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Infuse your personal divination practice with spiritual insight and feminist guidance from icons such as Octavia Butler, Shirley Jackson, Gertrude Stein, Joy Harjo and more.
• Receive answers to questions about your creative life and spiritual journey, guided by insights from the strong, creative women featured in this deck. • Includes 30 cards featuring prominent female writers and trailblazers as well as 40 symbol cards bearing illustrations of potent spiritual icons to enhance your reading. • Find inspiration from literary heroes, such as Virginia Woolf and Toni Morrison, and discover the wisdom of lesser-known trailblazers, such as Yumiko Kurahashi and Mirabai. • Use the included guidebook as an interpreter to help you interpret the cards based on your specific intentions, the writers’ dominant traits, and the spiritual symbols at play.
About the Author
TAISIA KITAISKAIA is the author of Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers, a collaboration with artist Katy Horan; Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles; and The Nightgown and Other Poems. Her work has been translated into several languages, and she has received fellowships from the James A. Michener Center for Writers and The Corporation of Yaddo.
KATY HORAN is an artist and illustrator based in Austin, Texas. Her fine art work has been shown in galleries across the US and Canada and featured in three issues of New American Paintings. Her illustration clients include Pop Up Magazine, Fantagraphics, Chronicle Books, Bust Magazine, Cadabra Records, and Birth, Movies, Death.
Praise for Literary Witches
“Literary Witches successfully weaves together the personal, the political, and the heretical.”—Rivers Solomon, Afrofuturist and author of An Unkindness of Ghosts
“Literary Witches is at the same time enormously enjoyable, rich in information, and visually brilliant.”—Lisa Congdon, artist, illustrator and author
“Transformative, revivifying, gorgeous, unsettling, and intensely moving, this book is a volume of poetry, miniature encyclopedia, and twenty-first-century illuminated manuscript all at once. I'll treasure this book like a lucky object and return to it whenever I need courage, or mischief, or beauty, or permission.”—Jia Tolentino, New York Times bestselling author of Trick Mirror
“As necessary a project as I can imagine in this day and age, this is art, poetry and history marshaled together in tremendous, joyful celebration.”―Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties, writing for NPR’s Guide to Great Reads