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It’s that time of year…when the granddaughters, and great-granddaughters of the Witches they couldn’t kill, celebrate what they are, and they REMEMBER!

Sorceress with cross in colored smoke

Photo:  Erik McLean

Guardian of the Forest…words

woman wearing black and brown dress

Thou shall not pass
until your intentions are clear
none may be harmed
in this forest of mine
or thou shall pay the price
all creatures
and living things
are under my protection
and should you err
my retribution
will be sift


Photo:  Dimitry Vechorko

A young witch and her familiar…words

Free Girl in Black Long Sleeve Shirt Holding Orange Tabby Cat Stock Photo

cats find their way
to their witches
no matter how young
once they meet
or are called
they are bonded
for life
not every cat
or animal
can be a familiar
it’s a relationship
built on magic
and  love
it’s a true



Photo:  Thirdman

AZ Quote: Yoko Ono…you and me both Yoko…

Witch, Gothic, Goth, Dark, Portrait

I think that there is incredible prejudice about witches
while there is no prejudice about wizards.
Words are very important,
and I’m really into destroying myths.

Picture:  Pixabay

AZQuote…Terry Prachett

Image result for free picture of terry pratchett

A witch ought never to be frightened in the darkest forest …
because she should be sure in her soul
that the most terrifying thing in the forest was her.


Witches…a story poem

don’t disappear
after Halloween
we’re always here
in spite of the fact
that men tried their hardest
to wipe us out
are healers
spirit guides
witches are everything
and with our sisters
we celebrate Yule
a holiday
stolen from us
by men
whose hatred
has never weakened
and continues
to this very day
but the light is coming
it can’t be stopped
and believe me when I say
neither can we



Photo:  Sierra Koder

Witches…a poem

Closeup crop blond with black painted mask on eyes and symbols on skin looking at camera

you think we don’t exist
but we are everywhere
we teach your children
cure your dis-ease
we grow your food
and write the books you read
we lecture
and run the businesses
you support
we keep you safe
in a world of violence
that never ends
we are the children
of those they never
and we are everywhere


Photo:Erik Mclean

Witches are everywhere…

brown and black wooden happy st patricks day signage

Photo:  Rachael


We no longer dress in costume
we blend in nowadays
we look like everyone else
but witches we are
and witches will will always be
handed down from generation
to generation
we are everywhere
and we will never forget
what you did


Okay, so…

Witch, Evil, Scary, Spooky, Halloween

These kinds of pictures were made to show intelligent, powerful women as ugly and frightening.  The reverse is true but labels and fear are always used by those in power to destroy and prevent others from living their lives freely and openly.  That’s what the status quo is all about.  In the beginning, men killed women and took their property.  Men always kill women just because they can.  It was an easy way of eliminating women they felt were threatening. It’s happening today.  It never ends.  If men want to burn us at the stake again, they will write a law that states that they can. When you’re in charge of the laws, you can do ANYTHING you like, that’s why women aren’t part of the process.   Witches live next door to you, they work at your bank, they teach your kids.  They are everywhere and they are beautiful.  That’s why they are portrayed as ugly.

Princesses are weak, not very bright, helpless and  beautiful.  They are promoted by society.  They set the standard of what a female should be.  They obey and marry people they never met.  They have no friends and are waiting to be rescued.

Witches are free and powerful, so they are portrayed as evil.  They don’t need to be rescued, they don’t need anything.  They are threatening to men, to the establishment, so they are portrayed as ugly…their punishment for refusing to be princesses, is to be killed and/or hated.

These are training stories for children.  It’s done on purpose.  Imagine Beauty and the Beast in gender reversal.  Right…no way at all.  All done on purpose.  Normally, the prince has both parents and is wealthy.  Princesses are unconscious, singing to birds, in comas, living with dwarfs, kept in towers and none of them have mothers, just hateful, neglectful, invisible fathers.  Stepmothers are shown to be evil because women are evil in the society in which we live.  Only those who follow the rules and OBEY men are considered good.  Think of one male in a fairy tale who is locked up, punished, forced to marry a stranger, poor, cleaning out fireplaces, friendless, running through the woods with someone chasing him to take his heart because he’s handsome.  Think about it.  It’s a set up.  Male=power, freedom.  Female=misery, isolation, fear, helplessness, powerlessness, motherless, mistreatment, cruel fathers, no choices, saved by men who kiss them awake. Men want to create life, but only women can do that, so they make princesses half dead, waiting to be given life by some strange guy passing by.

These stories are cultural lessons that show children EXACTLY how society works.  They are actually cautionary tales that should be used to show children the evils of the society that is waiting for them.

Witch:  Pixabay

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