Podcast 20 – Magical Animals
-SHOWNOTES FOR EPISODE 20-
Today we’re looking at animals and their role in magical practice. We’ll talk about different species, shapeshifting, and familiars. In WitchCraft, Laine talks about making Black Cat Oil. Cory looks at one way to attune with a familiar in SpelledOut. Don’t forget about the Winter Lore Contest!
Download: New World Witchery – Episode 20
Some of the works we cite are:
Patrick Gainer’s WItches Ghosts & Signs
Vance Randolph’s Ozark Magic & Folklore
Ronald Hutton’s Triumph of the Moon
The Foxfire book series
Magical Creatures, from Elizabeth Pepper & Barbara Stacy of The Witch’s Almanac
We mention the Bible, particularly Leviticus 16 (the scapegoat). 16:8 in many translations refers to Azazel (wiki article. Also, we mention Mark 16: 17-18 (the passage on snake-handling).
We also mention Auntie Greenleaf, whose tale can be found at Americanfolklore.net
You might also be interested in our New World Witchery blog entry on Snakes.
And, of course, we mention Judika Iles’ 5000 Spells again.