Year of the Witch

October 19, 2013
Remedios Varo

Remedios Varo. Still Life Reviving. 1963.

“The archetype of the witch is long overdue for celebration. Daughters, mothers, queens, virgins, wives, et al. derive meaning from their relations to another person. Witches, on the other hand, have power on their own terms. They create. They praise. They commune with nature/spirit/God/dess choose-your-own-term-semantics, freely and free of any mediator. But most importantly, they make things happen. The best definition of magic I’ve been able to come up with is “symbolic action with intent” — “action” being the operative word. Witches are midwives to metamorphisis. They are magical women, and they quite literally, change the world.”

Pam Grossman, from Reality Sandwich

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