Welcome to our first newsletter!
Spiral Nature has been publishing esoteric essays, interviews, rituals and reviews since October 31st, 2000, and there are more than 600 articles, essays and reviews written by some 150 authors on a wide range of esoteric subjects, such as ceremonial magick
, chaos magick
, with an extensive book
and media review
section.. You can browse by category, or, for the more adventurous, click Fnord at the top of the page to bring up a random page of informational goodness.
A number of new reviews have been published recently, including reviews of Runecaster's Handbook
and The Shamanic Witch
from LD Taylor; reviews of Qabbalistic Magic
and Psychic Self-Defense
from Gesigewigu's; reviews of Night of the Witches
and A Teaching Handbook for Wiccans and Pagans
from Mike Gleason.
Chaos magickians Francis Breakspear and Kate Hoolu have written an essay exploring LaVeyan Satanism as it applies to their magickal practice in "Is it Hailing or Not (Are We Satanists?)
I’m sorry to report that Mike Gleason (1951-2012) passed away on 30 August. He was a prolific reviewer of Pagan books and music, and contributed hundreds of reviews to this site (among countless others), and there remain dozens that have yet to be posted.
Selena Fox has written a beautiful obituary on the Circle Sanctuary site, which I invite you to read. He’s been cremated, and will be interred at Circle Cemetery at Circle Sanctuary. The above link also lists a page for those who’d like to make donations in his memory.
Please note that as of the end of October, our book and media reviews address will be changing. We will no longer be using the post box. I’ve e-mailed the new address to the publishers we regularly deal with, but if you’re interested in sending new material, and haven’t received the new address, please contact me
For those of you interested in contributing to Spiral Nature, please check out our contributor guidelines
, or our reviewer guidelines
- especially if you're in Toronto, for the latter. We have several stacks of dozens great titles available for review from the past year or so.
If you have any news or upcoming publications you'd like to share, please contact me
about including them in future newsletters.