Episode 64: Yule Magick With Temperance Alden

A special thanks to our episode sponsors! Please see below for listener specials! It’s our annual holiday episode!!! We are talking with Temperance Alden, author of Year of the Witch, about connecting with different cycles of the year through ritual and intuition and awesome ways to celebrate the Winter Solstice and Yule, including the tradition of Witch Balls! Plus, we both love and hate on “Tan Santa.” Hilary discusses frankincense, Kanani discusses La Befana, and Courtney brings back the hit game: “Hallmark or Horror Movie?” A listener, who runs an Etsy store, has been dealing with unfair reviews. Is there a spell they can do to bring satisfaction to their customers, or is that messing with someone’s free will? To download the “Hallmark or Horror Movie” game to play at your own holiday festivities, join us on Patreon! Audio transcript to follow.
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Our Guest Today

Temperance Alden is the author of Year of the Witch (Weiser Books), teacher and folk Witch based in South Florida. Temperance began her spiritual journey with family traditions in 2001 and has spent over nineteen years of practice devoted to growing and developing her personal path of witchcraft and paganism. In her free time, she is most likely reading too many books and blogging her way through the internet.

Resource List

Connect with Temperance:
IG: wildwoman_witchcraft
Twitter: Temperance Alden
Patheos: Wild Woman Witchcraft
Year of the Witch from Weiser Books

Legend of La Befana

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Episode 24: Yule, Winter Solstice, And Christmas Magick With Jason Mankey

It’s our holiday episode! Author and blogger Jason Mankey joins us to talk about how to harness the Magick from this time of year, including harvesting light and joy to get through dark times, and even soaking up a bit of chaos (you’ll never know when you’ll need it!). Plus, the ancient and modern legacy of Saturnalia. We discuss connecting with community and ways to give in service during this time of year, and the upcoming New Moon–the final one of 2019. Hear the story of the creepy babydoll crashing a Yule celebration and play a new game with us: Is It A Hallmark movie Or Is It a Classic Witch Movie Kanani Still Hasn’t Seen? Email us questions to answer on future podcast at thatwitchlifepodcast@gmail.com. Don’t forget to check out our Etsy store!

Our Guest Today

Photo by Tymn Urban

Jason Mankey is a third-degree Gardnerian High Priest and helps run two Witchcraft covens in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Ari. Jason is a popular speaker at Pagan and Witchcraft events across North America and Great Britain. He is the channel manager at Patheos Pagan, the world’s most read Pagan blogging site, and writes there at Raise the Horns. He also writes for the magazine Witches & Pagans. Jason is the author of Transformative Witchcraft, The Witch’s Athame, and The Witch’s Book of Shadows and the coauthor of The Witch’s Altar. His new book, Witch’s Wheel of The Year: Rituals for Circles, Solitaries, & Covens is now available through Llewellyn Books.

Resource List

Patheos Pagan
The Raven’s Wing (CA and OR)
Crystal Heart Bookstore (OR)
MountainTop: Living a Movement Life
Amikaeyla Gaston
Chiron Armand
8 Ways To Invoke Solstice Magick
Outdoor Edible Tree Ornaments
Embracing Oregon–Flashbox
USPS Operation Santa
Letters of Love for the Elderly
Celtic Magic by DJ Conway
“The Man Who Invented Christmas” (film)