Podcast 1 – Introduction

-SHOWNOTES FOR EPISODE 1-

Summary

For Episode 1 of New World Witchery, Cory and Laine try to come up with a quick and simple definition for New World Witchery, including a brief overview of the traditions we consider to be under the umbrella of American Witchcraft.

We talk a bit about ourselves, our path to witchcraft, and how it has brought us to where we are today. And later on, Cory will give you a little bit of history on witchcraft in America.

Play:

Download:  New World Witchery – Episode 01

-Sources-

Websites

An extensive and very interesting list of witchcraft trials in America can be found at: http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~Marc-Carlson/witchtrial/na.html.  This site also does the reader a service by providing direction to original source material and making it clear when details are too vague to make definitive statements about the trial.

Two websites which reveal a great deal about Hispanic magical practices are the Curious Curandera and Brujo Negro.   While they may seem diametrically opposed in some ways, they actually have quite a lot in common, and a good overview of Hispanic magical traditions can be worked out between the two.

Lilith’s Lantern, a site dedicated to the Feri  & Vicia branches of Anderson’s witchcraft, is a wonderful resource for learning more about this tradition.

Books

Narratives of the witchcraft cases, 1648-1706, ed. by George Lincoln Burr.  Dover, 2002.

Signs, Cures, & Witchery, by Gerald C. Milnes.  University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, 2007.

Her Hidden Children, by Chas S. Clifton.  AltaMira Press, 2006.

Promos & Music

Title music:  “Homebound,” by Jag, from Cypress Grove Blues.  From Magnatune.

Promo 1-The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Promo 2-The iPod Witch

Promo 3-Witchery of One

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4 Comments on “Podcast 1 – Introduction”

  1. Ginger Says:

    Wow! Great new podcast! I’m so keen to hear the rest of these episodes. What a fresh new perspective on the pagan podcast scene. I wish you both the best!

  2. Saturn Says:

    🙂 just had to say, I know the book ‘encyclopedia of white magic’ and still really enjoy flipping through it when looking for inspiration for doing a sabbat. I was working in a bookstore when it came out and couldn’t resist picking it up. It was probably my 3rd or 4th craft book and of those early ones, the only one I still enjoy picking up. Great pictures, too.


    • It definitely is a gorgeous book. And I like Slade’s tone in it–she’s not exactly like any other author I’ve read in the Pagan/Wiccan/Witch genre. I often open up that text when I want a little light inspiration, too!

      All the best,

      Cory


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