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SUMMARY Ì GWAIRSOFT.CO.UK ☆ Christine Wicker With details on the prevalence of magic throughout American history the book could be ponderous and freaky Not In PDF or but that Wicker's delightfully self abnegating tone never allows When she attends a ritual in Salem Massachusetts where historic witch burning is the basis of a profitable commercial cult her over the top costume makes it hard for. I expected this book to be interesting and it is I found out that there are people all around the country who believe themselves to be vampires werewolves elves fairies I also finally found out the difference between hoodoo and voodoo And what a root worker is The author did a great job tracing the roots of magic all through American History I don't know if I agree that anthropomorphizing computers and machines and some other superstitions is magical thinking as the author says But maybe it is it isn't logical thinking that's for sure One of the most interesting groups she talks about are the otherkin I want to find out What I didn't expect was some of the profound passages three in particular Wicker has a passage on dualism which is something I struggle with a lot It's just so hard not to think of things as good and bad I accept the premise that dualistic thinking is limiting but still find it very difficult not to do She has a passage on how a person is socialized into a group in this case a magical group that is one of the clearest I've ever read and that I can follow step by step into how I was socialized into my former church The third passage was when she realized that she didn't have to put herself last all the time and give into other people and what they wanted She calls herself a doormat that got up and walked away I love that This book is really worth reading and I plan to research a few of the topics further

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Not In Kansas Any A Curious Tale of How Magic Is Transforming AmericaWicker soon set Kansas Any Epub #219 out to discover what was so compelling about the philosophy and practice of magic or witchcraft From the moment she introduces a group of self professed vampires who challenge her as to whether she is a victim she sweeps us into some seriously cobwebby corners of the American psyche Impeccably researched and filled. I really disliked this book for several reasons First the author seems to believe that the different subcultures she portrays vampires otherkin Hoodoo practitioners Wiccans are somehow all part of a unitary magical culture an assumption which she never openly clarifies and which I think many members of these groups would resentSecond for each chapter she apparently chose the weirdest most colorful representative of that group that she could find In a couple of cases the individuals she portrays are noticeably NOT representative of their groups in one way or another The rootworker was an obvious example and it seemed that Wicker chose her because she was the only person willing to be interviewed in depth by some random white lady It felt as if she chose some cartoonish people just so she could make witticisms at their expense I am confused by all the reviews claiming that she treats her subjects gently and sympathetically I thought she was really flippant and dismissive even snarkyThe chapter on Wicca was pretty offensive and poorly done Basically she does almost no background research on Wicca you'd think no books on the topic had ever been published She decides that Witchcraft is all about being nice Harm none etc Then she encounters some pretentious people in Salem who fleece her out of some money and she extrapolates from this that Witches are not as nice as they say they are and therefore the whole thing is meaningless And that's it Perhaps this is what Wicker's editors call impeccable research