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A Spell in the Wild

A Spell in the Wild

‘Witches occupy a clear place in contemporary imagination. We can see them, shadowy, in the corners of the past: mad, glamorous, difficult, strange. They haunt the footnotes of history – from medieval witches burning at the stake to the lurid glamour of the 1970s witchcraft revival. But they are moving out of history, too. Witches are back. They’re feminist, independent, invested in self-care and care for the world. They are here, because they must be needed.’

What it means to be a witch has changed radically throughout history; where ‘witch’ was once a dangerous – and often deadly – accusation, it is now a proud self-definition. Today, as the world becomes ever more complicated and as we face ecological, political and economic crisis – witchcraft is experiencing a resurgence. Witches are back.

In A Spell in the Wild, Alice Tarbuck explores what it means to be a witch today. Rooted in the real world, but filled with spells, rituals and recipes, this book is an accessible, seasonal guide to witchcraft in the twenty-first century. Following the course of a witch’s calendar year while also exploring the history and politics of witchcraft, A Spell in the Wild is the perfect primer for the contemporary witch.

(P) 2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Genre: Humanities / History / History: Specific Events & Topics / Social & Cultural History

On Sale: 1st October 2020

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781529380842

Reviews

These enchanting words make the world feel less broken.
Emma Mitchell, author of The Wild Remedy
Part-primer, part-chronicle; a fresh and personal account of a contemporary witch's year told with lucidity and verve.
Eley Williams, author of The Liar's Dictionary
A Spell in the Wild is a beautiful and intimate set of reflections on the persistence and necessity of magic, not just in our mythologies but our in daily accommodations with the changing natural world.
Paraic O’Donnell
The wise words in A Spell in the Wild offer solace for our hearts and homes in a changing world. Every reader will find themselves under her spell.
Nancy Campbell, author of The Library of Ice

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