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Witchy Nonfiction

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Rebel Witch: Carve the Craft that’s Yours Alone by Kelly-Ann Maddox
A contemporary take on how to be a witch, this is an antidote to the cookie-cutter witchcraft agenda and offers a new perspective on the craft. It guides you in creating a powerful, personalized practice by tapping into female empowerment and spiritual rebellion.

In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women are Still on Trial by Mona Chollet
Centuries after the infamous witch hunts that swept through Europe and America, witches continue to hold a unique fascination for many: as fairy tale villains, practitioners of pagan religion, as well as feminist icons. Witches are both the ultimate victim and the stubborn, elusive rebel. But who were the women who were accused and often killed for witchcraft? What types of women have centuries of terror censored, eliminated, and repressed?

The Ruin of all Witches: Life and Death in the New World by Malcolm Gaskill
In Springfield, Massachusetts in 1651, peculiar things begin to happen. As tensions rise, rumors spread of witches and heretics, and the community becomes tangled in a web of distrust, resentment and denunciation. This book captures an entire society caught in agonized transition between superstition and enlightenment, tradition and innovation.

The Green Witch’s Garden: Your Complete Guide to Creating and Cultivating a Magical Garden Space by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
A green witch embraces the power of nature, draws energy from the earth using plants, flowers, herbs, and stones for healing. Cultivate your own witch's garden and draw energy from the earth with this guide to cultivating your very own magical ingredients.

The Witch's Path: Advancing Your Path at Every Level by Thorn Mooney
This book explores the themes of sacred space, devotion, ritual and magic, personal practice, and community, and will help rejuvenate your spirituality when you're feeling stuck or overwhelmed.

Entering Hekate's Garden: The Magick, Medicine, & Mystery of Plant Spirit Witchcraft by Cyndi Brannen
This book blends historical knowledge and traditional methods with modern perspectives. The author offers her extensive insight into Hekatean ritual and witchcraft, and features detailed essays on more than 30 plants ranging from the esoteric such as aconite, American mandrake, and damiana to the accessible including bay laurel, dandelion, fennel, garlic, juniper, and lavender.

Year of the Witch: Connecting With Nature's Seasons Through Intuitive Magic by Temperance Alden
When we think of the wheel of the year, we think of the Wiccan wheel with its celebrations of the Yule, Beltane, Mabon, and Samhain. This book helps practitioners create their own practices in harmony with the climate, culture, and local spirits where they live.

Witch Hunt: A Traveler's Guide to the Power & Persecution of the Witch by Kristen J. Solleģe
The author explores the places of significance to the early modern legacy of the witch. By infusing an adventurous first-person narrative with extensive research and moments of imaginative historical fiction, she makes an often-overlooked period of history come alive. Written for armchair travelers and on-the-ground explorers alike, it not only uncovers the horrors of history but how the archetype of the witch has been rehabilitated.

Hausmagick: Transform Your Home With Witchcraft by Erica Feldmann
If you're looking to create your dream home, full of comfort, protection, beauty and positive energy, this book will help you harness the power of magic to decorate and organize your home.

Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power by Pam Grossman
When you think of a witch, what image comes to mind? Witches in various guises have been with us for millennia - from 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, and Harry Potter. This book celebrates witches past, present and future, and reveals the critical role they have played – and will continue to play – in shaping the world as we know it.

Spellwork for Self-Care: 40 Spells to Soothe the Spirit by Potter Gift
This book takes an old-fashioned approach to the practice of self-soothing. For those who want to infuse their self-care routine with a little magic, this mystical guidebook provides readers with simple spells to enhance their daily lives.

Spells for Change: A Guide for Modern Witches by Frankie Castanea
Forget warts and cauldrons – a new generation of witches is on the rise. From justice spells to protective charms, this fresh perspective on an ancient craft makes contemporary witchcraft a powerful force for good and a tool for manifesting positive change.

Witchery: Embrace the Witch Within by Juliet Diaz
Filled with Magickal inspiration, this book takes you on a journey to self-empowerment. The author explains how to cast off what doesn't serve you and unleash your authentic self, while learning skills and techniques you'll need to build your own Magickal craft and practice.

Audience: Adult Seniors
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