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Obscura Society NY: Night Flight! What Is A Witch Book Party with Pam Grossman

The witchiest of evenings, the most mystical of nights, a most unusual book launch party...

Join the New York Obscura Society and Catland Books in an immersive celebration of What Is A Witch by the inimitable writer, curator, and Phantasmaphile creator Pam Grossman and occult illustrators Tin Can Forest. This most unusual comic book is a lyrical reflection of the witch and her many guises. A visual spell, its dazzlingly gorgeous images combine with powerful wit and wisdom to create an illuminated manuscript that explores the many layers of the ultimate icon of feminine power. We celebrate the book with a wild and wondrous evening, full of music, performance, and magick.

This evening is specially designed to transport you through a world of enchantment. Be charmed by the mesmerizing dances of Desert Sin Dance Theater Co. and hypnotized by the siren songs of harpist and chantress Ellena Phillips... Imbibe the power of plants with witchy wine punches... Dive deep into the divinatory powers of the occult with readings by Catland's own Tarot and Palm readers... and journey through the world of the witch with a reading and conversation with Pam Grossman.

This event is an essential magical experience for the curious, the mystically-inclined, and the most wild of wonder-seekers. Come, celebrate, and be charmed!

Pam Grossman is a writer, curator, and teacher of magical practice and history.  She is the creator of Phantasmaphile, a blog that specializes in esoteric and fantastical art.  Her writing has appeared in Abraxas Journal, Sciences Occultes, Sabat, Huffington Post, MSN, Film Comment, and elsewhere.  Pam’s group art shows and projects have been featured by such outlets as Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Art in America.  She is Associate Editor of Fulgur Esoterica and the co-organizer of the Occult Humanities Conference at NYU.  She lives in Brooklyn with her fellow and their two feline familiars.

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Details

Friday, June 10th 7:30pm - 11pm

at Catland Books

$28 / $45 includes a signed copy of the book ($20 value)