Friday Philosophy…Witches #ArchiveDay

Clearly, I am not talking about the type of fish. 🙂 If that isn’t clear by now, we are in big trouble! To continue my spooky, pre-Halloween theme here, I thought I’d talk about the classic today. Although most reports of witchcraft throughout history had more to do with societal mores than actual witchcraft, witches are definitely a thing.

From the broad brushstrokes of blame to the images in the Wizard of Oz (and to my own take in my books, haha) witches are a pervasive image throughout religion, film, and literature.

As always, to me the very scariest monster is the regular human being: we have the capacity to abuse and destroy and terrorize more than any supernatural being.

“Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.” ~ Neil Gaiman

“Witches are moon-birds, witches are the women of the false, beautiful moon.” ~ Amy Lowell

“I was born on the night of Samhain, when the barrier between the worlds is whisper-thin and when magic, old magic, sings its heady and sweet song to anyone who cares to hear it.” ~ Carolyn McCullough

“Those old hypocrites. They talk about killing witches but the Good Book’s full of magic. Turning the Nile to blood and parting the Red Sea. What’s that if it’s not good old-fashioned magic? Want a little water into wine? No trouble! How about raising the dead man Lazarus? Just say the word!” ~ Clive Barker

Friday blessings to you all (early Saturday morning), and never give up!!!

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