Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power
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're more relevant now than ever.
When you think of a witch, what do you picture? Pointy black hat,
maybe a broomstick. But witches in various guises have been with us for
Waking the Witch, Pam Grossman explores the cultural and historical impact of the world's most magical icon. From the idea of the
femme fatale in league with the devil in early modern Europe and Salem, to the bewitching pop culture archetypes in
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and
Harry Potter; from the spooky ladies in fairy tales and horror
films to the rise of feminist covens and contemporary witchcraft,
witches reflect the power and potential of women.
In this fascinating read that is part cultural analysis, part
memoir, Pam opens up about her own journey on the path to witchcraft,
and how her personal embrace of the witch helped her find strength,
self-empowerment, and a deeper purpose.
A comprehensive meditation on one of the most mysterious and captivating figures of all time,
Waking the Witch celebrates witches past, present, and future,
and reveals the critical role they have played--and will continue to
play--in shaping the world as we know it.