In Born Wicked, Jessica Spotswood, take us on a journey to the puritanical past a dark chapter in American history when women were taken away for witchcraft accused for merely being different and outspoken. Cate the oldest of three sisters is forced to hide the secrets of her family in order to survive the perils of being a witch in these dangerous times.
She views her and her sisters fate as a curse which could destroy the core of her family. It is in these times that women are to be seen not heard powerless to the decisions of the brotherhood. It is at the whim of the brotherhood that can control a women’s fate under the name of God.
Born Wicked reminds me that superstitions and religion can hold people captive with their beliefs in defining what is good and evil.
I remember my Grandfather being an extremely superstitious man and as a young child I recall several arguments he had with my Mother about the devil controlling the left-hand.
At the end the battle he would always look at me defeated and say “The nuns would never allow this!”
My Mother would walk off in a huff and I was left with a red face wondering what was wrong with my left hand.
At some point and time we have all considered to Born Wicked by being different, outspoken, or having the wrong last family name. It is at these times when I reflect on the past I thank my lucky stars that I live in a time that accepts me for who I am regardless of my left-hand and out-spoken opinions.
It is only in Kate’s time that she must hide her talents in order to protect herself and family from the brotherhood acting in the orders guised under the will of God.
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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga