Zines

In this issue of Brainscan, Alex Wrekk (Stolen Sharpie Revolution) discusses the individualized witchcraft practice she's pieced together over the past decade. While documenting her journey, she looks at a variety of other witchcraft traditions, why they didn't fully work for her, and why secular witchcraft is just as valid as any other form. She also gives plenty of history and context to help understand terms that often get lumped together (Wicca, Pagan, etc), and critiques the cultural appropriation and consumerism that often arise in modern witchcraft manifestations...[ continued ]

In the wake of the controversy surrounding a recent viral article about spending a week "becoming a witch," Alex considers what her guide to a witchcraft practice would look like. The results are a day-by-day guide to trying out her particular variety of secular witchcraft (that she lovingly refers to as "DIY witchery").

Within: cleaning-as-cleansing, everyday altars, grounding and centering, perception and animism, correspondences, sigils, spells, divination, and more...[ continued ]

In Caboose #10, zine limunary Liz Mason explores the world of transcendental meditation. The zine is an adventure through her discovery process, taking her into nondescript offices and tiny rooms full of fruit and hankies. Also within: TM memoirs, informational videos, Cutco knives, Dale Carnegie, Skinny Puppy, Jerry Seinfeld, the Maharishi, and David Lynch.

24 pages, half-letter size...[ continued ]

Part personal zine and part workbook zine, Digna looks at how healing can occur through both sound and the dream realm and how the two can overlap. Personal experiences mix with questions and ideas for those looking to reclaim their voice and their dreams.

12 pages, half-letter size.

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A Handy Guide to Home Protection is a short guide to cleansing unwanted energy from your home. Suggested herbs, trees, and minerals, along with their histories, mythologies, and methods of use.

A gorgeous, accessible zine from Moe Bowstern of Xtra Tuf.

12 pages, half-legal size.

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In the first issue of Keep Loving, Keep Fighting in ten years (!!!), Hope gives us an art object. Combining short, poetic lines about loss, grief, and spirituality with full-color spreads of transcendent mixed-media art, this is a zine to hold close.

32 pages, half-letter size. Full-color, rubberband binding, letter-pressed covers.

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Cut pages, a touch of Choose Your Own Adventure, Pablo Neruda, drawings, the spirit world, and more. Like no other zine.

32 pages, mini quarter-size.

Everything you've ever wanted to know about Prince. Critical and reverent, The Prince Zine looks at fame culture, gender, and sexuality while still having fun along the way. 

The Symbol, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Michael Jackson, parental advisory, Wendy & Lisa, protégés, movies, power, the early years, The Revolution, The New Power Generation, fun facts galore, and an epic discography...[ continued ]

Reclaiming Dreams for Survivors / Recuperando Sueños para Sobrevivientes is a short zine to assist abuse survivors that have issues around sleeping and dreaming. Going through herbs that can assist in this process, the zine offers a range of techniques and possibilities. 

As Blanca says in the introduction, "depending on our experience, [the dream] world may be a source of anxiety or one of healing...[ continued ]

The history, meaning, and evolution of symbols through the ages, in graphic novel form. From Androgyne to Zodiac, this is the most fascinating trip through the alphabet you can take.

From Annie Murphy, the author of the excellent I Still Live: Biography of a Spiritualist graphic novel/comic zine.

32 pages, stapled wraps, magazine-size.

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