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And so it continues…

In the continuing saga of Siobhan Whelan and her many personalities and plagiarized books, we have some updates and interesting development for you.
First, the attack of the Librarian. Or the supposed attack…

Stalking has become the latest in the crimes that Siobhan Whelan/Rochelle Moore/Zara Alcott/Raven Avalonís (hereafter referred to as RA coz lets face it, it’s allot easier!) bag of tricks.

While she tries to label the folks who have called her accountable for her many books of plagiarized materials and copy/pasting from the internet, she has herself crossed a legal line by posting, under one of her sock account, the names and addresses of several well-known pagans.

What she doesnít realize is that most of that was public to begin with.

The balance of the information points in a very serious direction. It points to a former ‘friend’ (and I use that term loosely) of TGWs.

There was information that only this one person would have had access to. And while she may have had no issue or conscience in handing that information over to one of RA’s socks, we here at Gossip Witch have better manners than that.

But yes, your identity is known dear…

Just adding that on to the list of Bull Shit you have attempted to spread.

But thanks to connections on both Facebook and on Amazon, the offending material was quickly and quietly removed from the web.

It does not, however, remove the legal implication of what they have done. That story will materialize further and TGW will follow that story as well as it develops.

Further, it was noticed that once Facebook started to track down the illegal materials, RA quickly changed her webpage address. To this my Sister raised more than an eyebrow too…

Yes, you can do that!

She changed it from https://www.facebook.com/RavenAvalon.Author to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lady-Raven-Avalon-Author/115175991906652 .

Interesting, isn’t it…

Being as how the illegal material appeared on her two coven pages, her author page and on her Guidebook page, she frantically ran around changing page names in order to salvage her material. Too bad, it was caught and noted!

The attack continued on Amazon.

She posted most of it on her own book pages, and the same C&P crap at that!

Amazon was quickly notified and the material was removed. All praise to Amazon!

Later she posted it yet again on a well-known author’s page, who was also mentioned in the offending material, but we’ll not stir the pot there – this very nice person does not deserve any more shite coming their way!
What this very ill person doesnít realize is that many people know Boudica Foster’s real name, including many of the authors and artists in the pagan community. What they posted was nothing new lol. What was very ill mannered and borders on illegal was the actual posting of someone’s name and address without their permission on a public forum. Very bad show that and highly illegal!
Unfortunately, once Amazon started removing the offending comments, RA noticed and changed a couple of reviews on some of the well know pagan’s book. Crafty, but Amazon will have the original on their systems so….

The offending material is gone but instead is a nasty review.

It drips of hatred and oozes revenge.

But it’s not the first bad review she’s left for that particular author either!

People over look it, regardless of what her socks try to imply in the comments.
The other item of note is RA’s attack on a complete outsider to this.

There is an individual who has posted some not so attractive reviews of her books on Amazon. They use the name Bookworm. She launched an attack on an individual on Facebook who has a similar user name, but not the same. And this poor person has nothing at all to do with the Amazon reviews.

She is lashing out in desperation, folks.

Anyone she feels threatens her nice little con is a fair target. Just be warned….
And yes, this whole charade is nothing but a con job.

These people aren’t even pagan.

The whole RA persona is a group of people using the name and the material interchangeably. They post under sock names and under the RA name, and it is clearly visible in writing styles and spelling and word usage. The con artists are from the UK and the US. Suspected are family members and a few outsiders who are part and parcel to the con. Their goal? To sell copyrighted material under false names to an unsuspecting public.

They have tried this before in the Christian Community. They were run out of town on that.

They settled in the pagan community thinking we wouldnít notice.

Wrong!!!!!

We aren’t stupid. Just cause we are a blossoming community does not mean we overlook con artists and plagiarizers.
And to prove that a few additional notes.

First, Raven Avalon has created some new Facebook name pages and has begun the migration to a new persona. Yes, we have all the evidence we need to prove it.

The RA pages have been created and are waiting for the old pages to either be shut down by the con group, or by Facebook for Terms violations.

We have the URLs and we will post those at a future date.
They have also started name changing the books.

Yes, they are the same books, but the titles and authors name have been changed.

New name?

Chloe Milne.

New book title?

Well, there are several.

The Witches Book of Spells (btw, that name is copyrighted by someone else) is a slightly revised version of Guidebook for the new witch. Seems someone attempted to ‘edit’ it, but took heavily word for word in many places. A quick peek inside the ‘Look Inside’ feature settled that.

I am sure the other books she has – The Elements and the Weight Loss book and the Money book are the same as the RA 13 Spells books. Unfortunately the ‘Look Inside’ features do not allow more than a look at the opening of the books. But, after seeing this so many times, we can take an educated guess, right! 😉
There is more but we will wait till things develop further. For now – let them think what they want.

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The things people say!

We have been following developments over the last week or so as the amazingly talentless Lady Ravin Babble-on announced recently that our blog here had been removed; as we haven’t been anyware, we quickly caught on.

More lies from her lips… will she ever get a life?

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The attack (?) of the Bunnies.

Start quote -> Black Raven Coven Homepage shared a link.
GUIDEBOOK FOR THE NEW WITCH by Lady Raven Avalon
FLUFFY BUNNY ALERT!!! 
http://www.amazon.com/review/R3OGHNHBFV8R51/ref=cm_cr_dp_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B007FIQNE2&nodeID=133140011&tag&linkCode#wasThisHelpfulit would appear that our book is under attack by “flufy bunnies” thank you for sending this to us bb Lady Raven Avalon“Last edited by the author on Mar 4, 2012 4:16:17 AM PST
Hawksquill says:
I am an independent reviewer & your comment is defamatory and has been reported to amazon. Readers if you look at my original review it explains what a fluffy bunnie is and if the shoe fits-wear it!
“My review
“Fluffy bunny is a fake wiccan, usully in their teens, with little or no information about the religion. Tend too make noise about their path. It is used as a derogatory term for someone who is ignorant, wilfully ignorant and/or disrespectful towards Wicca yet claims to be Wicca.”Here is the link that I saw for myself and proved that you Lesley are a flufy bunny administrator with all the others mentioned in this childish anti-wiccan group. I am writing to amazon about this defamatory comment.
Proof of my statement:
The link to your group on FB – The Coven of the Fluffie Bunnies IV The Sparkilee Editun
http://www.facebook.com/FluffsIV –

A fluffy bunnie is: “It is used as a derogatory term for someone who is ignorant, wilfully ignorant and/or disrespectful towards Wicca yet claims to be Wicca.”

Lesley Jackson Administrator
Boudica Foster Administrator
Diana Jones Administrator
Angel Pellegrin Administrator
Aelwyn Daeira Administrator
Shullie H Porter Administrator
& a few more “wilfully ignorant and/or disrespectful towards Wicca yet claims to be Wicca” members. When i looked into your fluffy bunnie group I saw you had a terrible stab at me for being fake which is exactly the opposite I am possibly one of the only real reviewers here!
This information may be of interest to witchy nexus and indeed amazon you are the epitomy of the meaning of fluffy bunnies for which most pagans have no respect; myself included.

http://www.facebook.com/FluffsIV – Here you boost one of your own administrators books namely Boudica Foster 5 stars all the way this is unethical and against amazon’s policy for posting reviews.

If you had taken the time to look at my page you would have seen my website and not posted such blithering rubbish! I love this book and I do not respect fluffy bunnies especially those who post fake reviews so I did, follow other fans links wich has proven to me that you are fluffy bunnies who post fake reviews on each others books etc and all of you are listed in the link as administrators of a fluffy bunny group. No respect for any of you.”

We are aware that Shullie, Boudica, Lesley, Linus etc are constantly on their computers especially in amazon posting childish words such as “badly edited” and a lot worse however, dont take the bait as they are doing a fine job of making themselves look like “fluffy bunnies” and as Lesley Jackson backed this up herself leave them to it. What is very hard to understand is why another writer would spend her entire day posting “badly edited” etc??? Perhaps Boudica foster will give us an answer and not a fluffy bunnie one. Who knows stranger things have happened. The book is selling thank you for those buying it and coming to us asking relevant questions. 

bb
Raven Avalon

“5 OUT OF 5 WANDS- Excellent book! The Holy…” a review of: GUIDEBOOK FOR THE NEW WITCH …
Hawksquill says: 5 OUT OF 5 WANDS- Excellent book! The Holy Grail for New Pagans with everything you need to know in this one reference book! “Everything you want to know about paganism/wicca in the one place at last!”, I read on another review of this book and that is exactly what…” <-end quote
Rather rich considering recent events dontcha think?
Mr Hawsquill turns out to be an old profile of Ms Whelans with just a name change – remember you need to give your financial details when you open an Amazon account and if you only have two ways of payment then you can only have two accounts and so on.Further more Mr Hawsquill gives a website, which when you go to it is a blog which has been closed down…
Recent chats with certain people have lead me to chase down a few things and it would seem that Ms Whelan has the habit of using  out of date products to recycle in her game of life – old blogs and websites which have have not been updated for a while (years) are utilised by her. Parts of them appear in her books, or names (yes Identities) are taken and used by her as fake accounts to make it seem as if she has a fan base.
People – it’s all just her!
She talks to herself!
How very very sad!
We The Gossip Witches DONOT feel one ounce of empathy for her… she deserves every thing she gets and no doubt will – sooner rather than later!

The Cole Debacle

Recent events with Raven Avalon makes us wonder just how much of her material is just a pile of lies.

Back in the end of December, RA started changing her name on her websites, and on her books.  The name Isadora (Raven Avalon) Cole started to appear everywhere.

There was a statement placed on her Facebook page as well, citing her supposed lineage.  Perhaps this was in response to the questions that were asked about her background by the Bustin’ Chops Blog, we really do not know.

We thought this rather curious, because the Coven Ouroborous et Ova, which is no longer in existence, was also the coven of Donna Cole Schultz.  How curious that her name would also take a change at this point to Cole as well.

We made some very discrete inquiries into her membership.  We received some very interesting replies.

As you can see, she got bolder.  Now she was claiming that Ms. Cole was her grandmother.  We looked further, and then sent out public inquiries late last month.

What alerted us to the possibility that she was bogus was the date of Ms. Cole-Schultz’ death. Ms. Schultz dies in 2004.  Obits are posted all over the web.

RA’s books appeared with her new name on them as well.  And then suddenly, the books were disappearing, and reappearing without the Cole name attached!

 

 

I found an obit on the web for Ms. Donna Cole-Schultz.

Schultz, Donna C.

April 01, 2004

Donna Cole Schultz, beloved wife of Robert Schultz; daughter of the late Sally and Arthur Weiss; mother of four cats. Donations can be made to any animal welfare organization. For information of memorial service call 773-525-9194 .

Pasted from <http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2004-04-01/news/0404010119_1_sally-donations-memorial>

As you can see, the obit does not mention children, other than her cats.  Again, we are puzzled.

 

 

The material she posted with her Cole name started disappearing, going back to Raven Avalon.  BTW, if anyone knows where she snatched that little photo up there, do let us know.  I suspect it was scanned from a magazine, the moray pattern of the print ink shows badly.

 

She was not too coordinated in her attempt to backtrack her work.  The Facebook pages appeared to be a jumble of quick edits and changes to try to hide what she had done.

 

This scenario is reminiscent of the change over from the Rochelle Moore name to the Raven Avalon name.  She reused websites and photographs that were clearly used by Rochelle Moore, to the point where they could be backtracked to photographers releases for use.  And she has reused Rochelle Moores books and tried to pass them off as her own. See the Chops blog for that whole story. We have copies of both the Guidebook as well as the Magick for the New Witch & Wiccan which are pretty much the same book with very minor changes to the content.  Very minor.

Raven Avalon may have tried to cover this up once we started asking publically for verification of her claims.  But what she has done on all on her own is to prove that the claims were false, or else she still would have the Cole name attached to her work and her Facebook pages.  I believe she is attempting to cover up this whole affair because it is a major failure to try to establish credentials in the American Pagan Community.  I believe she has no credentials and her actions seem to reflect it.  We are awaiting verification from a credentialing service that has launched inquiries on our behalf to members of the community to validate the claims and we will post those findings when we have them.

And I have to ask a very interesting question… why is she using the American market to establish credentials for her British Coven?  As Bustin’ Chops has pointed out, she has no coven in Britain.   People who are well acquainted with the area she claims to be located in have never heard of her.  People have been asked, local known groups have been contacted, and no one has ever heard of her or her coven.  So, we have some very serious questions that have been asked again and again, and all they can come up with are lies and attempts to deceive the pagan community.

There is more.  Much more.  Stay tuned.  We are working on this even deeper.

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