I recently sent the anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness to Megalithica Books/Immanion Press. I’ve enjoyed working with all of the contributors and my co-editor Taylor Ellwood.
This anthology explores magical, occult, and esoteric topics from the view points of practitioners who are disabled, part of the deaf and Blind communities, or have an illness or addiction. Though the voices collected here come from diverse social, magical, and national backgrounds, they don’t represent every individual’s story. The only way to understand the personal history and feelings of any one is to share in open dialogue.
One purpose of this anthology is to help those struggling with a disability, injury, illness, or addiction find comfort in the fact that they are not alone. Some of the authors, like myself, turned to a magical practice as a way to find healing and the anthology included rituals and stories about healing. Covens, circles, temples or any other type of magical group can use it as a resource toward understanding members or potential members with disabilities. There are interviews with professional counselors, such as Drake Spaeth, about assisting Pagans and magic practitioners that are useful to anyone in the medical profession.
If you would like to be notified when the book is ready, please email me tara.miller21 at gmail.com It will probably be printed in 2014.