While this lecture will share information from Part 1 as well, it will largely focus on "categories" of Italian Witches and curing techniques such as the releasing the Malocchio, using knots and water to release illness.
"Italy's Witches and Medicine Women", the name of Karyn Crisis' forthcoming book, is based on her research while living among locals in Italy (the Ligure Region of Italy, Toscana area, Benevento and Sanniti area, Rome, and Udine region, and more). She's interviewed 23 Streghe, Nonna healers, authors (from Benevento, Rome and Naples, and Perturo Irpino, historians, museum directors, ancient folk story experts, Inquisition researchers, Benandanti, and local women from healing lineages. She's walked on remains of 2,000 year old Goddess temples, received healing treatments from Italian witches, learned about Europe's 500 year long Inquisition, and crawled along the cobblestones where women were burned...and delved deep into the heart of what truly is an "Italian Witch."More than this being about the history of unsung female healers, her research has uncovered a most important matrilineal living practice (inharmony with all of nature's cycles) that was destroyed and buried under the patriarchy in ancient times...and whose destruction has affected the modern world today. The Lecture presentation offers video interview footage, photos, and a brief overview of the enormous body of information her book contains, with time allowance for Q & A.