Moon Shadows Magazine

I picked up my first issue of Moon Shadows (issue #33), and I have to admit that I was very disappointed. Rather then being a professional and polished magazine like other Pagan publications (PanGaia and SageWoman, for example), it seems rather amateurish and poorly written. I really am loath to say this, since it is clear that the magazine is put together with a lot of love, but it is hardly of the quality of other magazines.

Moon Shadows does offer many wonderful fairy pictures scattered throughout the magazine, most fairly well reproduced. The type setting and arrangement of the magazine needs some work, but it is organized and easy to read. It is also in desperate need of a tough copy editor.

None of the articles or columns were particularly inspiring, although the column from a Wiccan solider in Iraqi was interesting. I was most disappointed by the herbs column, since it seemed to be little more than a paraphrasing of material from Cunningham’s encyclopedia–no real insight was offered.

Moon Shadows may be worth a look if you are interested in faeries and the like, but there are many other more serious and scholarly magazines out there.

Apparenlty the magazine has had some trouble too: Good Works on Earth about Moon Shadows Magazine.

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