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🧹 The Crooked Path 🕯️ Kelden Mercury 📖

🧹 The Crooked Path 🕯️ Kelden Mercury 📖

January 11, 2020

Cover of The Crooked PathLearn about the path of Traditional Witchcraft from Kelden Mercury's new book, The Crooked Path: An Introduction to Traditional Witchcraft. 

Traditional Witchcraft is a tradition that developed in the early days of modern witchcraft and Paganism alongside Wicca as a different expression of witchcraft. Though in the past it has not received the discussion and focus that Wicca does, Kelden explores and teaches about this tradition in his new book, not only a great resource for those curious about Traditional Witchcraft, but witchcraft in general. 

Learn about the compass round, stang, and treading the wheel, concepts and techniques that aren't found in many other paths, as well as all the other things necessary in a basic modern witchcraft tradtion - in addition to a discusson of basic energies, working with nature, ethics, history, and so much more! Honestly, if this book were around when we were younger witches, we'd all have been so much happier.

LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:

Kelden's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkKGM9MKUq2PbSaPtY8VLKQ

By Athame and Stang on Patheos: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/byathameandstang/author/keldend/

Kelden on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kelden_Mercury

Kelden on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keldenmercury/

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🌎 Cultural Appropriation in the Witchcraft Community 🔮🧹

🌎 Cultural Appropriation in the Witchcraft Community 🔮🧹

December 31, 2019

Trigger Warning: Racism and Violence

This podcast episode was requested back when we did our "Hoodwitch’s Smashbox Collection, Kat von D’s Tarot Debacle, and Instawitch Kits!" where we also discussed the proposed Sephora Starter Witch Kit (that was never released), and so, after much worrying over perfection, it's finally here! This is a solo episode from Charlene/Nathara since she's the one that's been hip-deep in the topic of cultural appropriation for the last decade or so. We're going to talk about the foundations of modern witchcraft, the use of sage and smuding, Burning Man festivals, and so much more! 

And here are some resources just for you:

"What is Cultural Appropriation?" - Origin of Everything
https://youtu.be/VQgF1f557YY

What to Wear (and What NOT to Wear) at Burning Man - Dustmight Camp
http://dustmight.camp/what-to-wear-and-what-not-to-wear-at-burning-man/

"Language Has Power: On Smudging and Appropriation" - Asali
https://www.asaliearthwork.com/blog/2016/2/21/on-smudging-and-appropriation

"Indigenous People Want Brands to Stop Selling Sage and Smudge Kits" - Huffington Post (includes interviews with Indigenous peoples)
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/indigenous-people-sage-and-smudge-kits_ca_5cd579e0e4b07bc729786e25

"Black Magic: Hoodoo Witches Speak Out on the Appropriation of Their Craft" - Vice
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qkg93m/black-magic-talking-with-hoodoo-witches

"What is Cultural Appropriation Pt 1" - Maggie Haseman
https://www.mumblesandthings.com/blog/cultural-appropriation-1

Additional Crew for this Episode:

Director of Photography - Annette Pederson
Unit Manager - Evelyn Elliott
Location Manager - Jennifer L
Leah Patterson - Best Babe
Persephone's Charm - Set Designer
Stephanie Carrell - Costume Designer
Trinity Lynn - Head Carpenter

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GOOP 💦 Gateway to the White Lady Yoga New Age Syndrome

GOOP 💦 Gateway to the White Lady Yoga New Age Syndrome

November 29, 2019

In this episode, the Witches talk about Gwyneth Paltrow and her crazy, overly expensive new age website: GOOP. 

Trigger warning: There is mention of vaginas, dildos, vaginal steaming, jade eggs, sexual toys and other adult content.

 

LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goop_(company)#Legal_settlements

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwyneth_Paltrow#Goop

https://www.fastcompany.com/90258161/gwyneth-paltrows-goop-is-already-being-investigated-by-u-k-advertising-watchdogs

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/03/226728/what-is-poosh-kourtney-kardashian-new-brand

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/magazine/big-business-gwyneth-paltrow-wellness.html

https://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/resources/toxic-crystals-stones/

https://shop.goop.com/

 

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Film Loader - Nicole Schalk

Unit Still Photography - Stephanie Carrell

Construction Coordinator - Trinity Lynne

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Motion Control Technician - Gloria

Breakdown Artist - Jennifer L

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Telecine Colorist - Mari McRoberts

 

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💀Honoring Your Ancestors 🌻 Mallorie Vaudoise 💐

💀Honoring Your Ancestors 🌻 Mallorie Vaudoise 💐

October 31, 2019

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No matter who you are, and no matter who your ancestors are, everyone can develop a deep, fulfilling ancestor veneration practice. This book shares techniques to help you connect to your ancestors and receive the blessings that come from veneration. Discover how genealogical research, family recipes, dancing, rituals, and communicating with the dead in dreams can help complement your spiritual path. Explore the different ways of working with blood ancestors, lineage ancestors, affinity ancestors, and others. Delve into the topics of ancestral trauma and what to do about difficult relationships and ancestors that you may be uncomfortable working with.

The veneration techniques in this book can be practiced by people of any religious or spiritual background. Establishing a veneration practice can help you improve your mental and emotional health. It can help you connect to or increase the love in your life. And it can help you be more creative in the ways that are important to you.

Mallorie's Website

Italian Folk Magic Website

Mallorie's Instagram

 

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🎃Halloween Bonus Episode 👻 Live and Uncut Ghost Stories and Urban Legends 🦇

🎃Halloween Bonus Episode 👻 Live and Uncut Ghost Stories and Urban Legends 🦇

October 31, 2019

This episode is really live and uncut. We recorded it, I ate a ham sandwich and then I uploaded it. 

he Witches will be doing a LIVE video podcast about famous ghost stories and urban legends including La Llorena, The Lady in White, The Hitchhiker and the Hat Man. Plus, some of our Patrons will be sharing some of their own personal experiences with ghosts and inter-dimensional beings.
 
If you want to get in on our monthly live video podcasts join our Patreon. ANY tier will get you access: https://www.patreon.com/wewitchesthree
 
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Unit Still Photography - Stephanie Carrell

Construction Coordinator - Trinity Lynne

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Rodney Orpheus 🎼 The Grimoire of Aleister Crowley 🔮 Group Magick Rituals

Rodney Orpheus 🎼 The Grimoire of Aleister Crowley 🔮 Group Magick Rituals

October 10, 2019

The Witches interview musician and author, Rodney Orpheus, about his book: The Grimoire of Aleister Crowley: Group Magick Rituals. Orpheus talks about Crowley's motivation for group rituals and debunks some of the more controversial myths about the magician. Plus, Orpheus shares some of his own personal experiences with group rituals and what to focus on if you are new to doing magick with others. 

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Rodney Orpheus was born in Northern Ireland, and in the past has lived in Germany and California. He currently lives in London, England.

For the past two decades years, Rodney has been well known as a musician and record producer, and has been involved with releasing dozens of records. He has also lectured frequently at colleges and music business events, where his ability to present highly technical matters in an entertaining, understandable style has made him very much in demand.

Rodney has worked with many of the leading companies in the music instrument industry in the past years, most notably with WholeWorldBandPreSonusSteinberg, and DTS, as well as writing a regular monthly column for Computer Music magazine.

Rodney’s writing has been published in several anthologies and magazines, and he is a frequent editor on Wikipedia.

He still also occasionally gets time to play with The Cassandra Complex on stage and in the studio. He has recently published his second major book, Grimoire of Aleister Crowley.

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Unit Still Photography - Stephanie Carrell

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🧙‍♀️♀️ Waking the Witch with Pam Grossman 🔮

🧙‍♀️♀️ Waking the Witch with Pam Grossman 🔮

September 25, 2019

The Witches interview Pam Grossman, author of Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic and Power, a book about witches in pop culture and throughout modern history. 

 

To buy the book go here: https://www.amazon.com/Waking-Witch-Reflections-Women-Magic/dp/1982100702/

 

Pam Grossman's Bio:

Pam is a writer, curator, and teacher of magical practice and history. She is the host of The Witch Wave podcast (“the Terry Gross of Witches” - Vulture) and the author of Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power (Gallery Books / Simon & Schuster, June 2019) and What Is A Witch (Tin Can Forest Press).

Her group art shows and projects, including Language of the Birds: Occult and Art at NYU’s 80WSE Gallery, have been featured by such outlets as Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art in America, New York Magazine, and Teen Vogue.

Pam’s writing has appeared in numerous mediums, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, TIME.com, Sabat, Ravenous ZineWoollySciences OccultesHuffington PostFilm Comment, MSN, Etsy, and various Fulgur press publications. She has maintained Phantasmaphile, a blog that specializes in art with an esoteric or fantastical bent, since 2005.

In 2017, she launched WitchEmoji, a witch-themed sticker pack for iMessage that became the #1 seller in the App Store. 

For more information go to her website here: https://www.pamgrossman.com/

Hilma af Klint Exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum

 

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🌎It’s the End of the World as We Know It…And I Feel Fine. 🤪

🌎It’s the End of the World as We Know It…And I Feel Fine. 🤪

September 1, 2019

Apocalypse Now? Or...

The Witches Talk about the earthquakes that rumbled through California and how it got people all worked up about the End of Days. People were sure there would be more earthquakes and there was a chance California would finally fall into the ocean. (I think people get a little too excited about that...lol)

Obviously, it didn't happen but it gave the Witches an excuse to look at prophets from the past like Nostrodamus and Edgar Cayce and analyze their predictions about cataclysmic events. Listen to find out which ones held up and which ones didn't.

 

Mentions in this Episode:

Ditrium: Global Earthquake Forecast Network

https://www.businessinsider.com/predictions-of-nostradamus-2011-12#sept-11-2001-9

Nostradamus' (Illlustre) (French Edition) (Amazon)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimdobson/2017/06/10/the-shocking-doomsday-maps-of-the-world-and-the-billionaire-escape-plans/#276bf62c4047

https://www.edgarcayce.org/the-readings/ancient-mysteries/earth-changes/earth-changes-cyclones-quakes-tsunamis/

USGS: "Can the position of the moon or the planets affect seismicity? Are there more earthquakes in the morning/in the evening/at a certain time of the month?"

IFLS: "The Crack From Last Week’s California Quake Is Visible From Space"

Astrology of California

Forbes: "Can Sun And Moon Trigger Quakes On Earth?"

 

 

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Film Loader - Nicole Schalk 
Unit Still Photography - Stephanie Carrell 
Construction Coordinator - Trinity Lynne
Propmaster - Leah Patternson

 

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Evil Archaeology with Author Heather Lynn, Ph.D

Evil Archaeology with Author Heather Lynn, Ph.D

August 14, 2019

We talk to one of the most fascinating and smart women in the world: Heather Lynn, Ph.D.  She tells some amazing stories about her adventures studying macabre archaeology. 

Evil Archaeology is an investigation into the historical and archaeological evidence of demons, curses, and possession featuring some of the most gruesome artifacts and sites ever discovered.

Demons, jinn, possession, sinister artifacts, and gruesome archaeological discoveries haunt the pages of the new book by Dr. Heather Lynn. Evil Archaeology investigates the archaeological record for artifacts and evidence of evil entities, revealing how demons from the ancient world may be dwelling among us. It also looks at the history and lore behind real relics believed to be haunted and includes historical accounts of demonic possession that go as far back as King Solomon invoking demons to help him build his famed temple.

Is there really a prehistoric fertility goddess figure that has been known to bring death to the families of anyone who holds it? Are there real vampire graveyards? Can the archaeological record prove the existence of demons and malevolent entities?

​Some tantalizing questions Evil Archaeology addresses include:

  • What is the origin of demons?
  • What role did Sumerian demons play in the development of civilization?
  • Are curses real?
  • Can material objects contain evil? What about places?
  • What can we do to protect ourselves, according to historical records?
  • Was Jesus an exorcist?

 

Heather Lynn's Website: http://www.drheatherlynn.com/

Buy the book here: http://www.drheatherlynn.com/evil-archaeology.html

Society for Truth in Archaeological Research (STAR): http://www.drheatherlynn.com/evil-archaeology.html

 

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Unit Still Photography - Stephanie Carrell
Construction Coordinator - Trinity Lynne
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🔮 Why You Should Always Charge 💰 for Your Services 🔮

🔮 Why You Should Always Charge 💰 for Your Services 🔮

July 24, 2019

The Witches discuss WHY you should be charging for your services - spiritual or OTHERWISE! God given gifts? We talk about that argument. Going to lose your gifts? We talk about that. Karmic issues? It's in there too. Better for other people (aka your clients)? Also in there! As always, we share our personal experiences (as readers AND querants!), and the reactions we've experienced and seen in "the community" as well as outside of it. 

BONUS! We discuss feedback to our previous episode, the chatter we've been hearing, and some things you can expect in the future! 

Additional Crew for this Episode:

Make Up Artist - Trinity Lynne 

Negative Cutter - Stephanie Carrell

Dolly Grip - Leah Patterson

Location Manager - Holly Keefer

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