Episode 147 – Everyday Magical Objects Redux


This time we’re looking at a few more of the everyday objects our listeners have sent in and seeing what sorts of magic we can make of them. We talk astrology and wristwatches, trunk-or-treat altar spaces, and aromatherapy necklaces as magical door chimes. We hope you enjoy and share your own everyday objects with us!


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Download: Episode 147 – Everyday Magical Objects Redux




This is the third of our Everyday Magical Object episodes, so you might enjoy checking out our first two:

Thanks to listeners Marquita, Emily, Sarah, Jillian, and Chris for your suggestions of magical objects to discuss!

We also mention the episode with Lisa Marie Basile and her Underworld Spell, as well as our post on coins (see the YouTube video we did on them as well). Cory also talks about cars, which were part of his article for the upcoming Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies.


Here’s a pic of that “pulley wheel” we discuss:


We also mention J.K. Rowling’s story “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart” in Tales of Beedle the Bard. And Gravity Falls (seriously it’s worth watching if you like animation).


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

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2 thoughts on “Episode 147 – Everyday Magical Objects Redux”

  1. I’m a little late to this discussion (just listened to the episode last night), but I wanted to add something about the use of cars.

    For me (a car-loving Gemini who owns a Mercury!), one of the strongest rituals I have in my arsenal involves my car. As a renter, I’ve never really been able to enjoy bath rituals and traditional cleansing spells. But, movement and air are very soothing to me (big surprise, right?). So getting in the car after a stressful day, disagreement with family, or even just because it’s beautiful out and I’m feeling down — my car is the cornerstone of that self-cleansing process. When I need to connect and meditate on things, it is a quiet and comforting space. It is also fast and free when I need to feel the salt air, see the water, and let go.

    As for the days when I’m trying really hard not to feel discouraged, my car is also the place I go to to listen to witchy podcasts (wink, wink) and audiobooks for help along my path. Thank you to you both for all the hard work and content you have posted.

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