newWitch #12 - Cutting Edge Paganism
This edition focuses on exploring the boundaries of what it means to be Pagan. Darkside shock artist Voltaire straddles the crossroads between Goth and the mainstream; in his provocative interview with Phil Brucato he explores his understanding of humor, the appeal of Darkness and evil, and unconventional parenting. Quite the eclectic mix from a fascinating performer!
Equally cutting-edge is Kenaz Filan on the wisdom of serpents in “Snake Magick: Beyond Good and Evil,” Good Witch/Bad Witch’s bracing no-nonsense advice on Pagan polyamory, and Sheela Adrian’s take on the ever-popular (but controversial) subject of “Ethical Love Magick.”
On a more practical note, Elizabeth Vongisith teaches beginning readers in “Laying Out the Future: 7 Steps to Successful Divination,” Deborah Lipp shares her appreciation of “Magical Perfume” (complete with several how-to recipes); Galina Krasskova explores the Element of Water; Deborah Castellano teaches us about the Pagan use of Zen meditation, Lisa McSherry explores the field of Pagan fiction; Wendy Hawsley shares “An Altar to Call My Own,” and C.S. MacCath creates a dreamlike story on the fraught question of abortion in “Ammonite Baby.”
A rich, full, 80-page issue originally published in July of 2006.
Mini flash-view of this issue.
Table of contents in PDF format.
Available in either classic-paper or digital editions.