Two By Torchlight: A Modern Witchcraft Podcast

Two By Torchlight: A Modern Witchcraft Podcast

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May 26, 2023 28 mins

After an unintended hiatus, we’re back with a new season of magick! First Aradia covers some logistics and show updates (we love you Liz!), and then we dive into the meat and potatoes of the episode. Should we have talked about eclipse season a couple months ago before it happened? Probably. Does that stop you from absorbing the info to prepare for this fall? No way! Learn the basics of what an eclipse is, why it’s meaningful - esp...

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We're back with some action steps to building your own dedication ritual, Liz get Aradia talking about their own dedication stories, and we read some submitted stories from listeners about their own experiences finding deity. Did you know Aradia's runic necklace means "The Torch"? We do now! 

Full show notes on our website. Special shout out to Monica, our newest Producer level Patron. We appreciate you...

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November 14, 2022 94 mins

 Are you feeling the pull to work with a particular god or goddess, but you aren't sure where to start? Aradia and Liz break down the basics from deciding if it's time to choosing a god to our personal stories to so much more - so much, in fact, that we needed to make this the first half of a two part episode! Make sure to follow and subscribe so you don't miss part two, with more personal stories and more real actio...

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November 7, 2022 22 mins

We're coming at you on an off week with some bonus content! (This is our apology for being AWOL the last month haha!) Aradia brings you a mini witch tip today: making magick with the moon, aka using the full lunar phase in your manifestation work! They walk you through 8 steps to really making your dreams come true. Have you used the moon to manifest before? Let us know how it went!

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October 3, 2022 24 mins

I have said from the beginning that one of the first skills a witch really needs to learn is energy work. Energy is in everything; everything has energy, gives off energy, and is fueled by energy. Energy is the basis for the magick we weave, the spells we cast, and the way we connect with the world around us. Knowing how you perceive and interact with the energy of the world around you is a critical skill for anyone wanting to deve...

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August 10, 2022 56 mins

Ever wondered how to work with Faerie energy in your practice? Today, we're diving down that faerie ring and traversing the wylds to talk about what the fae are (and what they're not), learn where and how they came about, demystify superstitions, and introduce some (safe!) ways you can start developing a relationship. The Fae can be a powerful addition to your witchcraft - but it's not for the faint of heart.

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July 25, 2022 57 mins

We get a lot of questions for recommended resources on various topics, so today's episode is a round-up of our favorite forms of content, from books to podcasts to videos and more. Most of what we recommend is totally newbie friendly, so if you're just starting out but aren't sure where to go first, make sure to take notes!

(And if you're a fan of deep sea creatures - or listening to second-hand discomfort - stic...

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What are the pros and cons to eclectic witchcraft versus joining a tradition? How do you know what’s right for you, especially when you’re just starting out? How do you even go about finding a tradition or coven? And if you decide to build your own practice, where do you even start? We’ll cover all the basics and more in today’s episode.

This episode is brought to you by our Producer Patron, Samantha! Thanks for supporting the show!...

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Buzzfeed. Beano. Pop Sugar. Brainfall. These are just a few of the websites promoting quizzes and listicles that will tell you what type of witch you’re destined to be. The belief around these categories or types of witches is so pervasive, it’s one of the most common beginner questions we see. Liz believes there’s value in these labels, while Aradia feels they’re too arbitrary to do anyone any real good. What do you think?

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June 14, 2022 61 mins

Happy Pride Month! As proud card carrying members of the Alphabet Mafia, Aradia and Liz are excited to talk about the intersection of queerness and spirituality this week - and we only go off the rails a couple times! Join us as we talk about the overlap in the two communities, tips for de-gendering your energy and practice, and have story time where we talk about all the ways in which the gods were hella gay. 

We've got some b...

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Today we're talking about how much imposter syndrome sucks, and discuss the ways in which gatekeeping lends itself to, and is maybe also fueled by, imposter syndrome. We also dive down a Google search rabbit hole to talk about the image of the witch and how it's harmful to actual practitioners (but not in the way you think - we love those crone hag pictures here!), plus toss in some rants about neurodivergency and spoon t...

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This week, Aradia & Liz are inspired by recent Discord discussions to talk about the gods: how to start a relationship with one, how to not piss them off, the difference between Hermes' rod and Apollo's - you know, the important stuff.

We also announced our VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY and we're really freaking excited about it, so if you want a chance to win some cool witchy swag, check out

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May 1, 2022 81 mins

The world is a rough and scary place right now. Maybe you feel like you want to do something to make a difference, but you don't have the time, connections, financial resources, or spoons to step up. We get it. 

Today, Aradia and Liz want to talk about ways you can put your witchcraft where your mouth is to help support causes you care about.

Content warning: We're talking social injustice, humanitarian rights, reproductive...

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April 17, 2022 68 mins

We’re so excited to welcome a very special guest on today’s episode – our dear friend Brian, professional tarot reader with Two Raven Tarot! We dive right into the history of Tarot, Brian’s personal experiences as a professional tarot reader, how to get started, and a couple tarot myths and misconceptions.

We had so much fun and talked for so long that we have a special BONUS episode just for our supporters on Patreon! In ...

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In our first ever Witches Review episode, Aradia & Liz explore the spooky, the political, and the magickal in Practical Magic. How much real world magick can there possibly be in a Hollywood movie? You'd be surprised...

Practical Magic was released in 1998. It was directed by Griffin Dunne and was written by Robin Swicord, Akiva Goldsman, and Alice Hoffman, and was adapted from Hoffman's novel of the same name.

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March 20, 2022 18 mins

Liz is sick this week, so Aradia tackles some questions from our Discord!

Want to be in the know the next time we do an episode like this? Come join us in Discord - it's free and we have the best little coven of witches around!

Visit our website at to learn more about us and the show. You can email with questions, to drop a review, or even just to say hi.

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March 14, 2022 66 mins

What the heck is energetic hygiene? Its taking care of your energy - cleansing, grounding, protecting, and shielding. We go over some of those skills in this episode, but there's so much to learn; expect follow up episodes in the future!

Questions about something we covered in this episode, or maybe something we didn't? Email us, reach out on our Facebook or Instagram pages, tweet us, or come pay us a visit on ou...

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February 7, 2022 67 mins

Liz finds her old Book of Shadows and Aradia helps her parse out what she wrote down about the Sabbats!

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As always, you can find detailed show notes on our website, along with resources referenced and important links and media.

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January 16, 2022 67 mins

Welcome to our episode about making magick during the winter season, and great spells to use with snow! There was some coughing and sniffling during the episode so thank you for your patience. We did try to edit out as much as we could!

Show Notes:

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Join us in the Discord! We've got a growing community of amazing witches, b...

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December 12, 2021 65 mins

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with us as we delve into the mythology, legend, and traditional celebrations of this first day of winter from around the world. We talk about how various cultures practice, where those practices come from, and how you can build your own celebrations that work for you and your family.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word “wassail” originated as a borrowing from the Old Nor...

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