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Summary: We continue our tales around the bewitched bonfire with our second installment this #AllHallowsRead. This time, we hear “The Avenging Voice,” a tale adapted from Midwestern folklore. Play Download: Special Episode – Camp Splitfoot – The Avenging Voice Play: -Sources- This tale is read by Laine, and adapted from a story found in … Continue …
 
Summary: We begin our annual All Hallows Read tradition by visiting our local campsite, Camp Splitfoot. Tonight, we hear the tale of “Junior,” inspired by a local legend from author Victoria Raschke. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get … Continue reading "Special Episode – Camp…
 
Summary: Once again we dive into Cunningham’s Earth Power folk magic books, and get a little bit of everything! We talk candles, dolls, wax figures, mirrors, stars, and more in this one! Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome … Continue reading "Episode 175 – The Kitc…
 
Summary: We talk with author and conjure worker Jake Richards about folk magic in the Southern Highlands, the many magical-cultural influences found throughout the mountains, and what people get right and wrong about Appalachia. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and … Continue readin…
 
Summary: We take a second look (after eight years) at the role of animals in folk magic. We talk about the use of animals as personal representations, issues of animal sacrifice, working with deceased pets, and animals in tarot and astrology. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as … Continue reading "Episode 173 – M…
 
Summary: We are joined by geophysicist, volcanologist, and magical friend of the show Kathleen Borealis to talk about rocks, gems, and geology for witchy folk. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time. Even … Continue reading "Episode 172 – Magi…
 
Summary: We use our monthly book club to look at questions surround the magic found in stones, gems, minerals, magnets, and just for fun, trees as well! Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same … Continue reading "Episode 171 – The Stone Magic Book C…
 
Summary We are joined by author and world-traveler Gwion Raven as we discuss the ways in which food, cooking, and sharing a meal add some enchantment to the world. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at … Continue reading "Episode 170 – Food and Folk Magic …
 
Summary: This time we ramble a bit about how we have used our time during the past few months of pandemic life, both to keep ourselves safe and sane and also to try a few new things. We talk tarot, baking, knitting, and art. Plus we discuss the elemental magic of Water in our Cunningham … Continue reading "Episode 169 – How I Hexed My Summer Pandem…
 
Summary: We welcome back author, anthropologist, priestess, and absolute delight of a human being Lilith Dorsey. We discuss her latest book, African Traditional Religions, the Divine Feminine, so much water, and what it’s like to write for a modern witchy marketplace. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as … Continu…
 
Summary: We open the pages of literary witchcraft one more time, but this time we look at magic and literature from the author’s point of view. We talk with urban supernatural mystery writer Victoria Raschke about how she weaves magic into her words, and how her magical experiences in real life influence what winds up … Continue reading "Episode 16…
 
Summary: We rekindle (see what I did there) our monthly Cunningham book club and talk about fire magic, where we see candles and incense fitting in, way too many pop culture references, and the connections between fire and the sun. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little … Continue reading "Episode 166 – The F…
 
Summary: We’re diving into the pages of some of our favorite (non-witchy) fiction today to discuss how we draw inspiration from literature and popular culture in magical practices. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the … Continue reading "Episode 165 –…
 
Summary: We settle in by a good turf fire to chat with Morgan Daimler, author of numerous books on folklore, magic, and fairies. We discuss the role of Irish belief systems and folkways on North American magical traditions, as well as the way that fairies have evolved over time. (Content Warning: Child abduction, death, or … Continue reading "Episo…
 
Summary: This time we’re looking at dreamscapes and discussing sleep-based magic and folklore. We talk about lucid dreaming, dream interpretation, mara/nightmares, and ways to boost dreaming. We also discuss Air in our Cunningham Book Club (as well as the smugness of birds). Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for … Con…
 
Summary: This episode features an interview with author Diana Rajchel about folk magic in the big city! We discuss the spirits of a city, ways to gather urban spell ingredients, and getting to know the difference between the land and the place of an urban witch’s environment. Please check out our Patreon page! You can … Continue reading "Episode 16…
 
Summary: We talk with the Riverton Witch Via Hedera in this episode about folk magic on Turtle Island (North America), intersectional magic, what folk traditions we keep alive and which ones we leave behind, and how to weave magic into the things we make. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the … Continue reading "Episode 160 – …
 
Summary: Laine and Cory revisit the idea of making magical books, including what they do differently now and some ideas that might help you put together your own magical text. We also do our second round of the Scott Cunningham “Natural Magic” book club. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the … Continue reading "Episode 159 – M…
 
Summary: This time we’re discussing the role of psychism in contemporary witchcraft with our guest, author Mat Auryn. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time. Even if you can’t give, spread the word … Continue reading "Episode 158 – Psychic Wit…
 
Summary: We look back at the past ten years to see how we’ve grown as a show and as practitioners of witchcraft. Then we launch our book club for 2020 with a look at Cunningham’s Earth Power. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a … Continue reading "Episode 157 – Evolving Witchery"…
 
Summary: It’s time for our annual tradition of lessons and carols (with a little bit of a witchy flavor). We’re sharing songs and personal stories of travel and rest during the dark days of the waning year. Wishing you all a Merry Yule and Happy Holidays! Please check out our Patreon page! You can help … Continue reading "Episode 156 – Yuletide Che…
 
Summary: We’re discussing the power of names, both magical and mundane (and if there’s really a difference). We discuss the names we keep, the names thrust upon us, the names we lose, and the power of knowing a “true” name. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little … Continue reading "Episode 155 – Names and Mag…
 
Summary: As the spooky season is upon us, Laine and Cory decide it’s time to put on our masks, grab our pillow cases, and head out to do some trick-or-treating. It’s Halloween on New World Witchery, where we discuss the origins of the holiday both historical and folklorical, the value of spookiness for kids, favorite … Continue reading "Episode 154…
 
Summary: We finish our Doorways into Darkness All Hallows Read with a retelling of one of the most infamous doors of all: the door to the bloody chamber in the English tale, “Mr Fox” Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and … Continue reading "Special Episode – Mr Fox"…
 
Summary: As we continue in our Doorways into Darkness All Hallows Read series, we visit York, Pennsylvania to explore the Seven Gates of Hell. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time. Even if … Continue reading "Special Episode – The Seven Gate…
 
Summary: We talk about the value of end-of-life planning from a practical and spiritual standpoint, and look at the work of death midwives with our special guest, Victoria Young. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at … Continue reading "Episode 153 – Death…
 
Summary: We begin our All Hallows Read stories for 2019 with a story of an eerie office space, and a doorway that may be a gateway to something terrifying. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at … Continue reading "Special Episode – The Third Floor"…
 
Summary: We discuss the power of connecting with ancestors (and just what we mean with that term), as well as finding spirituality while locked in a bathroom, with author, folk magician, and dancer Mallorie Vaudoise. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, … Continue reading "Episode 152 –…
 
Summary: We’re digging through the mailbag to answer your questions from email, voicemail, social media and more! We talk about ancestral spirits, revisit our seaside sorcery show, and enjoy a saucy bit of verse on the topic of nekkid witches. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little … Continue reading "Episode…
 
Summary: We talk about decks, divination, Taoist folk magic, and talismans with author and teacher Benebell Wen. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time. Even if you can’t give, spread the word and … Continue reading "Episode 150 – Tarot and Ta…
 
Summary: In this episode we talk mermaids and manatees, sexy seashells, and far too many Disney movies. Join us down at the shore as we discuss the magic of (and around) the ocean! Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get … Continue reading "Episode 149 – Seaside Sorcery"…
 
Summary: We’re taking a bit of a magical road trip and visiting a couple of witchy museum exhibits this time. We’ll stop by Cornell University to chat about the recent “The World Bewitch’d” exhibit there with one of the curators, then hop over to Cleveland, Ohio to visit the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick. … Continue reading "Episode 148 …
 
Summary: This time we’re looking at a few more of the everyday objects our listeners have sent in and seeing what sorts of magic we can make of them. We talk astrology and wristwatches, trunk-or-treat altar spaces, and aromatherapy necklaces as magical door chimes. We hope you enjoy and share your own everyday objects with … Continue reading "Episo…
 
Summary: We sit down and visit with old friends Chris Orapello and Tara-Love Maguire about the evolution of their Black Tree tradition of magic, the ways folk magic and witchcraft fit into a contemporary world, how natural magic and climate change impact one another, and what being in the witchy publishing world is like. Please … Continue reading "…
 
Summary: We’re talking about the ways folk magic gets used for purposes of beauty-enhancement and attraction this time. We start with a little game of folklore fear factor (sort of), then discuss things like magical bathing and weaving a bit of magic into your wardrobe. (Apologies for some occasional sound/editing weirdness in this one) Please … Co…
 
Summary: We’re talking about life as a swamp witch today with author Aaron Oberon! Aaron takes us through his work with “folkloric witchcraft” and the ways he both draws on his Southern roots and adapts them to meet contemporary needs. He’ll share his perspective on the Devil’s wife, making magical tools, and Queer identity in … Continue reading "E…
 
Summary: For this episode we decided to do a magical mental tour of the home, and explore how the different spaces in our dwelling places are used magically. We talk sex and protection in the bedroom, magical blankets and occult summonings in children’s rooms, and the power of the magical threshold. Please check out our … Continue reading "Episode …
 
Summary: We look at folk magic from a “new” perspective this time (which isn’t really very new at all). We discuss embedded spells in webpage code, shuffle-o-mancy and radio divination, and how to make a meme into a spell as we look at where magic and technology overlap (with special guest, Laine’s husband!). Please check … Continue reading "Episod…
 
Summary: We return to our divination workings from back at the beginning of 2018 to see how everything came together (or in some cases, didn’t). Then we throw some cards to see what the year ahead will bring. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a … Continue reading "Episode 141 – New Years Divininations…
 
Summary We interview author and blogger Lilith Dorsey about her recent response to an article on “Black witches” in The Atlantic, as well as the role traditions and pop culture play in shaping contemporary witchcraft and folk magic. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a … Continue reading "Episode 140 –…
 
Summary: This time we’re chatting with poet, author, and witch Lisa Marie Basile about her book Light Magic for Dark Times, the intersections of self-care and folk magic, and the way magical practice and poetry can overlap. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a … Continue reading "Episode 139 – Light Ma…
 
Hello everyone! We mentioned in our last show that we would be launching a new podcast soon, and today we’re getting the first episode out there! It’s called Myth Taken: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast, and you can probably guess what our main subject will be. This really is just an introduction to us, … Continue reading "Sneak Peek: Myth Taken …
 
Summary: We look back at 2018’s witchy highlights and talk about some of our upcoming projects for the new year, then discuss folk magical approaches to self care for the new year as well. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, … Continue reading "Episode 138 – A New Year and Magical Self…
 
Summary: In our annual holiday episode, we turn to the natural world for carols and lessons on the plants and animals of the Yuletide season. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time. … Continue reading "Episode 137 – Yuletide Cheer! 2018"…
 
Summary: We return under cover of darkness to the creaky gates and mossy tombstones of graveyards and crypts for this show. We cover a witch ring in a New York cemetery, spooky teenage trips to haunted graveyards, and holding your breath as you pass the local churchyard. Please check out our Patreon page! You … Continue reading "Episode 136 – Grave…
 
Summary: We have a conversation with Neopagan author and tradition elder Ivo Dominguez, Jr. about his work in growing his tradition, living through the Neopagan boom of the 80s and 90s, and the New Alexandrian Library project. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a … Continue reading "Episode 135 – Build…
 
Summary: In this episode, we visit the crypts and churchyards to bring you some of our favorite graveyard lore. Huge thanks to those who submitted ideas for this! We’ve got more than enough for a part two another time, so if your submission isn’t here, don’t worry. We’ll be resurrecting it soon! Please check … Continue reading "Episode 134 – Gravey…
 
Summary: Our final story comes from Chinese folklore, and tells the tale of a fisherman who generously shared his wine with a ghost and found out just what a good friend the dead can be. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a … Continue reading "Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – Drinking…
 
Summary: We roam down South for a story of a dancing corpse in the latest spooky October tale, “Aaron Kelly’s Bones.” Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time. Even if you can’t … Continue reading "Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – Aaron…
 
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