mandag den 23. november 2009
The fairy tale
I am a story teller. It is a gift I suppose and you might have noticed that I tend to get a little poetic when I am writing. Ever since I could grasp the idea of stories I have been deeply fascinated with the phenomenon, but I reckon that my all time favorite genre was fairy tales. There was something about this unearthly world that captured me and there was no doubt in my mind that trolls and fairies existed. Magick was with me already then.
So the question is: What does fairy tales have to do with the new age verison of the witch? How was that evil hiddous creature who cursed beautiful princesses a sprout to my current believes? Actually I was as credulous as anyone my age. The witch was a horryfying and deamon-like evíl who was controlled by greed and malicious pleasure. She was the enemy. But she did have a counterpart, the fairy godmother and commen for them were the ability to use the forces of the world to their own or other's advantage. The power was the tricker for the excitement and the beauty. Mostly the endings were bright and happy and everybody got what they deserved.
I am grown now. I know that the world isn't as black and white as the dear tales make them out to be. I know some of the big religions today (the one I was raised with included) revovles around a male diety. There is no balance between the maskulin and the feminine aspects of human nature. The woman was forgotten. Her power was deamonised. The witch is a rebellious character, she is a woman of unknown origien with unknown powers. The fairy tales are created for children to teach and scare them. The witch reprents a heathen, individualistic woman with a connection with or undstanding of the divine (be it good or bad).