Welcome to the July 2022 issue of ev0ke: witchcraft*paganism*lifestyle. This issue is … not one we expected to create. Or rather, one we hoped we would not have to create.
Unfortunately, the overturning of Roe v Wade by the United States Supreme Court, and the current and coming challenges to bodily autonomy, necessitated the creation of this issue. We did not have time to dedicate the entire issue to this important matter, and the rage and confusion it has elicited among Pagans and so many others. But we did have time to craft a few pieces. More will appear, no doubt, in future issues. (Unfortunately, there will probably be articles and poems and infographics about the degradation of civil liberties and environmental protections, as well.)
In the free section of the July 2022 issue of ev0ke, you will find a new ev0king the Moon column by Morgan Daimler; the first part of a dystopian science fiction/magical tale by Rebecca Buchanan, entitled “The Magdalene Railroad” (part two will appear mid-month, as the special bonus content); interviews with Rachel Patterson, Mabh Savage, and Kerry Wisner; and reviews of The Fairy Tellers by Nicholas Jubber and Good Neighbors by Stephanie Burgis.
On to the Members Only section. Here you will find essays by Ashley Nicole Hunter: “Pagans Are Afraid of Power, and Our Hesitancy to Use It Might Destroy Us” and part seven of her series on the sacred trees of North America, this time focusing on the pawpaw. Part four of Rebecca Buchanan’s fantasy murder mystery, “Honey in the Snow,” and Ashley Nicole Hunter’s colorful and inspirational infographic, “Building a Relationship With Place” round out the section.
(Also, keep an eye out for special announcements on our social media pages, and in our August 2022 issue, concerning brand new stories being released through Sigil House Productions.)
As always, please feel free to leave any comments or concerns, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. And enjoy the issue!
— the ev0ke Folx