Ritual and Resistance Explored in Book ‘Becoming Dangerous’ by “Magical Rebels”


Earlier this year, witchy humans around the globe were performing binding rituals to prevent Donald Trump and his cronies from doing harm. The burgeoning world of contemporary conjurers and magic practitioners inspired Katie West — the creator behind the publishing imprint Fiction and Feeling. The book Becoming Dangerous was born, co-edited with book blogger Jasmine Elliott.

The duo have launched a Kickstarter to raise money for the collection of “deeply personal essays by marginalised people using the intersection of feminism, witchcraft, and resistance to summon power and become fearsome in a world that would prefer them afraid. With contributions from twenty witchy femmes, queer conjurers, and magical rebels, Becoming Dangerous is a book of intelligent and challenging essays that will resonate with anyone who’s ever looked for answers outside the typical places.” West continues: “From ritualistic skincare routines to gardening; from becoming your own higher power to searching for a legendary Scottish warrior woman; from the fashion magick of brujas to cripple-witch city-magic; from shoreline rituals to psychotherapy — this book is for people who know that now is the time, now is the hour, ours is the magic, ours is the power.”

Apart from the fantastic cover art and great perks, Becoming Dangerous is an essential survival guide for underrepresented communities who still have to fight for visibility in these so-called modern times. Learn more on Kickstarter.