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Views of the Inner Planes

 

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What Is Aontacht?

AONTACHT is a free, full-length magazine dedicated to the diversity of experience and opinions found in the Druidic and Celtic Spiritual communities. Each issue presents a different theme around which our submissions are based ranging from in-depth academic articles to personal accounts, poetry, short stories, artwork, recipes, reviews, and event listings. Aontacht also features a Q&A Interview and much, much more. 

AONTACHT is global, our readers AND contributors hark from all over the world! We represent both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Aontacht is open to everyone; your opinions, feedback and submissions are what make the magazine a success par excellence. The entire publication flourishes thanks to dedicated volunteers and your support!

AONTACHT means 'unity' in Irish Gaelic and represents our wish to bring divergent people, opinions and paths together into the same dialogue. Unity  does not mean sameness or mono-culture, but a unique harmonization of diversity. We recognise that modern 'Celtic Spirituality' is a diverse community, encompassing a wide variety of practices, traditions, ways of knowing and beliefs. Diversity is a healthy sign of life, be it an ecosystem or a community.

 

 

Submission Guidelines

Articles, personal reflections,
rituals, poetry, prayers, short stories, original
artwork
, recipes (e.g. food, incense, household remedies, etc.), craft
instructions
, book and media (e.g. CDs, DVDs, etc.) reviews, advertisements
(free at this time), event listings, short earth and
eco-related pieces
(for our 'Wild Earth' feature), sacred site visit
accounts
, meditations, guided journeys ... anything
original with you!

  • Submit original work only. Essays & articles should be between 1,000-2,000
    words (footnotes and bibliography included). There is no word limit for
    poetry; however, please do not submit epic verse!
  • You may submit multiple pieces. Only electronic submissions are
    accepted and should be either compressed (.zip/.rar) and attached
    (preferred for photos & artwork), or pasted into the email body.
    Document submissions should be in Plain Text (.txt), Rich Text (.rtf) or
    Microsoft Word (.doc) formats only; Photos/artwork as .jpg or .png.
  • Articles should be relevant to the Celtic and Druidic communities and must match
    the theme of the issue. All other types of submissions do not
    have to match the theme, although this is preferable. 
  • Run a grammar/spell check on your work before submittal.
  • Keep work friendly. No racism, bigotry, violence or hatred.
  • Submissions must be emailed
    to the
    Aontacht Production Team
    by the given deadline date. Email submissions to DruidicDawn@EarthLink.net
  • Submissions must be received by the deadline in order to be included. Deadline
    dates and themes for upcoming issues are advertised well in advance in
    previous issues. An official Call for Submissions is posted on
    Druidic Dawn's public forum prior to the deadline--this
    Call elucidates on the theme and what material we are looking for. 
  • Include a few sentences of biography and a photograph with your
    emailed submission, if this is your first time. This information is
    published on our Contributors' Pages (in the issue your piece is
    published). At the same time, a bio and image are not mandatory for us to
    publish your submission. If you wish for any reason not to
    be included on this page, simply let us know when submitting.

 

The Production Team

To make the volunteers at Aontacht  more personal, here is a bit of background for
each of our current team members. If you need to contact any of them
individually, simply email them with the usual
Aontacht email address, but
say something like "Attn: *name*" in the subject line. 

Editor-in-Chief:  Renard - manages
conservation projects in seven countries and develops small scale/big impact
renewable energy projects with 32 Native American tribes across the western
United States and has a home among the Lakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation in
South Dakota.

Assistant Editor: Lucie Marie-Mai
DuFresne PhD
- received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of British
Columbia (Vancouver, BC), and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa
(ON). Her Master's thesis, The Salish Sxwaixwe in historic Salish society
(1996), deals with the Salish culture of British Columbia, and was built on her
research and work experience in British Columbia.

Production Editor: harmonyeris fox -
lives and plays in Colorado.  She manages all things electronic for
Druidic Dawn, but then keeps a few extra gardens to create a balanced and joyous
life. She a degree from the University of Denver in English and Economics, a
diploma from the Geospatial Military School of Intelligence in Topographic
Surveying, and a certificate from the University of Colorado in Graphic Design.

Acquisition Editor: Lisa Du Fresne - is a professional Animal Communicator. She has lectured and conducted workshops on
Animal Communication at Pagan conferences and gatherings.  She is a Reiki
Master Teacher, a French Canadian Urban Métis Artist and an Ontario Arts
Council & Canada Council grant recipient.  Her two feline work mates
are Amberfly & Minou Gri Gri. 

 

Volunteering?

Aontacht is completely
produced by volunteers. Our Production Team members take their work seriously,
as a personal service to the wider Community and Celtic Spirituality.
Honourable ethics and professional standards are what we look for in Team
members. But also Aontacht is a communal, collaberative project.
We need volunteers of all sorts with all types of different skills-- and if you
feel the Aontacht vision aligns with your own, and you would like to
help in some way, please email us at one of the addresses below. Your
contributions make the world of a difference!

DruidicDawn@EarthLink.net

 

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