31 Responses to Casting Spells in Hespeler

  1. Scot Ferguson-Barber October 20, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    This might explain a lot.
    Well done, Reyhan. I hope your hard work leads you to more articles here. (I warned you that Jodi is “spellbinding!”)

  2. Jennifer Depencier October 20, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Great article on a wonderful person and store in Hespeler. For those who may be interested the masks in the picture are made by a local artist….luv all things local 🙂

  3. Scot Ferguson-Barber October 20, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Jennifer, wait until you see what we are about to do for local artists. We want a lot more focus on the small shops and artists.
    Actually, let’s not wait. If you can send me the contact info for your friend who does the custom jewellery, I believe her name is Amur, we’ll have Reyhan do an article.
    Her work is very unique, and Christmas is coming.

  4. newsfan October 20, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Unbelievable. Seriously. I struggle with the fact that witchcraft gets an almost noble pass as opposed to Christianity, which is savagely attacked. Where is the “truth” in Wicca’s “divine” and “natural” connection?

  5. Jodi October 20, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Hi Newsfan,

    The “thing” with Wicca is recognizing that everybody has their own path to the Divine. Everybody perceives the Divine in their own way. A very personal thing and all paths should be respected. As for the Natural connection, if it is alive then it has been created by the Gods and this also needs to be respected.

  6. newsfan October 21, 2011 at 9:58 am

    So Jodie, what you are saying that all “paths” to the Divine are relative and based on one’s own personal choice? Who are the “Gods” that created nature?

  7. Scot Ferguson-Barber October 21, 2011 at 10:28 am

    You better be careful here, Newsy. If you think Margaret is a witch, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

  8. newsfan October 21, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    It is worth the discussion/debate is it not? Wiccans do have the advantage however, in that if it feels good and you’re not hurting anybody, then it is okay.

    “Be careful”? Scot, are you kidding me? Haven’t you heard that:

    Ding Dong, the witch is dead,
    Which old witch?
    The Hespeler witch.
    Ding Dong, the Hespeler witch is dead! (I think that’s how it goes)

    Besides don’t we have the Wizard of Oz on our side, the side of light, smoke and mirrors?

    “You’ll find he is a whiz of a Wiz
    If ever a Wiz there was.
    If ever, oh ever, a Wiz there was
    The Wizard of Oz is one because
    Because, because, because, because, because…
    Because of the wonderful things he does.”

    If you don’t have a good Whiz in your life, it’s a real titches wit.

  9. Scot Ferguson-Barber October 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Newsy, “If I only had a brain’ might be more approriate.

  10. Jodi October 21, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Seems to me Newsfan that you are looking for some sort of a fight.
    Not interested!

    Best of luck on you journey.


  11. Scot Ferguson-Barber October 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Good call, Jodi.

  12. newsfan October 21, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Me? Fight? I don’t have the “noyve”.

    Seriously Jodi. Don’t hang up yet.

    Many people have certain feelings about Wiccans that evoke many thoughful questions. Add to that the number of blood sucking programs presently on television, and did I say that Halloween is just around the corner, combined with your article, peaks everyone to question Wicca further. Doesn’t it?

    Right after my post, Scot referred to – you all know who – as being a “witch” that was less capable than yourself for some reason. Why is that?

    This is a place of discussion. Where people are allowed to take a stand for something, as opposed to simply falling for anything.

  13. Jimm Hillis October 21, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    The real test of the value of a spiritual path lies in the degree to which it can help us live our lives in the world. It needs to be able to provide us with inspiration, counsel and encouragement as we negotiate the sometimes difficult and even tragic events that can occur during a lifetime.

    From:The Order of bards ovids and Druids

  14. newsfan October 21, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Interesting Jimm. But what of those who had no time, due to circumstances beyond their control, to follow a “spiritual path”? Like the child who dies shortly after being born? Or what of the thief on the cross who followed his own desires right up to the time of his execution and yet Christ said “today you will be with me in paradise”?

  15. Margaret Barr October 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Newsfan, don’t you ever quote anyone correctly? Scot didn’t “refer” to me as a ‘witch’.

    He wrote, “If YOU think Margaret is a witch, you ain’t seen nothing yet”.

    Jodi, you are very correct. Newsfan is looking “for some sort of fight”. Don’t bother with him. He will only misquote you and NEVER give a direct answer to anything you may ask him.

    As for “Wiccans” I received quite an education on this very subject just a few weeks ago, when I was on a business trip to Kingston. I was with a colleague, who suggested we stop into a Wiccan store we happened to be passing. I, being a Christian, thought this “wasn’t a good idea”. My colleague said, “It’s not what you think it is, Margaret”. She was right. I was introduced to one of the store’s owners, who gave me quite the lesson in positive acceptance. I purchased some ‘stones’ that day. Good luck with your store, Jodi. You and I may not share the same ‘religion’, but we do share much of the same value system.

  16. Jodi October 21, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Hi Margaret!

    I am smiling so hard my face actually hurts.
    I so love meeting open minded people like you. Thank you for your good wishes and you can be sure they are returned.

    What kind of stones did you purchase?

  17. Mrs.Dumfries October 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Can i get her to cast a spell over Mr.Dumfries

  18. Jimm Hillis October 22, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    @newsfan, we are going to be having a Winter Solstice get together in late December, you are welcome to join us. As for your comment, any being that dies young has no chance to follow any path, be it Christian, Muslim or Pagan.

  19. Hags October 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Jimm, not very PC of you…you forgot to mention the dour atheists…members of the loudest religion on the planet…oh, and then there’s the Bhai…and the Hindus…native religions and liberalism.
    Anyway, your gross omissions were not very inclusive or tolerant of you…how un-Canadian, how gauche!
    From now on, can’t we all just get along…and move forward together in a spirit of brotherhood…sisterhood and transexualhood?
    I know, I know…some of you are hoping for a time when we can once again burn witches and others who scare us half to death but let’s get serious, we can’t even burn newspapers in our back yards so what chance is there of having any torrid fun with witches… or liberals for that matter!

  20. newsfan October 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Why do women named “Margaret” almost always seem to have a thing for the Stones? So Maggie, care to enlighten us on your “lesson in positive acceptance” in respect to Wicca? Scot REFERRED to you as a witch because he believed I think you are. The truth is, I don’t know.

  21. newsfan October 22, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I celebrate me own “hogmanay” on New Years. It nay be the right date, but exchanges the old for the new all the same.

  22. Mrs. R.D.M. October 23, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Don’t do it Margaret. It’s not worth it.

  23. Scot Ferguson-Barber October 23, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Margaret isn’t speaking to us anymore. Our interns have discovered that she has been getting “Diva Training,” and as of yesterday she is officially a “Diva.”

  24. Margaret Barr October 23, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Scot, I did not go to “Diva Training” yesterday. I was attending “Diva Day”. It’s a 9a-9p full day of women learning how to care for themselves; healthwise, spiritually, emotionally, and professionally. And most importantly it was a day for about 250 women to connect and share their personal struggles and triumphs. We laughed, we cried and we had so damned much fun! I had been invited in previous years, but never attended before. However, I will go again next year. Best speakers I have ever heard and the evening ended with comedian Cat Simmons, who had us all in tears; from laughing so much. I would recommend that any woman, from any walk of life would greatly benefit from this experience.

  25. Margaret Barr October 23, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I’m thinking of writing a story about 3 of the women I met at “Diva Day” (their names with-held, of course). Amazing personal stories that were shared with me at one of the ‘break-outs'(not stories about the public speakers there).

  26. Scot Ferguson-Barber October 23, 2011 at 11:41 am

    so you were already a Diva?

  27. newsfan October 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Put 250 guys together and we call it a slow pitch tournament and a party.

  28. Margaret Barr October 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I know that, newsfan. I’ve never heard anyone say how ‘deep’ you guys are……

  29. newsfan October 23, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Because we have shorter lifespans than women, we don’t waste a lot of time getting “deep”, crying until the tears run down our legs or learning how to “take care of ourselves”, after already being here for over half a century.

  30. Margaret Barr October 24, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Women “taking care of ourselves” means learning to put ourselves first; rather than expending most, if not all, of our energies as caregivers to others. Most women spend their entire lives caring for family, friends, community, etc. It isn’t that we don’t know how to care for ourselves…many just need to be reminded to do so.

  31. Celestrial November 19, 2011 at 10:59 am

    WOW I just read all of this….. And newsfan sounds to me that you threatened Jodi in your message and it needs to be forwarded to the police. How dare you say such harsh things about such an amazing woman…… You are a very uneducated little boy who needs to realize that posting threats as you have done above will lead you to serious jail time ….

    <3 you jodi

    Oh and one more thing… Just fyi Newsfan….. Just incase your education level didn't allow you to comprehend what written … we all as wiccans believe that what goes around comes around and you my friend really need to be carefull what you put out into the universe for the universe will return the favor 😉


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