Waking the Witch

Waking the Witch Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power

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Synopsis

From the podcast host of The Witch Wave and practicing witch Pam Grossman-who Vulture has dubbed the "Terry Gross of witches"-comes an exploration of the world's fascination with witches, why they 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 millennia. In Waking the Witch, Pam Grossman explores the impact of the world's most magical icon. From the idea of the femme fatale in league with the devil to the bewitching pop culture archetypes in Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Harry Potter; from the spooky ladies in fairy tales to the rise of contemporary witchcraft, witches reflect the power and potential of women.

Part cultural analysis, part memoir, Waking the Witch traces the author's own journey on the path to witchcraft, and how this has helped her find self-empowerment and purpose. It celebrates witches past, present, and future, and reveals the critical role they have played-and will continue to play-in the world as we know it.

"Deftly illuminating the past while beckoning us towards the future, Waking the Witch has all the makings of a feminist classic. Wise, relatable, and real, Pam Grossman is the witch we need for our times" (Ami McKay, author of The Witches of New York).

Book information

ISBN: 9781982145859
Publisher: Gallery Books
Imprint: Gallery Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 133.43
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 5032
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 242g
Height: 136mm
Width: 209mm
Spine width: 23mm