Episode 55: Día de Los Muertos With Monica Divane, Plus Halloween and Samhain Rites

A special thank you to our sponsors! Please see links below for special offers for TWL listeners. It’s the time of the Ancestors and honoring the Dead! Bruja Monica Divane joins us to talk about Día de Los Muertos and ways to honor Ancestral traditions both for oneself and with children. We discuss food offerings (as well as properly disposing of these offerings), connecting with one’s cultural ancestry, and learning from other cultures in a respectful way. Courtney shares Magick for the Blue Moon on Halloween and Samhain, Hilary talks ginger, and Kanani talks pizza and wine. Plus, updates on Walter The Foster Pig! A listener is pregnant, but after several losses, is scared and wants to cultivate calm. What Magick can they do to ease their anxiety?
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Our Guest Today

Monica Divane is an Queer Indigenous Latinx Bruja and a homeschooling mom of 2. Her Mayan & Taino roots play a big part in her craft. She has been married for 16 years and is currently living in Central Florida. She’s a Mer Witch & a Hearth Witch- her home is her sacred space, and she loves to bake vegan food for her friends and family. You will usually find her crafting something new, raising monarchs, gardening, reading, dancing, hiking, hanging out in the beach or springs, and at Disney. Monica works for Veggie Mijas which is a WOC/NBPOC Collective that focuses on veganism, decolonization, and environmental justice and also as an Auror & part of the Cheer Squad in Potterhead Running Club. She’s a geek and an activist and is teaching her boys to do so much good in this world.

Resource List

Connect with Monica:
Facebook
Instagram (@the_mer_witch)
Q Medb
Blue Moon–Halloween, 2020
Interview with Queen Mother Imahku
Interview with Jake Richards
“The Dangerous Goddess” (Class with Courtney)
“Samhain in Ireland” at the Irish Pagan School with Lora O’Brien
TWL Ancestor Spell Kit
Coco (selections from film)
The Book of Life

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