Crafters & Followers of the Old Religion as brought down to the

Earth from the Queen of Heaven Diana herself.

Honouring, Venerating & Serving Diana and Apollo as their Priestesses and Priests!!!

Black Walnut Anthology

A Bi-Yearly Publication

We are now accepting submissions for Volume III, published in the 2012 Spring, see below for the Guidelines also, visit us on Facebook to view the Guidelines.

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The Temple of Diana is proud to introduce its innaugural issue of the Black Walnut. The Black Walnut is the annual anthology of the Temple, its affiliates, and its friends. It is published in the Spring of the Year Cycle. Each issue is centred around the cycle and the Feasts, magic, theurgy and more of the Light and Dark Tidings of hte Wheel. Volume I is focused on the Spring to the second Harvest and how each part of nature, astrology, Gods and Goddesses, and wisdome in which we gain is brought together in the first of many publications. Purchase your copy today at or

The Black Walnut Anthology, Vol II is a book that many contributors works are featured in twice a year. The articles focuses are towards the Old Religion, Philosophy, Divination, the Soul of Magic and more. This volume focuses on the Darker Tidings of the Cycles as we entreé the seasons, of the Dark Michael Feasts, the time when we are seek within to find truth it is a powerful time we entreé.

Our contributors are mostly that of Traditional Craft and Astrology. Purchase your copy today at or


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We are now in the editing stages of the Samhain/Shadow Feast Issue and are no longer taking submissions. We want to thank all of our contributors of this issue and here is what you have to look forward to in the upcoming issue of the Black Walnut Anthology:

Contents, Vol II:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter I: Grandmama and the Gypsies, by Dr. Leo Louis Martello
  • Chapter II: Responsibility Equals Magic, by Rev. Lori Bruno, HPs & Elder
  • Chapter III: The Sun King meets the Moon Queen, By Ina Cüsters-van Bergen
  • Chapter IV: Harvest Poem, Charge of the Land, Come Mother Winter & The Blue Crone, by Anthony M. Bertolina
  • Chapter V: An Introduction to Egyptian Theology, For Aphordite, The Invitation of Persephone, and Witches: Our Mythic Orgins, by Jonathon Sousa i.e. known as Nemesis
  • Chapter VI: Faeries of the Black Months, The Dumb Supper: Feasting with the Dead
    & Black Moon, by Ariana Clausen – Vélez i.e. known as Thme
  • Chapter VII: Psychic Hauntings & The Creation of the Benandanti & Night Battles, by Wanda Pabon
  • Chapter VIII: Rite Timing, by Jonathon Flanery
    Chapter IX: Druids, by Deborah Reindebach
  • Chapter X: Wise Woman Ways to Prevent Depression, by Susun Weed – Submitted by Lyn Prowse - Bishop
  • Chapter XI: Musings on Religious Fanatism, by Nelson E. Maldonado Ramos
  • Chapter XII: In The Times of the Hanging Trees, by Roxy Riou
  • Closing Words, by Ariana Clausen - Vélez


Ina Cüsters-van Bergen, is the Founder and Magistra and Director of Studies at Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight and is of the lineage of Dion Fortune, W.E. Butler and Dolores Ashcroft. She kindly contributed one of her pieces in which she is expanding on to our issue. She has authored Temple of High Magic in which you can read a Synopsis here at Ina also is part of many Workshops throughout the year in the Netherlands.

You may learn more about Ina and her organisation by visiting her web site at

Black Walnut Anthology Submission Guidelines

The Black Walnut Anthology for the Temple of Diana is now accepting submissions for our Third Issue which will be published in Spring of 2012.

What we are looking for:

Articles on history, philosophy, therugy, philosophers and how they contributed to the Western world creation, magic {divination, types of magic astrological, lunar, and more}, the dead and where they go and how they are honoured, festivals and feasts in which honour the Gods, cultures, specific trad paths and more.

Art work to feature must be submitted by the original artist.

Articles are to be between 5-35+ pages in length.

Practical Essays to include but not limited to, astrology, magic, philosophy, therugy, studies in the areas of cultures in which you are a practicing Crafter, prose and poetry, personal studies, and more.  All articles must include a bibliography unless otherwise noted as your own work, as well as recommendations for further studies if so inclined. 

As we entrée the dark season or as some call it the Black Months we are focusing on those articles that teach us of the inner workings those things hidden, the dead and the festivals that surround honouring them, the deities in which are worked with more during this time and types of magic in which can be worked during this cycle.  The dark time of the cycles is a time in which can teach us about the deepest secrets ourselves and Knowing Thyself.

Ideally, should be between 5-35 + pages. Thus far, we have an overview of the year with its festivals and astrological correspondences, and what that means for practical magic.

Q and A, this is for anyone who would like to be interviewed and have it included with the Black Walnut Anthology, please either feel free to submit a recent interview or contact Ariana Clausen – Vélez for a time to sit down and chat.  Concise answers to "What is Witchcraft?" "What is Magic" "Why is there a dagger on the altar?" and the like. Try to limit to one or two paragraphs.

Poetry (primarily devotional or magical in orientation)
Length is variable, though shorter poems should be submitted in a group of 3-5.

All submissions should be size 11, in Ariel, Century, New Times Roman, Georgia. Please include your biography for inclusion at the end of the book.

Editing will be done to ensure spelling, grammar, uniform structure and readability.

Submissions may be made to me via email at Please put "Black Walnut Anthology" Submission in the subject header.

Services and Products section, if you would like to include any services in which you provide, or you have a Shoppe either online or in the physical and would like to include it within, there is a $15.00 fee for all adds, this is to include your photo or logo and a two paragraph description with your contact information and or directions.  Send payments to via, letting us know what the payment is for directly.

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We cannot guarantee that all submissions will be included in the anthology.

Important to Note:  Plagiarism and defamatory contributions will be most emphatically REJECTED.

Copyright is retained by the individual author, though (if incorporated into the work) it is understood that you have given us permission to publish it. While the content and "voice" is ever the authors, the Temple staff responsible for this project reserves the right to lightly edit for grammatical reasons ONLY.

At this time, we cannot pay those included in the anthology, though we hope a complimentary copy is adequate reimbursement.

Cut off for submissions are the 5 of February 2012 9 pm EST.

The Anthology's publication will be 21st of March, Spring Equinox and the 31st of October, Samhain of each year honouring both the Light and Dark Sides of the Year.

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