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January Online Editon of Thorn Launches

Jan. 18th, 2009 | 10:44 pm

The January 09 online edition of Thorn is now online. Go check it out!

In this edition:

Cherry Hill Seminary to Grant Master's Degrees
by Sarah Wilson

Cherry Hill Seminary, the first educational institution in the United States dedicated to graduate-level study programs for Pagan clergy, has officially received degree-granting authority from the state of South Carolina. Starting in mid-to-late 2009, Pagan clergy can earn Master's degrees that will help hone and refine their skills in all aspects of ministry. Read this article

There's Something About Marie
by Natalie Zaman

Our fearless writer journeys to a New Orleans still showing the wrath of Katrina in pursuit of the mysterious Voodoo Queen. Who was this woman who effortlessly united Vodou practice with Christianity, and what can we learn from her today? Read this article

Walking the Broken Path
by Jimmy Two Hats

What others regard as supernatural superstition is real magick to Pagans--whether it's the spells of Wicca or the black and white of occult magic, witchcraft and mysticism that are part of our heritage. Real magic should be part of what we do, but are we doing it right? Read this article

In Thorn-itself news, we invite your best wit & wisdom in the form of a letter to the editor, sent to thornreactions@gmail.com; we're also offering a $150 gift certificate to King of Swords, a fantastic & varied online store full of various goodies, for the best candid photo of your magazine copy. We put a lot of work into those magazines and want to see you two painting the town red. You don't need to be in the picture-- a photo of your copy of the mag in a movie theater set, next to a bag of popcorn, would be plenty.

And lastly, we have this kooky new idea kicking about how to help Pagans connect to & help charities they care about. Navigate to our new Causes page to find out more-- especially if you're a Pagan merchant!

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Oh, yes....

Dec. 13th, 2008 | 04:22 pm

...did I mention that Volume 1, Issue 1 of Thorn is now available for sale, and you can see an in-depth preview at

http://www.thorn-magazine.com ?

Tell your family, tell your friends-- and for you last minute Yule / winter solstice / secular winter holiday shoppers, consider giving a gift subscription to your Pagan & or interested love ones. A year's subscription lasts a lot longer than a DVD!

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Virgin post

Aug. 24th, 2008 | 09:12 pm

Whew, first post! I don't foresee us using this livejournal very much, but seeing as it's here, I might as well get rid of that 'you haven't posted any entries yet' message.

Hi. We're the creators of Thorn magazine, a new quarterly about pagan religion and modern culture. The first issue is coming along smashingly, but we want to make sure the material therein isn't just blocks of space-filler, though they're also useful, but something you'd *want* to take to the bathroom and read. Therefore, my good people, enlighten us with your opinions! (We're pagans too-- we know you've got 'em.)

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=WZRpaayaHyoBp_2blvx1_2fluA_3d_3d

In the event that you are a selfish bastard, then we still have a reason for you to take the survey. We will award prizes to three random people who complete the survey: first prize will be a $50 gift certificate to sacredmists.com plus a free copy of the first issue of Thorn, second prize will be a $25 gift certificate to Sacred Mists plus a free issue, and the runner-up will receive a free issue sealed with a kiss by your faithful editors. The first issue of Thorn goes to press in early December, and you will receive a shipment notification email when your copy is on its way.

Doesn't sound too terrible? I'd hoped so.

--Chip, schmoozer -in-chief

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