Whether tongue in cheek or only partly so, in her new book, Hillary Clinton says that the private-server scandal during the election was so frustrating “that she was ‘tempted’ to construct voodoo dolls in the images of ‘certain members’ of the news media and Congress, and then ‘stick them full of pins,'” according to Breitbart.
“So Clinton wrote in her 494-page new memoir, What Happened, which was released today.”
Says Clinton in the book: “It was a dumb mistake. But an even dumber ‘scandal.’ It was like quicksand: the more you struggle, the deeper you sink. At times, I thought I must be going crazy. Other times, I was sure it was the world that had gone nuts. Sometimes I snapped at my staff. I was tempted to make voodoo dolls of certain members of the press and Congress and stick them full of pins. Mostly, I was furious at myself.”
Hillary has a history of affinity for the New Age, as we recounted before the election in a Spirit Daily “Special report,” including one spiritual adviser during her First Lady days who was linked to psychics and channeling. Whether she actually practices esoteric spirituality and ever has is not known. She appears to be a practicing Methodist who daily reads biblical passages.
In her previous memoir, Hard Choices, Clinton described attending a voodoo spirit ceremony with a “voodoo priest” during her honeymoon with Bill Clinton in Haiti in 1975.
One of the most memorable experiences of our trip was meeting a local voodoo priest named Max Beauvoir. “…He invited us to attend one of his ceremonies. We saw Haitians “seized with spirits” walk on hot coals, bite the heads off live chickens, and chew glass, spit out the shards, and not bleed. At the end of the ceremony, the people claimed the dark spirits had departed.”
In his book, My Life, Bill Clinton wrote what the Washington Post describes as “a vivid account of a trip the couple’s first trip to Haiti in 1975 — which had been a wedding gift from their friend David Edwards, who had some business to do there for Citibank and some extra frequent flyer miles.”
Clinton wrote that “the most interesting day of the trip” came when he, Hillary and Edwards got a chance to see voodoo in practice in a village near Port-au-Prince. That was Beauvoir, a former chemical engineer who had studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. Beauvoir had abandoned that career when his voodoo-priest grandfather died and named him as his successor.
As the newspaper reported two years ago, Beauvoir gave the three visitors what Clinton described as a “brief course in voodoo theology.” And then the late-afternoon ceremony began. Clinton wrote: “After several minutes of rhythmic dancing to pounding drums, the spirits arrived, seizing a woman and a man. The man proceeded to rub a burning torch all over his body and walk on hot coals without being burned. The woman, in a frenzy, screamed repeatedly, then grabbed a live chicken and bit its head off. Then the spirits left and those who had been possessed fell to the ground.”
Former President Clinton, recalled the Post, wrote that his “brief foray into the world of voodoo” furthered his fascination with “the way different cultures try to make sense of life, nature, and the virtually universal belief that there is a nonphysical spirit force at work in the world.”
As it turned out, the trip came at a critical time for Bill, who had lost a race for Congress and was trying to decide whether to run for another office.
“By the time we got back from Haiti, I had determined to run for attorney general,” Clinton recalled. “This time, he won — and was on his way to the White House.”
One lesson he took from Haiti, he wrote: “The Lord works in mysterious ways.”
So does the devil.
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