I almost cancelled a doctor’s appointment earlier because I just couldn’t face the penetrating cold. But I went but it was a relief to get onto a warm bus. And it was nice and warm inside too so I didn’t mind waiting a bit. Nothing serious you’ll all be pleased to hear (with maybe 2 or 3 exceptions!) just an embedded splinter I got from a slight fall in the kitchen. I got one out but there was another one there and because it was on my head, I couldn’t really see what I was doing! She didn’t mention smoking this time (maybe felt a little sorry for me!), but I know its up there on the screen. Small operation; a complete success. Who said witches never need doctors?!
It was nice to get back indoors anyway. I brought a kebab back with me as passing the shop made me suddenly feel hungry. Actually, I nearly didn’t but I realised that I hadn’t eaten for over two days so I made myself buy one. Strange thing food. I’m just one of those people who can’t eat if I don’t feel hungry. It never really affects me at all, and certainly never applies to the beer! In fact, it’s the opposite. I think I learned about the relative unimportance of food back in the 1960’s. That is, to only eat when the body tells you to and never out of habit. I certainly put this into prolonged practice in 1976. In fact this training sustained me for over seven weeks without a thing to eat with no effects whatsoever except weight loss.
Anyway, enough of this about health! It’s a subject that’s never really bothered me.
Apart from the usual book orders, I got one interesting letter this morning. From a male for a change!). Some guy said he was researching a project on anthropology, and was very interested in my views that Wicca was part of an ancient Knowledge System that predated early Christianity by many thousands of years. He’d come across an article I’d written called “Wicca – the Lost Age” and wanted to interview me about it. I shall tell him I’ll have to think about it It is true that I’m no longer involved in Wicca; but then that article was first written in 1973. And I still hold to the view that this is in fact the case. My non-involvement for over 25 years in this respect does not affect the historical view I have always put forward.
But I am aware that it is a touchy subject. When I was writing a couple of years ago on “Pentacle’s” Forum, it certainly ‘ruffled a few feathers’! I seem to have a habit of doing that. Its not deliberate and quite frankly I don’t care whether people believe me or not. Well, some of you may recall what happened on James Randi!
Anyway, regarding the proposal, I will just have to think about it. We’ll see.
For the moment,