“Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive!”
Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17.
Scottish author & novelist (1771 – 1832)
It’s recently come to light that a certain somebody has been very active doing what she thinks she does best, over on Amazon… let me say this, she’s not so smart as she’d like to think she is!
She forgets that people notice little things; she forgets that it’s easy to find out the truth with just a little intelligence and a modicum of sense 🙂
Made me wonder this reply – made me wonder all the more when I saw the others – are some people really out to get this woman? so I went to the link Lady Raven Avalon gave, here I found this (quoted in full):
I would like to follow up on yesterday’s posting in relation to :
GOSSIPS ARE OFTEN FROWNED UPO AS RIVIAL AND UNSEEMLY AND AT ITS WORST IT CAN SPREAD MISINFORMATION, DAMAGE REUPUTATIONS AND INSULT INDIVIDUAL OR A COLLECTIVE OF PEOPLE.
WHY DO THEY DO IT?
A true concerted organised plot that emerges from prejuidce, intolerance and in some case hatred or jealousy has been felt by our spiritual family in BRC an d online in our group on Facebook . I feel that I must highlight the consequences when this form of attack is considered the norm to those behind it. Discrimination in any form is not right whether it be religious, gay issues, colour and ethnic minorities . Those who choose to look the other way while aware of a suitation are as much to blame as those actively involved in discrimination or harassment. Denial in any context of harassment or the inappropriate excuse of neutrality on the issues of attackers, bullies, prejudice and intolerance, is immoral. In the pagan community there are many great people with zero tolerance of the evils of prejudice and other forms of bigotry so whether it is, as in our particular case, an organised attack on our coven, my spiritual family and our books, we must highlight and reflect upon those behind it, their own reasons and no longer be prepared to do or say nothing.
So far, my family, spiritual family and our books are under constant attack (which we have notified amazon about)including fake reviews, horrible emails to my daughters and myself and members of our coven. Personally, I have received horrible emails from people I do not even know nor have I ever heard of; we are aware on the ongoing witch wars but we have always remained and steered clear of this nonsense.
Once again why and who is behind this? More importantly, I wish those who are behind it to question their own true reasons and why it is necessary to form a group or indeed a posse to harm others?
We wrote yesterday the following in relation to three fake reviews on amazon.com about our book Guidebook for The New Witch along with several other forms of attack that have been ongoing for the past few months.
“PROFESSOR FRANK T MC ANDREW IN HIS ARTICLE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MIND (2008) SUGGESTS “GOSSIP/HARASSMENT CAN BE A WAY OF BONDING WITH OTHERS BY SHARING SECRETS…”
HE GOES ON TO SAY THAT “HAVING AN INTENSE INTEREST IN THE MATTERS OF OTHERS CCOULD HAVE BEEN USEFUL FOR SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE OF OUR PREHISTORIC ANCESTORS!!!”
The sharing of negative evaluative information about any target is a way that protects the gossips/harassers “protects others from exploitative behviour” and by highlighting the “sharing of negative evalulate information about a target is a way to protect themselves from anti-social behaviour or indeed being a target themselves”
So, gossip/harassment/bullying is in fact “jealousy, protection of themselves for lacking the skills of the victim and through sharing and the co-operation of others within an attack shows an enjoyment of exploitation, a joy of sharing an anti-social secret group with ill intent and bonding with others with the same lack of confidence and lack of ability to create anything themselves” -JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 2010″
So our question is simply, who and why?
Isadora (Raven Avalon) Cole.
Now we don’t really give a rats arse about these people, but we can smell gossip a mile off and why would this person be so defensive about her coven book? What does she have to hide? Why doesn’t she like negative reviews? Surely a decent person would take them on the chin, and see them as a form of improvement – but she seems so rude… and then I found this:INCUBUS SUCCUBUS!?!?!?!?Isn’t that a rock group? The hounds were let loose at this point!I do know that this Lady Raven Avalon is thought to be Rochelle Moore, a pen name of a Siobhan Whelan. This Lilane has written reviews for both; the hounds began to howl… was I getting near? You bet I was ! And like all good hounds they flushed out the prey – nice doggies, have some numnums 🙂