Brainscan #33 and Brainscan #34 Secular Witchcraft Zines
DIY Witchery by Alex Wrekk
In Brainscan #33 DIY Witchery, I share my personal journey with witchcraft. I have been studying and practicing for over a decade and it has played a significant role in my personal growth. This zine is not a how-to guide, but rather a personal narrative of my experiences with witchcraft. I discuss how I became interested in it, how I developed my own secular and non-pagan practice, and the differences between my approach and contemporary witchcraft. I also address issues within modern pagan and witchcraft communities, such as racism, cultural appropriation, colonialism, and capitalism. My politics are intersectional and so is my witchcraft. I also provide tips and resources for those interested in exploring this path for themselves.
1/4 legal sized (7"x 4.25") 64 pages with cardstock cover, illustrations by Steve Larder ( Stevelarder.co.uk )
The cover is a Steve Larder Illustration of an altar I made to help with the process of the latest issue of Stolen Sharpie Revolution: A DIY Resource for Zines and Zine Culture by Alex Wrekk
Brainscan #34 a Dabbler's Week of DIY Witchery
In January 2020, an article was published reviewing a witchcraft book in which the author attempted to become a witch in just one week. The article caused controversy by suggesting that modern witches are anti-vaccine and deny climate change. In response, a witch posed the question of what someone should actually do to dabble in witchcraft for a week. As a witch, I took up the challenge and am sharing my answer in a zine.
In my zine, I propose daily activities that focus on changing your perspective and seeing the world in a new way. These activities include cleaning your space, practicing simple energy exercises, learning about correspondences and how they work, understanding animism, and trying a few simple spells. All of this is presented in a conversational and non-authoritative tone.
Discover the power of shifting your perspective and exploring the world of witchcraft through this week-long journey of DIY witchery.
48 pages 1/4 sized with a color card stock cover
- Stock: 199828
- Weight: 3.00oz
- Dimensions: 7.00in x 4.25in x 0.10in