Episode 84 – Dolls and Magic
This episode is a season-appropriate discussion of toys in magic, particularly dolls. We’ll talk about how dolls and poppets get used magically, as well as why they tend to show up in folk and popular horror so often.
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Producers for this show: Diana Garino, Renee Odders, Ye Olde Magic Shoppe, Raven Dark Moon, Ivory, The Witches View Podcast, Sarah, Molly, Catherine, AthenaBeth, & Jen Rue of Rue & Hyssop (if we missed you this episode, we’ll make sure you’re in the next one!). Big thanks to everyone supporting us!
Download: Episode 84 – Dolls and Magic
This episode’s material comes from a wide mix of popular, literary, and folk sources, including:
- The Voodoo Doll Spellbook, by Denise Alvarado
- Dolls & Doll Magic, by Starr Casas (out of print)
- The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams
- Protection & Reversal Magick, by Jason Miller
- A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
-Film & TV-
- Dolly Dearest
- The Child’s Play films
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- The X-Files (Episodes: “Chinga” and “Theef”)
- The Toy Story series
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Promos & Music
Music: “The Feast of Krampus,” by S.J. Tucker.
Podcast recommendation: Gordon over at Rune Soup has finally started putting out a podcast, which is definitely worth listening to. Subjects are often deeply philosophical and get at the roots of magical practices with an eye towards history as well. Good stuff!