Out of the Broom Closet: 50 True Stories of Witches Who Found and Embraced the Craft

Out of the Broom Closet: 50 True Stories of Witches Who Found and Embraced the Craft

by Arin Murphy-Hiscock


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How do you tell your mother you're a witch?

Coming out as a witch isn't easy. You may feel misunderstood, rejected, even discriminated against by friends, family, and coworkers. If you haven't come out, you may be leery of criticism from those who don't really know what it means to be a witch. In this one-of-a-kind collection, you'll meet fifty witches just like you who reveal what drew them to the craft and how they dealt with coming Out of the Broom Closet. Inside you'll find inspiring stories like:

  • Empowered by My Faith: Debra's belief in the God and Goddesses is strengthened when she asks for their guidance during energy-healing to save her son from a near-fatal gunshot wound
  • Yes, We Are Working Professionals: Deb stands up against discrimination and shows her Wiccan pride during a meeting at work
  • I Am Pagan and I Am Proud: Gwinevere explores her faith and strength when she becomes a published Wiccan author at sixteen years old
  • An Exercise in Tolerance: Joshua risks at losing the woman he loves when he has to convince her strict Christian family that he doesn't worship the devil

Out of the Broom Closet will give you the encouragement and inspiration you need to practice magick with pride and dignity, no matter where you are on the path.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598698916
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 09/18/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.12(h) x (d)

About the Author

Arin Murphy-Hiscock is the author of Spellcrafting, Wicca, The Way of the Green Witch, The Green Witch, The Way of the Hedge Witch, Pagan Pregnancy, Power Spellcraft for Life, Solitary Wicca for Life, and The Hidden Meaning of Birds: A Spiritual Field Guide. She has been active in the field of alternative spirituality for over twenty years and lives in Montreal, Canada.

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Out of the Broom Closet: 50 True Stories of Witches Who Found and Embraced the Craft 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful stories by real people.
Demeter1957 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful little book on stories of people and how they have come out of the closet as witches and also about how some have not come out for fear of being treated badly by friends, family, and co-workers or even losing their job or livelihoods. When I started this book I had thought that I would read about others like me who live out of the closet and are proud of it but some do not and I found myself being upset that the world could be so close minded to others who just want to have freedom of religion too. Is it only freedom of religion if you believe in what is popular? In my case I am and always have been, out of the closet. I really don't live my life by the dictates of others but then again I don't shove it down anyone's throat by wearing the big pentacles and goth makeup. I look just like a librarian and some would be surprised that I am a witch. So for me the book helped me to see that there are some that are still even in the closet and for that I am sorry that the world has not come far enough yet. I read stories of joy at the acceptance that some did receive from those around them and felt there joy too. The stories are short so you can read them while waiting in line or just before bed. I really liked this book because it gave me food for thought at the freedom I have and how my sisters and brothers live.
Stephanie Williams More than 1 year ago
A wonderful collection of anecdotes detailing the triumphs and tragedies of disovering pagan spirituality
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must for anyone following the pagan path.
Niveus More than 1 year ago
A collection of short stories written by various practitioners. They are so motivational and charming little stories. Each is only 1 or 2 pages long and quick to read. From all walks and practices of magick. You're sure to find a story that reminds you of yourself and why you started practicing. Each person writes of their own experience so there's stories from many authors point of views. There's even a section at the end with a short bit about each author. TRuely inspriring and a wonderful read before turning in for bed.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stories were interesting and author included many different backgrounds. I wasn't very impressed with the stories.