Monster. Mother. Helper.
She gathers lavender and thyme, hangs them in bundles in her windows. She wears shredded black silk or neat houndstooth suits or jeans with quiet confidence and a wicked smile. She lives on the margins, in cottages at the forest’s edge, in tiny apartments papered with Morris vines. She beguiles, she enchants, and she makes your life pulse and sparkle when you need her most.
The witch is a polarizing figure, inspiring fear, fascination, and curiosity with the invocation of her name. At the heart of these responses is the simple recognition of her power: she represents freedom from everyday rules and knowledge of the forbidden. She (or he or they!) is loved and hated, a shadowy presence on the margins of society, and yet she also possesses the ability to hold communities together, to speak to those of us who long for something more.
She is, quite simply, magic, powerful and strange.
Join two Through the Twisted Woods founders, Dr. Sara Cleto and Dr. Brittany Warman, in an online masterclass for an exploration of the witch in all her multiplicities. Registration is open and will end on April 30th. The course begins on May 1st: Walpurgisnacht!
For more information and to enroll, visit http://carterhaughschool.com/6-week-masterclass-seeking-the-witch/