PanGaia #50 - Pagan Identity

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PanGaia #50 - Pagan Identity

"Carl Llewellyn Weschcke — Bringing Magick to the Masses Who is Carl Weschcke? Carl is one of the most influential publisher in Pagan history, the man who brought Paganism to the masses, through his leadership of Llewellyn Worldwide. Carl’s publishing career began when Paganism was believed to be an occult art known only to a few. Today, Llewellyn’s titles dominate the magickal publishing world and are ubiquitous in bookstores both mainstream and magickal. We are pleased to present this exclusive interview with an (heretofore) unsung hero of the Pagan Renaissance.

The theme of this issue is "Pagan Identity" and we begin on the fringes, with an examination of several groups of Pagan "outsiders looking in." We begin with Christo-Pagans with WoodStone’s personal reflection "A Mystical Witch" then, jumping to her polar opposite, we then consider whether Satanists are Pagan in a lengthy Toe-to-Toe section accompanied by Kerry-Leigh Grady's encounter with Satan in "At the Left Hand of the Goddess." We then examine a rapidly-growing movement in "Pagans in Prison: Brothers (and Sisters) Behind Bars." Circling back to the beginning, R. J. Stewart analyzes Pagan culture as it relates to the mainstream in "Outsiders Holding Fast." Further examinations of Pagan subcultures include "Greco-Egyptian Polytheism: Finding Community on the Periphery," and "Otherkin: Awakening the Non-human." Finally, we take a look at Pagans who are affecting the future of our movement in "The Brightest Lights in Our Sky: Today's Most Influential Pagans."

The crux of the issue comes back to drawing boundaries and deciding who is in — and who is out. Satanists, prisoners and Christo-Pagans are test cases for exploring fundamental questions. Do we welcome all seekers on the basis of their self-identification as Pagan, or are there barriers to entry? If we draw a line, on what do we base it? If we create a border, how do we enforce it? The answers to these questions will determine the shape of Paganism for generations to come. Let us ponder them long and well.

80 pages, edited by Anne Newkirk Niven, released April 2009.

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PanGaia #49 - Money Magic

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Pangaia #49 - Money Magick

"Raven Grimassi — Pursuing the Path of the Ancients." A practitioner and teacher of Witchcraft for over thirty years, Raven Grimassi is an initiate of several Witchcraft traditions and the Directing Elder of the Arician Tradition, a system of Italian Witchcraft. His greatest interest lies in the subjects of Italian and Hereditary Witchcraft, and the works of Charles Leland. Our interview with Raven concentrates on one of his favorite subjects: the history (and future) of the Craft.

Our theme of "Money Magick" could hardly be more timely, and we've strived to not only cover the subject of money magick in general, but give you information you can really use! We begin with Lisa McSherry's "The Alchemy of Abundance: Practical Money Magick", then touch on Pagan Business ("Pagan Business Models 101" and "Metaphysical Marketing for Beginners") then move into workplace magick ("Workin' for a Livin') with a sidetrip to the philosophical side with "In Defense of Money Magick" and "Why the Goddess Loves Piggy Banks."

Finally, for those of you who want the real scoop on high-powered spellwork and ritual to get the prosperity gods moving *now*, there's Kenaz Filan's "Voudou Money Magick for When It Really Counts." Altogether, it's a veritable money-centric book of shadows, all in one place. Plus the winner of the Pagan Short Fiction Award for 2008 "A Valkyrie Among Jews" and columns on the power of conflict, supporting our elders, money magick for kids, and a roisterous Toe-to-Toe debate on the benefits (or lack thereof) of Pagan Standard Time.

 80 pages, edited by Anne Newkirk Niven, released July 2008

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PanGaia #48 - Facing the Future

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PanGaia #48 - Facing the Future

Path of the Green Druid - an interview with John Michael Greer. Archdruid Greer believes that peak oil, climate change, and industrial collapse will bring the end of life as we know it. He also thinks that the upcoming time of change is a great opportunity for Paganism to come to the fore as the spirituality of the future. Plus a Pagan primer on peak oil, climate change for everyone (what we can do) and a contrarian view: "Why We Love the Apocalypse: Religious Roots of Peak Oil Doomerism" by permaculture activist and author Rob Hemenway. Plus R. J. Stewart on Atlantis; Judy Harrow on healing the wounds of PTSD; Kenaz Filan on Candle Magic, Joanna Powell Colbert on the Chariot card in Tarot; Archer on the magic of horns and a new column on Family Magic by Ashleen O'Gaea.

 80 pages, edited by Elizabeth Barrette, released January 2008.

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PanGaia #47 - Dreams & Visions

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PanGaia #47 -Dreams & Visions

Cover story: A Wizard's Vision: an Interview with Oberon Zell: For over forty years, Oberon Zell Ravenheart has been a groundbreaking Pagan leader, especially influential in the development of West Coast neo-Paganism. He co-founded the Church of All Worlds, edited and published the legendary Pagan magazine Green Egg and founded the Grey School of Wizardry. Find out what he's been up to lately, and where he thinks Paganism is going next ...

Also in this issue: Dreamweavings: Craft Your Own Magical Talismans, Living in Dreamtime: Traditions of Native Australia, Introduction to Lucid Dreaming, Learning to Dreamwalk, Should Pagans Build Churches?, the Sacred Landscape of Glastonbury, and the Magic of Wings.

 80 illustrated pages. Edited by Elizabeth Barrette. Fall 2007.

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PanGaia #46 - Words of Power

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PanGaia #46 - Words of Power

Grandmaster of American Wicca: An Interview With Raymond Buckland · Why Do We Call Ourselves Witches? · What's In a Name: Cailleach · The Notorious N-Word · A Choice of Oaths · the Divine Magic of Language · The Emerging IndoPagans · The Theory of Everything by Matt McHugh · Underworld: Words of Power · Tarot Journey: The Hierophant · Mind & Magic: Good Grief, Bad Brief · Rite Behavior: The Power of Secrets · Connections: Hunt and Seek

 80 illustrated pages. Edited by Elizabeth Barrette. Spring 2007.

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PanGaia #43 - Pagans and the Land

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PanGaia #43 - Pagans and the Land

Where Is Gaia When We Need Her Most? · On Living In Arizona · Beyond Gaia: Th Rebirth of Eco-Paganism · I Am the Mountain Walking: We Are Nature · The Rewilding: The Lake Isle of Innisfree · What Can I Do? Moving From Anxiety to Action · Toe to Toe: Should We Hunt For a Pagan Paradise? · Migration by Brian K. Lowe · Yundah by C.S. MacCath · Garden of Souls by M. Turville · Underworld: Pagans and the Land · Mind & Magic: High Priest/ess disease, Part I · Connections: A Twist in the Torc

80 illustrated pages. Edited by Elizabeth Barrette. Winter 2006.


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