You could say that professional mermaiding began in 1904, when young Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman dove into a glass tank at the Melbourne Exhibition Hall and swam with eels and seals and tropical fish as a crowd gathered and...
Photography by Craig Crist and the Wondersmith When I think of a “call to adventure,” I picture a mysterious invitation hidden in the woods inviting a lucky hiker to a whimsical dinner party, or perhaps a note tucked lovingly into...
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Celestial Fairies

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Midnight is the fairy hour, and the edge of night is when their revels begin. But to the Victorian and Edwardian imagination, fairies not only danced by the light of the moon; they also sometimes danced upon it. The Victorian...
We wanted to tell you about Glowwood, a brand-new oracle card deck and companion book rooted in ecology created by Ukrainian-American artist and writer Lisa Biletska. Five years in the making, Glowwood is truly the consequence of a deep and studied...
When we think of a loved one who has passed, their spirit is naturally drawn to us. And as you may have experienced, when we are relaxed and undistracted or in a dream state, our deceased loved ones and...
Here at our enchanted headquarters we're very excited to be wrapping up our Pre-Raphaelite-themed spring issue in the next couple of weeks and are even more excited to finally share this wondrous cover, featuring Emilie Autumn, with you! But first: if you haven't...
You, dear darling reader, have been enchanted by your own faerie queen. Whether she lives inside you or exists as an influence in your world, her spirit is what lures you to wrap your fingers around the covers of...
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Menageries of Magic

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From the Old World to the New, throughout history and within pop culture, witches, both real and imagined, have been a source of enduring fascination, sometimes exalted, usually feared. Western civilization as of late has generally depicted them in...
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At Home in the Forest

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BY SARA CLETO AND BRITTANY WARMAN PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAN PAULY The concept of hygge is all about creating cozy, safe, and happy spaces. Embracing hygge means cultivating a refuge away from the grind of the busy world, the dark forests of...
At the Back of the North Wind (1919), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith Wikimedia Commons   There is an image that has stayed with me since childhood: a tall woman, almost impossibly tall, taller than the tops of the London houses, with...