Welcome to the April 2023 issue of ev0ke: witchcraft*paganism*lifestyle! Our theme for this month? The Gods and Goddesses and Deities of witchcraft and magic!
First up is the April 2023 Playlist, courtesy of Ashley Nicole Hunter. Then, in ev0king the Moon, Frances Billinghurst offers her thoughts on the moon and its magic. In ev0king the Question we discuss other Deities of magic and witchcraft besides the ever-popular Hekate, and in Interviews we sit down with Jessica Howard, author of the brand new Pagan Portals: The Water Witch. In Lifestyle, Ashley Nicole Hunter has the latest installment of her Writer’s Oracle Deck (free to download!). In Reviews, we look at The Art of the Poetic Line by Longenbach, Cinder Ella by Lynn, Dwarves and Daisies by Walker, and Welcome to Potion Con by Ashwick.
Then it’s on to the Members Only section! We have three Art pieces to share with you, by Gary Bloom and Austin Lubetkin. In Columns, Reverend Bill Duvendack offers the latest Celestial Beacon, while Rebecca Buchanan looks at three witches in Faith and Fairy Tales and Sheldon Slinkard has the fourth part of his series on intuition. In Essays, we have “In Service to Hekate, Goddess of Witches and Those Who Are Othered” by Ashley Nicole Hunter. In Fiction, Mord McGhee makes their ev0ke debut with the Inuit-inspired “Her Starlight” and Rebecca Buchanan has a multi-part magical murder mystery, “The Maiden and the Marrow Witch.” In Lifestyle, Ashley Nicole Hunter looks at shrines for the Goddess Hekate, while in Poetry we have two brand new works by Nnadi Samuel (“Ghostwriting a Witch to tie the knot before Climax: A Violent Soap Opera (II)”) and Selena Cotte (“In a joke, you called me Persephone”). Finally, in Rites, Ashley Nicole Hunter offers “Four Praises for Hekate.”
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— the ev0ke Folx