Witch Trinity is power, the magical balance between life and death, controlled by the three most powerful Witches – Delf, Shorn and Serena. A magical story waiting to be told.
To tell the tale of the ancient ones in a way that can be understood it is first necessary for us to look at those we call witches. A reminder from what I said in a previous blog, was that the super humans that used the power of Gaia to keep the earth alive by controlling the balance of life and death needed to spread their powers to others to help control the growing population. The term, Witch then came from people often asking WHICH one among us has the power, as only specially selected individuals were chosen to be witches. As agents of GAIA (or Mother Nature, if you prefer) it is difficult to see how even in today’s world Witches are perceived as evil. Their publicity is not good and they are mainly portrayed as the bad guys in television shows, movies, and books. But witchcraft is not evil and not used for evil. Witches are just beings, that to a greater or lesser extent, possess supernatural abilities and can perform rituals and spells that produce results, which are extraordinary.
Where then did the myth that witches are evil come from? Well, the blame can be attributed to those known as the ancient ones. These were the first nine human individuals that were granted powers.
“Three Rings for the Eleven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.”
—J.R.R. Tolkien’s epigraph to The Lord of The Rings
I like to think that J.R.R Tolkien’s reference to the nine mortal men selected as ring bearers in his Lord of the Rings fable was a reference to the nine ancient ones selection.
However, there was nothing dark about them at all. In truth, Gaia ensured that each of the ancient ones nature was the purest amongst humans and the magic they received gave them a spirit, which we would today liken to being like Angels. The extent of their goodness and understanding in dealing with ordinary humans was there down fall as they failed over the centuries to recognise the corruption growing around them. They were unaware that they became puppets in the political scheming between ordinary humans at all levels and that in the background they were being used to serve unjust causes and support those that lusted after earthly gain.
Next blog – The evil ancient ones.