Hellebore is a poisonous plant that has the power of altering perception, and it's thought to be one of the main ingredients for the witches' flying ointment. Associated with the water element, it is known for opening up portals to the Underworld and the subconscious. Hellebore is a collection of writings and essays devoted to British folk horror and the themes that inspire it: folklore, myth, history, archaeology, psychogeography, witches, and the occult.
The Yuletide special celebrates a time of darkness, but also of hope and celebration. For this Midwinter issue Hellebore have gathered stories to help us through the darkest months: ancient legends that may still be re-enacted, accounts from a frozen past, tales of ghosts and revenants and witches and warlocks, stories that bring chills into our living rooms. In this issue, sinister rituals unfold during the longest nights of the year, spirits drift through the icy landscapes of the Arctic, and churches are never safe havens.