Welcome to the March 2023 issue of ev0ke: witchcraft*paganism*lifestyle! Our theme for this issue is cats! Yes, that’s right: those mysterious creatures long associated with witches and the occult.
First up is a brand new feature: The ev0ke Playlist! We’ve selected a wide-range of songs and soundtracks for you to enjoy. Next, in ev0king the Moon, Andrew Anderson looks at “The Magic of Cats” while in ev0king the Question we ask why cats are the most common witches’ familiars. In Interviews, we sit down with Steve Andrews, author of The Magic of Butterflies and Moths; Morgan Daimler, the author of 21st Century Fairy; and Melusine Draco, author of Pagan Portals: Breath of Spring. In Lifestyle, Ashley Nicole Hunter looks at “The Nine Most Magical Cats in Fiction” and offers part three of “The Writer’s Oracle Deck.” Then in Reviews we dive into “A Brigit of Ireland Devotional” by Mael Brigde, “Ghost Bar” by TW Allen, and “Well-Hexed” by Jaime Munn.
Then it’s on to the Members Only section! In Art, we have an untitled work by Gary Bloom. In the Columns section, Reverend Bill Duvendack returns with the next installment of The Celestial Beacon, and Laurelei Black looks into deviled eggs in Chalk and Cheese and eggs in folklore in Crooked House. In Faith and Fairy Tales, Rebecca Buchanan delves into the classic Puss in Boots, while Ashley Nicole Hunter looks at the symbolism and interpretations thereof in Tarot. Sheldon Slinkard continues his intuition course with the third installment, while Laurelei Black looks at the relationship between love Goddesses and cats. In Fiction, Rebecca Buchanan has a brand new coloring book script for children and adults, “The Dagda’s Cats,” while Madeleine McDonald makes their ev0ke debut with the humorous mystery, “Saving Esmeralda’s Bacon.” And in Poetry, Jennifer Wang returns with “Black Cat Haiku,” and Jane Campbell and Lisa Acri make their debuts with “Planet of the Cats” and “Trips to Narnia During the Plague,” respectively.
Enjoy the issue! And, as always, please leave any comments below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— the ev0ke Folx