Publisher and editor-in-chief
Nico Mara-McKay (Psyche) is the founder and editor-in-chief of Spiral Nature, and has been published in numerous journals, including The Cauldron, PanGaia, and Witches & Pagans. Psyche is on Twitter as @plutopsyche, and on Tumblr as plutopsyche. You can also find them at nicomaramckay.com.
Deirdre Riley (DeirdreRiley) is a writer, artist, and eclectic witch living in the Pacific Northwest. When she’s not indulging her lifelong interest in magick and spirituality, she’s crafting, gaming, and reading weird fiction.
Sarah Bentvelzen (SarahBentvelzen) is a writer based in Sydney, Australia, currently working on a fantasy series. She has a BA in Professional Writing and Publishing with Curtin University and recently graduated with honours with her thesis on the construction of feminine virtue in The Marquis de Sade’s Justine. She is a cat worshipper, Witcher 3 enthusiast, and lover of fencing.
Alanna Wright (Alanna) is an astrologer and psychologist. Her interdisciplinary work includes combining somatic movement, nature based therapy, and creative expression to revision personal and cultural narratives. She has honed her skills as a professional magia femina and applies her social science background to engage with the diversity of the human experience through travel and spiritual exploration.
Tammy Hanley (Tammy) is a retired editor and writer, mom, wife, and grandmother from San Antonio, Texas. She has become an avid student of all things forbidden in her former life as a southern conservative Christian, a witch-in-training, and an artist working with a variety of media. She also has a real love — if not a talent — for the tarot, and a passion for drinking margaritas under the full (or quarter, or new) moon. With salt, of course.
Donyae Coles (DonyaeColes) is a tarot reader but is an equal opportunist when it comes to divination. She’s a freelance writer and creates brightly coloured but still dark art. You can follow her adventures on her personal blog, freenightsandweekends.org.
Chrysanthemum White Alder (stichomancer) was born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. She works predominantly in the medium of dance but her practice is informed by her vocal work, illustration and writing. Alder’s work is heavily influenced by occult philosophy as well as her spiritual praxis. She attempts to weave narratives both intensely personal, yet universal and considers art to be a medium of self and societal transformation. Alder completed a BFA at Concordia University in Intermedia & Cyberarts in 2009. She has self published a short graphic novel entitled The Doe and is currently editing a short work on occult philosophy for self-publication. Alder lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
Eric J. Pride (ericpride) is an astrologer, wizard, writer, and the founder of the Central PA Lodge of Wizardry. In his free time, Eric enjoys unraveling the power of incantations through linguistic analysis and experimentation. He currently holds a B.A in Psychology, which has helped him dive deeper into the mysteries of occult sciences. Check out his website at yourpersonalastrologer.com.
Ashley Naftule (AshleyNaftule) is from Phoenix, AZ. He’s been published in Vice, Bandcamp, Phoenix New Times, Under The Radar, The Hard Times, Ghost City Press, Occulum, Rinky Dink Press, The Outline, and Four Chambers Press. He’s a resident playwright and Associate Artistic Director at Space55 theatre. More of his work can be found at medium.com/@ashleynaftule.
Thanks so much those who have been a part of Spiral Nature’s team in the past, including Jenna Danchuk (Hathormetic), Kait Fowlie (Kait), Seth Harris (Neutralrobot), Sarah Innis (Daleth West), Nikki Moore (nikkigardiner), Susan Starr (SusanStarr), Sharon Woods (Sharon), Liz Worth (LizWorth), and Natalie Zaman (NatalieZaman).
Your work on this magazine will always be appreciated. Thank you!