Why is the great rite, I asked myself, the chalice and the blade and not the cauldron and the wand? For truly the ecstasy of sex is alike to the fervent stirring of a wand in a cauldron and not at all like the stabbing of a knife into a cup. And now, years later, I collect an answer.
For like the maiden bleeds afore she can create life, so must ritual sacrifice let blood to make its will manifest.
The menstrual current underlies magic and this is why the price is blood. Because the woman must bleed before she can conceive.
For Eve the cost was blood.
For Cain the cost was blood.
Sarah gave her pagan idols blood.
Delilah gave Dagon blood.
And to this day, the witch knows the prices is blood. The original meaning of sacrifice is blood intrinsic to the menstrual current.
By Sara Star