Brainscan #33 DIY Witchery
An Exploration of Secular Witchcraft
In 20 years of publishing Brainscan zine there is one incredibly
important thing in my life that I have not written about, and that is
witchcraft. I am a witch and I have been studying and practicing
witchcraft for over a decade and it has been a very useful tool in my
life and personal growth.
This zine is a not a how-to-witch zine. This zine is an issue of Brainscan that just happens to be about witchcraft told through my personal narrative.
In this zine I explore what witchcraft is, how I became interested in it, how I built my own practice as an agnostic secular witch and how that differs from a lot of contemporary witchcraft. I share a glimpse of what my personal practice as a non-pagan and non-Wiccan witch looks like.
I also examine my personal issues with modern pagan and witchcraft culture addressing things like racism, cultural appropriation, colonialism, capitalism, the excessive gendering of all things. My politics are intersectional and so is my witchcraft.
I also discuss some tips and a few resource for those that might be interested in exploring witchcraft for themselves.
¼ legal sized (7"x 4.25") 64 pages with vellum overlays, cardstock cover, hand stitched binding, illustrations by Steve Larder ( Stevelarder.co.uk )
100 limited print run also contains hand stamped covers, an acorn charm, a labeled string closure envelope, and some other witchy surprises thrown in.
The cover is a Steve
Larder Illustration of an altar I made to help with the process of the
latest issue of Stolen Sharpie Revolution: A DIY Resource for Zines and
Zine Culture by Alex Wrekk