HELLEBORE #2: The Wild Gods
Shipping in May: doesn’t it look gorgeous?! You can pre-order now. If you saw the stunning first issue, I know you’re already hitting that buy link. Here’s what’s up for the 2nd issue:
A5 magazine, 80 pages approx.
Printed on silk coated paper. Perfect binding.
The notion of paganism as a wild and primitive force has exerted a huge influence on folk horror. In fiction, pagan rituals are often seen as primitive and barbarous, but also as an antidote to repression and conventionalism. What have these Wild Gods represented, and what do they represent now? How did these ideas find their way into modern Britain? From the cult of Pan in Edwardian England to 1970s Satanists, from Bacchanals in Buckinghamshire to the echo of voodoo drums in Cornwall, from ritual madness to sex magick. Amidst the idyllic English countryside, the Wild Gods awaken to threaten everything that is respectable.
Featuring words by Alan Moore, Katy Soar, Melissa Edmundson, Ruth Heholt, John Reppion, Anna Milon, and K. A. Laity. Artwork by Occult Party, Joe Gough, and Richard Wells.
Yep, includes me and some familiar names. I’m writing on the intoxication of faerie so you know it will be fun. I can’t wait to read the rest. I loved the first issue so much I bought two. Ha! Okay, it was an error of enthusiasm. Also poor record-keeping. No regrets though! A beauty of a magazine. Get yours.