That Witch Life
Episode 60: Food Magick With Dawn Aurora Hunt

Episode 60: Food Magick With Dawn Aurora Hunt

November 22, 2020

As always, a special thanks to our sponsors! See below for listener specials! Food is Magick! Witch and culinary star Dawn Aurora Hunt of Cucina Aurora joins us to discuss kitchen Witchery. We explore using food as Magick, cooking with love and intention and “learning to pivot” during these strange times. Check out Dawn’s food Magick and her book A Kitchen Witch’s Guide To Love And Romance at cucinaaurora.com. Other topics include Magick for the November Full Moon, strange reactions to Margaret Thatcher, and some seriously juvenile jokes. A listener is about to lose their beloved mesquite tree. How can they make things right with the tree’s spirit? On Patreon: Hear the stories of Hilary playing Santa at the local strip clubs and Dawn’s adventures in Portland, OR. Show notes and audio transcript at thatwitchlife.com.  Support the show:  Patreon.com/thatwitchlife    Ko-fi.com/thatwitchlifepodcast  etsy.com/shop/thatwitchlifepodcast.

Manifest The Change You Want To See In Yourself And The World Around You through Sacred Mists Academy. Visit sacredmistsacademy.com for free enrollment (a $30 savings) when using the code WITCHLIFE at registration. Available until 12/31/2020.
Looking for Magickal supplies? To get 10% off your purchase of $35 or more at Sacred Mists Shoppe, go to sacredmists.com and use code WITCHLIFE at check-out.
* Since 1901, Llewellyn has been at the forefront of holistic and metaphysical publishing and thought. Save 20% on their incredible titles during Llewellyn’s holiday sale at llewellyn.com!
Check out the Opal Oracle Cards, a vibrant and joyful oracle deck, in which readers can dive more deeply into a path of self-compassion and reveal to themselves love that exists in the world around them.

Episode 59: Gratitude Practice With Sara Walka

Episode 59: Gratitude Practice With Sara Walka

November 16, 2020

A special thanks to Sacred Mists Academy and Shoppe for Sponsoring this episode! Please see below for listener specials! We set intention, we cast the spell…but do we give thanks? Sara Walka of The Sisters Enchanted joins us to discuss the role of gratitude in Magic and how it strengthens spells, as well as how to build (and stick with!) a gratitude practice. Other topics include inclusivity in Magick circles and the curse of The King Midas Touch. Kanani’s Witchlet reviews “Room On The Broom,” Hilary discusses apple, and your hosts completely fall apart over stories of phantom vans, highway paranoia, and pants-stealing. A listener is curious about using honey granules in sweetening spells. Would that work in place of liquid honey? Audio transcript and show notes at thatwitchlife.com.  Support the show: patreon.com/thatwitchlife         ko-fi.com/thatwitchlifepodcast      www.etsy.com/shop/ThatWitchLifePodcast
Manifest The Change You Want To See In Yourself And The World Around You through Sacred Mists Academy. Visit sacredmistsacademy.com for free enrollment (a $30 savings) when using the code WITCHLIFE at registration. Available until 12/31/2020.
Looking for Magickal supplies? To get 10% off your purchase of $35 or more at Sacred Mists Shoppe, go to sacredmists.com and use code WITCHLIFE at check-out.

 

Episode 58: Grounding And Centering With Joi Bonman

Episode 58: Grounding And Centering With Joi Bonman

November 9, 2020

A special thanks to Sacred Mists Academy and Shoppe for sponsoring this episode! Please see below for listener specials! What a week/year/four years! Never have we needed grounding and centering more than we do now. But does it mean to 'ground and center'? Why is it important in Magick? Joi Bonman, Witch and self-care queen, joins us to talk about the necessity of grounding and centering, as well as its connection to self-care. Our apologies to Scorpios...we're totally mean to you in this episode! Plus, Courtney reads Tarot for Hilary and Kanani using Rachel True's True Heart Intuitive Tarot. A listener in the military wonders how can they maintain a consistent Witchcraft practice with a transient lifestyle, a conservative family, and no place to practice privately. To hear a grounding and centering practice led by Joi, join us on Patreon! Show notes and audio transcript at thatwitchlife.com.

Manifest The Change You Want To See In Yourself And The World Around You through Sacred Mists Academy. Visit sacredmistsacademy.com for free enrollment (a $30 savings) when using the code WITCHLIFE at registration. Available until 12/31/2020.
Looking for Magickal supplies? To get 10% off your purchase of $35 or more at Sacred Mists Shoppe, go to sacredmists.com and use code WITCHLIFE at check-out.

Episode 57: Candle Magick With Madame Pamita

Episode 57: Candle Magick With Madame Pamita

November 1, 2020

A special thanks to Sacred Mists Academy and Shoppe for Sponsoring this episode! Please see below for listener specials! Candle Magick is an ancient part of Witchcraft. Witch, author, and candle artisan Madame Pamita talks with us about how to use candles in your spells, including the benefits of making your own candles! She also talks with us about the three “M’s” of Magick, a true key in tracking a spell’s success. Other topics include sleeping under the Ancestor Altar, the final chapter of Walter the Foster Pig, and how ONE of us might have gotten rabies and needed a toe amputated on the same friggin’ day. Plus, Kanani reviews the new Craft movie. A listener hopes to donate bone marrow to their sister. What Magick can they do to make this successful? To hear our bonus conversation with Madame Pamita regarding Magickal herbs and more awesome bonus content, join us on Patreon! P.S.; USA Witches: VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! Show notes and audio transcript at thatwitchlife.com.  Support the show: patreon.com/thatwitchlife         ko-fi.com/thatwitchlifepodcast      www.etsy.com/shop/ThatWitchLifePodcast  

Manifest The Change You Want To See In Yourself And The World Around You through Sacred Mists Academy. Visit sacredmistsacademy.com for free enrollment (a $30 savings) when using the code WITCHLIFE at registration. Available until 12/31/2020.
Looking for Magickal supplies? To get 10% off your purchase of $35 or more at Sacred Mists Shoppe, go to sacredmists.com and use code WITCHLIFE at check-out.

Episode 56: A Witch’s Funeral Rites With Mortellus

Episode 56: A Witch’s Funeral Rites With Mortellus

October 26, 2020

A special thanks to our sponsors! Please see below for special listener discounts. CONTENT WARNING: Minutes 32-43 contain a survivor story involving childhood sexual abuse, religious trauma, and suicide. Minutes 44-50 contain descriptions of mortuary practices. If you or someone you love is currently experiencing abuse or thoughts of suicide, please contact the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255, the Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860, or RAINN-the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network at 800-856-HOPE. Every mainstream religion has rites for the deceased. But what do Witches do? Mortellus, Priestix and mortician, joins us to talk about the elements of a Witch's funeral and why it's important to consider these things while we are living. They also share with us the journey of the deceased in the mortuary room, and a new perspective on caring for the deceased. Hilary talks about Damiana, we discuss our favorite Halloween movies, and how we are celebrating a different kind of Halloween during Covid. Plus, creepy dolls creep out the masses.  A South African listener is struggling to find a mentor in Witchcraft. What can they do? Show notes and audio transcript at thatwitchlife.com.  Support the show: patreon.com/thatwitchlife      ko-fi.com/thatwitchlifepodcast www.etsy.com/shop/ThatWitchLifePodcast  

Manifest The Change You Want To See In Yourself And The World Around You through Sacred Mists Academy. Visit sacredmistsacademy.com for free enrollment (a $30 savings) when using the code WITCHLIFE at registration. Available until 12/31/2020.
Looking for Magickal supplies? To get 10% off your purchase of $35 or more at Sacred Mists Shoppe, go to sacredmists.com and use code WITCHLIFE at check-out.
Fox and Elder: Meeting you where you are, offering a variety of ways to step onto the plant path. To receive 15% off your first purchase of teas, tinctures, or a Full Moon Zine subscription, go to foxandelder.com and enter code “thatwitchlife” at check-out.

Episode 55: Día de Los Muertos With Monica Divane, Plus Halloween and Samhain Rites

Episode 55: Día de Los Muertos With Monica Divane, Plus Halloween and Samhain Rites

October 19, 2020

A special thank you to our sponsors! Please see links below for special offers for TWL listeners. It's the time of the Ancestors and honoring the Dead! Bruja Monica Divane joins us to talk about Día de Los Muertos and ways to honor Ancestral traditions both for oneself and with children. We discuss food offerings (as well as properly disposing of these offerings), connecting with one's cultural ancestry, and learning from other cultures in a respectful way. Courtney shares Magick for the Blue Moon on Halloween and Samhain, Hilary talks ginger, and Kanani talks pizza and wine. Plus, updates on Walter The Foster Pig! A listener is pregnant, but after several losses, is scared and wants to cultivate calm. What Magick can they do to ease their anxiety? Audio transcript to follow.  Bonus content: patreon.com/thatwitchlife
Ko-fi.com/thatwitchlifepodcast
etsy.com/shop/thatwitchlifepodcast
Manifest The Change You Want To See In Yourself And The World Around You through Sacred Mists Academy. Visit sacredmistsacademy.com for free enrollment (a $30 savings) when using the code WITCHLIFE at registration. Available until 12/31/2020.
* Looking for Magickal supplies? To get 10% off your purchase of $35 or more at Sacred Mists Shoppe, go to sacredmists.com and use code WITCHLIFE at check-out.
Fox and Elder: Meeting you where you are, offering a variety of ways to step onto the plant path. To receive 15% off your first purchase of teas, tinctures, or a Full Moon Zine subscription, go to foxandelder.com and enter code “thatwitchlife” at check-out.

Episode 54: Dispelling Myths Of Witchcraft And Satan Worship With Sarah Marshall

Episode 54: Dispelling Myths Of Witchcraft And Satan Worship With Sarah Marshall

October 12, 2020

A special thanks to our episode sponsors! See links below for special listener discounts. OMG. How many times do we have to say, "Yes, we're Witches. No, that doesn't mean we worship Satan." Sarah Marshall, writer and host of "You're Wrong About" and "Why Are Dads" podcasts joins us to discuss the (ridiculous) history of the Satanic Panic in the United States, its impact on Witches, and patterns of mass hysteria. We dig into the dangers of conspiracy theory and imagined victimhood. Digressions include the Witchcraft of bread, Hilary's premonition about Princess Diana, Anna Nicole Smith, Frankenstein, and Nutter Butters. Kanani reviews "The Witches" and we all discuss the trailer for the remake. A listener has been emotionally invested in someone for almost a decade. What sort of releasing ritual can they do to let them go? Show notes at audio transcript at thatwitchlife.com.
Turn your bath ritual from ordinary to extraordinary, visit mysticalexistence.com and enter code TWLP at checkout to receive a 15% discount until 11/10/2020.
Manifest The Change You Want To See In Yourself And The World Around You through Sacred Mists Academy. Visit sacredmistsacademy.com for free enrollment (a $30 savings) when using the code WITCHLIFE at registration. Available until 12/31/2020.
* Fox and Elder: Meeting you where you are, offering a variety of ways to step onto the plant path. To receive 15% off your first purchase of teas, tinctures, or a Full Moon Zine subscription, go to foxandelder.com and enter code “thatwitchlife” at check-out.
Don’t miss “Illuminating The Shadow:” Tarot Master Class with Sasha Graham, a Witchy Master Class for Tarot lovers of all ages!

Patreon.com/thatwitchlife

etsy.com/shop/thatwitchlifepodcast

Ko-fi.com/thatwitchlifepodcast

Episode 53: Manifesting Change In Community With Millie DeMaude

Episode 53: Manifesting Change In Community With Millie DeMaude

October 5, 2020

A special thanks to our episode sponsors: Mystical Existence and Sacred Mists Academy! See links below for special listener discounts. Spells aren’t enough on their own. Magick requires personal action. Millie DeMaude shows us how Magick strengthens service for our communities, offering us both practical and Magickal ways to make our communities bright and healthy…including how voting is an act of Magick. We discuss plans for the upcoming Merc Ret, and watch the trailer for “The Craft.” A listener identifies as a ‘Hedge Witch’ and doesn’t connect much with Deity. Is this a problem? Plus, Hilary is fostering a piglet and Courtney can’t handle it. Listen as Kanani gets hit with a HUGE SURPRISE at the end of the episode in honor of her 40th birthday! Join us on Patreon to see the video of the surprise and our “Craft” trailer watch! Show notes and audio transcript at thatwitchlife.com.    
Ko-fi.com/thatwitchlifepodcast  
etsy.com/shop/thatwitchlifepodcast 
Turn your bath ritual from ordinary to extraordinary, visit mysticalexistence.com and enter code TWLP at checkout to receive a 15% discount until 11/10/2020.
Manifest The Change You Want To See In Yourself And The World Around You through Sacred Mists Academy. Visit sacredmistsacademy.com for free enrollment (a $30 savings) when using the code WITCHLIFE at registration. Available until 12/31/2020.

Episode 52: Pagan Priesthood With Lora O’Brien

Episode 52: Pagan Priesthood With Lora O’Brien

September 28, 2020

A special thanks to our episode sponsors: The Witches Resistance and Mystical Existence! See links below for special listener discounts. Leadership is essential to Magickal community, but there is no manual for it…or is there? Special guest Lora O’Brien joins us to discuss her new book A Practical Guide To Pagan Priesthood, the importance of Pagan clergy, as well as its responsibilities and challenges. Plus, hear the the origins of Courtney and Lora’s online food fight…which reaches a (sort of) dramatic climax in the game: Did Courtney Make It, Eat It, or Draw The Line? Kanani shares Magickal household hints and Hilary talks about using thyme Magick. Join us at Patreon.com/thatwitchlife to hear Lora’s response to a listener question about the use of birds in divination in ancient Ireland. Show notes and audio transcript at thatwitchlife.com.  Ko-fi.com/thatwitchlifepodcast  etsy.com/shop/thatwitchlifepodcast
*For Magickal supplies made by and for Witches, supporting causes that matter, visit witchesresistance.com and enter code thatwitchlife at checkout to receive a 10% discount between now and 10/31/20.
*To turn your bath ritual from ordinary to extraordinary, visit mysticalexistence.com and enter code TWLP at checkout to receive a 15% discount until 11/10/2020.

Episode 51: Fall Equinox-Live At Columbia-Willamette Pagan Pride

Episode 51: Fall Equinox-Live At Columbia-Willamette Pagan Pride

September 21, 2020

For Magickal supplies made by and for Witches, supporting causes that matter, visit witchesresistance.com and enter code thatwitchlife at checkout to receive a 10% discount between now and 10/31/20. Thank you to The Witches Resistance for being an episode sponsor! This week, we're LIVE at the virtual Columbia-Willamette Pagan Pride festival! We begin by celebrating clean air and mourning the loss of RBG, and then dig into the Fall Equinox: its history and how to celebrate, today. Other topics include Magick during bouts of depression, saying goodbye to old altars and building new ones, astrology for the Equinox, and the Magickal use of bay leaves. Plus, why did Hilary and Kanani get "the cool premonitions"? A listener is looking assistance with focus while working from home. What Magick might help with that? For video of our conversation, join us at patreon.com/thatwitchlife.  Show notes and audio transcript at thatwitchlife.com.   etsy.com/shop/thatwitchlifepodcast  ko-fi.com/thatwitchlifepodcast

Play this podcast on Podbean App