Witch of OZ – How I Met a Witch in Australia!

It used to be greater than ten years again in 2004 that I traveled to Sydney, Australia. I used to be touring now not on a circle of relatives holiday or a vacation, however on paintings. I had been there on a device consulting undertaking (don't need to move into extra main points of this uninteresting matter), and this used to be my 2nd shuttle to the gorgeous town. I had previous spent 3 months in Sydney, however because of undertaking similar work-pressures I used to be hardly ever ready to discover town, and neither did I am getting an opportunity to in point of fact meet someone there. So this time I sought after to peer across the town and make pals there. I by no means knew that I’d be quickly assembly and making excellent pals with a witch in Australia!

Yahoo messenger used to be in trend the ones days and with some looking, I used to be ready to connect with a woman. She used to be from Sydney, seemed a lot older than me, however used to be a laugh chatting. So after I instructed her that I'll be touring to her town in per week and used to be taking a look to discover a good friend there, she used to be sport.

I used to be staying on the Travelodge Macquarie North Ryde Hotel, close to the Macquarie Shopping Center. Once I landed and joined paintings I up to date her and we fastened a time on a Saturday morning to fulfill. She got here to fulfill me on a Saturday morning at my lodge, wearing black from head to toe. She additionally had pitch black hair and used to be dressed in black sun shades over her eyes. We met on the foyer after which once we had been familiar, she presented to power me across the suburbs of Sydney to which I readily agreed .. While I used to be boarding her automobile, I looked as if it would realize a bit decal at the rear of the automobile. It crimson "My different automobile is a brush !!"

The insides of her automobile had the whole lot .. from used coke cans to tons of cigarette buds within the ashtray. There had been a lot of papers, get dressed pieces, pillows, further sleepers, a towel and a few small cardboard bins on the again. The entrance seat used to be stuffed with ash and the automobile reeked of cigarette smoke. Additionally, the facet view mirrors had cobwebs on them. The automobile used to be grimy !!!

Northern seashores, Sydney.

The thoughts saved on the lookout for solutions as we started chatting on climate, then in regards to the town, then about Australia, then about India (my nation) then about my faith – Hinduism. She stated she knew about Kali and Krishna (that are Hindu Gods and Goddesses) and stated she additionally worships them. Things weren’t matching.

"Are you a Christian?" I requested with some confusion.

"No, I’m a Wiccan. Do you already know what’s Wicca?" She requested me.

"Well, no," I spoke back.

And she defined in regards to the Pagan mom faith that used to be in trend sooner than Christianity got here. The faith which is attached to King Arthur and his Excalibur, and Sir Lancelot and the spherical desk of the Knights. She defined how wizards and witches have been given other explanations as Christianity got here to energy and began to unfold all over the place Europe and the European colonies.

"Wizards are excellent folks. They are appreciated. Harry Potter is a wizard and everybody loves him. But witches are dangerous, isn't it?" she requested.

"Well I assume so," I spoke back without a concept of ​​why it’s so.

She smiled and instructed me that theirs used to be a maternal faith and it used to be the ladies who had awesome wisdom in society, of science, faith, drugs and science. They had been the pillars of the society within the Wiccan generation and males flocked to them in instances of want. But when Christianity got here, it used to be tricky to transform those erudite and a professional women and so Christianity gave them a nasty identify. That's why those witches bore the brunt of the ire and thus perished through the years. "Joan of Arc is one such instance, who used to be burned to the Cross for now not falling in step with the spiritual doctrine then" "she stated.

With that we went on using alongside the seashores and coasts of North Sydney. We spent the entire day strolling and using round with turquoise blue water and white sandy seashores throughout. We broke for some lunch of hen burgers and cola round 2 pm. All alongside we had been chatting about our customs, traditions, society and non secular perspectives. She used to be similarly to find out about our traditions as I used to be about hers. It used to be one thing new to me.

As afternoon approached she requested me whether or not she needs me to drop me off at my lodge or would I love to head over to her position for a small refreshment after which perhaps she will drop off. By then I used to be such a lot about her and her lifestyles that I instantly agreed to consult with her position. We reached her house in about 15 mins from Coogie Beach.

Her space used to be a stroll down a couple of steps from the motor ready street at a secluded position. The steps all the way down to her major door had been decorated with miniature dolls and figures of toads, bats, rabbits and cats. Some of them made an automatic sound as we approached. As quickly she opened her major door, a few cats and a one-eyed pet ran as much as her and began to meow and woof round her toes. I may pay attention the cries of cockatoos instantly too, as though they have got all change into acutely aware of their mistress returning house. The space had a atypical heavy odor, one in all heady incense and a fumigator used to be throwing fumes from a nook. The little lobby had an enormous glass field and I realized one thing within. One nook of her lobby additionally had a big guy measurement model of ISIS (the Egyptian Goddess, as she trained me later !!). There had been tonnes of books on a big ebook shelf on one facet of the corridor. I glanced into them as I’m naturally keen on books. There had been massive collections of magic, spells, love potions, divine connections, spirituality, witchcraft, Psychic foretelling, charms, love, spirituality and Wiccan worship. I simply changed into extra and interested in this entire new international of information, knowledge and wizardry. I may now not withstand myself in checking a couple of of them.

"What do you do with all a lot of these books?", I requested her in my perplexity.

"I’m a Witch", she smiled.

That used to be how I met Carole Chapman, probably the most superb particular person I’ve met. In the approaching days and months that I knew her, I discovered her to be an overly warmhearted, loving and being concerned particular person. She used to be immensely a professional, witty, in music with the arena round her and an overly outspoken particular person. During the following couple of months of my keep there at Sydney, I got here to understand her pals, her coven, her society and the witchcraft that all of them carry out for the betterment in their lives. I got here to find out about her faith and the false stigma it carries round within the Christian international. She used to be probably the most few direct scholars of famed Wiccan trainer, Alex Sanders, who starred within the film "The Wickerman".

Sadly Carole left us inquisitive about Summerland in July 2011. Her Facebook profile can also be discovered underneath the hyperlink in my Blog. She used to be an expert in Wicca, and Wiccan custom as I discovered. and used to be referred because the Queen Witch in Australia. She used to be additionally an expensive good friend whom I leave out.

An interview of High-Priestess Carole Chapman can also be discovered at my Blog Entry.