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Part cultural analysis, part memoir, this book from podcast host and witch Pam Grossman explores the world’s fascination with witches throughout history and how witches reflect the power of women. (2019, paperback)
“[A] beguiling exploration of witches across history, myth, art, and pop culture . . . The book fizzes with an infectious energy and paints a compelling picture of witches in all their shape-shifting complexity.” –Times Literary Supplement
“A masterful and moving meditation on female power and persecution . . . Waking the Witch is an artful gateway into a history that is both profoundly and painfully relevant today.” – Kristen J. Solee, author of Witch Hunt: A Traveler’s Guide to the Power and Persecution of the Witch
“The wonderful Pam Grossman takes us on a whirlwind tour of witches in history, literature, and the cinematic and visual arts, serving up much food for thought along the way.” -Judika Illes, author of Encyclopedia of Witchcraft
“Reminiscent of Sarah Vowell’s work and equally affecting, this intellectually satisfying, personally liberating, and remarkable humorous classic is recommended for readers of women’s history, paganism, witchcraft, and feminism.” –Library Journal
“Conjuring a contemporary perspective on the witch in both fact and fiction, Pam Grossman lays the breadcrumbs, connecting the corners from devilish cohort to bubblegum hero and all the identities between.” -Nicola Scott, Wonder Woman comics artist and co-creator of Black Magick