Light Magic for Dark Times: More than 100 Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Coping in a Crisis

Light Magic for Dark Times: More than 100 Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Coping in a Crisis


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ISBN-13: 9781592338535
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 108,965
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lisa Marie Basile is a poet-witch and founding creative director of Luna Luna magazine—a diary of darkness and light, literature, identity, and magic. Her work encounters the intersection of ritual and wellness, chronic illness, magic, overcoming trauma, and poetry. She is the author of Light Magic for Dark Times and poetry collections Andalucia and Apocryphal, as well as the forthcoming Nympholepsy. She has written for the New York Times, Narratively, Grimoire magazine, Venefica, The Establishment, Refinery 29, Bust, Hello Giggles, and more. Her work has been nominated for the Best American Experimental Writing anthology and for several Pushcart Prizes, and has appeared in The Best Small Fictions, selected by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Olen Butler. Lisa Marie earned a master's degree in writing from The New School and studied literature and psychology at Pace University. She lives in New York City.

Kristen J. Sollée is a curator and educator exploring the electric intersections of art, sex, and culture. She has written for mainstream and academic publications including The Huffington Post, VICE, NYLON, Time Out New York, BUST, The Journal of Fashion, Style and Popular Culture, and Current Musicology, and lectured at colleges and conferences across the US and Europe. She is also the founding editrix of Slutist, a sex positive feminist website, and a lecturer at The New School. Sollée’s signature college course, "The Legacy of the Witch" follows the witch across history, pop culture, and politics, from the Venus of Willendorf to The Love Witch. Her critically-acclaimed book inspired by the course, Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive, was published by Stone Bridge Press in the summer of 2017.

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Preface 8

Introduction 11

Pre-Magic Prep 20

Chapter 1 Love 27

Receiving and Conjuring Adoration for Yourself and Others

Chapter 2 Grief and Trauma 45

Finding Resilience and Direction in Suffering

Chapter 3 Negativity 57

Lighting the Way When Everything Goes Dark

Chapter 4 Regeneration and Recharge 73

Making Space for Renewal, and Self-Transformation

Chapter 5 Identity and Body 87

Honoring (and Adoring) Your Light, Dark, and Shadow

Chapter 6 Shadow Work 111

Honoring Darkness and Finding Light in the Shadows

Chapter 7 Writing Magic 127

Making Page Magic with Spellcraft and Journaling

Chapter 8 Last-Minute Light 143

Magic for Bathroom Stalls, Crying Corners, and Emergencies

Chapter 9 Finding Your Craft 153

From Sex Spellcraft to Kitchen Witchery, Find the Kind of Magic That Works for You

Conclusion 164

Resources 165

Acknowledgments 168

About the Author 169

Index 170

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