Witch as an archetype

In a divided nation, people hide away, into their separate foxholes. What they need is a witch to bring them out into the fresh air. When things become too settled and stagnant, when we become too certain of what is good and bad, life starts to become too restricted, as eventually everything will be divided into good or bad; mostly bad.

The stalemate will eventually be shaken up by the appearance of a witch, who not only questions things, but declares good to be bad and bad to be good. It’s an invitation, to shake up and play with our values and worldview, to turn it upside down, to see the threats as an opportunity. And vice versa. The authorities say, the witch brings only chaos and destruction to the society, while some argue, the witch makes us start to change by enabling us to see things differently, by doing things differently.

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