From actual hexes to binding spells, witchcraft has a long tradition in the fight to dismantle white supremacy. A new generation of Black witches are taking part in the resistance using ancestral practices, ideologies, and modern technology.
Whether you’re interested in witches as a horror trope, a doorway to sex positivity, a topic of historical exploration, or rich characters and ideas in fiction or poetry, at least one of these witch books will bring something into your life!
To me, magic means resilience and connecting to ancestors who survived the tragedy of the Middle Passage. Magic runs through my veins and feels like my birthright. It’s stronger than white supremacy will ever be.
Shop for obscure ingredients in Asian supermarkets so you can replicate your favorite homecooked meals your mother used to make for you, and activate your ongoing transformation from helpless child to adult who knows how to nurture their own inner child.
For many black Americans, the South holds a bittersweet place in our heart; as much home as sorrow, as much ghostly as ancestral. Detangling our history is harder than detangling our hair — the webs of our lineage weave back and forth through time and space. Despite all the South has put my people through, it calls to me.
This one goes out to all the horny stoner witches and the poor souls who love us (or will after they smoke our magick rose joints).
Sex magick is using your orgasms to cast spells. I’m going to teach you how to do it.
Whether you’re into some kind of witchery yourself or you’d rather keep it fictional, thanks, here’s an overview of some of the best books from 2018.
“One day I will end up a witch on the corner with thirteen black cats cursing the prime minister”
Queers and witches just go together.
Cristy C Road’s intersectional tarot deck, enchanted with resistance, survival and spirituality, is no longer a dream of the future.
Summer’s now in full swing, so I hope all you sea hags are having fun at the beach, all you snow witches are blasting the AC and everyone is working on maintaining their practice, whatever it is.
Comparing cards from two or more different tarot decks can help you discover new depths of meaning. Here are some examples!
These four powerful femmes have Done The Work, and they want to show you that you can, too!
We’re back like a witch who was being burned at the stake and promised she’d come back one day.
The King/Queen binary hierarchy is just another way tarot can reinforce gender nonsense, but the good news is, as with all things tarot, you don’t have to follow the rules!
These are the fiery cards of activism, of turning words into actions, of living your dreams…and of burnout.
The Slow Holler Tarot is the product of 19 months’ work by artists and writers with queer and/or Southern identities.
What are your favorite solstice rituals? What kind of power do you get from the darkest night of the year? What kind of renewing energy does it give you?
A witchy episode of Bob’s Burgers, the recipe for Raquel’s Scorpio Mesquite, an empowering playlist, Words With Witches with Rachel, Heather’s first New Moon ritual, a discussion about Garth Nix’s Abhorsen Trilogy, and more!
“The moon is my muse and ruler. I love her many faces. I love being her daughter, her sister, her boyfriend, her girlfriend, her theyfriend, her lover, her handmaiden, her houseboy — you name it and I’ve dreamed such things.”