New PDF release: Witches

By Erica Jong,Jos. A. Smith

The New York Times–bestselling writer of Fear of Flying celebrates witches during this gorgeously illustrated brew of witchcraft lore, potions, secrets and techniques, and myth.
With a mixture of actual fascination, passionate enthusiasm, and willing feminist perception, Erica Jong wades via a lavatory of myths, incorrect information, historic hysteria, and modern Halloween costumes to provide a beneficiant exploration and social gathering of witches.
From their origins as descendants of historic goddesses to modern practitioners of the craft, the evolution of the concept that of “witch” has been as changeable because the centuries themselves. From evil crone to sexual seductress, they're the embodiment of either gentle and darkish, fertility and dying, divinity and paganism, baleful curses and therapeutic treatments. they've been scapegoated because the item of men’s worst fears and embraced as heroines of girl empowerment. As muses, they've got encouraged pop culture from Shakespeare and Yeats to Anne Sexton and Ken Russell. With reverence and a touch of mischief, Jong unearths witches’ rites, rituals, and magical recipes, together with actual spells and incantations.
“A steaming cauldron of fantastically illustrated prose, poetry, love potions and flying creams” (Glamour) from the well known writer of Fanny, Witches is “nothing lower than an entire transformation of our notion of witches . . . accomplishe[d] with panache during this sumptuously and provocatively illustrated e-book" (Publishers Weekly).
This book positive aspects an illustrated biography of Erica Jong, together with infrequent pictures and never-before-seen records from the author’s own collection.

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