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by Hank Willow, staff writer.  [December 9, 2001]




[]  Satanic witches are sick and tired of wimpy Wiccans claiming that witches worship peace, love, and nature -- and not Satan! -- whom Wiccans claim was invented by Christians and Jews!

Those are the startling findings found by a team of Weekly Universe correspondents investigating the bizarro world of the occult!

Throughout the 1990s, TV shows like The X-Files, Charmed, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer have preached the Wiccan dogma that witchcraft is an "Old Religion" of "nature worship" -- older than the Bible!

Not true! -- says Satanic scholar Nikolas Schreck.

As recently as the 1960s, most practicing witches were also practicing Satanists! In The Satanic Screen: An Illustrated Guide to the Devil in Cinema, Schreck writes:


"To the contemporary reader, whose idea of a witch may be influenced by the sweetness-and-light Wiccans who have appropriated the word, the dark aesthetic of the '60s witch must be emphasized. Seeing themselves as sisters of Satan, the majority of that era's witches were a far cry from the current Wiccan movement. Just as today's Wiccans are constantly pointing out indignantly that they are not Satanists, the witchcraft movement of the sixties reveled in its romantically diabolical associations."

If Wiccans did "appropriate" -- i.e. steal! -- the word "witch", it's no wonder today's Satanists are spitting hellfire mad at Wiccans!

The Church of Satan's website publishes a Bunco Sheet listing groups that their diabolic disciples are to avoid, including:


"Feminist, Wiccan-oriented, consciousness-raising groups who practice more male-bashing than magic. ... [They] are subject to bitch-fights, petty jealousies, and rivalries.  They are safe havens for small-minded people trying to play head games, preferring the protection of groups rather than really working to apply what [Church of Satan founder] Anton LaVey wrote. ... [I]f you choose to affiliate with any pseudo-Satanic or anti-Satanic groups, you may well find yourself disaffiliated from the Church of Satan." !!!

Satanists also dispute the Wiccan claim that "Satan" was invented by Jews and Christians. The Church of Satan says their dark lord is older even than the Old Testament!

According to the Church of Satan website, Satanism is "dedicated to the acceptance of Man’s true nature -- that of a carnal beast, living in a cosmos which is permeated and motivated by the Dark Force which we call Satan. Over the course of time, Man has called this Force by many names,"

In another of his diabolic books, Flowers From Hell: A Satanic Reader, Nik Schreck gives examples of pre-Biblical Satanic gods:


"Swiss writer Hannes Vatter observed in his 1978 'The Devil In English Literature' that 'the oldest known deity bearing some resemblance to our devil is Set or Setekh, the Egyptian god of drought and tempest. ... The Norse Edda provides us with the trickster god Loki, disobedient commander of Hel's dark forces, identified with fire and a contentious relation to the All-Father of the Nordic pantheon."

Schreck claims the Jews got their idea for Satan from the Persians!


"This simplistic dualistic understanding of the universe was adopted by the Hebrew tribes during their Babylonian captivity, when they encountered the Persian Zoroastrian philosophy.  Zoroaster posited a never-ending war between the good day god Ahura Mazda and his wicked foe, the night god Ahriman, a conflict that spawned the Judaeo-Christian concept of Absolute Good and Evil that would blight centuries to come."


Shockingly! -- Satanists and Wiccans make the exact same claim!  Both claim to worship pre-Biblical gods -- And they accuse each other of being a relatively recent invention!

Even more amazingly, regarding Wicca's claim to being an "Old Religion" -- Christians agree with Satanists!

In 1998, Christian conservative Spence Publishing released Goddess Unmasked: The Rise of Neopagan Feminist Spirituality, in which author Philip G. Davis, after investigating Wicca's history, concluded that Wicca is a newfangled concept -- not an "Old Religion"!

Davis's scholarship has been hailed by the media! The Los Angeles Times wrote:


"Anyone interested in the true origins of Wicca should read Philip Davis' Goddess Unmasked. He discusses with great precision and clarity how Wicca does not draw on ancient traditions themselves so much as on relatively recent theories and speculations about ancient traditions."

And Library Journal called Davis's book: "a thorough, well-researched, scholarly study of a new religious movement."


Hank Willow is a Los Angeles based tabloid reporter who has extensively investigated Hollywood scams against actors. Read more about his journalism in Hollywood Witches.


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