Episode 50: The Goddess Persephone With Robin Corak

For Magickal supplies made by and for Witches, supporting causes that matter, visit witchesresistance.com and enter code thatwitchlife at checkout to receive a 10% discount between now and 10/31/20! Thank you to The Witches Resistance for being an episode sponsor! Your hosts are safe from forest fires, but deep in smoke and evacuations. What a perfect time to talk about the Queen of the Underworld! Author Robin Corak talks with us about the goddess Persephone, getting in touch with personal power, and healing through Shadow work. A listener has multiple deities knocking at their door. Can they work with all of them or do they have to choose? Your hosts discuss what Magickal tools they would save if they only had minutes to escape a fire. Hilary discusses nettles in spellwork, Kanani reviews TWO movies and how she may found a new Magickal path. Join us on Patreon for a Persephone meditation led by Robin. Audio transcript to follow.

Our Guest Today

Robin Corak is the author of the Moon Books Pagan Portals title, Persephone: Practicing the Art of Personal Power. Robin has presented locally and at national conferences including Paganicon (2019), Pantheacon (2018), and the SOA Ninefold Festival (2019). A long time member of the Sisterhood of Avalon where she currently serves as the Board Secretary, Robin has also had her writing published in multiple anthologies and currently writes a blog for Agora Patheos entitled “Phoenix Rising”. In addition to having a passion for goddesses and myths, she has several years of experience with modalities such as Reiki, coaching, and tarot reading. Passionate about helping others achieve their full potential, she is also the CEO of a large, non-profit social services organization in Washington state. Robin is currently working on her next book about the goddess Demeter.

Resource List

Contact Robin:
Persephone: Practicing the Art of Personal Power
Robin’s website: www.phoenixawenrising.com
Robin’s blog: Agora Patheos “Phoenix Rising”

Ninefold Festival
Sisterhood of Avalon
Return to Oz (film)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
United Way of East Central Iowa
Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles

Oregon relief:
The Witches-PDX
PDX Ewoks
Outside-In
Esther’s Pantry

Notes from David Shi re: COVID Protection:

Hi all, This is David Shi.  I just listened to the latest podcast episode, and I heard the listener’s question about having to go back to teach an in-person class in an area with a covid surge.  I do feel compelled to share this one ceremony format that perhaps could be adapted for her situation (provided that the listener has access to nature/land).. this was used by multiple Mongolian Darkhad elder shamans back in April.. If you are able to pass this along to the listener, you are welcome to do so. Collect a pine branch (or any evergreen needle branch) with multiple smaller branches/twigs with needles coming off of it.  Write the names of herself and anyone she wishes to protect, and write them on small white strips of cloth (paper may work as well).  Tie these cloth strips onto the smaller branches coming off the larger branch.  Finish prepping the space spiritually. While holding and shaking the branch in both hands, call out to the ancestors, spirits, and gods that the person works with.  Sing if compelled.  Express deep emotional prayers while shaking the branch.  Pray for protection, as well as the strength to overcome covid-related obstacles.  If compelled, the names of the people that need protection can be said, along with their birth year and any significant astrological signs (we use the Asian astrological animals).  This process can/should take as long as it needs to.  Typically, this is when Mongolian shamans enter into a trance possession by their ancestral spirits, and the spirit through the body of the shaman directly charges the branch.  The pine branch, being an evergreen, is an expression of eternity/health and acts as both a vehicle for the working as well as a powerful offering to the spirits.  At some point, dip the base of the branch into a bowl of milk (just dip, no need to dunk), and let the milk drip off the branch while praying.  When done praying, plant the base of the branch into the ground.  If the person has an object they would like to charge for protection, have that object available as well, shake the branch over the object, and use this opportunity to charge the branch and the object with the same intention. If there are other people present, have them scatter milk and grain (typically rice or barley, but any should work) offerings upwards towards the sky (in all directions) and towards the ground (in all directions).  Leave some offerings addressing the ancestors and gods as well.  If nobody else is present, do these after the prayers, leave whatever grain remains at the base of the branch.  Milk is symbolic of life (first food that most animals take in from their mothers when born, also symbolic of motherly care), and grains are symbolic of eternity (as a handful contains many pieces of grain).  Traditionally, a cooked sheep is offered as well but that doesn’t have to be necessary for a western person (cooked food may be appropriate).  It is okay to eat some of the cooked food offerings, as these are considered to be food blessed by the spirits during the ceremony. My Darkhad shaman friends’ elders performed these at a spirit house of past shamans.  I would be mindful of where this is performed (and the pine branch planted).  Perhaps an area where the person commonly does spiritual work or leave offerings, and is typically undisturbed with little/no traffic.  When we did this, flocks of birds arrived and perched at the trees above us, letting us know that the spirits came and heard us. Anyways, just wanted to share this as I believe this would be very useful for that listener. Best, David

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Episode 47: Music Magick With Jenna Greene

What is music without Magick…or Magick without music? Emmy-nominated musician and Witch Jenna Greene brings us *NEW* music from her forthcoming album and talks with us about how everyone has a gift to bring to heal this world. We also discuss channeling power into our Magick through music and working with the Shadow. Courtney talks about what to do when your dog eats your Magickal supplies and Kanani reviews “Ever After” (with Soleil!). A listener is in a nasty custody battle over a small child and a psychic reader says it’s due to a curse on the family. What should the listener do (Spoiler feelings: We have ***FEELINGS*** about this issue)! “Faerie Queen,” “Mermaid Song (for Yemaya),” and “In The Twilight” performed and used with courtesy by Jenna Greene.

Our Guest Today

Jenna Greene, “The Greene Lady”, is a weaver of musical myth and magic. With a voice that is both ethereal and soulful, she sings of ancient lore, finding wonder and following dreams. She beautifully interlaces her Celtic, World Folk and New Age influences to create a presentation of haunting ballads, drum-driven dance tunes, lilting harp and mythic story. In 2019, Jenna was nominated for an Emmy in the category of Film Composer for her work on the short film “The Woodland Alchemy.” She has released five albums and is working on a sixth entitled Deeper Waters; a dark and dreamy collection of original mythic songs that explore shadow work and the element of water. You can find Jenna performing at Celtic, Cultural, Faerie, Goddess, Renaissance, Natural Living and Holistic Healing festivals.  She also performs for weddings and other special occasions. When Jenna is not performing, she teaches workshops on the healing powers of music and myth.  She is also a visual artist and costumer.  Her newest passion is embodying various goddesses through cosplay, representing curvy women.

Resource List

Jenna Greene Website
Jenna Greene Patreon
Venmo: @JennaGreeneGLM
Jenna Greene Bandcamp
Dougie MacLean
Maiden Wax Magick

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Episode 43: Plant Magick with Christopher Penczak Plus Lúnasa Rites and Rituals

Get your first 10-minute reading with Keen for only $1.99: https://trykeen.com/thatwitchlife. Because you deserve answers. Thank you to Keen for sponsoring this episode! It’s the height of summer and we are all about the outdoors Magick! Guest Christopher Penczak joins us to discuss forming Magickal relationships with plants, making bonds with specific individual plant energies, reading messages from plants, and showing gratitude to plant allies. We also discuss feeling like an outcast among outcasts, the periodic importance of being a skeptical Witch, and the role of verification. We answer a listener question on using salt in rituals while being mindful of environmental. Courtney shares Lúnasa history and ways to celebrate the holiday, Kanani reviews “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” and Hilary fights the spider mites. Other digressions include the protests in Portland, the horror of ladybugs, and drama at the grocery store. For bonus content, follow us on Patreon. Audio transcript to follow.

Our Guest Today

Christopher Penczak is a Witch, teacher, writer and healing practitioner. His practice draws upon the foundation of both modern and traditional Witchcraft blended with the wisdom of mystical traditions from across the globe as a practitioner and teacher of shamanism, tarot, Reiki healing, herbalism, astrology and Qabalah. He is the founder of the Temple of Witchcraft tradition and system of magickal training based upon the material of his books and classes. He is an ordained minister primarily serving the New Hampshire and Massachusetts pagan and metaphysical communities through public rituals, private counsel and teaching, though he travels extensively teaching throughout the United States.

Resource List

Christopher Penczak (website and newsletter)
The Plant Spirit Familiar
Temple of Witchcraft
Lúnasa: A Short History Of An Ancient Festival
Irish Pagan School Lúnasa Course
Smoke and Mirrors (Snow Glass and Apples)
Laurie Cabot
Storm Faerywolf

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Episode 42: Forest Magick with Jake Richards

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Our Guest Today

Jake Richards grew up in the foothills and mountains of East Tennessee, knee deep in creek mud one day and looking out from Big Ridge Mountain. He is melungeon, a group of tri-racial folks in the corner of East Tennessee who have always held magic and stories close to us. His maternal grandfather was a Freewill Baptist preacher who cured warts, charmed blood, talked out fire, and had the Sight. Most of his grandmothers “Dreamed True” and knew a remedy for just about anything that usually included Vics rub in some form. His Mama is a Seventh Daughter and has always had a healing touch, particularly with children. Her mother had the Sight and her father was the preacher. Jake’s Papaw’s mother, Mamaw Seagle, always had oil lamps burning with “dirt” in the basin as mama called it. Nana’s father, James, he believes was a conjuror of some sort, due to a photo they found of him posed before an old country back drop, holding a plastic doll baby wrapped in some kind of fabric with black feathers attached to the back of the doll. Jake’s grandfathers were farmers who planted by the signs, who carried roots and coon hats for good game in hunting, and water witched to located wells and springs with sunny-side twigs. As time has gone by and most of his elders have passed away, Jake has dedicated his life to the teaching, preservation, and practice of Appalachian Folk Magic and has worked these roots for little more than a decade. His knowledge is gleaned from family stories, his mother and grandmothers, and folks he’s come across growing up, and his own studies. Today most folks know him as old Buck or Dr. Buck.

Resource List

Jake Richards on Facebook
Little Chicago Conjure (Jake’s Website)
Jake Richards Twitter: @jakerichards131
Jake Richards IG
Jake email: littlechicagoconjure@yahoo.com
Jake blog: Holy Stones and Iron bones
Backwoods Witchcraft by Jake Richards
Folk Lore in the Old Testament
When God Was Queer Podcast
Blue Jay Lore
The Witches of Eastwick (Film)
A History of God by Karen Armstrong

Kanani’s Braggy-Pants Pics And Hilary’s Busted Ankle

Tillamook State Forest
Kanani’s Recording Studio
Mckenzie Falls
Hilary’s busted ankle

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Episode 39: Protection Magick With David Shi

Protection Magick is one of the core tenets of Witchcraft. But when do we need it and how should we do it? Special guest David Shi discusses the spiritual practices of protection from different North Asia traditions. He also discusses the nature of Shamanism–what it is and isn’t. We explore a listener question about animal symbolism and its possible connection to different pantheons. Your Witches share ‘What They Did On Their Summer Solstices,’ Hilary offers suggestions for the next Full Moon and Kanani reviews “The Dark Crystal.” Other unrelated topics include earwigs and nocturnal spider eating. Plus, we could use your help! We are now on Patreon. To keep more of the content you love coming, consider supporting us as a Patron, buying us a coffee, or purchasing our handmade merchandise on Etsy. Don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review us on your favorite podcast platform! Audio transcript to follow.

Our Guest Today

David Shi is a spiritual worker and folk magic practitioner of Manchurian descent. Raised in a household that incorporated both Southeast Siberian and North Chinese practices, David has dedicated his spare time to the study of the spiritual traditions of his ancestors and of greater Eurasia. Recognized as a sagaasha/ongodtengertei, a future shaman prior to initiation, among both Mongolian and Korean shamans, David’s practices are deeply rooted in spirit work in which ancestral and land spirits are called to empower all workings. David is the author of the book “North Asian Magic: Spellcraft from Manchuria, Mongolia, and Siberia,” conducted workshops across the country including Catland Books, the Hoodoo Heritage Festival (sponsored by the Lucky Mojo Curio Company), and was a featured guest on the radio shows “Candelo’s Corner” by Candelo Kimbisa and “On Sacred Ground” by Khi Armand. David also teaches the Korean traditional drumming art of Poongmul-nori.

Resource List

Contact David Shi
North Asian Magic: Spellcraft from Manchuria, Mongolia, and Siberia by David Shi
Sky Shamans of Mongolia by Kevin Turner
Riding Windhorses / Chosen by the Spirits by Sarangerel
Spirits From The Edge Of The World by Jan Van Ysslestyne
Tragic Spirits by Manduhai Buyandelger
Reflections of a Mongolian Shaman by Byambadorj Dondog
Shamans and Elders by Caroline Humphrey (rare book)
Mongolian Shamanism by Otgony Purev (very rare book)
“Drums of the Ancestors” film by Susan Grimaldi
“Sacred Hoop” magazine by Nicholas Breeze Wood
“3Worlds” Shamanism Website
Summer Solstice at Stonehenge
“The Dark Crystal” (film)
Brian Froud
“The Ethics of Witchcraft” (TWL Episode 9) with Andrea Weston (Ambrozine Legare)

Photos courtesy of David Shi. In the pictures, the shamans’s outfits are actually spiritual armor. Because shamans interact heavily with all kinds of spirits so frequently (sometimes even confrontationally), they require the best kind of protection possible when doing shamanic work. So what they wear (and all the items on it such as the mirrors, bells, jingle cones, etc.) encompass a full-body armour.

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Episode 36: Retrograde Magick with Lisa Jade

Is Mercury in Retrograde destroying your abilities to communicate? Is it bad to get married during a Venus Retrograde? Don’t fear the Retrograde! Author and astrologer Lisa Jade walks us through the upcoming planetary transits, including discussing what a Retrograde is, how to make the best use of the upcoming Retrogrades in both your Magick and your life, and why the planets may be encouraging a revolution. Hilary discusses the Magickal use of mugwort and Kanani reviews “Labyrinth,” gaining haters all over the world. Plus, we have a surprise visit from a fellow (and highly indignant) podcast host!
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Audio transcript to follow.

Our Guest Today

Lisa Jade is an author, witch, and astrologer with a holistic healing focus in community service and witchcraft. Lisa has written as a contributing author in The New Aradia: A Witch’s Handbook to Magical Resistance (2018), and Intuitive Witchcraft by Astrea Taylor (2020). Lisa also blogs on Patheos, and on Living The Liminal: Modern Witchcraft Musings. Her vision is weaving together magick and daily life. She is a 4th degree initiate in the Temple of Witchcraft Tradition, and a NCGR-PAA-I Natal Astrologer with training and mentorship through the Halifax Astrology School. A long time advocate for women’s health, and inclusive witchcraft, Lisa is an active volunteer with local community, national, and international groups in political advocacy, health care, and witch/pagan organizations. Lisa lives in rural Nova Scotia, Canada.

Resources

Lisa Jade on Patheos
Living The Liminal: Modern Witchcraft Musings.
The New Aradia: A Witch’s Handbook to Magical Resistance (2018)
Intuitive Witchcraft by Astrea Taylor (2020)
Labyrinth
Inciting a Riot Pagan Podcast
Llewellyn Books
Velma Nightshade
Protect The Sacred

Episode 33: Bealtaine and Pendulums With Thorne Davis

It’s a different kind of Bealtaine for all of us! Your favorite Witches discuss how to celebrate the festive Sabbat while still practicing social distancing. Special guest Thorne Davis joins us to discuss suggestions for a solo-Bealtaine and shares how the pandemic has affected the deaf and hard of hearing communities. They also give us a 101 on working with pendulums. Kanani reviews “The Wicker Man” and may never forgive Courtney, ever. ASL interpretation provided by Mel DeLeon and Grace Totherow.

Our Guest Today

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Thorne Davis was born and raised native to the Pacific Northwest in Portland, Oregon. Thorne’s pronouns are they/them and he/him. Their family of origin was hearing and religious and their parents divorced when they were young (a whole other story there!). They grew up with all the “isms”: homophobia, etc, among many things. Born deaf, Thorne grew up bilingual in both Sign Language and English. They first came out around 22 to 23 years old, at the same time as they were questioning a lot related to spirituality and religion. During the beginning of the middle of their Saturn return, their innate magic woke up in some pretty major ways and there was no turning back. Thorne’s first steps were Tarot and then onwards to different paths, modalities, etc. There is a constant journey of unfolding and discovery of self and who they are. Thorne is a Gemini sun, Leo rising, and Cancer moon creature person. Several of their identity layers are Super Fae, As They Come, Witchy Magical, Queer, Queer AF, Poly-hearted, Gender-fluid, Trans Masculine, Two Spirit, Walk Between, Pansexual, and so on. Thorne is a total Astro nerd among other things, too. They’re active in a couple of community intersecting spaces, including the Queer and Deaf communities. Email Thorne or follow them on Instagram. Their website is www.spiritoracle.com.

Resource List

“The Folklore of May Day/Bealtaine” by Shane Broderick
Bealtaine On Your Own
The Wicker Man
The Secret of Moonacre
That Witch Life Etsy Store

Episode 30: Spring Equinox And Money Magick With Queen Mother Imakhu

Happy Spring! This season offers incredible opportunities for new beginnings, including new prosperity! We are joined by Queen Mother Imakhu who helps us explore money Magick. We also explore the power of retrogrades, the importance of Ancestor work in Witchcraft…and how not all of your Ancestors belong on your altar. Kanani reviews The Good Witch and reflects on the Ostara myth. Other digressions include Leap Year babies and weddings, the irritating bygone age of pagers, and banishing remote evil spirits from the storage closet of a Baskin Robbins. Do you love us? Don’t forget to rate and review us on your podcast platform of choice!

Our Guest Today

Rev. Dr. Queen Mother Imakhu Mu Neferet is a cultural educator, scholar, motivational speaker, Khametic elder high priestess and queen mother, initiated water priestess, water priestess, storyteller, poet, writer, vocalist, musician, dancer, yogini, artist, arts administrator, filmmaker, and multimedia producer. Dedicated to cultural preservation, cultural reclamation, and creating uplifting, truthful media for Black & Brown people, she is founder/director of AKERU MultiMedia, and UHEMU Black & Brown Storytellers. Former columnist for FIRST WORLD NEWS African American Newspaper Newspaper. Host/producer of ASHE! radio and TV shows. Founder/director of The Zawadi Collective performance ensemble. Founder of AKERU NuAfrakan Network. She is also co-founder of Newark Latino Film Festival and Newark Latino Artist Collective. Queen Mother Imakhu is founder/director and chief instructor of SHENU Art & Yoga Sanctuary (Khametic Temple). Creator of the Drums of Compassion drumming and dance program, which she has taught throughout the U.S. to children and adults since the late 90’s.  Queen Mother Imakhu has taught African Arts Education for Philadelphia’s Point Breeze Performing Arts Center, Boys & Girls Club of Trenton, The Garvey Charter School of Trenton, City of Trenton, NYC Department of Juvenile Justice on behalf of Afrikan Poetry Theatre of Queens, Newark’s Ironbound Community Corporation, Montclair State University, and Orange, NJ  Board of Education. Queen Mother was recently Yoga instructor for City of Newark Recreation Department; executive director and co-founder of the Newark Latino Film Festival. Queen Mother’s most recent film project, “I’ve Got a Vision,” produced for fellow filmmaker Nancy Vazquez, was highlighted by director Ava DuVernay on February 2019’s special online edition of TIME Magazine. A respected poet and writer, Queen Mother Imakhu has emceed spoken word events in Philadelphia, PA and Newark, NJ. Queen Mother is founder of AKERU MultiMedia, and Uhemu Black & Brown Storytellers of NJ. Queen Mother Imakhu’s newest compilation downloadable music/spoken word CD,“The Very Best So Far,” was released on December 19, 2019. Her new documentary series, “The Wisdom Keepers,” begins production in 2020. Her new one woman stage show, “The Water Brought Me Here,” begins touring in 2020, and is booking for schools, theaters, and events. Spiritually, Queen Mother Imakhu was initiated as an ankh carrying high priestess and queen mother through the Shrine of Khpra in Brooklyn, NY. She is an ordained interfaith minister, and is a member of the Newark Interfaith Clergy Alliance. She was also active in NYC Auburn Seminary. She is immortalized as Queen of Cups in the Tarot of the Boroughs contemporary photographic deck. As a Khametic scholar, her research connecting European Elder Futhark Runes to Nile Valley origins, has been considered ground breaking. Her newest book, KHESU DUAU MENI: Khametic Daily Prayers & Rituals, was released in late November 2019. While teaching the importance of maintaining cultural traditions, Queen Mother Imakhu is constantly breaking new ground by redefining practical new applications for today’s world. Queen Mother Imakhu’s proud family lineage includes her maternal ancestor, Billy Artis, who fought in the Nat Turner Uprising, her father, the late Tommie J. Lloyd, first African American American accepted into the New Jersey Tool & Die Association, former South Carolinian Congressman George Washington Murray, former enslaved African who was the only African American Congressman serving during the 53rd and 54th congresses. Queen Mother Imakhu has been celebrating Kwanzaa since 1989. The Nguzo Saba helped to deepen the Black Consciousness she was raised in, and provided a strong framework to raise her children with. She stands by the foundations that have shaped her, and that she proudly shares with community. She has also recently formed the SHENU Harmonious Living Institute.

****”Queen Mother Imakhu wrote a chapter in her book, UNDERSTANDING KHAMETIC MYSTICISM titled ‘African Origins of the Word Witch.’ Based on her research, the ancient Egyptian word Wadjet, the holistic community healing woman, is and was a term of respect, and one she claims for herself instead of “witch.” Queen Mother Imakhu also educates people about how the patriarchy vilified our indigenous healing mother’s, and demonized all terms associated with our natural mystic mother’s, including “witch.” While her personal preference is to reclaim the term Wadjet because it is in the vocabulary of her ancient tradition, she teaches the significance of empowerment of cultural and matriarchal reclamation.”

Resource List

That Witch Life Etsy Store
Khesu Duau Meni: Shenu Khametic Daily Prayer Rituals by Queen Mother Imaku
Mac Mead Hall (McMinnville, OR)
Wild Witches of the Willamette
Odin’s Ravens
Paganicon (Minneapolis, MN) ***Canceled since this recording***
The Enchanted Forest (Salem, OR)
The Green Witch by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
The Good Witch (Hallmark channel show)
“What To Do With Old Magick Supplies?” blog by Courtney
Columbia-Willamette Pagan Pride (Portland, OR)

Episode 29: Use Of Incense And Smoke In Magick With Amy Blackthorn

Incense and smoke is more than ambiance. It actually makes Magick happen! Amy Blackthorn, author of the recently released Sacred Smoke talks with us about how to enhance your Magick through the use of smoke. Courtney and Hilary share the results of spells they recently cast (one for success, one to reveal enemies), and Kanani’s kids review a children’s show panned by conservative media (“Step aside, Cinderella!”).

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Our Guest Today

Amy Blackthorn is the author of, Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic and Sacred Smoke: Clear Away Negative Energies and Purify Body, Mind, and Spirit, and has been described as an “arcane horticulturalist” for her lifelong work with magical plants and teaching. She incorporates her experiences in British Traditional Witchcraft with her horticulture studies. She has a certification in aromatherapy and is ordained through the Order of the Golden Gryphon. Amy’s company, Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends, creates tea based twenty plus years working with old Hoodoo herbal formulas. She lives in Delaware. You can view Amy’s tea shop at blackthornhoodooblends.com.

Resource List

That Witch Life Etsy Shop
Valentine’s Day Episode (with spell for clarifying relationships)
Isaiah 47
Alchemical Visions Tarot
Interview with Mat Auryn
The Owl House
Article condemning “The Owl House”
Courtney’s review of Sacred Smoke
Scott Cunningham’s Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner

Episode 27: Love Spells with Queen Auset-Heru

Audio Transcript HERE.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, it’s our annual episode talking all about LOVE SPELLS! We talk about the transits for February, and what kind of love, friendship, or other relationship Magick you’ll want to do OR avoid. Love Magick expert and Youtuber Queen Auset-Heru joins us to share hilarious stories of love spells gone wrong…and right! She talks us through her process of casting a love spell, and explores the role of releasing, forgiveness, and blockage removal in successful love Magick. Plus, spell suggestions, the oracle card for February, Kanani’s review of “Bell Book and Candle,” Courtney’s complete unraveling, and Hilary’s vain attempt to hold the episode together.

Our Guest Today

Queen Auset-Heru is a priestess of Ma’at, the spiritual system of the ancient Kemetians. She’s a clairvoyant, a tarot reader, and an oracle who works with people across the world to solve their most difficult problems. She is located in Costa Rica and does a small advice channel on YouTube called “Ask An Aquarius,” where people ask questions about spirituality, astrology, and romance. Follow Queen Auset-Heru on Patreon, Facebook, Instagram, and check out her Etsy store for readings and oils. ***We apologize to our beautiful friend in Alabama! The correct name of her podcast is Southern Fried Witch. Check it out! It’s great!***

Resource List

Ivo Dominguez Jr. (Astrology)
Spokane Pagan Village Commons
Najah Lightfoot
The Witch’s Oracle by Marla Brooks
Stick, Stones, Roots, and Bones by Stephanie Rose Bird
Southern Fried Witch (Podcast)
Love Magick Episode from 2019 (Interview with Chiron Armand)
Sigil Witchery by Laura Tempest Zakroff
That Witch Life Podcast Etsy Shop
Bell Book and Candle Movie online