Episode 112 – A Witch in the Family


In this episode, we’re discussing the lore and practicality of witchcraft passed through a family line. We’ll talk about the idea of a magical lineage or heritage and the ways we’ve thought about passing on our own magical practices.


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Producers for this show: Corvus, Diana Garino, Renee Odders, Ye Olde Magic Shoppe, Raven Dark Moon, The Witches View Podcast, Moma Sarah, Molly, J.C., , Corvus, Michael, Mandy, Catherine, AthenaBeth, Josette, Jen Rue of Rue & Hyssop, Little Wren, Jessica, Victoria, Daniel, Plum Deluxe Teas, Johnathan at the ModernSouthernPolytheist, Montine, Achija of Spellbound Bookbinding, and Hazel (if we missed you this episode, we’ll make sure you’re in the next one!). Big thanks to everyone supporting us!



Download: Episode 112 – A Witch in the Family




You might be interested in a couple of our previous shows on similar topics, including Episode 9 – Relationships & Witchcraft, Episode 54 – Raising a Magical Family, and our Special Episode on Learning Witchcraft.

Huge thanks to everyone who came to see the ancient magical artifacts exhibit at the Penn Museum! You made it an absolute blast! We can’t wait to do more events like this again very soon.

Cory mentions the initiation story about Alex Sanders and his grandmother, a version of which you can find here.

Other aspects of heritage and lineage in witchcraft traditions that are worth checking out include Ronald Hutton’s Triumph of the Moon and Sarah Anne Lawless’ post on “Heriditary Witchcraft.”

Cory brings up several bits of lore on magical heritage from sources like Zora Neale Hurston’s Mules and Men, Hubert J. Davis’ The Silver Bullet, and Marc Simmons’ Witchcraft in the Southwest. We also talk about Neil Gaiman’s amazing book American Gods (which is now a Starz series). Cory also mentions The Dynamics of Folklore, by Barre Toelken, when discussing the way folklore both changes and stays the same.

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 Promos & Music

Title and closing music is “Homebound,” by Bluesboy Jag, and is used under license from Magnatune.

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