Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Heather Greene, author of the new Lights, Camera, Witchcraft.
I'm often asked when fiction filmmakers will produce a movie that depicts Pagans as we are. When will modern magic be represented on the silver screen without movie magic? My answer is always the same: "We aren't that interesting.”
Dramatic encapsulations of reality are never, well, reality. The fiction storytelling pushes, pulls, edits, and spins the tale to make it compelling and captivating based on expectations. You want somebody to listen, or in this case, watch. This applies to depictions of cops and doctors as much as it does witches and warlocks.
With that said,
An ENORMOUS thank you to our LlewellynCon presenters today: Tomás Prower, Lilith Dorsey, Diana Rajchel, and Heather Greene!
Unable to watch their presentations live? Click on their images below to watch the recording! And, be sure to follow our YouTube channel, where we'll be sharing the recordings of each presentation!
Watch Tomás Prower: Mama Muerte: A Reverential Glimpse into the Cult of La Santa Muerte
Watch Lilith Dorsey: Sacred Baths and Washes of Water Magic
Watch Diana Rajchel: Hex Twisting: Quick Counter-Spells to Practice on the Fly
Watch Heather Greene: How Modern Witchcraft Influenced American