Basic Witches : How To Summon Success, Banish Drama, And Raise Hell With Your Coven by Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman
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A magical lifestyle guide for everything from empowering yourself with stylish crystals to eliminating terrible Tinder dates. Want to experience awe-inspiring beauty? Enhance your appearance by using the right shade of eye shadow to radiate an otherworldly allure. Need to rid your life of toxic friendships? Utter the appropriate incantation and make them vanish. Looking to boost your energy levels? Create a delicious herbal “potion” to ignite your stamina.
This book includes DIY projects, rituals, and spells that combine the latest trends in witchy practices with the timeless traditions of rebellious women from the past. With a blend of comedy, sincerity, and a contemporary edge, Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman offer their magical wisdom to those who are curious, skeptical, or just in need of a magical lift.
Selected Table of Contents:
CHAPTER 1 – Self-Initiation: An Invitation to Basic Witchcraft
What We Mean by “Witchcraft”
Our Favorite Witches in Pop Culture
CHAPTER 2 – Glamours: Transforming Your Appearance
How to Dress in Utter Darkness
The Enchanting Power of Non-Conventional Haircuts
A Spell for Self-Care
CHAPTER 3 – Healing: Nurturing Yourself
A Spell for Body Acceptance
A Ritual for a Relaxing Netflix Session
CHAPTER 4 – Summoning: Caring for Others (and Being Cared for)
The Transcendent Power of Vulnerability
A Collaborative Ritual to Strengthen Friendship
CHAPTER 5 – Enchantment: Choosing Love and Sex
Conjuring Your Ideal Partner
The Magic Circle of Consent
A Spell for Open Communication about Sex
CHAPTER 6 – Banishment: Freeing Yourself from Negativity
Expelling Toxic Social Influences
Identifying and Confronting Personal Demons
A Spell to Combat Impostor Syndrome
CHAPTER 7 – Divination: Shaping Your Destiny
A Spell to Uncover Your Deepest Desires
The Art of Reading Tea Leaves
Witchcraft: Embracing the Power and Rebellion of Modern Women
Do you find yourself drawn to the world of witches? You’re not alone. These days, it seems like everyone is embracing their inner witch. From fashion trends to magazines and websites, witch-themed content is everywhere. But what is it about witchcraft that is so appealing? And why are women in their 20s and 30s especially drawn to it?
Part of the appeal lies in nostalgia. Many women fondly remember growing up watching shows like “The Craft” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” They may have played games like “light as a feather, stiff as a board” at slumber parties or saved up their allowance for collectible wands. But there’s more to it than just childhood memories.
Witchcraft represents a rejection of societal norms and expectations. It has always been a spiritual practice that attracts those on the fringes of society. The image of the witch has long been associated with powerful and defiant women. For centuries, women who deviated from traditional roles and expectations were labeled as witches.
Interestingly, the word “witch” originally referred to both men and women. In Olde English, it could be translated as “male witch” or “sorcerer.” However, during the witch hunting era, women became the primary target. Witch hunting guides argued that women were more susceptible to witchcraft because they were perceived as weak in body, mind, and spirit.
These ideas, though absurd, have had a lasting impact on the perception of witches and women. Today, witchcraft continues to empower women who reject societal constraints and seek a connection with something greater.
So, if you’re feeling the pull of witchcraft, don’t dismiss it as a passing trend. Embrace your inner witch and explore the world of magic and spirituality. Who knows? You may find a community of like-minded individuals who share your beliefs and values.