Hunting for Wetiko (Cymraes’s Corner)

“The term Wetiko is a term found in the Native America Cree Nation which refers to an evil being or spirit which creates terror in humans through acts of terrible evil. The term is analogous to the more recognisable Windigo of the Ojibway / Chippewa Nation mythology. These are beings of destruction and chaos, believed to infect a human host and cause them to engage in the most abhorrent behaviours right up to and including cannibalism.”

(Knotmagick by Victoria (Vicky) Newton)


The reason for this introduction is because my attention was recently brought to an article on Cymraes’s Corner about such entities, parts of which follows.  This article in its entirety can be found here.

” … there was no ritual, no incense billowing from the censer, no flickering candlelight, no barbarous words… none of this, but a sense of something watching, waiting… waiting for that moment to invade, infect, much as a mosquito does. A low level of intelligence, aware, but predatory. It was simply there, in the corner of my psychic eye, waiting to pounce! But was ‘it’? So I took to drawing the things I saw hovering, waiting for it’s chance to strike, and as I did so, it faded away ~ not completely, but it hid, out of sight, waiting… by the time I had finished the sketch, I believed it gone.” 

Thus is was, over a number of years, the sense of some Thing – an un-named Thing at that, grew in my awareness. Concerned with my own sphere, it was clearly attempting to latch on. To cut a long story short, this Thing rode others while attempting to ride me.

“Ride’ being the term I use, for an unwanted psychic entity attaching itself, unknown to others, in order to drain them of their energy; to feed. This is known with in the traditional circles as being Hag Ridden.

There was one person in particular that clearly was being ridden by this Thing. The more she attacked me, the clearer it became. Down to the very fact that what she accused me of, was, clearly, the very same thing she was doing; the projection of her many issues onto me (and others as well) was staggering!

But what was it that rode her – that fed off her and the drama she attempted to create?

“To name something, is to give it life; to give it life, means you can kill it.” Oral magical lore.

Signs of a Wetiko

“Wetiko subversively turns our genius for reality creation against us so that we become bewitched by the projective tendencies of our own mind. People afflicted with wetiko react to their own projections in the world as if they objectively exist and are separate from themselves, delusionally thinking that they have nothing to do with creating that to which they are reacting.” Source.

“Those afflicted with wetiko, like a cannibal, consume the life-force of others — human and nonhuman — for private purpose or profit, and do so without giving back something from their own lives. One example that symbolizes our self-destructive, collective madness is the oil companies’ destruction of the Amazonian rainforest, the lungs of our planet. This is literally a full-bodied revelation showing us what we are doing to ourselves. Another literal example that is symbolically illustrating the wetiko complex in action is Monsanto genetically engineering terminator seeds that do not reproduce a second generation, thus forcing farmers to buy new seeds from Monsanto for each year’s new crop. This makes survival for many poor farmers impossible, which has triggered a wave of suicides among farmers, as Monsanto grows richer from the process.” Source.

”Because full-blown wetikos are soul murderers who continually recreate the on-going process of killing their own soul, they are reflexively compelled to do this to others; for what the soul does to itself, it can’t help but to do to others. In a perverse inversion of the golden rule, instead of treating others how they would like to be treated, wetikos do unto others what was done unto them. The wetiko is simply a living link in a timeless, vampiric lineage of abuse. Full-blown wetikos induce and dream up others to experience what it is like to be the part of themselves which they have split off from and denied, and are thus not able to consciously experience – the part of themselves that has been abused and vampirized. In playing this out, wetikos are transmitting and transferring their own depraved state of inner deadness to others in a perverse form of trying to deal with their own suffering. Paradoxically, wetikos both try to destroy others’ light, as it reminds them of what they’ve killed in themselves, while simultaneously trying to appropriate the light for themselves.” Source.

As mentioned earlier, to read this article in its entity, it can be found at Cymraes’s Corner.

Another interesting article about wetikos is Dispelling Wetiko by Paul Levy who is quoted in the above article:

Wetiko psychosis is highly contagious, spreading through the channel of our shared unconsciousness. Its vectors of infection and propagation do not travel like a physical pathogen, however. This fluidly moving, nomadically wandering bug reciprocally reinforces and feeds off and into each of our unconscious blind spots, which is how it non-locally propagates itself throughout the field.”