Witches of America by Alex Mar audiobook

Witches of America

By Alex Mar
Read by Amanda Dolan

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200002085

  • ISBN: 9798200002078

  • ISBN: 9798200002092

Runtime: 12.07 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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, it's 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 witchcraft.

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. Along the way she takes part in dozens of rituals and becomes involved with a wild array of characters: a government employee who founds a California priesthood dedicated to a Celtic goddess of war; American disciples of Aleister Crowley, whose elaborate ceremonies turn the Catholic mass on its head; second-wave feminist Wiccans who practice a radical separatist witchcraft; and a growing "mystery cult" whose initiates trace their rites back to a blind shaman in rural Oregon.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[Mar takes] readers on an expertly crafted spiritual journey. Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Alex Mar

Author Bio: Alex Mar

Alex Mar is a writer based in her hometown of New York City. Her first book, Witches of America, was a New York Times Notable Book.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 12.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English