Our thanks to Steve for this piece published today on the BBC website. He writes:
Tucked away at the bottom of the article…
“Witchcraft is a practice, not a religion,” Ms Bracciale explained. “It’s what one does, not what one believes.”
She said that followers of witchcraft see motivation in its history: “It has always been practiced by the most downtrodden, disenfranchised and oppressed peoples who have used it as a tool for survival… to be the arbiter of their own justice since it would be denied by the powers that be.
“[We see] the witch as a political figure who threatens and works to take down the patriarchy. [Steve’e emphasis] This has been seen throughout history, but more recently in American society.
“We uphold this legacy which merges art, political theatre, religious iconology and socio-political resistance.”
Feminists and witches. One and the same thing.
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