Sunday, July 31, 2016

The 2017 Annuals have arrived!

Every year around the beginning or middle of July, the next year's Annuals (almanacs and calendars) from Llewellyn go on sale, and I get my copies.  I always love the cover artwork!

For 2017, I have written three articles:

* Pagans and Mental Illness (Witches' Companion)
* Raffia Projects (Herbal Almanac)
* Wicca Your Way: The Eclectic Path (Magical Almanac)

Here is a photo of the Raffia Crafts article, where you will learn all about raffia and its history, cultivation, and use.

I have also included directions on how to make three crafts using raffia: an altar-sized broom, a mini herbal wreath, and a raffia "corn dolly."

Even though the Herbal Almanac is not metaphysical per se, there is a lot of good information in here that is useful to Pagans, like my three crafts!

This is a shot of the back of the Witches' Companion.  See my title at the top of the list?

And last but not least, there is the "Wicca Your Way" article.  In this one, I told the story of Eclectic Wicca and its various aspects through a series of interviews from five different people.

This reveals the similarities and differences between those that follow the Eclectic path, as well as dispel certain myths.  I also think it makes for an interesting read to hear from five different perspectives on the subject.

It's always so exciting to see my work in print, even after six years of writing for Llewellyn.  And because two of my articles are a bit edgier and more controversial this year, I can't wait to see how they are received. If you read any of them, I would love to hear your thoughts!