witch”. That’s great, using the number 13 and although the 13 signs are simplistic, that’s great too. There is just no easy way to get this across without being over simplistic.
So, now you’re wondering why it pisses me off.
Ok, here goes, I can look at just about any paragraph in this article and tell you why it’s just wrong but, let me just illustrate just a couple of points.
First paragraph is just a lead in so I won’t get into that.
The second paragraph,
“We owe that shadow to the Patriarchy — the masculine societal rule that has pervaded the planet for over five thousand years. This is important — not male, not gender, but a perversion of masculine energy which brutalized, raped, suppressed the feminine.”
First we owe that shadow to the patriarchy… she is referring to the shadow that shames the word witch. On this I totally agree.
She then continues with “the masculine societal rule that has pervaded the planet for over five thousand years.” Well this is just not accurate, there have been many matriarchal societies and there still are.
Then and this is very important she states “This is important – not male, not gender”
4 words, “not male, not gender” This is a very important point that most people miss and she nailed it. masculinity and femininity has nothing to do with whether your a man or woman, it’s a breakdown of precepts. femininity being the nurturing, creative, earth base aspects of nature. Masculinity the controlling anger, hate, fire based aspects of nature.
Then she goes on to say “but a perversion of masculine energy which brutalized, raped, suppressed the feminine.” This is just sensationalism at it’s worst. I don’t know what she is trying to get across, but to incite anger and hatred is to release and strengthen the masculine trait that she is demonizing.
This is what gets my blood boiling, Then she continues to classify women as the feminine, witch, great mother and men as the evil masculine for the rest of the article, going against her own pretext “not male, not gender” in paragraph 2
Other example phrases used later in the article
“A witch is a woman”
“These are powers of woman”
Just keep in mind that you cannot have the feminine without the masculine, just like you cannot have day without night for one defines the other. They compliment each other and they create the tension that creates the movement of energy that creates life.
I could go on paragraph by paragraph, but I think you get my point. I just don’t like it when someone uses a spiritual forum for politicizing.