When my daughter Koren was 15 there was a young man living a couple of towns away. Koren and all her friends had started to hang out at his house unknown to myself, and their parents. One day Koren came to me and told me she needed my help. She was not your average teen, she had already graduated from high school and was beyond what you would call rebellious, for her to come to me and say, she needed help, it had to be big.
She told me about a man she and her friend had been hanging out with for the past few months. He was a witch and had been teaching them, I know she tossed that bit of information in thinking it would make me happy. The teaching was nothing like anything I had taught her, it was weird and that part had interested to her since it was so different than anything I had ever shown her. Along with her friends she had met other teens at his house. I was angry right away because he was teaching teens without the permission of their parents, but I bit my tongue so she could finish talking.
She was very nervous and looked to her hands as she talked and fidgeted, this was not like my boisterous, okay loud mouthed daughter. I waited getting frustrated she was not getting to the point. Then she told me what I did not want to hear but could not have guessed, I had thought perhaps he was making sexual advances, or expecting skyclad but not what came out of her mouth next. She looked at me with hazel green eyes and said, "He makes my friend become possessed by demons." I am sure I must have looked shocked, mouth open, eyes wide because she continued talking quickly to fill the gap. "Mom, they fall on the floor and thrash around. I didn't. I backed up when it happened so it wouldn't happen to me too. It happened to some of the other kids there too, but not me, not me!" Her voice was shaky and filled with fear.
If this had been a cartoon my face would have gotten red, smoke would have come out my ears and than my head would have exploded. I could not believe my smarter than possible daughter had gotten herself involved with this kind of crap! "Okay where the Heck is this man?" I wanted to know right then and there. She told me she would take me there, but before we left I contacted my Hp's and filled her in, she agreed she and the Elders would come up from RI to NH for some education of the public. I told her the next day I would make arrangements with the Unitarian Church for her arrival.
Koren and I headed off to Laconia so I could meet this young man. When we arrived at his apartment we were let in and I was invited into his inner sanctum. There were already a few teens there. On the door to this room was a poster of some kind, I am sorry I do not remember what was on it, a dragon of some kind and before entering Koren told me I was supposed to touch somewhere on it in order to enter safely.
I took one look at the poster on the door and walked in without touching it as the man in the black robe glared at me for breaking his rule. I did not waste any time walking across the room to stand before his dungeon and dragons type alter. It had plastic toys on it, to each their own. Then I look at this man who came up to my shoulder in height. Koren and the other teens stayed back behind me.
"You can make demons possess people." I tried to sound amazed, He nodded while trying to scare me with an attempt at a dark smile. My attitude changed abruptly, "Possess me then." He looked shocked. "Go ahead, make a demon POSSESS me! I want to thrash around on the floor for your pleasure like these teens do." I could hear the behind me as, Koren and the teens made sure to get further back from me. I waited and he just glared at me and then said, "I don't want to."
I tried to not laugh, and spoke as threatening as I could while looking down at this small man "Come on you know you really do want to, you are so powerful, do it, or is it, the only power you have is the power of suggestion?" "You can only control the minds of children".
"What I want is for you to leave these teens and all teens alone." This sanctum is closed, that toy alter of yours is for you alone. He was fuming at this point and yells at me, "You are not their mother!" I motion toward Koren, "I am her mother, and I am now adopting all of these other teens and for that matter all of the teens in this state! If I hear of you talking to even one of them I will be back and you will not like me nearly as much as you do today." "Today you have met a real Witch!"
Koren and the teens start leaving and I begin to follow, just as I am about to leave the room I turn and say to the little man, "By the way within a couple of days there will be other Witches here to make sure you are behaving. I have invited all of the Elders of my Tradition to come for a visit. We will be checking up on you." "Mind your ways little man."