How many witches were burned?
I’ve often wondered about witches, how many of their so-called evil abilities could simply be the gifts and intuitions that many women are capable of demonstrating, but keep to themselves through fear and the desire not to be ridiculed.
Many witches were probably healers, herbalists, and seers who were demonized because their abilities were deemed to be a threat to those in positions of leadership and power at the time.
The recent marches to protest the election of the US president bought the poster
“We are the granddaughters of the witches you could not burn”
So how many witches were burned and why?
I read from www.capitalpunishmentuk.org that burning at the stake in public was used in England and Wales to punish heresy for both sexes and for women convicted of High Treason or Petty Treason.
Men were hung, drawn and quartered, but this was not deemed acceptable for women as it would have involved nudity…both Henry VIII and his daughter Mary Tudor were both keen on using this method to dispatch undesirables.
Burning was also used by the Spanish Inquisition as it ‘did not involve the shedding of the victim’s blood’, disallowed under the prevailing Roman Catholic doctrine.
Burning at the stake was also considered a spiritual punishment in the eyes of the Catholic Church, since it ensured that the condemned had no body to take into the next life (a severe spiritual punishment).
It is claimed that as many as 200,000 people were burned for witchcraft in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Before we start pointing too many fingers, consider this…
If you believe in the concept of Past Lives, it’s highly likely that you may have been involved in some kind of physical cruelty or damage to others. This kind of behavior was rife for many thousands of years and considered highly socially acceptable in many circles.
It’s not pretty, but the truth of much of human existence up until very recently, when the concept of equal rights and human rights became more common.
I have had 2 separate readings from Akashic Records Reading colleagues who mentioned my personal involvement in the Salem Witch trials – and not as a witch! So I was involved too.
Do you have the historical energy of being perceived as a witch in your DNA?
How do you know?
I have quite a few clients who come to me with problems such as
– feeling like they don’t fit in with others
– being picked on for their unusual spiritual beliefs
– feeling afraid to speak up about their intuitive gifts and abilities.
Sometimes intuitive gifts run in families
My mother was very talented in a number of ways. She could communicate with animals (although kept it quiet to friends), did amazing things with plants, and could spend hours connecting with nature.
She also knew some things ahead of time, such as when one of us was going to get sick.
I remember her using very unusual medicines to help us get well. She was very aware of telepathic thoughts and energetic output from others too but didn’t have the language to explain that to anyone, until we talked about it in later life.
Akashic Fear imprint can be passed through the generations
One thing I do remember is her look of extreme fear and disapproval when I started to try and discuss my ‘unspoken’ spiritual and energetic life and experiences with her. When I went to see a Romany Gypsy and had a very accurate reading at age 18, it made my mother so frightened that she told me I must be lying.
This attached Akashic program or imprint of fear has dogged many of us for centuries, and rightly so. It is time to clear it and be able to speak up for our natural intuitive selves!
So many women have wonderful intuitive gifts that have been feared and therefore blocked in the past, or described as ‘witchcraft’.
At least, in this day and age, we can write it on a sign and talk about it!