“If you were to view this landscape you’d likely think that we don't have houses, churches or cemeteries. But you see, my house is not just my torvkåta, it's every inch of the moorland on which our reindeer rest their hooves, the very lichen that nourishes them when the heavy snows cover everything.”
~ Rana is a Sami noaidi who lived in the 18th century. Her story will be featured among those of other wise women in my upcoming A Compendium of Witches, a project supported by my amazing Patreon community♥
“More than anything, it was alchemy that intrigued me; the research of the invisible rules that govern macrocosm and microcosm, the secrets of the transformation of matter.
In hindsight, I realised that, conversely from what one might think, my interest
hadn’t been sparked by my father’s work, but rather by my observation of the
craftsmen and workers in town. I’d seen them turn clay into vases, sand into glass, grapes into vine, flour into bread, and I had been mesmerised.”