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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville||CD 299.9409 MAR 7243 (Text)||78551000636943||Audio CD||Checked out||11/01/2016|
- ISBN: 9781494516451
- ISBN: 1494516454
- Physical Description: 10 audio discs (12 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Unabridged edition.
- Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2015.
- Copyright: ℗♭2015
|Participant or Performer Note:|| Read by Amanda Dolan.
|Summary, etc.:|| "Witches are gathering." 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, witchcraft is 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 magic. 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; 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. Along the way she takes part in dozens of rituals and becomes involved with a wild array of characters. This sprawling magical community compels Mar to confront what she believes is possible--or hopes might be. 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?--Adapted from container.
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