But. I also read she has nazi ties. Here's the Wikipedia excerpt:
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doreen_Va ... E2.80.9384During the early 1970s, Valiente became a member of a far right white nationalist political party, the National Front, for about eighteen months, during which she designed a banner for her local branch. Valiente's biographer Philip Heselton suggested that the party's nationalistic outlook may have appealed to her strongly patriotic values and that she might have hoped that the Front would serve as a political equivalent to the Pagan movement. At the same time she also became a member of another, more extreme far right group, the Northern League. However, she allowed her membership of the National Front to lapse, sending a letter to her local branch stating that although she respected its leader John Tyndall and had made friends within the group, she was critical of the party's opposition to women's liberation, gay rights, and sex education, all of which she lauded as progressive causes. Heselton has also suggested that Valiente may have joined these groups in order to investigate them before reporting back to Britain's intelligence agencies.
First of all, has anybody read some of her books, and did any of this make it into her writing about witchcraft?
Second of all, even if her white nationalism and her witchcraft are two separate things, I'm still very torn about this. I'm a person of colour, and I'm a decent person. A big part of me thinks I shouldn't read books written by a nazi, especially if I'm trying to educate myself spiritually.
I don't know... some opinions, please? How do you guys deal with this?