Discover how the lore of the natural world can inform and influence your magical practice. Giles Watson explores the lives and lore of animals that are employed as motifs in witchcraft's history, such as reptiles, amphibians, and rats. He also casts light on the magical significance of birds, sp..
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"An extended essay by one of the most prolific modern writers on witchcraft lore, examining the question of "why witches flew."
The "flight" of the medieval witches was a rapturous transportation to the distant, ecstatic rite of the Sabbat. As has ..
CALIBAN AND THE WITCH is a history of the body in the transition to capitalism. Moving from the peasant revolts of the late Middle Ages to the witch-hunts and the rise of mechanical philosophy, Federici investigates the capitalist rationalization of social reproduction. She shows how the battl..
Jailbreaking the Goddess is a revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine. Where the maiden, mother, crone archetypal system is tied to female biology and physical stages of life, the fivefold model liberates the female experience from the shackles of the reproductive model.
In a woman's..
I really enjoyed this book. It critiques the poor scholarship in some “pagan” history like literal idea of the unbroken witch traditions while still honoring the threads of paganish folklore through history. It acts as a great primer for historical and contemporary anarchism doing a nice..
This is a really neat book of folklore and traditional witchcraft. I love this kind of stuff and if you do too, you might like this.
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'The Wicked Shall Decay' is a collection of actual spells and magical rituals from rural Victorian England, co..
"The witch came to prominence--and often a painful death--in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much more geographically diverse and historically deep. In this landmark book, Ronald Hutton traces witchcraft from the ancient world to the early-modern stake. This book sets the notorious Eur..
Urban Magick: A Guide for the City Witch by Diana Rajchel Uncover the Magick Hidden Between the Sidewalk Cracks Engage with the urban landscape around you and harness its boundless possibilities for a thriving magickal practice. Urban Magick shows you how to connect with your city's diverse spir..
193 pages! This book has color photos, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index! Oh my!
In many esoteric traditions, there exists an iconic or linguistic corollary between the concepts of 'poisoner' and 'sorcerer', suggesting a sinistral magical kinship. Indeed, the use of plant, ..
Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power
A whip-smart and illuminating exploration of the world's fascination with witches from podcast host and practicing witch Pam Grossman (The Witch Wave), who delves deeply into why witches have intrigued us for centuries and why they'..
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This radical faerie classic, first published in 1978 by Fag Rag Press, uncovers the hidden mythic link between homosexuality and paganism in an elegy for the world of sex and magic vanquished by Christian civilization. From Joan of Arc to the Cathars and the underground wo..
Witches, Midwives, & Nurses: A History of Women Healers
As we watch another agonizing attempt to shift the future of healthcare in the United States, we are reminded of the longevity of this crisis, and how firmly entrenched we are in a system that doesn't work.
Witches, Midwives, and ..