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Voices of Women with Host Kris Steinnes: Max Dashu shares her new book Witches and Pagans

Voices of Women with Host Kris Steinnes: Max Dashu shares her new book Witches and Pagans

So an Old English scribe let us know that witches counseled the people to “bring their offerings to earth-fast stone, and also to trees and to wellsprings.” In this compelling exploration of language, archaeology, medieval literature and art, Max Dashu pulls the covers off of heritages known to few but scholarly specialists. She shows that old ethnic names for “witch” signify wise-woman, prophetess, diviner, healer, and dreamer. Scandinavian völur ("staff-women") ...

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