The traditional companion of witches, allegedly
used for their wild and unholy
flights through the night was the enigmatic and enchanted broomstick.
One of the first images depicted for
youngsters the world over on Halloween is that of a witch flying on her
broom, yet it was the source of discontent for earlier rulers of Europe
who believed witches really could fly on brooms, hence wanted their
heads (or burnt bodies) for such diabolic activities! However,
regardless of the accusations and
pictorial depiction of witches flying on their brooms (known as a
Besom), the reality (and gravity) proved differently. What a great time
saver it would have been for them, if only it were true. But alas,
their regular method of transportation to attend Sabbats (or any other
sacred rituals) was by walking or on horseback.
The Besom was a symbolic tool in itself,
in the rituals, Sabbats and even in the Feast of Hand Fasting (a Pagan
marriage ceremony) to represent cleansing or clearing, as in bringing
in the good by sweeping away the bad.
household items or
tools as a
symbolic representation of something spiritual or mythical, was
customary throughout history. Many of the ancient religions' rites and
rituals used these to symbolize the "magic" resulting from the exchange
of male-female energy created during the act of coitus. In the Wiccan
religion, Besoms (brooms) represented powerful female energies of both
domesticity and sexuality. Hence, the broomstick represented this
male-female symbolism, "the rod which penetrates the bush". The very
design of the "Besom" was mandated to be a stave of Ash wood mounted
inside a thicket of Birch twigs.
Some of the rituals
involved blessing the broom
with herbal oils and ointments which often contained hallucinogenic
and/or psychoactive drug qualities, concocted from plants like
belladonna, ergot, mandrake, devil's-weed, etc. This may very well be
the explanation for the levitation the witches thought they were
experiencing while "riding" (during the ritual, they stood with the
shaft of the broom between the legs while rubbing the oils or ointment
all over it) the blessed Besom. Naturally, these seductive rituals,
along with repetitious chanting of spells and the intoxicating aroma of
the oils must have literally had them "flying sky high" from
spectacular orgasmic releases!
Samhain is the old Irish-Gaelic term for
"End of Summer" and it is one of the Greater Wiccan Sabbats. In popular
culture, it known as Halloween. Traditionally, it is celebrated on
31st, as the Witches' New Year or Feast of the Dead. The belief is that
this is the time when the veil between the worlds is very thin, so
souls leaving this physical plane can pass over to the "Other Side" and
souls that are reincarnating can pass come back to the physical plane.
This is also the time of year
for getting rid of
weaknesses. A common ritual practice calls for each Wiccan to write
down his or her weaknesses on a piece of paper (or parchment,
traditionally) and toss it into the fire, thus releasing the fears or
weaknesses. Other All Hallow's Eve (appropriately named because the
following day is All Saints Day) activities might include Divination
(tarot readings, crystal ball scrying, etc.), Past-Life Recall, Spirit
Contact, Meditation and Astral Projection ("Flying") [this may also
been an early interpretation for how witches would "fly" on the Besom].
does "flying on a broomstick" denote some type of "kinky" sexual act or
fetishistic custom? The
truth is, even though whips, blindfolds and even some sorts of
restraints were used in other witches' rituals and practices, kinky sex
was never the intentional end result, as we fetishists would like to
believe. Obviously, if perchance heightened sexual arousal arose from
any of their witchcraft practices, it was probably enjoyed and
presumably expounded upon, but this would be more of a consequential
coincidence, rather than a deliberate outcome.
Nevertheless, we still like to believe in the magical
power a witch can wield, especially if there is a sexual power
connected to that! No matter what age, no matter what sex and no
matter what we are into, an artist's vision of a sexy woman, dressed in
all black, astride a broomstick with her head upturned wearing a smile
of secret "knowing" in her twinkling eye never fails to mesmerize us!
|Sex sells everything... even Coffins?
Coffin maker Cofani Funebri has launched its own
featuring goth-looking models cavorting, teasing and tempting (tempting
what is the
The photos here are
alternative calendar for 2010. Women in black lace lingerie, PVC and
latex outfits perched on the edge of coffins or posing provocatively
near them, has sparked the interest of other coffin makers to do
| Poland's coffin manufacturer,
Lindner, could not resist the challenge. “The idea for this calendar is
mine." said Barthosz Lindner, managing director of Lindner.
admit that I was inspired by an Italian calendar.
They are, a company that does the same thing, but I thought ‘Well, our
girls are prettier, and our coffins are better. [December 2010 page, left]
... So we can do better.’ I asked friends for help with photography and
advertising. And I must admit that the effect is good. We’ve got lots
of positive comments.” However, it appears their 2010 calendar is
and was the only one.
Meanwhile, the Rome-based undertakers continue to
offer new calendars every year since they started the sexy pin-up
datekeeper back in 2004! Their organized, tongue-in-cheek photos have
given them worldwide recognition. Maurizio Matteucci, son of the Cofani
Funebri funeral parlor owner,
said: ... “In previous years our
models were all normal girls, shop workers and friends of friends. “But
this year [in 2009 for the 2010 calendar] we used professional models
to find the kind of beautiful
women we needed.”
He added: “All of us have a different concept of
death. For some people the calendar has shown people coffins are just
an everyday object, but others might think it is in bad taste. But as
a marketing strategy, I think our calendars have made us probably one
the most famous coffin factories in the world.”
A few pages from the
2010 Coffin Calendar
(click on each for larger image)
This is the "About Us" from their website [with edited
Born in 1965,
the company deals with the
construction of sarcophagus, cinerary urns and handycraft-items of
funeral art with cooperation of experienced art masters. The agency
boasts a particular experience for what concerns the realization of
The choice of hard wood,
the refined carving and the
originality of decorations are demonstration of our quality.
By the looks of their upcoming year's calendar
[September 2011 page, above]
they are just going all out for that fame!
The owners, simple men of good will and talent have given, throughout
the years, the opportunity to reach the fame of great prestige that has
recently become the symbol of the company.
You can get that calendar along with previous years' calendars and
some T-shirts, like the one above,
and collectibles at their website
http://cofanifunebri.com. And yes, they do have coffins!
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