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The witching year : a memoir of earnest fumbling through modern witchcraft  Cover Image Book Book

The witching year : a memoir of earnest fumbling through modern witchcraft / Diana Helmuth.

Helmuth, Diana, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781668002988
  • ISBN: 1668002981
  • Physical Description: 334 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Simon Element hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2023.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Diana Helmuth, thirty-three, is skeptical of organized religion. She is also skeptical of disorganized religion. But, more than anything, she is tired of God being dead. So, she decides to try on the fastest growing, self-directed faith in America: Witchcraft. The result is 366 days of observation, trial, error, wit, and back spasms. Witches today are often presented as confident and finished, proud and powerful. Diana is eager to join them. She wants to follow all the rules, memorize all the incantations, and read all the liturgy. But there's one glaring problem: no Witch can agree on what the right rules, liturgy, and incantations are. As with life, Diana will have to define the craft for herself, looking past the fashionable and figuring out how to define the real. Along the way, she travels to Salem and Edinburgh (two very Crafty hubs) and attends a week-long (clothing optional) Witch camp in Northern California. Whether she's trying to perform a full moon ritual on a cardboard box, summon an ancient demon with scotch tape and a kitchen trivet, or just trying to become a calmer, happier person, her biggest question remains: Will any of this really work? The Witching Year follows in the footsteps of celebrated memoirs by journalists like A.J. Jacobs, Mary Roach, and Caitlin Doughty, who knit humor and reportage together in search of something worth believing."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Helmuth, Diana > Mental health.
Witchcraft > Health aspects.
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women.
Actualisation de soi chez la femme.

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