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Transcript of Diviners
What is a Diviner?
Max Dashu’s definition: “An influential group of witch-names derives from Latin Sortiaria: one who reads or influences fate, fortune.” (Dashu,63)
Wicca.com states, “Divination is simply the use of an object or objects to ascertain answers to questions or to see an event or events which are not perceptible to the average person.”
Each diviner has their own divination tool, and it is possible to use anything!
Irene Hughes cont...
Jessica Baltazar Eduardo Morales
Wiccas with Attitude
Born in Tennessee
Passed away on Dec. 7, 2012 (92 yrs old)
She was considered to be one of the greatest diviner, psychic readers.
Events that she predicted was:
Chicago blizzard (1967)
Assassination of Robert Kennedy (1973)
Middle Eastern War of June 1967
President Johnson (1973) not seeking a second term
Even "Black Monday" in 1987 which the market dropped 500 points.
She was considered the most popular diviner in regards to political events during the 20th century.
Correctly predicted every presidential election of her time, and foretold the death of JFK.
Her supporters felt that her powers went beyond the political sphere and she has even been said to have correctly predicted murders, suicides, fires, and even the winning raffle ticket numbers which she bought and won a car for her husband with.
As a strong Roman Catholic, she
believed her abilities were a gift
from God, and made efforts not to
abuse her gift.
She felt it was her God-given
mission to issue people
Dashu, Max. "Names of Witches." Witches and Pagans. 59-97. Print.
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"Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 10 Sept. 2014. Web. 10 Nov. 2016.
She did received a lot of hate and doubt from skeptics, and she was
also wrong in a lot of her predictions
She went on to have her own horoscope column in the news paper, and also host an astrology hotline where she gave callers predictions. For a price!
Through all the skepticism her supporters stayed true to her
and were believers in her
powers, even after her death.
She devoted most of her attention in offering her psychic needs in criminal cases.
Even though she had predicted many events not all of them occurred as she expected them to happen.
Yet, was still referred as "America's most accurate psychic."
Vusamazulu "Credo" Mutwa
Born in Zululand, Natal
Discovered his prophetic and artistic powers as he was growing up.
In 1937, Mutwa was violently attacked by a gang of mineworkers, which made him ill for a long time.
When White doctors failed to cure him, his grandfather (a healer) brought him back to health.
Mutwa's grandfather told him that his illness was in fact a sacred illness that beckoned him to become a "shaman".
Vusamazulu "Credo" Mutwa
Mutwa called himself a
(a Zulu diviner or Sangoma)
After his father disowned him, he decided to travel during 1946 and 1948 with Catholic priests.
He wrote books about his culture and experiences:
"Indaba, My Children" (1960)
"Song of the Stars: The Lore of a Zulu Shaman" (1996)
"Zulu Shaman: Dreams, Prophecies, and Mysteries" (2003)
"Woman of Four Paths: The Strange Story of a Black Woman in South Africa" (2007)
He wrote a poem in 1963, titled
The Blood-stained Flag
, and soon after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
In 1966 he warned Hendrink Verwoed (Prime Minister of South Africa) that he saw a bayonet hanging over his head. Verwoed refused to believe and was fatally stabbed in parliament a few days later.
In 1979, he drew some paintings of the planes which crashed into the New York World Trade Center Towers.
He also saw the HIV virus coming to Africa.
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in the year 2010.
On August 8, 2012, Credo Mutwa predicted The Marikana Masacre (two days before).