https://open.spotify.com/episode/2W11bVX1sml7EryBM9jZm8?si=lxkSWTuXSmW2csVexCGQ3A Listen on Podbean Hey friends and thank you so much for tuning in to the show! Today’s episode is pumpkin spiced and full of practical magic. I’ll be talking about the magical properties of pumpkins and the spice blend we use to flavour them – ie how magical IS your pumpkin spice latte, … Continue reading Episode 82 – Practical Pumpkin Spice Magic
The nights are getting cooler, the tunes folksier, and there's a hint of pumpkin spice in the air. It's not actually fall yet, but tbh I ain't got time for that kind of negativity in my life. Hot girl summer is winding down-- I've got my old college t-shirt on with my flannel pj pants … Continue reading Welcome to #FatWitchFall!
Happy Halloween, Witches! Thanks for tuning in to this year's Very Fat Feminist Halloween Special in which we discuss the stereotypes and archetypes associated with witches that always seem to pop up at Halloween. Unfortunately, my episode ran long, and the file got a little too big for my already generous bandwidth limit on Podbean! … Continue reading Very Fat Feminist Halloween Special vol. 3 #HowRealWitchesDo
🔮🔮🔮🔮/5! "Take a magickal flight into the history, tradition, and modern uses of broomsticks. Whether sweeping the floors or helping with spells, rituals, and crafts, the broom is a more versatile tool than you ever imagined. Join Deborah Blake on a journey through the ages, exploring why broomsticks and witches have always been an inseparable … Continue reading Book Review of Shadows: The Witch’s Broom by Deborah Blake
Y'all know I love a good witchy movie. There's nothing like watching Practical magic in my pjs with my witch friends and having midnight margaritas, I tell you what. But sometimes Hollywood witches flying on brooms and vacuums, or walking on water just doesn't scratch my witchy itch. I love cheesy witch stereotypes, but sometimes … Continue reading Witch Docs #HowRealWitchesDo
Every October we're inundated with images of the stereotypical HALLOWEEN WITCH- pointy black hat, green skin, riding a broom, the works. Many witches embrace this caricature as a sister witch, and others think she's offensive, frightening, and garish. That's why every October I pick a facet of popular witchcraft and examine its effect on our … Continue reading #HowRealWitchesDo: Witchcraft Without a Filter (Updated!)
Happy Halloween friends! Are you excited? I am! This is my most favourite holiday of the year! It’s a time of magick and mystery and monsters. It’s a time when anyone can be whomever or whatever they want and embrace that identity for one incredible night. Plus… candy. Last year for Halloween I talked about … Continue reading A Very Fat Feminist Halloween Special! Vol. 2
🔮🔮🔮🔮🔮/5! The Weiser Book of Occult Detectives: 13 Stories of Supernatural Sleuthing is a compilation of vintage occult detective stories, written by masters of the genre including Arthur Conan Doyle, Algernon Blackwood, Dion Fortune, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, and Helena Blavatsky. Occult detectives explore paranormal mysteries or use their own supernatural gifts to solve crimes. … Continue reading Book Review of Shadows: The Weiser Book of Occult Detectives Edited by Judika Illes
This Sketchy Herb and Magic are both featured this month in the Witch n' Bitch! I chose them because they have strong connections to the world of the dead, and to transformation. Both Malachite and Mullein are an excellent addition to a Halloween or Samhain altar, are great for dream magick and astral travel, and … Continue reading Sketchy Herbs & Magic Rocks: Mullein & Malachite
🚨 You read it right, witches, Halloween is officially ONE WEEK AWAY. All week I'll be sharing very witchy Halloween content on the blog and in a new podcast episode! 🚨 To get started, check out some of my previously spooooooky content on the Podcast and Blog: Episode 2 - Witchy Wandering "Hello again and welcome to … Continue reading 🚨 IT’S OFFICIALLY HALLO-WEEK Y’ALL🚨
Aaaah! October! It's a new month and I've got some new, awesome witch reads on the go right now, including a little bit of fiction. I've also got a winner of Crystals, Plain & Simple! at the bottom of this post so scroll down if you entered! When I started this blog I knew books would … Continue reading #WitchReads Weekly – October 1st!
Listen to A Very Fat Feminist Halloween Special on Podbean! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Tonight is Halloween, AKA the greatest day ever! In this very special and spooky episode of the podcast I'm talking about some of the super fun myths and legends associated with the Halloweeniest version of the witch! I cover why brooms fly, green … Continue reading A Very Fat Feminist Halloween Special!
Happy Halloween, Witches! In a very special Halloween edition of Sketchy Herbs & Magic Rocks we're covering the witchiest herb around and the crystal that powered an entire magical city! Eye of Newt "Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog, adder's fork and blind worm's sting, lizard's leg … Continue reading Sketchy Herbs & Magic Rocks: Eye of Newt & Emerald
The Halloween Witch is unlike any other - in the first place she's kind of not real. I'm not here to tell you to start painting your skin green or growing warts to emulate her, but underneath all of the fairy tales and Halloween costumes lies real magic - movie or otherwise. Let's continue our … Continue reading Eye of Newt, Flying Ointments, Nose Twitches, & Frog Princes: Part 2
Pointy hats, black cats, toads, frogs, creepy potions and flying brooms have dominated our views of witches for hundreds of years. The witch is such an interesting piece of myth that new legends and standards are being invented all the time. Purple eyes, green skin, twitching noses and flying vacuum cleaners have all become recognizable … Continue reading Eye of Newt, Flying Ointments, Nose Twitches & Frog Princes: Part 1