Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Day 30...Which, Witch is Which?
Welcome back to day 30 at my crypt. Oh eek, we are only one day away until Halloween! Excitement all around!
Today I am going to talk to you about witches. I am aware that this is a subject some people get nervous about but trust me, it will be ok.
Hollywood has painted many witches to look like the picture above. They have pictured them to be evil, ride around on broomsticks, cause harm and should be dealt with. Then again, there is Glenda the good witch...
...or the Charmed ones...
...or Harry Potter.
In other cases witches are what were depicted in the Salem Witch Trials. Supposedly Puritans who became possessed by the evil one reeked havoc on the society. It is nothing to say these people, mostly impoverished women, who were unjustly hanged. Later the people of Salem would admit they were wrong and pay the families who were wronged.
There was also the witches of the Shakespearean play, Macbeth, who were very involved in political affairs. The term, " Double, double, toil and trouble" directly comes from this play.
Today there are self proclaimed witches who live among us. These men and women acknowledge that there is evil in the world but do not worship that evil. In fact everything of the Earth is respected and revered. They actually go by the mantra "harm none".
In fact, back in good 'o Salem there is an "official" witch by the name of Lori Cabot. She owns her own store and educates people around the world about modern witches.
Just like Lori Cabot, modern day witches encourage us to educate ourselves on witchcraft and what it is all about. This can only help us to be a people who do not discriminate against others who may not believe or think like us.
What do you think?