Elizabeth Pepper founded The Witches’ Almanac in 1971 as a means to provide a source of good information to the quickly growing magical communities in the United States and Canada. Elizabeth, whose own Basque witchcraft tradition was rich in lore and myth, knew that witchcraft was at a crossroads that the paltry amounts of literature needed remedy. The community immediately embraced The Witches’ Almanac’s wit, conversant, and sophisticated style, with it appealing to general readers as well as hard-core Wiccans. Andrew Theitic?Elizabeth’s literary heir, as well as a prominent member of the New England community?has continued, as well as expanded, the mission of The Witches’ Almanac’s. For both of the publishers The Witches’ Almanac’s has been a labor of love. The Witches’ Almanac 50 Year Anniversary Edition is an anthology of articles spanning the five decades that the almanac has been published. The table of contents is inclusive of several articles for each of the years that the almanac has been published. The reader will find material that has been drawn from numerous world cultures, spanning a variety of age groups. The spells, myth, folklore, and mystical poetry present the reader with new and classic perspectives that are timeless. This is the first time such an expansive collection of articles about witchcraft, magic, herbalism, charms, spells, and related topics is being presented in a single volume, and it will surely be treasured as occult memorabilia immediately upon its release. A 6" x 9" Paperback book with 288 pages.
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. A 6 x 9 Paperback book with 208 pages.