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Why Hagstone?

December 12, 2016

 

 

A hagstone (hag stone, adder stone, holey stone, witch stone) is a stone with a hole bored through it by water. Many cultures associate hagstones with magic. Some say these holed stones cure a variety of ailments and misfortunes caused by the malevolent magic of hags. Others say one can look through the hole in a hagstone and see into the otherworld.

 

A good book or story, like a hagstone, is a window into another reality. We want to peer into the otherworld, through story and spirituality, magic and divination. And most importantly, we want amplify the voices of those who have been, like the hags of folk lore, banished to the fringes, misunderstood, misrepresented, ignored, or silenced by our culture for far too long.

 

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