Just Past Total Eclipse of the Full Moon

Originally posted on Blau Stern Schwarz Schlonge:

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The total eclipse of the Full Moon by the Earth was last night around 0200-0400am but i missed it since it was cloudy and raining, but i lit some candles to my Eclipse gods Rahu/Rahula this morning. I found this picture above on some Tumblr site i unfortunately did not bookmark, but as you know Tumblr images have scores of sources. I Love this pic even though it is of the total eclipse of the Sun by the Moon, not the Moon by the Earth. You can see better astronomical photos of the Eclipse on EarthSky.org. Enjoy and Blessed Full Moon and Eclipse.

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Celebrating the 93 Anniversary of the Birth of Lady Phoebe Athene Nimue 3* HPT and Founder of the Coven of the Catta

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Edna Jane Williams aka Lady PAN as a young lady photo credit some guy in Wap who has photos from his aunt, taken in winter on the path from the road to the Bookhouse

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:”Lady Triumphant” from one of the covers of the 8 Sabat “Cats Tales” published by her and with articles from various coven members. This picture Coipyright Lady PAN. If you want copies of these Cats Tales those of  you at the COC FB or Blog page email me at my new addy LeeShawnus@gmail.com

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Biography of Lady Phoebe Athene Nimue 3* HPT

and Founder of the Coven o Coven of the Catta

Here is a short biographical note on Lady Phoebe. She was an amazing lady. Phoebe or Janee was the High Priestess of the remaining coven members and is the witch who taught and initiated me. She was born in Berwick Pennsylvania on 13 April 1921. She met Dr. Santee in 1956 and was his receptionist-secretary at the Santee Medical office and Santee Memorial Library in Wapwallopen, Pa. They both had married partners but they were each other’s platonic soul mates. She had no children. She was afflicted with a degenerative arthritic disease which left her body twisted, one leg shorter than the other and her nose was replaced with an artificial one. Of course like all of Santee’s girls she wore high heels even in her condition.
I obtained a lot of old photos from 1965 of Santee’s girls and they were all in high heels, skirts just above the knee, faux fur coats and cat’s eye glasses. Phoebe was an artist from a young age and she actually met Lady Alsace or Jeannie at a painting class. She drew a lot of the illustrations and wrote poetry and invocations for the Coven. Here are some of her and Santee’s works

She wrote a column in the local newspaper called “The Witches Kettle”. She also wrote and edited the Coven’s publication entitled “The Cat’s Tale”. In 1967 she and Dr. Santee were initiated by Sybil Leek. Phoebe has said that she remembers previous lives, one of which was the wife of an Indian chief who lived along the Susquehanna river hundreds of years ago. She was a strong wiled Aires and we did not always agree on everything, but she was my mentor who taught me how to be a witch and a Priest. She passed away on 5 December 2005 at the age of 84 and is buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Berwick, Pa.

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The 34th Anniversary of the Passing into the Astral of Dr Frederick LaMotte Santee aka Lord Merline 3rd* HPT Coven of the Catta

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A Biography of
Dr. Frederick LaMotte Santee

At his point I will write all I know about Dr. Santee, which is from Phoebe’s stories, some articles I found in the Santee Memorial Library and from the Harvard Yearbooks. I never met him, having arrived one year after his passing, but he was an amazing man, doctor, scholar and occultist.

He was born 17 September 1906 in Wapwallopen, Pa. He was born in a lineage of four generations of doctor’s who practiced medicine. His grandfather was a Civil War surgeon who helped runaway slaves. His father was Charles LaMotte Santee who held MD degrees from LaFayette and Jefferson colleges in 1901 and he passed away in 1963. His mother was Verna Caroline Lloyd Santee.

Santee showed signs of genius at an early age. By age 3 he would read both English and German. He learned Latin from his grandfather’s grammar books. By age 8 he was translating Caesar’s Gallic Wars from Latin into English and back again to check his grammar. He went to Wapwallopen High School and then on to Wilkes-Barre High School for his last year. He went to Central High School in Philadelphia for AB degree in Greek and had the highest score in the USA, and so went to Harvard.
At age 14 he was the youngest person to attend Harvard from 1924-26 where he graduated at age 16 with an AB Magna Cum Laude.
At Harvard he met EK Rand, the Latin scholar with whom he corresponded for years. When asked “Who interested you in the occult?”, he cites Harvard teacher Professor Grandient who taught Medieval literature and old French, George L. Kitridge who taught English and TM Boura.

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He went to the University of Oxford England where he graduated age 18 in 1928 with an AB and then his MA in 1929. While at Oxford he jointed The Alpha et Omega Lodge of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn where he met Aleister Crowley, HP Blavatsky, WB Yeats, Thomas Agee, Dion Fortune, AE Waite, and Israel Regarde. He also jointed Theosophical Society of England. At Oxford his main occult influence was from his philosophy teacher, a Professor Brabbart.
One source says he attended the University of Berlin in 1924-28 where he received his Ph.D. but this date does not seem to match the other records. He spent additional years in Rome, teaching positions at Harvard, Temple, Kenyon. Johns Hopkins, but held no tenure due to his socialist ideas. He was one of the 100 members of the Institute of Arts and Letters.

While at the University of Berlin he was initiated into witchcraft at a Coven 30 miles outside Berlin, the coven High Priest being an Arnold Reinman(d). In travels in the Middle East he met native adepts of the High Art in Egypt, learned from a German adept also in Egypt, and from a Sheik who was High Priest of a “coven” in North Africa. Santee claims to have been a Homeopathic Doctor to Adolf Hitler but escaped Germany before the War. Santee also claims to have adopted into the USA the daughter of Hitler, named Tao, whom Hitler fathered to an English lady before the War.
In 1928 he married Edith Rundle from Allentown, Pa. In 1930 they either birthed or adopted a daughter names Ruth who died in 1938.
In 1930 he was a Sheldon Fellow and Fellow at the American Academy of Rome for 3 years. By then he could read Latin, Greek, German and some Sanskrit.
In the later 1930s he spent 6 years teaching in the USA at Lehigh, Vanderbilt, Harvard, Temple, and Kenyon colleges. As noted before he never achieved tenure at any of these institutions. During this time he jointed the America Roscicrucian Society and was initiated into the Illuminati degree.
In 1938 he graduated from John’s Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland with his MD degree.
From 1938-1942? he taught classical languages at Kenyon College in Ohio USA and was involved in the Humanistic Revival (see issues of the Kenyon Review). He opposed the US entrance into WWII since he was an avowed Socialist.
Also in 1942 he divorced Edith Rundle and married Betty Addis of Cumberland, Md. They adopted Tao. Betty died in 1966.
From 1943-45 he was drafted into the Navy, served in the South Pacific, but saw no action. Later stationed in Arkansas USA he was a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps. Also at that time he published “Sawdust and Tomatoes” (poems of his and his mothers).
The Harvard Yearbook of 1957 lists him as living in Baltimore practicing medicine there. From letters it appears he knew John Colhane the Irish writer, David McDowell at Kenyon and Random House, Father Flye from NYC, Clyde Pharr, and other famous classicists.

In 1956 Santee met Edna Jane Kishbaugh Williams aka Lady Phoebe Athene Nimue.

In 1963 on his father’s death, he returns to Wapwallopen Pennsylvania to continue his medical practice. His home and office were the same at 5 River Street.

In the 1970s once the library was built next door he employed a total of 2 nurses and 4 secretaries and librarians. He wrote a newspaper column called: “The Country Doctor” and Janee wrote a column called: “The Witches’ Kettle”. The locals says he was a kind and compassionate doctor, though a bit of an eccentric. He often treated the poor at no charge.

Santee was known to have rubbed shoulders with much of the northeastern occult community. He was also a scholar of the Faust novels and legend and wrote his own Faustian story entitled “The Devil’s Wager” set in modern times. He had a leg and nylon fetish if I can say so based on the amount of slides of ladies legs he had. He required his nurses and librarians to wear skirts, nylons and high heels at all times. He loves cats and all animals and supported the Humane Society and money from his will was donated to them. He was a regular to NYC and was known to frequent the Magickal Childe bookstore. He had met Sybil Leek at some time and invited her to his Covenstead. His ladies, foremost of which Phoebe, encouraged him to get initiated by her and start a Coven. In 1967 that happened and they received their charter from her. They titled the Coven of the Catta after the cat totem as I have written before and that coven continues to this day with a short hiatus of rituals from 1979, the year of the bookhouse fire through 1980 the year of his death. I wish I had arrived a few years earlier than I did to meet this intelligent, wonderful and weird man and magickian.

Dr Frederick LaMotte Santee died on 11 April 1980 aged 72 after a long battle with liver failure. His body is buried at the Old River Church just north of Wapwallopen, Pa. His gravestone says “I shall return when Spring’s shadow trails.”
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Santee Obituary

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From the Harvard Yearbook 25th Anniversary of the Class of 1924
Home address: 5078 Orville Ave., Baltimore 5, Md.
Office Address: 5200 Wright Ave., Baltimore 5, Md.
Born: Sept. 17, 1906, Wapwallopen, Pa.
Parents: Charles LaMotte Santee, Verna Caroline Lloyd
Prepared at: Central High School, Philadelphia, Pa.
Years in College: 1920-1924. Degrees: A.B. magna cum laude, 1924;
B.A. (University of Oxford), 1926; M.A. (ibid.) 1929;
M.D. (Johns Hopkins University), 1938
Married: Edith Rundle, Dec. 13, 1928, Allentown, Pa. (divorced 1942)
Betty Addis, 1942, Cumberland, Md.
Children: Ruth, March 18, 1930
(married W. J. McKnight, Feb 14, 1948).
Occupation: Physician.
Military or Naval Record: Lieutenant (Medical Corps) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-45.

His entry in the Harvard Year Book:
“I am the youngest member of the Class, probably the least successful, and possibly the only one who has never revisited Harvard. Perhaps these facts, on which my claim to uniqueness is based, are somehow interrelated. For years I kept up a correspondence, written largely in Latin, with my great teacher, the late Professor E. K. Rand. Writing Latin was the most valuable thing I got from Harvard. Many of you will, I fear, conclude that I got little else of value. My life has been beset with poverty and turmoil. It is a story of repeated attempts to root myself somewhere, of repeated failures to hold fast to my chosen career as a college teacher, in a world in which few can be taught, fewer still want to be, and a socialistic habit of thought reduces even those few to uniform patterns of empty gesture. Three lonely and studious years abroad — the most strenuous of my life — as a Sheldon Fellow and Fellow of the American Academy in Rome led to six years of precarious teaching at Lehigh and Vanderbilt. Surrounded constantly by a few devoted students, I did my real teaching extra-curricular, was ousted by the depression, and became first a Realsilk salesman, then a medical student. Immediately after graduation from medical school, I seized the first teaching position offered and for four years played a small part in the humanistic revival at Kenyon College. I opposed our entrance into World War II, was promptly drafted, and commissioned by the Navy in the Medical Corps. Three years of service here and in the South Pacific left me heavily in debt, since I had to support two families living in different places. By the end of the war, inflation and the needs of my dependents had advanced so far that I saw that the salary of an ordinary college professor would be inadequate. After four months of working with employment agencies, I could wait no longer. There was nothing to do but practice medicine. For low initial outlay and quick returns, I selected a government housing project on the outskirts of Baltimore. Before a year had passed, Stringfellow Barr and Scott Buchanon invited me to join them at St. John’s on a salary I thought might suffice. The same year their finances collapsed and I had to buy back my old practice. Here I am in a dreary neighborhood, ministering to a demanding people, and more and more giving thought to their ills only for the sake of money I hope they will pay. I recognize that money is my only aim in life as it should have been from the start. In religion, I lean towards Anglo-Catholicism, am a member of no church. In politics, I believe in the decentralization of government and as little government as possible. I am a pre-New Deal Democrat.”

From the Harvard Yearbook 50th Anniversary Class of 1924:
Frederick LaMotte Santee was born September 17, 1906, in Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania, the son of Charles LaMotte and Verna (Lloyd) Santee. He prepared at Central High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and received an A. B., magna cum laude, in 1924 at Harvard. He received a B. A. in 1926 at the University of Oxford and an M. D. in 1938 at Johns Hopkins University. His marriage in 1928 to Edith Rundle ended in divorce in 1941. In 1941, he married Betty Addis, who died in 1966. He had one child, Ruth, born in 1930 (deceased 1968), who married (1) William McKnight, (2) Juan Zaragoza, and (3) Alfred Jenanyen. There are two grandchildren. A physician, in general practice, Santee writes:
“If you don’t know the poem that served as a model for these verses, you have not done a good job with your grandchildren:
How pleasant to know the good Doctor
Who writes all this horrible stuff; (1)
Some call him a scoundrel and rotter,
But a few think him pleasant enough.

His mind is abstract and fastidious,
His nose is remarkable big;
Were he only a little less hideous,
You would say he resembles a pig.

When he changes from far specs to near specs
The children are frightened and cry,
And their mothers shout, ‘Hey! Don’t you dare hex (2)
Poor Sam with your terrible eye!’

He has many friends, layman and clerical,
He sleeps every night with his cats,
His body is perfectly spherical,
His office girls never where flats. (3)

His office is unsanitary
With pictures of girls on the wall,
Every week he drinks gallons of sherry,
But never gets tipsy at all.

He is silent with people who talk a lot,
He won’t look at women in slacks,
His favorite flavor is chocolate,
He rails at inflation and tax.

He hides in the depths of the cellar
While his patients call down through the flue,
‘Come out of that cellar, you yeller,
You yeller old lazy bones, you!’

He reads, but he cannot speak, Spanish,
He still prefers women to men;
Ere the days of your pilgrimage vanish,
He hopes you will see him again.

Footnotes :
(1) Refers mainly to a newspaper column
called the ‘Country Doctor.’
(2) Actually he belongs to a coven of witches.
(3) A famous psychologist sees a relation
between his fetish for high heels
and his love of cats.”

On rummaging through papers at the Library I also found a Master’s Thesis that a visitor wrote about the Coven, containing the following bits of information I have copied verbatim:

Dr. Frederick LaMotte Santee:
Fourth generation Doctor
Grandfather in Civil War
Father graduated from LaFayette College and Jefferson Medical School in 1901, died 1963
Frederick attended Harvard at age 14 (youngest ever), graduated age 16, Oxford graduated 18, University of Berlin in 1924 for PhD, completed degree age 22, additional years in Rome, teaching positions at Harvard, Temple, Kenyon. Johns Hopkins, no tenure, one of the 100 members of the Institute of Arts and Letters
Knew German, Latin, Greek, English, Hebrew, could read Spanish, a little Sanskrit
Knew W.B.Yeats and Thomas Agee
In England initiated into the Golden Dawn and Theosophical Society
In USA Initiated into the Rosicrucian Lodge
Knew Crowley, Fortune, Regardie, Waite, and Blavatsky
Quote from the Thesis: “This interest in occult subjects seemed to culminate in his activities in the ‘Coven of the Moon’ in ‘Little Town’, where he could teach this knowledge. Although he did not care to practice ceremonial magic, he considered himself a teacher and researcher in many occult fields. He conducted experiments with a fair degree of success, but this was not his emphasis.”
M.D. at Johns Hopkins in the 40′s, on father’s death returned to town to continue father’s practice, dispensed his own medicines, office and home in same building, two nurses and four office girls, later investigated by the DEA.
Coven formed in 1963 under urging of head nurse “J”.
On questioning individuals he seems to have been pushed into High Priest position to please his girls, charter for coven in 1967, although HPS should be leader actually
on mountaintop he’d retire to at times, his house/office in town being the center of activity in Wapwallopen, which was open to all as was the library also. Santee was the leader, instructed approximately 50 people during his Priesthood.
Believed he was a witch, but didn’t believe in spirits because he never saw any, held a belief in a Universal Force he presumed to be God, felt that explanations of the psychic were in the individual instead of from outside forces, believed the Magick of Wicca is centered in male/female polarity, he was both social and solitary, he kept his thoughts and feelings to himself, kept his anger hidden, owned another house

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All writings above are from “A History of Dr. Frederick LaMotte Santee and the Coven of the Catta” Available at Lulu.com as an inexpensive paperback or as a free PDF download. All you have to do is register and you do Not need to give them yr cc#. The previous book is also combined in the longer “Coven of the Catta Elders and History Unique Ritual Practices and Spells”.  Both are Copyright GLHoke 2014, The Harvard Yearbooks, and personal communications with Lady Phoebe Athene Nimue and other sources which choose to remain secret.  All Rights Reserved.

The Spiritual Dignity of Witchcraft

Blau Stern Schwarz Schlonge:

Excellent points Rick. And i am going to do a very RARE thing, reblog this Not to my Magicke in general BSSS page but to the COC coven page and then the COC FB page. This feels good especially in light of our recent fight, already fought and won by others in the State of PA, for witch clergy to Legally Marry people. BB. Lee / Shawnus

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Those who follow the path of Witchcraft have every right to hold their heads up high, (whether they practice openly or discreetly), and be proud of who they are as followers of the oldest religion. Wicca/Witchcraft is legally recognized by the U. S. Government as a religion, and it’s followers have the same legal rights and protections as those who follow other legally-recognized religions. Those who follow Witchcraft as a spiritual path are worthy of high esteem, respect and dignity. What are the aspects of this path that make it dignified?

1. Witchcraft is a path of personal growth and transformation. This is a path that demands introspection and self-awareness. Witches continously examine their own motives for doing magick and casting spells, seeking only the highest good so that no harm comes to anyone. They are on a life-long quest to develop their magickal gifts and skills so that they…

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Featuring COC 0* Probationers Who are Going to Make It to Initiation – Soror Lutera and Frater Aren

A few weeks ago I put out a document called Coven of the Catta Contacts in which i listed Everyone in the COC, their pictures, their degrees, their spiritual interests and their crafty talents. I emailed this to some Initiates and snail mailed it to others and also posted it on the closed Coven of the Catta Facebook page deep in the inner COC group page. But I thought i would publish in separate posts here just the basics of various Initiates and Probationers who are going to make it to the finish line, editing out their real names, pictures, and even reducing their full Witch names to initials since this is a public Blog. Then i will reblog it to the COC FB page again.

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Frater A Probationer 0* COC

I was introduced to him online back years ago when i was first on FB by a lady up in northern PA who was a patient of Dr Santee. She thought we would synch with each other, and we have. He is my first Long Distance student and we email daily and talk at a set time once a week and even more so now. He has worked hard to make his tools and learn the rituals which he practices even more diligently than i do, from the Book. Due to his long distance away in FLA we will initiate him into several degrees at one time when he can break away to fly up here. We all cherish him dearly and cannot wait to meet him face to face.

Witch-Craft Skills – learned Gardnerian Witchcraft from his first teacher lady L and a Probationer for well over a year now with the COC. From his teen years onwards he has read Every book ever published on Witchcraft and still had them and has a photographic memory, thus he is the spell-meister for any spell you need, and the librarian who can find anything. He also practices Hoodoo and makes potions, oils and incenses.

He has Perfect Love and Perfect Trust and feel he is a close friend and fellow Witch.

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 Soror L Probationer 0* COC

She lives in NY and is friends with Lady EWH and was in another coven which disbanded when their Magister moved far away. She then asked and was accepted by Lady EWH as a Probationer.She is very hard working and has most of her tools together and once again because of the distance away we will initiate her into her first and second at the same time when the time is right and she can drive down.

Witch-Craft Skills –her Dad was of the Sauk and Fox clans of the Algonquin and her direct lineage is through Black Hawk of the Turtle clan. She was gifted an old shell (found with three other shells in a leather case that was buried long ago) from a clan mother of Lenape tribe. She has received some previous training in a Gardnerian and Laurie Cabot line. Some of her many skills are sewing, herbalism, wine making, cooking, wood land survival and has a Master’s degree in Science.She loves animals and has several dogs, cats and has raised horses.

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Featuring COC 3* HPT PL

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HPT PL 3* Coven of the Catta

I can’t write much about him because he is a very private person. I have known him for decades and he came with us up to rituals at the original Covenstead and then later at Lady PAN’s and Lady AIB’s. Since then he comes to my house a couple times a year due to the distance he lives from me in PA.

He started out in an Old Coven in southern PA that was connected with the lineage from Rehmeyer of the infamous Hex Murders book and movie. I have incorporated some of their practices into ours like the Black Mother Candle balancing the Orange Crown of Success candle, and other practices of a Powwow nature. Later through writing in Theban a note at a local herbal shop, which i could read, we made contact. Lady PAN gave him his first degree and he got his second and third from another lineage when our coven was floundering in the early 1990s, But now he is back home again.

Witch-Craft Skills – BTW training and initiations into the COC and other Gardnerian lineages, powwow learned from his gramma and others, mixing oils and potions and all manner of medicines for the right hand or the left hand, telling the weather by signs and reading omens in the movements of animals. He is a good man and a fellow witch and friend for decades and a powerful presence in rituals. He is one of the few i call a Loyal Friend over these many decades, along with Lady AIB of course.

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Featuring COC 3* High Priestess EWH

A few weeks ago I put out a document called Coven of the Catta Contacts in which i listed Everyone in the COC, their pictures, their degrees, their spiritual interests and their crafty talents. I emailed this to some Initiates and snail mailed it to others and also posted it on the closed Coven of the Catta Facebook page deep in the inner COC group page. But I thought i would publish in separate posts here just the basics of various Initiates and Probationers who are going to make it to the finish line, editing out their real names, pictures, and even reducing their full Witch names to initials since this is a public Blog. Then i will reblog it to the COC FB page again.

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HPS EWH 3* Coven of the Catta

I have known her for several years and she is a dedicated and hard working Witch who lives in PA about a mile from Lady AIB.

Her first degree name is fire and earth, second degree name earth and water and third degree name fire and air.

She first emailed me years ago after i had met her with some others trying to form a coven up there I asked her about her tattoos: and she replied -
“I took the name E when i first went into COC. I’ve always treasured that name, because my father would always tell me that there is an ember smoldering beneath my surface, and then comes the flame lol, J is fine also though. The tree is on my back. Willow, with my daughter’s portrait in the trunk. The branches are going over and in under my shoulder the one limb is going to come out on the side of my arm. I have a pentagram. With maiden mother and crone on the base of my neck and one on my right wrist as well as brooms. My rattle snake on my left arm with its tail in it mouth. and the four elements on it body . and infinity on the body of the snake also. My left leg on the left side of my calf i have the great mother earth. A native turtle. On the right side of my left leg a dragon fly. Representing a dragon after coyote tricked him. So i have a few. The tattoos on the left side of my body help link the spirit with self. and the right side links my human side or people side . with the spirit. and my snake to sorcery and i have room to add more symbols to its body. And the great mother turtle to ground me.”

Witch / Craft Skills – BTW COC training and initiations, Native American path and received some teaching from her late father who had that blood in him and sounds like a bit of a shaman, learning powwow from Dutch Jeff, Hoodoo, being an empathy, cooking, herbalism, oils, crystals, sewing, beading, skrying in many ways, being able to find witchy voodoo stuff at the Surplus market and Michaels etc.

Up here in PA in the Coven of the Catta Lady AIB is our elder HPS and Lady EWH is our acting HPS.

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Witch / Craft Skills – BTW COC training and initiations, Native American path and received some teaching from her late father who had that blood in him and sounds like a bit of a shaman, learning powwow from DJ, Hoodoo, being an empath, cooking, herbalism, oils, crystals, sewing, beading, skrying in many ways, being able to find witchy voodoo stuff at the Surplus market and Michaels etc.

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Featuring COC 3* High Priestess TAU

A few weeks ago I put out a document called Coven of the Catta Contacts in which i listed Everyone in the COC, their pictures, their degrees, their spiritual interests and their crafty talents. I emailed this to some Initiates and snail mailed it to others and also posted it on the closed Coven of the Catta Facebook page deep in the inner COC group page. But I thought i would publish in separate posts here just the basics of various Initiates and Probationers who are going to make it to the finish line, editing out their real names, pictures, and even reducing their full Witch names to initials since this is a public Blog. Then i will reblog it to the COC FB page again.

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HPS TAU 3* Coven of the Catta

I have known Lady TAU for several years and she was dedicated enough to drive the 444 miles up here for her degrees. She is truly dedicated to the lineage of the Coven of the Catta and has a handful of good Probationers down there in NC.

Lady TAU has is of the Coven of the Catta but has formed a branch coven called The Coven of the Hoof Hare and Thorn. She is worshipful of Epona the horse goddess since she lives so close to the ocean. She raises her children and also pygmy goats. She also has lots of tattoos with magickal and family meanings.

She has open gatherings called May Faire and Shadow Harvest and makes the 15 foot tall burning man by herself and hauls it to the event in her truck or now makes it on her property, called Whispering Pines, which is on land owned by her, her mum and her sister so there is lots of room for large private gatherings there.
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Witch / Witch/Craft Skills – Too many to count. She supports herself and her two children with Clayfeather Earthworks in which she has a nice electric fired kiln and makes the most Amazing sculptures and statues, some of which she has gifted to me, and she sells these at Renn Faires and stores and events up and down the east coast. She also does Native American workings having it in her blood and being taught by her ancestors, Hoodoo with all the herbs and spells and potions. tau (2)

Featuring COC 3* High Priestess ANA

A few weeks ago I put out a document called Coven of the Catta Contacts in which i listed Everyone in the COC, their pictures, their degrees, their spiritual interests and their crafty talents. I emailed this to some Initiates and snail mailed it to others and also posted it on the closed Coven of the Catta Facebook page deep in the inner COC group page. But I thought i would publish in separate posts here just the basics of various Initiates  and Probationers who are going to make it to the finish line, editing out their real names, pictures, and even reducing their full Witch names to initials since this is a public Blog. Then i will reblog it to the COC FB page again.

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HPS ANA 3* Coven of the Catta

I have known Lady ANA for decades. i gave her the first degree, P and B her second, and then before she left for Florida i gave her the third degree.

Witch / Craft Skills – She is very good in ritual and does them with Energized Enthusiasm. She knows sewing and can make anything even leather goods as she has a really good heavy duty computerized machine, herbalism, loves nature, has birds and talks with the panthers in her back yard, and she is also involved in Vodoun especial with Santa Sima La Muerte.She has practiced mostly as a solitary since moving down there but her desire is to find some good students and pass on the lineage and in all good time this Will happen.

She was never up at the original covenstead for rituals but we would go to Lady Alsace’s where they were held after Lady Phoebe passed and access to the original temple was closed to the Coven due to change in ownership of the buildings.

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As a footnote i want everyone to know that P and I and Lady AIB revived that temple and i repainted the circles and then in the end i ritually took down that temple and encapsulated it into what is called in Tibetan Buddhism a sky terma to carry with me to wherever we met for rituals. The circles are still on the floor as I have seen them in the past two years after talking my way in for about 30 minutes with the present owner who is sick of “Santee tourists” and ghost hunters and outright thieves.

An Allegoric Pictographic Tale of the Wanderings and Reincarnations of the Witch Cats Bast and her Daughter Bastet From Egypt to Pennsylvania

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An Allegoric Pictographic Tale of the Wanderings and Reincarnations of the Witch Cats Bast and her Daughter Bastet From Egypt to Pennsylvania

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This is pictural and allegorical tale of the wanderings of Bastet daughter of the Goddess Bast from Egypt to Pennsylvania. Most people will not “get it” but those who have eyes to see and know our Coven from beginning to now may be able to not only understand it but read between the lines….. Those who have Cat’s eyes to see will see in the dark …..

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Back in Egypt Bast was worshiped as a feline deity. I was a cat at times and at other times a Priestess of Bast. My Lover was another Priest who had once been a canine and then a Priest of Anubis. Now we were both sworn to be virgins in our temples, but Love won over all. Thus he and i began out journey out of Egypt.

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After thousands of years some New Gods appeared supported by one powerful short lived Pharaoh who believed in only One God, the Sun Aten, and he denigrated the worship of the Old Gods, those of us with animal heads and such. He thought us inferior to the Sun when in fact we all came originally from the Stars beyond the Sun, having landed in our space fairing vehicles many times to teach, to gather DNA, to mate and then to leave. Many times did this happen.

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Eventually the Old and New Kingdoms fell to powerful empires from around the Mediterranean. But out religion in the form of Hermeticism was carried back with them so that the Goddess Isis and others were still worshiped under different names around what is now called the Middle East and and Southern Europe. Soon the Religions of the Book came to be accepted by most.

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They even killed one of their Gods Yeshua, but he was not dead but escaped from Palestine with his wife Mariam on a boat across the sea to the South of France. I, a little black kitten, having gotten separated from my Mother Bast, stowed away on their boat. Later when Mariam had Sarah she adopted me as her pet and we lived many long years there where the Romani, then called Gypsies, worshiped Black Sarah and I sat at her feet as Bastet the daughter of the Great Goddess Bast.

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Over hundreds of years I as Bastet was reborn against and again within the womb of my reincarnated Mother Bast. We survived the plagues and the Inquisitions where black cats were burned with our Witch owners. We traveled with the Gypsies or Romani through Eastern and Western Europe learning many things from various Alchemists, Magickians and Witches.

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One part of our family judged onto the boats heaved from France to the island of Haiti and then on to New Orleans in the late 1700s with what royalty had kept their heads. Once again we had to watch out for those seeking black cat bones live from the living though most used our bones once dead as we were buried with the skulls and bones of our owners then dug up for Vodoun ceremonies.

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Another part of our family stayed on the SE coast of France we were there with the coven members of Le Dragon Rouge in the Gorge du Loup. Yes, we learned to get along with the wolves, because long ago we had gotten along with Anubis.

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We eventually ended up in Old England and with the Gypsies of the New Forest. where we met the old cunning men and women. We ran into the old members of the Coven of the Horsa. Once day a lady named Sybil with flaming white hair entered our circle of caravans and even though she had a big black Raven, Mr Hotfoot Jackson, as her familiar, she adopted me as a little kitten Bastet and Hotfoot had to be trained to not eat me!

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Eventually Dame Leek along with Hotfoot Jackson traveled to America and made a stop in the sleepy little town of Wapwallopen Pennsylvania where dwelt our cousins already in the families of a Dr Santee and Lady PAN whose houses and libraries were full of loved cats.

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There  Dame Leek initiated them and they called themselves the Coven of the Catta. And that is the story of how Bast and Bastet came from Ancient Egypt, up through the Middle East and Europe, to France, to England, part of our clan going to Haiti and New Orleans, and from England to Pennsylvania.

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Now Bastet has Catta Coveners in PA, NY, NC and FLA. See how we have thrived, as proliferate as a fertile litter of cats! Some of us have mated with Amish cats from the North and Siamese cats from the East and Amish cats from the North and Panthers from the South and Mountain Lions from the West.

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the haunted tv altar snapshot

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demon cat

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But unfortunately in some obscure crime infested towns the pedigree has, shall we say, degenerated and there are other animals dressed in Cat’s clothing. But, it is what it is…. What can one do?……

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marty feldman in the temple

demon in the burn barrel

devils footprints

hanging templar sword

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Black Bottle Hanging Ghede

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As Good Ole Doc Santee had painted above the Covenstead Door in the Original Coven of Bastet

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(WARNING – This blog post contains ONE image of a cartoon of a sexual nature of Anubis and Bastet so i have to list it as NSFW and 18+ only please. DISCLAIMER – I do not know the source of these pictures which are in old and new files though many are Copyright 2014 GLHoke and many are from Tumblr and other sources)