Archive for the ‘GET OFF THE BUS INC: Home – The Werewolf Cathedral’ Tag

The reality of The Werewolf Cathedral   4 comments

Over the last month or two I have been hearing a lot of buzz about a group called “The Werewolf Cathedral.” And most of it seems pretty bad. So I did what any self respecting Occultist would do, I investigated for myself. What I have found, I feel, will not make most of the authors of these nasty reviews happy. I have come to the conclusion that most if not all of these reviews and articles where written by people that didn’t fully research The Werewolf Cathedral’s site. For instant I heard a very immature and poorly done podcast claim, as well as other places, that this group hates Wiccans. What their site in fact says is that they discourage members from joining “Feminist based male bashing Wicca groups.” I personally do not have a problem with this, in fact there are many in the occult community, including Wiccans, who have a problem with Dianic Wicca, which is in fact what The Werewolf Cathedral is referring to. To make matters worse for these authors, they even say on their site that some of their members are in fact Wiccans. Now I have to ask you, “does a group that hates Wiccans so much allow them into their fold?” The obvious answer is NO. So I had to conclude these authors just took one part of their website out of context and made up ideas from there. BAD journalism. I’ve also seen people try to say that they did nothing but copy Anton LaVey and replace Satan with the word Werewolf. However upon reading the site fully, I see that they are involved in some heavy Pagan, and even Wiccan type practices, so I decided these accusation couldn’t be true either.

I also heard some rather immature accusations leveled against the High Priest Christopher Belmont Johnson, such as: hes a dork, or his hair is too long etc… This type of adolescent behavior could only come from well… adolescence, or those that are merely jealous of his achievements and wish they could say the same of themselves. I even listened to an interview of this man by Sean Moncrieff of newstalk Ireland. What I found was that Sean was doing nothing but acting like a complete, pardon my french, asshole, while the High Priest presented sound and intellectual ideas that I feel most honest people can relate to. All and all Sean kept stuttering and grasping for words and angles while the High Priest simply maneuvered his way around his childish tactics. Sean also appeared to be pandering to sensationalism, which I feel is what all of these negative articles have been doing. For those of you in the occult community I say “you should know better.” Another thing I have noticed is certain ceremonial magicians do not seem to take The Werewolf Cathedral seriously just because of the use of the word Werewolf, or because the High Priest is involved in the church of satan. I find this to be utterly ridiculous. As Occultist we should fully research before we pass judgment. Not only is the High Priest and founder involved in the church of satan, but he is involved with a very respected western mystery school known as the builders of the adytum. And yet these magicians sit and pass judgment on this man as if they are superior when in fact he is involved in the same things they are… Pathetic. But back to The Werewolf Cathedral itself. It was quite clear to me after reading their site and material that they are using the Werewolf as a symbolic representation of what they believe. Is that any worse then the “God-Head” of Thelema, or the “Witch” of Wicca? It appears to me that The Werewolf Cathedral has done something very creative and new in and for the occult community, and for that they should be commended not assaulted left and right by those that are merely jealous and have done nothing to better the community or themselves. I also find that as a Pagan I agree with a lot of the information and ideas on their site. It seems to be a very realistic philosophy and religion, based on nature as it really is. To put it bluntly they have taken the fluff out of Paganism. And don’t we all owe them just a little for that. Like it or not The Werewolf Cathedral is the type of group that creates real change and progress for the occult community. Why? Because they are original. Yes, that’s right, they are doing something that no one else in the world is doing. So for all those people who have written these negative articles about The Werewolf Cathedral, I say take a good hard look at yourself first. I believe The Werewolf Cathedral is going to be a guiding force in the occult community for many years to come. So whether you like it or not you should show them respect for what they have done, otherwise you just show your own character flaw, JEALOUSY!

*In case you wondered, no I am not a member of The Werewolf Cathedral, nor do I represent them in any way*