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Revolutionary Witchcraft: A Guide to Magical Activism

Sarah Lyons

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BASIC WITCHES meets READ AND RIOT: THE PUSSY RIOT GUIDE TO ACTIVISM in REVOLUTIONARY WITCHCRAFT, a fiery, feminist guide to the history, theory and practice of politically-motivated magic, from the Salem Witch Trials to today.

A fiery, intersectional guide for activists and witches alike, REVOLUTIONARY WITCHCRAFT is an empowered introduction to the history and practice of politically-motivated magic.

From the politically charged origins of the word "witch" to the present-day magical resistance, this bold handbook explores the role of witchcraft in our modern world. Author, activist, and practicing witch Sarah Lyons takes readers on a journey through a leftist history of magic -- from the witch hunts of early modern England, through the Salem Witch Trials, and up to our present moment. Pairing mystical acts, including sigil magic and soul flight, with core organizing tactics, like power mapping and protests, REVOLUTIONARY WITCHCRAFT offers a blueprint for building a politically grounded magical praxis.

From social justice to environmental activism, this radical re imagining of political activism addresses today's most pressing problems with empowering, inclusive rituals and magical actions. Each chapter introduces a key concept, like dreaming big, experiencing magical initiation, and joining the revolution, supported by a surprising historical case study on the power of mystical action. Full of actionable ideas for magical organising, and an appendix packed with customised spells, REVOLUTIONARY WITCHCRAFT is the perfect companion for the magical uprising.

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