Welcome to the January 2021 issue of ev0ke: witchcraft*paganism*lifestyle. For the first time, an issue of ev0ke will center around a single theme. This month, that theme is the ancestors and the dead — beings of particular importance in indigenous and polytheistic traditions around the world, and one which is on the minds of many as a result of the recent and on-going pandemic.
In Essays, Laurelei Black discusses “Graveyard Rabbits, Associated and Otherwise,” while Sheldon Slinkard offers “Mourning the Living: A Story of Freedom.” In Fiction, find the fourth part of Rebecca Buchanan’s serialized tale, “A Necromancer’s Guide to Not Dying While Saving the World (And Falling in Love).” In Interviews, we sit down with author, artist, and crafter of bones and pelts, Lupa; and poet, author, and Ghost Host, Kyla Lee Ward. In the Lifestyle section, Rebecca Buchanan offers “The Ghost in the Book: Recommended Reading Featuring Ancestors and Spirits,” while Ashley Nicole Hunter has the moving “A Rite For Our Covid Dead” and suggestions for “Setting Up an Ancestral Shrine.”
Then, in the Members Only section, Ashley Nicole Hunter discusses “Spirits for Spirits: The Three Liquors I Require for My Practice.” Rebecca Buchanan has an original African-inspired fantasy, “The Bones of My Father.” And Laurelei Black has suggestions for “Connecting With Unknown Ancestors.”
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— The ev0ke Folx