Ah, those were the days. Way, way back, when everything was just butterflies and bunnies. If you were Black, they'd kill you. If you were Jewish, they'd kill you. If you were a woman, they'd kill you. If you were somebody who wasn't popular, they'd kill you.
Yes my friends, in those days we weren't burdened by the evils of logic, psychiatry, and fair trials. No, we had everything perfect, made even better by arrogant priests and greedy lowlifes who capitalized on our outrageous paranoia. All that's missing is for such wonderful days to come back. Oh, wait, they sort of did. Just look anywhere in today's media.
I would have thought if you could conquer the pain as the flames lick the flesh while reading the book, you were halfway there? lol My mind goes back to the burning monk guy Quang Duc, the self-immolating Vietnamese protest guy?
I would often look at his picture fascinated with his control. I meditated long and deep in the past...but it scared me...!!! lol I have been told I was a condemned Shaman/witch type in another life (what's new?)...wish I still had my spells!!!
Realizing of course all of the horribly evil, criminally insane acts of violence factually acted out against Women associated with the perverse pursuit of stamping out witchcraft, i do love the wry way this image prods at the topic. For a moment setting the wickedness and absurdity of the history aside and introducing a bit of tongue in cheek humor of how a Women truly well versed in the arcane ways could cooly, calmly, collectedly peruse her spell casting primer for just the precise invocation to exemplify the primacy of ancient supernatural Divine Feminine art over exothermic chemistry. While there are surely many, choosing just the right one to insure that the outcome makes all the morning papers and undoubtedly causes Newton to put the apple bake up in the tree setting the cause of science back countless ages. Absolutely stunning photo.