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Witches of America / Alex Mar.

Mar, Alex, author. (Author).
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Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria 299.94 MAR (Text) 37521530786245 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780374536435 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0374536430 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 276 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Sarah Crichton Books, [2016]

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Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Neopaganism > United States.
Wicca > United States.
Witchcraft > United States.
RELIGION / Wicca (see also BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Witchcraft).
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious.

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