We Witches, Buddhists and Shaivite Shaki Tantrikas Welcome GBLT Marriage in Pennsylvania and I as a HPT of the COC have offered to help Legally Marry Anyone who wants to be joined in Sacred Union

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All Unions Are Sacred

Hello my fellow bloggers. Yes i am still alive though i have not liked or commented on about 200 posts of yours i am behind on now d/t getting the ceiling painted, moving all my altars, hell might as well clean and rearrange them all, having my cellar waterproofed, wonderful job but they broke the line to the full oil tank thus clean up crews, DEP and EPA involved, very complicated, trying to put house together, working on new cabin, yard looks like a farmers field, Jeep inside and out looks like it has been through WWII etc etc etc……

Anyway, in for those living on another planet the conservative State of Pennsylvania passed a yes vote on legal GBLT marriage, conservative parts of the Legislature tried to block it, a Judge said it is legal, and the conservative Catholic on his way out Govenernor says…

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“Snakehenge” – The Coven of the Catta’s Outide Temple

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I know i have posted pictures of the Coven of the Catta’s outside standing stone temple before, but thought in light of recent events where some workers I had do some work here have to cross that area to get to a job they need to clean up. Let’s just say the PA DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) and the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) are involved and i don’t want anyone who is doing this clean-up walking through our Sacred Temple. It would be the same as someone spray painting a swastika on a synagogue or a bum breaking into a church and eating communion wafers. And the one DEP geologist, when in college, had friends who were witches who had a small independent group who met for Sabats and he said he had been to a Beltane and Samhain ritual, so he understands where I am coming from. He is going to be here for the clean-up and is going to put yellow caution tape all around Snakehenge so the clean-up crew knows to not walk, which does leave them a small but big enough path to do their job.

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Enough of that, here are All of the pics i have of Snakehenge from its building to pre and post rituals. I am very tired so am not even gong to label them as i want this posted ASAP because everyone here today has my card with this blog address on it, so time is of the essence, and timing is everything.

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Enjoy and Blessed Be.Shawnus Merlin Santee Belarion Ferrisstar Zaxon 3* HPT COC.

Changes in what this HPT does in the COC – Part Two

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This post, and the previous one, which no one seemed to have read except a good blogger friend in the Europe, but no one who is in this coven seems to have noticed or commented. Whatever…..

Anyway, for over three decades i have done the rituals in our circles the Exact way i was taught by Lady Phoebe Exactly like they were copied from her BOSs into mine. When i do rituals on my own, not in group, i add a few things here and there. But now for me though i still consider myself and our wide spread East Coast Probationers and Third Degrees to still be the Coven of the Catta, because me, Lady Alsace and Dutch Jeff are the Only surviving members of the Original COC at the Covenstead at Dr Santee’s library in Wapwallopen PA.

Well, it is time for the next phase at least for me. Everything will remain the same regarding the COC and how the thirds run the rituals and how the probationers are trained.

For me in my rituals alone i do the basics of the rituals as given me, but take the poetic license to add some other flavours like maybe some Vodoun, Hoodoo, Powwow, maybe some stuff from Gradnerian or Alexandrian rituals, and what little skill i have in Native American practices, which are becoming more and more prominent in my life.

If you go back before Lady Phoebe was initiated into the BTW by Dame Sybil Leek, she practices what she read in books of Gardner, Valiente,

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Coven of the Catta post 1967 after Sybil Leek’s initiation of Merlin and Lady PAN

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 Coven of the Catta 1981 to 2005 when PH and GLH arrived and over the next 8 years learned from Lady PAN and led the rituals as written in her BOS

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Coven of the Catta rituals held at Lady Alsace Isa Biei’s just before and since Lady Phoebe Athene Nimue passed away.

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Coven of the Catta at Shawnus’ outside Snakehenge

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Coven of the Catta in Shawnus upstairs temple with Lady Ember Willow Hawk, Shawnus Merlin Santee Belarion Ferrisstar Zaxon and Lady Alsace Isa Brie all 3* HPS/HPTs

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My loyal High Priestess of 31 years, raised an “Aussie bush baby” playing with the lizards and snakes. Loyal through thick and thin. A heart of silver. A will of steel. A tongue of a bard. Sharp of whit and pun.Always carries her sharp athame. Not a woman to get in a verbal fight with. Excellent traditional English cook and baker. Always by my side in the old Covenstead and the new one. An English gardener who tends her oriental gates and medicine wheels of flowers and herbs from sunrise to sunset. May she live to be 111 years old.

So …… for 33 years i have done the rituals as Lady PAN had them in her BOSs copied into my own BOSs. Me, Lady AIB and Lord Phoenix Lucan are the Only living members of the original COC who met at the Covenstead.

Lady PAN in spirit has given me the go ahead to expand the COC both backwards to its roots in the powwow and AmerIndian walk that she did before initiated into the BTW by Sybil Leek through Dr Santee. His side of the lineage has been mostly ignored, and they include his initiations into the Golden Dawn, OTO, and Covens in England, Germany just before the war, France, Italy, and Northern Africa (Morocco or Algeria then).

It is my Will and my leaning and my desire to expand the coven back to its Continental roots including German Powwow, French  and Native American shamanism, and forwards beyond Crowley to the system of Frater Belarion and Frater Kenneth Grant into Stellar Magickes connected for me with the star system of Sirius A and especially Sirius B and the planet RPSTOVAL into the Aeon of Hrumachis / Heru-Ra-Ha / Harpocrates, the double wanded one of the two horizons who has the heads of both Osiris and Set. Thusly Bastet of the COC lineage will be conjoined with Anubis of the Gnosticke Hermetic systems that existed in pre AH greater Germany. I am already using the runes and German in my powwow with help from my Probationer Frater Lucibel who is proficient in High and Low German and PA Dutch, and with more help from Dutch Jeff aka Lord Phoenix Lucan who has taught me and is teaching me Everything that is normally passed across he genders but he said that was a ploy so the men passed on and the women passed on their knowledge.

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The COC always used as their Goddess – Diana (Roman and Greek Artemis ) and Astarte (Greek for the Assyrian, Akkadian, Babylonian Semitic Goddess Ishtar).. So we have the White Virgin Goddess and the Red Fertility Goddess, So where and who is the Dark Crone Goddess? Well, for me and many others it is the Goddess Hekate (Greek). My vote is for our two Goddesses to become the triple Goddess Diana-Astarte-Hekate.

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The COC always used as their Gods – Pan (Greek) and Faunus (Roman), which are the same Gods. I have always had an attraction for Kernunnos, or Cernunnos (Celtic) who is similar to the very old native Indian Pashupati the wild pagan predecessor of Lord Lakulish the 28th reincarnation or Shiva   into whose lineage i am initiated. Through my Thelemic, OTO and Templar workings i am also attracted to Baphometus the spelling of Baphomet that Soror Ayizan uses. For me Faunus is the more rustic God of Nature, Kernunnos is the shaman and Baphometus is the hermaphroditic combination of many gods that open the gateways to the other side, thus my Gods are Faunus-Kernunnos-Baphometus.

I continue to practice Tibetan Buddhism and Hindu Naga puja.

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Nagarjuna of the Madyamika school of Vajrayana receiving hidden terma teachings from the Nagas/Naginis

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My patron deity Avalokitesvara aka Chenresig the Bodhisattva of Compassion whose mantra is Om Mani Padme Hum

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I continue to practice Thelema and some of Crowley’s OTO style rituals.

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I continue to practice the Path of the Man in Black, the Magister, as me and most of my friends did in the past when we escaped beheading France for the Caribbean and then to NOLA. I remember being the head of an occult yet political group and having to escape on a boat leaving my friend aand compatriots behind to fend for themselves, assays a point of guilt. Then from Santo Domingo i moved to New Orleans where i set up practice as a pharmacist, and much more. I was a defrocked priest before this, and most of the stories of French Satanism are true. We were “The Poisoners”.

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I continue to work with the Nephilim.from Metatron to Zazel to Semjaza to Samael

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I continue to practice Voudoun and Hoodo in my own Appalachian Powwow and Haitian Voudoun way, with a touch of Palo Mayombe (no animal sacrifices, just my own blood and semem)

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And i continue in my learning Powwow from DJ who learned it from his ancestors and a Coven in southern PA connected with Rehmeier, black Mother candle, “the Burner”….

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I continue my workings with my Star Goddess connected with Sirius-B who is very similar to Billy Meier’s Semjasa

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Anubis 1 I continue my Kemetic rituals as an initiated priest of the Cult of Anubis, initiated by an AEgyptian lady from Philly decades ago who painted him for me on papyrus Bastet green And of course Bastet, the patron Goddess/Lwa/Totem/Familiar  of our Coven

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And i work with and honour the local Fey and Nagas and Naginis

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Indian Serpent Deities

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And of course the Native American spirits who are teeming in these woods, especially my own Indian spirit guide and others.

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I have also been going to Mass at the local St Bernadette Catholic church dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes whose feast date is my birth date. I always loved her because she is a primal earth water Goddess coming out of a cave like Persephone, which the Catholics set up as a form of Mary in the mid to late 1800s when the Rationalist Humanist movements were making Catholicism passe. I like Father John, who is like an Italian grandfather figure and could care less i am a Buddhist and a Witch and says “God loves and forgives everyone”. I also like the formal liturgy they do, singing the Mass, which i understand is nor normal after Vatican II. And i like the congregation which is mostly 30-40 somethings with children and a smattering of older people. Absolutely no one there has tried to proselyte or convert me. One of the older men i have sat beside by sheer chance now and he explains everything to me. I swear the ritual is almost exactly like the Coven of the Catta’s ritual. So the Catholics stole from the pagan Greeks and Romans and Hermetic Egyptians, and then we stole it back. LOL> But last time a seminarian in training as a theologian did the Mass and rather poorly, having to read the text, but when he evoked YHShVH into the host it worked. I of course never take communion as i am a vegetarian and not a vampire cannibal. I was able to talk theology with him for about a half hour in the Confession booth with the divider down, and he was OK at first. I told him i do a QBL cross of Adonai, El Shaddai, Yeshua, Mariam, Solomon. I asked him if he knew those names and amazingly he only knew /Solomon. Amazing. I had him cornered and pinned down then since i have read the whole Bible, and the Koran, Dhamapaddha and most of the huge Ramayana. That’s when he turned. “You know white witchcraft can let demons in” he said, to which i replied “that’s why we use holy salt water like you do and oil on the forehead with a pentagram instead of cross saying ‘Be Thous Blessed Regenerate and Purified so the Spirits will neither Harm Thee nor abide in Thee”. He was Really squirming then. I kinda felt bad for the young pup (maybe 26-40), but not too bad. The next day i realized he is probably one of the hundreds of seminarian priests training to be exorcists as Pope Benedict increased their number a hundred fold. So i may have been his first “Satan demon possessed Witch Priests who can quote scripture as well as the Devil himself!”

Obeissez a vos superieurs

HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE

I know this is more pictures than text, but instead of reading between the lines read between the pixels….. BTW it has taken me almost a week to put this post together, so i hope people don’t just “like” it but make some relevant comments. TY

Some of these photographs are Copyright GLHoke 2014. The rest i have no idea where and when i got them off the www or tumblr so let me know if they are yours.

Blessed Be / 93 / Ave Lucifer Baphometus

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The “Catta” is Growing, Expanding, Evolving and Changing, especially this HPT

 This Priest and Man of Earth has not been posting much of late because i have been Extremely busy both in Malkuth and Kether and in between. I am also, as i recently wrote on the BSSS blog about 3 weeks behind reading your wonderful posts. Maybe some stormy rainy day i will get to those, but will most likely be in the cellar working on various projects on my workbench.

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I wrote already about the bridge collapse and that is mostly fixed except for putting some shingles on the wood so it isn’t so slippery when wet. The Nagas and especially Nagiinis did Not want a bridge over that stream here or they would not have wiped away the first one by flood in 2006 and the second one by snow weight collapse this year.

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Project mostly complete, the “go with the flow” Taoist bridge that washed down attached to a chain i can then wench back into place.

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Some Naginis are Water Withes like this drawing i did decades ago and are most good like the shining Fey of the waters.

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But some others can be rather wrathful like this other drawing i also did back then.

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Then my WV was becoming a money pit so i bought this easily used Jeep which can take me Anywhere.

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Like on all these back roads exploring old buildings, churches, cemeteries and AmerIndian sites.

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 Then the opportunity presented itself to purchase this basically abandoned but in really good shape cabin and another almost acre adjoining my land pf which i am but a caretaker for a time here on earth.This house will be the Coven’s temple with a floor big enough for  out three circles, which i could only do here in a wet basement that furnace cleaners gawked at, lol.

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 My two year old male intruder who tore down all my feeders on my side of the stream. One nice i got within about 30 feet of him as he ate skunk cabbage then he smelled me and took off. I am no fool. he was a lone make cub, not with a mother, and only maybe 150 pounds. I only fear them if they are a female with cubs or over 2.5 years and 300 pounds. i don;t like them down hear because it is too close to the highway. 24 April 2014 (18)

i was born on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes and have always felt her a primal from the cave with the spring Goddess taken over by the Christians. There is a small Catholic church in a nearby town and yes i have been to Mass a couple times though i don’t cannibalize the sacrament. The rituals are So close to the COC rituals. Father John is very nice and knows i am a Buddhist and Witch and listens to me talking about the good and the bad in my life. Don’t worry, not converting, but i see Yeshua and Mariam as forms of the God/ess, which is a Long debate on the blogosphere i am not getting into. It is my own UPG and the completion of a circle for me, even though i was raised Protestant not Catholic, but the former had No female deities.

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Pic above from local church and below from original French shrine.

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Mary (Mariam in Hebrew/Aramaic) in a painting where she is “rescuing” Mary Magdalene as Malkuth fallen.

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Symbolism representing compassion within a Fleur-de-Lis) flag. I have a lot of the French connection from a possible past life as a scribe to St Bernard, whose cross, which is used in exorcisms, i have.

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Got a row of symbol tats, left arm Western initiations.

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Right arm Eastern empowerments. I also got tats of the SATOR square, a fleur-de-lis with Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense (evil to him to evil thinks, Wiki it) and TEMET NOSCE. They are either posted at the BSSS blog or on the limited access COC FB page.

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Lilith and Hekate becoming more prevalent in my magickal life. In fact in my own COC practice i not just Diana (the white) Astarte (the red) but now also Hekate (the black). The original god names taught me were Pan-Faunus, which are the same god. I in my own practice and in some rare COC rituals use Fausus Kernunnos Baphometus.

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Warning – nude drawing of Lilith Dominadora below.

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Classic painting of Lilitu Natini.

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I have re-drawn a full Solomonic circle in the Hex Haus and will be doing rituals there all summer through autumn when it gets too cold in that unheated building..

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Faust sigil from one of Dr Santee’s German Faust Grimoires.

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The most important thing i am going to write here. After over 30 years of asking in general and the last couple years specifically for  a very dangerous technique rarely used which i will not mention the name of.

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In our coven we do a simple self blessing simple personal circle touching forehead “In the Name” touch groin “of the Gddess” right shoulder “Diana” left shoulder “Astarte” touch palms in front then back then front “Protect me in all things”. It is our version of the QBL cross. One can also use the god names of Pan Faunus or like Crowley’s Star Ruby has certain names i decades ago formulated a Star Sapphire, Star Topaz and Star Onyx with other names.

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In the COC we choose a first, second ad third degree name. I chose Shawnus for my first because it is like Faunus but with a SH like the sname totem i have. For my second degree i chose Merlin aka Dr Santee, a tradition other thirds after me have taken up, using one of the names of Dr Santee of Lady Phoebe Athene Nimue. For my this i had a vision in which Ferrisstar (kinda like a stellar Metagron or the wheel within a wheel Ezekiel saw) then that was when i left the COC for a couple years d/t politics but then came back for my third and chose Belarion for my third our of homour of JJ Parsons aka Frater Belarion. Now even though i am our of degrees i have expanded my name to include my first and second choices, therefore i am using Shawnus Merlin Santee Belarion Ferrisstar ZAXON (the latter being my first nagickal name i chose decades ago. Therefore I sign stuff now SMSBFZ.

Me bad Catta Priest….

tumblr_n1ihg4a4Gq1tprcs9o1_500The two drawings of the Naginis copyright 2014 GLHoke. The rest from various unknown sources on the www and from tumblr sites.

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Footnotes

How can a man who is disabled with Meiges syndrome with neck spasms and back surgery do all these physical activities? I very little at a time with a hat, thick sunglasses and a back belt, with prayers and support from my friends, with i think finally the right balance of only one med, and with sheer willpower. so Mote It Be.. But at the end of the day, after working spreading the work out with lots of rest, i collapse w my neck, knees and back into a hot bathtub and a glass or two of burghundy and perhaps once a week a late night glass of absinthe.

How can a many with little money buy all this stuff? Great credit history and frugality and knowledge of how to manipulate the system to get the most for the cheapest.

How can a Witch Buddhist go to Mass? Open mindedness and the desire to meet good people and get closer to the Goddess and complete the big spiral path i am on….