The Magical Buffet is where spirituality, politics, and pop culture collide, with hopefully entertaining and enlightening results. What started as a monthly online magazine in October 2006 was re-launched in 2008 as an interactive website that discusses things that interest Magical Buffet founder Rebecca Elson. Readers will find articles and interviews that deal with religion, the paranormal, First Amendment issues, popular culture, magical practices, and whatever else is on Rebecca’s mind at any given moment. The Magical Buffet is dedicated to decreasing fear by bringing communities together in the interest of understanding and then utilizing that unity to help Rebecca become supreme ruler of the world.
Rebecca Elson is founder, publisher, and primary writer for the website The Magical Buffet. A self-described warrior poet, spiritual mogul, and literary mercenary, it becomes obvious that sarcasm is a language she speaks fluently. She has a Bachelor of Science in Metaphysics from the American Institute of Holistic Theology and she’s not afraid to use it!
Along with The Magical Buffet, Rebecca has written for websites such as What Greg Eats and Deeper Perception Made Practical. She also has been a featured guest on several online radio shows including, The Lou Gentile Show, ISIS Paranormal Radio, The Cari Stone Show, NNYPRS Para-Radio, and Paravision Radio. Rebecca also was a featured speaker at the first ever Plattsburgh Paranormal Presentation where she discussed methods of protection against evil spirits, demons, and the Devil.
Rebecca aspires to the Kathy Griffin of the global religious community, or perhaps benevolent ruler of the world, she’s still trying to decide. Either way, readers of her website will be spared her wrath in her inevitable rise to power.
Responses to Frequent Comments
Most websites have a FAQ section, which is where they answer frequently asked questions. Here at The Magical Buffet we don’t get too many questions, but with time, a website, and a My Space we get lots of comments. So, I have decided to start an RFC section, where I can put my responses to frequent comments. Here we go.
Comment: Hey, what happened to your old philosophy?
Response: New site, new philosophy. For those of you that missed it, my original philosophy explained that by watching the movie “Big Trouble in Little China” I realized that all modes of belief are valid on some level and that a lot could be gained by offering up articles introducing our readers to as many different ideas as possible, enabling them to “Take What They Want, and Leave the Rest”. This is part of a line from the character Egg Shen in the movie, and our original tag line for the site. For the record, I haven’t stopped believing that.
Comment: I liked your old format.
Response: A lot of people did, including myself. In case you’re curious our old format was a monthly magazine that was emailed out to subscribers with a companion website that had a blog, reviews, and some other extras.
Comment: Then why change?
Response: Why not? Okay, that’s not really an answer. Essentially, the new format looks cooler and allows us more control over our content and when we release it. Also, I found that there were other things I wanted to discuss that didn’t fit into the original Magical Buffet’s parameters, but that I thought our readers would still find amusing. So the change was pretty much for selfish reasons. This new format and slight content modification allows me more freedom to talk about what I want, when I want. You can still subscribe and receive notices every time a new article goes up. See our home page for details.
Comment: You’re a Wiccan.
Response: Actually, no I’m not. There is a lot that I like about Wicca, primarily the emphasis on the Goddess, but being a severe allergy sufferer I have trouble getting into the nature oriented religions. It’s hard to revere something that causes me so much trouble. When someone starts a religion that combines Goddess worship with Claritin worship, email me! The Magical Buffet gets a ton of support from the Wiccan/Pagan community and we love them because they seem to love us and routinely show support for what we do.
Comment: Don’t you just hate Christians/Republicans/Conservatives/Skeptics?
Response: No, no, no, and absolutely not. Hello, first off, you can’t tell what kind of person someone is by any of these labels. I have a good friend who is a Conservative Republican Catholic. Second, it’s called the First Amendment and I love it. So anyone has the right to express their opinions, even if I disagree. Everyone has the right to determine what they believe and that includes the decision not to believe. I reserve my hate for those that truly deserve it, like every person on the highway when I commute to and from work.
Comment: I was trying to find the menu for my favorite buffet and found your website. I love it.
Response: An actual comment I received. My response, I love you.
Comment: I should really submit an article about my organization/what I do.
Response: Yes, you should.
Comment: I heard you on the Lou Gentile online radio show and you were pretty cool.
Response: Thanks, I love to talk. Just ask anyone who knows me.
Comment: Seriously, have you considered doing speaking engagements?
Response: I would if someone asked me.
Comment: Why haven’t you commented on my comment or accepted my friend request, etc?
Response: In a perfect world I could spend all my time interacting with our awesome online friends, but unfortunately I work a 9-5 job, Monday-Friday just like most of you. Once you add in that I have family and friends that I like to spend time with and a website to try and cobble together, well it means that sometimes it takes a while for me to respond to emails/comments/friend requests. Sorry, I’ll get to you, I promise.