Podcast 51 – Magical Places

Podcast 51 – Magical Places

Summary

This time around, we’re looking at a variety of magical locations from legend, myth, and folklore. Plus we have the results of our Spring Lore Contest!

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We draw much of our primary theme from Judika Illes’ Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft (and you can find a lot of that information in condensed form in Judika’s Weiser Field Guide to Witches).

Also:

  • Cory mentions Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, which is an excellent read if you like magical cemetery stories.
  • Laine cites the classic “Allegory of the Cave,” which is definitely worth a read.
  • We also mention the episode on “The Horned Women,” which involves a magical well.

We apologize for the echo effect in the first ten minutes of the show. It does go away and get better right around minute eleven.

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

Promo 1- Inciting a Riot
Promo 2 – The iPod Witch

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5 Comments on “Podcast 51 – Magical Places”

  1. SilverShadow Says:

    Thank you for the contest folks, your amazingly generous with your prize baskets. I’m very excited to see it arrive. I also sent you some feedback on your show. Keep up the good work!

    -SS

  2. Anastasia Says:

    Don’t forget the part in Spirited Away when she has to cross the bridge and in order for the spirits not to see her making her way into their world, she has to hold her breath. This just points more to bridges being magickal. What is it with people holding their breath when crossing bridges?

  3. Pavia Says:

    Since “Are you Afraid of the Dark?” and train stations were both brought up, I thought I would mention that there is a “Train Magic” episode of “Are you Afraid of the Dark?”. Where there is a ghost train that is trying to make a little boy its new conductor, and the old train mechanic/friend of the kid keeps warning him of the strong power of “train magic”.

    Also I’ve always gotten a “vibe” from train stations too.


  4. Very interesting thoughts about springs, wells and bath houses guys. I live in Bath, England and we have a bath house that stands over the roman temple of Sulis-Minerva. Sulis is the pre-Roman genus loci and the Romans built their temple over an older site containing a hot spring. There have been excavated from the temple a lot of offerings including gold, coins and precious gems, but also a lot of curses and suplications for the return of stolen goods, written on folded lead.

  5. love spells Says:

    Around this time of the year I find Salem, MA a very magical place. The energy levels are high from people coming from all over the world to pay respects to the witches lost centuries ago.


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