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The Printing Process

Yin Yuan Photo Express printing, located on Ershan Road, Pudong, Shanghai is printing all the hardbound copies of Enheduanna volume 2. Thanks to the editor currently working across the street in China, Mr. Cureton has had the pleasure to be in process through the whole process, able to guide the printers into the final product. Check out the process!

Inside the print shop, November 1, 2017, Yin Yuan Photo Express, Ershan Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China.
Printing the text block and covers, November 1, 2017, Yin Yuan Photo Express, Ershan Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China.
Proof copy of Enheduanna Volume 2, November 1, 2017, Yin Yuan Photo Express, Ershan Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China.
Making adjustments to the manuscript text block, November 3, 2017, Yin Yuan Photo Express, Ershan Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China.
Proofing a copy, November 3, 2017, Yin Yuan Photo Express, Ershan Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China.
Final hardbound copies of Volume 2 ready to ship worlwide, November 10, 2017, Pudong, Shanghai, China.

Druids…in Utah?

"No evidence exists either for druids in Utah in the historical record. I worked for five years in the University of Utah Special Collections Print and Journal Division archiving Pagan history in the American West in the vertical files. When I started, only one or two flyers were among the “Religions Utah 2004-Present” folder. The flyers were for a ceremony and a men’s group. I spent five years scooping up all the content I could get on the community so that at least for 2010-2015 there would be a diverse collection. I included all kinds of publications, but druid documents were few in number compared to the rest of the items that were non-druid. This tends to be a problem overall in the Pagan community, forgetting to save our history and preserving our heritage in the historical record because we have “secret traditions”. Those traditions die off once we do and are not safe just because we give our items to our grove or friends. They really belong in an archive at a public institution where they are preserved indefinitely, cared for, and can be accessed. To read more on this issue or on how to create Pagan archives, please see the article “Saving Our History: How to Create Pagan Archives” published in Trilithon Vol 3 by AODA, Midsummer 2016."
--Daniel Cureton
Excerpted from essay "The Utah Druid Community: A History Perspective," forthcoming in Vol 2.

Trees and Libraries

"Nature is a sacred text, an ancient living being full of living wisdom
The trees are books of timeless knowledge and healing
The flowers are poems of love to the universe
The animals walk in divine grace and presence
The humans awaken to innocence
and become conduits of divine mind
The gardens are sublime cathedrals of resplendent beauty
The forests are great libraries of ancient wisdom"
--Edward Durand
Excerpted from the poem "The Living Library of Life," forthcoming in Vol 2

Volume 1 is in Print!

Wow! All the hard work is done! The inaugural issue of Enheduanna is out in print! Congrats to the nearly 30 authors who contributed to making the debut volume spectacular and full of great literary content! Some of the authors contained withing are Philip Carr-Gomm, Raven Digitalis, and Ellen Evert Hopman!

Editor Daniel Cureton with a fresh copy of volume 1

Volume 1 Is open for Submissions!

We are happy to announce the opening of the new Pagan literary journal, Enheduanna, for submissions! Please send us all of your finest literary works for consideration and publication. We accept submissions of creative writing and fiction, poetry, book reviews, author interviews and biographical sections, letters, short stories, essays, and other literary works. The works are intended to promote and encourage the literary capacity of the contemporary Pagan community. Now open till May 1 for submissions, please send them to Enheduanna@thepagansociety.org