Tuesday, August 30, 2016

2016 SHIFT STORM

I've stopped calling 2016 a Shitstorm and started saying "Shiftstorm" which is more accurate.

I am gonna have to re-boot this publication either at or after Samhain, and probably ditch the printed page format, and get a domain and website.  Even though I have been off-line, I have been out in the community meeting artists, witches, writers and other supernatural folks.  So the re-boot will be much more reflective of Supernatural STL's original goals.

If you have something to submit please email laladyrae@gmail.

Thanks for your patience and support!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP

I know I have promises to keep, and I will keep them.  There will be a fifth and sixth issue, and even Jesus is bugging me to publish the interview.

But you can't rush a writer.  That is the damn truth.  And I just don't have the energy or time right now for the extended, intense focus and concentration putting together an issue takes, although I am working on it.

Happy Bealtaine Eve, readers! And thank you for your continuing patience!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

HOW DID IT GET LATE SO SOON?

“How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” -- Dr. Seuss

I love doing SSL.  Each issue begins with scribbled notes to myself and a list of links on a page or two of an Open Office text document, and a folder of photographs I've downloaded and saved.  I never know how I am going to manage even 12 or 14 or 22 pages.

And then page by page it emerges.  No matter how clearly I see it in my head, it is filled with surprises.  I find more and more that I want to add.  It is draining and exhausting, and I while I am thrilled to watch it emerge, I am also usually disappointed at how short it falls from my dream of what it could be, if only I had the proper tools and plenty of time.

Since Easter I have been dealing with a health issue, an impending move at the end of April - tomorrow, actually- and a return to the buses as I prepare to take my van to her final resting place in the salvage yard where she will be cannibalised.

My laptop, where all the work of SSL, and many other things, occurs, is a 5 year old Toshiba that I bought new for $200 at Microcenter.  The computer is fairing better than the van, but I do so much downloading that I am having problems with it.  I worry that the processor is going to go before I can get a new one.

And then there is the shitstorm that is 2016, as humanity collectively overthrows the Old Piscean Age and institutions and inequality and imbalance, and leaders, the Ascended Masters like Bowie and Prince truly ascend, leaving a void in the chaos.

None of this conducive to the labour intensive work of my little 'zine, even though I love it, and also that my spirits tell me that it is indeed important, even if there is not much visible support for it.

In sum, I have no idea when I will be able to finish the Special Supplement with the interview with Jesus, or the April full moon issue.  I hope if you enjoy this 'zine you will not abandon it, or me.  I have so few resources right now, and while I hope that this week I will be able to work on it and get at least the current issue done by next weekend, I may not be able to.

Just know that I can't wait for it to come out, and that I think about it all the time.  Not just the next issue in the Google Doc format, but how to get the money to build a website, how to get the proper permissions for photos, how to get the money to print ads for it, and hopefully one day have the whole 'zine printed for distribution.

Right now all I can do is dream about it though.  Because my health, my stability, my ability to function in this world, is taking all my energy.  And even when I have free time, I am so drained that I end up binge watching netflix, or re-posting excessively on facebook, or just staring at the sights of spring in St. Louis.

(There is also my life as a political activist, and I am also feeling the same pull to do those activities, which I am also not managing very well.  It may be that when I do have energy, I will choose to immerse myself in the shared reality.  The global consciousness shift is taking place, and there are many movements and uprisings, but from what I am seeing with my Third Eye much more needs to happen.  Much, much more.)

So I hope there will be a new issue soon. And I hope you will be waiting for it, no matter how long it takes me to finish it.  

Friday, April 1, 2016

FOURTH ISSUE

Hot off the press!  It's 36 pages (with the covers) and I still have a SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT for the big interview (detailed on page 2 of this issue).

(If you are reading this within a few days of this post, I ran out of time to work on it, and haven't finished proofreading.  Hopefully they are mostly in the last pages- the regular features, calendar, etc)

Hope you enjoy it! Something for everyone.

FRONT COVER:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0aVZUnHTQAOWEVrb05EcEVOX2M/view?usp=sharing

CONTENTS:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0aVZUnHTQAOekExenk1WElZczA/view?usp=sharing

BACK COVER:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0aVZUnHTQAOSTB4anl1dmNqX2M/view?usp=sharing 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

FOURTH ISSUE UPDATE

EDIT 30 March: The fourth issue will be done soon, because LIFE and also, my eternally optimistic view of what I can accomplish, which is rarely realistic. So far it is 7 days late, hoping I can get it done by tomorrow,

The fourth issue will hopefully be published by Easter.  I was holding space for the exclusive interview with Joshua the First Macro Man.  I may have to take out the Mary Poppins article and a few other pieces, unless I want to do another 36 page issue. Which I don't.

I started a monthly political 'zine, and that has taken up some time.  And just based on what is happening in the world, I may decide to devote more time to that.  So I've decided that at this point, the 6th issue will be the last until I have the time and resources, hopefully by Samhain or thereabouts.

Friday, February 26, 2016

THIRD ISSUE

IT'S FINALLY HERE!  I had major formatting issues. There are a lot of photos, and I kept adding features.  This is the best issue so far.

I still can't put the covers with the contents, so there are three documents to view (they cannot be printed or downloaded).  And this is still best viewed on a computer.  On my phone the documents are broken up in a very strange way, with the text repeated.  Working on a better on line format.  Hopefully by next issue. Until then, enjoy!

FRONT COVER:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0aVZUnHTQAObDlsdmRBWFN2MG8/view?usp=sharing

CONTENTS:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0aVZUnHTQAONlVMOEU5MXUxQWc/view?usp=sharing

BACK COVER:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0aVZUnHTQAOeEFRRXB4OFVXN0U/view?usp=sharing

CONTENTS
News of Note 2
Monkey Business 2
Digging The Past 3
Third Earth 5
Hand of God, Fire Balls & Bows 7
Wakon 8
Iris and Arke 8
Saints, Loas, Snakes, and Liquor 9
Anacaona 12
Ati Max Beauvoir 12
Met Kalfou 14
Rara 18
Manno Charlemagne 21
Black Madonna 21
The Sacrificial Fish 21
Spring Equinox 22
A City Possessed 23
Photo and other credits and copyrights 27
Happy Birthday Erykah Badu! 29
Calendars 30
David Bowie Fan Page 31
In Memoriam Malcolm X 32
Reviews 33
Recommendations (Formerly “Endorsements”) 34

Sunday, January 31, 2016

THE SECOND ISSUE IS HERE!!!

Front Cover:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0aVZUnHTQAOZlZSXy1HSVpkYkk/view?usp=sharing
Back Cover:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0aVZUnHTQAObnlKSks3emJJeUk/view?usp=sharing
Contents (26 pages):
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0aVZUnHTQAOUkJmN3lTRHdEaUU/view?usp=sharing

Something for everyone, and includes a special "limited time only" Carnaval 4-page photo spread.  (I don't have permissions, so that is why limited time.  Will take it out on Ash Wednesday.)  There might be a few typos in there, but it is otherwise FABULOUS! SO CHECK IT OUT!

The first issue was very late.  Very, very late.  This one is just 8 days late.  Hopefully next issue will be on time, and by March I will be able to find a new on-line format.  (Viewing from the phone is especially problematic, even when you choose "Web View".) By April I hope to be able to start printing a few to leave around town.

I REALLY HOPE YOU ENJOY THE  NEW ISSUE!

WHAT'S INSIDE? EVERYTHING!

CONTENTS

Rain “Bowie” .........................................2

9th Planet ................................................2

Trolls ......................................................3

Arke ........................................................4

Burns Night ...........................................6 

Frederick Douglass' Burns Night ........6

Michael Jackson & Robert Burns .......6

Ian Anderson .........................................6

Pagan Saint Bridget ..............................7

Saint Valentine the Heretic ..................7

Imbolc ....................................................8

Year of The Monkey .............................9

Familiars ...............................................10

New Moon Magick ...............................10

Photo and Image credits .......................10

Mardi Gras ............................................11

David Bowie ...........................................19

Happy Birthday Bob Marley ...............22

Calendar ................................................23

In Memoriam Alan Rickman ...............24

Hayao Miyazaki ...................................25

Endorsements ........................................26