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.”

Anyone can be the target of a psychic attack, whether it’s an intentional curse or an incidental crossing. Pre-order Uncrossing by Katrina Rasbold today at Llewellyn.com

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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Episode 74: “The Witch-Hunter King” With Dana Schwartz

For better or worse, Witches LOVE royals (for some reason). Dana Schwartz of the popular Noble Blood Podcast joins us to discuss James VI, the king who started a Witch hunt because of a travel delay during his honeymoon, and how it may have influenced MacBeth, another Witch fav! We also discuss the captivation of royals’ stories and the evolution of Witch hunts. Digressions include Dolly Parton, Elvira, Tori Amos and Kanani’s (sort of) review of Wandavision. A listener may have experience an apparition of Hekate. How can they know if what they experienced was real? Extended, ad-free episode on Patreon.
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Our Guest Today

Dana Schwartz is the creator and host of the number one-charting podcast Noble Blood from iHeartRadio, which tells the stories of fascinating royals from history. She’s the author of three books, and the fourth is coming out next year. She’s written for the Marvel series She-Hulk and an upcoming Disney+ project.

Resource List

Noble Blood Podcast
Dana Schwartz on IG
Dana Schwartz on Twitter
Courtney’s Working With Deities Class (Virtual)
TWL Spell Kits (Etsy)
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Episode 73: “Thorn Trees” With Valerie Mich’El Oliver, Bernadette Montana, and Jacob Larch

A new show about Witches??? We are joined by three members of the production team of Thorn Trees, an independently produced series about a grieving witch who recruits a repentant witch-hunter in Elizabethan England to help save her family from a corrupt Bishop intent on murder. The team chats with us about the journey to creating this piece, the challenge of indie production, and the desire to tell a different story. Digressions include birth stones, ash and doughnut theft, and head-biting. A listener has heard “that time of the month” is the best for Magick…but what if they feel like crap at “that time”? On Patreon: Extended, ad-free episode plus deep-dive with the creators. 

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Our Guests Today:

We are joined today by three members of the “Thorn Trees” production team: creator and producer Valerie Mich’El Oliver, producer Bernadette Montana, and creator, screenwriter, and producer Jacob Larch. “Thorn Trees” is an independently produced series about a grieving witch who recruits a repentant witch-hunter in Elizabethan England to help save her family from a corrupt Bishop intent on murder. The team decided to indie-produce themselves after pitching and discovering that the entertainment industry is attached to a tradition of witch-based stories being either horror or fantasy, that perpetuates stereotypes that are disrespectful and maintain prejudice–that very often includes metaphysical practitioners and other lightworkers as recipients. They were committed to not going down that path. One of their producers is a Wiccan High Priestess & pipe carrier. Another is a healing artist, pipe carrier, and is a Christian ordained minister. The team practices many faiths and walks different spiritual paths –respectful of each other, committed to telling a realistic story about a Pagan family led by a strong, female protagonist.

“Thorn Trees” Trailer

Resource List

The Pursuit Studio
“Thorn Trees” Facebook Group

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Episode 72: Baking Magick With Helena Garcia

Baking is Magick! Helena Garcia of “The Great British Baking Show” joins us to discuss the Witchtacular things she made as a contestant on the popular series, how to infuse Magick into baking, and her amazing new cookbook, The Wicked Baker. We also dive into the whimsical side of spooky and a hilarious misunderstanding of a FAERY Garden. Digressions include Hilary’s incredible manifestation and “Wandavision” (!!!). On Patreon: More baking tips with Helena, plus her experience in filming “What We Do In The Shadows”. A listener wants to start working with a crystal ball, but the internet says it will open a portal to evil. Is that true???
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Our Guest Today

Helena Garcia was one of the 2019 contestants in The Great British Bakeoff and won the hearts of the nation with her eccentric style, spooky approach and fun-loving personality. Obsessed with anything witchy, Helena has written a book for crafty witches covering a bit of history of witchcraft in Britain, a guide to magical plants and plenty of craft projects and recipes to help you live like every day is Halloween. Her second book, The Wicked Baker is out now.

Resource List

Helena Garcia Website
Helena Garcia IG
The Great British Baking Show (on Netflix)
“The Wicked Baker” by Helena Garcia
Coney Island Mermaid Parade

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Episode 71: Love Magick With Gabriela Herstik

It’s our annual love Magick episode! Witch and author Gabriela Herstik joins us to talk about love spell successes (and less-than successes). We also discuss the journaling, sex Magick, and shadow work, and getting over the fear of performing love spells. Other topics include Magick for the upcoming New Moon, teenager antics, and better uses for bras. A listener who is asexual is struggling to cast an effective love spell. Is there something they should do differently to bring the right romance to themselves? Bonus content on Patreon. Follow us on Instagram, join the #thatwitchlove challenge, and possibly win a screaming goat!

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Our Guest Today

Gabriela Herstik is a witch, fashion alchemist, and author living in Los Angeles. She is the author of Inner Witch: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft; Bewitching the Elements: A Guide to Empowering Yourself through Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit; and most recently Embody Your Magick: A Guided Journal for the Modern Witch. She has written for publications such as Vogue International, NYLON, Dazed Beauty, Glamour, and more on the intersection of witchcraft, glamour, and sexuality and she fronts the High Priestess Column on High Times Magazine. She is a devotee of the Goddess of Love and believes magick is for everyone.

Resource List

Gabriela Herstik Website
A Witch’s Guide To Faery Folk
Rondo’s
@gabyherstik
Tarot Class with Courtney
TWL Spell Kits and Stickers on Etsy

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Episode 70: Imbolc And Brigid Magick With Orlagh Minxie Costello

Giving thanks to our wonderful sponsors! See below for listener specials! It may feel like winter, but could we be seeing the start of Spring? Orlagh Minxie Costello joins us from Ireland to discuss the holiday of Imbolc and the Goddess Brigid. We also explore Pagan Catholicism, manifestations of Brigid, and celebrating Imbolc today, even if you’re not in Ireland! Plus, Hilary’s hunt for a haunted house, our favorite fake documentaries, and Kanani reviews “Wandavision” and “A Discovery of Witches” A listener is having trouble with her husband’s ex. What can she do, magickally, to keep this person away?
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Our Guest Today

Orlagh Minxie Costello currently describes herself as a Pagan Catholic who works mostly with Brigid, in any form she chooses to present herself, within the Irish pantheon, but sure as we all know, the rest of the family invite themselves over from time to time. Orlagh runs a group on Facebook called Brigid’s Forge, where Brigid in any of her guises is discussed. Orlagh writes a blog, also called Brigid’s Forge, dedicated to Brigid, daily practice, devotions, reviews and anything else she fancies writing about.  Orlagh is involved in women’s circles in various ways and practices energy work for fun. By day, she masquerades as an engineer.

Resource List

Arcane Botanica
Centaur Astrology
Irish Pagan School
*Fake* Mermaid Documentary: “Mermaid Documentation The Bodies Found”
Courtney’s Virtual Tarot 101 Classes
TWL Spell Kits
Wandavision
A Discovery of Witches

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Episode 69: Magick In Art With Amy Cesari

We are thankful for our generous sponsors! Please see below for listener specials! It’s called WitchCRAFT for a reason! Amy Cesari joins us to discuss how to use art or creativity in Magick. We explore the role of simplicity in Magick, and how emotion and divinity can be expressed through art. Plus, Magick the Wolf Moon, the reviewer who JUST DOESN’T CARE and the drama of a sock (and maybe a shovel….). A listener is looking for a Witch store. Also, can they buy Tarot cards off of Amazon?

Be your best, sparkliest version of yourself in 2021 with some custom tattoo work, killer jewelry, or a new piercing at the woman-owned Adorn Body Art, with three locations to serve you in the Portland, OR area…or shop online at adornbodyart.com. Tell them you heard their ad on That Witch Life!
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Our Guest Today

Amy is an author and illustrator who enjoys animated musicals. Not only does she own every Nintendo game console ever made, she’s earned several fancy diplomas and enjoys continued studies in various magical practices. Amy is the kind of witch who jumps out of bed early to greet the sun, and follows her spirit on all sorts of wild adventures. Her typical work day begins with a powerful ritual, reciting along with the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). She has independently published a series of popular coloring books on modern witchcraft, Coloring Book of Shadows, which you can discover at coloringbookofshadows.com.

Resource List

Hekate Class
Tarot classes
Etsy spell kits
Soul (film)
Sunset

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