Reliquiae Vol 7 No 2 (Autumn 2019)
Edited by Autumn Richardson & Richard Skelton
xiv + 178pp
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Reliquiae interleaves ecologically aware writing from the past and present, ranging from the ethnological to the philosophical, the lyrical to the visionary. As of 2019 it is published biannually.
Volume 7 No 2 features the following:
Peter Mark Adams, Alice Attlee, The Apocalypse of Baruch, Jeffery Beam, Nancy Campbell, Caribou Eskimo mythology, Hannah Cooper-Smithson, Tim Cresswell, Maria Grace De Lallo, Brian Doherty, Egyptian magical texts, The Book of Enoch, Andy Hopkins, Angus MacFarlane, Peter O’Leary, Parmenidēs, Pawnee songs, The Rig-Veda, Elvire Roberts, James Roberts, Penelope Shuttle, The Voice of Silence, Luke Thompson, Christina Tudor-Sideri, Mark Valentine, Gabriel Ventura, G.C. Waldrep
There are hymns of creation, ancient Egyptian spells, and songs to the Pleiades and to Mother Earth; there are treatises on the magical uses of herbs and plants, ‘visions of secret things’, and on becoming a ‘Walker of the Sky’; there are reflections on the restless world, on being and non-being, and the cycles of eternal recurrence; there are first English translations of extinct traditional East-Greenlandic songs, and Catalan and English evocations of ‘the trail of bones / to the foot of the mountain’; there are animal transformations, minotaurs and Cretan labyrinths, and old gods in the dark of the woods; there are poetic invocations of ‘the colour of the swallow’s thought’, and the visionary properties of Greater Celandine; there are wagtails, silver eels, greylag geese, and men with the faces of oxen, the horns of stags, the feet of goats, and the haunches of lambs; there are labyrinthine forests of myth and memory, angels of night and sacred altars to Set and Nephthys; there are anthropocenic transformations of folkoric ballads, invocations of the thrill of flight, and ‘the prairie’s soteriology of light’; there are scouring East Anglian skies, and poignant meditations on life in the foothills of the Black Mountains.