Episode 208 – Pop Culture Magic

We talk about the influence of pop culture on us and our practices this time!

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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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.

You can now buy Cory’s book, New World Witchery: A Trove of North American Folk Magic! (also available from Amazon)

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If you have feedback you’d like to share, email us at compassandkey@gmail.com or newworldwitcherypodcast@gmail.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 music is “Woman Blues,” by Paul Avgerinos. All music is licensed from Audio Socket.

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Episode 207 – Broom Closets Revisited

Laine shares some big news and we talk about being “out” as a witch (especially in the age of social media)!

Summary: Laine shares a recent personal milestone and we get into the benefits (and potential headaches) caused by being “out” as a magical practitioner. We also talk about the role of social media and being a “public” witch, then do our monthly card readings and a listener email in response to our death lore episode.

Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time. Even if you can’t give, spread the word and let others know, and maybe we can make New World Witchery even better than it is now.

Producer for this show: Our Patreon supporter for this episode is Fergus! We’re naming them honorary Bewitching Big Ben of the Episode. (Because they really ring our bell). Thank you for your support of this episode and for your ongoing support of New World Witchery.

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We last talked about this topic waaaaaay back in 2010 in Episode 2 – Broom Closets and an Interview with Sarah Lawless.

We were also both interviewed recently on Your Average Witch Podcast, which we mention in this episode.

Cory’s Interview

Laine’s Interview

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.

Our listener email this month responds to some information in our recent Death Lore episode.

You can now buy Cory’s book, New World Witchery: A Trove of North American Folk Magic! (also available from Amazon)

Please note that clicking on links may provide some monetary compensation to New World Witchery.

Image via Pixabay (Used under CC 2.0 License, modified by New World Witchery)

If you have feedback you’d like to share, email us at compassandkey@gmail.com or newworldwitcherypodcast@gmail.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 music is “Woman Blues,” by Paul Avgerinos. All music is licensed from Audio Socket.

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! 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

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