“The Witch’s Kettle” Newspaper Column 1970-1972
by Lady Phoebe Athene Nimue
(aka “Patience” in the column)
High Priestess of the Coven of the Catta
A local newspaper, then called the Berwick Enterprise, now the Press Enterprise, published a weekly column called The Witch’s Kettle from 1970 through 1972. These were written by the High Priestess of the Coven of the Catta, Lady Phoebe Athene Nimue, in Wapwallopen PA. She wrote this column under the pen name of “Patience”.
These newspaper clippings were saved by a “JC”. who was friends with her and Dr. Frederick LaMotte Santee during his college studies and the writing of his Master’s thesis, and who has graciously shared them with me and the Coven.
There are a total of 122 articles written and I have saved these to a PDF file which is just for coven members, but I am posting here some of the more interesting ones. The original newspaper articles were cut out, photocopied, scanned and then manipulated to look as clear as possible, so you may have to download them to view them better.
I have permission to publish these from the Press Enterprise as long as I add the disclaimer: “Reproduced by permission of Press Enterprise, Inc. No endorsement implied”. And like I said in a previous post, how amazing is it that back in the early 1970s that a local newspaper could publish something about witchcraft written by a witch without the business being burned down by fundies like it probably would be nowadays.
Shawnus Merlin Belarion 3rd* High Priest of the Coven of the Catta