Tea Leaves and Tarot - The Tower

We will never forget....

 

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“We will never forget....

 

It was not witches who burned.

It was women.

Women who were seen as;

Too beautiful,

Too outspoken,

Had too much water in the well (yes, seriously),

Who had a birthmark,

Women who were too skilled with herbal medicine,

Too loud,

Too quiet,

Too much red in their hair,

Women who had a strong nature connection,

Women who danced,

Women who sang,

or anything else, really.

 

Any woman was at risk of burning in the 1600’s. Sisters testified and turned on each other when their babies were held under ice.

 

Children were tortured to confess their experiences with “witches” by being fake executed in ovens.

 

Women were held under water and if they could float, they were guilty and executed. If they sank and drowned they were innocent.

 

Women were thrown off cliffs.

Women were put in deep holes in the ground.

 

Why do I write this?

 

Because knowing our history is important when we are building a new world.

 

When we are doing the healing work of our lineages and as women.

 

To give the women who were slaughtered a voice, to give them redress and a chance of peace.

 

It was not witches who burned.

It was women.”

 

- Fia Forsström (Excerpt)

 

Engraving by R. Brend’Amour

“La Illustracion Iberica”, 1885. #witch #witchesofinstagram #theburningtimes #samhain #halloween #history

 

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