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Body, Mind & Spirit Witchcraft & Wicca

Witchbody

A Graphic Novel

by (author) Sabrina Scott

foreword by Tim Morton

Publisher
Red Wheel Weiser
Initial publish date
Mar 2019
Category
Witchcraft & Wicca, NON-CLASSIFIABLE
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781578636648
    Publish Date
    Mar 2019
    List Price
    $26.95

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"Cerebral, passionate, and beautifully drawn. A highly distinctive and engaging book." --Joe Sacco, author of Palestine

Witchbody is an invitation to experience what lies hidden beneath the surface of our everyday lives—to see the magic in all things. A plant, a tree, a coffee cup, garbage bins, you, me—they're all magic. Witchcraft is simply the power we’re all born with to awaken our senses to this magic, to awaken our “witchbody.” And that awakening is essential if we are to reframe our experience with Nature and with our precious planet.

About the authors

Sabrina Scott is a PhD candidate in science and technology at York University (Toronto) with a master's degree in environmental studies. Sabrina has been reading tarot and practicing witchcraft for 18 years. She is also an illustrator, graphic novelist, and academic. Witchbody was nominated for the Doug Wright Awards, the biggest comic's award series in Canada. Sabrina writes the "Heal & Harm" column on Little Red Tarot and was recently the subject of a short video documentary (produced by London, UK-based Barcroft Media) with 400,000 views to date. Visit her online at http://witchbody.com.

Sabrina Scott's profile page

Tim Morton's profile page

Editorial Reviews

 

“Magic is everywhere—in the ordinary, the mundane, and even in garbage. It takes time to slow down and find traces of such wonder in the world, but it is rewarding once discovered. Written, illustrated, and lettered by this first work is dense in both content and artistic style. Carefully reviewed, researched, and cited, it combines the author’s knowledge of magic and witchcraft with her academic studies in the environmental sciences to create an atmosphere in which the supernatural is dynamic and ever present.”—Library Journal

Library Journal

"Sabrina Scott has created a mystical and intellectual masterpiece. Witchbody reclaims the poisoned, manufactured world, laying bare the purity fantasy of the natural sublime that leaves our magic unbodied, ungrounded, unreal. A powerful celebration of what we have, a call to protect what is left, and dare to situate our witch-selves in this gorgeous, imperfect world." --Michelle Tea, author of Modern Tarot

Michelle Tea

“Reading Sabrina Scott’s beautiful graphic novel Witchbody has been a transformative experience for me. I hope that the messages of Sabrina’s work, their perspectives on ecology, materiality, nature and magic, will feel relevant to everyone who reads this. Put simply, if you engage in any way with the physical world (and of course, it is impossible not to), then this book is for you. It will help you to redefine your relationship to your environment and find magic in all that you touch – including yourself.” —Beth Maiden, founder of Little Red Tarot

Beth Maiden

"Sabrina Scott’s Witchbody is a welcome and much needed reminder of the sheer physicality inherent in witchcraft and of the power and pleasure which that provides. Magic is in your body and in all bodies; human and non-human alike. Witchbody will ground your witchcraft practices and recalibrate your magical vision. It has benefit forall readers but especially for the modern witch."  –Judika Illes, author of Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, and other books of magic

Judika Illes

"Cerebral, passionate, and beautifully drawn, Sabrina Scott's Witchbody invites us to consider our connection not just to nature but to what we normally consider outside of nature. A highly distinctive and engaging book." --Joe Sacco, author of Palestine

Joe Sacco

"Sabrina Scott has created a morbidly beautiful graphic novel that encompasses what it means to be a witch in today's world. By tackling the Earth's issues straight on through her own form of magic, creativity, she's helping all readers not only get in touch with their power but do so on a wider scale that may raise the strength of the planet our bodies call home." --Sophie Saint Thomas, GQ, Allure, Playboy, Vice, and co-host of the sex and spirituality podcast "The Serpent Cast"

Sophie Saint Thomas

Witchbody is gorgeous, lyrical, intense, magical—a graphic manifesto of life and magic. Its creator, Sabrina Scott, completely had me on the second page: "Witchcraft knowledge is body knowledge . . . Experimenting with a body. Feeling with a body . . . Witchcraft is the art of saying hello." And oh, those drawings! Constantly moving, inventive, joyous. If I was a teacher of, well, pretty much anything, I'd find an excuse to make Witchbody required reading.” —Rachel Pollack, author of 78 Degrees of Wisdom

Rachel Pollack