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About Circle Magazine:

In 1979, Circle Magazine started out as Circle Network News, which was published to update and inform the growing Circle community.  Over the years the publication has grown, changed format and is now a quarterly magazine.  It is available to subscribers both electronically and in hard copy, and is sold at both mainstream bookstores and specialty stores as well as in Circle Sanctuary's Owl's Nest shop.

Circle Magazine publishes content that is of interest to the Pagan and Nature Spirituality community.  Each issue will typically include articles, poetry and inspirational prose, art and photography. 

Regular Magazine Sections:

  • Around Circle Sanctuary - a short (2 page) report, typically from Selena Fox, summarizing significant events in the life of Circle Sanctuary since the previous issue.  This serves in many ways as Circle Sanctuary's main 'newsletter' to the community.
  • Forum - Each issue of Circle Magazine has a 'theme' section which we call the 'Forum.'  Forum topics will be broad and cover some large subject in Pagan life, theology or practice.   We try to present a variety of perspectives, occasionally including contradictory opinions, in forum articles to present the reader with an engaging and nuanced view of the subject.  The Forum also includes topical art and poetry.
  • Non-Forum - articles that are not related to the Forum topic but are of interest to the Pagan community.  These are on many topics which change each issue such as: seasonal features (rituals, projects, inspiration), magical lore & technique (including herbs, gems, tools, etc.), community building (such as leadership advice or ritual craft), meditations & rituals, book or media reviews, PSG updates, and news from within the Pagan community. 
  • Lady Liberty League Report ­- summary of activities of Circle Sanctuary's Religious Liberties program
  • Passages - a free listing for recent rites of passage that readers wish to announce.  These typically include births, baby blessings, coming of age ceremonies, handfastings, weddings, sagings, cronings  and deaths of both humans and animal companions.  The Passages section also includes longer memorial essays on those recently deceased who have been of particular significance to the Pagan community.
  • Magical Marketplace - includes paid advertisements, listings of Circle Sanctuary's other services, advertisements from Circle Sanctuary's Owl's Nest shop and how to order subscriptions or back issues of Circle Magazine.

 

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Calling all writers, scholars, reporters, poets, artists and photographers! 

CIRCLE Magazine is seeking articles, rituals, meditations, essays, and stories about Pagan practices & experiences.  We are also need in corresponding poetry, illustrations and photographs. Upcoming forum topics include:

 

Issue #122, Life's End & Beyond

Pagan ways of thinking about death and dying.  Rituals and meditations for grief and to honor the ancestors.  Gods and Goddesses of the underworld.

Deadline: August 7, 2015

 

We are also seeking articles, poems and artwork about other topics of interest to the Pagan and nature spirituality community.  For more information and to submit articles, please read the submission guidelines.

 


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Issue 121 - Bardic Paths

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Contents

From the Editor

Call for Submissions

About the Cover Artist

Around Circle Sanctuary

 

Forum:

Bardic Arts - Drinking from the Cauldron of Inspiration by Sharon Knight

The Awen - It’s Not Just for Poets by Damh the Bard

Overcoming Writer’s Block (the magical way!) by Deanna Anderson

Poem: Off erings to Them by Rev. Melissa Hill

Poem: The Bard Spell by Pandora Silverfin

The Myth of Merlin; and the Men Behind the Legend by Carolyn Emerick

A Ritual for Retelling Our Stories by Colleen Koziara (with Lisa, Judith, and Ana)

Poem: Druid Magick by Dariana SpiritBear

 

Regular Features:

Making Sacred Space by Rev. Priestess Amalya

As the Gods Pour, So Do Mortals: Pouring Libations as an Atheist Pagan by John Halsted

'No Muss, No Fuss' Dedication Ritual by Eileen Troemel

The Fires of Transformation: Tips and Tools for Magical Working with Fire and the Sun by Rev. Jeanet Ewing

Poem: A Walk by Rick Noble

Creating Deeper Pagan Rituals by Rev. Pathwalker

Impacts of Our Connections - Quiz & Solutions! by Rua Lupa

“We are of the Earth”: An Update on the Pagan Community Statement on the Environment by John Halstead

A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment

Interview with 'Bringing Race to the Table' Contributors

A History of Pagan Spirit Gathering by Rev. Selena Fox

Pagans on Campus: Interfaith Eff orts at NIU by James Califf

Lady Liberty League Report

Community Passages

Magical Marketplace

Order a Subscription

 

CIRCLE Magazine Staff & Volunteers:

Advisor: Selena Fox

Editor: Florence Edwards-Miller

Circle Staff: Marian Metcalf

Volunteer Copy Editing Team: Minerva Thalia, Pandora Silverfin, Ashleigh Smiley, Kathy Villagomez

Media & Advertising Assistant: James Belmont

Photographer & Webmaster: Robert Paxton

 

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