That Witch Life

That Witch Life

A Podcast on Living as a Witch in Today's World

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August 2, 2021 78 min

Courtney's new book, "Hekate: Goddess of Witches" is now available!!! Today, she talks all about the journey to writing it. And, we are so pleased to introduce you to Sabrina Lee: the TWL Witch Behind The Scenes who does all of our transcripts! We all discuss Hekate history, mythology, and invoking this Goddess into modern Magick. Other topics include "Wellington Paranormal" and "What We Do In The Shadows,&#...

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Why is the dollar store also a fabulous occult shop? Shane Mason joins us to tell us all about it! (Spoiler alert: a $1 candle works as well as a $20 candle!) They also discuss navigating a highly binary Witchcraft space as a non-binary person. Courtney is an amazing Magickal aunt, Hilary discusses marjoram, and there is a LOT of outrage over who has (and who has not) watched the X Files. A listener is looking for resources to help...

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Altars! They are the center of many Witches' practices. Mya Spalter of Enchantments, NYC discusses altar building, and the beauty, power, and creativity of altars themselves. Digressions include cloaks, Magickal mishaps, the new Fear Street series on Netflix, and Kanani's serious interruption. Courtney opens a birthday present and discusses Magick for the upcoming Full Moon. On Patreon: Mya discusses having what we need, Ma...

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Magickal oils make for powerful Magick, but there is a special process to them! J Allen Cross talks with us about the creation and preservation of Magickal oils. Other discussions include common mistakes in oils, the tricky nature of essential oils, and how being too worried about cultural appropriation can itself be damaging. Kanani shares living out a beloved Drew Barrymore movie, and your Witches share a BIG announcement! Longer...

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Are you looking to purify your home, protect it, or remove negativity in a super-easy way? If so, have you ever heard of Salt Bowls in Magick? Astrea Taylor joins us to talk all about it! Plus, we explore the upcoming Dark Moon, mean people and a photo shoot in an historic heatwave. Full behind-the-scenes video of our first professional photoshoot on Patreon!

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This week, we're exploring the Magick of the Otherworld! Chris Allaun, author of Otherworld: Ecstatic Witchcraft for the Spirits of the Land. We also discuss the evolution of Faeries, the question if Otherworld experiences are all in the imagination, and avoiding the trap of the aesthetics of Witchcraft. Digressions include Kanani 's Summer Solstice Sunburn, Hilary's Phoenix horror, and outrage over a dangerous potentia...

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It's the Solstice! Australia-based Fio Gede Parma talks about the Magick of the Solstice time, whether you are celebrating Summer Solstice up north or Winter Solstice down under. We talk about Magick as a season, not just a single day. Plus, Courtney invents a new day in the calendar, Hilary discusses thistle, and Kanani is back!!! A listener experiences severe anxiety as part of their premonitions. How can they be open to mess...

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Witch trials....a thing of the past? Not really! Lucy Fitzgerald of Wine and Crime Podcast joins us to discuss the unbelievable case of Carole of Compton who was faced accusations of Witchcraft in 1982. We also discuss being a Spooky Little Bitch, bringing levity to tough stuff, and how our show might be cursed. Hilary's discusses sandalwood AND her trip to the hospital avoiding certain death by Crystal Singing Bowl On Patreon:...

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Who's the baddest Witch in history? Maybe the Night Witches! Tracy Wilson of Stuff You Missed In History Class podcast joins us to discuss the soviet women fighter pilots, dubbed "The Night Witches." Digressions include dream logic, the challenges of standard history classes, and the systemic issue of women war heroes being excluded from history and celebration due to their gender and/or race. Also, Space Witch costumes...

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This gorgeous episode has our hearts singing. Dr. Maria DeBlassie joins us to discuss Brujeria, what it is and what it is not, as well as the Magick of New Mexico and healing ancestral trauma through both Magick and fiction. Digressions include Breaking Bad and why Kanani should never watch it, the return of the screaming goat, Shadow and Bone, and what we loved and hated about Game of Thrones. Plus, Courtney's big scare. A lis...

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Witches love crystals, but do they really possess Magickal energy? How do they influence Magick? Geologist and Witch Kathleen Borealis gives us scientific AND spiritual insight into crystals. Digressions include geologic forces in Magick, natural disasters, the potential immediate death of the universe and why it's a bad idea to bring those things up at a Christmas party. Hilary talks oregano, Courtney shares what she's afr...

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Technology is Magick! From WitchTok to cryptocurrency, Chaweon Koo returns to talk tech and its relationship to Witchcraft, along with the benefits and drawbacks. Other topics include the future of community aka Metaverse, a warning against a well-known "spiritual guru," and the ethics of putting yourself out there as a resource. Plus, Kanani and the Ominous Crow. Bonus content on Patreon.

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Guess what, Witches? DRAGONS!!! Laura Daligan joins us to discuss working Magick with these powerful beings and how they might appear in a person's spiritual journey, and gives us a sneak peek of her online class! Plus, Magick for the New Moon, the (unfortunate) manifestation of Kanani's Tarot reading, and Courtney's big idea (YOU are invited to be part of it!). A listener is looking for some suggestions on spells for a...

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One of the toughest challenges for Witches and Magickal people is navigating families that just don't get it. Crystal Blanton, LCSW, joins us to discuss ways we might gently lay our boundaries while still being true to ourselves as Witches, and engage in healthy conversations about our beliefs and practices. Digressions include 'The Craft': Original or Remake? Plus, Courtney reads Kanani's Tarot after a disappointin...

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It's Bealtaine! It's the official start of summer in Ireland and a Magickal time for Witches, everywhere. Irish folkorist Shane Broderick joins us to discuss the history of Bealtaine, along with the rites and Magick traditionally practiced at this time. We explore the connection with fire and bonfires, the tricky nature of Bealtaine Magick, and adapting community rituals during lockdowns. P.s., beware of the Faeries! Digres...

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What is Wicca? Is it Witchcraft? Is it something else? Thorn Mooney joins us to discuss a brief history of Wicca and answers many common questions and misconceptions about it. Plus, Magick for the Full SUPER Moon Magick for April 26th. Thorn also "ruins some lives" with some hard truths about the 3-Fold Law and the Wiccan Rede. Other digressions include broken bones, broken nails, broken brains, and throwing a Pagan Prom. A...

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You know we are big-time Tarot fans around here and we are SO excited to have Tayannah Lee McQuillar with us to discuss The Hoodoo Tarot! Tayannah also shares a brief history of Hoodoo and having the courage to rock some boats. Digressions include Kanani's daughter's ruse, Courtney's new song, and a quasi-review of the Good Witch movies. A listener, at the beginning of the divorce, is struggling to get the papers served...

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Faery beings...mysterious, fascinating, and more. Could they be allies in Magick? Storm Faerywolf joins us to discuss different types of Faery beings and ways to potentially partner with them in powerful Magick. We also explore the capital "M" Mystery, the difference between the Feri Witchcraft tradition and working with the Fae, the sacred nature of being silly, and why we might take a Magickal name. Your Witches address l...

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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? 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 promot...

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Miss Remy is back to talk about the Spring Equinox and Ostara rites! We also explore the changes we’ve all undergone since the pandemic began, as well as the Possibility of Possibilities. What will the world be like when we can all be out and about again? What does Spring have to do with it? Kanani shares her favorite Ostara story, Hilary shares a meme, and Courtney falls apart. A listener discovered they are a descendant of James ...

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