We are living in dark times, but witches thrive in darkness. Witchcraft is the tool of the rebel, the outsider, the visionary.
There have been many publications out in the last several years that focus on the revolutionary power of witchcraft. One thing that I’ve noticed about almost all of these works is their focus on white witchcraft, or on Wicca. “Becoming Dangerous” is another volume out there, but rather than being a book of spells or of practical magical advice, it is personal essays and reflections on what it means to be a witch.
What I’m envisioning is a high-quality piece of work that will have spells, rituals, tarot spreads, herbal remedies, and other pieces of witchcraft and traditional knowledge and will assist radical leftists in resisting the current regime of authoritarianism and beyond. This is meant to be a grimoire filled with practical spiritual tools for the activist who is engaged in anti-oppressive work. It is also essential that this zine come from a multitude of perspectives, drawing on the knowledge of multiple cultural backgrounds. This is something that other anthologies are lacking in - a distinctly multicultural view on radical witchcraft.
I am also firmly dedicated to paying writers and artists for their time - and as such, before I approach the writers I want to work with, I want to have raised some preliminary money to be sure that I can pay people. There will be a kickstarter later, once I have my writers lined up, to pay for printing costs and to double payment of the writers, artists, and other contributors.
What I’m looking to you for is the initial funding. I’m looking to raise $3,300 for the project to pay writers, pay myself, and pay basic costs of the zine.
Here is how funding will be spent:
$50 - pay a creator
$100 - pay a creator AND pay me for my time
I hope to have raised these preliminary funds by February 8th.
So far, your support has brought on these contributors:
Asali of Asali Earthwork
I am also reserving some places in the lineup for a call for submissions. More information on that later!