Episode 187 – Ritual Feasts and Fasts

We look at the dark side of magic for our book club, then discuss ritual feasting, fasting, and intoxicants.

Summary:
We tackle our latest book club section by examining what exactly fits within the ‘dark’ side of practice. Then we dig in to the concept of ritualistic meals, including feasting, fasting, and consuming intoxicants. (Please note: we are not recommending any of these but exploring them folklorically and in our own practices). We also do our card pulls and answer a listener question about railroad spikes!
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The discussion of food in ritual and witchcraft is something we’ve touched on before in these episodes:

You can learn a bit more about housles and dumb suppers in Blog Post 227 – Bread.

We’re doing Ann Moura’s Green Witchcraft II for this year’s book club. You can get an exclusive discount at Llewellyn’s site on that or any of her Green Witchcraft books by using the code “GREENWITCH20” at checkout.

You can now also buy Cory’s book, New World Witchery: A Trove of North American Folk Magic! (also available from Amazon)

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