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Basic Witches - Jaya Saxena


Published: 29th August 2017
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Tap your inner sorceress and channel the magical arts with this bewitching lifestyle guide. Need to exorcise a toxic friendship? Say the right symbolic curse and banish it from your life. Want to enhance your attractiveness? Pick the right power eye-shadow color and project otherworldly glamour. Interested in boosting your self-confidence? Whip up a tasty herbal “potion” to strengthen your resolve.

All that plus historical and pop culture sidebars that situate today’s witchcraft trend within a broader context. With humor, heart, and a hip modern sensibility, this charming guide dispenses witchy wisdom for the curious, the cynical, and anyone who could use a magical boost to get through the day.

About the Author

Jaya Saxena is coauthor of Dad Magazine (Quirk, 2016) and The Book of Lost Recipes (Page Street, 2016). Her work has appeared in many outlets, including the Toast, Buzzfeed, Eater, The New Yorker, WNYC's TL;DR podcast, and many others. Jess Zimmerman is a staff editor at the Establishment. Her writing has been published in Atlas Obscura, Hazlitt, the Guardian, the New Republic, the Hairpin, the Toast, Eater, Aeon, and others.


Want to burn it.


Where do I even start? I thought this was an actual book about witchcraft, but this is literal garbage. I'm considering burning my copy.



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"The practical mantras and rituals in Basic Witches help banish toxic vibes and summon the sorcery to lead an empowered life. Pairs well with a cauldron of ros ."-- Los Angeles Times

"The perfect book for our times... It's not going to tell you how to turn invisible, or use positive thinking to bring yourself everything you ever want in life. What Saxena and Zimmerman created is a fun, thoughtful, and sometimes very funny way to use rituals to take care of yourself, to create reminders of the way you want to move through the world... Magic, indeed."--Tor.com

"Packed with plenty of magick, including spells you can cast by yourself or with your BFFs, this book is for the basic witch in us all."--HelloGiggles

"A modern take on mysticism for the Rookie set."--Sanctuary

"This book is a gem--get it for you, for your girl gange, and any woman who might be occasionally tempted to hex a catcaller."--BookRiot

"A handy guide to boosting self-confidence and reaching positive outcomes."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This book is a gem--get it for you, for your girl gang, and any woman who might be occasionally tempted to hex a catcaller."--BookRiot

"An excellent book that puts a spell over its reader from start to finish."--BioGamer Girl

"Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman's magical lifestyle guide is an uplifting and transformative must-read for anyone--witch or otherwise--in need of spiritual enlightenment."--Signature Reads

"Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman's self-care manifesto is the perfect read for women who wish to embrace the power they have from within and transform it into personal purpose, truth and intention."--Soul & Spirit Magazine

ISBN: 9781594749773
ISBN-10: 1594749779
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 29th August 2017
Publisher: Quirk Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 14.6  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.45