And the Witches of Oz!
Witches certainly have had an influence on civilizations from the earliest times. My dad told me a boyhood story of having a teacher, who looked like the “wicked witch” of Kansas, who would put kids under her desk and then kick them with her “pointy shoes” for punishment, while sitting at her desk. He got tired of always being punished and one day bite her on her leg, for which he was sent home. His Dad didn’t punish him because he thought the teacher got what she deserved. Now, because of the “unkindly neighbor” who took Dorothy’s dog and because of my Dad’s story, I learned to be on alert for “mean-spirited” people. Otherwise, as mentioned in “Wizard’s,” true healers are not misunderstood. Scary for “scary” sake makes a good story.
And as with life, you reap what you sow. Kindness results in positive outcomes, whether you’re a witch, wizard or seeker of truths.
What are your wizard, witch, shaman wisdoms?
Margaret Hamilton was a character actress who played a lot of housemaids. Her performance as the Wicked Witch would frighten generations of children, who routinely cowered when they met her in person.
Witches of “The Wiz,” 1978 & 2015
Wicked 2005; Tin Man. Recognize any famous faces?
The Witches of Disney’s Oz
And the most famous Glinda of all, 1939….
and Ellen as Glinda, just because 🙂