Episode 222 – The Witch’s Rest

The value in sitting out a Sabbat once in a while

The value in sitting out a Sabbat once in a while

Summary: In which we discuss the concept of taking time off from witchcraft intentionally in order to recharge, as well as precedents for down time in folklore.

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Our main source for this is The Witch at the Forest’s Edge, by Christine Grace. We mention Mother Lane, the New Moon Curandera, who is also mentioned in Cory’s book, New World Witchery. The mention of Pop Cliff is found in Rocky Sexton’s article “Cajun and Creole Traiteurs.”

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The transcript for this episode is available on our Transcripts page.

Some upcoming publications from us:

Cory recently contributed to The Gorgon’s Guide to Magical Resistance, edited by Jenn Zahrt and Laura Tempest Zakroff (which includes his “penis trees” article along with a lot of other great pieces) and the upcoming release of the Llewellyn’s Complete Book of North American Folk Magic, out in Spring 2023. Also be on the lookout for our upcoming collaborative book Conjuring the Commonplace: A Guide to Everyday Enchantment and Junk Drawer Magic also coming in 2023 from 1000Volt Press.

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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