BRAINSCAN #33, 4” x 7”, printed, 64 pgs.

This zine is exactly the type of text I was looking to read when it comes to witchcraft. Although maybe hinted in previous issues of Brainscan, never has an issue been solely dedicated to the author’s personal views on witchery and their life exploring their secular style of practice. While breaking down just “what is” witchcraft, the zine also serves as a sort of how-to and personal narrative, giving tips such as avoiding cultural appropriation (often so prevalent nowadays in white girl witchery world), explaining the background behind the different styles and practices, and above all (my favorite part) encouraging readers who are curious about witchcraft to go out there and do some reading, research, and just find what feels right and works for you. –Tricia Ramos (Brainscan, Portland Button Works, 1505 N. Bryant St., Portland, OR 97217)