The Confundus Conspiracy; or, Youngblood Circle (confundere) wrote,
Lule grabbed Jovana's hand as they flew; they saw the women behind them taking hands and magically binding their hands together the higher they went. Much of the northern terrain of Macedonia was below them and easily discernable, clouds notwithstanding; and now, from off in the distance, other lines of women with hands joined were coming through space to join them. Witches from Romania, Turkey, Bulgaria, Finland--there was Marja Karppinen, with nearly half of the Karelia Songspell Collective's female members! Jovana looked to the east, and Russian witches were coming and joining up at her other hand; here were women from Siberia, Alaska, throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, the West Indies. On and on they came: from the west, women of Ireland, Britain, France (including young Gabrielle Delacour of Beauxbatons Academy), Senegal, Mali, Rwanda. From the south and east again, witches forced into hiding from places like Israel/Palestine, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Syria, Central Asia. Spiralling lines formed, almost as they had around Skopje's Fire Loft--first mazing separately, then gradually joining into one labyrinth. Only now, the women were circling the First Mother, the planet Earth Herself, in shamanic reality, their bodies left many miles below.
They began speaking, singing, spelling, praying, their voices coming from their hearts rather than their mouths. Nymphadora Tonks wheeled her contingent east to join Marja's as the spirit chanting began. Let our world be reborn in the blessing of the First Mother...it is time that cats took over the world...let grandmothers' councils have the final word in all political decisions...
So many were hurting down below in this world, so many more even than this time last year. Iraq, in particular, could not get relief, after the wars of the 1980's and early 90's, twelve years of sanctions that starved half a million of their youngest children, an entire nation blamed for the evils of its leader; and now the invasion, war and occupation by the world's latest Rogue Superpower (as the Catholics' previous spiritual leader rightly termed it). The very soil of Iraq, land of Innana and Dumuzi and Ninhursag the Mountain Mother, was contaminated by depleted uranium and other toxins that were killing and deforming children in their mothers' wombs right and left. And how many more were suffering unnecessarily, especially at the hands of others who worshipped only power and wealth? The prayers of the witches grew more serious and universal now.