“Witches have power on their own terms. They have agency. They create. They praise. They commune with the spiritual realm, freely and free of any mediator.” –Pam Grossman
What is a witch, anyway?
Why are we seeing more portrayals of witchcraft in pop culture?
Is the witchcraft of today the same as the witchcraft of the past?
Where do we find magic(k) in the modern world?
What makes witchcraft relevant today?
Pam Grossman discusses these and other questions in Time magazine, in an excerpt from Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power, out today from Simon and Schuster. Other writings by Grossman include her 2016 book, What is a Witch, as well as contributions to Ascend Ascend by Janaka Stucky, Le Tarot de L’étoile Cachée Guidebook, Literary Witches by Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan, Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive by Kristen Sollee, and Wonder Woman: From the Golden Age to the 4th Wave.