Hexing the patriarchy 26 potions, spells, and magical elixirs to embolden the resistance

Ariel Gore, 1970-

Book - 2019

"As our newsfeeds become more and more glutted by stories of harassment and assault, it's no surprise women are turning to every power in their arsenal to fight back--even the magical ones. As Lindy West put it in her New York Times op-ed, "Yes, this is a witch hunt. I'm a witch, and I'm hunting you." Hexing the Patriarchy: Magical Resistance from A to Z is a book for women who want to join the resistance. Upbeat and inviting, without making light of anyone's o...ppression or spirituality, it offers fed-up women a primer of enchantment in the form of 26 spells for undermining modern-day oppression, all gathered from authentic witches from various magical traditions. Readers will learn how to . . . make salt scrubs to "wash away patriarchal bullshit" place spells on misogynist leadership mix potions to boost their strength against harassment . . . and more. Individually and cumulatively, the spells are designed to topple the patriarchy with a dangerous, they-never-saw-it-coming power"--

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Published
New York : Seal Press 2019.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
276 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
9781580058742
1580058744
Main Author
Ariel Gore, 1970- (author)
  • Introductions: magical letters
  • A: ancestors
  • B: binding
  • Conjure
  • Dragons
  • E: essential oils
  • F: fight songs
  • G: growl
  • H: herbalism
  • Infinite intelligence
  • J: justice jars
  • K: kickboxing
  • Lunar love
  • Money magic
  • N: never erase
  • O: offering
  • P: poppets
  • Q: quilting
  • R: reclaiming power
  • S: social justice
  • T: trust trees
  • U: unleashing nemesis
  • Visualization
  • W: wallet charm
  • Xoanan
  • Y: yemaya
  • Z: zodiac.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A collection of 26 alphabetically inspired spells with incantations, enchantments and rituals designed to help feminists subvert the patriarchal system by vanquishing such foes as bro culture and toxic masculinity, 20,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"As our newsfeeds become more and more glutted by stories of harassment and assault, it's no surprise women are turning to every power in their arsenal to fight back--even the magical ones. As Lindy West put it in her New York Times op-ed, "Yes, this is a witch hunt. I'm a witch, and I'm hunting you." Hexing the Patriarchy: Magical Resistance from A to Z is a book for women for women who want to join the resistance. Upbeat and inviting, without making light of anyone's oppression or spirituality, it offers fed-up women a primer of enchantment in the form of 26 spells for undermining modern-day oppression, all gathered from authentic witches from various magical traditions. Readers will learn how to . . . make salt scrubs to "wash away patriarchal bullshit" place spells on misogynist leadership mix potions to boost their strength against harassment . . . and more. Individually and cumulatively, the spells are designed to topple the patriarchy with a dangerous, they-never-saw-it-coming power"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A magical guide to subverting manboy power, one spell at a time

Skeptics might think witchcraft is nothing more than a fad, but make no mistake: modern witches aren't playing around. Today's wizarding women are raising hell, exorcising haters, and revving up to fight fire with a fierce inferno of magical outrage.

Magic has always been a weapon of the disenfranchised, and in Hexing the Patriarchy, author Ariel Gore offers a playbook for the feminist uprising. Full of incantations, enchantments, rituals, and witchy wisdom designed protect women and bring down The Man, readers will learn how to . . .
  • Make salt scrubs to wash away patriarchal bullshit
  • Mix potions to run abusive liars out of town
  • Use their bare hands and feet to vanquish bro culture
  • Conjure dead relatives to help smash the system
. . . and more.

From summoning Ancestors to leveraging the Zodiac, these twenty-six alphabetically inspired spells are ready-made recipes for toppling the patriarchy with a dangerously divine, they-never-saw-it-coming power.