Issue #4, Cover art by Matt Adams of the Blank Tapes
Luna Arcana is an Arts & Literary print journal from Joshua Tree, California: a homage to the deserts of the south-west, and to the hidden power and thriving life present in these arid terrains.
Luna Arcana documents stories of the desert in the form of words, illustrations and photographs, as well as features on members of the vibrant creative community who naturally gravitate to this landscape. Luna Arcana is an exploration of the unseen, occult forces that govern all life, and that the landscape of the desert draws out of those who gravitate here. Another key focus of Luna Arcana is the deep sense of humility the desert instills in the people who have chosen to call the it home, a humility made tangible by the conservation and permaculture work being done here, in particular within the community of Joshua Tree and its environs. It is our mission to disseminate information about living in harmony with nature’s cycles, of learning to work with these awesome forces that we are an intrinsic part of, in an effort to tip the scales away from the prevailing paradigm of dominating, depleting and degrading.