Review: Book: Waking the Witch- Pam Grossman


Title: Waking the Witch

Series: N/A

Author’s Name: Pam Grossman

Publisher: Gallery Books

Genre: Occult Magick

Page Count: 305 Pages

ISBN: 9781982100704

Author or Book Website:

Link to Amazon purchase page: Waking the Witch

Link to Goodreads: Waking the WitchWaking the Witch

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: ARC

Summary of the Book:

A whip-smart and illuminating exploration of the world’s fascination with witches from podcast host and practicing witch Pam Grossman (The Witch Wave), who delves deeply into why witches have intrigued us for centuries and why they’re more relevant now than ever.

When you think of a witch, what do you picture? Pointy black hat, maybe a broomstick. But witches in various guises have been with us for millennia. In Waking the Witch, Pam Grossman explores the cultural and historical impact of the world’s most magical icon. From the idea of the femme fatale in league with the devil in early modern Europe and Salem, to the bewitching pop culture archetypes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Harry Potter; from the spooky ladies in fairy tales and horror films to the rise of feminist covens and contemporary witchcraft, witches reflect the power and potential of women.

In this fascinating read that is part cultural analysis, part memoir, Pam opens up about her own journey on the path to witchcraft, and how her personal embrace of the witch helped her find strength, self-empowerment, and a deeper purpose.

A comprehensive meditation on one of the most mysterious and captivating figures of all time, Waking the Witch celebrates witches past, present, and future, and reveals the critical role they have played—and will continue to play—in shaping the world as we know it.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This is a very well woven story and history of witches. It paints a better picture of witches and not the monsters that history has claimed they are. Pam gives us her point of view, her stories, and some history of the magick of witches. It is something that is empowering and makes my heart race. I have a better understanding of what others think and see what witches think of themselves. IT was an enjoyable read.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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