In this episode, we look at witch gatherings under full moons and around bonfires, from tales in folklore to what we do when we get together with other witches.
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Download: Episode 92 – Sabbats and Esbats
Our “Looking Back” segment is Episode 43 – Solitary, Partner, or Coven. You may also want to check out our Special Episode – The Horned Women, which features a fairy tale version of a witch gathering.
We’ve got several book and media sources we mention in this episode:
- Signs, Cures, & Witchery, by Gerald Milnes
- The Silver Bullet, by Hubert J. Davis
- Witches, Ghosts, & Signs, by Patrick W. Gainer
- Ecstasies and The Night Battles, by Carlo Ginzburg
- Cunning Folk & Familiar Spirits and The Visions of Isobel Gowdie, by Emma Wilby
- Witching Way of the Hollow Hill, by Robin Artisson
- The Witches, by Roald Dahl
- A Treasury of Irish Myth, Legend, & Folklore, by Lady Gregory & W.B. Yeats
- Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, by Scott Cunningham
- And, of course, we mention The Craft as well
We discuss several different mail-order Sabbat kits. We haven’t ever used any of them, so these aren’t recommendations, but the ones we’ve looked at a little bit are:
You may also want to check out Sarah Lawless’ episode on Sabbats from her old show, Hedgefolk Tales, which has an account by Robert Cochrane on it.
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