Birds, diamonds, discs, squeaky wagons, and wishing lanterns!
We highly recommend that you find an almanac or lunar-oriented datebook to help you with planning out your own magical year. Some we can recommend:
- Or your local Farmer’s Almanac!
You can find a transcript of this episode at our Transcripts page.
The story this episode is “The Carpenter, Perun, and the Devil.” found in Forests of the Vampire, edited by Charles Phillips.
We also mention The Dabbler’s Guide to Witchcraft by Fire Lyte for the Wishing Lanterns section.
Please note that we’ll be doing our card-readings slightly differently this year. Laine will read for Cory, and Cory for Laine, but we’ll also share general information on the cards we pull, too. If you are interested in playing card divination, you can check out our Cartomancy post or pick up Cory’s book, 54 Devils.
You can now buy Cory’s book, New World Witchery: A Trove of North American Folk Magic! (also available from Amazon)
Image via Pixabay (CC 2.0)
If you have feedback you’d like to share, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or leave a comment at the website: www.newworldwitchery.com . We’d love to hear from you!
Don’t forget to follow us at Twitter! And check out our Facebook page! For those who are interested, we are also on TikTok now. You can follow us on Instagram (main account, or you can follow Laine as well) or check out our new YouTube channel with back episodes of the podcast and new “Everyday Magic” videos, too (as well as most of our contest announcements)! Have something you want to say? Leave us a voice mail on our official NWW hotline: (442) 999-4824 (that’s 442-99-WITCH, if it helps).
Promos and Music:
Title and closing music are “Runaround (AM Radio),” by Aaron Solomon, and is licensed from Audio Socket. (License #1273). Additional incidental music Kevin Macleod, from Free Music Archive and used under a CC 2.0 license; and additional music licensed from Audio Socket including: “Lost Souls,” by Aaron Solomon; “Finally at Peace,” by Colin Scudder; “Baluji Shrivastv,” by Raag Maru Bihag; and “Underwater Astronomy,” by Tear Ceremony.
Sound effects from Freesound.org and in the Public Domain.
Please consider supporting us by purchasing our promotional items in the New World Witchery Threadless shop or by joining our Patreon supporters.
If you like us AND you like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you will love our new show: Myth Taken: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast, now available through all the podcatchers! You can also check out Cory’s folklore show, Chasing Foxfire, where he explores the intersection of folklore and topics like history, medicine, science, nature, literature, pop culture, and more!
Please think about checking out our Audible Trial program. Visit Audibletrial.com/newworldwitchery to get your free trial of Audible, where you can download over 180,000 titles (including some narrated by Cory). Your purchases help support this show, and there’s no obligation to continue after the free trial