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Welcome to Scavenged Rituals!

We are a journal of comparative ritualism, printed and published quarterly. Our contributors discuss rituals from their diverse traditions and examine the meaning of their practice from their angle on reality. If you've ever found yourself wondering how the other occult half lives, we think you'll appreciate what you'll find inside!

2024.05.20


Hello and welcome to this mid-hiatus update! As you may be aware, Scavenged Rituals is taking a break throughout 2024 as various spiritual, artistic, and travel pursuits are, uh, scavenged.


But in the meantime, I am very pleased to report that Scavenged Rituals has been honored as the subject of a blog post from the fine curators of The Occult Library. We are lucky indeed to live in a time when such a painstakingly compiled resource is available to occultists with an ease of access that could only have been dreamt of by our forbears.


I hope readers will check out the blog post and then go wandering amongst the stacks of the site, where around every corner a new treasure is waiting for discovery. Thanks again to its caretakers!

2024.01.17 (AULD TWELVY)


Finally here! And a thing of beauty she be! Nothing more gratifying than taking a leap of faith on your skills, shooting your shot, and watching it score.


๐‘บ๐’„๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’… ๐‘น๐’Š๐’•๐’–๐’‚๐’๐’” V1N4 is born and it is a happy result indeed. All my worries about the 3D pictures not โ€œworkingโ€ have been for nought, as they look spectacular in this issue. That means in addition to the penetrating thoughts of interviewees Arรนn Ragan of The Aruniverse, Marcus McCoy of Troll Cunning Forge and Kai Uwe Faust of Heilung, the reader is blessed with images that visually confirm the true mastery of their art.


This issue is 78 pages of ritual object goodness in a perfect bound package, guaranteed to make your public transit peers give you extra room or possibly snuggle up for a closer look. Either way, youโ€™ll be the coolest person present while wearing the included 3D glasses on mass transit, turning your issue from upright to sideways and back again wondering how The Scavenger was able to warp time and space bringing you these incredible images. This issue Iโ€™m just too pleased to remember to be humble about it.


Now available at the amazing Spiral House Shop. And as always thanks for your support!

2024.01.02


Hello and welcome to a long overdue communique from The Scavenger! Yule and the solstice have passed, Xmas has come and gone, and now the last Full Moon of 2023 has graced us and is waning once more. Though it may have looked like the scavenging ended with the harvest this year, in point of fact it had just gotten started. Year-long plans for the contents of issue 4 were put into motion and I was overjoyed to visit three very special practitioners and feature their work in ๐‘บ๐’„๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’… ๐‘น๐’Š๐’•๐’–๐’‚๐’๐’” V1N4: ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘น๐’Š๐’•๐’–๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ถ๐’ƒ๐’‹๐’†๐’„๐’•.

2023.10.25

The dry part of our autumn appears to be well and truly finished here in the Pacific Northwest. Now comes literal months of rain, mostly dark skies, and chilly days that have The Scavenger dragging out the wool socks. Thus begins the best time of year for tucking into some fine reading material (hint hint) situated near a fire with a cup of tea or other agreeable beverage.


We are rapidly approaching Hallowe'en, a much beloved holiday in this part of the world and many others. In the spirit of the season, please allow The Scavenger to gift you the following treat, no trick required!


The last issue of Scavenged Rituals was full to bursting with delicious goodies, so much so that it became necessary to excise a ritual perfectly suited to the upcoming holy-day. Titled "Burning Beyond the Logical Lake," it's for the express purpose of contacting Those Beyond for answers to your burning questions. In the style of a fun, pop-occult ritual from the late 1960s, you'll use a black candle, a d20 die, and a very special music album from Broadcast and The Focus Group to make a connection across the spirit realm and gain a little more insight into the subject of your question.


Happy Hallowe'en! And for those of you seeking suitable fireside reading material,


Scavenged Rituals V1N3 is available immediately at:ย 


And is available from late-October 2023 at:


2023.10.16

Tamed: the wild and wooly third issue of Scavenged Rituals! Checking in at 76 pages itโ€™s the largest issue yet. That adds up to a lot of friends who were kind enough to let The Scavenger glean their wisdom and display the beauty of their work. To wit, the next issue of Scavenged Rituals features the following original writing and artwork:


Scavenged Rituals V1N3: a zine so jam packed with ritual goodness that the staples are begging for mercy. Get yours today!


Scavenged Rituals V1N3 is available immediately at:ย 


And is available from late-October 2023 at:


2023.07.06

Scavenged Rituals Volume 1, Number 2 is now available! Scavenged Rituals V1N2 consists of 56 full-color 9.61" x 6.69" pages (somewhat larger than last issue) and contains 7 illuminating articles and artworks created by these amazing authors and artists:


All issues contain a QR code to stream the audio rituals, but 50 special edition issues include 6" phonographic discs. These provide better compatibility with automatic turntables and are created in mid-fi quality on a machine rescued from a Japanese karaoke bar. No joke!


Scavenged Rituals is available immediately at:ย 


And will be available beginning in mid-July at:ย 


Thank you for supporting our mission of spreading the world's ritual technologies far and wide; now go get your ritual on!


2023.06.20

Itโ€™s all up to the gods now: ๐‘บ๐’„๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’… ๐‘น๐’Š๐’•๐’–๐’‚๐’๐’” V1N2 has been sent to the printers. In a larger format this time around, issue 2 is 56 full-color pages consisting of articles and artwork from our contributors in the US, Canada, and the UK, each a bright facet of the gem we call The Ritual.


Behold the greatness included within:



50 special copies include a mini-phonographic disc of audio rituals (courtesy of our friends at Sublime Frequencies), while all copies contain a QR code for streaming them. Scheduled to be in our hot little hands at the beginning of July 2023.

2023.04.08

Scavenged Rituals Volume 1, Number 1 is now available! Scavenged Rituals V1N1 consists of 52 full-color digest-sized pages and contains 9 illuminating articles authored by magical luminaries including M. Isidora Forrest, Daniel Yates, Scott Stenwick, Rev. Erik L. Arneson, an audio ritual from RevelโˆดKeats Rosz, and much more.ย 


All issues of Scavenged Rituals include a QR-code linked to a streaming audio ritual. A limited number of initial run issues also include the ritual on phonographic disc. These are 5โ€ embossed PETG discs that contain analog rather than digital audio, meaning youโ€™ll need a turntable in order to play them. The discs are low-fidelity haunted objects that lend significant atmosphere to the audio ritual.


Scavenged Rituals is available immediately at The Spiral House Shop in the United States and from mid-April at and Treadwell's Books and Watkins Booksย  in the UK. Tell โ€˜em The Scavenger sent you.


2023.03.17

Scavenged Rituals Volume 1, Number 1 is near imminent manifestation! That's the fancy way of saying it's at the printers.

V1N1 consists of 52 digest-sized pages in full-color and contains 9 illuminating articles authored by magical luminaries including M. Isidora Forrest, Daniel Yates, Scott Stenwick, Rev. Erik L. Arneson, and many more.ย 

Included with a limited number of premiere issues is a phonographic audio ritual from RevelโˆดKeats Rosz for haunted enjoyment on your turntable.ย 

Releasing early April 2023. Want to be notified when it's available? Just add your email below. And thanks for your support!