• Making a Maven

    Witches of Modern History

    To many, witchcraft is a silly fantasy passed down through old wives’ tales and something that should be put to rest thanks to our technological society. But even as our technology has grown, the ritual and practice of craft has followed along. It may have changed as our knowledge and technology grew, but it has still found its place among us. While we can trace back stories and superstitions to old folk magic, it is because of the work of the following individuals that it has persistent and become prevalent in the modern world. This list is not all encompassing, but it is at least a starting point. Also, this…

  • Making a Maven

    History of Witchcraft

    The following is a very brief summation of the transition from our dependence on healers in our communities to the forced removal of these individuals through religious and legal means. Often seen as the beginning of the war on women and clear rise of patriarchal society, the history of healers and witches has been studied deeply. I am not a research expert and am learning along with you in what I discover.  I hope you are inspired to dive into the past! Anyone that has ever picked up a history book will know that our technology and understanding of the world around us has been evolving since the dawn of…