December 2017
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Coming soon! Witches&Pagans #35
"Natural Paganism"

Available in either paper or digital editions.This special issue features the stories of Pagans who find their spiritual center in Nature.

"I never ask myself -- as I sit at my altar to pray and offer and worship -- if my gods are really real. Because my gods speak through the wind, and the rain, and the night sky, and the colors at dusk, and those little cracks that open up in time when I stand still in the sun and hear bird-song and leaves rustling.

In those moments, I feel the earth move. And I move with it." (Aine Orga, "Gods of the Earth, Gods of My Heart", W&P #35).

Preorder this special issue or subscribe / renew today to ensure you receive this new issue when it mails in January, 2018.

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Our ChildrenOur Children
SageWoman #36.
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This issue has a special place in my heart, too; at the time I edited it I had three children under the age of eight, and besides being sleep-deprived and overwhelmed, I also was discovering the surprising transformations (both delightful and terrifying) that being with children can bring. This issue begins with Starhawk's wise reflections on "What Children Teach Us," an article that plumbs, without sentimentality or pathos, the unique connections that children have with the Goddess.

"Opening the heart is the primary practice," writes Melissa West in "Mothering as a Spiritual Path;" an article that combines Buddhist and Pagan precepts to offer perspectives on what it means to be a conscious mother. In "The Three-Fold Gift", Renata Sommers reflects on the pain, passion, and perfection that was her son's one-week life; while in "Feeling Fear, Nurturing Courage" Elizabeth Bernstein describes the special challenges (and joys) she feels as the homeschooling mother of her daughter.

The subject of children also illuminates the issue of not being a mother, and in "A Reflection on the Untried Womb,"Faith Benedetti celebrates her decision to remain childfree; Sharon Delaney, in "Saying Goodbye to Childbearing," has a more bitter/sweet story of her emergency hysterectomy and how she came to understand herself as a creative woman in new ways.

Ritual offerings in this issue include "Crossing into Womanhood" by Patricia Pariseau Blouin, a delightful ritual for our daughters coming into maidenhood, Janeen Grohsmeyer's "Children of the Goddess" which includes Midwinter and Imbolc family-centered seasonal crafts and rituals, and "The Witches Wheel of the Year: Winter" by Yvonne Owens describes the magick of Samhain, and the lunar moons of Birch, Rowan, Alder, and Holly. Plus A Circle is Cast with rituals on weaning, ritual writing, and for Winter Solstice.

The Ocean Mother Yemaya is the subject of Diana Paxson's "One of Ten Thousand" column this issue, an article full of lore, rituals, altars, and candle magick dedicated to the Yoruba Lady of Oceans.

Columnists include DeAnna Alba (on teaching children), Jan Williams (on plant devas), Carol P. Christ (on the magick of dolls), Elizabeth Barrette (on self-initiation), Joanna Powell Colbert (on animal divination), Lunaea Weatherstone (on dressing a Solstice Tree).

96 pages, published  in winter of 1996.

On sale paper edition.

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Yuletide LoreYuletide Lore
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Discover the Pagan roots of the Winter Solstice holidays in this special issue.

Look beneath the surface: Diana Paxson leads us "In Search of Father Yuletide" in which the Heathen roots of this most popular secular deity are revealed.

St Lucia and the Holly King are also an integral part of European traditions of Winter Solstice. Joanna Powell Colbert celebrates the myth and magick of these two lesser-known Yuletide figures.

And then, there's Jesus. Although this time of year ostensibly celebrates his birthday, our article "Jesus Christ: Pagan Superstar?" explores how the myth of Christ connects into the deep roots of the dying/rising god.

And we haven't left out the more popular stories: in "Humbug or Hope?" we explore the deeper meaning of the naysayers of the "shopping season" -- Scrooge and the Grinch.

Plus M Macha Nightmare on the magic of vocal spellcasting; an underworld meditation from R J Stewart, Denny Sargent on the Gnostic path, Patricia Telesco on how to make a stone oracle; and even Pagan reviews of classic holiday films.

80 pages, originally published in the winter of 2000.

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Also available in paper-by-mail.

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