the Websters’ First New Intergalactic Wickedary of the English Language

Conjured by Mary Daly in cahoots with Jane Caputi

The Women’s Press Ltd 1988.



my copy of this book is well thumbed and crunkled

if you do not know of Mary Daly check her out …

her courage to intelligently think outside of the box of patriarchy- to name that which she dis covered – her canny re claiming of words and spaces has been a valued source of  Wakening for me.


dick-tionary n

any patriarchal dictionary: a derivative, tamed ,muted lexicon compiled by dicks, which, despite its distortions , contains clues for Word-Weaving Websters/Wickedarians.


in honour of this Wise Wild Woman here is some of her word-magic.


Word – Magic n

“magic involving the use of words in a manner determined by a belief that the very act of uttering a word summons or directly affects the person or thing that the word refers to.”


Women’s Space

Space created by women who choose to separate our Selves from the State of Servitude : FREE SPACE ; Space in which women actualize Archimagical Powers , releasing the flow of Gynergy; Space in which women Spin and Weave, creating cosmic tapestries; Space in which women find Rooms, Looms, Brooms of our own.


Witch n

an Elemental Soothsayer; one who is in harmony with the rhythms of the universe : Wise Woman, healer ; one who exercises transformative powers : Shape-shifter; one who wields Labrys-like powers of aversion and attraction –averting disaster,warding off attacks of demons and Magnetizing Elemental Spiritual Forces.


Wild n

the vast realm of reality outside of the pinoramic world view constructed by bores and necrophiliacs of patriarchy;

true Homeland of all Elemental be-ing, characterized by diversity, wonder, joy, beauty, Metamorphic Movement and Spirit.



The Call of the Wild

1 : the recurring invitation to bound out of the State of Bondage

2 : the Elemental Sounds of Otherness which awaken Be-Longing, summoning women to embark upon Journeys of Exorcism and Ecstasy.


My heartfelt gratitude to all  that travel this Journey with me.


7 thoughts on “Wickedary

  1. I like dictionaries, and there are all kinds. What writer doesn’t. Most of us are wordsmiths that like to play with words. Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to meet you, from the A to Z challenge!


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