Sad news to report, we had a run in with a demon.
A guest who had attended our Midsummer, whom we met at pride, seemed like a good person. He came to our Witches’ tea and checked out (so it seemed).
He asked to throw a few things in the fire, a small Beltane pole, and a poppet… he left very quickly after the ritual and said he was “having stomach issues”.
That night about 2am, the demon showed up. Everyone was around the fire outside, but the noises and uneasiness of the environment were felt, eyes were upon us and everyone was on edge. I personally saw the demon, black figure with white eyes, rush towards me from the Ganesh shrine. It later tried to posses me. I called Gwen Allen, our voodoo priestess and she sent Mama Brigitte over to eat it once it was trapped in the bathroom upstairs (Gwen told us it was hiding in there). We put white cornmeal across the seal, said the Lord’s Prayer, made the cross on the door, and propped up against it one of April Love’s mother’s green chairs that turned out to be solid Oak (most sacred to the druids).
$500 later (Gwen’s price) and it was gone by morning, eaten by the Goddess of the cemetery, Brigitte, lwa of death, wife of Baron Samedi in Voodoo.
All the members of SLPS stayed up through the night, sitting around the fire, meditating and praying it would leave us be. Several times through the early witching hours it sent us messages to “open the door”, giving us images in our minds that we were letting it out. April Love had heard people laughing in the living room, when everyone else was outside the house.
By 8am the members went to sleep, finally able to rest in the light of day. The door was opened at noon, and the nothing left by the ethereal nether ashes from what was found out to be one of the 7 kings of hell. All this, from a poppet.
The reason it was able to get inside was that it came from within, it was dropped in our sacred Midsummer fire, whatever that man, Steve from Colorado, had put in the yellow doll. This probably is the worst example of what strangers, especially those with ill intent can do to a coven or circle. You let folks in who troll and abuse, and make it worse for everyone else after them, forcing us to close our doors to the public.
Because of this, ritual attendance, membership, and meetings will be restricted. SLPS is on hiatus until further notice. Expect many changes in the way the organization conducts business. We have survived something most groups should never and don’t see, but we are stronger for it, our path in the unknown is not without trials and situations, but you must be ready to face them all, even crowned kings of hell if need be.
Bright Blessings /|\,