Episode 84: Dragon Magick With Laura Daligan

Guess what, Witches? DRAGONS!!! Laura Daligan joins us to discuss working Magick with these powerful beings and how they might appear in a person’s spiritual journey, and gives us a sneak peek of her online class! Plus, Magick for the New Moon, the (unfortunate) manifestation of Kanani’s Tarot reading, and Courtney’s big idea (YOU are invited to be part of it!). A listener is looking for some suggestions on spells for artistic inspiration and completing projects and building community and connection. Where should they look for resources for those topics? On Patreon: Laura’s stories of Glastonbury, plus more bonus content!

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Our Guest Today

Laura Daligan is an internationally renowned Mystic, Artist, Spiritual Teacher, Fire Dancer, Musician, animal lover, and advocate currently resides in Glastonbury, UK. Laura has appeared on various TV channels including BBC, ITV, C4, and MTV and has been featured in a plethora of magazines and has enjoyed writing columns for FAE magazine, Chat, The Magical Times and Spellcraft. From a wealth of magical and personal experience, she has created range of innovative and empowering courses where she teaches both online and in person. She graduated from Falmouth College of Arts with BA (Hons) Illustration, and since then, her mythic and visionary art has appeared in books, magazines, and exhibitions. As one of the original “YouTube Witches,” Laura’s popular and friendly channel has gained a global following and been growing for over a decade now. She is also writing her first series of books, based on her Magickal and spiritual path.

Resources

Laura Daligan Website
Laura Daligan’s “Dragon Awakening” Virtual Class
Laura Tempest Zakroff “Sigil Magick”
Anna Rivas “Power of the Psalms”
UFO Festival
Courtney’s New Class: Tarot for Spellwork

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Episode 83: Navigating Non-Magickal Families With Crystal Blanton

One of the toughest challenges for Witches and Magickal people is navigating families that just don’t get it. Crystal Blanton, LCSW, joins us to discuss ways we might gently lay our boundaries while still being true to ourselves as Witches, and engage in healthy conversations about our beliefs and practices. Digressions include ‘The Craft’: Original or Remake? Plus, Courtney reads Kanani’s Tarot after a disappointing experience, a VERY truthful letter “from Kanani,” and a hilarious text interruption. After a devastating loss, a listener is having powerful dreams. Could it be a visitation? Full interview on Patreon. Audio transcript to follow.

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Our Guest Today

Crystal Blanton is a Witch, author, Licensed clinical social worker, and all-around BadAss. Her work is heavily rooted in activism and social justice. She is the editor of “Shades of Faith and Shades of Ritual”  and the co-editor of “Bringing Race to the Table”. She lives in the Bay Area and her favorite Witchcraft movies is “The Craft” (the original). 

Resource List

Crystal Blanton, LCSW
Morgan Daimler

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Episode 82: Bealtaine Rites And Magick With Shane Broderick

It’s Bealtaine! It’s the official start of summer in Ireland and a Magickal time for Witches, everywhere. Irish folkorist Shane Broderick joins us to discuss the history of Bealtaine, along with the rites and Magick traditionally practiced at this time. We explore the connection with fire and bonfires, the tricky nature of Bealtaine Magick, and adapting community rituals during lockdowns. P.s., beware of the Faeries! Digressions include Hilary’s online shopping spree, Courtney’s The Fire Starter, Kanani-ween, and an incredible musician from South Africa. A listener’s Ancestral landscape has recently changed. Is there any way to keep certain undesirable Ancestors away? On Patreon: our full conversation with Shane Broderick.

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Our Guest Today

Shane is a folklorist based in Cork City. He graduated, with honours, from University College Cork in 2018 with a BA (HONS) in Irish Folklore and Celtic Civilisation. His studies, under world renowned scholars, have given him great insight into Irish culture from the earliest written histories to modern folk practice. He has carried out folklore fieldwork investigating the local fishing folklore of his hometown of Youghal. He is also an accredited national tour guide. His blog “Ireland’s Folklore and Traditions” and Facebook page of the same name cover a vast array of folklore and Irish material of historical and cultural interest. More at irishfolklore.wordpress.com. Shane also teaches online classes at the Irish Pagan School. 

Resource List

Swandy: The Throne Room (Spotify)
Swandy: The Throne Room (YouTube)
Shane’s Blog
Irish Pagan School
Michael Fortune (Wexford, Ireland)
The Faery Faith (Documentary)

Episode 81: WTF Is Wicca With Thorn Mooney

What is Wicca? Is it Witchcraft? Is it something else? Thorn Mooney joins us to discuss a brief history of Wicca and answers many common questions and misconceptions about it. Plus, Magick for the Full SUPER Moon Magick for April 26th. Thorn also “ruins some lives” with some hard truths about the 3-Fold Law and the Wiccan Rede. Other digressions include broken bones, broken nails, broken brains, and throwing a Pagan Prom. A newbie Witch is curious about the best way to connect with the right goddess for them, as well as their spirit guides. Also, what is the best way to pull together a luck jar? On Patreon: Courtney reads another selection from her Hekate book!

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Our Guest Today

Thorn Mooney is a Witch of more than twenty years and the high priestess of Foxfire, a traditional Gardnerian coven thriving in the American South. She holds a graduate degree in religious studies and is completing a second in English literature. Thorn has worked as a university lecturer, public school teacher, academic journal manager, tarot reader, writer, and musician. She maintains a longstanding YouTube channel, has been blogging about Witchcraft and the occult for more than a decade, and is a regular at Pagan festivals throughout the United States. Aside from her esoteric pursuits, Thorn is a historical fencer, a traditional archer, and a seasoned guitarist. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband and a pride of cats. Visit her and find more of her work at www.thornthewitch.com.

Resource List

Courtney’s Tarot Class
Clubhouse Event With Thorn Mooney
Etsy Spell Kits
Templefest
“Drawing Down The Moon” (book by Margot Adler)

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Episode 80: The Hoodoo Tarot With Tayannah Lee McQuillar

You know we are big-time Tarot fans around here and we are SO excited to have Tayannah Lee McQuillar with us to discuss The Hoodoo Tarot! Tayannah also shares a brief history of Hoodoo and having the courage to rock some boats. Digressions include Kanani’s daughter’s ruse, Courtney’s new song, and a quasi-review of the Good Witch movies. A listener, at the beginning of the divorce, is struggling to get the papers served. Should they try a blockbuster spell? On Patreon: the lyrics to Courtney’s song!

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Our Guest Today

Tayannah Lee McQuillar is a tarot reader and researcher of religion, esoterica, and mysticism. The author of several books and divination decks, including Astrology for Mystics, The Hoodoo Tarot and The Sibyls Oraculum, she lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Resource List

Tayannah Lee McQuillar Books, Tarot, and More
Tayannah Lee McQuillar IG
The Good Witch (Movies)
The Good Witch (Series)
Clubhouse Event With Courtney and Theresa Reed (must have an Iphone)
Courtney on TikTok!
Our new spell kits on Etsy!
Courtney’s Intermediate Tarot Class
Reel Magic Podcast

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Episode 79: Working With Faery Beings With Storm Faerywolf

Faery beings…mysterious, fascinating, and more. Could they be allies in Magick? Storm Faerywolf joins us to discuss different types of Faery beings and ways to potentially partner with them in powerful Magick. We also explore the capital “M” Mystery, the difference between the Feri Witchcraft tradition and working with the Fae, the sacred nature of being silly, and why we might take a Magickal name. Your Witches address listener concerns about jokes on our Ostara episode and explore New Moon Magick for April. A listener revisits a religion they invented as a child. They want to reconnect with the religion’s deities again, but wonders what they might actually be? On Patreon: Storm describes the Rite of the Seven Jars and the Magick of compassion, as well as some (in)famous parties!

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Our Guest Today

Storm Faerywolf is a professional author, teacher, poet, and warlock. He was trained and initiated into various streams of witchcraft, most notably the Faery tradition, where he holds the Black Wand of a Master. He is a co-founder of Black Rose, a school and style of modern folkloric witchcraft, is a regular contributor to Modern Witch, and columnist for The Wild Hunt. Author of “Betwixt & Between” and “Forbidden Mysteries of Faery Witchcraft”, he is committed to re-forging the ancient connections between humankind and the Hidden Kingdom. He makes his home in the San Francisco Bay area and travels internationally teaching the magical arts. For more, visit faerywolf.com


Resource List

Faerywolf.com
The Mystic Dream Academy
“What Dreams May Come” (Film)
“The Seth Materials” (Book series)
Daimonic Reality (Book)

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Episode 78: Bonding With Plant Spirits With Via Hedera

As we get deeper into spring, we’re getting out in the dirt! Via Hedera joins us to talk about bonding with plant spirits and using them in Magick. We discuss what different types of plants are best for different types of Magick and most importantly…what Magickal plant would Ryan Gosling be? What plant to NOT use in Magick, ever. Kanani shares her favorite song and does NOT review a movie. Courtney skips Ostara all together. A listener did a honey-jar spell for a promotion and they didn’t get it. Did the spell not work? On Patreon: The Magickal act of caring for the Earth, Antarctic adventures, and one mysterious tomato.

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Our Guest Today

Via Hedera is a California-born, Pacific Northwest-based sculptor, folklore enthusiast, writer and occult practitioner operating a blog dedicated to folkloric witchcraft in the Americas, modern animism and sacred art.  Growing up in a multicultural and spiritually diverse community, she dedicates her time to the study of traditional witchcraft practices, ancestor veneration, and all things magical.  Her newest book, Folkloric Witchcraft and the Multicultural Experience: A Crucible at the Crossroads is one witch’s love letter to the presence of animism and magic in the Americas and details not only her personal relationship to folkmagic, but her love of shared magical experiences between diverse peoples

Resource List

Via Hedera Website
Via Hedera IG
“The White Van Story”
New World Witchery

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Episode 77: Spring Equinox, Ostara, And Renewal With Miss Remy

Miss Remy is back to talk about the Spring Equinox and Ostara rites! We also explore the changes we’ve all undergone since the pandemic began, as well as the Possibility of Possibilities. What will the world be like when we can all be out and about again? What does Spring have to do with it? Kanani shares her favorite Ostara story, Hilary shares a meme, and Courtney falls apart. A listener discovered they are a descendant of James VI–the “Witch-Hunter King.” How can they work with these problematic ancestors? On Patreon: Kanani shares her other favorite Ostara story.

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Our Guest Today

Miss Remy is a Peer Wellness Specialist, an Oracle and Priestess of the Goddess Selene, Psychic Medium, a Reiki Master/Teacher, Healer and Eclectic Witch. Her honest give-it-to-me-straight attitude, vast and varied knowledge, compassion and sense of humor make her an asset for our store, our customers and our community. Remy is originally from Oakland CA, however she has lived in Portland for the past 10 years. An active member of the greater Portland Pagan community for 9 years; she is a member of Other World of Wonders, she ran the kitchen at the NW Fall Equinox Festival six years in a row, and is a well-known and seasoned community ritualist. Miss Remy has been studying and practicing magick for more than half her lifetime. She is a Tantric Priestess and a Root-Working, eclectic Bruja and Kitchen Witch. She has a great and deep knowledge of many forms of magick and healing that she uses to help and assist people in need. Miss Remy has a firm belief that “we create our reality with the stories we tell and believe.” And that we can cultivate our beliefs and stories to create the life we dream of; and she tries to help people recognize their beliefs, to create better happier ones. Miss Remy is an empath, psychic medium, intuitive tarot and oracle reader and a trance possession Oracle, channeling her patroness Selene. She uses her intuition and gift of empathy to help customers get their needs and questions met. Miss Remy has profound Empathic and Claircognizant gifts; she has been using professionally as a Psychic, Reader, Reiki Master and Lunar Oracular Priestess for 12 years. Using her gifts to counsel, advise and assist clients as Great Spirit directs. Miss Remy uses a combination of tarot & oracle cards, empathy, Reiki and psychic intuition to provide deep and meaningful readings and healings with her clients.

Resource List

Our First Interview With Remy
Other Worlds Of Wonder (OWOW)
The Raven’s Wing

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Episode 76: Hexes And Curses With Dakota St. Clare

Curse and hexes…sometimes, they come in handy. Dakota St. Clare discusses why someone might want to hex or curse and how to do it, including their famous hex on Brett Kavanaugh. Digressions include celebrity death match (“Crawford v Davis”) why “A Star Is Born” is a terrible movie and why Kanani loves spoilers. Plus, Wandavision finale recap, Courtney meets her nemesis, and the loudest dog snore in podcasting history. On Patreon: Dakota reads their poem “Hymn to the War Torn Body.”

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Our Guest Today

Dakota St. Clare is one of Brooklyn’s premier witches, diviners and spiritual workers. They are a reader, educator and co-owner at Catland Books in Brooklyn, NY & the founder of St. Lucy Apothecary. They have enjoyed international recognition for events like Hex Trump & Hex Brett Kavanaugh, and their work has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Huffington Post, VICE, Broadly, Buzzfeed, TIME, Newsweek and MTV.

Resource List

Courtney’s Virtual Class “Working With Deities”
Catland Books Website
Catland IG
Stories from attendees of the Brett Kavanaugh Hex
When God Was Queer (Podcast)

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Episode 75: Investigating The Paranormal With Stormy Daniels

Ghosts, hauntings, and mediumship drive SO many people to Witchcraft! We are joined by the amazing Stormy Daniels who shares her journey of communicating with, and healing the dead AND the living! Stormy talks all about her new show, Spooky Babes, and we explore some of her most horrifying and awe-inspiring moments in investigating the paranormal. Plus, meet Susan The Haunted Doll! Digressions include sexism in the paranormal community and humiliating parenting moments. A listener’s ex has converted to Catholicism and now their child is giving up something for Lent. What should they do? On Patreon: Full interview with Stormy Daniels.

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Our Guest Today

Stormy Daniels, already well known as an adult film star, director, author, stand up comedian and for famously standing up to the president, has always had one foot in the paranormal. Although she has had unexplainable experiences dating back to her childhood, it wasn’t until she moved into a very haunted house in New Orleans in early 2019 that things really took off. These personal experiences and the devastating effect it had on her and her loved ones, inspired her to embark on a new adventure to discover the truth. In early 2020, she had an intense experience at a location which resulted in the floodgates of supernatural being opened and unlocking skills that she didn’t even know she had. With each investigation and passing day, Stormy’s gifts of mediumship and healing become stronger and are constantly being validated by both recorded evidence and some of the most respected individuals in the paranormal field.

Resource List

Stormy Daniels: Linktr.ee, Twitter and IG
Spooky Babes Show
Susan The Haunted Doll IG

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