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 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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