Some historians & pundits believe much of what we think of as Witchcraft as a conscious tool of female empowerment was just made up in the last 50 years by people looking to sell a few more books and classes. As my Brazilian great-grandmother was a medicine woman of sorts, I have some immediate disagreement with that suggestion…but maybe here (probably) I’m confusing traditional folk magic and indigenous practices with what we think of as the modern Craft.
“When you’re born you get a ticket to the Freak Show. When you’re born in America, you get a front-row seat.”
I had been reading up recently on the topic of “wetiko”—the belief that the original American settlers brought with themselves a “mind-virus” of greed.