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Witches&Pagans #31 - Arts of Magic

Witches and Pagans #31
  Arts of Magic

Witches&Pagans #31 - Arts of Magic

Dive deep into this special issue on all that is magical, with an emphasis on how spellcasting fits into modern Pagan practice.

Featuring:

Power to the People: Magic as a Tool for Justice
Is hexing evil? Francesca De Grandis reminds us of the long history of using magic for practical purposes: and to overcome injustice.

Upon Reflection: Harnessing Mirrors for Protection Magic
Devi Spring shares her conjure and craft techniques for protecting yourself with the power of mirror magic

Curses, Hexes, and Bad Spirits: Psychic Self-Defense in Canarian Curanderismo
Curanderismo is the tradition of physical and spiritual healing in most Spanish-speaking cultures. Carolina Gonzalez is a Curandera in the Canary Islands and Hex-Breaking is one of her most-requested services.

Post-Modern Sigilcraft
In an age of Tumblr, an ancient craft has become unexpectedly popular: the practice of making magic with nothing more than a pen and paper. Steve Shanafelt discovered its power firsthand.

Mistress of Magic: Wandering Witch Dances with Katelan Foisy
In which our intrepid reporter Natalie Zaman has several tête-à-têtes with an enchantress -- and falls just a little bit under her spell. PLUS Simple Methods to Talk to the Dead.

Interview: Experimental Magic with Taylor Ellwood.
Magician Taylor Ellwood is perhaps best known for bringing together pop culture with modern occult practice. Find out what makes Taylor tick in thisinterviewby Justin Patrick Moore.

PLUS:
Wisdom from our columnists: Raven Grimassi, Hekete Demetersdottir, Deborah Blake, Jamie Wood, Jason Mankey, John Michael Greer, Diotima Mantineai, H. Byron Ballard, Shirl Sazynski, Fritz Muntean and Rosa Weiss.

Including the five powers of the traditional Witch; the hidden powers of dreams; Hekate: Goddess of Magic -- and Revolution; The Power Tools of Every Witch; the Magic of Mint; Using Astrology in Your Magic; Generous Wort and Wilfull Bane; A Norse hallowing rite; and The Dangers of Pagan Fundamentalism.

As well as an interview with Australian author Jane Meredith by Lilith Cerridwyn; Pagan poetry by Diana Durham, Sarah Karasek, Greg Dotoli, Heddy Johannesen, and Sarah Wagner; short fiction “The Call of the Night,” by Melodie Bolt; and a guest editorial by John Halstead. Artwork by Matthew E Walker; Kirsti Sarmialal-Berger; and Laura Tempest Zakroff.

88 pages, to be published December 2015

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Witches&Pagans #30 - The Magickal Home

Witches and Pagans #30
  The Magickal Home

Witches&Pagans #30 - The Magical Home

Bringing the Magic Home:
In this summer issue, we discover the many ways to create a magical home.

In Our Theme Section:

  • Kitchen Magic
    "Food for Thought: Wandering Witch Visits Cucina Aurora." Our ever-traveling correspondent Natalie Zamen visits with entrepeneur, magickal chef, and kitchen witch extraordinaire Dawn Hunt, to talk about her work in making magic delicious. PLUS: in "Green Magick" Stacey Carroll introduces us to the magical properties of common household herbs and spices.
     
  • Protect & Harmonize
    Voudou traditions are religions born and tempered through slavery, oppression, and hardship. In "Be Prepared: Protect Your Home with Voudou" Lilith Dorsey shares some of her path’s hard-won protection workings. MORE on home-making magic: Whitehurst draws connections between Western esoteric magic and the Eastern art of feng shui, and teaches us how to bring more balance and harmony to your home in "Feng Shui for Pagans."
     
  • Home & Hearth
    How does a witch become a mother?" For Christine Hoff Kraemer it all started with a fertility spell. She tells her story in “Priestess of the Flesh." In our outwardly-focused age, the goddess Hestia has largely been overlooked. Let Lisa McSherry introduce you to this most essential goddess — that she first met on a trip to Rome — in "Hidden Hestia: Goddess of Hearth & Home."

In Every Issue

  • Pagan People
    Sorcha Fellnar brings us the story of a Norwegian-American rediscovering the Heathen paths of her ancestors in "Return of the Völva: Rediscovering Northern Traditions with Kari Tauring."
     
  • Sacred Spaces
    Sara Amis shares the magic of her home in the deep south in "Song of the Chattahoochee: on Being a Witch
    in Urban Atlanta."
     
  • Pagan Practice
    Elizabeth Creely introduces us to the groundbreaking work of a modern Heathen researcher in "The Seed of Yggdrassill: Decifering Hidden Messages in Norse Myths with Maria Kvilhaug."

Plus our regular columnists: Raven Grimassi, Archer, Hecate Demetersdatter, Deborah Blake, Jason Mankey, John Michael Greer, Diotima Mantineia, H. Byron Ballard, Fritz Muntean, Shirl Sazynski. With special guests John Beckett and Alicia Cole, pagan poetry, reviews, and letters from our readers. 88 pages, to be published in June 2015.

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Witches&Pagans #29 - Wicca & Witchcraft

Witches and Pagans #29
  Wicca & Witchcraft

Witches&Pagans #29 - Wicca & Witchcraft

Meet Magickal Witches: Two charismatic ladies light up this special issue concentrating on Witchcraft and Wicca. In “Craft of the Wise” we meet a reigning Queen of Gardnerian Witchcraft, the distinguished Wiccan elder Patricia Crowther. Ms. Crowther has been part of the Craft for over fifty years, and in this conversation with Michael Night Sky, she remembers back to the days of Gerald Gardner when Wicca was new and shares her observations on the state of witchcraft today.

Deborah Blake specializes in teaching her readers how to bring magick to everyday life. In this interview, "(Not Just) Your Everyday Witch" we sit down with the charming and vivacious author of seven books on practical magick to find out how she keeps her own world magickal. (Spoiler: she's got a black cat named "Magic" who helps out quite a bit.) Find out what makes Deborah tick — and what new projects are in the works for her — in this exclusive interview by C.S. MacCath.

Chase Down the Great Beast — in London? Nomadic magickal travel writer and explorer Natalie Zaman recently crossed the Atlantic to hunt for traces of the mysterious magician Aleister Crowley. Follow her as she day-trips around London on the trail of the Golden Dawn and find out what she uncovered in "Wandering Witch Goes to London."

Explore the Heart of Wicca and Witchcraft: What is the one piece of liturgy that most Wiccans share? The answer is the “Charge of the Goddess.” Sable Aradia parses the poem for the deeper meanings that illuminate the heart of Wiccan theology. Is Wicca an ancient tradition, or a new religion? Ivo Dominguez, Jr. helps untangle the ways in which the history of Wicca reveals the heart of this magickal path. Mike Howard discusses the roots of traditional British sorcery in “Witchcraft before Wicca.”

The Culture of the Craft: Catt Foy investigates what’s actually in that Witches’ cauldren in Shakespeare’s MacBeth.
What’s in your Spellbook? Cory Thomas Hutcheson uncover the secret depths of the magician’s book of wisdom.

PLUS: Our columnists speak out: Raven Grimassi extols the value of unwritten tradition; Archer shares the lore of magical elixirs ; HecateDemeter incites us to consider the radical acts of witchcraft while Ashleen O'Gaea introduces us to her tradition: Adventure Wicca. Jason Mankey claims the title of “Witch;” John Michael Greer challenges us to embrace a Pagan view of time; and Fritz Muntean excoriates mythical origin stories. Plus two new columnists: Diotima Martinea introduces a new column on Pagan astrology; and rabble-rousing activist H. Byron Ballard introduces us to her flavor of down-home Southern witchcraft. Plus letters, reviews, Pagan poetry and lots more! 88 pages, published in December, 2014.

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Witches&Pagans #28 - Element of Earth

Witches and Pagans #28
  Element of Earth

Witches&Pagans #28 - Element of Earth
Meet Pagan Leaders: This issue guest-stars a pair of notable Pagan writers. In "A Priestess for All Seasons" we sit down with loremistress, fantasy author, seeress and Pagan/Heathen community leader Diana L. Paxson. Diana is best-known for her work on the "Avalon" series (launched by Marion Zimmer Bradley) but has more than thirty novels and non-fiction books to her credit. Discover what inspires her amazing imagination in this exclusive interview. Western esoteric author Josephine McCarthy has been a working magician for over three decades; we discuss how magick arises from the power of the land spirits in "Visions from the North Gate."

Visit Sacred Lands: Celtic scholar, and druid/shaman-priestess Sharon Paice MacLeod guides us to earth altars, caves, and much more in “Gods of the Hollow Hills: Earth Sanctuaries of the Pagan Celtic World.” Also in Great Britain, meet Druid author Emma Restall Orr, and her deep-rooted quest to found and cultivate a natural sanctuary and cemetery in "Sun Rising."

Hone Your Spiritual Practice: explore the way in which artist and eco-Pagan Lupa Greenwolf honors the spirits of animals while working with their bones in "Sacred Remains" while Susan Harper concludes her series on the magick of the Elements with "Sensing Earth."

PLUS: A guest editorial on spiritual eating by the late Judy Harrow. Our columnists offer a cornucopia of lore, legend, and practical magick: Raven Grimassi teaches us to create a Shadow Garden; Archer treats us to the lore of household altars; HecateDemeter extols us to root our political magic in our land base. Two columnists extol their homes: Galina Krasskova explores her upstate New York home while Ashleen O'Gaea describes the magic of Arizona. Last, but hardly least, Deborah Blake shares grounding and centering tips; Jason Mankey reveals his 1890's ritual; John Michael Greer recommends against Pagan clergy; and Fritz Muntean goes to Great Britain. Plus letters, reviews, Pagan poetry and lots more! 88 pages, published in May, 2014.

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Witches&Pagans #27 - Element of Water

Witches and Pagans #27
  Element of Water

Witches&Pagans #27 - Element of Water
That’s blogger, musician, and Druid Teo Bishop on the cover of our special issue on the Element of Water. Here’s a peek at the magick within this issue.

Discover the Wonder of Water: What would it be like to experience water viscerally? Susan Harper teaches us to become conscious of the sacral nature of this ubiquitous element in her article “Sensing Water.” Loremaster P. Sufenas Virius Lupus writes about the ability of water ­ and even of drowning ­ to assist in the apotheosis of humans in a fascinating look at classical Greek and Roman paganism “Deification by Drowning.” Leni Hester introduces us to the Lady of Fresh Water, Ochun, in “No One is an Enemy to Water.”

Meet Pagan Leaders: This issue guest-stars a triplet of fascinating Pagan notables. Paranormal and detective novelist Alex Bledsoe sold his first magickal “Lady Firefly” story to PanGaia in 1998. Catch up with his journey in this conversation with Deborah Blake; then listen in as the inimitable T. Thorn Coyle talks with Pagan blogger, mystic, Druid and musician (aka Matt Morris) Teo Bishop; and visit with Renaissance woman, writer, and community leader Tish Owen.

Visit Sacred Lands: Celtic scholar, and druid/shaman-priestess Sharon Paice MacLeod guides to the magick of water in Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England in “Three Cauldrons: Water & Wisdom in Celtic Traditions.”

PLUS: Raven Grimassi on the magick of roses and potions; HecateDemeter extols us to honor water in daily life, Archer explores the myth and lore of the ocean; Galina Krasskova conducts a conversation with a Bantu water worker; Deborah Blake shares inexpensive water magick; new columnist Jason Mankey opines on the multitude of Pagan beliefs; John Michael Greer extols the “Meso-Pagans,” and Fritz Muntean discusses “crazies in the coven.” Letters, reviews, a magickal journey to China, Pagan poetry and lots more! 88 pages, to be published in October, 2013

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Witches&Pagans #26 - Element of Fire

Witches and Pagans #26
  Element of Fire

Witches&Pagans #26 - Element of Fire
That’s Faerie songstress and bard Sharon Knight on the cover, lending her enchanting presence to this special issue on the Element of Fire.

Get Fired Up: Thrill at the wonder, glory, and (let’s face it) danger of dancing with Fire in Phil Brucato’ guide to Pagan fire dancing “Brave Enough to Burn” and travel to the Land of Enchantment, as Amanda Morris shares the inside scoop on her magickal homeland in “A Witches’ Guide to New Mexico.”

Meet Bright Stars: This issue guest-stars a quartet of fascinating Pagan notables. Enjoy a conversation with Llewellyn author Thea Sabin (Wicca for Begginners and A Teaching Handbook for Wiccans and Pagans); thrill to our exclusive sit-down with the one-and-only gothic tribal mistress Sharon Knight of Pandemonaeon; and up-and-coming Australian witch and author Gede Parma.

Light Up Your Magick: Susan Harper teaches us to bring the mercurial element of Fire into our daily lives, Bri Saussy sheds light on Pagan uses for those ubiquitous Novena candles, and Cathie Rayes discusses what to do when “mirror spells” just aren’t enough.

PLUS Raven Grimassi on making herbal ashes for magickal work; myth and lore of trees; ancestral Fire worship; candle magick with Deborah Blake; solitary practice from Teo Bishop; John Michael Greer spikes Pagan myths about the “good olde days,” and Fritz Muntean warns us of the dangers of white-washing the “W” word. Pagan short fiction and poetry, a rousing guest editorial by Valentine McCay-Ridell on the place of politics in Paganism, letters from readers, no-holds-barred reviews, and lots more! 88 pages, published in spring of 2013.
 

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