We tackle the thorny, magical, and morbid world of death from a personal and a magical perspective. We discuss our own experiences with death, some folkloric ideas about death and witchcraft, and a little bit about our thoughts on the afterlife.
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Producers for this show: Corvus, Diana Garino, Renee Odders, Ye Olde Magic Shoppe, Raven Dark Moon, The Witches View Podcast, Sarah, Molly, Corvus, Catherine, AthenaBeth, Jen Rue of Rue & Hyssop, Shannon, Little Wren, Michael M. and Jessica (if we missed you this episode, we’ll make sure you’re in the next one!). Big thanks to everyone supporting us!
Download: Episode 100 – The Witch Must Die!
We briefly mention our “Ancestors” episode, which is kind of our “looking back” idea, but most of the material for this show comes from personal experiences and beliefs. We do, however, mention a few books (or have some sources to recommend):
- Peter Paddon’s Grimoire for Modern Cunning Folk talks a bit about the “Cosmic Soup and Mighty Dead” concept we discuss
- There’s a book on Santa Muerte by Tony Kail, if you’re interested, and one by Andrew Chesnut.
- Death in fairy tales is a common figure. One of Cory’s faves is “Godfather Death,” which is even better annotated by SurLaLune
- We mention the Appalachian concept of “passing power,” which you can find in places like Patrick W. Gainer’s work or the folklore recorded by Vance Randolph
- Cory cites one of Dawn Jackson’s “Wytches’ Proverbs” (only the archived version of the site seems to exist now)
- Cory reads a bit from David Eagleman’s Sum: Forty tales from the afterlives
- We both liked the film What Dreams May Come and mention it in the show
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Don’t forget to join us on Sunday, October 30th for our next MIxlr broadcast. The subject is “Ghost Stories.” We’ll hope to see you there!
Chech out our latest podcast effort, Chasing Foxfire, which just launched in early October. If you like folklore, this show will be connecting the dots between folk tales, science, nature, pop culture, literature, and more.
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Promos & Music
Title and closing music is “Homebound,” by Bluesboy Jag, and is used under license from Magnatune.