Witch Ikon

Witchcraft in Art and ArtifactEdited by Madeleine LeDespencer + Martin Duffy + Tom Allen + Daniel A. Schulke + Maria Dolorosa

Witch-Ikon: Witchcraft in Art and Artifact


The figure of the Witch has haunted the margins of religion and spirituality for thousands of years, as a figure of transgressive spiritual power, outlaw magic, and alluring sexuality. Equally pervasive is her presence in art, from ancient depictions in the near east, through the European Middle Ages, down to her present representations in occult subculture. WITCH-IKON gathers a vast selection of images of witches and their diabolical magic, emphasizing the range of artistic depictions that have helped coalesce this most powerful of modern supernatural icons.

Numerous full color images are accompanied by several scholarly essays concerning the iconography of witchcraft, the magic of images, and the iconography  used to represent witches through time. Special sections on archaeological artifacts of folk magic and malefic sorcery shed light on previously obscure imagic symbols of the Witch's art.  The book includes writings by Michael Bertiaux, Daniel A. Schulke, Madeleine LeDespencer, Martin Duffy, Lee Morgan, and Jon Crabb.

Contemporary occult artists include: Claudia Avila, K. Lenore Siner, Rory MacLean, Mike Davis, Andrew D. Chumbley, Roberto Migliussi, Marzena Ablewska, Tom Allen, Santiago Caruso, Carolyn Hamilton-Giles, Johnny Decker Miller, Madeline VonFoerster, Benjamin Vierling, Timo Ketola, and many others. Accompanied by an art exhibition in support of the book, WITCH-IKON will be of interest to scholars of art history, occult researchers, artists, and practitioners of esoteric traditions.

The book is 288 pages, printed offset lithography on heavy stock, to be released in four separate editions:

✢  A trade paperback with color cover
A limited standard hardcover with color dust jacket, limited to 1,300 copies
✢  A deluxe edition in gilt midnight blue cloth and slipcase, limited to 300 hand-numbered copies
✢  A special edition, handbound in full black goatskin with slipcase, limited to 39 hand-numbered copies.

Note — this title is currently offered as a pre-order and will ship upon publication. To read more about pre-orders, read here.



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Trade Paperback Edition


Hardcover Edition

Available. Color dust jacket, limited to 1,300 copies

Deluxe Edition

Available. Gilt minight blue cloth and slipcase, limited to 300 hand-numbered copies

Special Edition

Available. Handbound in full black goatskin with slipcase, limited to 39 hand-numbered copies.

Publication Date

November 2017


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