The Moot with No Name, Devereux pub, Strand. Subject: Sin-eaters by Shani Oates.
“cease to have silly bickering between covens, because they happen to do things differently from the way we do them. This incidentally is the reason why I eventually parted from Robert Cochrane, because he wanted to declare a sort of Holy War against the followers of Gerald Gardner, in the name of traditional witchcraft.”
“Sin” states Shani “has long been recognised as undesirable. No one can be responsible for the sins of somebody else but this is exactly what Sin-eaters do”.
- a symbol of Man’s labour
- incorruptibility (it is extracted intact from nature)
- sterility (makes all living nature barren)
- friendship and wisdom. To eat another man’s salt is to make a bond. To eat the salt of your King is to owe him fidelity.
“What is sin for you?” asked someone
“Sin is not following your purpose” replied Shani “Crowley said sin equals restriction”.