On a more positive note, some publishers continue to deliver, most notably Scarlet Imprint. Absolutely no apologies for singling them out yet again. Peter Grey and Alkistis Dimech released just two titles this year; Nicholaj Frisvold’s excellent anthology of essays on traditional craft - Serpent Songs, and Peter Grey’s own ground-breaking, poetic, political, why-the-fuck-haven’t-you-read-it-yet, tour-de-force act of re-wilding, Apocalyptic Witchcraft. Witchcraft isn’t ‘becoming’ political, it always was. It’s just that in the 20th century it got lost in the twisty paths of unnecessary arcana.
I will end on a slightly altered quote from John Waters - “We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don't have (good) books, don't fuck them.”