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Waking the Witch

Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power
Narrated by: Pam Grossman
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A whip-smart and illuminating exploration of the world’s fascination with witches from podcast host and practicing witch Pam Grossman (The Witch Wave), who delves deeply into why witches 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 cultural and historical impact of the world’s most magical icon. From the idea of 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, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Harry Potter; from the spooky ladies in fairy tales and horror films, to the rise of feminist covens and contemporary witchcraft, witches reflect the power and potential of women.

In this fascinating listen that is part cultural analysis, part memoir, Pam opens up about her own journey on the path to witchcraft and how her personal embrace of the witch helped her find strength, self-empowerment, and a deeper purpose. 

A comprehensive meditation on one of the most mysterious and captivating figures of all time, Waking the Witch 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.

©2019 Pam Grossman (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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I would love to see more ppl of color books about this topics!!! We're here too!

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A 102 course on modern witchcraft

Great book however if you’ve been reading modern books on witchcraft and paganism a lot will be review. That being said- still wonderful and highly recommend.

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Everyone Should Own This

Everyone. This is informative for everyone. This is a book that can clear up some people's questions and maybe bring understanding.

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I Couldn't Be More Grateful

I can't say enough good things about this book. What a thoughtful author and excellent narrator. Thank you for being a leader, Pam Grossman. I appreciate your work very much.

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Show me your witch!

A beautiful and insightful look into the past and present idea of what it means to literally and figuratively be a witch.