It was my pleasure to be interviewed by DJ Martin, herself an author and herbal witchy woman. You’ll also find links to her blogs & books at this post ~
Magick & Witchcraft
1. People get so upset about the fine line between ‘black’ magick and ‘white’ magick. There really isn’t any line at all. The intensity and direction of our magick depends upon our boundaries and how deeply we will allow someone to encroach upon our territory, our person, our life…when these boundaries are broached, that’s usually when magick begins to take on shades of gray…and in that case, it winds up being about protection and self-preservation.
2. What kind of witch am I?…The ‘me’ that I normally am naturally slips into the witch that already exists. If you are a normally bitchy person, you’re going to be one fine and mighty bitchy witch. If you are a passive individual, so shall you be a passive witch. The witch that you are is so wrapped up with the psyche that is ‘you’ that it is one and the same– indistinguishable from the rest of your humanity.
1. The best writing that I’ve ever done is writing that I get lost in.
2. Literature Classes…The most idiotic thing– this teacher in a Literature class in high school had us read some prose, and then she had us tell her how we interpreted it. So I read it, and I told her. I don’t remember today exactly what it was I read, but I do remember the intensity of feeling it created and the enthralling layers of personalities and possiblities that unfolded.
When I finished telling this teacher my breathless interpretation of this prose, she quietly and unceremoniously told me that I was wrong.
“Now”, she begins, “this is what it really means…”
I was stunned and crestfallen– had everything that I had experienced during my reading been false?
Some people should never teach art or literature…those people who are trapped inside an invisible box they can’t see out; those people who are trapped in small minds and small lives; those people who can only justify their existence by feigned superiority; those people who insist that everyone must view the world through their eyes; those people who color all flowers red and all leaves green; those people who only see the sky as blue.
1. The older I get, the nearer the past seems.
2. Life doesn’t slow down as you get older, it winds itself up tighter so that you have to run faster.
~ Amythyst Raine
*Note: This blog post is an excerpt from the last newsletter I published for The Witch’s Corner (December 2011)