Episode 56: A Witch’s Funeral Rites With Mortellus

A special thanks to our sponsors! Please see below for special listener discounts. CONTENT WARNING: Minutes 32-43 contain a survivor story involving childhood sexual abuse, religious trauma, and suicide. Minutes 44-50 contain descriptions of mortuary practices. If you or someone you love is currently experiencing abuse or thoughts of suicide, please contact the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255, the Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860, or RAINN-the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network at 800-856-HOPE. Every mainstream religion has rites for the deceased. But what do Witches do? Mortellus, Priestix and mortician, joins us to talk about the elements of a Witch’s funeral and why it’s important to consider these things while we are living. They also share with us the journey of the deceased in the mortuary room and a new perspective on caring for the deceased. Hilary talks about Damiana, we discuss our favorite Halloween movies, and how we are celebrating a different kind of Halloween during COVID. Plus, creepy dolls creep out the masses. A South African listener is struggling to find a mentor in Witchcraft. What can they do?
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Our Guest Today

Mortellus is the High Priestex of the Coven of Leaves in Western North Carolina, a Gardnerian Coven operating an Outer Court training group who like to say that they are a bubbling cauldron of bitter esoterica slithering their way through Western North Carolina. Additionally, Mortellus is a Mortician, Author, Medium, and Necromantrix. Her book of pagan death rites and rituals for Llewellyn, Do I Have To Wear Black? is set to come out February 8th, 2021 with multiple additional book projects under contract. Currently, she resides on three acres that are hastily becoming overgrown again with her partner, adult child, two-year-old afab/amab twins, and one really, really ridiculous dog.

Resource List

Contact Mortellus: Linktree
Misha Magdelene (our interview with them)
The Temple of Witchcraft
Sisterhood of Avalon
Irish Pagan School
Sacred Mists Academy (use WITCHLIFE at check-out tand save $35!)
Blair–The Creepy Doll
The Dangerous Goddess on 11/10 (class with Courtney)
TWL Ancestor Spellkits

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