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Author Washuta, Elissa, author.

Title White magic : essays / Elissa Washuta.

Publication Info. Portland, Oregon : Tin House, 2021.
1 hold on first copy returned of 2 copies


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  133.43 WASHUTA    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  133.4309 WASHUTA    DUE 02-19-22
Edition First US edition.
Description 424 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 406-424).
Contents Act I : Ace of cups. The devil. Death. Little lies ; The spirit corridor ; Rocks, caves, lakes, fens, bogs, dens, and shades of death -- Act II : Four of cups. Ten of swords. The tower. White city ; Oregon Trail II for Windows 95/98/ME & Macintosh: challenge the unpredictable frontier ; Centerless universe -- Act III : The magician. The empress. The world. My heartbreak workbook ; The spirit cabinet ; In him we have redemption through his blood.
Summary "Throughout her life, Elissa Washuta has been surrounded by cheap facsimiles of Native spiritual tools and occult trends, "starter witch kits" of sage, rose quartz, and tarot cards packaged together in paper and plastic. Following a decade of abuse, addiction, PTSD, and heavy-duty drug treatment for a misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder, she felt drawn to the real spirits and powers her dispossessed and discarded ancestors knew, while she undertook necessary work to find love and meaning. In this collection of intertwined essays, she writes about land, heartbreak, and colonization, about life without the escape hatch of intoxication, and about how she became a powerful witch. She interlaces stories from her forebears with cultural artifacts from her own life-Twin Peaks, the Oregon Trail II video game, a Claymation Satan, a YouTube video of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham-to explore questions of cultural inheritance and the particular danger, as a Native woman, of relaxing into romantic love under colonial rule"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Washuta, Elissa -- Psychology.
Witches -- United States -- Psychology.
Indians of North America -- Psychology.
Washuta, Elissa. (OCoLC)fst01994794
Indians of North America -- Psychology. (OCoLC)fst00969882
Psychology. (OCoLC)fst01081447
Witchcraft. (OCoLC)fst01176327
Witches -- Psychology. (OCoLC)fst01176348
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Essays. (OCoLC)fst01919922
Added Title Essays. Selections
ISBN 9781951142391 (hardcover)
195114239X (hardcover)
9781951142407 (ebook)
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