405 – Witch picture

Physical description:
Reproduction of an ink drawing of a witch flying a kite over the chimney of a house.
Museum classification:
Spells and Charms
Size:
280 x 330
Information:
Original text by Cecil Williamson: 'The expression "go fly a kite" is known to most people. But in the south west kite flying to a witch refers to a definite form of witch craft. The witch goes at night with her kite to the cottage or house of her target victim. There she launches her kite and guides it so to fly in a position low above the house where it rides in the hot air floating up from the main fireplace. Once in position the witch can then draw the strength from the house. By this method the witch weakens the will of the occupants of the house and in due time the witch gains her ends.'
Resource:
Picture
Materials:
Paper
Copyright ownership:
Copyright to The Museum of Witchcraft Ltd.
Original text by Cecil Williamson: 'The expression "go fly a kite" is known to most people. But in the south west kite flying to a witch refers to a definite form of witch craft. The witch goes at night with her kite to the cottage or house of her target victim. There she launches her kite and guides it so to fly in a position low above the house where it rides in the hot air floating up from the main fireplace. Once in position the witch can then draw the strength from the house. By this method the witch weakens the will of the occupants of the house and in due time the witch gains her ends.'