the winning piece from the 2016 The Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-Fiction
a special 16-page folio tackling the ‘queer unconscious’, guest-edited by TLB founder Ronnie Scott, featuring Peter Polites, Nic Holas, Nike Sulway, Francesca Rendle-Short, Alice Chipkin, George Haddad, Lee Lai, Hiro Mcl, Sam Wallman, Queenie Bon Bon, and Merv Heers
nonfiction from Natalie Eilbert, Dion Kagan, Melinda Harvey, Wendy C. Ortiz, Jana Perkovic, Rebecca Harkins-Cross, Connor Tomas O'Brien, Estelle Tang, and Emma Rayward
fiction by Christopher Evans, and by Briohny Doyle
poetry by Fatimah Asghar
comics and artwork from Safdar Ahmed, Lee Lai, Kevin Hooyman, Lala Albert, Tommi PG, Cubbie Mako, Jini Maxwell, Hera Lindsay-Bird, Talya Modlin, Valentine Gallardo, Nicky Minus, Bailey Sharp, Sarah Canning, Keith McDougall, Soft Science, Gabby Loo, Clea Chiller, Daryl Seitchik, and Rachel Ang
and, as always, Benjamin Law and his mum Jenny’s sex and relationships advice column
As always, thanks for reading! It is for you that we keep making this print magazine. We can’t wait for you to hold this one in your hands – it’s a special one, it’s a doozy, it’s a right royal humdinger
Dive deep into this special issue on all that is magical, with an emphasis on how spellcasting fits into modern Pagan practice.
Power to the People: Magic as a Tool for Justice Is hexing evil? Francesca De Grandis reminds us of the long history of
using magic for practical purposes: and to overcome injustice.
Upon Reflection: Harnessing Mirrors for Protection Magic Devi Spring shares her conjure and craft techniques for protecting yourself with the power of mirror magic
Curses, Hexes, and Bad Spirits: Psychic Self-Defense in Canarian Curanderismo Curanderismo is the tradition of physical and spiritual healing in most
Spanish-speaking cultures. Carolina Gonzalez is a Curandera in the
Canary Islands and Hex-Breaking is one of her most-requested services.
Post-Modern Sigilcraft In an age of Tumblr, an ancient craft has become unexpectedly popular:
the practice of making magic with nothing more than a pen and paper.
Steve Shanafelt discovered its power firsthand.
Mistress of Magic: Wandering Witch Dances with Katelan Foisy In which our intrepid reporter Natalie Zaman has several tête-à-têtes
with an enchantress – and falls just a little bit under her spell. PLUS
Simple Methods to Talk to the Dead.
Interview: Experimental Magic with Taylor Ellwood. Magician Taylor Ellwood is perhaps best known for bringing together pop
culture with modern occult practice. Find out what makes Taylor tick in
this interview by Justin Patrick Moore.
Wisdom from our columnists:Raven Grimassi, Hekete
Demetersdottir, Deborah Blake, Jamie Wood, Jason Mankey, John Michael
Greer, Diotima Mantinea, H. Byron Ballard, Shirl Sazynski, Fritz
Muntean and Rosa Weiss.
Including the five powers of the traditional Witch; the
hidden powers of dreams; Hekate: Goddess of Magic – and Revolution;
The Power Tools of Every Witch; the Magic of Mint; Using Astrology in
Your Magic; Generous Wort and Wilfull Bane; A Norse hallowing rite; and
The Dangers of Pagan Fundamentalism.
As well as an interview with Australian author Jane
Meredith by Lilith Cerridwyn; Pagan poetry by Diana Durham, Sarah
Karasek, Greg Dotoli, Heddy Johannesen, and Sarah Wagner; short fiction
“The Call of the Night,” by Melodie Bolt; and a guest editorial by John
Halstead. Artwork by Matthew E Walker; Kirsti Sarmialal-Berger; and
Laura Tempest Zakroff.
Hey guys! I just realized something after reading the new issue. Turn back now if you don’t want spoilers.
Okay, this is my theory. Feel free to except it or not but you know how everyone on the ORIGINAL crew of the lost light is disappearing to who knows where? Meaning everyone who was there during the launch? So does that mean wherever everyone is, is Overlord going to appear there since he was IN THE BASEMENT DURING THE LAUNCH.
Who knows, Roberts could bring him back. Issue #32 has been highlighted as the heartbreak issue by Roberts himself.
Back to the theory, others who jumped ship back on Cybertron and Luna-1 could reappear as well. Including Red Alert and those who opposed Rodimus enough to leave.
Then, there’s Drift who left exiled after Overlord’s rampage.
Let that sink in. o__o
Not to mention Rewind had a special guest appearance. So does that include everyone who died from the original crew? So the ones who died during Overlord’s rampage and those who died when the ship warped just after launch and the sparkeater incident.
And these five guys though the only names I know are Tripodeca, Spoke and Lockstock
Polaris and Hyperion
Could they all come back in some shape or form since they were all part of the original crew? Maybe.
Places and Spaces is the feature article in Issue 31. One of the most appealing attributes of the tiny house lifestyle is mobility – home is where you park it. The story features folks who’ve traded in corporate life and mortgages for a tinier life.
Gabriella Morrison writes about Living the Good Life and How Tiny House Living Allowed Us to Create Our Dream Lives.
Malissa Tack shares how to live in a tiny house with pets.
Jenna and Guillaume are now up in Alaska after traveling across the country. They share the true costs of towing a tiny home.