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Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies

Chas Clifton, Colorado State University-Pueblo

Letters and Review Editor
Christopher Chase
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402 Catt Hall
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-1302

Editor Emeritus
Fritz Muntean, Vancouver

The Pomegranate is the first International, peer-reviewed journal of Pagan studies. It provides a forum for papers, essays and symposia on both ancient and contemporary Pagan religious practices. The Pomegranate also publishes timely reviews of scholarly books in this growing field. The editors seek both new interpretations and re-examinations of those traditions marked both by an emphasis on nature as a source of sacred value (e.g., Wicca, modern Goddess religions) as well as those emphasizing continuity with a polytheistic past (e.g., Ásatrú and other forms of 'reconstructionist' Paganism). The editors also seek papers on the interplay between Pagan religious traditions, popular culture, literature, psychology and the arts.

Metrics/Indexing and Abstracting
H-Index 2015: 5
CiteScore 2016: 0.18
SJR 2015: 0.108
SNIP 2015: 0.838

Scopus Abstract and Citation Database
Religious & Theological Abstracts
ISI Web of Knowledge
EBSCO's Academic Search Premier & Religion and Philosophy Collection
European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH Plus)
The American Theological Library Association (ATLA)

Publication and Frequency
May and November

ISSN 1528-0268 (print)
ISSN 1743-1735 (online)

Editor's Blog


A Small (Rotten) Orange

This blog disappeared for three days earlier this week, which seems like a long time on the Internet. The reason was a dispute with my hosting company, which was solved by ditching them and going with a new, much more … Continue reading
Posted: 2018-04-19More...

Eating Lobster Roll, Deliciously

A lobster roll at the Lobster Shanty, where you can order J. W. Ocker’s favorite Hot and Dirty Pickle Martini. And where among all the vintage beer signs, busts of Elvis, and other typical bar memorabilia, there is a ouija … Continue reading
Posted: 2018-04-19More...

Where It’s H-Day Every Day

In some places, people leave Christmas decorations up year-around. In Salem, it’s a different holiday.
Posted: 2018-04-18More...

Approaching Salem

We arrived at the apartment in “Witch City” ( Salem, Mass.) a little after 11 p.m.after a 100-mile drive, two Amtrak trains, a Boston taxi, a MBTA train (picture) and a Lyft car ride.
Posted: 2018-04-17More...

The Trip to Salem: Southern Colorado Chicago

The eastbound Southwest Chief, which originates in Los Angeles, rolls into La Junta, Colorado, at sunset. A near-miss in Chicago: the sleeping car attendant had lined up everyone’s bags on the platform, which is a dimly lit. I found my … Continue reading
Posted: 2018-04-15More...

Last Chance for Chiles

Saturday the 14th — the last chance to eat some chile colorado before heading east for New England cooking. (Tres Margaritas, Pueblo.). But . . . today’s Amtrak breakfast menu featured a quesadilla of sorts, making that the first time that … Continue reading
Posted: 2018-04-15More...

Hardscrabble Creek Is Now on Instagram

I am starting an Instagram feed for this blog, mainly for photos and short observations while traveling, like the trip to Salem that starts tomorrow. Follow it at letterfromhardscrabblecreek. Obviously, longer posts (with footnotes!) will appear here only and will … Continue reading
Posted: 2018-04-14More...

The Crystal Dagger of Seville

That’s not a crystal athame. THAT’s a crystal athame.1)Pop culture reference: Crocodile Dundee. A year ago I posted about three athames that I own. One of them has a crystal in its hilt. Well. About 4,000 years ago in what … Continue reading
Posted: 2018-04-13More...


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