May 2021

May 2021

Welcome to the May 2021 issue of ev0ke: witchcraft*paganism*lifestyle! We have so much awesomeness for you in this issue!

First up in Essays, we have the second installment of Laurelei Black’s series “Festival Planning 101: Theme and Content.” This is followed by two pieces by Ashley Nicole Hunter: “Five Things Your Practice Really Doesn’t Need” and “Where Is All the ‘Deep Magic’?”

In Fiction, check out the latest installment — now up to eight parts! — in Rebecca Buchanan’s serialized urban fantasy/romance, “The Necromancer’s Guide to Not Dying While Saving the World (And Falling in Love).”

In Interviews, we sit down with weird fiction/horror author, Edward M. Erdelac, who has just released his Zora Neale Hurston-meets-Lovecraft collection, Rainbringer; and Jennifer Hartman, author of the children’s book Old Mother Frost and an educational blogger at Pagan Kids.

In Lifestyle, Ashley Nicole Hunter offers the very personal “I Am a Competent Witch, And I Hired a Spiritual Advisor,” followed by the first in Sheldon Slinkard’s new series, “Weeds of Wonder: Red Deadnettle, Henbit, and Dandelion.”

Finally, Reviews gives us a look at The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark; Emissary by Melissa McShane; Pagan Portals: Fairy Queens by Morgan Daimler; and The Place of the Song-Dream by Clint Marsh and Timothy Renner.

Then it’s on to the Members section! In Essays, Ashley Nicole Hunter looks at “The Lessons of Rapunzel: On Reciprocity, Honesty, and Honor in Expanding Our Magical Practices.” Laurelei Black follows with an examination of “Spirit Vessels: A Cross-Cultural Phenomena.” Then it’s on to Fiction, where Rebecca Buchanan has the first part in her new dimension-hopping adventure tale, “Asphalt Gods.”

Enjoy! Feel free to leave any comments, or email us at And thanks for reading!

— The ev0ke Folx

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