Episode 49: To Coven Or Not? With Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

What is the role of a Witch’s Coven? Who should join one? Who shouldn’t? Witch, Author, and Elder of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Ivo Dominguez, Jr. meets with us to explore the benefits of working in a Coven, as well as its challenges. We also discuss best practice for working through issues within a Coven. Courtney shares how she met her husband, Hilary shares the Magick of blackberry, and Kanani’s shares her plans to energetically restore her home post-COVID quarantine. Plus, Coven in the time of COVID: Our listener is eager to find a group to practice with. How do they find that during the pandemic? Further discussion with Ivo at our Patreon page. Audio transcript to follow.

Our Guest Today

Ivo Dominguez, Jr. has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978. He currently serves as one of the Elders of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan syncretic tradition. The form of Wicca that the Assembly practices is syncretic and draws inspiration from Astrology, Qabala, the Western Magickal Tradition and the folk religions of Europe. His techniques and insights are rooted in a synthesis of traditional metaphysical teachings, modern science, and memories from past lives. He is a part of the core group that started and manages the New Alexandrian Library project.  Ivo is the author of Keys To Perception, Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans, Casting Sacred Space, Spirit Speak: Knowing and Understanding Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Ghosts, Angels, and the Divine, Beneath the Skins, and the forthcoming The Four Elements of the Wise. In his mundane life, he has been a computer programmer, the executive director of an AIDS/HIV service organization, a bookstore owner, and many other things.

Resource List

Contact Ivo:
Assembly of the Sacred Wheel
The New Alexandrian Library
United Way of East Central Iowa
Habitat for Humanity of Los Angeles

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Episode 22: Service In Witchcraft Communities With Michael Agee

Today we are joined by Michael Agee from Ffynnon, who talks with us about creating community space for Witches, building relationship with the land, providing the framework for a Magickal experience for others, and why you can’t micromanage your Magick. We also talk about celebrating Thanksgiving in a respectful way, as well as the benefit of keeping your non-Witchy beloveds on a need-to-know-basis. Finally, Witchcraft through Coven Initiation vs. self-initiation vs. neither, and help for other communities during natural disasters. Do you have a question for your favorite Witches? Email us at thatwitchlifepodcast@gmail.com.
***Correction: We referred to the Missing Women Project. The title of this endeavor is actually called “The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Report.”***

Our Guest Today

Michael Agee has been serving the pagan community since 1986.For many years, now Ffynnon has been central to his experience of the pagan community. The mission at Ffynnon is to provide a private sanctuary where Art, Spirit and Nature meet. Ffynnon is a forested 80-acre retreat and farm located in the Nehalem River valley just south of Vernonia, Oregon.  The unusual name, Ffynnon (Welsh, pronounced FIN-un) means ‘source,’ or ‘spring.’ It is a place for returning to harmony, a place of restoration. Ffynnon connects people and community through the renewing gifts of nature, enabling members and guests to forge a deeper relationship with each other, the land, and themselves. This is the power of place. This is the power of Ffynnon. We share these core values: a profound appreciation of art in our lives, an understanding of the unifying power of spirit, and a deep and devoted love of nature. Join us as we together create a community space in the beauty of the forest where Art, Spirit, and Nature meet.

Resource List

“The Thanksgiving Tale we Tell is a Harmful Lie. As a Native American, I’ve Found A Better Way To Celebrate The Holiday.” by Sean Sherman
The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Report
Q Meb
Other Worlds of Wonder
That Witch Life Etsy Shop