January 2022

Welcome to the January 2022 issue of ev0ke: witchcraft*paganism*lifestyle!

First, you may notice a few changes with this issue. Moving forward, most of our content will be for members only. Reviews and interviews will remain permanently free (we want to get the word out about books, movies, comics, and so forth that are of interest to the Pagan community), but essays, lifestyle articles, and fiction — for the most part — will be located in the Members section.

(Don’t worry: everything that is currently free to read, including all of our back issues, will remain that way. So sit down and enjoy some of our archived articles, essays, and short stories.)

That being said, let’s move on to the new issue! First up, Fiction showcases part fifteen of Rebecca Buchanan’s serialized “The Necromancer’s Guide to Not Dying While Saving the World (And Falling in Love).” In Interviews, we sit down with Olivia Church, author of new books on Isis and Sekhmet; Natalia Clarke, who has just published a book on intuitive magic; and Lucya Starza, whose book on scrying is due in March 2022. Then, in Lifestyle, Ashley Nicole Hunter discusses her new comic obsession in “Honey and Venom: The Sapphic Goddess-Love Comic That My Heart Needed.” Finally, in Reviews, we delve into Death’s Detective by Charlotte E. English, Knight From the Ashes by Shari L. Tapscott and Jake Andrews, and The Writing of the Gods by Edward Dolnick.

Then it’s on to the Members section! In Essays, Laurelei Black discusses “Neo-Pagans and Mainstream Healthcare: A Personal Perspective,” while Ashley Nicole Hunter offers the first part in a new series “On Pine Trees: The Twelve Sacred Trees of North America.” In Fiction, Rebecca Buchanan has the final part of her alternate history/urban fantasy “Child of the Waters.” And in Lifestyle, Ashley Nicole Hunter looks at “The Tradition of Black-Eyed Peas and New Years.”

As always, feel free to leave any comments or post any questions. Have a safe and blessed new year, and enjoy!

— The ev0ke Folx

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