🔮🔮🔮🔮/5! A guide to conscious living through the moon and her phases, incorporating intersectional feminist theory, wellness rituals, spellwork, and witchcraft for the modern seeker. We all know the moon. We all have a relationship with it. The earliest people obeyed her orbit, timed their months and holidays and celebrations and agriculture to the moon; … Continue reading Book Review of Shadows – The Moon Book: Lunar Magic to Change Your Life by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener
I’ve always had an unspoken policy when it comes to tarot readings I do for others and that is that the deck cannot be entirely white. If a deck features human characters all the way through and all of them are white, I don’t use it. The reason for that is that there’s a zero … Continue reading I Love a Fat Deck
Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to the fund so far, and who joined me for a live fundraiser yesterday where we talked about Oshun and her magic, and did a grounding meditation! We've raised $1782 in less than 2 weeks! I am so proud of you guys! In this live fundraiser … Continue reading Thanks witches! $1782 Raised for The Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls so far!
When it comes to casting a curse, I believe there are two parts - first the hexing, and then the healing. The protests rebellions, happening worldwide are the hex. Through collective energy, black people are toppling the racist system that enslaved them, disregarded them, and killed them in their hours of need. It's well overdue. … Continue reading Fundraising for The Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls through The Loveland Foundation
Hello again witches, and thanks for joining me for another magic rock monday - especially after last week's hiccup! I'll be sharing a little bit about working with black moonstone, introducing you to a crystal for the revolution, and even tossing y'all a freebie by discussing the crystal I had PLANNED to work with last … Continue reading #MagicRockMondays – Galena
“I went to collect the few personal belongings which...I held to be invaluable: my cat, my resolve to travel, and my solitude.”― Colette No matter how secular the practice of modern witchcraft becomes, we never forget or forgo the lessons of the ancient goddesses completely. These stories and histories of magical women who forged their own … Continue reading Goddesses of Solitude
🔮🔮🔮🔮🔮/5! The life and work of the legendary “Pope of Voodoo,” Marie Laveau—a free woman of color who practically ruled New Orleans in the mid-1800s Marie Laveau may be the most influential American practitioner of the magical arts; certainly, she is among the most famous. She is the subject of songs, films, and legends and … Continue reading Book review of Shadows: The Magic of Marie Laveau by Denise Alvarado
🔮🔮🔮🔮🔮/5! A modern, inclusive guide to astrology that will illuminate your love life as well as your relationships with your family, your friends, and yourself. When it comes to friendship, family, and romance, we all want the same things: to love and be loved, to communicate, to fight fair, and to feel okay in our … Continue reading Book Review of Shadows: Astrology for Real Relationships by Jessica Lanyadoo & T. Greenaway
If you listened to yesterday's interview with Kathleen Borealis, you heard that one way you can assure that your magic rocks are ethically mined is by digging them up yourself! I've got a list of commercial mines that offer tours and are open to the public all over canada and the us, one in europe, … Continue reading Become a Magic Rock Hound!
I've got one copy of GLAM WITCH by MICHAEL HERKES to giveaway to A lucky witch! Head to Instagram to find out how to enter! "THE GLAM WITCH plants the practice of modern witchcraft in Lilith’s garden of glittery fruit. Laid out over a sparkling assemblage of chapters, a modern mystic will explore the theory, … Continue reading Glam Witch Instagram Giveaway! #FatWitchFall
🔮🔮🔮🔮🔮/5! " A nonfiction book of deeply personal essays by marginalised people using the intersection of feminism, witchcraft, and resistance to summon power and become fearsome in a world that would prefer them afraid. With contributions from twenty witchy femmes, queer conjurers, and magical rebels, Becoming Dangerous is a book of intelligent and challenging essays that will … Continue reading Book Review of Shadows- Becoming Dangerous: Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers and Magical Rebels on Summoning the Power to Resist
Hello again witches, seekers, and friends, and thanks for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast episode 42 STAR GODDESS. Today I'm finishing up this unofficial astrology series from the last few episodes by talking about the asteroids in astrology. Instead of just throwing astro facts at you, I'm telling the stories of the … Continue reading Episode 42 – Star Goddess
Hello again witches, seekers, and friends and thanks for tuning in to episode 35 of The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast, the show where we do a little ranting, raving and wand waving! Today's episode is all about everyone's not-so-favourite emotion - ANGER. Where it comes from, why we get angry, and why you shouldn't just … Continue reading Episode 35 – The Magick of Anger
Hello witches, seekers, and friends! Thanks for tuning in to episode 34 of The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast, the show where we do a little ranting, raving, and wand-waving! Today we're talking about a profession and mission that's common in witchy and pagan circles - midwifery, doulas, and birth work. Is Midwifery witchcraft? Why are … Continue reading Episode 34 – Witches, Midwives, and Doulas
Hello witches, seekers, and friends! I'm crawling up out of my summer hiatus with a new episode about the overlap between witches and pagans, and midwives, doulas, and parents who choose to use their services. As I've mentioned before on the show, I took a doula certification course years ago and for a short time … Continue reading Hey Witches, Midwives, and Doulas!
Hello again witches, seekers and friends, and thanks for tning in to episode 33 of the fat feminist witch podcast, the show where I do a little ranting raving and wand waving. I am your host, Paige the fat feminist witch, broadcasting from not so sunny southerwestern ontario, and today we are talking about FATPHOBIA! … Continue reading Podcast Episode 33: FATPHOBIA!
🔮🔮🔮🔮🔮/5! From the unforgettable teacher Jessamyn Stanley comes Every Body Yoga, a book that breaks all the stereotypes. It’s a book of inspiration for beginners of all shapes and sizes: If Jessamyn could transcend these emotional and physical barriers, so can we. It’s a book for readers already doing yoga, looking to refresh their practice … Continue reading Book Review of Shadows: Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley
Despite being a 1 woman podcast, I relish in being able to share the voices of other women, femmes, and non-binary witches and activists. Interviewing these incredible people has changed my perspective, allowed me to learn whole new ways to practice and love magic, and allowed me to do some healing of my own. I … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day 2018!
🔮🔮🔮🔮/5! A magical lifestyle guide for everything from powering up a stylish crystal to banishing terrible Tinder dates Want to feel terrifyingly beautiful? Wear the right colour of eyeshadow to project otherworldly glamour. Need to exorcise a toxic friendship? Repeat the proper incantation and make it disappear. Want to increase your energy? Whip up a … Continue reading Book Review of Shadows: Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman
Oh ho ho, it's that time again witches! Time to give a good hard look at ourselves, and at a little controversy. A lil' background on today's Witch n' Bitch: Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman is the Book Club of Shadows pick for the month in my private group for Patreon patrons … Continue reading #WitchnBitch Topic: Witch, Ya Basic!
🔮🔮🔮🔮🔮/5! Witch, Slut, Feminist: these contested identities are informing millennial women as they counter a tortuous history of misogyny with empowerment. This innovative primer highlights sexual liberation as it traces the lineage of “witch feminism.” Juxtaposing scholarly research on the demonization of women and female sexuality that has continued since the witch hunts of the … Continue reading Book Review of Shadows: Witches, Sluts, Feminists by Kristen J. Solée
I can still remember when I started thinking Oprah was my arch nemesis. It was a warm and sunny afternoon, absolutely gorgeous. I'd been running around outside like the active, but chubby, 7 year old I was. It was 5 years after Oprah had wheeled that giant glob of literal waste out onto the stage, … Continue reading Oprah: The fatphobic demon of my childhood
🔮🔮🔮🔮🔮/5! In this issue of Brainscan, Alex Wrekk (Stolen Sharpie Revolution) discusses the individualized witchcraft practice she's pieced together over the past decade. While documenting her journey, she looks at a variety of other witchcraft traditions, why they didn't fully work for her, and why secular witchcraft is just as valid as any other form. She also gives plenty … Continue reading Book (Zine!) Review of Shadows: Brainscan #33 by Alex Wrekk
🔮🔮🔮🔮🔮/5! Conjure, hoodoo, rootwork—these are all names for southern American folk magic. Conjure first emerged in the days of slavery and plantations and is widely considered among the most potent forms of magic. Its popularity continues to increase, both in the United States and worldwide. This book is a guide to using conjure to achieve … Continue reading Book Review of Shadows: Old Style Conjure by Starr Casas
Hello and thanks for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast! In this episode of the podcast I sit down with Sarah Potter, also known as "The Good Witch of the Art World" and the curator of SEASON OF THE WITCH, an art show happening RIGHT NOW at the Seligmann Centre in Sugarloaf, New … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 26 – Interview with Sarah Potter, The Good Witch of the Art World
If you haven't been following American or Canadian news lately, you might have missed the terrifying mainstreaming of nazism and hatred that's occurring in the US right now. Though racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism and general hatred has always existed in very scary ways in the US, for the first time in my life those … Continue reading Flight of the Night Witches – Anti-Nazi Mass Action
/5! Heralded as one of the greatest figures in the history of modern witchcraft, Doreen Valiente made an unparalleled contribution to contemporary spiritual practice. This book tells her fascinating story, from her earliest encounters with the Craft to her work with Gerald Gardner and her emergence as one of the foremost thinkers in the revival … Continue reading Book Review of Shadows: Doreen Valiente, Witch by Philip Heselton
Thanks for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast! Today I'm talking about how out-dated and racially insensitive some of the common language of witchcraft and paganism can be - especially when witches who are white talk about the magickal traditions of witches who are black. This is a special new kind of episode … Continue reading Episode 22 – #WitchNBitch: How White Witches Talk About Black Magick
I recently asked y'all to share with me what comes to mind when you hear the term "Plantation Magic", in reference to "southern heritage magic". Before you ask, no this is not a very common term, but it is one I've recently come across and it made me think about the way we, often as … Continue reading #WITCHNBITCH Responses: Plantation Magic
🔮🔮🔮/5 The wand is the most important component of the witch’s toolbox. Serving as an ultimate big book of wands, here is: The clearest exposition of the names, spirits, and attributes of woods for wands The clearest explanation of wand anatomy The most complete explanation of how to access, shape, and channel magical forces from … Continue reading Book Review of Shadows: Witch’s Guide to Wands by Gypsey Elaine Teague
Hey witches! I recently came across something in a newly published magick book that really made me stop and think. For two weeks I thought about what I'd read, whether or not I agreed with it, and how it made me feel. Eventually I sought out the advice of a friend who has personal knowledge … Continue reading #WITCHNBITCH Topic: “Plantation Magic”
Thanks for tuning in to another episode of The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast! Today I'm interviewing Andi Grace, regular contributor at Little Red Tarot and curator of We Believe You: Femmes Surviving Toxic Masculinity, a multi-media zine featuring stories, essays and works of art from femmes and women living in a patriarchal society. We also … Continue reading Interview with Andi Grace
Thanks for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Podcast, today I'm doing my ranting, raving, and wand-waving with Natalie Zaman, author of Magical Destinations of the Northeast: Sacred Sites, Occult Oddities, and Magical Monuments! We talk about her book and how she chose some of the sites, her first experiences with magical destinations in her … Continue reading Interview with Natalie Zaman