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White magic : essays / Elissa Washuta.

Washuta, Elissa, (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville 814 WASHUTA (Text) 33946003982431 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 09/27/2021
Putnam County Public Library - Main 133.4 WAS (Text) 30041002366753 New Book Section Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781951142391
  • ISBN: 195114239X
  • Physical Description: 424 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 406-424).
Formatted Contents Note:
White witchery, an introduction -- Act I. Ace of cups. The devil. Death. Little lies -- The spirit corridor -- Rocks, caves, lakes, fens, bogs, dens, and shades of death -- Act II. Four of cups. Ten of swords. The tower. White city -- Oregon Trail II for Windows 95/98/ME & Macintosh: challenge the unpredictable frontier -- Centerless universe -- Act III. The magician. The empress. The world. My heartbreak workbook -- The spirit cabinet -- In him we have redemption through his blood.
Summary, etc.:
"Throughout her life, Elissa Washuta has been surrounded by cheap facsimiles of Native spiritual tools and occult trends, "starter witch kits" of sage, rose quartz, and tarot cards packaged together in paper and plastic. Following a decade of abuse, addiction, PTSD, and heavy-duty drug treatment for a misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder, she felt drawn to the real spirits and powers her dispossessed and discarded ancestors knew, while she undertook necessary work to find love and meaning. In this collection of intertwined essays, she writes about land, heartbreak, and colonization, about life without the escape hatch of intoxication, and about how she became a powerful witch. She interlaces stories from her forebears with cultural artifacts from her own life--Twin Peaks, the Oregon Trail II video game, a Claymation Satan, a YouTube video of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham--to explore questions of cultural inheritance and the particular danger, as a Native woman, of relaxing into romantic love under colonial rule"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Washuta, Elissa > Psychology.
Witches > United States > Psychology.
Indians of North America > Psychology.
Genre: Essays.

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