Having a hard time tapping into the light? Findillumination, resiliency, self-care, and inner magic with Light Magic for Dark Times--an inspired, accessible, and modern collection of practices, rituals, and spells. You'll power up your inner witch, map your road toward healing and regeneration, find your creativity, and explore your shadow side.
Luna Luna Magazine's Lisa Marie Basile shares spells, rituals, and practices, including:
- A spell to banish recurring nightmares
- A graveyard meditation for engaging with death
- A mermaid ritual for going with the flow
- A zodiac practice for tapping into celestial mojo
- A rose-quartz elixir for finding self-love
- A spell to recharge after a protest or social justice work
- + crystals, herbs, sigil magic, fashion magic, shadow work, and sex magic
Whether you're working with the earth, performing a cleanse with water or smoke, healing with tinctures or crystals, meditating through grief, brewing, enchanting, or communing with your coven, Light Magic for Dark Times will help you tap into your inner witch in times of need.
Lisa Marie Basile is a poet-witch and founding creative director of Luna Luna magazine--a diary of darkness and light, literature, identity, and magic. Her work encounters the intersection of ritual and wellness, chronic illness, magic, overcoming trauma, and poetry. She has written for the New York Times, Sabat Magazine, Narratively, Grimoiremagazine, Venefica, The Establishment, Refinery 29, Bust, Hello Giggles, and more. She is the author of Light Magic for Dark Times and poetry collections Andalucia and Apocryphal, as well as the forthcoming Nympholepsy. Her work has been nominated for the Best American Experimental Writing anthology and for several Pushcart Prizes, and has appeared in The Best Small Fictions, selected by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Olen Butler. Lisa Marie earned a master's degree in writing from The New School and studied literature and psychology at Pace University. She lives in New York City.
Kristen J. Sollée is a curator and educator exploring the electric intersections of art, sex, and culture. She has written for mainstream and academic publications including The Huffington Post, VICE, NYLON, Time Out New York, BUST, The Journal of Fashion, Style and Popular Culture, andCurrent Musicology, and lectured at colleges and conferences across the US and Europe. She is also the founding editrix of Slutist, a sex positive feminist website, and a lecturer at The New School. Sollée's signature college course, "The Legacy of the Witch" follows the witch across history, pop culture, and politics, from the Venus of Willendorf to The Love Witch. Her critically-acclaimed book inspired by the course, Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive, was published by Stone Bridge Press in the summer of 2017.