Doc Shiels owlman
The Owl Man
by Jonathan Downes
In April 1976, Tony Shiels, known to many as ‘Doc’ and sometimes as ‘The Wizard of the Western World’ wrote a letter:
“A very weird thing happened over the Easter weekend. A holiday-maker from Preston, Lancs., told me about something his two young daughters had seen … a big, feathered bird-man hovering over the church tower at Mawnan (a village near the mouth of the Helford River).
“The girls (June 12, and Vicky, daughters of Mr Don Melling), were so scared that the family cut their holiday short and went back three days early.
Speaking of Doc Shiels…
And this picture below that I see people posting on Tumblr frequently was taken by Shiels and is a group of witches (one of whom is one of his daughters) attempting to conjure up the Owlman in Mawnan Woods, Cornwall.
The Triune Compass; The Three Rings/ Rite
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Divination, Magic and Communion.
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Life, kindle time.
forgivingtoafault said: I don’t get the whole racist thing. White = light and black = dark.
This is exactly why I said unexamined in my original comment. If you look on further, most often the kinds of “dark” magic are originated from black people’s magic. Dark magic is needed for revolution and to overthrow oppression. Naval gazing white magic doesn’t win any societal advancemens for darkskinned peoples. Anyways, these kinds of examination have to come from within, not from someone else. I hope you do some research and think on it. But ultimately the final understanding and choice to use white and black magic as terms to go with good magic and bad magic is up to you.
I personally prefer Victor Anderson’s take on it: White Magic is love poems to the Goddess, Black Magic is anything that works.
To put it simply any magic for any personal, societal or even personal spiritual gain is all subject to human morals equally and any hierarchy of that is privileging your societies (usually a white institutional societies) mores over anothers (usually a disenfranchised people’s cultures/subcultures). Just as often in history dark magic has been women’s magic, or tribal magic, or low magic of poor people and especially dark skinned people in order to denigrate it and disempower it, while white magic is politically and institutionally endorsed magic.
A more useful distinction would be institutionally sanctioned magic versus revolutionary magic. Whether it be on a personal level of empowering a disempowered person through money, love, and freedom from oppression, or on a group level of taking down a dominant force, revolutionary magic is “black magic” without a moral frowning being put on trying to get out of the ghettos by tooth and nail versus empty hoping.