Witches, Cauldrons & Ale, the Origins

part one of women's magic with plants, honey, yeast, barley & broomsticks ... next session Sunday 25th September 2022 

about this afternoon session

Today, if we ever came across the words herbs, brewing, cauldron, fire, broomsticks and women, what do we think of?

Immediately our mind may switch into images for a 'witch' ... possibly Walt Disney or Grimms Tales style. We forget that cauldron, fire, brewing, and herbs were all part of near ancient kitchen duties and tools. And it seems that kitchen functions and management were mainly the defended domain of women.

Humans, especially men, have appreciated the creation of alcoholic drinks for 1000s of year. Not only as a mean of merriment but maybe a way of handling not so good water.

Alewives witches developed an amazing catalogue of skills through their alchemy with ingredients, and even applying time measuring chants. 

Kitchens may have become covens and the control instrument of doctrines in the names of spirituality may have since been applied. But with this 'Nature Folklore' sessions we will explore the workings of ancient kitchens and how they evolved into both the 'hubble, bubble, toil and trouble', and 'hag goddess theatre and connection covens' that operate in 'secret' intimate locations today.

This is the first of six 'Samhain' themed 'Nature Folklore' sessions.

Do you have a 'witching', alchemy, or brewing story or poems to share? Please volunteer to be a guest to include your story or poem of 'magic' . As a guest you can be live, or send me a pre-recorded video clip, or audio with photographs, or send me some photos and chat about them live with me on this Sunday. Please message me to let me know what you can offer, thank you.

Looking forward to you joining us on Hubble, Bubble, Witches & Ale Sunday.

Suggested Itinerary ...

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3:00 suggest you contemplate the content broadcasted within your favourite natural sanctuary.
4:00 social sharing and conversation time wherever you are, within your local Covid restrictions.

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