When I was
favorite book was "The Witch's Catalog," a fictitious
resource of bats, brooms, cauldrons, and anything
else a witch (or child) could desire. Pet dragons! Shrinking
powder! and the fun to be had with an invisible shield!
I've searched for this book for years - no luck.
Then, during a visit to Fargo, North Dakota in the spring of
2000, I found "The Witch's Catalog" at "Highway
Treasures and Trash" in a pile of discarded witch, ghost
and Halloween books. Apparently, the local Washington Elementary
School had recently exorcised their library of any book containing
mildly occultish matter. Because, you know, one day you're reading
"Georgie the Ghost" and the next you're covered in
blood, dancing around a goat head under a full moon.
Yet I worshiped every page of "The Witch's Catalog"
and the closest I've come to practicing witchcraft is putting
my "Best of Stevie Nicks" CD on random repeat and twirling
around the living room. I think we're safe to proceed.
Enjoy these highlights from:
1976, "The Witch's Catalog."