DIGITAL DOWNLOAD—Volume II: Issue IV—Summer Solstice MMXXI

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD—Volume II: Issue IV—Summer Solstice MMXXI

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OTHER OF BEETLES: 

Ossuary Erotica

Volume II: Issue IV

 

Stories by:

Heatherlie Allison and Patricia Cram

 

With Guest Contributors:

 

Robert Fitzgerald

Robert Fitzgerald is a California writer of esoterica, including A Gathering of Masks and Arcanum Bestiarum, both published by Three Hands Press. He is also the author of the forthcoming horror collection, The Iteration and Others. With Heatherlie Allison, he is one of the editors of Strixa, a forthcoming periodical featuring occult lore and fiction, whose premier issue will be published in 2022.

 

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Branimira Belegova

Branimira Belegova is a multidisciplinary artist who dwells at the threshold of ancestral Thracian symbolism, folktale, and ritual. Beyond the realms of ink, fiber, and the conjure of word tapestries, she finds herself roaming the pathways carved by plant and tree spirits as well as creatures of the wild. Online presence: IG: path_of_samodiva 

 

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Printed on 100% recycled paper

Dimensions: 5.5" x 5.5"

60 pages

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. LAPIS OF PHOENIX: DIVINATION OF TOAD

By Patricia Cram

A phoenix takes its pilgrimage, a meditation upon the body-as-landscape.

 

“Scarlet rhizomes spread down and across your immensity, entangling in the long fur of demons half-unburied by our tremors.”

 

II. SAMODIVA’S CREST

By Branimira Belegova

When a woman falls to a family curse, her beloved petitions the fearsome Samodivi.

 

“He has heard many stories. Stories of shepherds’ flesh clothed between branches of birch, hemlock and pine. Stories of bones emerald-swirled in the moss beds of river streams.”

 

III. THREE TAPESTRIES

By Heatherlie Allison

Fate and destiny cross for an outsider and a weaver of prophetic tapestries. 

 

“As the fabrics billowed in the hot wind, he often found himself watching a play of light and shadow, of what seemed like moving pictures of imagination—or dream—stories of realities unknown or forgotten or yet to be born.”

 

IV. THE LIMBS OF KHEPHRI-SCARABAEUS:

SOUL ANATOMY OF THE EVER-BECOMING ONE

By Robert Fitzgerald

With illustrations by Heatherlie Allison

Through invocation, the seven souls of an Egyptian deity raise the beetle who is the sun.

 

“The Body Entire—black chitin outlined with fine hairs barely visible—is alive and dead in Simultaneity—its form both Sun and Mummy enswathed in heat and natron—the hard fibers pliable beneath the wrappings, the Life Within expressing the Death Without…”

 

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