THE WONDERFUL WITCHES OF PRE-CHRISTIAN EUROPE
Hello my friends! I hope you are happy and healthy! The bit below is too much fun and also too historically important to shave down. But in the interest of not turning off our beloved short attention span friends, it will be split into a Part One this week and a Part Two next week—each containing 1000 words or less. The information given me by the beautiful young witch described within seems, according to my little bit of additional research, to be historically accurate. Thank you for reading, and thank you for clicking the backlinks. Be well. Love, Tenzin ***p.s. As always, if you find these weekly bits bothersome, let me know and I’ll stop sending them to you. If you find the reading at all enjoyable, please—it literally takes only seconds—click one or more or all of the highlighted backlinks following this paragraph. This simple process is completely without risk, cost, or difficulty. All it does is bring you to the site that is highlighted. Each click is a big help in pushing Fearless Puppy up in the Google rankings. Whether you browse the sites or close the windows immediately, your help has been delivered when you click. Thank you! FEARLESS PUPPY WEBSITE BLOG FEARLESS PUPPY ON AMERICAN ROAD/AMAZON PAGE REINCARNATION THROUGH COMMON SENSE/AMAZON PAGE FEARLESS WEBSITE The Wonderful Witches of Pre-Christian Europe—Part 1 Are you descended from Europeans? If so, there are a few things about your background that you may not know. One is that although you think of your ancestors as coming from a nation, they (and therefore you) originally belonged to a tribe. Just like the Native Americans, Africans, Asians, and everyone else on the planet, Europeans were all originally clustered into small distinct tribal groups. Another thing you may not know about your background is that greedy, power-lusting marauders disguised as the servants of a perverse version of Christianity portrayed your very ancestors and their tribes as the distorted legend that history now calls “witches.” Witches are usually depicted as wart-ridden, bitter old ladies that like to dress in black and boil children in cauldrons. The one who picked me up hitchhiking didn’t fit the bill. Methuselah, as she formally introduced herself, was a self-proclaimed witch. She possessed the physical attributes of a beauty queen, the infectious smile and happy glow of a leprechaun, and the vocal quality of a dulcimer. This was one very sweet woman. Her bumper sticker read, “My other car is a broom.” Meta’s (her nickname) vehicle smelled like an herb garden and resembled an altar. Dried plants and assorted amulets hung everywhere they could do so without blocking visibility. There were too many to count. Fragrances of Lavender and Rose owned the atmosphere. Christian crosses, Mother Mary amulets, Jewish stars, Buddhist and Hindu deities, and Pentagrams galore wove themselves between the plant matter as best they could. The entire ceiling and walls of the automobile were completely covered. We had an immediate kinship and no trouble getting into a conversation. Anyone good enough to let a stranger into his or her car is usually pleasant and friendly. Meta was even more so. The atmosphere felt comfortable enough for me to ask her a question that had always puzzled me. “Since you know a lot about this kind of thing, maybe you can help clear something up for me.” Meta’s incredible body was covered by a raggedly hemmed gypsy dress. A lock of silken blonde hair swung away from her eyes as she turned to respond. A radiant smile absolutely lit up her already beautiful face. It was a perfectly innocent, unpremeditated movement. It was also the most sensual movement (from the neck up) that I’ve ever seen a woman make. Without trying to be sexy and in a completely unaffected manner, Meta generated more heat than any fully clothed woman should be able to inspire. It took a few seconds before my distraction repaired itself enough for me to remember my question. “If Jesus supposedly walked on water, healed lepers, turned water into wine, and performed all sorts of other acts of what most folks would call magic and miracle, then why are so many people today either scared or dismissive of things like benevolent magic, miracles, witches, sorcerers, and wizards?” The young lady screwed up one side of her face and gave her head a few somber nods as she began to answer. “There is a very sad and true history that will answer your question, perhaps more thoroughly than you’d like. Have you heard the old expression, ‘God is Love and I love God, but some of His followers scare the shit out of me?” My nod told her that I had indeed heard, thought, and spoken similar statements many times. “Well, this is a case where that expression applies strongly. Pre-Christian Europe was a tribal, matriarchal society of natural beauty. That period is addressed in history books as the Dark Ages only because history is a liar. Winners of battles write history. In the conquest of territory, it is often the most barbaric elements of humanity that succeed. That barbarism needs to justify itself to posterity in order to preserve social order and public compliance, and so they distort history to support their actions. “This dishonesty has always turned out to be as shortsighted an approach as the barbarism that spawned it. A society (just like a house or any structure), if built on a foundation of bullshit, faces inevitable collapse. The truth of the situation is that the so-called Holy Roman Empire marched roughshod over tribal Europe. They had a little help finishing the job. In the later part of the process, as the Roman empire’s power waned, fledgling nation-states that they had Catholicized completed the decimation. Good people were slaughtered and their land stolen behind the banner statement that they were godless, evil savages. This was done as brutally to the people of Pre-Christian Europe as it was to the indigenous folk of what we call the Pre-Columbian Americas. Many modern people have since come to realize the great spiritual gravity, beauty, and comparative sanity of those Pre-Christian European and Pre-Columbian American cultures. Many scholars are scrambling to regain ancient knowledge that we spent several centuries and so much effort destroying!” My enchanting hostess took a deep breath in order to gather her composure and continued. “Had Hitler won World War Two there would not be any holocaust museums and remembrances. The Nazis would have written the history books. Many foul occurrences would have been made out to be acts of God ridding the world of Jew-demons—or something just as sick. “Such was the case during the age of Pre-Christian Europe. For centuries, tribal cultures with a religious respect for nature had flourished on their own terms. In the Middle Ages, long after the Romans had beaten the Christ out of Christianity, the invasion took place. If judged by the percentage of the population murdered, it was arguably the worst genocidal holocaust in human history. “Jesus himself would have had a lot more in common with the victims of most holocausts than with the invaders that usurped his name without listening to his message. The whole dynamic in Pre-Christian Europe was very similar to that of 1930s and 40s Europe. Adolf Hitler’s so-called-but-not-at-all Christian nation’s crusade would certainly have baked our Lord and Savior. It is just as obvious that any Son of God whose father created Nature would have had a lot more in common with the Native American as well as the Native European tribal peoples than he would have had with the self-proclaimed ‘Christians’ that butchered them. Native folks throughout history have always lived in cooperative accord with Nature. Invaders almost always have the fatally flawed belief that they can subjugate it.” Meta being such a Christian and such a Witch at the same time was stretching my brain a little bit. That is a very unusual combination of creeds! The potent emotional conviction of her speech was stretching my brain even more. Her eyes moistened and there was a slight quiver developing in her lower lip. Meta wasn't just repeating a bit of history. She broadcast the tone and showed the emotion of a crime victim testifying in court. End of Part 1 /// Part 2 Next week Many thanks to our wonderful friends at Pema Boutique Hotel for their help and support. ***The books Fearless Puppy On American Road and Reincarnation Through Common Sense by this same author are also available through Amazon or the Fearless Puppy website, where there are sample chapters from those books. Entertaining TV/radio interviews with and newspaper articles about the author are also available there. 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