Bonus Episode: Pandemic and Eclipse Magick with Damon Stang

June, 2020 is full of eclipses and we are delighted to welcome back Damon Stang, who is going to tell us all about them! He also shares the spirit of NYC in the midst of the pandemic and what kind of Magick the residents are brewing (whether they know it or not!). We all share our Dark and New Moon stories, and Kanani reviews “The Watcher In The Woods.” Check out the NEW merch at our Etsy store and remember to subscribe, rate, and review us on your favorite podcast platform!

Our Guest Today

Damon Stang is a scholar of comparative folk magic and the cultural significance of ritual in contemporary cultures. He is a practitioner of Traditional European Witchcraft in both the pre Christian and modern lineages. He resides in Brooklyn. Damon Stang’s work has been covered in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The New York Post, Elle Magazine, and Newsweek Magazine.

Connect with Damon:
Business phone: (347) 422-7580
Website
Instagram – @revertstar
Facebook – damon.stang

Resource List

Our previous episode with Damon (House Cleansings)
The Dark Moon Download” by Theresa Reed
“What is the Dark Moon?” By Theresa Reed
Sigil Magick with Laura Tempest Zakroff
New Moon Astrology by Jan Spiller
Nine Sacred Herbs of Odin
Greek Magickal Papyri
“We’re Here” playlist
Farmer’s Almanac re: Eclipses
The Radical Faeries
The Watcher in the Woods (film)

Bonus Episode: Final Rites With Tomás Prower

Content warning: Death, dying, and mortuary practices.
We are delighted to have Tomás Prower return to talk with us about changes in dying, death rites, and the funeral industry in light of the pandemic…along with what hasn’t changed at all. We discuss icky facts about the mortuary process and the importance of advance directives. Other topics include explaining unprecedented events to children, spirit messages in birds, Spotify coping lists, and pants wetting. Also, you’re invited to Hilary’s online birthday party! Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review us on your favorite podcast platform and be sure to check out our Etsy store!

Our Guest Today

Tomás Prower is a graduate of the University of California: Santa Barbara with degrees in Global Socioeconomics and Latin American Studies. Born and raised in Southern California, his fluency in English, French, and Spanish gave him the opportunity work for the French Government as a cultural liaison throughout South America with extended assignments in Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, and the Amazon jungle. Since then, he has been the External Relations Director for the American Red Cross, LGBT+ Programs Director for entertainment productions in Los Angeles, and a licensed mortuary professional in California and Nevada. Currently, Tomás resides in his hometown of L.A. as a writer and author of popular fiction and non-fiction works.

Resource List

Morbid Magic by Tomás Prower
Hilary’s Birthday Invite!
That Witch Life Etsy Shop
Courtney’s Super-Sad Spotify Playlist

Bonus Episode: Protection And Grounding During The Pandemic With Najah Lightfoot

Herbs, spells and stones–none of these prevent COVID-19, but Najah Lightfoot joins us to share ways to ground, center, and shield us from the heavy energy of this challenging time. We discuss the benefit of toning down our news intake, cleansing practices (especially for medical or other essential workers), television and movies we’ve been using to distract ourselves, including a widely-beloved movie that Kanani announces she hates. Hilary lists another cause to help support communities during this time. Are you a Witch who is also an artist, musician, or owns a small business? Let us know so we can promote your work!

Our Guest Today

Photo by Anthony Camera

Najah Lightfoot is an initiated member of La Source Ancienne Ounfo, a private Vodou society in New Orleans, Louisiana, a sister-priestess of the Divine Feminine, and an active member of the Denver Pagan Community. She keeps her magick strong through the practice of Kung Fu, the folk magick of Hoodoo, Pagan rituals and her belief in the Mysteries of the Universe. She finds inspiration in movies, music, and the blue skies of Colorado. Najah Lightfoot is also a regular contributing author to the Llewellyn Almanac series. Find her online at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram:@najahlightfoot.

Resource List

Our first interview with Najah (September, 2019)
“Good Juju” by Najah Lightfoot
Courtney’s Instagram
“Calming The Inner Storm Spell” by Ivo Dominguez Jr.
Florida Water (via Original Products, Bronx NY)
“Stick, Stones, Roots, and Bones” by Stephanie Rose Bird
If The Broom Fits (Tigard, OR)
Jenny Davies-Reazor (Mythic and Magical Pieces, Ceramics and Mixed-Media)
Alchemical Goddess (Handcrafted Pagan Talisman Jewelry; TWL Spells Cards!), Etsy and IG.
The Enchanted Forest (Salem, OR)
The Pride Foundation

Stuff To Watch (Or Not)

The Tiger King
Derry Girls
Monty Python and the Search For the Holy Grail
Robin Hood: Men In Tights
Unorthodox
Booty Call

Bonus Episode: Coping With Shelter-In-Place with Mat Auryn

Today, we discuss COPING. Your favorite Witches share how they are each getting through the shelter-in-place orders and the uncertainty of the moment. Special guest Mat Auryn returns to lead us in a discussion on living in the times of The Tower and the Star from the Tarot, and offers tips for meditating during this trying time. Also, will Britney Spears save us all??? Are you an artist or musician? Send us the links of where people can buy your stuff! What craft projects have you done since this whole thing began? Email us and tell us about it!

Our Guest Today

Mat Auryn is a witch, professional psychic, and occult teacher throughout the New
England. He has been drawn to the occult and metaphysical since an early age, reading
books on witchcraft at eight years old. He is an initiate of Black Rose Witchcraft, The
Cabot-Kent Hermetic Temple, and the Temple of Witchcraft. He is currently a High
Priest in the Sacred Fires Tradition of Witchcraft. Mat has had the honor and privilege of studying under Christopher Penczak, Laurie Cabot, Devin Hunter, Storm Faerywolf, Chas Bogan, Jason Miller, and other prominent witchcraft teachers and elders. He runs the blog For Puck’s Sake on Patheos Pagan and writes the column “Extra Sensory Witchcraft” in Witches & Pagans Magazine. He has been featured in various magazines, radio shows, podcasts, books and other periodicals such as Witch Way Magazine, DisInfo, and The Wild Hunt. To find out more about him and his work visit, www.MatAuryn.com.

Resource List

Metaphysical Stores taking online and/or phone orders:
The Raven’s Wing Magical Co.
Q Meb
The Mystic Dream

Witchkin Artists, Artisans, and Online Shops
Gaia’s Workshop Drums (drums and other sacred art)
Smashing Ivory Production (music and fantasy photography)
Swandy (music: alt-electronic trio)
Witches Resistance (candles, herbal concoctions, Witchcraft and Resistance paraphernalia)
Transcendence Artes (spiritual and metaphysical artisan pieces)

Other Resources
Episode 12: Psychic Powers in Witchcraft with Mat Auryn
Episode 30 Spring Equinox and Money Magick with Queen Mother Imakhu
The Science Witch Podcast
When God Was Queer Podcast
The Botan Tarot
Immunity Booster Sigil by Laura Tempest Zakroff
The Mystic Dream Academy
Byron Ballard
Oregon Community Recovery Fund
Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Witchcraft Under Quarantine (Bonus Episode)

We’re social distancing! What is a Witch to do during quarantine? We’ve got a whole list of online courses, books, and other resources to keep you company while you hide out at home. Digressions include 90’s true crime, Hilary’s not-quite-panic-buying Magick supplies, Kanani being forced to home-school, and the time Courtney auditioned for reality tv.
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Resource List

Online Witchcraft Resources:
Irish Language Classes on Future Learn
Benebell Wen: Introduction to Taoist Occultism (YouTube Series)
Reflections Mystery School
Sacred Mists Wiccan College
The Irish Pagan School
Queen Auset-Heru: Romance and Relationships
Gede Parma
The House Of Twigs (Erika Fortner)
Fantasia Crystals
Magic in the Middle Ages via University of Barcelona
Mindoasis.org

Podcasts:
Southern Fried Witch
New World Witchery
Fat Feminist Witch
Modern Witch
Hoof and Horn
The Blackthorn Grove
Toasted Sister
How To Survive The End Of The World
You’re Wrong About

Books:
Tarot Wisdom
Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart
Starbright: Meditations for Children
Sitting Still Like A Frog: Mindfulness Exercises For Children
Teaching Your Children Meditation
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles
Powellsbooks.com

Music:
Soriah
Duality–Dead Can Dance
Cellista

How is the Coronavirus affecting you? Let us know how you’re weathering things!