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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.

Staff writers


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.

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 a graduate student in Gender Studies at York University in Toronto. She works in health care. When she’s not reading or writing she’s watching horror movies.

Astrology columnist

Nikki GardinerNikki Moore (nikkigardiner) is a writer, astrologer and tarot card-slinger (among other things). She believes in the power of the various tools she uses to expand and deepen personal awareness and foster autonomy. She offers readings using a person-centered approach with a focus on encouraging and empowering narratives at stateofwildgrace.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), Susan Starr (SusanStarr), Sharon Woods (Sharon), and Liz Worth (LizWorth).

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