Summed up, it covers lesser known items about the Paranormal, the Occult, and the Bizarre with detailed research, some of my personal experiences, and some conjecture.
The 1st issue covers:
1) EVPs (electronic voice phenomena)...i.e. voices of spirits- "What you don't know". This is written with a lot of first hand knowledge, as I have been working with EVPs for about 2 years, and have a lot of luck through communicating with the dead through special electronic devices. Another recurring theme of the zine is simple "how-to" explanations...such as how to records EVPs, as well as other simple paranormal endeavors.
2) The Dark Side of the Roman Catholic Church - This once again covers some of my experiences in the Church, then goes into a long explanation of how some Satanists hide within the Church, getting into little-known French Occult figures from the 19th century.
3) Left Handed Vodun (ie the evil side of Voodoo) - Here I try to tease out the degree of Voodoo being practiced in Houston and Texas in general, as this is where I'm from. I trash a woman I call the "Vagisil Cream Woman" and speculate that "dark" voodoo might be practiced in the cemeteries in Galveston, TX, an Island nearby Houston. These cemeteries contain many mausoleums that are loosely secured, devoid of caskets or bones.
This is also a sub-genre of the magazine...macabre items.
4) the last part of the first issue is entitled "The Minority of the Living: Life Amongst Necropolises", and covers briefly the strange topic of people who have, and do live in cemeteries.
More details on the zine:
I'm trying to make every issue roughly 16 pages back and front on 8 1/2 by 11 paper in 10 pt. font. The first issue does not contain any original artwork by me, but does have some rare and little-known photos that are quite interesting. Later issues I plan to have more of my original artwork. I'm trying to do four issues a year, i.e. a quartlerly publication.
Issue 2 is in the process of being produced, and covers the subject of disturbing holy relics in the Catholic Church, traditional hallucinogens used in European witchcraft, Science vs. the Metaphysical and how lack of belief in things can literally destroy their existence.
I am looking to get a greater readership and more correspondence, and am just starting out. I am also looking for submissions, and in the future the zine might become larger and bulkier.