Hello again witches, seekers, and friends and thanks for tuning in to episode 35 of The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast, the show where we do a little ranting, raving and wand waving!
Today’s episode is all about everyone’s not-so-favourite emotion – ANGER. Where it comes from, why we get angry, and why you shouldn’t just banish your anger, but use it as a potent source of magickal power. For example, I am angry at myself for continuously saying this is episode number 34 all the way through this thing, but c’est la vie!)
According to a very wise spiritual leader “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”, but is it really that cut and dry? (yes, that’s a Yoda quote. Sorry, Master Yoda!)
Chronic Positivity Culture has been teaching witches how to banish their anger, ignore negatiivity and negative emotions, and try to turn their anger into more “productive” emotions like forgiveness. We’ve all heard that magick shouldn’t be done out of anger. Anger has no place in spirituality. Anger is not divine.
“To be angry is to revenge the faults of others onto ourselves” – Alexander Pope
Well fuck that.
Here’s the truth: anger is important. Refusing to feel and acknowledge anger has drastic consequences for our own mental health. Magick can be a fantastic tool for using, acknowledging, and honouring your anger. When you’re ready, it can also help you release and heal that anger.
Thanks to Cory at New World Witchery for having me on the show! You can hear me in Episode 132 – Bodies, Gender, and Witchcraft at http://newworldwitchery.com
I also highly recommend The Case for Anger and Witchcraft by the Witches Next Door on Patheos.