A New Pagan Publisher Launches and other Pagan News of Note

Top Story: Solar Cross, a non-profit religious organization dedicated to pan-magical practice, worship, education, research and outreach, co-founded by T. Thorn Coyle, Jonathan Korman, and Robert Russell, has announced the official launch of their organization’s e-publishing venture.

“Solar Cross is pleased to announce the official launch of our e-publishing venture with the release of the formerly out of print Magick of Qabalah. This is the first in a line of magickal, esoteric, and Pagan books to be issued from the LVX/NOX and Sunna Press imprints. We are committed to bringing forth both original and out of print books as well as shorter works on practice and craft.”

Their first release is “The Magick of Qabalah” by British author Kala Trobe and is currently available via Amazon, with more platforms to be rolled out shortly. Future releases from the LVX/NOX and Sunna Press e-publishing imprints include works by  T. Thorn Coyle, Diana Paxson, and Shen-tat. With the large number of Pagan and occult works that are out of print, this is an exciting and useful first step in using the power of digital publishing to rescue lost classics and important developmental works in the history of our communities. I’m hoping this is the start of a far larger trend.

In Other News:

That’s all I have for now, have a great day!

About Jason Pitzl-Waters
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1618797623 Sherry Nicole Lynch

    AWESOME

  • Baruch Dreamstalker

    “Something is dreadfully wrong when you as the parent cannot control the destiny of your own child.” — John Hagee

    Makes one wonder what kind of parent he is…

    • Ursyl

      So where the hell are his parents and why did they fail so miserably?

    • Sunna B

      What Hagee *really* means is that they’re in this to control everybody else’s children – from what I understand, these wackos consider many adults a lost cause and are thus focusing everything they can on brainwashing youth en masse. It’s not enough that they wreck their own kids’ lives, they have to ruin the lives of everybody else’s to boot. Otherwise, “King Jesus” will toss their butts out of heaven for not converting enough people.

  • http://erynn999.livejournal.com/ Erynn

    Hey Jason, thanks for the shoutout! (And putting me in the same paragraph with Margot Adler? WIN!)

  • Crystal Kendrick

    Stay far far away from Saudi Arabia.

    • Hugin

      If I didn’t value my life, my attitude would probably convince me to go over there and shout “I am al-shirk! Deal with it!” But, of course, I value my life. And I’d rather advance paganism in a more constructive way ;)

  • http://vermillionrush.wordpress.com Vermillion

    I’m saddened to hear of the death of Abdul Hamid al-Fakki. I just…I can’t wrap my head around that.

    In lighter news, huzzah for Solar Cross’ new e-Book endeavor! I hope the books will be available via other services (specifically BN’s Nook) soon. I’m also excited for Drawing Down the Moon (which I still haven’t read *hides*) and Erynn Rowan Laurie’s book.

    The J. B. Trinick discovery has this art historian very very happy!

  • gorm_sionnach

    “There is no proof that there’s ever anything like a gay, lesbian or bisexual or transgendered child, or teen or human.”

    What does this even mean? If there are no “gay, lesbian bisexual or transgendered… human[s]“, than what, and who are you even railing against?

    • Baruch Dreamstalker

      Himself, most likely.

      • Crystal Kendrick

        *Herself, but yes.

        • Baruch Dreamstalker

          Oops, modest brainfart.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002086502589 Kira BlueStar

      She’s a bit incoherent, but I think she may be arguing that there are no people who are “naturally” GLBTQQI — there is only The Gay Lifestyle. Sort of like arguing that “there are no such thing as evil people, only evil deeds.”

      • Charles Cosimano

        Well, one can make a very good case that it is the deed that makes the person evil, not the other way around.

    • Ursyl

      I asked that same question first time I read about that.

    • Morgain

      I wonder what these preachers have to say about people who are born as hermaphrodites/intersex? Didn’t God create them that way???

      • http://www.peacockfairy.com Ruadhán J McElroy

        They also ignore the scientific evidence of TS/TG people — which is imperfect, true (the famous Wong[?] study can only really be performed on a deceased person, but since results have been replicated on pre-hormone TS persons who had a diagnosis from a psychologist prior to death, it paints a compelling picture), but there is evidence.

        …but, of course, the far more imperfect evidence of Divinity has to be taken as fact, except for the imperfect evidence of multiple deities, that’s just a trick of their satan.

        • http://threeshoutsonahilltop.blogspot.com/ gorm_sionnach

          Not terribly surprising really, after all science isn’t really Science! unless it already supports their world view. Mountains of evidence supporting the ToE, for example, has no chance when compared to a few lines of their anthropogenic myth. After all, Science! isn’t based on observable phenomena or anything like that, its based on revelation.

          • Courerdubois

            In the fundamentalist mindset the Christian god has to be right or everything is for naught.
            It starts out with the belief of an omniscient perfect deity and goes down hill from there. It has to because their theology demands it.
            *shrug*

  • Daniel Kestral

    I love Kala Trobe’s books! I used to have “The Witch’s Guide to Life,” which is a nice big, thick book packed with information regarding aspects of a Witch’s life. This includes, for example, sexuality, and depression. She also does a nice overview of the Qabalah (general). Essentially practical advice that is inclusive of both a Witches and Wiccans, which is nice.

    In addition, this reminds me a lot about Ellen Cannon Reed’s book “The Witches Qabala: The Pagan Path and the Tree of Life.”

  • Anonymous

    They couldn’t find someone to make a better book cover than that? Trobe’s other books don’t look so amateurish…

    • Don

      Tell me about it. Reminds me of occult books from the 70s/80s.

    • http://www.peacockfairy.com Ruadhán J McElroy

      Very much agreed. It kind of reminds me a old Geocities pages.

  • Caliban

    @ Linda Harvey – I cannot say how perplexed I am to learn that I don’t exist. Quite the metaphysical conundrum, as if I do not, I am uncertain who is writing this. Or does she mean I am not really gay? That is equally distressing, considering all the amazing women I would gladly not be gay for but I have tried, and that doesn’t work.

    Or, to summarize: Do I smell fruitcake?

    • Anonda

      welcome to the world of not existing….
      perchance, we should found our own group…
      mmm….wonder if we could extend that to not
      paying taxes…after all, how can you pay taxes if you
      dont even exist? lol

  • http://egregores.wordpress.com Apuleius Platonicus

    Hagee is right about the connection between Humanism and Paganism. The Humanism of Pico della Mirandola’s famous “Oration on the Dignity of Man” is right out of the Hermetica, especially the Asclepius.

    • Crystal Kendrick

      People who talk about Humanism as if it’s something horrific and terrifying make me laugh. Hatred = Love, Theft = Good business, Subservience = Freedom , Brainwashing = Thinking, War = Peace, Everything that is bad = Everything that is Good (TM). There’s a hardwiring issue in there somewhere.


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