We’re talking about the ways folk magic gets used for purposes of beauty-enhancement and attraction this time. We start with a little game of folklore fear factor (sort of), then discuss things like magical bathing and weaving a bit of magic into your wardrobe. (Apologies for some occasional sound/editing weirdness in this one)
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Download: Episode 145 – Glamour and Beauty Magic
Our folklore game is largely based on lore taken from Harry M. Hyatt’s Folklore from Adams County. We also reference a couple of works and ideas by Laura Tempest Zakroff, including her idea of the “bathtub cauldron” in The Witch’s Cauldron and her discussion of tattoos in Sigil Witchery.
Cory mentions glam witch Chaewon Koo’s “Witches & Wine” YouTube channel, and we briefly bring up our “Ritual of Gestures” episode.
In off-topic rambles, we also mention the recent MET gala, the excellent book Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins, and a lady who just wants you to bathe in her milk (which, it turns out, are part of a performance art piece).
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