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‘Feminist Witchcraft,’ Mental Illness and the Demonic Dangers of the Occult

Posted on | February 21, 2017 | 3 Comments

Feminist witch ‘Rain Lawless’ ranting on YouTube.

“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.”
Deuteronomy 18:10-11 (KJV)

“Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies . . . they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Galatians 5:20-21 (KJV)

“Anti-feminists . . . are f–king evil. They’re such disgusting human beings. . . Men are so intimidated by women who know their worth.”
Rain Lawless, Jan. 15

In response to my 4,000-word discussion of “Rain Lawless” as a symptom of feminist insanity, a longtime reader emailed to suggest that the reason Ms. Lawless describes her father as emotionally abusive, is because her father is “reaching the end of his rope”:

Taking care of a mentally ill adult ranges from “difficult” to “impossible” depending on what state you live in, and by now he’s probably figured out that she will never be capable of living independently. . . .
You mentioned her Tarot business. It has long been known among occultists and Christians that the mentally ill should never, never engage in occult activity. A lot of what our spiritually illiterate society calls “mental illness” is in fact demonic attack or possession, and if you open the door to the spirits you may not be able to keep control of what comes through. Serious occultists spend years learning to discipline and shield their minds. The mentally ill can’t do that. A mentally ill person who engages in occult practices is like somebody who has mice buying several more at the pet store and bringing them home to add to the fun. Unfortunately the occult attracts mentally ill women like manure attracts flies. I think this is a much bigger problem than is generally recognized.

Thank you for this comment, longtime reader. It is true that emotionally vulnerable people are attracted to the occult, and that their involvement in the occult tends to exacerbate their problems. And it is also true that Christians believe that much so-called “mental illness” is the work of demonic forces. You may scoff at Christianity, but there are such things as good and evil in this world, and I am skeptical of any theory that attempts to explain life as a random coincidence. “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God” (Psalm 14:1 KJV) and if the fool imagines a godless universe, he therefore must imagine that Satan is non-existent, too. The fool succumbs to evil, because he believes evil is not real — or perhaps the atheist believes he is smarter than God. He supposes he can ignore God’s law, deciding right and wrong for himself. Once you start down that road, there’s no telling where it may lead you. Being old enough to remember the Manson cult, the Khmer Rouge and the Symbionese Liberation Army, I am certain that evil exists in the world (although comparing feminists to the Khmer Rouge is probably unfair to the Khmer Rouge).

Disobedience to God’s law always has evil consequences. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil” (Isaiah 5:20 KJV).

The Bible repeatedly warns against witchcraft, “familiar spirits,” idolatry, etc., but feminism has celebrated witchcraft as “empowering,” giving rise to the so-called “Goddess movement” (see “The Radical Theology of Feminism” and also “The Myth-Making of Academic Feminism”). You don’t have to take my word for this. Professor Wendy Griffin taught for 26 years in the Department of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at California State University-Long Beach. In a 1995 article, included in the 2001 anthology Gender and Witchcraft, Professor Griffin wrote:

In November of 1971, Mary Daly led “hundreds” on an “Exodus from patriarchal religion” . . . by walking out at the conclusion of a sermon she delivered in the Harvard Memorial Church. A few months later, in 1972 in Los Angeles, the first coven of feminist witches which practiced “the Craft” as a religion began to meet under the guidance of Zsuzsanna Budapest. Within a few years, these witches were gathering with several hundred women in the mountains to celebrate their visions of female divinity in religious rituals.

We might debate whether Mary Daly was mentally ill or possessed by demons, but we can all agree she was crazy, as were the neo-pagan feminist witches who gathered in covens during the 1970s and ’80s.

Mary Daly and her 1973 book ‘Beyond God the Father.’

Professor Daly’s hatred of men was quite literally genocidal. She advocated “a decontamination of the Earth” which would involve “a drastic reduction of the population of males.” In pursuit of this goal, Professor Daly attacked Christianity directly. In her 1973 book Beyond God the Father, Professor Daly called for “castrating God . . . cutting away the Supreme Phallus” (p. 19) so that “Christianity itself should be castrated” (p. 71). She called for “a spiritual uprising that can bring us beyond sexist myths, the Antichrist [which] has a natural corrrelative in the coming of the Antichurch, which is the communal uprising against the social extensions of the male Incarnation myth, as this has been objectified in the structures of political power” (p. 140).

Note that it was an eminent feminist who declared that the women’s movement is “Antichrist,” which is to say feminism is satanic, a synonym for evil. Having declared war on God, as it were, feminists were “liberated” to engage in of every form of wickedness imaginable, including “witchcraft, hatred . . . wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,” etc. They have insulted God, and thereby invited upon themselves a curse.


Yes, the angry fat woman Lindy West was proud of her role in the #ShoutYourAbortion campaign — feminists delight in shedding the blood of innocents, advocating this monstrous cruelty as a “right.”

If killing babies is not wrong, how can we say anything is wrong? And having deliberately transgressed the most basic standard of morality (“Thou shalt not kill”) are feminists then surprised that they are doomed to lives of misery and madness? Yet young women who don’t know the Left’s sordid history are sucked in by the feminist talk of “empowerment,” nor are they warned against the dangers of dabbling in the occult.

Rain Lawless’s “Feminist Witchcraft” shop on Etsy, offering the “Self Love Tarot Card Reading,” is symptomatic of her disordered mind in the same way her feminism is symptomatic, and her feminism in turn is symptomatic of her confused sexuality. She calls herself either bisexual or lesbian, either transgender or “non-binary,” but in reality, she’s just crazy. Neither feminism nor tarot cards can solve her problems.

However, as Vox Day says, “SJWs always double down” — like a gambler chasing his losses, when the feminist fails, she always blame the patriarchy, and how do you defeat patriarchy? More feminism!

This doubling-down habit is what keeps pushing the Democrat Party further and further to the Left. The defeat of George McGovern and the failed administration of Jimmy Carter did nothing to convince liberals that their core ideas were wrong. Even after three consecutive terms of Republicans in the White House — landslide GOP victories in 1980, 1984, and 1988 — liberals had learned nothing, and Democrats were beholden to the furthest fringe of their party, represented by the “Rainbow Coalition” of Jesse Jackson’s two failed primary campaigns. This was why Bill Clinton’s presidency was so divisive — Clinton used phony “moderate” rhetoric while implementing radical policy initiatives, which resulted in the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994. One sex scandal, one impeachment and one Florida recount later, America gets hit with the 9/11 terrorist attacks and, the wounds of domestic politics still unhealed, we embarked on a period dominated by foreign policy.


“SJWs always double down,” and the Democrats in 2004 nominated the left-wing Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry and lost. Yet after eight years of war and in the midst of a sharp recession, the nation had tired of Bushism, electing Barack Obama, the apotheosis of progressivism. It was predictable, to anyone who studied history, what the sequel of the Obama presidency would be. Hillary Clinton had been a radical since her student days at Wellesley and Yale, but she was not far-left enough for her party’s grassroots activists, and she resorted to cheating just to fight off the socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders to gain the nomination. And then she lost, and the grassroots Left went completely berserk.


That brief history lesson was intended to illustrate the pattern of progressive politics, of which feminism is so typical. No compromise solution ever satisfies the Left, which has the totalitarian tendency to always demand more. The totalitarian can never be appeased.

If you give Hitler the Sudetenland today, next he will demand the rest of Czechoslovakia, and after that, he’ll begin threatening Poland. Likewise with feminists — grant them everything they demand today, and tomorrow they will return with a new list of demands. Feminists have an appetite for power that is ultimately insatiable.

Well, you may ask, what does this have to do with the lesbian/bisexual transgender/nonbinary vegan feminist witch “Rain Lawless”?


What does feminism share with the occult? Both are about seeking power. Study the life of Aleister Crowley (or Madame Blavatsky or Marion Zimmer Bradley or any other prominent figure in occult movements) and the pattern is clear. What the occultists craves is a lawless power in defiance of the natural order, for the satisfaction of selfish desire. Deception and cruelty are to be expected from such people. Aleister Crowley was not only a sadist, but a fraud and a plagiarist whose most famous maxim (“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law”) was borrowed without attribution from a line by Mephistopheles in Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus (1592):

The planets seven, the gloomy air,
Hell, and the Furies forkèd hair,
Pluto’s blue fire and Hecate’s tree,
With magic spells so compass thee
That no eye may thy body see.
So, Faustus, now, for all their holiness,
Do what thou wilt; thou shalt not be discerned.

Much of Crowley’s “magick” was similarly borrowed from an occult movement called the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, specifically from Arthur Edward Waite’s The Book of Black Magic (1898) and Macgregor Mathers’ The Kabbalah Unveiled (1887). The occult claim to have access to arcane and esoteric knowledge — secret “truths” revealed only to the enlightened — is, to put it as bluntly as possible, a scam.

The sort of eclectic plagiarism by which Crowley created his bogus “magick” is commonplace to occult movements, including the sort of feminist witchcraft in which “Rain Lawless” has been dabbling. The use of tarot cards, for example, was popularized by the aforesaid Arthur Waite who, in turn, was a disciple of the French fraud Alphonse Louis Constant, a/k/a “Eliphas Levi.” A shoemaker’s son who became involved in socialism before he turned to the the occult as a better scam, Constant/“Levi” wrote an 1854 book in which he claimed:

Behind the veil of all the hieratic and mystical allegories of ancient doctrines, behind the darkness and strange ordeals of all initiations, under the seal of all sacred writings, in the ruins of Nineveh or Thebes, on the crumbling stones of old temples and on the blackened visage of the Assyrian or Egyptian sphinx, in the monstrous or marvelous paintings which interpret to the faithful of India the inspired pages of the Vedas, in the cryptic emblems of our old books on alchemy, in the ceremonies practised at reception by all secret societies, there are found indications of a doctrine which is everywhere the same and everywhere carefully concealed.

Constant/“Levi” promoted Kabbalah and the tarot as means of accessing mystical truth, and it was his disciple Waite who created the so-called Rider-Waite tarot deck published in 1910 by William Rider & Son, which was accompanied by Waite’s book The Key to the Tarot. If you want to learn how these 19th-century European occult doctrines came to be adopted by American feminists in the 1970s, I recommend Phillip G. Davis’s book Goddess Unmasked: The Rise of Neopagan Feminist Spirituality (1998) and Ronald Hutton’s The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft (1999).

When the black vegan feminist witch “River Lawless” offers tarot card readings at her Etsy shop, you see, she is merely recycling the bogus esoterica manufactured by Constant/“Levi,” Waite, Mathers, Crowley and other 19th-century white male occult scam artists. As the reader who emailed me observed, “the mentally ill should never, never engage in occult activity,” yet crazy people cannot resist the occult. Kooks are always attracted to astrology, tarot and other bogus mystic nonsense for the same reason unhappy women become feminists. The occult and feminism offer magical explanations for life’s misfortunes and promise their followers the power to change the world, to undo the natural order of things, to defy God’s law, and to defeat the allegedly “oppressive” forces of society. The fool who believes she can find truth in tarot cards is quite often the same fool who believes herself to be a victim of “patriarchy.”





“Rain Lawless” is pursuing a path that leads to self-destruction, dabbling in the occult and radical politics, vainly seeking solutions to her problems in ways that will only make her problems worse. Feminism, witchcraft, abortion, sexual perversion, deceit, fraud, theft, drug addiction, mental illness, violent anarchy — we know the fruits of that poisoned tree.

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. . . . For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. . . . Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.”
Romans 1-7 (KJV)

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”
John Adams, 1798

Both our liberty and our security are dependent on the rule of law, and we cannot have peace and prosperity if cultural decadence and social disorder give rise to movements of political subversion that constantly threaten society with revolution. I keep telling you: Feminism Is a Totalitarian Movement to Destroy Civilization as We Know It.

Who will make the laws to govern a godless society? How shall selfish hedonists settle disputes among themselves? “Rain Lawless” attempts this in her video “Lesbophobia, Transphobia, And Sexual Boundaries”:


For many decades, going back at least as far as Janice Raymond’s 1979 book The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male, radical feminists and the transgender movement have been fighting this war amongst themselves, and why? If there is no natural order, no Creator whose law is acknowledged, then who is to say that Bruce Jenner cannot become “Caitlyn,” or that boys cannot be girls in kindergarten?

What is the basis of authority in a godless society? Power.

By power, the rich shall rule the poor and the strong shall rule the weak. The majority can impose its will upon everyone or, by capturing the influential centers of power — in media, in academia, in politics and in the courts — a decadent elite can subvert constitutional law and thereby gain the power to rule by seemingly “democratic” processes. Next thing you know, Christian bakers and florists are sued into bankruptcy for refusing to provide services for same-sex weddings, students riot to prevent free speech at Berkeley, and lesbians who criticize transgender ideology are blacklisted by major feminist groups. This is the chaos unleashed when America opened the Pandora’s Box of godless radicalism in the 1960s.


If “the powers that be are ordained of God,” the Christian has no license to resort to criminal violence. Vandalism, riots and terroristic threats are not how anyone may “inherit the kingdom of God.” Yet the rage of the godless has no limit, for they acknowledge no moral law.

“The occult attracts mentally ill women like manure attracts flies,” as the reader’s email said, and what will the Devil do with them? Whatever he wants. Those who seek occult power seldom consider the costs of surrendering themselves to the control of that power.



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