Feb 16, 2008
For this podcast's 100th show, I wish to make a "modest proposal"
in quiet seriousness. I would like to propose February 20th
as Tempest Smith Day.
How many of our traditions, rituals, holidays and even deities have the Christians borrowed from us? Therefore, I consider it fair exchange if we borrow something from them. With the exception of John the Baptist (who is an acknowledged reincarnation), the day to honor a Christian saint is the day on which that saint crossed the bridge.
Tempest Smith was a victim of not only bullying, but religious persecution because she was a Wiccan. I see her as a martyr, and I feel comfortable in referring to her as an Ascended Master. She crossed over on February 20, 2001 and so I feel that February 20th is appropriate to set aside as a day in her honor.
And so, what should someone do to honor Tempest Smith on her day? There are some ideas that come to my mind, all of which have something to do with the fact that she crossed over because she could no longer deal with the torment. There are any number of things appropriate, and some of them offer opportunity to accomplish something in a postive direction. We're not just talking about stopping the bullying here, but also making sure we're not dehumanized in the eyes of some people. You might see what I mean.
I didn't coordinate this with anyone. In fact, I didn't even tell Lady Stormy about this "crazy idea" until I had already recorded the show. But I want to offer this idea, for better of for worse.
She walked a path that some of us can remember walking.
I know what I'll be doing in her honor on February 20th. Want to join me?