The reconstruction of the drama of the witchcraft trials in Triora between 1587 and 1588 highlights the figure of woman. In the human journey, Woman is the Earth, she is the parent, she is the initial total Mother. Here, in contact with an uncorrupted Nature, one understands. And we go beyond, in time, in space.
From ancient cultures to the dominant female figures of Antiquity, dressed in mystery. Hecate, Isis, Diana / Artemis. The stryx of the Roman world comes before the “witch” near us. The female figure is deformed, viewed with suspicion, at a popular level and beyond. The characteristics of the female soul are misunderstood. There they are, those suspicious deaths, the endless series of children who die for no apparent reason.
Today science provides answers, but once upon a time the answers could/must have been different. Many, even here in Triora, might have known about magic arts and alchemy, but the accusations reached those who could not, perhaps, defend themselves. Women, and a few eccentric men. The gloomy figure of the Devil, of absolute evil, its transformations, the non-joyful sexuality: the impossible made possible, like flying at night. Even a single broom on a door in Triora is a memory.
As you enter the house, then, there may be a mirror in front of you, against the witches: the witch is afraid of herself. Did you know this?