Witchcraft. The Library of Esoterica (inbunden)
Inbunden (Hardback)
Antal sidor
Taschen GmbH
Thunderwing (design)
400 Illustrations, unspecified
249 x 180 x 48 mm
1780 g
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Witchcraft. The Library of Esoterica (inbunden)

Witchcraft. The Library of Esoterica

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Inbunden,  Engelska, 2021-09-14
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Initiating readers in the fascinating and complex history of witchcraft, from the goddess mythologies of ancient cultures to the contemporary embrace of the craft by modern artists and activists, this expansive tome conjures up a breathtaking overview of an age-old tradition. Rooted in legend, folklore, and myth, the archetype of the witch has evolved from the tales of Odysseus and Circe, the Celtic seductress Cerridwen, and the myth of Hecate, fierce ruler of the moonlit night. In Witchcraft we survey her many incarnations since, as she shape-shifts through the centuries, alternately transforming into mother, nymph, and croneseductress and destroyer. Edited by Jessica Hundley, and co-edited by author, scholar, and practitioner Pam Grossman, this enthralling visual chronicle is the first of its kind, a deep dive into the complex symbologies behind witchcraft traditions, as explored through the history of art itself. The witch has played muse to great artists throughout time, from the dark seductions of Francisco Jos de Goya and Albrecht Drer to the elegant paean to the magickal feminine as re-imagined by the Surrealist circle of Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington, and Leonor Fini. The witch has spellbound through folktales and dramatic literature as well, from the poison apples of The Brothers Grimm, to the Weird Sisters gathered at their black cauldron in Shakespeares Macbeth, to L. Frank Baums iconic Wicked Witch of the West, cackling over the fate of Dorothy. Throughout this entrancing visual voyage, well also bear witness to the witch as she endures persecution and evolves into empowerment, a contemporary symbol of bold defiance and potent nonconformity. Featuring enlightening essays by modern practitioners like Kristen J. Solle and Judika Illes, as well interviews with authors and scholars such as Madeline Miller and Juliet Diaz, Witchcraft includes a vast range of cultural traditions that embrace magick as spiritual exploration and creative catharsis.
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    Sofia, 19 april 2023

    Väldigt vacker faktabok. Innehåller massor av bilder och enkelt uppdelad. Tjock bok, så jag satte flikar för att få bättre översikt. Vill man lära sig häxkonst är det inte denna man ska läsa, men om man är intresserad av ämnet är det en fantastisk faktabok att ha och bläddra i.

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takes the fraught history of witches and imbues it with a magic befitting its subject Witchcraft is a celebration of true, even threatening powerby those who possess it least, and deserve it most. * W Magazine * Eye-opening and thought-provoking. * widewalls.ch * A lavish coffee-table book. [Witchcraft] surveys the shadow and the light the witch has cast across the Western imagination. * The New York Times * A tour de force, taking you all the way through the global history of witchcraft. * elitedaily.com * A visually vibrant volume that isn't so much a book as it is a spellbinding tribute to a figure and a practice that are as old as time. * cnn.com * Witchcraft offers a deep dive into the many facets of a centuries-old tradition in the Western world. * cnn.com * A densely packed book that takes a deep dive into the many archetypes the witch has taken throughout the course of time. * hypebeast.com * [This] powerful new book blows away the satanic baby-eating myths. * The Guardian * In this compendium of witchy women, from Renaissance paintings to modern Wicca, the caricature of the evil hag is turned upside down. * The Guardian * In scouring the history of art to back up their modern-pagan perspective, the editors point to something remarkable. * The Guardian * Delves into the witchs complex history, symbols, and depictions across time... * hyperallergic.com * Going so soon? I wouldnt hear of it. Why, my little partys just beginning! * The Wicked Witch of the West, The Wizard of Oz * I think that all women are witches, in the sense that a witch is a magical being. * Yoko Ono *

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Jessica Hundley is an author, filmmaker and journalist. She has written for the likes of Vogue, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times, and has authored books on artists including Dennis Hopper, David Lynch, and Gram Parsons. Hundley often explores the counterculture in her work, with a focus on metaphysics, psychedelia, and magic. Pam Grossman is a writer, curator, and teacher of magickal practice and history. She is the host of the podcast The Witch Wave, and the author of Waking the Witch. Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power. Her work has been featured in such outlets as The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Artforum.