Witchcraft. the Library of Esoterica

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7.1 X 9.8 X 1.9 inches | 3.94 pounds

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About the Author

Jessica Hundley is an author, filmmaker and journalist. She has written for the likes of Vogue, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times, and has authored books on artists including Dennis Hopper, David Lynch, and Gram Parsons. Hundley often explores the counterculture in her work, with a focus on metaphysics, psychedelia, and magic.

Pam Grossman is the creator and host of The Witch Wave podcast and the author of What is a Witch. Her writing has appeared in such outlets as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, Ms., and her occulture blog, Phantasmaphile. She is cofounder of the Occult Humanities Conference at NYU, and her art exhibitions and magical projects have been featured in such publications as Artforum, Art in America, and The New Yorker. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their feline familiar. You can find her at PamGrossman.com and @Phantasmaphile.
"Going so soon? I wouldn't hear of it. Why, my little party's just beginning!"-- "The Wicked Witch of the West, "The Wizard of Oz""
"I think that all women are witches, in the sense that a witch is a magical being."-- "Yoko Ono"
"[This] powerful new book blows away the satanic baby-eating myths."-- "The Guardian"
"In this compendium of witchy women, from Renaissance paintings to modern Wicca, the caricature of the evil hag is turned upside down."-- "The Guardian"
"Delves into the witch's complex history, symbols, and depictions across time..."-- "hyperallergic.com"
"In scouring the history of art to back up their modern-pagan perspective, the editors point to something remarkable."-- "The Guardian"
"...takes the fraught history of witches and imbues it with a magic befitting its subject... Witchcraft is a celebration of true, even threatening power--by those who possess it least, and deserve it most."-- "W Magazine"
"Eye-opening and thought-provoking."-- "widewalls.ch"
"A lavish coffee-table book. [Witchcraft] surveys the shadow and the light the witch has cast across the Western imagination."-- "The New York Times"
"A tour de force, taking you all the way through the global history of witchcraft."-- "elitedaily.com"
"A visually vibrant volume that isn't so much a book as it is a spellbinding tribute to a figure and a practice that are as old as time."-- "cnn.com"
"Witchcraft offers a deep dive into the many facets of a centuries-old tradition in the Western world."-- "cnn.com"
"A densely packed book that takes a deep dive into the many archetypes the witch has taken throughout the course of time."-- "hypebeast.com"