Summary: We discuss some of our favorite pop culture influences on folk magic, as well as some of the ways we can (and sometimes do) incorporate pop culture elements into our spiritual practices and spaces. Plus our monthly card readings and a pair of listener responses!
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Play: Episode 208 – Pop Culture Magic
We’re mostly talking Pop Culture influences, but if you want a good breakdown that’s not too academic exploring folk and pop culture connections and differences, Cory recommends Lynne S. McNeill’s Folklore Rules!
We also have talked a little bit about pop culture things in a few previous episodes, such as Episode 8 – Magical Media Mania! and Episode 199 – Screen Time Spookiness.
We’ve had some questions about our cartomancy readings and meanings. Many of the playing card meanings are based on information found in Cory’s book 54 Devils: The Art and Folklore of Fortune-telling with Playing Cards (which will be getting an updated version soon). We also both like to use Rachel Pollack’s 78 Degrees of Wisdom for understanding tarot meanings, too.
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