Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Wicked Witch of the West





The above pictures are of a groovy Wiccan woman named Maxine Sanders. She's a babein' witch from the 1960s and 1970s. I found a picture of her in a book I have called 'Magic and Superstition' which also has other pictures of voodoo stuff and shrunken heads. Right now I'm watching 'The Wizard of Oz', and I have witches on the brain. I love it when the Glenda the good witch says "Only wicked witches are ugly" which (HAHA) is actually a very poignant phrase because I always tend to think that someone's physical looks do reflect their inner motivations and convictions.

I think your thoughts sort of have a subtle effect on how you position your features, like narrowing your eyes or pursing your lips ever so slightly. I'm not talking about beauty verses ugliness, because those traits I think are predetermined - but, you can drastically alter your face depending on how you hold yourself. If you have open thoughts of kindness and love and stuff, I really believe people can see that in your face. If your thoughts are negative it definitely does come through physically and is able to be perceived by those around you, not that it is directly identifiable or recognized as such. I think this is why we find some people incredibly attractive when they're not particularly physically outstanding, and why we find some people incredibly unattractive when they are physically outstanding.

2 comments:

  1. These pictures are so beautiful and inspiring!
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  2. Great last point. Everyone seems to be so much more babein even when they're not babein when they smile! I NEVER smile and my mum always tells me i look like a sad sack ( which is true ). I should smile more often though shouldn't i?

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