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Book Release Party and Ritual with Ariel Gore and Phoenix LeFae

  • Milk & Honey 123 North Main Street Sebastopol, CA, 95472 United States (map)

Join Phoenix LeFae, Ariel Gore and Dani Burlison for a night of witching and reading! Gather together to celebrate their newly released books: “What Is Remembered Lives: Developing Relationships with Deities, Ancestors & the Fae” (Phoenix), “Hexing the Patriarchy: 26 Potions, Spells, and Magical Elixirs to Embolden the Resistance” (Ariel), and “All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger and the Female Body” (Dani). We’ll channel anger into a ritual of resistance, along with wine, snacks, Goddesses, and books for sale too!

"Modern society places so much emphasis on the value of the physical that the power and beauty of the metaphysical is often forgotten. "What Is Remembered Lives" is a practical, accessible, and inspiring guide to rediscovering the spiritual forces intertwined with our human experience: deities, ancestors, spirits, and other kinds of liminal beings. Through the mirror of her own experiences, Phoenix provides a solid pattern that the reader can use as a guide to build divine and otherworldly relationships going forward on their path. This book is a welcomed tool for the Witch looking to explore the spirit world more intuitively." -Laura Tempest Zakroff

"It's time to conjure. Ariel Gore's “ Hexing the Patriarchy” is a call to arms--if by "arms" we mean hearts and guts and brains and twinkle parts against brutality. This book is about the spells, incantations, storytelling we need to bring ourselves back to life. This book is a magical field guide that will set the crap that needs to burn on fire, and compost the living shit out of the wrong world toward revolution, revelation, reformation and release. I'm all in.” —Lidia Yuknavitch

"Visceral, raw, and personal, “All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger and the Female Body” is the barbaric yawp of womanhood unrestrained. Ranging from the confessional to the call to action, this collection of deeply personal writings tears back the veil of womanhood to show the glorious and gritty guts of it all. Unfiltered, unadulterated, open; witness the wounds and the wisdom of what it means to be a woman today." --Lasara Firefox Allen

Phoenix LeFae is an eclectic magickal practitioner, Tarot reader, rootworker, and professional Priestess, who has been walking the path of the Witch for many years. She is driven by a love of myth and deity, working to help people connect to the Mysterious Ones in their daily lives. You can also read her writings in the books: Hoodoo Shrines and Altars, Cashbox Conjure, Elements of Magic, and the blog The Witches Next Door.

Ariel Gore is the founding editor of Hip Mama and the author of 10 books of fiction and nonfiction including the critically-acclaimed novel We Were Witches (The Feminist Press, 2017). She has won an American Alternative Press Award, the LAMBDA, the Rainbow Book Award, and an Arizona-New Mexico Book Award. Her writing has appeared in hundreds of publications including: The Rumpus, Psychology Today, and The San Francisco Chronicle.

Dani Burlison (she/her) is the author of Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories, a collection of essays which first appeared in her McSweeney's Internet Tendency column of the same name, and the Lady Parts zines. She has been a staff writer at a Bay Area alt-weekly, a book reviewer for Los Angeles Review and a regular contributor at Yes! Magazine, Chicago Tribune, KQED Arts, The Rumpus and Made Local Magazine. Her writing can also be found at Ms. Magazine, Earth Island Journal, WIRED, Vice, Utne, Ploughshares, Hip Mama Magazine, Rad Dad, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Shareable, Tahoma Literary Review, Prick of the Spindle and more.

Earlier Event: October 15
Hexing the Patriarchy with Ariel Gore
Later Event: November 8
Portland Lit Crawl!