Episode 88: The Night Witches With Tracy Wilson

Who’s the baddest Witch in history? Maybe the Night Witches! Tracy Wilson of Stuff You Missed In History Class podcast joins us to discuss the soviet women fighter pilots, dubbed “The Night Witches.” Digressions include dream logic, the challenges of standard history classes, and the systemic issue of women war heroes being excluded from history and celebration due to their gender and/or race. Also, Space Witch costumes and why you may NOT want to do Magick on this New Moon. A listener is new to Witchcraft but is struggling to find their unique Magickal gifts. What should they do to find them? On Patreon: Take the poll! What herbs should Hilary plant?

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Our Guest Today

Tracy Wilson has cohosted Stuff You Missed in History Class with Holly Frey since 2013. Their podcast digs into topics that haven’t gotten enough attention in the world of history–whether they’re weird, wonderful, scary or sad. Tracy’s love of history started to grow in college, with four required humanities courses that gave her a more holistic way to approach the past and how it affects the present. Tracy spends her downtime much like she spends her time at work: reading, writing, tinkering and brooking only the most delightful nonsense

Resource List

Stuff You Missed In History Class Podcast
The Night Witches (Wikipedia)
UFO Parade

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Episode 87: Brujeria With Maria DeBlassie

This gorgeous episode has our hearts singing. Dr. Maria DeBlassie joins us to discuss Brujeria, what it is and what it is not, as well as the Magick of New Mexico and healing ancestral trauma through both Magick and fiction. Digressions include Breaking Bad and why Kanani should never watch it, the return of the screaming goat, Shadow and Bone, and what we loved and hated about Game of Thrones. Plus, Courtney’s big scare. A listener came across an old binding spell to someone who is no longer alive. What is the best way to set it, and him, free? On Patreon: How Brujeria has influenced Magickal practices among people who aren’t of a Latinix background, and what Witches who aren’t from a Brujeria background can learn from it.

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Our Guest Today

Dr. Maria DeBlassie is a native New Mexican mestiza blogger, award-winning writer, and award-winning educator living in the Land of Enchantment. She writes about everyday magic, ordinary gothic, and all things witchy. When she is not practicing brujeria, she’s teaching classes about bodice rippers, modern mystics, and things that go bump in the night. She is forever looking for magic in her life and somehow always finding more than she thought was there. Find out more about Maria and conjuring everyday magic at www.mariadeblassie.com.

Resource List

LlewellynCon 2021
American Brujeria (book) by J. Allen Cross
Moon Books
Molly Morgan
Future Human/Alien Article

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Episode 86: Crystal Magick With Kathleen Borealis

Witches love crystals, but do they really possess Magickal energy? How do they influence Magick? Geologist and Witch Kathleen Borealis gives us scientific AND spiritual insight into crystals. Digressions include geologic forces in Magick, natural disasters, the potential immediate death of the universe and why it’s a bad idea to bring those things up at a Christmas party. Hilary talks oregano, Courtney shares what she’s afraid of (other than tornadoes), Kanani reviews ‘Shadow and Bone.’ A listener wants to work with their Ancestral Magick, but Christianity took over so much of their Ancestral homeland! Is there anything that can be done? On Patreon, Kathleen shares how to ethically source crystals.

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Our Guest Today

Kathleen Borealis is the hostess of the Borealis Meditation Podcast, an earth science podcast for everyone on a spiritual path. She has a graduate degree in geology and works as a research geologist and is also a lifelong witch and self identifying pagan. Both her professional work and outreach focuses on helping people live with and understand our amazing planet. She currently lives in Southeast Asia but is from the Pacific Northwest and has also called Alaska and Hawaii home. She is passionate about bridging the gap between the spiritual and science worlds, and does outreach not only with her podcast for the past decade but also through social media. She recently also started #WitchesWearMasks to show support to the vulnerable members of the community during the pandemic. 

Resource List

Kathleen’s Website 
Kathleen’s Podcast
Kathleen on IG
Kathleen on Twitter
LlewellynCon 2021
New World Witchery Podcast
The Husky Video That Made Courtney Lose It
Cryptocurrency information:
“Why Cryptocurrency Is Bad For The Environment” (The New Yorker)
“Why Everyone From Elon Musk To Janet Yellon Is Worried About Bitcoin’s Energy Usage” (CNBC)

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Episode 85: WitchTok And Witch Tech With Chaweon Koo

Technology is Magick! From WitchTok to cryptocurrency, Chaweon Koo returns to talk tech and its relationship to Witchcraft, along with the benefits and drawbacks. Other topics include the future of community aka Metaverse, a warning against a well-known “spiritual guru,” and the ethics of putting yourself out there as a resource. Plus, Kanani and the Ominous Crow. Bonus content on Patreon.

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Our Guest Today

Chaweon Koo is a Korean-American witch. She runs the YouTube channel “Witches & Wine” where she interviews experienced occultists, and explores the intersection of pop culture, glamour, magic, and self-development on Tik Tok.

Resource List


Courtney’s New Class: Tarot In Spellwork
The Gateway (Investigation Into Teal Swan)
Clubhouse

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Episode 84: Dragon Magick With Laura Daligan

Guess what, Witches? DRAGONS!!! Laura Daligan joins us to discuss working Magick with these powerful beings and how they might appear in a person’s spiritual journey, and gives us a sneak peek of her online class! Plus, Magick for the New Moon, the (unfortunate) manifestation of Kanani’s Tarot reading, and Courtney’s big idea (YOU are invited to be part of it!). A listener is looking for some suggestions on spells for artistic inspiration and completing projects and building community and connection. Where should they look for resources for those topics? On Patreon: Laura’s stories of Glastonbury, plus more bonus content!

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Our Guest Today

Laura Daligan is an internationally renowned Mystic, Artist, Spiritual Teacher, Fire Dancer, Musician, animal lover, and advocate currently resides in Glastonbury, UK. Laura has appeared on various TV channels including BBC, ITV, C4, and MTV and has been featured in a plethora of magazines and has enjoyed writing columns for FAE magazine, Chat, The Magical Times and Spellcraft. From a wealth of magical and personal experience, she has created range of innovative and empowering courses where she teaches both online and in person. She graduated from Falmouth College of Arts with BA (Hons) Illustration, and since then, her mythic and visionary art has appeared in books, magazines, and exhibitions. As one of the original “YouTube Witches,” Laura’s popular and friendly channel has gained a global following and been growing for over a decade now. She is also writing her first series of books, based on her Magickal and spiritual path.

Resources

Laura Daligan Website
Laura Daligan’s “Dragon Awakening” Virtual Class
Laura Tempest Zakroff “Sigil Magick”
Anna Rivas “Power of the Psalms”
UFO Festival
Courtney’s New Class: Tarot for Spellwork

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Episode 83: Navigating Non-Magickal Families With Crystal Blanton

One of the toughest challenges for Witches and Magickal people is navigating families that just don’t get it. Crystal Blanton, LCSW, joins us to discuss ways we might gently lay our boundaries while still being true to ourselves as Witches, and engage in healthy conversations about our beliefs and practices. Digressions include ‘The Craft’: Original or Remake? Plus, Courtney reads Kanani’s Tarot after a disappointing experience, a VERY truthful letter “from Kanani,” and a hilarious text interruption. After a devastating loss, a listener is having powerful dreams. Could it be a visitation? Full interview on Patreon. Audio transcript to follow.

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Our Guest Today

Crystal Blanton is a Witch, author, Licensed clinical social worker, and all-around BadAss. Her work is heavily rooted in activism and social justice. She is the editor of “Shades of Faith and Shades of Ritual”  and the co-editor of “Bringing Race to the Table”. She lives in the Bay Area and her favorite Witchcraft movies is “The Craft” (the original). 

Resource List

Crystal Blanton, LCSW
Morgan Daimler

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Episode 82: Bealtaine Rites And Magick With Shane Broderick

It’s Bealtaine! It’s the official start of summer in Ireland and a Magickal time for Witches, everywhere. Irish folkorist Shane Broderick joins us to discuss the history of Bealtaine, along with the rites and Magick traditionally practiced at this time. We explore the connection with fire and bonfires, the tricky nature of Bealtaine Magick, and adapting community rituals during lockdowns. P.s., beware of the Faeries! Digressions include Hilary’s online shopping spree, Courtney’s The Fire Starter, Kanani-ween, and an incredible musician from South Africa. A listener’s Ancestral landscape has recently changed. Is there any way to keep certain undesirable Ancestors away? On Patreon: our full conversation with Shane Broderick.

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Our Guest Today

Shane is a folklorist based in Cork City. He graduated, with honours, from University College Cork in 2018 with a BA (HONS) in Irish Folklore and Celtic Civilisation. His studies, under world renowned scholars, have given him great insight into Irish culture from the earliest written histories to modern folk practice. He has carried out folklore fieldwork investigating the local fishing folklore of his hometown of Youghal. He is also an accredited national tour guide. His blog “Ireland’s Folklore and Traditions” and Facebook page of the same name cover a vast array of folklore and Irish material of historical and cultural interest. More at irishfolklore.wordpress.com. Shane also teaches online classes at the Irish Pagan School. 

Resource List

Swandy: The Throne Room (Spotify)
Swandy: The Throne Room (YouTube)
Shane’s Blog
Irish Pagan School
Michael Fortune (Wexford, Ireland)
The Faery Faith (Documentary)

Episode 81: WTF Is Wicca With Thorn Mooney

What is Wicca? Is it Witchcraft? Is it something else? Thorn Mooney joins us to discuss a brief history of Wicca and answers many common questions and misconceptions about it. Plus, Magick for the Full SUPER Moon Magick for April 26th. Thorn also “ruins some lives” with some hard truths about the 3-Fold Law and the Wiccan Rede. Other digressions include broken bones, broken nails, broken brains, and throwing a Pagan Prom. A newbie Witch is curious about the best way to connect with the right goddess for them, as well as their spirit guides. Also, what is the best way to pull together a luck jar? On Patreon: Courtney reads another selection from her Hekate book!

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Our Guest Today

Thorn Mooney is a Witch of more than twenty years and the high priestess of Foxfire, a traditional Gardnerian coven thriving in the American South. She holds a graduate degree in religious studies and is completing a second in English literature. Thorn has worked as a university lecturer, public school teacher, academic journal manager, tarot reader, writer, and musician. She maintains a longstanding YouTube channel, has been blogging about Witchcraft and the occult for more than a decade, and is a regular at Pagan festivals throughout the United States. Aside from her esoteric pursuits, Thorn is a historical fencer, a traditional archer, and a seasoned guitarist. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband and a pride of cats. Visit her and find more of her work at www.thornthewitch.com.

Resource List

Courtney’s Tarot Class
Clubhouse Event With Thorn Mooney
Etsy Spell Kits
Templefest
“Drawing Down The Moon” (book by Margot Adler)

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Episode 80: The Hoodoo Tarot With Tayannah Lee McQuillar

You know we are big-time Tarot fans around here and we are SO excited to have Tayannah Lee McQuillar with us to discuss The Hoodoo Tarot! Tayannah also shares a brief history of Hoodoo and having the courage to rock some boats. Digressions include Kanani’s daughter’s ruse, Courtney’s new song, and a quasi-review of the Good Witch movies. A listener, at the beginning of the divorce, is struggling to get the papers served. Should they try a blockbuster spell? On Patreon: the lyrics to Courtney’s song!

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Our Guest Today

Tayannah Lee McQuillar is a tarot reader and researcher of religion, esoterica, and mysticism. The author of several books and divination decks, including Astrology for Mystics, The Hoodoo Tarot and The Sibyls Oraculum, she lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Resource List

Tayannah Lee McQuillar Books, Tarot, and More
Tayannah Lee McQuillar IG
The Good Witch (Movies)
The Good Witch (Series)
Clubhouse Event With Courtney and Theresa Reed (must have an Iphone)
Courtney on TikTok!
Our new spell kits on Etsy!
Courtney’s Intermediate Tarot Class
Reel Magic Podcast

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Episode 79: Working With Faery Beings With Storm Faerywolf

Faery beings…mysterious, fascinating, and more. Could they be allies in Magick? Storm Faerywolf joins us to discuss different types of Faery beings and ways to potentially partner with them in powerful Magick. We also explore the capital “M” Mystery, the difference between the Feri Witchcraft tradition and working with the Fae, the sacred nature of being silly, and why we might take a Magickal name. Your Witches address listener concerns about jokes on our Ostara episode and explore New Moon Magick for April. A listener revisits a religion they invented as a child. They want to reconnect with the religion’s deities again, but wonders what they might actually be? On Patreon: Storm describes the Rite of the Seven Jars and the Magick of compassion, as well as some (in)famous parties!

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Our Guest Today

Storm Faerywolf is a professional author, teacher, poet, and warlock. He was trained and initiated into various streams of witchcraft, most notably the Faery tradition, where he holds the Black Wand of a Master. He is a co-founder of Black Rose, a school and style of modern folkloric witchcraft, is a regular contributor to Modern Witch, and columnist for The Wild Hunt. Author of “Betwixt & Between” and “Forbidden Mysteries of Faery Witchcraft”, he is committed to re-forging the ancient connections between humankind and the Hidden Kingdom. He makes his home in the San Francisco Bay area and travels internationally teaching the magical arts. For more, visit faerywolf.com


Resource List

Faerywolf.com
The Mystic Dream Academy
“What Dreams May Come” (Film)
“The Seth Materials” (Book series)
Daimonic Reality (Book)

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