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Recently a blog post called out Llewellyn and other publishers (but mostly Llewellyn because we’re the largest and oldest metaphysical book publisher) for our collective contribution to white supremacy. I cannot speak for all the employees of Llewellyn; the following are my own personal remarks that will hopefully shed light on the processes and work flow that I and the other five acquisitions editors at Llewellyn follow.*
I am only a racist being to the extent that I was raised in and continue to live in a society that marks “White” as the default and others everyone else, a
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Gus diZerega, author of the new God Is Dead, Long Live the Gods.
My first experience with the Wiccan goddess came during a 1984 Midsummer Sabbat in Berkeley.
That encounter was both the greatest blessing of my life, and its greatest challenge. I had just completed my PhD in Political Science, a field based entirely on secular science, and now I had encountered a being I experienced as more powerful than anything I had ever imagined, more loving than I could have imagined, and more real than I was. And in scientific terms, She could not exist.
That afternoon in Berkeley's Tilden Park led to decades of living two lives while trying to
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Devin Hunter, author of The Witch's Book of Power, The Witch's Book of Spirits, The Witch's Book of Mysteries, and the new Modern Witch.
I have been selling witchcraft books and supplies for sixteen years behind the counter of a metaphysical shop, and there is one conversation that I keep finding myself having over and over again with customers, seekers, and practitoners of all ages. It almost always starts with the same question: "What is THE spell I need to make X happen?" Many witches assume that in a book somewhere there must be a magical working that is perfectly geared to our specific needs or that we have to follow a working to the
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Linda Raedisch, author of Night of the Witches, Old Magic of Christmas, and the new Lore of Old Elfland.
[caption id="attachment_16705" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Rumpelwichtelbaum at the Viking Museum in Haithabu, Germany.[/caption]
When my editor asked me if I had any special wishes for the cover of Lore of Old Elfland, I told her what I didn't want: elves. If there absolutely had to be elves on the cover, I said, they should be well camouflaged, covered in lichen, tucked away among the roots of trees. Then I thought of what I did want: a tree, and not just any tree, but one particular European beech now known in our family