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ptoner
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22/07/2013 2:47 pm  

Hmmm....right... seems she dont know that much about what she is actually doing...

Every witch way: The image problem of sorceresses

Doesn’t using words such as “spells” put people off or frighten them away, not to mention attract the wrong sort – Satanists perhaps?

“Oh no, there’s nothing in my shop for Satanists. I don’t have any Aleister Crowley on the shelves or anything like that, and all my pentagrams are the right way up. As for spells, that’s just an action you take to calm something down and I don’t do them – I give people the tools they need to do them themselves because they’re the ones with the power. To me, when someone goes into a church and lights a candle to help someone get better, or makes a wish blowing out birthday candles, that’s a spell. Spell is just a word, and so is witch.”

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/every-witch-way-the-image-problem-of-sorceresses-1-3008480


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23/07/2013 3:19 am  

I read the whole interview, and you're right, ptoner, it doesn't sound like she knows what she's doing.  She sounds like one of those fluffy bunny "kitchen witches", and it's just laughable!  There's an exhibition mentioned in the aritcle:

"It is the representations of female witches in western art that particularly interests artist, writer and curator Deanna Petherbridge, who has been instrumental in the staging of the exhibition Witches and Wicked Bodies, which opens at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art next weekend. Covering 500 years of the depiction of witches from the late 15th century to the present, there are outstanding images from artists such as Albrecht Dürer, John William Waterhouse, William Blake and bang up-to-date interpretations from Paula Rego, Kiki Smith and Cindy Sherman. The show is also linked to Edinburgh Filmhouse’s Gothic film season this autumn."

I'm surprised that images by A.O.S., Rosaleen Norton, Andrew Chumbley, and Daniel Schulke, aren't in the exhibition.


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23/07/2013 6:44 am  

“Oh no, there’s nothing in my shop for Satanists. I don’t have any Aleister Crowley on the shelves or anything like that, and all my pentagrams are the right way up.


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