Who were the witches? Where did they come from?
Maybe your great-great-grandmother was one.
Witches were wise, wise women, they say,
And there's a little witch in ev'ry woman today.
Witches knew all about flowers and weeds,
How to use all their roots and their leaves and their seeds.
When people grew weary from hard-workin' days,
They made 'em feel better in so many ways.
Some people thought that the witches were bad.
Some people were scared of the power they had.
But power to help and to heal and to care
Isn't something to fear; it's a pleasure to share.
What is it with witches and the stigma around this word?, we asked ourselves. We created a design that has been simmering and concocting in the creative cauldron over a number of years while sitting in a state of meditation. A design that touches it all: the connection with the women who came before us. The encouragement to be who we are meant to be and what we came here to be for. These pieces are ones of ancient tales that carry feminine power, a deep connection to source and sovereignty. An intention for each one of us to come to recognize her true essence that lies dormant within.
She is intuitive wisdom passed on through generations of women before her. She is sensitised, sensualized, born from exalted devotion and beauty. She knows ritual, sacrifice and remedy. She wanders the lands with pride and power, intoxicating, of deep, untouchable instinct. She is feminine magic directed and induced by nature. She is the mysterious born from a liminal space unable to be grasped by the mind. She is source, creatrix, bound to the mystery of the great force that animates all of life.
This pendant carries the encouraging words ‘Be the witch you came here to be’ to remind you that the feminine energy creates something out of seemingly nothing from the dark, fertile places of the earth, where we place our hands to plant the seeds to grow. She co-creates and acts as an ally to nature, knowing it is nature herself that is to be found in the depths of her being. With the support of the elements and the encouragement of the divine she brings about change to this world. She is the uncontrollable one, relentless in her pursuit of sharing her healing gift with the world. Despite her mystical name ‘witch’, she is nothing less than love.
The symbol of the Evil Eye
It is the depiction of the Evil Eye that has come through as the symbol that represents the witch within us. It is the guardian and protector of a force that rests deep in your being, ready for you to be summoned to change this world for a better, more loving, more nurturing place. Because you have the ability to see beyond where others’ imagination already dissolves.
When it comes to warding off the mystic malevolent forces of the world, there is perhaps no charm more recognized or renowned than the ‘evil eye’. To understand the origins of the evil eye, one must first understand the distinction between the amulet and the evil eye itself. Though often dubbed as ‘the evil eye’, the ocular amulet is actually the charm meant to ward off the true evil eye: a curse transmitted through a malicious glare, usually one inspired by envy.
The evil eye is a symbol found in a variety of religious and spiritual traditions throughout the world, including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity, used as a protective shield against the evil and unkind in this world.
May you be touched by its strength. May you be guided and protected at all times.
May these special pieces invoke recognition of who you really came here to be: that you too are a daughter of the witches that didn’t burn, the bearer of the wisdom of a mysterious force that breathes life into all. Be the witch you came here to be, not the woman society has told you to be.
“I am the sovereign queen, the treasury of all treasures, whose breathing forth gives birth to all the worlds and yet extends beyond the – so vast am I in greatness.”
Devi Sukta (Praise Hymn of the Goddess) from the Rg Veda.