Sabat Magazine: Tales, Tips, and Connections for the Modern Witch
The first issue of Sabat Magazine, The Maiden Issue, was recently released, and I have to say I'm a little bit obsessed. It covers everything from #witchesofinstagram to reevaluating the Maiden archetype to empowering young women and witches. There's beautifully dark photography, recommended further reading, and interviews with some incredibly intelligent, talented, and inspiring people.
I have always felt like an outsider; I was too quiet, I dressed differently, I believed in different things, I didn't fit in. For a while I tried to mold myself to fit everyone else's idea of what a young woman should be, but it always felt wrong. Eventually I stopped trying to change, but I felt like I had to defend the parts of myself that were different. It was only recently that I truly embraced who I am and stopped caring about what other people think of me. The Maiden Issue really explores that journey that young women all around the world take, especially those of us who are interested in the occult and esoteric and magickal ideas.
Women may not truly have equality yet, but we're entering a new age of empowerment, and Sabat Magazine encourages that empowerment. Witches are experiencing a revival, especially with the connections we make on social media, which gives us the ability to practice in a solitary fashion while still sharing that practice with others. Sabat looks into the different ways that witchcraft is growing in today's society and how that can be a tool for young women to embrace their maidenhood in a way that defies the stereotypes of what a maiden should be.
If you are a witch, or even just a woman looking for new ways to feel empowered, I highly recommend checking out Sabat Magazine's Maiden Issue. Blessed be.