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Waking the Witch
Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power | Pam Grossman
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A whip-smart and illuminating exploration of the worlds 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 theyre 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 cultural and historical impact of the worlds 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 playedand will continue to playin shaping the world as we know it.
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I do not believe witchcraft is real, though I enjoy reading about fictional witches. Here, Grossman explores the history of the witch and the “witch” in society, pop culture, politics and more, revealing that feelings about witches are often code for society‘s attitude toward women. I thought this was well done and interesting with a minimum of “the spell worked” (which would not have worked for me).

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RiaWritten
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Today's library snag. I'm hoping I can get my act together schoolwise so I can make some time for this one.

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amyrohn
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Happy spooky season!! 🧛🏻‍♀️💀🎃👻 I have so many spooky reads on my list for this month and I‘m starting off strong with Waking the Witch: part memoir, part historical deep-dive, and part pop culture exploration. I‘m fascinated so far and it‘s extremely well written.

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Craftylikefox
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Finished and really enjoyed. Pam takes a look at witches throughout history and what the word witch means. It is also about her experience being a witch and how she came to it. It doesn‘t dive super deep but it definitely makes me wantY to find out so more. I have also started listening to her podcast The Witch Wave. She has a super soothing voice.

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Craftylikefox
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Finishing up some coffee and having a quiet Saturday morning reading. A great start 😊 I hope everyone has a great day.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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If you loved last year‘s #witchpleaseswap and were, like me, hoping that someone else would take on the swap, your hopes have been fulfilled! Check out @sprainedbrain or @Meaw_catlady to sign up for the #basicwitchswap!

sprainedbrain Thank you for sharing! 🖤 3mo
Meaw_catlady Thanks for joining! And sharing ! 🖤 3mo
RaimeyGallant Super fun! 3mo
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Brooke_H
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A mix of memoir, historical deep dives, and pop culture dissections, this book parses what exactly is a "witch." We have our surface-level (or are they?) green-skinned, pointy-hatted baddies along with female creatives like Remedios Varo next to literary figures like Tituba...I could go on and on. I found this book so fascinating, and I will never think of the word "witch" in exactly the same way.

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KoriBReadin
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“In exchange, she will receive prosperity, a long life, and, presumably, a steady supply of red-hot devil dick.” Pg 81 😂

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Shel.f
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Additions to my witchy library. I read an excerpt of “Waking the Witch“ and was spellbound, so I had to order it. I've run into Briana Saussy online in several of my groups, so I had to have that, too. Next order will be Amy Blackthorne's herb book.

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DeeLew
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This arrived today. The cover is gorgeous and I can‘t wait to read it!

readordierachel 😍😍 5mo
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Book 60 of 2019
Ive been loving these witchy reads especially when they tie it to the modern life. This is definitely one that i will be referencing alot.
#ebook #netgalley #arc

MoonWitch94 Cool!! 7mo
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