The first hands-on guide to witchcraft activism with practical tips on everything from joining activist groups to conjuring spells for self-protection
There is a movement on the rise, one that brings the worlds of social justice and political activism together with the practice of witchcraft. Activists wish to add magical methods to their arsenal, while spell casters seek to use their powers to resist oppression. Written by an experienced witch-activist and with the current political climate in full view, the book shows readers how to learn spells for self-protection and body shielding, as well as methods of developing enhanced psychic intuition and situational awareness. Salisbury explains how and why to conjure spirits of defense, land spirits, ancestral spirits of activism, as well as your own personal guardian spirits. Included are rituals, spells, and sigils, written clearly and simply, so that even someone with absolutely no previous experience in spell casting can immediately feel empowered and join the “witch resistance.”
“David Salisbury’s Witchcraft Activism is clearly the product of someone who has done the difficult, unglamorous, boots-on-the-ground work required for creating social and political change. If you want spells and magical advice, you’ll find them, of course, but Salisbury’s insights into everyday activism are where the book stands out.” —Michael Hughes, author of Magic for the Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change
“An invaluable book in such hard times. Witchcraft Activism really gets into the realities of what it takes to make lasting, positive change through the political machine. Whether it be grassroots activism at the local level or marching on the National Mall, David Salisbury gives us the 411 on what it takes and how to organize to make change happen. From social justice spells to self-protection wards on the picket lines, there’s plenty of magic and real-world action for everyone to apply to their own activism, regardless of whether you’re a practitioner of witchcraft or are just passionate to make a difference in politics.” —Tomás Prower, author of Queer Magic: LGBT+ Spirituality and Culture from Around the World
“I’ve been a huge fan of David Salisbury as both an author and a human being for quite a while now. His work in regards to both activism and witchcraft is not only highly inspiring, but David is one of the most authentic and dedicated human beings I’ve had the pleasure of coming across. David is neither an armchair occultist nor a keyboard warrior activist — he’s someone who is always rolling up his sleeves to do the actual work both behind the scenes and on the front lines in both these areas. Witchcraft Activism: A Toolkit for Magical Resistance is a masterful blend of these two areas of Salisbury’s expertise and passion. The book is a fantastic and intelligent guide employing strategic tactics of using magick to create much needed social change that anyone can operate, regardless of their magickal experience or skill level.” —Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch and blogger of For Puck’s Sake on Patheos Pagan
David Salisbury is a queer, vegan witch and a devotee of the goddess Hekate. As High Priest of Coven of the Spiral Moon, he teaches Wicca-and witchcraft-based topics throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The focal point of his leadership is an activism and service-based approach that seeks to expand the unique gifts that each person came into the world with. He currently lives in Washington, DC where he works to cofacilitate Firefly, a national Wiccan tradition and head up the Firefly House, the largest pagan organization in the mid-Atlantic region with nearly 600 members. David has been featured in the major DC media, including the Washington Post online (the video profile was viewed 82K times). Visit him at www.daviddsalisbury.com
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