Special Episode – Folk Magician’s Notebook – January 2023

First-footing, cartomancy, helpful birds, and more!

We welcome in a new year with some information on first footing, add a little variety to our card readings, hear a story about a helpful robin, shake and rattle some gourds, and much more!
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We highly recommend that you find an almanac or lunar-oriented datebook to help you with planning out your own magical year. Some we can recommend:

You can find a transcript of this episode at our Transcripts page.

The story this episode is taken from The Secret Garden, by Mary Hodges Burnett. Laine reads Chapter 8 – The Robin Who Showed the Way (link for full chapter at Lit2Go)

You can find out more about first footing and other New Year’s Traditions at our post about the topic, as well.

Please note that we’ll be doing our card-readings slightly differently this year. Laine will read for Cory, and Cory for Laine, but we’ll also share general information on the cards we pull, too. If you are interested in playing card divination, you can check out our Cartomancy post or pick up Cory’s book, 54 Devils.

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

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Promos and Music:

Title and closing music are “Runaround (AM Radio),” by Aaron Solomon, and is licensed from Audio Socket. Additional music licensed from AudioSocket includes”Rain,” by Jim Coleman; “Campfire Slow,” by Randall Chrissman; “My Dreams Start out Calmly,” by Shadowy Lines; “At this Point,” by Abstract Aprils; and “Paranormal Dobro,” by Steve Barden.  Additional incidental music Kevin Macleod, from Free Music Archive and used under a CC 2.0 license.

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