Episode 94: Altar Magick With Mya Spalter

Altars! They are the center of many Witches’ practices. Mya Spalter of Enchantments, NYC discusses altar building, and the beauty, power, and creativity of altars themselves. Digressions include cloaks, Magickal mishaps, the new Fear Street series on Netflix, and Kanani’s serious interruption. Courtney opens a birthday present and discusses Magick for the upcoming Full Moon. On Patreon: Mya discusses having what we need, Magickally, and spells using materials in the house!

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Our Guest Today

Mya Spalter is a writer, editor, and lifelong New Yorker. Longtime employee at Enchantments, New York’s oldest occult shop, she writes nonfiction about witchcraft and poetry about science. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.

Resource List

Mya Spalter on Instagram (@mya.spalter)
Fear Street (Netflix)
Enchantments NYC

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Episode 93: Magickal Oils With J Allen Cross

Magickal oils make for powerful Magick, but there is a special process to them! J Allen Cross talks with us about the creation and preservation of Magickal oils. Other discussions include common mistakes in oils, the tricky nature of essential oils, and how being too worried about cultural appropriation can itself be damaging. Kanani shares living out a beloved Drew Barrymore movie, and your Witches share a BIG announcement! Longer, ad-free episode and bonus content on Patreon.

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Our Guest Today

J. Allen Cross is a practicing witch of Mexican, Native American, and European descent whose craft was shaped by his Catholic upbringing and mixed family culture. Living in his home state of Oregon, he works as a psychic medium and occult specialist for a well-known paranormal investigation team out of the Portland metro area. When he’s not investigating, he enjoys providing spells and potions to his local community, exploring haunted and abandoned places, working as a consultant for other workers and investigators, and of course writing about witchcraft. Follow him on Instagram at @oregon_wood_witch.

Resource List

“Cancelled For Renovations: More Thoughts On Closed Practices”

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Episode 92: Salt Bowl Magick With Astrea Taylor

Are you looking to purify your home, protect it, or remove negativity in a super-easy way? If so, have you ever heard of Salt Bowls in Magick? Astrea Taylor joins us to talk all about it! Plus, we explore the upcoming Dark Moon, mean people and a photo shoot in an historic heatwave. Full behind-the-scenes video of our first professional photoshoot on Patreon!

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Astrea Taylor is an eclectic pagan witch, writer, and speaker. She’s the author of Intuitive Witchcraft and Air Magic, which both came out during the pandemic. She has published in many anthologies, and she blogs on Patheos as Starlight Witch. She is also a fire dancer and a fiction author as well. Her current project is The Witch’s Guide to the Greek Gods. Visit her webpage for more information at www.AstreaTaylor.com.

Resource List

“The Cleansing Power Of Salt Bowls” (Patheos Blog)

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Episode 91: Otherworld Magick With Chris Allaun

This week, we’re exploring the Magick of the Otherworld! Chris Allaun, author of Otherworld: Ecstatic Witchcraft for the Spirits of the Land. We also discuss the evolution of Faeries, the question if Otherworld experiences are all in the imagination, and avoiding the trap of the aesthetics of Witchcraft. Digressions include Kanani ‘s Summer Solstice Sunburn, Hilary’s Phoenix horror, and outrage over a dangerous potential legal precedent involving Stormy Daniels. A listener is struggling to cultivate energy and mental images. What can they do to make effective Magick? On Patreon: Chris shares a story of ecstatic trance.

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Our Guest Today

Chris Allaun has been studying magick and witchcraft since 1992. He is an ordained pagan minister with The Fellowship of the Phoenix. He is an initiate of Traditional Witchcraft and the OTO as well as an energy healer and Death Midwife. His mission is to teach others how to reconnect to the three shamanic worlds for healing and balance. He is the author of Otherworld: Ecstatic Witchcraft for the Spirits of the
Land
and Underworld: Shamanism, Myth, and Magick.

Resource List

Stormy Justice (and Justice For Stormy), article by Thumper Forge
“Complete Book Of Witchcraft” Raymond Buckland
Faun (aka “Kanani’s Fabulous Pagan Music”)

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Episode 90: Solstice Magick With Fio Gede Parma

It’s the Solstice! Australia-based Fio Gede Parma talks about the Magick of the Solstice time, whether you are celebrating Summer Solstice up north or Winter Solstice down under. We talk about Magick as a season, not just a single day. Plus, Courtney invents a new day in the calendar, Hilary discusses thistle, and Kanani is back!!! A listener experiences severe anxiety as part of their premonitions. How can they be open to messages, but also manage their anxiety? Full conversation with Fio and ad-free episode on Patreon!

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Our Guest Today

Fio Gede Parma is a Balinese-Australian hereditary spirit-worker, diviner, and seer. They have been living in the continent of so-called Australia for most of their life. Fio is an award-winning author, has written and co-authored 6 books and has taught Witchcraft and spirit-work in 5 continents. They are an initiate of Wildwood, Reclaiming, and Anderson Feri Witchcraft. Their website is Fiogedeparma.com 

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Fio Gede Parma
“A Brigit of Ireland Devotional”
Summer Solstice Spell Kits

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Episode 89: Witch Crimes With Lucy Fitzgerald

Witch trials….a thing of the past? Not really! Lucy Fitzgerald of Wine and Crime Podcast joins us to discuss the unbelievable case of Carole of Compton who was faced accusations of Witchcraft in 1982. We also discuss being a Spooky Little Bitch, bringing levity to tough stuff, and how our show might be cursed. Hilary’s discusses sandalwood AND her trip to the hospital avoiding certain death by Crystal Singing Bowl On Patreon: More of our talk with Lucy, plus Courtney’s neighbor’s SUPER scary encounter with a SUPER infamous scary person.

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Our Guest Today

Lucy Fitzgerald is a cohost of Wine & Crime Podcast, and the show’s resident Spooky Lil Bitch. She loves all things macabre, from decomposition to dental diseases. When she’s not polishing her bone collection, she’s reading about the Black Death in her hammock or watching reality TV with her cats

Resource List

Carole Compton Case:
“Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Tale Of Modern-Day Witchcraft”
Sicilian Fires Recall Nanny’s ‘Witch’ Ordeal
The Modern Day Witch Trial Of Carole Compton: How A Scottish Nanny Was Arrested For Witchcraft

Wine and Crime Podcast
Spooky Little Bitch (Patreon)
Lucy’s Awesome Prank
Summer Solstice Spellkits
LlewellynCon 2021
Courtney’s Advanced Tarot Class

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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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