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Witches of America

Author: Alex Mar
Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books- Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Witches of America is a memoir of Alex Mar's immersive five-year trip into the occult, as both a journalist and someone searching for her own faith. She explores modern Paganism - from its roots in 1950s England to its present-day American mecca in the San Francisco Bay Area; from a gathering of more than a thousand witches in the Illinois woods to the New Orleans branch of one of the world's most influential  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Mar
ISBN: 0374536430 9780374536435
OCLC Number: 932060287
Description: viii, 276 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Stone City --
Little witch --
Naked in the new forest --
Keep your weapons peace-bonded! --
The Feri current --
Diana of the prairies --
The mass --
The vetting process --
Cycle one --
Morpheus and the Morrigan --
Making priests --
The binding --
Proof; or, the creeping of your skin --
Coru Cathubodua --
Three nights at the castle --
The small question of Satan --
Sympathy for the necromancer --
And the crows will eat my eyes --
Enter the swamp.
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"Witches of America is a memoir of Alex Mar's immersive five-year trip into the occult, as both a journalist and someone searching for her own faith. She explores modern Paganism - from its roots in 1950s England to its present-day American mecca in the San Francisco Bay Area; from a gathering of more than a thousand witches in the Illinois woods to the New Orleans branch of one of the world's most influential magical societies - and decides to train in a coven herself. With keen intelligence and wit, Mar illuminates the world of witchcraft while grappling in fresh and unexpected ways with the question underlying every faith: Why do we choose to believe in anything at all? Whether evangelical Christian, Pagan priestess, or atheist, each of us craves a system of meaning to give structure to our lives. Sometimes we just find it in unexpected places." from the publisher's website.

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