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Tell Me About It

"If the Craft has any failings at all as a religion, it's that it doesn't really do a very good job of taking people through the absolute gut-crunching worst that Life can do. The Lady's mercy was a consolation to me, but I'd be damned hesitant about offering the joys of the Summerland to a mother whose child had just been killed by a drunk driver. People tend to forget that the Craft is the newest religion, as well as the oldest. Maybe it's just that the human race has gotten arrogant enough that the phrase "It's God's will, it's for the best," isn't good enough anymore. Maybe it's never been good enough and we're just admitting it now. Or maybe the Lady shows Her true face now, as ever, only to those who can manage their lives without a convenient god to blame. I don't know. Ask me in fifty years when the Craft starts building churches."

- Rosemary Edghill Speak Daggers To Her

Witchcraft Drinking Game

Every time a "traditional witchcraft" book starts out with "This is totes not Wicca omglol"
*take a shot*
Every time someone claims to practice some pre-Gardnerian form of Witchcraft but they can't cite any sources/people that predate Gardner
*take a shot*
For every mention of Isobel Gowdie, familiar spirits, toad bone rites, flying ointments or anything Cornish
*take a shot*
For every tradition of "traditional non-Wiccan witchcraft" that has God/Goddess/polytheism, eight seasonal holidays that are called sabbats, circles, full moon esbats, quarter calls, four elements, magic, and the same working tools mentioned in every Wicca book ever but oooh we have a stang omg totes traditional
*drink a gallon of the liquor of your choice*
At that point, you'll be able to successfully deal with other Witches or be too drunk to care or continue living.

Isn't Witchcraft fun?