Brainscan Zine #33 DIY Witchery (An Exploration of Secular Witchcraft)
In 20 years of publishing Brainscan zine there is one incredibly
important thing in my life that I have not written about, and that is
witchcraft. I am a witch and I have been studying and practicing
witchcraft for over a decade and it has been a very useful tool in my
life and personal growth.
This zine is a not a how-to-witch zine. This zine is an issue of Brainscan that just happens to be about witchcraft told through my personal narrative.
In this zine I explore what witchcraft is, how I became interested in it, how I built my own practice as an agnostic secular witch and how that differs from a lot of contemporary witchcraft. I share a glimpse of what my personal practice as a non-pagan and non-Wiccan witch looks like.
I also examine my personal issues with modern pagan and witchcraft culture addressing things like racism, cultural appropriation, colonialism, capitalism, the excessive gendering of all things. My politics are intersectional - so is my witchcraft.
I also discuss some tips and a few resource for those that might be interested in exploring witchcraft for themselves.
1/4 legal sized (7"x 4.25") 64 pages with vellum overlays, cardstock cover, hand stitched binding, 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