|The Beyond Borderlands logo.|
Beyond Borderlands is an interesting new venture that seeks to bring together academic, practitioner, and artistic/literary approaches to occultism, the paranormal, and the "culturally weird". Thus while part of its remit includes peer-reviewed works of scholarship, it places these alongside essays by practicing occultists as well as poems and artworks that deal with these themes. How successful this will be, I don't know; I can envision the academic establishment being fairly sceptical of this approach - but I wish the team behind it all the best! I am particularly happy that it operates under an open access ethos, allowing anyone to download its articles and reviews for free; in this respect it is following in the example of the peer-reviewed journal Correspondeces: An Online Journal for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism, which was launched last year. I'm pretty pleased with this review, so if it sounds like it might interest you, please be my guest to check it out: the review is available online here, or alternately, in a slightly less aesthetically pleasing PDF format, here.