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The Resource Witchbody : a rambling and poetic autoethnography of western occult magic as a pathway for environmental learning and advocacy, [written, designed, and illustrated by] Sabrina Scott

Witchbody : a rambling and poetic autoethnography of western occult magic as a pathway for environmental learning and advocacy, [written, designed, and illustrated by] Sabrina Scott

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Witchbody : a rambling and poetic autoethnography of western occult magic as a pathway for environmental learning and advocacy
Title
Witchbody
Title remainder
a rambling and poetic autoethnography of western occult magic as a pathway for environmental learning and advocacy
Statement of responsibility
[written, designed, and illustrated by] Sabrina Scott
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Illustrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An inspiring, playful, and sensual invitation to the experience of everyday magic--in the form of a wildly original graphic novel. Witchbody is an invitation to awaken a sense of wonder to what lies beneath the surface of our experiences--the magic of all things. A plant, a tree, a coffee cup, garbage bins, you, me--they're all full of magic. Witchcraft is simply the power we all have to awaken to this magic."--
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Illustration
Review
This digressive rumination on magic and nature, with unusual ideas of what counts as “natural,” might inspire occult-minded readers as they dive deep into its incantations and wonderfully witchy drawings—but it will leave others puzzled. Scott follows the pull of the magical over the course of 80 lushly inked pages and hand-scrawled declarations, illustrated with coiling river currents and ferns, the bodies of small animals, and a woman interacting with it all against a city skyline. “Witchcraft knowledge is body knowledge,” she writes, as she seeks wonder everywhere from grimy city streets to ocean vistas, and urges collaboration with ecosystems (“What might happen when trees and concrete are perceived as bodies in the political arena?”). If there is a thesis of this nebulous, loosely linked tract, it lies in Scott’s passion for finding interconnected “realness” all around her and her earnest belief in magic’s role in protecting and appreciating it. Many inquiries are raised (“How do you hold the things you believe? What do you believe about belief itself?”), and she cites theorists such as Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Jane Bennett in grounding her ideas. The book’s amorphous structure seems true to its all-encompassing message, but doesn’t offer readers anything resembling a through line. While spellbinding in sections, the volume brews lovely art with a muddy message. (Mar.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 02/18/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 7, p)
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10774363
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Scott, Sabrina
Dewey number
741.5/971
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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  • Occultism
  • Environmental sciences
  • Artists' books
  • Environmental sciences
  • Occultism
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Label
Witchbody : a rambling and poetic autoethnography of western occult magic as a pathway for environmental learning and advocacy, [written, designed, and illustrated by] Sabrina Scott
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1100425383
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781578636648
Lccn
2018957015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly black & white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1100425383
Label
Witchbody : a rambling and poetic autoethnography of western occult magic as a pathway for environmental learning and advocacy, [written, designed, and illustrated by] Sabrina Scott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1100425383
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781578636648
Lccn
2018957015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly black & white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1100425383

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