Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft
issued by the University of Pennsylvania Press is a serious,
rigorously peer-reviewed scholarly journal drawing from a broad spectrum of perspectives,
methods, and disciplines, and offering the widest possible geographical
scope and chronological range, from prehistory to the modern era
and from the Old World to the New. Members of the Societas may choose to have
journal subscriptions included as part of the Societas Magica dues.
The journal continuously accepts submissions. Please send
manuscripts for consideration, preferably in Microsoft Word, as
email attachments simultaneously to the Editors:
Department of Religious Studies - MS 15
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Department of Religious Studies
1860 Campus Drive, 5-179
Evanston, IL 60208-2164
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PRIVILEGES FOR ALL MEMBERS include: 20% discount on Magic in History series books, subscription to Societas Magica Newsletter, and, if chosen with dues payment, a discounted subscription to the journal Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft
put out by the
University of Pennsylvania Press. All members are welcome to come to conferences, attend meetings, and support other functions of the Society as their time and abilities allow.
Full Dues rates are $35.00/yr. which includes a subscription to the journal.
Those who do not wish to subscribe to the journal may remain members and receive the newsletter only at a rate of $15.00/yr..
We welcome both Full and Associate members into the Societas
Magica. Please read the definitions below, evaluate your comfort
level with the activities described, and state which membership
category you would prefer to belong to.
FULL MEMBERS are those with an interest in the production
of professional scholarship, or who teach courses in a university
setting, whose research or teaching is connected to magic as
described on the main page. "Professional scholarship" is
understood as academic prose of a kind and quality likely to be
considered for publication in refereed academic forums.
This category might include anyone affiliated with a
university as professor, adjunct faculty, lecturer, or graduate
student, or anyone affiliated with a recognized organization of
independent scholars (such as the NCIS), or any independent
scholar who has or may soon have publications in refereed academic
forums pertinent to magic as described on the main page.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS are those who are not, or not yet,
involved in the production of professional scholarship on magic,
nor currently involved in teaching university courses related to
magic, but who support the scholarly aims and activities of the
Societas Magica and wish to receive its publications.
This category might include writers whose output is directed
towards markets other than academic (including novelists, poets,
journalists, or those who write for religiously affiliated
publications or occultist presses, unless they also write for
refereed academic forums on topics pertinent to magic as described
on the main page), undergraduates, or those working towards or
holding an advanced degree in fields other than the humanities or
social sciences or producing their primary scholarly work in areas
other than magic (unless they also write for refereed academic
forums on topics pertinent to magic as described on the main