Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena & Jess Zimmerman

Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena & Jess Zimmerman
$15.99 USD

How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven

A magical lifestyle guide for everything from powering up a stylish crystal to banishing terrible Tinder dates.

Want to feel terrifyingly beautiful? Wear the right color of eye shadow to project otherworldly glamour. Need to exorcise a toxic friendship? Repeat the proper incantation and make it disappear. Want to increase your energy? Whip up a tasty herbal “potion” to rev up your stamina. DIY projects, rituals, and spells—along with fun historical sidebars—summon the best trends of the modern witchy lifestyle and the time-trusted traditions of the hell-raising women of the past. With humor, heart, and a hip sensibility, Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman dispense witchy wisdom for the curious, the cynical, and anyone who could use a magical boost.

Selected Table of Contents:

CHAPTER 1 - Self-Initiation: An Induction into Basic Witchery

  • What We Mean by “Witchcraft”
  • Our Favorite Pop Culture Witches

CHAPTER 2 - Glamours: The Power to Change How You Look

  • How to Clothe Yourself in Literal Darkness
  • The Dark Magic of Unfeminine Haircuts
  • A Spell for Self-Care

CHAPTER 3 - Healing: The Power to Care for Yourself

  • A Spell to Make Peace with Your Body
  • Magical Exercise
  • A Ritual for a Relaxing Netflix Binge

CHAPTER 4 - Summoning: The Power to Care for Others (and Have Them Care for You)

  • The Transformative Power of Vulnerability
  • A Collaborative Ritual to Deepen Friendship

CHAPTER 5 - Enchantment: The Power to Make Choices about Love and Sex

  • Conjuring Your Perfect Mate
  • The Magic Circle of Consent
  • A Spell for Talking about Sex

CHAPTER 6 - Banishment: The Power to Avoid What Brings You Down

  • Expelling Social Toxicity
  • The Different Types of Personal Demons
  • A Spell to Counter Impostor Syndrome

CHAPTER 7 - Divination: The Power to Decide Your Destiny

  • A Spell to Name Your Heart’s Desire
  • How to Read Tea Leaves


  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches

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