When Paganism and Goth culture collide, prepare for a powerful blend of independent thought and magickal tranformation.
Learn how to channel dark emotions, express yourself magickally through the dark arts of clothing, hair, makeup, body modifications, and choose appropriate Goth music for ritual. Try some spellcasting on the dance floor. Discover the workings of shadow magick, death energy, and blood magick.
Find out what draws us to the dark side.
"Goth Craft is a sexy and serious A-Z of dark culture's collective tribal identity. More than just a demented 'Preppy Handbook' for a different era, Goth Craft goes beyond mere fashion, taking readers deep into the magical currents of this emerging subculture. Fascinating." —Richard Metzger, host of Disinformation and editor of Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide To Magick & The Occult
"Don't let your assumptions fool you — Goth Craft is a lovingly written and carefully researched piece of work. It covers the intersection of Gothic subculture and Pagan spirituality from every conceivable angle, and manages to be both fun and eye-catching along the way." —Michelle Belanger, author of The Psychic Vampire Codex and editor of Vampires In Their Own Words
"An insightful, honest, and spiritual exploration of the intersection of Witchcraft and Goth." —Christopher Penczak, author of the Temple of Witchcraft series
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Do you think about the clothes you put on each day? How about your makeup? Makeup and clothing can be used each and every day to magickally transform you on many different levels. View these transformers through the lens of the Gothic subculture.
Before I met Merlin Stone I was blind. It took her a little time; she gave me a strong dose of love, and from then on I could see—see the world as a feminist, that is. Merlin converted me, so if you haven't yet read her work, be prepared to bring the Goddess into your own life as well.
I'm Lenny Schneir. Shortly after meeting Merlin in 1976,... read this article