She taught me this above all else; thing’s which don’t shift and grow are dead things.They are things which the witchery people want. Witchery works to scare people, to make them fear growth. But it has always been necessary, and more than ever now , it is. Otherwise we won’t make it. We won’t survive. That’s what the witchery is counting on: that will cling to the ceremonies they the way they were, and then their power will triumph, and the people will be no more.
(Leslie Silko, Ceremony Penguin 1986) p126