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The Resource Witches of America, Alex Mar

Witches of America, Alex Mar

Label
Witches of America
Title
Witches of America
Statement of responsibility
Alex Mar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Witches are gathering." When most people hear the word "witches," they think of horror films and Halloween, but to the nearly one million Americans who practice Paganism today, witchcraft is a nature-worshipping, polytheistic, and very real religion. So Alex Mar discovers when she sets out to film a documentary and finds herself drawn deep into the world of present-day magic. Witches of America follows Mar on her immersive five-year trip into the occult, charting modern Paganism from its roots in 1950s England to its current American mecca in the San Francisco Bay Area; from a gathering of more than a thousand witches in the Illinois woods to the New Orleans branch of one of the world's most influential magical societies. Along the way she takes part in dozens of rituals and becomes involved with a wild array of characters. This sprawling magical community compels Mar to confront what she believes is possible--or hopes might be. With keen intelligence and wit, Mar illuminates the world of witchcraft while grappling in fresh and unexpected ways with the question underlying every faith: Why do we choose to believe in anything at all?--Adapted from book jacket
Summary
Examines paganism and the occult, from its roots in 1950s England to its current American mecca in the Bay Area, and from a gathering of more than a thousand witches in the Illinois woods to the New Orleans branch of one of the world's most influential magical societies
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446311
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
299/.940973
Index
no index present
LC call number
BP605.N46
LC item number
M325 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Witches of America, Alex Mar
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stone City -- Little witch -- Naked in the new forest -- Keep your weapons peace-bonded! -- The Feri current -- Diana of the prairies -- The mass -- The vetting process -- Cycle one -- Morpheus and the Morrigan -- Making priests -- The binding -- Proof; or, the creeping of your skin -- Coru Cathubodua -- Three nights at the castle -- The small question of Satan -- Sympathy for the necromancer -- And the crows will eat my eyes -- Enter the swamp
Control code
21057448
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780374291372
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
  • 9780374291372
  • 99964414821
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn906171736
  • (OCoLC)906171736
Label
Witches of America, Alex Mar
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stone City -- Little witch -- Naked in the new forest -- Keep your weapons peace-bonded! -- The Feri current -- Diana of the prairies -- The mass -- The vetting process -- Cycle one -- Morpheus and the Morrigan -- Making priests -- The binding -- Proof; or, the creeping of your skin -- Coru Cathubodua -- Three nights at the castle -- The small question of Satan -- Sympathy for the necromancer -- And the crows will eat my eyes -- Enter the swamp
Control code
21057448
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780374291372
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
  • 9780374291372
  • 99964414821
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn906171736
  • (OCoLC)906171736

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