Nepantla is a Nahuatl word that’s often translated as “between.” It conjures ideas of blending, mixing, and being of two cultures. In Nahuatl, it suggests a process of weaving two into one. Kinship. Transformation. In this issue, we honor all these ideas—including the seasonal transformation that is spring.
In this first issue, we invite you to meditate on the many meanings of intention. After a challenging 2020, where might we aim in 2021? What goals should we set, individually and collectively? How might we tap into intention as the creative power of the cosmos? What might intention-as-healing be, literally and metaphorically?
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Themes of power and movement (or Movement), late summer into early fall, thunder/monsoons/rain, maturity, boundaries, early preparations for fall equinox. Nature/elemental focus: Water. Submission deadline: June 10.