Lights Camera Witchcraft

Heather Greene Llewellyn Worldwide Body, Mind & Spirit

Follow the Witch Through Decades of American Entertainment Deviant mistress of the dark arts. Goddess worshipper dancing in the moonlight. Crystal-wielding bookworm with a black hat and broom. We recognize the witch because no industry has been quite so influential in shaping our vision of her as Hollywood. This comprehensive book delves into the fascinating history of witchcraft and witches in American film and television. From Joan the Woman and The Wizard of Oz to Carrie and Charmed, author and film scholar Heather Greene explores how these movies and TV shows helped influence the public image of the witch and profoundly affected how women negotiate their power in a patriarchal society. Greene presents more than two hundred examples spanning silent reels to present-day blockbusters. As you travel through each decade, you'll discover compelling insights into the intersection of entertainment, critical theory, gender studies, and spirituality.

ISBN10 : 9780738768809 , ISBN13 : 0738768804

Page Number : 324

The Witch

Ronald Hutton Yale University Press History

This book sets the notorious European witch trials in the widest and deepest possible perspective and traces the major historiographical developments of witchcraft

ISBN10 : 9780300229042 , ISBN13 : 0300229046

Page Number : 385

Waking The Witch

Pam Grossman Gallery Books Body, Mind & Spirit

From the podcast host of The Witch Wave and practicing witch Pam Grossman—who Vulture has dubbed the “Terry Gross of witches”—comes an exploration of the world’s fascination with witches, why they have intrigued us for centuries and why they’re more relevant now than ever. When you think of a witch, what do you picture? Pointy black hat, maybe a broomstick. But witches in various guises have been with us for millennia. In Waking the Witch, Pam Grossman explores the impact of the world’s most magical icon. From the idea of the femme fatale in league with the devil to the bewitching pop culture archetypes in Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Harry Potter; from the spooky ladies in fairy tales to the rise of contemporary witchcraft, witches reflect the power and potential of women. Part cultural analysis, part memoir, Waking the Witch traces the author’s own journey on the path to witchcraft, and how this has helped her find self-empowerment and purpose. It celebrates witches past, present, and future, and reveals the critical role they have played—and will continue to play—in the world as we know it. “Deftly illuminating the past while beckoning us towards the future, Waking the Witch has all the makings of a feminist classic. Wise, relatable, and real, Pam Grossman is the witch we need for our times” (Ami McKay, author of The Witches of New York).

ISBN10 : 9781982145859 , ISBN13 : 1982145854

Page Number : 304


Steve Barlow Hachette UK Juvenile Fiction

Exciting, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story in which YOU are the hero! In Witch, you are a sorcerer in training and must use your magical powers to stop evil magic from carrying out a dastardly plan to take over the world. Will you be able to save your classmates, teachers and the planet? It's in your hands ... In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny! Reading Age 6-8 years, Interest Range 7-10 years and printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves).

ISBN10 : 9781445169675 , ISBN13 : 1445169673

Page Number : 82

The Witches Of London Trilogy

Alyxandra Harvey Open Road Media Young Adult Fiction

All three books in the spellbinding YA trilogy hailed as “a smashing blend of adventure, fantasy, humor, romance, and historical fiction” (Booklist). For cousins Emma, Gretchen, and Penelope, the stuffiness of 1814 London society is simply unbearable. But their fates change when a sacred glass family keepsake is accidentally shattered—and all three young women find themselves gifted with powers of witchcraft. For in the coming days, they will most certainly need them . . . The Secret Witch: London is slowly sinking into darkness as the evil beings of the magical world start to roam free, including a nefarious coven whose powerful members gain their strength from killing young witches. Emma keeps finding the bodies of their victims, leading some to suspect her of the killings. But the coven sees her as something much more—their next target. The Whisper Witch: As a Whisperer, Gretchen constantly hears the murmurs of other witches’ spells. And while this does help her to know when one of her own spells is going wrong, the assault on her magical senses makes it difficult to use her own gifts. But when something evil begins menacing London, only Gretchen and her cousins can stop a terrible sacrifice from unleashing an unspeakable darkness. The Bone Witch: Cousin Penelope has been kidnapped and forced to use her talents for reading objects to locate the bones of long-dead evil witches. Her captor plans to use the bones to reanimate their dark spirits in living bodies and unleash them on an unsuspecting world. And the only hope to stop such a nightmare rests with Gretchen, Emma, and every witch in London as they struggle to reach Penelope in time. Full of action, romance, and humor, these three witchy, wonderful young adult adventures are sure to “appeal to those who were fans of Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle series and the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer” (VOYA).

ISBN10 : 9781504055338 , ISBN13 : 1504055330

Page Number : 736

Witch Life

Emma Kathryn Llewellyn Worldwide Body, Mind & Spirit

No Matter What Magical Path You Walk, This Book Will Inspire and Renew Your Practice In today's world, it can be hard to find time for magic—but this practical guide helps keep you inspired and connected to your spirituality. Designed so that you can easily choose a spell, meditation, or ritual to suit your needs, Witch Life is the perfect tool for making your practice thrive, even in the busiest times. Emma Kathryn presents spells and workings for nearly every purpose, from protection rituals and kitchen witchery to candle magic and spirit work. She encourages you to explore healing and hexing magic, moon and plant magic, and magical crafts. You'll also enjoy exciting ways to celebrate the sabbats, harness the elements, and more. From worshipping deities to creating charms, this book offers something for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

ISBN10 : 9780738768786 , ISBN13 : 0738768782

Page Number : 222

The Ultimate Witch

Byron Preiss ibooks Fiction

In this haunting and provocative collection, some of the best-known authors of the fantastic and the mysterious explore the legends and lore of witches and witchcraft. From Dean Koontz’s tale of a witch’s revenge on a purse-snatcher to Jane Yolen’s story of sorcery in old Scotland, from S.P. Somtow’s eerie look at Magic in modern-day Hollywood to Tanith Lee’s story of enchantment in an exotic land—here are spectacular stories transcending time and place. Stories by Various Authors Introduction by Philip José Farmer Cover art by Bruce Jensen Illustrations by Lars Hokanson

ISBN10 : 9781596876781 , ISBN13 : 1596876786

Page Number : 444

The Witch Book

Raymond Buckland Visible Ink Press Body, Mind & Spirit

A look at Witches, Witchcraft and the Wicca tradition from the author of Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft From Abracadabra to Aleister Crowley to Gardnerian Witchcraft to Rosemary's Baby to sorcery and Zoroaster, The Witch Book by the late, great Raymond Buckland is unmatched in its coverage of witchcraft’s historical, practical, and cultural aspects. A student of the late Wicca pioneer Dr. Gerald Gardner, Raymond Buckland has been widely credited with introducing Wicca to the United States. He was one of the world’s foremost experts on Witchcraft, Wicca, and Earth religions. With 560 entries, a resource section, and 114 photos and illustrations, this is an exhaustive exploration of Witchcraft, Wicca, paganism, magic, people, places, events, literature, and more. It shows how, in pre-Christian and early Christian times, Witchcraft (with a capital “W”) was a magical and healing practice associated with early spirtual beliefs, including how the word "Witch" comes from the Old Anglo-Saxon wicce or wicca, meaning a “wise one”: the wiseman or -woman of the common people who had knowledge of herbs, healing, augury, and magic. It also tackles how Witchcraft and paganism were erroneously linked with Satanism, black magic, and pop-culture distortions. It defines both the darker Christian concept and the true concept of Wicca, concentrating on the Western European and later New World versions of Witchcraft and magic. The Witch Book is a broad and deep look at witches, witchcraft and the Wicca tradition.

ISBN10 : 9781578597918 , ISBN13 : 1578597919

Page Number : 934