The threads that connects history, patriarchy, and how we view age today.
Thank you for bringing this onto the light Jenna, it’s something that I hadn’t made the connection with, although I have done a lot of work with my ancestors around persecution and speaking the truth. Many of us carry this witch wound and perhaps it is triggered during the menopause as we remember we were in danger at this time and therefore need to hide ourselves away? It coincides with the transformational stage of the crone. Really interesting! 🙏💫
Thank you for this, Jenna. I think you are definitely on to something with the connections around women, aging and menopause. The memorial must have been emotional to visit.
Thank you for sharing this, Jenna. I always learn something from your writing.
Thank you for this post. I hadn't realized that so many of the victims of these trials were over 50.
I love this. Have you read Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici? It validates everything you're saying here. I would totally read it again and discuss...
Its fascinating to be this age, and feel the power of beauty slip away and feel the power of another sort altogether. you're right, menopause is so poorly understood even now. We may as well embrace the witch! Or at least that is what I say today. I went to a Breeders concert the other day and I was in a pack of menopausal women, all fanning ourselves and sweating and bonding. It felt good to share it with strangers.