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Is Kate Bush a witch?


Hell, Tuesday already – where does it go? I meant to post this before her concert but things just got away. No matter, she’s still in concert at this moment.

Interesting that she opened with Lily, as it features below.

The question, of course, is whether she is a witch or just play-acting as one. Well worth exploring. I’ve done posts on her before, positive ones, which indicates that I like her, find her pretty and like her voice, as many do.

However, some days ago, I read some things about her out of the blue and began wondering.

Kate Bush would almost certainly have been burned as a witch three centuries ago but then again, she’d not have been so open about it all back then. The most intriguing thing, to me, is how she is certainly claimed by various occult groups as one of them.

Let’s start with a detractor.  There’s a form of “Christianity” which is “burn the witch, burn her”, as Python parodied and this makes it impossbile for the milder Christians to get to any sort of truth or hearing.…

Hallelujah, Louise Mensch

Here’s a genuinely heartwarming story:

sweet louise

You know what’s one of the loveliest things on earth, something which brings relief from stress and endears the person to you – when a woman, ever so rarely, can admit she was wrong.  If wimmin only knew how that could be their secret weapon, getting under the guard and changing a detractor into a supporter.

Thing is, almost no woman can do such a thing – it sticks in the craw.

Louise though [notice I don't call her Mensch anymore] was able to say she wasn’t aware and I’m willing to say it probably wasn’t her fault.  In parliament, one is a mushroom and it’s up to the whips to maintain the level of ignorance.  A lot’s been said about Dave swanning around on a body board when he had every chance of refusing entry to the terrorists … except for one thing:

He knows full well that it was his lot – Them – who created those terrorists in the first place [see Operation Cyclone].…

In the middle of the night

It’s interesting that Wolfie “accuses” me of “supporting” Israel because an interesting thing happened in the middle of the night.

The drug dealer down the passageway here had someone banging doors after midnight and once I’m awake …

So, I looked at the email and there were a few from JD, one taking me to task for a hazy memory of the number of the beast – JD’s heavily into the mathematics of the universe. I knew I’d seen it somewhere in a book, now found the book, found the number and wrote it back.

However, there was something wrong with it. Let me quote what I wrote:

In 2005, a translation was uncovered of the earliest copy of Revelation [so it says].  The 1700 year old papyrus was recovered from the rubbish dumps of Oxyrhyncus, Egypt.  and deciphered by a team from the University of Birmingham under Prof David Parker.

The one which most are in denial over

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

JD brought up an interesting one:

Just been watching a video of Al Murray explaining the Euro Crisis (this is a shorter version of it):

He’s right of course – everything is far too complicated for me to understand and that applies to the ‘great game’ currently being played in the Middle East and this I have been reading rather puts things in a new light (pun intended)

“Yet chief among the Yezidi angels was a unique and very important figure indeed. His name was, and still is (for the Yezidis still exist), Melek Taus, the Peacock Angel. He corresponds with the Judeo-Christian concept of the Evil One – Satan or Lucifer – but this association hardly does him justice, for Melek Taus is seen as a supreme being, with authority over worldly affairs.

The Pope and the Rabbi

Reprinting of The Political Commentator, Michael Haltman’s debate between the Pope and a Rabbi [I like the pic]:

Several centuries ago, the Pope decreed that all the Jews had to convert to Catholicism or leave Italy. There was a huge outcry from the Jewish community, so the Pope offered a deal: He’d have a religious debate with the leader of the Jewish community. If the Jews won, they could stay in Italy; if the Pope won, they’d have to convert or leave.

The Jewish people met and picked an aged and wise Rabbi to represent them in the debate. However, as the Rabbi spoke no Italian, and the Pope spoke no Hebrew, they agreed that it would be a ‘silent’ debate.

On the chosen day, the Pope and the Rabbi sat opposite each other. The Pope raised his hand and showed three fingers.

The Rabbi looked back and raised one finger.…

Bad news on the doorstep

Well, not on the doorstep but shoved through my letterbox yesterday afternoon.


I heard it being pushed through and looked out of the window and there they were…. five of them, smartly dressed, standing by the front gate having a conversation. I knew they weren’t Morons Mormons because three of the five were female and I know that Morons Mormons are frightened of women so I thought oh, must be the other lot.

Sure enough, on the back of the leaflet it had “Find the Bible’s answer to these questions at”

What is wrong with these people? The Bible says nothing about A World Government.

Another madcap ‘preudoreligion’ invented in 1870 and all their ‘predictions’ to date have been wrong!

They didn’t ring the doorbell or knock on the door so maybe the ‘silent treatment’ we all give them is beginning to have an effect. Pity. My father used to answer the door to them and argue in a way that left them bamboozled and befuddled or even ‘dazed and confused’ and then he would come back into the house, laughing.…

A red heifer is born

There might be a cause and effect about to happen. It might seem to the non-religious and non-Jewish that this has no meaning to them but in fact it does have great meaning, tangentially, to all of us.

1. The theology goes that the Jews are awaiting their Messiah. Leave aside that he’s already been 2000 years ago and was crucified. The Jews believe that there’s a sequence of events which starts with the appearance of an “unblemished” red heifer who can’t even have two hairs of a different colour.

There’s apparently a very weighty committee which determines all this and they decide if the animal is kosher or not. Takes some time. There’ve been some close calls over the last couple of decades but always there was some blemish which disqualified the calf.

Now there’s a fair bit of talk that this might be the one. Still remains to be seen but it’s worth keeping an eye on.…