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Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies

Editor
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

 

The Dark Side of Avalon

Two years ago I mentioned that author Moira Greyland, daughter of enormously influential1)Especiallly to Pagans over 35, more or less fantasy writer Marion Zimmer Bradley and Walter Breen, was speaking out about sexual abuse she experienced in their household. Now you can read the book:The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon. From “CT,” one […]
Posted: 2017-12-13More...
 

The Tarot of Dior

Boston: November 17, 2017: A group of Pagan studies scholars are walking through a shopping mall adjacent to the Boston Marriott Hotel when suddenly heads swivel to the left. Our attention subconsciously attracted,  we are looking at images from Vicki Noble‘s  Motherpeace Tarot Deck — in the window of a Dior store. It turns out […]
Posted: 2017-11-25More...
 

They Were Not Witches — They Are Our Martyrs

This is the memorial created in 1992 for the victims of the Salem trials in Salem, Mass. Each “bench” contains the name of an accused person: “Margaret Scott. Hanged. September 22, 1692.” Walk there, and you know that it has become a shrine. Then you realize that you are walking on their words, their pleas […]
Posted: 2017-11-19More...
 

Pentagram Peach and Other Good Reads

1. From a regular reader in Kyoto comes the link to this giant bronze peach marked with a pentagram. It is part of the Seimei Jinja Shrine, dedicated to a tenth-century wizard and astrologer. Pentagrams everywhere! 2. John Beckett writes on the “aesthetic of witchcraft,” which has cycled around again as fashions do: For the […]
Posted: 2017-11-07More...
 

My Relationship to Odysseus? It’s Complicated.

Later this month, a new translation of the Odyssey, the first into English by a female scholar, will be published. (Click the cover image for a link.) This New York Times article about Emily Wilson and her approach to the poem tells how she “places her flag” with her translation of one word at the […]
Posted: 2017-11-04More...
 

Pentagram Pizza: The Second Generation

1. I like to point out Pagan writers who are doing more than “how-to” writing, so click over and read Kallisti’s piece on “Some Reflections on Being Second Gen Pagan/Polytheist.” Most of the issues boil down to how different it is to grow up within something versus convert to it. Unlike many adult converts, I […]
Posted: 2017-10-29More...
 

Mystery Deity in Hitler Hex

Today the Internet served me “Putting a Hex on Hitler: LIFE Goes to a ‘Black Magic’ Party.” For background, you have to know that the pictorial weekly news magazine Life had a regular feature called “Life Goes to a Party” — and many of these parties featured big-name musicians — Time-Life’s music division sold albums […]
Posted: 2017-10-27More...
 

Hey, Baby, What’s Your Sign? Want to Check Out my Van?

It is a fact in journalism that some things never get old. Stories about today’s young people are evergreen: Are they hopeless screw-ups? Do they possess a brilliant new world-saving vision? Or both? Or neither? Live long enough, and everything recycles, like platform shoes (they were popular in the 17th century too, not that I […]
Posted: 2017-10-22More...
 

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