The witch’s God has been denied! In His many masks He has been debased,
despised, and relegated to a power of evil by a sub- jugative regime that
reviles passion and individuality. You see, our God’s presence in earlier
cultures was such a threat to the wiles of the church, simply because of His
potency, that they had to formulate their devil (circa sixteenth century) in
His likeness in an attempt to staunch His influence and deride His people.
He is the Lord of the Dance, and His ways are wild and bountiful. He is Lord
of the Hunt; King Stag; the Green Man, Lord of the Forests; King of the
Land, and Lord of the Underworld; Warrior, Enchanter, and Wild Thing-not
concepts of God that the missionaries of the church wished to see revered in
the hearts of the people they sought to convert and conquer!
To different cultures, He was known as the bull, the stag, the lion, the
bear, the eagle, and the ram. He is named Dionysis, Osiris, Dumuzi, Heme,
Apollo, Cu Chulainn, Aengus Og, Yeheshuah, Baphomet, Cernunnos,
Llugh, Lucifer, Zeus, Baal, Shamash, Shaitan, Odin, Thor, and Pan. He is
Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, Gwidion, Galahad, and most definitely, Robin
Hood! Many of the planets are allotted one of His many names. Most of the
days of the week are named for Him. He is known as the Lord of Life and
the Lord of Death, is both the good guy and the bad guy, defender and
What is life but all these things? Even in the Christian legends, Jesus is
known as “first star of the evening.” Lucifer is considered the Morning Star;
but that’s Venus! It’s all one light! Venus is also the Goddess, whether as
Stellar Mans or Mari Lucifer.
As Dion Fortune wrote, “All Gods are one God, all Goddesses are one
Goddess and there is but one initiator.” So, it is so.
He is consort, brother, son, ally, and enemy of women, and He is the
archetype of all men. Sometimes I figure that’s why so many seem so lost-it
is powerful for the spirit to recognize oneself in the archetype of the divine.
The images presented to humanity by monotheists can never be identified
with the eversorrowful, lustless mother/virgin, the ever-meek, ever-so-perfect, sacrificial lamb, despite that, at the source, these two are
Goddess and God!