Basic Witches | Jaya Saxena
Tap your inner sorceress and channel the magical arts with this bewitching lifestyle guide. Need to exorcise a toxic friendship? Say the right symbolic curse and banish it from your life. Want to enhance your attractiveness? Pick the right power eye-shadow color and project otherworldly glamour. Interested in boosting your self-confidence? Whip up a tasty herbal “potion” to strengthen your resolve.
All that plus historical and pop culture sidebars that situate today’s witchcraft trend within a broader context. With humor, heart, and a hip modern sensibility, this charming guide dispenses witchy wisdom for the curious, the cynical, and anyone who could use a magical boost to get through the day.
About the Author
Jaya Saxena is coauthor of Dad Magazine (Quirk, 2016) and The Book of Lost Recipes (Page Street, 2016). Her work has appeared in many outlets, including the Toast, Buzzfeed, Eater, The New Yorker, WNYC's TL;DR podcast, and many others. Jess Zimmerman is a staff editor at the Establishment. Her writing has been published in Atlas Obscura, Hazlitt, the Guardian, the New Republic, the Hairpin, the Toast, Eater, Aeon, and others.