Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – Drinking Companions

Summary: Our final story comes from Chinese folklore, and tells the tale of a fisherman who generously shared his wine with a ghost and found out just what a good friend the dead can be.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a … Continue reading “Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – Drinking Companions”

Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – Aaron Kelly’s Bones

Summary: We roam down South for a story of a dancing corpse in the latest spooky October tale, “Aaron Kelly’s Bones.”   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time.  Even if you can’t … Continue reading “Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – Aaron Kelly’s Bones”

Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – A Pretty Girl in the Road

Summary: Our Halloween storytelling continues with a popular legend that people have been telling for over a century, “A Pretty Girl in the Road.”   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time.  Even … Continue reading “Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – A Pretty Girl in the Road”

Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – The Adventure of the German Student

Summary: We begin our annual tradition of spooky stories by hearing Washington Irving’s “The Adventure of the German Student.” Our theme this year is the dead returning from the grave, so prepare for a month of ghoulish delights!   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as … Continue reading “Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – The Adventure of the German Student”

Podcast Special – All Hallows Read

-SHOWNOTES FOR PODCAST SPECIAL- Summary In our very special and rather remarkable Halloween episode, we have original works of short fiction from six talented horror writers. Special thanks to our guests and our listeners! Play: Download:  New World Witchery Special – All Hallows Read -Sources- I mention the concept of All Hallows Read early on, … Continue reading “Podcast Special – All Hallows Read”

Special Episode – All Hallows Read

New World Witchery Special – All Hallows Read Six spooky stories from six rising stars of horror: 1) “Midnight,” by Saturn Darkhope 2) “A Flash of Red,” by Inanna Gabriel 3) “The Crystal Well,” by Oraia Helene 4) A selection from “The Demon’s Apprentice,” by Ben Reeder (read by Peter Paddon) 5) “They Dance at … Continue reading “Special Episode – All Hallows Read”

Blog Post 99 – Halloween

Ghostly greetings, everyone! As I near one hundred blog posts on this site, I thought I’d share something special for Halloween.  It’s an article I’ve been working on for a while now, part of a series I’m writing on the various holidays that make up my personal “ritual year.”  It’s long, though not as long … Continue reading “Blog Post 99 – Halloween”

Blog Post 221 – Magic Seen a Second Time

I know that many people come here for articles on folk magic with historical footnotes and sources, and don’t worry–more of those are in the works. But today I wanted to share a more personal post about my own family life and the magic we share. If that’s not your cuppa mugwort tea, though, I … Continue reading “Blog Post 221 – Magic Seen a Second Time”

Special Episode – Mr Fox

Summary: We finish our Doorways into Darkness All Hallows Read with a retelling of one of the most infamous doors of all: the door to the bloody chamber in the English tale, “Mr Fox” Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and … Continue reading “Special Episode – Mr Fox”

Special Episode – The Seven Gates of Hell

Summary: As we continue in our Doorways into Darkness All Hallows Read series, we visit York, Pennsylvania to explore the Seven Gates of Hell. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time. Even if … Continue reading “Special Episode – The Seven Gates of Hell”