Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Red Thread

'You cannot be a witch alone,' that's what it is thought the witch hunters thought. It is taken to mean that when one witch was found in a a community there would be others. That is no doubt true: witches attract witches, witches recognise each other, when someone is thinking of taking a step into the hedge a witch will appear to help them through. However my experience is that it is more like 'you are never alone as a witch.' Often on the journey the resources, including people, just appear when we need them most. Suddenly we can find ourselves travelling with the most unexpected people: deceased significant others, animals, legendary characters. This is what being a witch is all about: a broader and less visible community, found only through the hedge.

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