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A fiery, inclusive guide for activists and witches alike, Revolutionary Witchcraft is an empowered introduction to the history and practice of politically-motivated magic.
From the politically charged origins of the word “witch” to the present-day magical resistance, this bold handbook explores the role of witchcraft in our modern world. Author, activist, and practicing witch Sarah Lyons takes readers on a journey through a leftist history of magic — from the witch hunts of early modern England, through the Salem Witch Trials, and up to our present moment. Pairing mystical acts, including sigil magic and soul flight, with core organizing tactics, like power mapping and protests, Revolutionary Witchcraft offers a blueprint for building a politically grounded magical praxis.
From social justice to environmental activism, this radical reimagining of political activism addresses today’s most pressing problems with empowering, inclusive rituals and magical actions. Each chapter introduces a key concept, like dreaming big, experiencing magical initiation, and joining the revolution, supported by a galvanizing historical case study on the power of mystical action. Full of actionable ideas for magical organizing, and an appendix packed with customizable spells, Revolutionary Witchcraft is the perfect companion for the magical uprising.
Sarah Lyons is a writer, activist, occultist, and witch. She has been practicing magic for over a decade, and has been deeply involved in New York City’s occult scene for years. Sarah was the witch in residence for Vice, where she had a weekly tarot-based web series, and has served as an on-air expert on the CW's Mysteries Decoded. Her writing has appeared in Teen Vogue, Vice, Broadly, Slutist, Fusion, Dirge Magazine, and Dear Darkling. Her books Revolutionary Witchcraft (2019) and How to Study Magic (2022) were published by Running Press. In addition to writing and practicing witchcraft, Sarah is an organizer with the New York City Democratic Socialists of America. She lives in Brooklyn.