Here's wishing a happy Walpurgisnacht to all of my readers, as is my tradition. I celebrated the festival by indulging in some herbalism- picking a bunch of garlic mustard and nettles which will form the base for a batch of green slurry.
On a serious note, people are still being persecuted for witchcraft in parts of the world, with the Saudis being particularly heinous when it comes to 'fighting sorcery'.
Even in the United States, there is a witchcraft panic among evangelicals which hearkens back to the Satanic Panic of the 1970s and 80s. It's just not safe to be an eccentric in a hotbed of religious fundamentalism, especially if you are an independent, wise woman.
Anyway, be safe on this Walpurgis Night, stay away from anyone who looks like Vincent Price:
Or this guy...