Harvest (Neopagan magazine)

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Harvest cover dated August 1992, Artwork by Persephone
Editor Morven
Categories Neopagan Zine
Frequency Eight issues a year
Publisher Morven
First issue November 1980
Final issue
— Number
September 1992
Vol 12 No 8
Country United States of America
Based in Southborough, Massachusetts
Language English

Harvest was an American Neopagan magazine, published eight times a year between 1980 and 1992.

History and profile

Harvest began in 1980 as a grassroots, homemade zine. Over its twelve-year publication run it grew to be a 42-page, professionally printed magazine with international distribution and news stand sales. Published out of Southboro, Massachusetts, USA, Harvest served both the New England and International Neopagan communities. In an era before mainstream access to the Internet, and before the creation of the world wide web, Pagan magazines such as Harvest provided crucial opportunities for networking, sharing of information, and the development of the international Neopagan community.[1]

In an Utne Reader feature on Pagan publications, author James Tedford wrote,

In comparison to other Pagan publications of the time, Tedford continued,

In addition to covering the more common traditions of Neopaganism, such as Wicca, Harvest also gave a forum to some of the emerging Polytheistic Reconstructionist movements.[2][3] A number of Neopagan authors had their first publication in Harvest, and the letters column provided an active forum for the development of community consensus on terminology and other issues of importance to Neopagans in the '80s and '90s.[4][5][6]

In Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today, Margot Adler described Harvest as:

Harvest was founded by publishers, writers and editors Morven and Brenwyn. After Brenwyn left, Morven became the editor in chief. At the end of 1992, Morven retired from the staff to pursue her own writing. Respecting Morven's ownership of the name, the staff continued publishing quarterly for the next six issues, renaming the magazine Tides. Morven continued to serve in an informal capacity as an advisor to the new incarnation of the magazine.[8][9]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 James Tedford (July–August 1989). "Pagan Publications". Utne Reader. Minneapolis, Minnesota: 136–7. ISSN 8750-0256.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Lambert, Kym [K.L. ní Dhoireann] (1992) "Celtic God/Goddess Names", Harvest, Southboro, MA, Vol. 12, No. 4, Spring Equinox 1992, pp. 11-12. First use of "Celtic Reconstructionist" as tradition name.
  3. Lambert, Kym [K.L. ní Dhoireann] (1992) "Religious Reconstruction Revisited", Harvest, Southboro, MA, Vol. 12, No. 7, Lughnasad 1992, pp. 12-13.
  4. Hinds, Kathryn "Letters" p.11; Jimahl "Macro Magic" p.20; Morven [editor] Harvest, Southboro, MA, Vol. 12, No. 6, June 1992. All three have now published books.
  5. Hopman, Ellen Evert, "Herbal Medicine Threatened with Extinction?" pp.19-20 Harvest, Southboro, MA, Vol. 12, No. 7, August 1992. Author has now published multiple books.
  6. Harrow, Judy (1985) "Exegesis on the Rede" in Harvest, Southboro, MA, Vol. 5, Number 3, Oimelc 1985. Retrieved 2007-02-26. Author has now published several books.
  7. Adler, Margot (1987) Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today. Boston, Beacon Press. p.487. ISBN 0-8070-3253-0
  8. Morven "Editorial" pp.2-3; Darcie "Change, Stability and the Coming of Tides" p.3; Paul P (for the Tides staff) "About Tides" p.3-4 Harvest, Southboro, MA, Vol. 12, No. 8, September 1992
  9. Tides, Boston, MA, Vol 1, No. 1, Samhain 1992 -- Vol 2, No. 2, Imbolc 1994