The Wiccan Diet?

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As Halloween and Election Day are just around the corner, I thought it appropriate to mention America’s favorite witch…. well,ummm, not really a witch, she “just dabbled in witchcraft”. I am speak ing of none other that the headline stealing, Tea Party, Republican Senate, hopeful for Delaware , Ms. Christine O’ Donnell

Now let’s get one thing clear, this is not a political website. This is a FOOD website. There are plenty of other forums to discuss the Tea Party, and the upcoming Elections. What I am more interested in is something that Ms. O’ Donnell referred to in the following infamous statement.

In a political “gotcha” Ms. O’ Donnell was famously quoted as saying in the 1999 weekly program, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, that  although she “dabbled into witchcraft, she never joined a coven, but I did,I did…dabble in witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I am not making this stuff up. I know what they told me to do. One of my first dates with a witch was on  Satanic altar, and I didn’t know it, there’s a little blood there and stuff like that…We went to a movie and then  had a Midnight picnic on the alter.”

What I want to know was, what was exactly in that picnic basket at that Satanic Alter? What do Wiccans and/or Witches eat?

As Shakespeare famously wrote in, Macbeth, would the contents of the basket happen to be  “Eye of Newt, Toe of Frog, Wool of bat or Tongue of dog”?

According to Wicca expert, Patti Wigington, who writes the blog, Patti’s Paganism, it seems that followers of this practice eat pretty much the same thing as everybody else does. However, one thing that I have learned is that Wiccans do strongly believe in acknowledging where their food comes from. They try to remain mindful of the origin of their food and what they put into their mouths. They also try to eat appropriately for the season. Because of this, many Wiccans become vegetarians and still many more become vegans.

This is not to say that all Wiccans don’t eat meat. On the contrary, Ms. Wigington writes that she knows many Pagans that not only eat meat and but even slay the animals themselves. She goes on to say that there are no strict dietary restrictions, it just depends on which group you join.

Hmmmm. Doesnt sound too sinister to me. Come to think of it, I don’t think “eye of newt or toe of frog “has any carbs. .

Chow for now.