Our annual “Tales and Wassails” episode for the midwinter nights
Our stories for this episode are “The Golden Key” from the Brothers Grimm and “The Snow Maiden” from Russian folklore.
The poems are “Winter Stars,” by Sara Teasdale and “The Snow Fairy,” by Claude McKay.
The apple lore can be found in our Post #143 – Apples.
If you are interested in playing card divination, you can check out our Cartomancy post or pick up Cory’s book, 54 Devils.
Some upcoming publications from us:
Cory recently contributed to The Gorgon’s Guide to Magical Resistance, edited by Jenn Zahrt and Laura Tempest Zakroff (which includes his “penis trees” article along with a lot of other great pieces) and the upcoming release of the Llewellyn’s Complete Book of North American Folk Magic, out in Spring 2023. Also be on the lookout for our upcoming collaborative book Conjuring the Commonplace: A Guide to Everyday Enchantment and Junk Drawer Magic also coming in 2023 from 1000Volt Press.
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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Promos and Music:
Our music for this episode is used under Public Domain through Archive.org or licensed from AudioSocket unless noted otherwise. The songs for this episode are:
- “Old Christmas,” by Boyd Asher (Library Of Congress – Public Domain)
- “Jingle Bells,” by Morrie Morrison Orchestra (AudioSocket)
- “Fum Fum Fum” by the US Army Men’s Choir (Public Domain)
- “Pat-a-Pan,” by the Concordia Choir (Archive.org)
- “Good King Wenceslas,” by the Harmony Choristers (Archive.org)
- “Angels We Have Heard on High,” by Joe Matzzie (AudioSocket)
- “Soul Cake,” by the Pagan Carolers (Archive.org)
- “Carol of the Birds,” by Columbus Boyschoir (Archive.org)
- “Sing We Noel Once More,” by the Harmony Choristers (Archive.org)
- “The Wassail Song,” by the English Singers (Archive.org)
- “We’ve Been A-Wandering,” by Concordia Choir (Archive.org)
- “Somerset Wassail,” by the Pagan Carolers (Archive.org)
- “Carol of the Bells,” by Columbus Boyschoir (Archive.org)
- “Green Groweth the Holly,” by the Pagan Carolers (Archive.org)
- “The Boar’s Head Carol,” by the Pagan Carolers (Archive.org)
- “Silent Night,” by Steven Rice (AudioSocket)
- “Da Day Dawn,” by Samantha Gillogly (used with permission of artist)
Incidental music includes work by Kevin MacLeod, made available under a CC 2.0 license, and found at the FreeMusicArchive.org
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