Skip to comments.ECUSA: I'll cast a spell on you [ECUSA still selling pagan book]
Posted on 06/08/2006 6:15:22 PM PDT by sionnsar
Reading 30 days in New Directions, I couldn't quite believe my eyes. The Episcopal Book Resource Centre, an "offshoot of the ever-heretical Ecusa Inc", is selling a book of spells by the British witch, pagan, astrologer and mother-of-four, Teresa Moorey. Unaccountably, given a pledge to remove it reported on the American Anglican Council website, the book is still there. Stand Firm first broke the story here, with lots of entertaining links. Moorey has been a witch all her life but describes in this BBC interview how difficult it was to "come out" as such at the age of 20. Teresa's own page is here. It is staggering really. Just when my own liberal principles come to the fore and I start to wonder whether everyone is not being just a bit too tough on Ecusa, they go and do something like this. Never mind what planet they're on, what church do they think they're in? Not mine. Druidism and celtic religions might have been anglo in origin, but they can hardly be called Anglican, and surely not episcopalian.
Of course I've nothing personally against Moorey, pictured here, who works alone and in a coven and believes witchcraft should be available to all to empower and enrich.
But even I, for all my beliefs in the empowerment of women and the power of transcendent, wouldn't go as far as Ecusa does in praising the virtues of her craft. "Ah, how to capture the magic of true love? Take a handful of rose petals, a scented candle, some silk ribbon, and a little bit of hocus pocusand nothing could be simpler," reads the blurb on the Ecusa book resource site. "Enchantress Teresa Moorey offers a host of tried and tested spells, potions, and rituals that will help you find out just how to bring love into your life. This little volume is filled with spells to find your perfect match, become irresistible, keep a love thats true, or when Cupids arrow has gone astray, mend a broken heart."
Lord Carey, in a recent speech, described a "communion in crisis". He predicts that without repentance, the Anglican Communion will split. To discover that Ecusa is promoting a book by a self-confessed pagan only services to reinforce the conviction that his prophecy might be true, because it makes the prospect of repentance seem even more remote than it already was. Not even Moorey's spells, I fear, can mend the broken heart that is the Anglican Communion.
Actually, Druidism and Celtic religions were British in origin. And you are right that they are not Aglican. But Anglicanism does carry Celtic spirituality with it.
So the ECUSA is morphing into the Unitarians. How relevant of them. </sarc >
"... the danger is not that they will believe in nothing, but that they will believe in anything."
Teresa's own page is here
One of those pages that creeps me out just looking at it.
Lord Carey, in a recent speech, described a "communion in crisis". He predicts that without repentance, the Anglican Communion will split.
I'm currently reading the tail end of the Old Testament. Given God's expressed displeasure with syncretism, I'd say they possible face worse than that.
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