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Halloween Superstition Series

Witches are a big part of Halloween. With their ugly appearance, evil spells, and flying on broomsticks! I thought this would be a fun superstition to learn about. 

I think every girl has fed up as a witch at least once in their life. I went through a witch phase for a couple of years as a kid as well. 
Witches are just interesting. They have magical powers,  usually, they are known association with the devil,  and turn people into neurites. (Catch my Monty Python joke there?)

But I've never really looked into the exact history of witches until now. I know I've learned about the Salem Witch trials,  and 90 years before that,  they had another big witch trial in England. But where did the idea come from?

The lore around witches is quite depressing. If you were a single, widowed, unmarried, or solitary woman over 40, the Dark Ages labeled you a witch in their logic. Because most of these women resembled The Crone of Celtic mythology (grey hair, maybe a few warts, gnarled joints, bent from old age), they were looked down upon and feared by society. As cultures typically do when they develop a distaste for a thing, they marked these women as evil. Making the witch as we know her today.

There is a superstition that if you put your clothes on inside out and walk backward on Halloween night, you will meet a witch. 

To become a witch, go to a mountaintop at dawn, shoot through a handkerchief at the rising sun, curse Jehovah three times, and own the Devil as master. When you shoot through the handkerchief, blood will fall from it.

Do you know why witches have their brooms? Back in the Middle Ages,  people found certain herbs that caused psychedelic reactions when made into a balm and absorbed into the skin. Apparently, some women who were blamed as witches used a broomstick to vaginally absorb this balm. This made them feel like they were flying.  Thus making the idea of "witches using brooms to fly". 

There you have it! Depressing and messed up origins of the witch.. I don't think I'll look at a witch the same again.


  1. As a practicing witch, I have to object to the part about the broom. Witches flying on brooms comes from a common fertility spell involving dancing around the woman. It appeared that they were flying.
    I have never put psychedelics into my vag but now that you have told me about it, I might have to try.

  2. Usually, I never comment on blogs but your article is so convincing that I never stop myself to say something about it. You’re doing a great job Man. Best article I have ever read

    Keep it up!

  3. Depressing indeed as modern day "witches" are nothing like this as I'm sure those of the Dark and Middle Ages weren't. Humanity has always feared that which is different.

  4. Sounds like some interesting superstitions. I've wanted to visit the Salem witch museum for a while now, it would be neat to check out.

  5. Thank goodness times have changed. As a single woman I might have qualified...yeeikes!

  6. Oh my, I didn't know about this! Thank you for sharing. I think I would never want to be a witch on a Halloween ever again. lol!

  7. I had no idea there were so many different superstitions about witches. I will just have to remember not to walk backwards during Halloween. It only makes sense to me.


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