A special thanks to our sponsors! See below for listener specials. Wow! We’re celebrating two years of doing this podcast! In this SUPREME-sized episode, we are bringing back three people who have specifically shaped our path: Najah Lightfoot, David Shi, and Annwyn Avalon. The witches reflect on the events at the Capitol and revel in our favorite memories from the podcast, including how we started it. Courtney has an epic rant. A 16 year old listener feels pulled to Witchcraft but doesn’t know where to start…also, how do they tell their dad???
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Our Guests Today
Najah Lightfoot is the multi-award-winning author of “Good Juju ~ Mojos, Rites & Practices for the Magical Soul.” She is the Gold Medal winner of the 2020 COVR Awards, in the category of Wicca, Witchcraft and Magick, and a winner of the 2019 NYC Big Book Award. She is a fellow of the Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle, sponsored by Auburn Seminary. Najah practices magick, loves rituals, and writing about ways to help others develop powerful spiritual, magickal, practices. Najah resides in Denver, CO, where the blue skies and the power of the Rocky Mountains uplift and fills her soul. She is also an initiated member of a New Orleans Vodou society and a regular contributing author to the Llewellyn Almanac series. Her articles regularly appear in Llewellyn’s Magical Almanac, Witches’ Companion, Witches’ Datebook, and Spell-A-Day Series. Najah is a frequent guest on podcasts, as well as an in-demand speaker for conferences, classes and events, and her magickal, beloved, staff is now on display at the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft, located in Cleveland, OH. Najah on Instagram: @najahlightfoot
David Shi is a spiritual worker and folk magic practitioner of Manchurian descent. Raised in a household that incorporated both Southeast Siberian and North Chinese practices, David has dedicated his spare time to the study of the spiritual traditions of his ancestors and of greater Eurasia. Recognized as a sagaasha/ongodtengertei, a future shaman prior to initiation, among both Mongolian and Korean shamans, Davidâ€™s practices are deeply rooted in spirit work in which ancestral and land spirits are called to empower all workings. David is the author of the book â€œNorth Asian Magic: Spellcraft from Manchuria, Mongolia, and Siberia,â€ conducted workshops across the country including Catland Books, the Hoodoo Heritage Festival (sponsored by the Lucky Mojo Curio Company), and â€œOn Sacred Groundâ€ by Khi Armand. David also teaches the Korean traditional drumming art of Poongmul-nori.
Annwyn Avalon is a Water Witch, Water Priestess, and the founder of Triskele Rose Witchcraft, an Avalonian witchcraft tradition. She has devoted her life to the study of art, witchcraft, and magic. She is an initiated Witch and Priestess, Reiki Master Teacher, award-winning Dancer, published author and has a BFA in sculpture, BA in Anthropology with emphasis on plant and human interactions and has received an apprentice certificate in Herbalism. She writes for the Magical Times Magazine in the UK and has contributed to other published works such as The New Aradia a Witches handbook for resistance. She is the author of Water Witchcraft: Magic and Lore from the Celtic Tradition and The Way of the Water Priestess: Entering the World of Water Magic. Visit her at www.WaterWitchcraft.com, www.WaterPriestess.com and www.TriskeleRose.com
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