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Editorial team

Publisher and editor-in-chief

Nico Mara-McKayNico 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.

Senior editor

Deirdre ReileyDeirdre 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.

Reviews editor

Sarah BentvelzenSarah Bentvelzen (SarahBentvelzen) is a writer and proofreader based in Sydney, Australia. 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 and competitive fencer.

Assistant editor

Natalie ZamanNatalie Zaman (NatalieZaman) is the author of Color and Conjure and Magical Destinations of the Northeast both published by Llewellyn Worldwide. A regular contributor to various Llewellyn annual publications, she also writes the recurring feature “Wandering Witch” for Witches & Pagans Magazine and is the co-author of three young adult novels, Sirenz and Sirenz Back In Fashion, published by Flux, and Blonde Ops, published by Thomas Dunne Books. When not on the road, she’s busy tending her magical back-garden. Visit Natalie online at nataliezaman.blogspot.com.

Staff writers

Senior writer

Donyae ColesDonyae 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 AlderChrysanthemum 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.

Sarah Innis


Sarah Innis (Daleth West) is an autodidact of esoteric studies with roots and interest in Wicca, Asatru, Thelema, Chaos Magick and Golden Dawn traditions. She is also a writer, a podcaster and zine maker. She works in health care. When she’s not reading or writing she’s watching horror movies and knitting.

Astrology columnist

Eric J. PrideEric 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.

Past staff

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), Nikki Moore (nikkigardiner), Susan Starr (SusanStarr), Sharon Woods (Sharon), and Liz Worth (LizWorth).

Your work on this magazine will always be appreciated. Thank you!