I walked up to the local witch stone this morning, and found wild violets growing round the base of it. This stone is said to mark the site of historical witch burnings, and these little purple flowers seemed fitting somehow. Like nature had placed something beautiful where once there was ugliness.
Someone had left a wee wicker offering too.
And the landowner had trimmed the gorse.
And the final item on this list of witch-stone happiness? I was actually able to walk up the hill to the stone for the first time since my latest autoimmune flare-up.
More Witchy Posts
- Walking the Witchy Ways of Aberdeen
- Memorial: Witchcraft in Aberdeen
- Witchcraft, Kidnapping and the Cobbles Between
- My Witchy Debut Novel is Published
- Macbeth’s Hillock and the Three Witches
- Apology for Scotland’s Witchcraft Trials
And a Witchy Book
Taking place mainly in a fictional castle, THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR blends an often overlooked period of history, the Scottish witchcraft accusations, in particular the 1597 Aberdeen witchcraft panic, with a love story. There’s 6 chapters of medieval Christmas too.
See the press release here
From the Press and Journal: New book by Fraserburgh author highlights horrific extent of witch trials in Scotland