Founded in 1971 by Elizabeth Pepper, the art director of Gourmet magazine for many years, The Witches' Almanac is a witty, literary publication that appeals to general readers as well as hard-core Wiccans. At one level, it is a pop reference that will fascinate anyone interested in folklore, mythology, and culture; but at another, it is the most sophisticated and wide-ranging annual guide available today for the mystic enthusiast.
Modeled after the Old Farmers' Almanac, it includes information related to the annual Moon Calendar (weather forecasts and horoscopes), as well as legends, rituals, herbal secrets, mystic incantations, interviews, and curious tales of good and evil. Although it is an annual publication, much of the content is both timely and timeless - non-specific to the date range of each issue.
The theme of Issue 40 (Spring 2021-Spring 2022) is "The Sun - Rays of Hope." The following articles are also included:Mithras: Comrade of the Sun, Savior of SoldiersTell the BeesExploring and Embracing the Fluid Gender and Sexuality of Witch-GodsKrampusAnd much more.