Word Presents Veronica Varlow

11/05/2021 - 7:30pm

In-store + virtual book talk for Bohemian Magick

This is a ticketed, in-person event. Please note that in-person admission to this event requires a purchase of the book. A $5 voucher is required for the virtual Crowdcast stream. Books and vouchers can be purchased online in advance or at the door on the day of the event; advance orders will be available for pickup at the store on the day of the event. 

In-store ticketing is limited to 20 attendees to allow for social distancing. Masks are required throughout the entirety of the event. Your name, address and phone number will be collected for contact tracing purposes. Do not attend the event if you are feeling ill. Location and time subject to change.

Due to the recent "Key to NYC" mandates, we will be requiring proof of vaccination to attend this event. Acceptable proof includes:

Excelsior Pass

CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)

NYC Vaccination Record

An official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S

For more information visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines-keytonyc.page


About the Book

Veronica Varlow, an internationally renowned witch descended from five generations of Czech-Romani witches, healer, and burlesque performer, has written an empowering book that speaks to this huge audience of people searching to find or reclaim their truest selves, to live authentically, or she refers to it, their “Wild.” She believes your life is the greatest spell you will ever cast and that you already possess a unique magick, whether you’ve forgotten it, abandoned it, buried it, or have an inkling of it.

That’s why she wrote BOHEMIAN MAGICK (Harper Design / November 2, 2021)—to help you unlock, welcome, and nurture your truest self. The book is a grimoire of spells that combines the never-before-revealed secrets of her Bohemian ancestry with her unique brand of rock and roll magick. Along with a rich, colorful selection of art, illustrations, and photography, BOHEMIAN MAGICK begins with a step-by-step course in Varlow’s method of spellcasting, The School of Spectaculus. It offers advice on setting the intention of a spell, how to imbue the words and spell itself with a personal signature, and how to send it out to the world with great power. The balance of the book offers a series of Initiations, each devoted to a particular theme: self-confidence, healing self-empowerment, self-love, and romantic love. It’s filled with personal stories and tales from the Witch Camps she holds every summer—and all combine to create a book that feels like a rare, beloved treasure filled with the special secrets and methods of a lineage witch.


About the Speakers

Veronica Varlow is the last of a line of Bohemian Witches, a fourth-generation intuitive, and international burlesque showgirl. She is a confidence and sensuality coach who has been featured on the Tonight Show, Playboy, CNN, and MTV in 150 countries worldwide. She’s also appeared on the podcast “Stars like Us” with Aliza Kelly. Her client list includes Chanel, Tiffany & Co., Vogue, Marc Jacobs, Creative Time with David Byrne, and the Whitney Museum. She performs love rituals, couples rituals, and healing rituals all over the underground art scene in New York City at events curated by House of Yes, Shanghai Mermaid, Dances of Vice, Lust, Vox Noctem, and You Are So Lucky. She also writes a regular column called “Life of a Love Witch” for Enchanted Living magazine.

Varlow is your badass mentor, best friend, therapist, and veteran witch, and she shows up—with all her sensitivity, supportive energy, and humor—for you to find that magick, to reclaim your uncensored, most powerful self. Each Initiation offers a conversation with Varlow on each topic, followed by a fictional journey that puts the reader in the mindset to conduct the powerful step-by-step spells that fill each Initiation, such as:

  • “Hello, I Love You,” which builds self-confidence through using a small mirror and the use of your name
  • “Search and Destroy,” a freeing ritual built around removing negative thoughts that cloud your mindset, with the help of a china plate, a marker, and a hammer
  • “Magic Bus,” in which you build a team of your heroes from the afterlife to help you achieve a dream (hitting up David Bowie or Jimi Hendrix or Frida Kahlo is fair game).


Aliza Kelly is a celebrity astrologer, columnist, author, and host. Referred to as a "rising star" in modern spirituality, Aliza has been featured in The New York TimesThe New YorkerVogueThe Cut, and many other publications. She's the author of three books: The Mixology of Astrology: Cosmic Cocktail Recipes for Every SignStarring You: A Guided Journey Through Astrology; and This Is Your Destiny: Using Astrology to Manifest Your Best Life (September 2021), which ranked on Amazon's bestseller lists based on preorders alone.

Along with Will Arnett, Aliza was a producer and consulting astrologer behind Quibi's top performing show, Your Daily Horoscope. She’s a recurring guest on the The Drew Barrymore Show, and has appeared on E! Close Up, and The Today Show. In addition, Aliza maintains her role as the resident astrologer of Cosmopolitan Magazine, hosts a weekly astrology podcast entitled "Stars Like Us", manages a robust online community "The Constellation Club", and is currently collaborating with People Magazine on the television show, “Celebrity Astrology Investigation”. Aliza resides with her fiancé and rescue pup in New York City.


Click here to purchase a signed or personalized copy of the book ONLY.


To register for the virtual Crowdcast livestream, please click here.

To buy the book and reserve a spot for the 11/5 in-store event, please order below. Seats are limited to 20. 

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ISBN: 9780063027381
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Published: Harper Design - November 2nd, 2021

“The remarkable Veronica Varlow seizes life with both hands and bends it to her will. Learn from her.” —Neil Gaiman