That Witch Life

That Witch Life

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February 22, 2021 82 min

A new show about Witches??? We are joined by three members of the production team of Thorn Trees, an independently produced series about a grieving witch who recruits a repentant witch-hunter in Elizabethan England to help save her family from a corrupt Bishop intent on murder. The team chats with us about the journey to creating this piece, the challenge of indie production, and the desire to tell a different story. Digressions in...

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Baking is Magick! Helena Garcia of "The Great British Baking Show" joins us to discuss the Witchtacular things she made as a contestant on the popular series, how to infuse Magick into baking, and her amazing new cookbook, The Wicked Baker. We also dive into the whimsical side of spooky and a hilarious misunderstanding of a FAERY Garden. Digressions include Hilary's incredible manifestation and "Wandavision" (!!...

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It's our annual love Magick episode! Witch and author Gabriela Herstik joins us to talk about love spell successes (and less-than successes). We also discuss the journaling, sex Magick, and shadow work, and getting over the fear of performing love spells. Other topics include Magick for the upcoming New Moon, teenager antics, and better uses for bras. A listener who is asexual is struggling to cast an effective love spell. Is t...

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Giving thanks to our wonderful sponsors! See below for listener specials! It may feel like winter, but could we be seeing the start of Spring? Orlagh Minxie Costello joins us from Ireland to discuss the holiday of Imbolc and the Goddess Brigid. We also explore Pagan Catholicism, manifestations of Brigid, and celebrating Imbolc today, even if you're not in Ireland! Plus, Hilary's hunt for a haunted house, our favorite fake d...

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We are thankful for our generous sponsors! Please see below for listener specials! It's called WitchCRAFT for a reason! Amy Cesari joins us to discuss how to use art or creativity in Magick. We explore the role of simplicity in Magick, and how emotion and divinity can be expressed through art. Plus, Magick the Wolf Moon, the reviewer who JUST DOESN'T CARE and the drama of a sock (and maybe a shovel....). A listener is looki...

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A special thanks to our sponsors! See below for listener specials. Wow! We're celebrating two years of doing this podcast! In this SUPREME-sized episode, we are bringing back three people who have specifically shaped our path: Najah Lightfoot, David Shi, and Annwyn Avalon. The witches reflect on the events at the Capitol and revel in our favorite memories from the podcast, including how we started it. Courtney has an epic rant....

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A special thanks to our sponsors! See below for listener specials. What is a thought form? Why are they helpful in Magick? Witch and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Phoenix Coffin-Williams helps us explore these questions as well as different planes of existence, how thoughts become reality, and when a thought form has reached its expiration date. Kanani shares her experience with living with a thought form. Courtney shar...

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A special thanks to our episode sponsors! See below for listener discounts! Eclipses, retrogrades, and a chance for cash...Theresa Reed returns to give us the 2021 forecast! We revisit her freakishly accurate predictions for 2020, including events that surprised most Astrologers. We discuss what we can expect in 2021--both positive and negative and go into some nice, juicy rants about enraging stuff. We also explore the Magick to d...

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A special thank to our episode sponsors! See below for listener specials! It's our final episode of the year and our Patreon community picked Mat Auryn to return to talk with us about the most Magickal Moments of 2020! We talk about pandemic premonitions, community cooperation, and digging into Shadow work. We explore the idea of turning our Magick from coping to forward-facing, plus Magick around the election. Digressions incl...

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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 frankincen...

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Thank you, as always, to our wonderful sponsors! See below for special deals for listeners! Endora, Glinda, Maleficent, Elsa, Willow.....squee! Jessica Mason of The Mary Sue geeks out with us over our favorite pop culture Witches! We explore how many Witches find their Magickal paths through pop cultures, and how movies and television can make us believe in Magick as well as find hope when it's not always easy to find. Plus, wh...

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A special thank to our episode sponsors! See below for listener specials! Witch, actor, and Tarot practitioner Rachel True talks with us about her AMAZING new “True Heart Intuitive Tarot” deck and book! Rachel clues us into learning the card via “the actor’s way,” as part of the journey to trusting our intuition. We discuss ‘high vibe,’ ‘low vibe,’ the important role of ego, losing and picking up our Magick, and the need to invoke ...

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As always, a profound thanks to our sponsors! See below for listener specials! What is Shadow work? Why is it helpful for Witches? Kate Freuler, author of Of Blood and Bones Magick joins us to discuss the power in stepping outside the “love and light only” framework. We discuss working with the dark moon, common misconceptions about cursing, and the use of blood or bodily fluids in spellwork. We also explore the ethical use of anim...

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As always, a special thanks to our sponsors! See below for listener specials! Food is Magick! Witch and culinary star Dawn Aurora Hunt of Cucina Aurora joins us to discuss kitchen Witchery. We explore using food as Magick, cooking with love and intention and “learning to pivot” during these strange times. Check out Dawn’s food Magick and her book A Kitchen Witch’s Guide To Love And Romance at cucinaaurora.com. Other topics include ...

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A special thanks to Sacred Mists Academy and Shoppe for Sponsoring this episode! Please see below for listener specials! We set intention, we cast the spell…but do we give thanks? Sara Walka of The Sisters Enchanted joins us to discuss the role of gratitude in Magic and how it strengthens spells, as well as how to build (and stick with!) a gratitude practice. Other topics include inclusivity in Magick circles and the curse of The K...

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A special thanks to Sacred Mists Academy and Shoppe for sponsoring this episode! Please see below for listener specials! What a week/year/four years! Never have we needed grounding and centering more than we do now. But does it mean to 'ground and center'? Why is it important in Magick? Joi Bonman, Witch and self-care queen, joins us to talk about the necessity of grounding and centering, as well as its connection to self-c...

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A special thanks to Sacred Mists Academy and Shoppe for Sponsoring this episode! Please see below for listener specials! Candle Magick is an ancient part of Witchcraft. Witch, author, and candle artisan Madame Pamita talks with us about how to use candles in your spells, including the benefits of making your own candles! She also talks with us about the three “M’s” of Magick, a true key in tracking a spell’s success. Other topics i...

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A special thanks to our sponsors! Please see below for special listener discounts. CONTENT WARNING: Minutes 32-43 contain a survivor story involving childhood sexual abuse, religious trauma, and suicide. Minutes 44-50 contain descriptions of mortuary practices. If you or someone you love is currently experiencing abuse or thoughts of suicide, please contact the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255, the Trans Lifeline at 877-...

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A special thank you to our sponsors! Please see links below for special offers for TWL listeners. It's the time of the Ancestors and honoring the Dead! Bruja Monica Divane joins us to talk about Día de Los Muertos and ways to honor Ancestral traditions both for oneself and with children. We discuss food offerings (as well as properly disposing of these offerings), connecting with one's cultural ancestry, and learning from o...

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A special thanks to our episode sponsors! See links below for special listener discounts. OMG. How many times do we have to say, "Yes, we're Witches. No, that doesn't mean we worship Satan." Sarah Marshall, writer and host of "You're Wrong About" and "Why Are Dads" podcasts joins us to discuss the (ridiculous) history of the Satanic Panic in the United States, its impact on Witches, and patterns ...

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