Of course I'm using the present tense here because it does, and always has had. Now the word witch may come from a certain root, or practice and may conjure every conceivable image from the pointy hat, green skin, stripy socks, to flying brooms, potions, and wands as represented in certain media, but what it has almost always referred to is folk with a particular knowledge, skill, or talent, that in some ways defies what many consider as "normal" expectation.
Of course when we apply the cliché that "knowledge is power", these folk with knowledge invariably become folk with power. Here is where things go slightly down hill though. Not everyone holds respect for the power of knowledge. Some folk fall to fears, allowing it to close their minds. Of course fear doesn't only blind people to truth, it can also lead to an emotional instability which invariably leads to harm. Self harm in some bad cases but harm of others in the worst of cases.
This is the core of closed minded instability which led to the burning of witches at the stake. Fear of not just power, or knowledge, but fear of anything that could be considered different. In many cases this fear turned against anyone who did not fit a fictitious "norm". Those who, for any number of reasons, did not conform to the expectations of others. Fear replacing compassion, bigotry replacing acceptance, and death replacing life for many who were innocently living the one life they had. Living to the best of their ability in line with their own truth.
These days the physical stakes are gone, but some people are still motivated by fear and closed minded agendas. They choose to deny others the respect of living to their own truth.
For us here are Eel & Otter, we will stand against the fear because This Witch Doesn't Burn!
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