Eclecticism

There is a difference between doing whatever you want willy-nilly without knowing the reason behind the action and not doing something because it makes you uncomfortable. If you don’t understand the difference between those two things then you have no business practicing witchcraft.

A thought about Wicca, neo-wicca, witchcraft, and Scott Cunningham being the first one to offer eclecticism as an option for wicca. We wouldn’t have as much access today to meatier books and authors without the larger attention the subject is afforded now because of him. Everyone who doesn’t understand the initial point can just be ignored and used as a misdirection in terms of what it is all about.

A bit of a dream combined with a bit of insight.

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Differences between Luciferian and Sabbatic Witchcraft

Luciferian Witchcraft

…it is the cult of Lucifer, which means “Light Bearer”, who is deity of intelligence, knowledge, wisdom, fire, and divine inspiration. Neither feminine nor masculine, but both at the same time with Lucifer being the masculine aspect and Lilith the feminine.  Lucifer is synonymous with Venus, the “Morning Star”. He/she is the torch-bearer, the bringer of fire and therefore the bringer of knowledge…

…the deity is usually divided into the feminine and masculine, worshipping (sic) Lilith as Queen of the Underworld and Moon Goddess with her harpy features belonging to the creatures of the underworld and worshipping (sic)  Lucifer as the Lord of Light and Cunning Father, as the crooked one with the blinding torch of illumination between his horns. They are the mother and father of the witch, granting their followers with the arcane knowledge of the moon and the fire of wisdom found within us – the spark, the spirit, the ancient soul.

Sabbatic Witchcraft

Sabbatic Witchcraft as a path within Traditional Witchcraft is an unintentional byproduct of Andrew Chumbley’s tradition, the Cultus Sabbati.  His writings inspired a whole new generation of witches as well as the magic they practice, those witches who are influenced not only by Chumbley, but also by Robert Cochrane, Nigel Jackson, Nigel Pennick, Michael Howard, and Robin Artisson. Witches who are not members of the Cultus Sabbati, but identify with the group’s beliefs and practices label their path as “Sabbatic Witchcraft”.

According to Chumbley, Sabbatic Witchcraft “describes the way in which elements of witch-lore, Sabbath mythology and imagery were being employed in the cunning-craft tradition into which I was originally inducted”. Some of Chumbley’s occult influences included Austin Osman Spare, Kenneth Grant, Robert Cochrane, Paul Huson, as well as ancient and modern grimoire authors. Magical systems that inspired him included Chaos magic, Ceremonial magic, Hermeticism, Thelema, Goetia, Golden Dawn, Enochian magic and the Kabbalah. Some people believe that he created Sabbatic Craft based on these influences while others believe that he was a genuine initiate of traditional witchcraft.

via Sarah Anne Lawless