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Witches of America by Alex Mar

Witches of America is a memoir of Alex Mar's immersive five-year trip into the occult, as both a journalist and someone searching for her own faith. She explores modern Paganism-- from its roots in 1950s England to its present-day American mecca in the San Francisco Bay Area; from a gathering of more than a thousand witches in the Illinois woods to the New Orleans branch of one of the world's most influential magical societies --and decides to train in a coven herself. With keen intelligence and wit, Mar illuminates the world of witchcraft while grappling in fresh and unexpected ways with the question underlying every faith: Why do we choose to believe in anything at all? Whether evangelical Christian, Pagan priestess, or atheist, each of us craves a system of meaning to give structure to our lives. Sometimes we just find it in unexpected places.

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Event date: 
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:15am
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751
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ISBN: 9780374536435
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sarah Crichton Books - October 11th, 2016