folklore Archive

Five books to guide you into the spirit world

By Donyae Coles
With the coming of winter and the lengthen of the night, many cultures and

The Weiser Book of The Fantastic and Forgotten

By Jacqueline Valencia
The Fantastic and Forgotten is a book to tuck into when the weather is

The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas, by Al Ridenour

By Saros
The mysterious creature, the Krampus, is brought to life in Al Ridenour's The Krampus

Lammas: The end of summer, the start of the harvest

By Donyae Coles
Lammas is a greater sabbat on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year. This marks

The Witches’ Almanac, Issue 36, Spring 2017-2018

By Syndee Barwick
One part traditional almanac and two parts eclectic, topic-spanning information, The Witches' Almanac is

The wandering witch: Natalie Zaman’s uncut interview

By Syndee Barwick
Natalie Zaman's new book, Magical Destinations of the Northeast, grew out of her magazine

Michelle Belanger on urban fantasy and world-making

By Kalagni
The Shadowside series is Michelle Belanger’s well-researched attempt to flesh out the mythology of

Michelle Belanger on urban fantasy and world-making: The uncut interview

By Kalagni
Members Only: An extended interview with Michelle Belanger about The Shadowside series, Belanger’s take

Be Your Own Fairy Tale, by Alison Davies

By Tabitha Dial
Reading Be Your Own Fairy Tale, you are beckoned to tell stories where you

Heathenry and Anglo-Saxon cosmology

By Marc Gaidin
Anglo-Saxon Heathenry is sometimes called Fyrnsidu, and is a nebulous and lesser-understood branch of

Llewellyn’s Herbal Almanac Cookbook

By Susan Starr
After reading the Llewellyn's Herbal Almanac Cookbook, I feel like I've found a whole

Night of the Witches, by Linda Raedisch

By Mike Gleason
Night of the Witches: Folklore, Traditions and Recipes for Celebrating Walpurgis Night, by Linda