Mystic Illuminations

A Literary Journal of Esoteric Writing

The Power to Transcend Worlds

Lost woman 

Magic exists all around us. We all possess magical power, creative power. All we need to do is look inside ourselves and believe in our own truth.

Mystic Illuminations is the voice of mystics and creators who dare to see beyond the scope of the mundane, who traverse new landscapes and who find answers in a drumbeat.

The literature cultivated in this literary journal will inspire, captivate and refresh you. Hopefully, it will allow you to travel through the authors’ words to other worlds and make you think as you journey there and back again.

Founding Editors

exploring the magic through words

We are passionate about stories, myth, tales, poetry and how words create magic.

We are unerringly connected to the Universe and to the Otherworld in our own unique ways.

We thrive on knowledge, creativity and community.

We are the cultivators of Mystic Illuminations.

Dawn Leslie Lenz
  • Dawn Leslie Lenz

  • Editor
  • Dawn Leslie Lenz has been writing fiction since the age of eight when she penned a one-page story about a tiny girl who lived in a tree stump. Today, she still writes fiction with a fantastical element. Dawn is a Master of Fine Arts graduate of the Low-Residency Creative Writing Program at the University of New Orleans, traveling to Brunnenburg Castle in Dorf Tirol, Italy and Madrid, Spain to study writing as well as many other destinations on her own. Her work has appeared in journals, books, online, and elsewhere, including Truck, The Rambler, Mirror, Mirror: Reflections on the Way We Look (Midmarch Arts Press 2004), and Springfield Magazine, among others. Her short story “Zephyr of Ashes” was a bestseller in August 2011 with her publisher Untreed Reads. Her short story “She Flies” was released as an eBook in 32 countries through Untreed Reads Publishing. She now publishes a blog called House of Muses, on her website,, about how the struggles and beauty of bipolar disorder intertwine.
TW Fendley
  • TW Fendley

  • Editor
  • T.W. Fendley is an award-winning author of historical fantasy and science fiction for adults and young adults. She began writing fiction full-time in 2007 after working twenty-five years in journalism and corporate communications. In October 2011, L&L Dreamspell LLC published her debut historical fantasy novel for adults, Zero Time. Her young adult contemporary fantasy novel, The Labyrinth of Time, will be released in November 2014. Her short stories are available on Kindle and Audible. T.W. fell in love with ancient American cultures while researching story ideas at the 1997 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. Since then, she’s trekked to archeological sites in the Yucatan, Peru and American Southwest. She serves on the board of the St. Louis Writers Guild, and belongs to the Missouri Writers' Guild, Broad Universe, and Historical Novel Society. She also practices remote viewing with the Applied Precognition Project and studies shamanism. T.W. currently lives near St. Louis with her artist husband and his pet fish. You can find her online at:
Jennifer L. Jacoby
  • Jennifer L. Jacoby

  • Editor
  • Jennifer L. Jacoby is a practitioner of Chinese medicine, a soul midwife and shamanic practitioner specializing in Celtic mystical techniques and practices. Her training in shamanism and Celtic mysticism includes extensive study with the Invisible Druid Order, the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids as well as with Celtic practitioners internationally. An author and award-winning poet, Jennifer’s writings explore the rhythms of life while honoring the Sacred Three. Jennifer is a Minister of the Circle of the Sacred Earth, a church of animism fostering shamanic principles and practices.