The veil separating the world of the living to the dead has parted and the last harvest has ended. I cast my circle and invite into it, my ancestors, and my loved ones who have passed through the veil. Come to me and, together, let us celebrate your time here on Earth.
With Ritual, we pay homage to the women hanged at Proctor’s Ledge in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, as well as speaking up for the women that don’t fit into today’s societal norms. Like the ‘witches’ before us, we are unruly. We are nonconforming. Now, we are empowered. We are the granddaughters of the witches you couldn’t burn.
Made of high quality Labradorite and Rainbow Moonstone, this piece is named for Bridget Bishop, executed on June 10, 1692. Bridget had been accused of witchcraft by more individuals than any other. She often gossiped about publicly fighting with her various husbands, entertaining guests in her home until late in the night, drinking and playing games, and being the mistress of two thriving taverns in town. Bridget’s blatant disregard for the respected standards of puritan society made her a prime target for accusations of witchcraft. In addition to her somewhat “outrageous” lifestyle, her apparel was regarded by some as a "snare and sign of the devil." Along with the young girls that accused Bridget of witchcraft, her sister's husband claimed that "she sat up all night conversing with the Devil" and that "the Devil came bodily into her." With a whole town against her, she was charged, tried, and executed within eight days.
(2.25” tall, 16” dark copper chain. )
Model: Skyla Nichols
Photographer: Elisha Haas
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