Witches cause ancestral fear in creatures, in persons in many, many cultures. There’s something different in that “accusation” in every age, country, accuser, victim. There are people nowadays openly declaring themselves witches, with some pride and safety or desperate scream for attention.
Good or bad, the relationship with Witches pertain to the same world of Were-wolves, Vampires, Dragons and Unicorns, Mythical Beasts, Demons and uncommon, uncanny beasts and wo+men.
My personal vision is the one of the anthropologyst and folklorist, a cross between Indiana Jones and Arthur Machen. Lovecraftian indeed.
But, remember well, my dear reader, that Witches are real and exist. Even if only in our minds or unconsciously like Carl Gustav Jung would remark.
It doesn’t matter if real or not, if visibile or invisible, if miracle maker or cursed.
They are part of a lunar and starry, ancient, strong and delicate feminine World.
If you are Roman Catholic, you should know Witches are “somewhat” protected by the Holy Virgin Mary and S.ta Marta. But why?
Why should They exist?
Ask humbly yourself and if you don’t get any brilliant answer, hold your breath, close your eyes and think about common, normal life.
If you fit in perfectly, if you feel happy and realized, if society seems great, you are not a witch but you might need one. She will tell you the reason.
If you hate or curse the world, the society we all live in due to its inequalities, then you are probably a witch. Seek then normal people to heal them from their sick views with your charms. Two sides of a coin meet when spinning.
If you feel nothing, seek both and have fun.
But understand or try to, with good intentions for the Treshold Guardian is implacable like Saint Peter and Saint Paul, for a mirror soul self is the only real substance of the Scin Laeca.
BUT ANYWAY, someone once told me, that Witches were the first Ones.
They were the first to recognize Spirit, especially One, before it was called Holy among all try.
Be beautiful and wise, good anyway, anytime.
If every man and every woman is a star, behave like One…

Image from the Richelmann/Bocastle Museum

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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