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Missing witches : recovering true histories of feminist magic
Missing witches : recovering true histories of feminist magic
Dickens, Risa, 1980-2021
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A guide to invocations, rituals, and histories at the intersection of magic and feminism, as informed by history's witches--and the sociopolitical culture that gave rise to them. When you start looking for witches, you find them everywhere. As seekers and practitioners reclaim and restore magic to its rightful place among powerful forces for social, personal, and political transformation, more people than ever are claiming the identity of "Witch." But our knowledge of witchcraft and magic has been marred by erasure, sensationalism, and sterilization, the true stories of history's witches left untold. Through meditations, stories, and practices, authors Risa Dickens and Amy Torok offer an intersectional, contemporary lens for uncovering and reconnecting with feminist witch history. Sharing traditions from all over the world--from Harlem to Haiti, Oaxaca to Mesopotamia--Missing Witches introduces readers to figures like Monica Sjoo, HP Blavatsky, Maria Sabina, and Enheduanna, shedding light on their work and the cultural and sociopolitical contexts that shaped it. Structured around the 8 sabbats of the Wheel of the Year, each chapter includes illustrations by Amy Torok, as well as invocations, rituals, and offerings that incorporate the authors' own wisdom, histories, and journeys of trauma, loss, and empowerment. Missing Witches offers an inside look at the vital stories of women who have practiced--and lived--magic.
Main title:
Missing witches : recovering true histories of feminist magic / Risa Dickens and Amy Torok ; foreword by Amanda Yates Garcia.
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Imprint:
Berkeley, California : North Atlantic Books, [2021]©2021
Collation:
xvii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
97816231757269781623175726
Dewey class:
299.94
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibrarySociety and Beliefs299.94 DICOnloan - Due: 30 Dec 2021
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