modern witches - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Witchcraft is a technology, and any sufficiently advanced technology is confused with magic and its practitioners are at risk of fearful-violent mobs.
You are familiar with the witches of old, the ones who were healers to society until they got burned. We aren't them. They were our ancestors, but oh so long ago. If you even think of coming for us as some seething mob, we'll disappear if we can and burn you if we can't. We are the modern witches, very high tech darling. What you have out there is nothing compared to what we have in here. So, people who lack the ability to speak in the language of Gods, who cannot change the verbal ether and alter the fates of man - stay away if you know what's good for you. Yes. We mean it.
Modern witches are dispersed in society, some beloved celebrities and others using their genius in quiet benevolent ways. We kept on healing others, never saying when or how. We kept on serving the creator God. We kept our ways to transfer divine magic and divine will into the world. Yet we also have technology that is lightyears ahead of what the rest of society has made. Did you think we'd wait for a witch-hunt round two? Not likely. You may think that the big hearted are fools, we know that a big heart and a big brain wins over the human-reptiles every time.
Modern witches don't wear pointed hats, cloaks or that sort of get up. We wear what everyone else does, of course. It pays to blend in. That way, should the wind ever blow cold with the evil it once did, the mob won't know where to start. Before they get up the nerve to raise their modern pitch-forks we'll be in the wind.
Witches were simply smarter than everyone else in linguistics, sensing how the right words can heal the brain, the body and society. When left to do their job society runs like clockwork, yet it takes real trust to let them perform their divine function. A paranoid world rebels agains "linguistic programming" but a loving one realises that brain programming cannot be left to the random wants of the primitive brain as it has been. So we modern witches ask you what you want - negative chaos or positive chaos? The former is what you have. The latter brings order in a framework of liberty with the kind of linguistic programming that enhances both logical thought and empathy. You wanna be mob rule or put some work into "school"?