I've just finished watching this amazing six part documentary The Burning Times (you can watch the whole series on youtube). "The film is an in-depth look at the witch-hunts that swept through Europe just a few hundred years ago. False accusations and trials led to massive torture and burnings at the stake, and ultimately to the destruction of an organic way of life. The film advances the theory that widespread violence against women and the neglect of our environment today can be traced back to those times. Part two of a series of three films on women and spirituality, which includes Goddess Remembered and Full Circle."
It is really hard to believe that the inquisition burned 9 million witches during a period of 300 years. Take some time and learn more about what happened to the women of our past.