New York, NY: Queer Pagans/Coven of the Middle Pillar/New Moon, [1991-1994]. First Edition. Staplebound. [Queer Pagans]: A blurb from editor Ian Scott Horst's bio: author, graphic artist, Santero--a priest of Obatala--in the Lucumi tradition of Santeria. My godparents are Asinya Bi (Omo Yemaya) and Ara Bi (Omo Obatala), and I was initiated in the Bronx in November of 1996. I live in Brooklyn in New York City, am gay, single, and a confirmed cat person. In the mid-1970s while attending the University of Chicago, and well, there's been a lot of water under the bridge since then but music has always been a great source of inspiration through thick and thin. Some of that water includes gay community and other political activism and cofounding and leading a group in NYC called Queer Pagans. I love history and lately am fascinated by the history of the French and Indian Wars in the eighteenth century, and the religious cult of Mao Zedong."--webaccessed 2023. Important queer pagan newsletter / zine of the 1990s, central to NYC politics, activism, and goddess worship. "Queer Pagans was started in 1992 as a series of open rituals in the New York City area by the Coven of the Middle Pillar, a non-strait coven of ecletic tradition traveling a path of balance between male and female, light and dark, force and form."--Mission statement from issue 12. Scarce.
[Our Pagan Times] "New Moon New York is a non-profit Pagan networking organization. The only requirement is that you have an open mind. We are a leaderless group, run by consensus, and pride ourselves in our diversity of perspectives, ideas, and traditions. We welcome all..." Article by pagan scholar Hans Holzer. Scarce. Important newsletters documenting the New York witchcraft and activism movement in the early 1990s. Very Good+ in Wraps. Creasing, folding, else tight, bright and unmarred. Various sizing. Staplebound and folded photcopies on colored paper wrappers. illus. (b/w). Issues: #12, #15, #16. [broken run] ; Creasing and folding, paperclip rust, else very good. Various staplebound double-sided sheets printed on 8-1/2x11 paper. 1 issue: Volume 2, no. 1; 2 single sheet flier. Item #11766