Music, art, and song…all of these are powerful acts of Magick. Multimedia artist and opera singer RosÅ›a Crean joins us to talk about how they utilize different art forms as expressions of their Witchcraft practice. They describe living with with synesthesia, using shadow work to heal from trauma, and their dynamic Art Coven. Plus, stories from Alabama and Salem, MA, Hilary’s officiating a wedding and prepares to attend the Grammies, and Kanani reviews Supernatural. Digressions include pig faces, a disaster involving a mannequin, and near pants-peeing. On Patreon: Building boundaries, adventures with doughnuts, scary Christian movies, and a visit to the wax museum.
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Our Guest Today:
Multimedia artist RosÅ›a Crean (they/them) jokingly says they â€œcreate strange things that they like to appreciate when they are by themself, eating raw cookie dough in a dark closet,â€ but in truth, their music has been referred to as being â€œfunny…and virtuosicâ€ (Classic Concert Nova Scotia), having â€œexceptionally different, outstanding qualityâ€ (Download), and music that â€œstirs you deep, undertones of humanityâ€ (Access Contemporary Music). As a person with synesthesia, Crean occasionally creates projects that focus on their own neurological responses between sound, color, and emotional states. Their chromesthesia was a creative tool in their 2019 American Prize winning opera, “The Great God Pan,â€ based on the novella by Arthur Machen. As an artist, RosÅ›a specializes in what they call â€œliminal abstractâ€ works. Crean considers their chromesthesia as a tool that puts them in a liminal space between mind and body. Crean has done development work with MoMA, and has been a resident artist at Lakeside Inn in Lakeside, MI, Illinois State University, and Loyola University Museum of Art. RosÅ›a has been a practicing witch and healer for 25 years. They are an active Hekatean witch, occultist, ceremonial magician, and Reiki Master Teacher. Along with Isabelle Rizo, they co-facilitate the Chicago based Art Witch Coven, which gives professional artists, healers, and highly sensitive individuals a sacred space for radically conscious self expression.
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