|Ipshita Ray Chakraverti--Good Witch!|
has served me steadfastly
Chronicling true.. once it
lifted me to the inaccessible peak
tapping the mystic.
On a November afternoon
against the prognosticated sun
My conscience coaxed me to seeing something
beyond the point of consciousness
and I loved drowning in it-
the Wiccan way...
The vulnerable me--- believed
the dark theories of the Wicca
Watched her in awe...
O' to feel and be felt was a complete bliss.
The Wicca-- feeding tribute to the supernaturals
instilled little seeds of desire in me..
With a penitent heart implanted
energy- cooling my nerves; and
Suddenly everything seemed so satisfying
Words such as 'infinite' 'eternal'
in that witching hour
An icy enchantment unfolded
Shades of esoteric energies engulfed me
I journeyed into a passage
mingled with life and death
Had a rare glimpse of sorcery
Diversity is beautiful...
Especially when the soul gets maimed-naive;
I want to feel her Guiding Hands...
And freeze those spells for good...
Wicca is a volatile subject.
Ipsita Roy Chakraverti is the only certified good-witch from India. Time and again she has encountered the mysterious ‘X factor’ --a meeting ground between science and the supernatural— and she believes there exists one - transcended force that defies explanation. Some of her strange encounters have been with the rich and famous - the scientist Homi Bhabha, Indira Gandhi and Elvis Presley.
About a couple of years back, I attended her Wicca workshop in Kolkata. I was drawn to this darkly exotic subject and had an amazing fairy-tale kind of an experience. It was interesting to know about the old pagan ways which were actually not so fearful as I'd imagined them to be...Of course, I didn't go back again. May be, she didn't want me there as she mentioned in her concluding part of the lecture that : “ You can’t choose Wicca – Wicca chooses you.”
She says, "We believe that nothing is inanimate. So tap that energy. Use it. Sensitize yourself to Nature's hidden gifts. Make it work for you. Sometimes you feel life is one dull day following another. But it's not so if you know how to bring the magic back. There is magic, mystery and power in the way of the Wicca, but not as commonly understood..."