Lisa Marie Basile with a foreword by Kristen Sollee Offers inspired, easy-to-do spells to be cast when your world is descending into chaos and darkness, or to help prevent it.
Witchcraft has evolved and been redefined to be more accessible to those who don’t identify as witches or Wiccan.
• The spells and rituals in this book do not require special training or permission or much money at all.
• Feminist, inclusive, modern, DIY, wise, informative. Rooted in the power of intention (our will and focus is magic),
rather than difficult-to-find ingredients (you don’t need mugwort or quartz for a spell to work)
Light Magic for Dark Times offers inspired, easy-to-do spells to be cast when your world is descending into chaos and darkness, or to help prevent it. Having a hard time finding that light? Need to manifest strength or conviction in the face of trauma and division? Want to send healing vibes to a friend or a group of people who need it? Lisa Marie Basile shares inspired spells to be cast during a crisis or to help prevent one.
Spells and practices in this book include A binding spell to combat social burnout; A seashell spell to protect a loved one or a group; A lunar light ritual to welcome new beginnings; A bathing ritual to heal from grief; A three-candle spell to find strength in the face of trauma.
Accompanying the spells are informative sidebars about the cultural and historical background of witchcraft and spellcraft.
Luna Luna Magazine's Lisa Marie Basile shares spells, rituals, and practices, including:
A spell to banish recurring nightmares
A graveyard meditation for engaging with death
A mermaid ritual for going with the flow
A zodiac practice for tapping into celestial mojo
A rose-quartz elixir for finding self-love
A spell to recharge after a protest or social justice work
+ crystals, herbs, sigil magic, fashion magic, shadow work, and sex magic
Lisa Marie Basile is a poet-witch and founding creative director of Luna Luna magazine--a diary of darkness and light, literature, identity, and magic. Her work encounters the intersection of ritual and wellness, chronic illness, magic, overcoming trauma, and poetry. She has written for the New York Times, Sabat Magazine, Narratively, Grimoire Magazine, Venefica, The Establishment, Refinery 29, Bust, Hello Giggles, and more. She is the author of Light Magic for Dark Times and poetry collections Andalucia and Apocryphal, as well as the forthcoming Nympholepsy. Her work has been nominated for the Best American Experimental Writing anthology and for several Pushcart Prizes and has appeared in The Best Small Fictions, selected by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Olen Butler. Lisa Marie earned a master's degree in writing from The New School and studied literature and psychology at Pace University. She lives in New York City.
Kristen J. Sollée is a curator and educator exploring the electric intersections of art, sex, and culture. She has written for mainstream and academic publications including The Huffington Post, VICE, NYLON, Time Out New York, BUST, The Journal of Fashion, Style and Popular Culture, and Current Musicology, and lectured at colleges and conferences across the US and Europe. She is also the founding editrix of Slutist, a sex-positive feminist website, and a lecturer at The New School. Sollée's signature college course, "The Legacy of the Witch" follows the witch across history, pop culture, and politics, from the Venus of Willendorf to The Love Witch. Her critically-acclaimed book inspired by the course, Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive, was published by Stone Bridge Press in the summer of 2017.