May 2017
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Witches & Pagans "Creating Ritual"

Creating RitualOur summer issue of Witches&Pagans #34 being finalized and will be mailing in June.

Whether you are a devotional Polytheist, a Wiccan priest/ess, a root worker and witch, an arch-Druid, or a naturalist Pagan, doing ritual is almost certainly part of your spiritual path. In this issue, we explore the many diverse ways in which ritual creates, nurtures, connects and reinforces our bonds to the Gods, the Spirits of Nature, and to each other in community.

This special issue features:

Focus on Druids & Celtic Spirituality

Getting to Know Your Story: A Talk with OBOD Chief Druid Philip Carr-Gomm.
Gail Nyoka chats with the renowned English druid about the elements of ritual, Druidism, and following the Awen.

Eolas ar Senchais: Illuminating Ancient Celtic Ritual.
It’s sometimes difficult to know real lore from invented nonsense, so what’s a Celtic-inspired ritualist to do? Author and druid Sitheearan NicNeoid leads the way down the road to authentic knowledge of these ancient paths.

Druid Ritual Style. The rituals of Ar nDraiocht Fein (“Our Own Druidry” in Gaelic), are known for their careful design and elaborate nature. ArchDruid Kirk Thomas lays out the structure, meaning, and theology of these foundational rites.

Focus on Group Rituals

Eleusis by the Sea: Wandering Witch at Spring Mysteries. Natalie Zaman takes a personally significant journey to meet the Gods at the yearly ritual drama held by the Aquarian Tabernacle Church.

Forged in Flame: Creating a Reclaiming Beltane Ritual.Irisanya draws back the curtain on the art of creating the legendary rituals of the Reclaiming witchcraft tradition. PLUS We Come from the Land Down Under: Retrofitting Ritual for Southern Hemisphere Pagans by Lee Pike.

Focus on Creating Your Own Rituals
Our columnists weigh in on ways to bring meaning into your solitary (and family) rituals. Including

Raven Grimassi Solitary Ritual & Aligning Ourselves with Power;
Hecate Demetersdatter How to Create a Successful Group Ritual;
Deborah Blake What’s Your Ritual Style?;
Jason Mankey Was Your Last Ritual a Disaster?;
Diotima Mantineia
Astrological Timing for Your Next Working;
H. Byron Ballard Ritual and Theatre?
Shirl Sazynski The Names of the Gods.

Please welcome our new columnists:
Christopher Penczak, Thorn Mooney, and Eurus


NEW COLUMN By Love, Will, and Wisdom
Christopher Penczak explains  the Triple Road of the Witch.

NEW COLUMN Two Many Witches Thorn Mooney & Eurus offer answers to your witchy questions. In this issue: "Do I Need to Be in a Coven?"

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This is the first of the best-selling four-part SageWoman series on the four Elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth. This issue focuses on the magical Element of Air.

Articles on word magic, making incense, bird and feather magic, practicing spirituality in an academic environment, a debate about whether we should use the name "Witch", and an article on the traditional magical tool of the East: the athame.

Add to the mix articles about Circe, magical poetry, and an in-depth discussion of the Tarot suit of Swords. 60 illustrated pages, published  in spring of 1992.

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Want to use sex toys in magick? Learn the devotional power of silence? Or maybe you need a personal altar for when you are traveling? If so, you are in luck -- all three of these widely divergent topics appear in this late-summer issue of newWitch. This issue highlights offbeat and unusual topics that aren't often covered in the Wicca 101 books that everyone has already read. So if you are an adventuresome reader, you’re in luck!

We start out with a topic guaranteed to warm up any conversation: is Paganism a lifestyle/hobby or a religion? Are there rules or do we get to "make it up as we go along?" Check out our reader's divergent responses to this inflammatory question in this issue's Reader's Write section "Rant 'n Rave." If you are moving (either by choice or by chance) you'll appreciate the down-to-earth advice of the teen writer Rodyc who describes how she made a traveling altar to schlep between the houses of her (divorced) parents.

Our columnists start out the issue on a spicy note; beginning with Sheela Adrian's article, "A Pagan look at sex toys." This introductory article may bring a nice sense of spice to your practice. Or not! (It's a fun piece of writing, regardless.) If your tastes in discipline goes more in favor of the spiritual variety, Galina Krasskova's "The Magic of Silence" will be more your speed. She not only exhorts us to discover the power of silence, but offers four suggestions of how we can actually use silence to deepen our relationships to ourselves and to the Gods; while pop-culture maestro Phil Brucato shares his knowledge of Pagan webcomix and flash cartoons in his column "Chalice & Keyboard."

Next up are a trio of meaty feature articles sure to please. Michelle Belanger (author of the Psychic Vampire Codex) gives us a thorough description of the practice of meditative (often called ecstatic) dance, along with a comprehensive list of major styles of magical dance including the disciplines of bellydance, evolutionary Witchcraft, trance drumming and even moving forms of Zen meditation. For a completely different form of ecstasy, meet a quartet of Pagan minstrel men in "Emerald Rose: The Bards Just Wanna Have Fun."

Interviewer Phil Brucato enjoys his interaction with this rollicking group, and it shows in his fun-fun-fun! profile of this very popular Pagan group. Rebecca Fitzgibbon follows up with a probing profile of Australian ChAOrder magician and Baphometic avatar Orryelle Defenstrate-Bascule. Oryyelle is widely known for his culture-jamming performance magick, aimed at demolishing and transforming borders. If you like your magick esoteric and shocking, you'll appreciate his mesmerizing vibe in this interview.

Rebecca Fitzgibbon turns to a completely different side as a writer in the very next issue: "The Language of Witchery." In this careful, detailed, cool-and-clinical piece, Rebecca dissects the special vocabulary of antique and modern Witchcraft with surgical precision. Want to know your "widdenshins" from your "wyrd?" Check out this article! Another magickal tool (of a sort) is the subject of Kenaz Filan, writing about the "Magical, Mystical Phallus." Yes, this is an article on the penis! And, if you don't want to get "screwed" as an new Pagan author, you'll definitely want to read Taylor Ellwood and Lupa's advice in "So Ya Wanna Be a Pagan Author..."

Last, but hardly least, is Spell It Out, chock-ful of reviews of authors and musicians with works ranging from S J Tucker, Blackmore's Night, Dar Williams, and much more. It wouldn't be newWitch without our dueling advice columnists Good Witch/Bad Witch, and in this issue, a young witch is worried about whether her mom has become the victim of an evil warlock's spell. Find out what the ladies say about this sticky situation by reading this issue.

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