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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Go Vote; It's A Lovely Way To Cast A Spell


Deborah Oak explains something v. important about magic:

And when I say praying, I mean that thing we witches do of interfacing with the elements and the Mysterious Ones and asking for the energies of life to come into alignment with our vision or will. I’ve learned by experience to be both specific and broad in my spellcasting. What I truly want is neither Obama or Hilary, it’s healthcare for all, peace on earth, everyone fed, a sustainable relationship with nature, and a graceful transformation from empire to a collaborative nation amongst collaborative nations.

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Hillary Clinton and I do hope that, in the end, she's the nominee. I think she'll do a better job than Barack Obama will do at this stage in his life. But Deborah does a v. good job of reminding all of us caught up in primary fever what it's really all about. It's really all about

*healthcare for all

*peace on earth

*everyone fed

*a sustainable relationgship with nature

* a graceful transformation from empire to a collaborative nation amongst collaborative nations.

The wonderful news, and it is truly, transformatively wonderful, is that the Democratic nominee will be, and the next president of the United States may very well be, a woman or an African American. Both groups have been too long denied the job.

Now, those suffragettes didn't endure force feedings, beatings, and riducule all of those years so you could sit home and not vote. Go vote in honor of your great grandmother who wasn't allowed. Carry your ancesstress with you into the voting booth. It's a lovely way to "interfac[e] with the elements and the Mysterious Ones and ask[] for the energies of life to come into alignment with [y]our vision or will.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Hecate--reading this made me get teary-eyed, I so much want these same things.

jawbone

Jen said...

Have you read Robin Morgan's take on the Hillary/Obama race? http://www.womensmediacenter.com/ex/020108.html

Jen

Nora said...

Hecate, I love your writing, but I have one tiny gripe. They were Suffragists, not Suffragettes. The whole "suffragette" thing was a sneer the media of the time used to belittle women fighting for the vote. They called themselves Suffragists.