Episode 94 – The Wheel of the Year


This time around (get it? Puns!) we look at the Neo-Pagan wheel of the year. We also discuss the importance of cycles in magical and spiritual practice, and we announce our latest contest winner.

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Producers for this show: Corvus, Diana Garino, Renee Odders, Ye Olde Magic Shoppe, Raven Dark Moon, Ivory, The Witches View Podcast,  Sarah, Molly, Corvus, Catherine, AthenaBeth, Jen Rue of Rue & Hyssop, 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 94 – The Wheel of the Year



For our “Looking Back” segment, we turned to Episode 44 – American Holidays for our inspiration. We’d also like to mention Jason Mankey’s article “The Eight Great American Sabbats,” which prompted that discussion originally and influenced this one somewhat.

Laine mentions she’ll be trying an upcoming WitchBox to see if it sparks her practice a bit.

You can read a lot about the history of the Neo-Pagan holidays in Margaret Atwood Margot Adler’s Drawing Down the Moon, Aidan Kelley’s A Tapestry of Witches, and Ronald Hutton’s Stations of the Sun.

We’ll be attempting a live broadcast via Periscope in late June, so stay tuned for details on that!

Also, we should be launching our newest podcast effort, Chasing Foxfire, in the next few months as well.

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 Promos & Music

Title and closing music is “Pig Ankle Rag,” by The Joy Drops, and is used under a Creative Commons License (available at Soundcloud.com).

Additional music is “Happy at the Wheel,” by The Twin Atlas, found at the Free Music Archive and used under a Creative Commons License.

Podcast 44 – American Holidays

Today we’re looking at the “American wheel of the year” and at developing your own magical calendar.

Download: Episode 44 – American Holidays

Our two main sources are the article “The Eight Great American Sabbats,” by Jason Mankey (at Patheos.com) and Jack Santino’s book All Around the Year.

Some other neat holiday-centered items:

Also check out the Holidays page at New World Witchery to explore this topic further, including episodes on Groundhog Day, Walpurgisnacht, and St. John’s Eve.

Cory will have a horror story about rabbits (of course) coming out through Misanthrope Press and their magazine Title Goes Here in the Fall (that’s sort of Halloween and Easter, right?).

And definitely check out all the details on Pagan Podkin Super Moot no. 3, happening in San Francisco on Oct. 6th!

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 Promos & Music
Title music:  “Homebound,” by Jag, from Cypress Grove Blues.  From Magnatune.

Promo 1 – Eat My Pagan A$$ Podcast
Promo 2 – HP Lovecraft Live Podcast
Promo 3 – Iron Powoqa Radio

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