It’s currently a little over a week until Besom, Stang & Sword is officially released and we’re very excited. The pre-order prices are amazingly low at the moment, be sure to take advantage of them. Some retail sites will even provide you with an opportunity to look inside, so check that out! Shop/order locally when and where you can. We know these privately owned stores will be carrying it and we are happy to edit this list to add any others that do as well:
- Avalon in Orlando, FL
- Catland Books in New York NY
- The Crystal Fox in Laurel, MD
- Finding Avalon in Camden, DE
- A New Vibration in Blackwood, NJ
- New Moon Books in Pompano Beach, FL
- Sacred Source (online)
- Soul Journey in Butler, NJ
- Strange Omens (event vendor, USA)
However, in case a local private retailer is not an option, our book can also be pre-ordered from these popular online retailers as well as purchased from their brick and mortar establishments:
- Barnes & Noble
- Indie Bound
- And other retailers, online and offline, wherever books are sold!
Also, people will finally be able to see all the illustrations in the book, which is exciting. As mentioned previously, the illustrations serve the text in their own way and are not just for decoration. We can’t wait to hear what people think of the book in its entirety. Mat Auryn has already given it a stellar review and there are more reviews on the way, which we will share with you as we can. It’s such an honor and a privilege to be able to put our voice out into the world like this. Plus, it’s humbling to think that Besom, Stang & Sword will be some people’s first book on witchcraft and we’re extremely proud of that. We’ll be the start of their journey!
Check out our calendar to see where we will be and what we will be doing over the next year!
“Ishtar, Lilith, Morrigan… Hekate, Kali, Cerridwen…” the artist would quietly chant to her as he worked because he knew she had many faces.
The Witch Queen by Christopher Orapello is the Queen of Heaven and the Queen of Hell. The keeper of the gates above and below. She is all things. A union of many. Beautiful and monstrous. She exists in complete contrast to The Witch Lord in height and design. Stand them face to face and they look into each other’s eyes. Many goddess images strive for ideal feminine beauty while ignoring the frightening images of female divinity found throughout the world.
The Witch Queen beckons that adoration of the monstrous and the dark side of the divine feminine while also portraying aspects of motherhood, beauty, strength, and grace. Creating a dichotomy not often found or expressed in many examples of modern Pagan imagery. A wondrous enigma of the divine feminine. What do the various items she is holding reveal? Is she pregnant? Is she young or old? Why is her face that of a human skull? Ask her yourself and find out. She has much to teach you of her ways!
It’s nice to see so many things finally coming into their own all at the same time!