Witch Hunt: A Traveler's Guide to the Power and Persecution of the Witch


Product Details

Weiser Books
Publish Date
6.0 X 8.6 X 1.0 inches | 1.15 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Kristen J. Sollée is the author of three books on the legacy of the witch. Her first book, Witches, Sluts, Feminists, was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of its Essential Reads on Feminism for Adults. Devoted to the interplay between art, gender, and occulture, Kristen's work has recently appeared in National Geographic, the Guardian, Dazed, Teen Vogue, and Atlas Obscura. She teaches at the New School in New York City.


"There is now a very clear need for a travel guide which deals with places associated with historic and contemporary views of witchcraft; and therefore it is a real pleasure to find one so extensive, well-written, well-informed and good humored."--Ronald Hutton, author of The Witch: A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present
"Sollee powerfully brings history to life through robust research and visceral visits to the lands of the witch hunts. Her on-foot and scholarly searching makes this book a page turner, sensitively reckoning the contemporary celebration of witchiness with the reality of a horrific past. It is an uneasy and often painful journey, but also one of insight and even beauty. Witch Hunt is a necessary addition to the new canon of works making sense of the witch."--Taisia Kitaiskaia, author of Literary Witches and Ask Baba Yaga
"Witch Hunt is a transcendent travelogue with a wickedly delicious, feminist twist. Sollée writes with a deep respect for those whose lives were lost in the name of witchcraft, and a wide, wild love for those of us who see the modern resurgence of the witch as a signpost for a better, freer future. In doing so, our intrepid tour guide proves once again that infusing rigorous historical research with an unfettered, generous spirit creates a magic potion indeed. This book exceeded my sky-high hopes, and has quickly flown to the top of my list of bewitching favorites."--Pam Grossman, author of Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power and host of The Witch Wave podcast
"Kristen Sollée has written an expansive, transformative and empowering book that every witch needs on their bookshelf. In Witch Hunt, Kristen ushers readers through winding cobblestones of magick and mystery, offering glimpses of the often overlooked legacy of the witch. Dripping with relevant historical insights and written with a beautiful and compassionate command of language, Kristen shares the history of the witch, her magick and persecution with reverence, respect and so much love. This book will transport you to distant lands where the witch once danced, and with Kristen as your guide, you can come to understand the witch and her world in a way that feels personal and inviting. By tracing the many paths of the witch, Kristen invites readers to create their own. This book is like nothing else, and is a must read for any witch."--Gabriela Herstik, author of Bewitching the Elements: A Guide to Empowering Yourself Through Earth, Air, Fire and Spirit and Inner Witch: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft
"Kristen J. Sollée takes the reader on an imaginative and historical quest across continents to follow the trail of witches--the legendary, the self-professed, and the falsely accused--on and off the beaten path, sharing traces of their presences in our everyday world. It made me want to pack my bags."--Marilynne K. Roach, author of Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials