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Hope you're all feeling crafty this month, because we're making a Witches' Ladder! Grab your yarn, craft feathers, and bells, and get ready to make an early-warning system for trouble of all sorts. Another classic from The Sisters Grimmoire, Vol I. Visit the Willow Wings Witch Shop to purchase my books and homemade accoutrements for your craft! Check my WordPress for show notes for past episodes and information on upcoming events. Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! You can also find me as @BreeNicGarran on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and WordPress. For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon. Proud member of the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network. MUSIC CREDITS “Carpe Diem” and “Air Prelude” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Happy Podcastiversary! Hex Positive is officially two years old and I thought I'd celebrate with an important discussion about growth. We all start out with ideas and impressions that we must unlearn, re-examine, and correct over time. This constant cycle of critical thinking and re-evaluation in response to new information is a normal and necessary part of a healthy practice. It is how we grow as practitioners and as people.  And in an effort to lead by example, I sat down with my podcast senpai Trae Dorn, resident lovable curmudgeon and host of our sibling show BS-Free Witchcraft, to talk about the bullshit we used to believe as novice witches and how we outgrew those ideas. You'll have to make your own mistakes and learn your own lessons, but perhaps by hearing our stories, you can avoid one or two of those pitfalls. Make sure you listen to the Portland Button Works ad for a special discount code! Oddities Witch Market Sunday, May 15th, 1pm-6pm Diversity Richmond, Richmond VA Visit the Willow Wings Witch Shop to purchase my books and homemade accoutrements for your craft! Check my Wordpress for show notes for past episodes and information on upcoming events. Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! You can also find me as @BreeNicGarran on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and Wordpress. For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon. Proud member of the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network. This episode is sponsored by: Portland Button Works – http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com The Spiral House – https://portlandbuttonworks.com/spiral-house-shop It's their 10-year anniversary, so make sure you show them some extra love this month! MUSIC CREDITS “Spellbound” & “Miri’s Magic Dance” Ads – “Feelin’ Good,” and “Danse Macabre – Violin Hook” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Sometimes the mirror doesn't show us what we want to see. So here's a spell inspired by a much-beloved fairy tale to help increase beauty and self-confidence. And it fits easily into your daily routine! And remember, darlings - you're already gorgeous. If others can't see it, that's THEIR problem. Visit the Willow Wings Witch Shop to purchase my books and homemade accoutrements for your craft! Check my Wordpress for full show notes, as well as show notes and sources for past episodes and information on upcoming events. Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! You can also find me as @BreeNicGarran on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and Wordpress. For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon.  Proud member of the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network. MUSIC CREDITS "Carpe Diem" and "Dreamy Flashback" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
We all joke about the irony of polytheistic witches being called “godless,” but what happens when your craft is quite literally without deities or spirituality of any kind? I sat down with YouTube’s own Sedna Woo to find out. The answer is both simpler and much deeper than you might expect. (Spoiler: I’m totally adding open label placebos to my own practice.) Check out Sedna Woo and subscribe to her channel on YouTube! Mid-Summer Witch Mkt Diversity Richmond, Richmond VA Sunday, June 26 - 12pm-5pm Indoor/Outdoor, Masks Requested Facebook Event Page Visit the Willow Wings Witch Shop to purchase my books and homemade accoutrements for your craft! Check my Wordpress for show notes for past episodes and information on upcoming events. Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! You can also find me as @BreeNicGarran on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and Wordpress. For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon. Proud member of the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network. This episode is sponsored by: Portland Button Works – http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com The Spiral House – https://portlandbuttonworks.com/spiral-house-shop MUSIC CREDITS “Spellbound” & “Miri’s Magic Dance” Ads – “Feelin’ Good,” and “Danse Macabre – Violin Hook” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Stardust Sessions! In this Patreon-exclusive series, I'll be partnering with my good buddy and fellow Witchstorian Lozzie Stardust to dive into the fascinating events and people surrounding the history of witches and witchcraft. We'll talk about a whole lot of interesting things, maybe have a bit of a laugh, and hopefully tell you all some good stories along the way. In this episode, we discuss a Virginia legend - Grace Sherwood, the Witch of Pungo. Tried and ducked in a bay for her alleged crimes in 1706, Grace was the last person convicted of and imprisoned for witchcraft in the colony of Virginia before the 1735 Witchcraft Act was passed. But as Grace herself would have said, she was no witch. Join my Patreon to catch new episodes of The Stardust Sessions every month in addition to early releases of Hex Positive and Witch Ways, plus lots of other bonus content! Check my Wordpress for full show notes and a list of sources, as well as show notes for past episodes and information on upcoming events. Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! You can also find me as @BreeNicGarran on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and Wordpress. Follow Lozzie Stardust on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter @bihexual and come chat with us in the Nerd & Tie Discord! Visit the Willow Wings Witch Shop to purchase my books and homemade accoutrements for your craft! Proud member of the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network.
Sorry it's a bit late this month, my darlings! My usual recording schedule got flipped a bit, what with a certain special project and getting ready for the May anniversary. But here you go! We're back to the fairy tales this month with a little attraction spell from The Sisters Grimmoire, Vol I. This is a three-day spell to help bring an ideal person into your life and create an easily-recognized sign to signal their arrival. Visit the Willow Wings Witch Shop to purchase my books and homemade accoutrements for your craft! Check my Wordpress for show notes for past episodes and information on upcoming events. Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! You can also find me as @BreeNicGarran on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and Wordpress. For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon. Proud member of the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network. MUSIC CREDITS "Carpe Diem" and "Aquarium" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
IT’S FINALLY HERE – the long-await Easter Rant! If you’ve been  following me on tumblr, you may already know how salty I get about  internet posts claiming Ostara and Easter are the same holiday…and you  may know that I’ve gotten into literal fights over the topic. So once  and for all, I’m laying it all out to explore the origins of both Easter  and Ostara and to finally answer the age-old question: which came first  – the bunny or the egg? Special thanks to will-o-the-witch for reviewing my material to make sure my gentile ass was actin’ right  and for correcting me on several very important points. Thank you for  taking the time and for continuing to share your knowledge and insights  with the community! Check my Wordpress for sources and full show notes, as well as announcement and a schedule of upcoming events! Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! You can also find me as @BreeNicGarran on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and WordPress. For more information on  how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon. Visit the Willow Wings Witch Shop to purchase my books and homemade accoutrements for your craft! Proud member of the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network. This episode is sponsored by: Portland Button Works – http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com PBW Witch Shop – http://www.PBWwitchshop.com MUSIC CREDITS “Spellbound” & “Miri’s Magic Dance” Ads – “Feelin’ Good,” and “Danse Macabre – Violin Hook” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
WE'RE BAAA-AAAACK! And to celebrate, I'm covering a timely topic that's been tripping me up lately. We all encounter it sooner or later - that feeling of being bogged down, tired, uninspired, and unmotivated. The dreaded Slump. It happens in our craft just as much as our mundane lives and it can be hard to conquer. So, what’s a witch to do when motivation is meh and inspo is a no-go? Join me as Hex Positive returns from hiatus with lots of tips for avoiding burnout, finding your spark, and reinvigorating your practice. Spring Equinox Market Sunday, March 13th, 1pm-6pm Diversity Richmond Visit the Facebook Event Page for full details. Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! You can also find me as @BreeNicGarran on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and Wordpress. For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon. http://www.patreon.com/BreeNicGarran. Visit the Willow Wings Witch Shop to purchase my books and homemade accoutrements for your craft! Proud member of the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network. This episode is sponsored by: Portland Button Works – http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com PBW Witch Shop – http://www.PBWwitchshop.com MUSIC CREDITS “Spellbound” & “Miri’s Magic Dance” Ads – “Feelin’ Good,” and “Danse Macabre – Violin Hook” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Originally aired on my Patreon. For this special episode, it's time to hop in the Wayback Machine! I sat down with my oldest friend, Jai McGrainer (we've literally known each other since we were twelve), to chat about her path as a healer and her marvelous holistic health clinic, Azalea House of Healing. There's a fair amount of reminiscing about our teenage years and our shared roots in magical topics. Check out Azalea House of Healing in Warr Acres, OK, or visit their website. Follow my show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! You can also find me as @BreeNicGarran on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and Wordpress. For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon. http://www.patreon.com/BreeNicGarran. Visit the Willow Wings Witch Shop to purchase my books and homemade accoutrements for your craft! Proud member of the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network. This episode is sponsored by: Portland Button Works PBW Witch Shop MUSIC CREDITS "Spellbound" & "Miri's Magic Dance" Ads - "Feelin' Good" & "Danse Macabre - Violin Hook" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
In this special bonus episode, I sit down with my old friend and sister in the craft, Jenna. We chitchat about our days as basement witches, the informal coven-of-two we started, our old witchy haunts from back in the day, and what we're up to now. Along the way, the in-jokes fly, madness reigns, and somebody busts out a lolcat version of the Wiccan Rede. Make sure you stay tuned all the way to the end for a special Clow Card reading of what the coming year has in store! Follow my show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! You can also find me as @BreeNicGarran on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and Wordpress. For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon.  Visit the Willow Wings Witch Shop to purchase my books and homemade accoutrements for your craft! Proud member of the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network. Check out Don Martin's new podcast, Head On Fire! This episode is sponsored by: Portland Button Works PBW Witch Shop Visit Bekkathyst for the annual crystal clearance sale! MUSIC CREDITS "Spellbound" & "Miri's Magic Dance" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Every witch needs a good repertoire of protection spells. Shields and wards are all well and good, but if you want your magical defenses to have a little more bite, try creating a tiny household guardian with "Eyes Like Coals." (Note: You will have to feed it.) Adapted from The Sisters Grimmoire, Vol. I, 2nd edition. Visit my shop for books and other witchy goodies! Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon. Proud member of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network MUSIC CREDITS "Carpe Diem" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
As we close out 2021, it seems like a good time to cover some basic home protection spells and warding techniques. In this episode, I cover the creation of wards and anchors, how to cast wards around your home, and what home protection magic can...and more importantly, CANNOT....keep away. I’ll be taking a short break and posting some Patreon bonus episodes for January and February, so I’ll see you all again next spring! Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! You can also find me as @BreeNicGarran on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and Wordpress. For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon. Visit the Willow Wings Witch Shop to purchase my books and homemade accoutrements for your craft! Proud member of the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network. Recommended Reading: By Rust of Nail and Prick of Thorn by Althaea Sebastiani Practical Protection Magic by Ellen Dugan The Ruins of Ambrai by Melanie Rawn The Black Jewels Series by Anne Bishop Althaea Sebastiani - Home MUSIC CREDITS “Spellbound” & “Miri’s Magic Dance” Ads – “Feelin’ Good,” and “Danse Macabre – Violin Hook” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Few things in life are more infuriating than seeing your power usurped by others, or worse, stolen from you And nothing is more satisfying than taking it back. If you're feeling beaten down and set upon, draw up your list of grievances and cry, "All Heads Off But Mine!" Adapted from The Sisters Grimmoire, Vol. I, 2nd edition. Visit my shop for books and other witchy goodies! Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon. Proud member of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network MUSIC CREDITS "Carpe Diem" & "Failing Defense" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Halloween may be over, but I’m not ready to be done with Spooky Season just yet! As such, this month, I’m diving into the history of Ouija boards, tracing their origins from the spiritualist camps of the late 1800s to their development as a popular party game to some of the modern myths surrounding the board. We’ll try to separate fact from urban legend, and the source of some of the things we THINK we know might surprise you. Stuff You Missed In History Class - The Possession of Roland Doe (Oct. 27, 2021) See my Wordpress for full show notes and sources. Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! You can also find me as @BreeNicGarran on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and Wordpress. For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon. Visit my shop to purchase my books and homemade accoutrements for your craft! Proud member of the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network. This episode is sponsored by: Portland Button Works – http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com PBW Witch Shop – http://www.PBWwitchshop.com MUSIC CREDITS “Spellbound” & “Miri’s Magic Dance” Ads – “Feelin’ Good,” and “Danse Macabre – Violin Hook” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
With a simple change of intention and timing, a spell can heal or harm as the caster wishes. "The Nesting Toad" is a perfect representation of this concept. What will you use it for? The choice is entirely up to you. Adapted from The Sisters Grimmoire, Vol. I, 2nd edition. Visit my shop for books and other witchy goodies! Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon. Proud member of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network MUSIC CREDITS "Carpe Diem" & "Lone Harvest" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Spooky Season is upon us and thanks to last month’s trip into the history of witch trials, I’ve got a score to settle with some witch-hating dead guys - Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins and Witch-Pricker John Stearne. Luckily, my trusty witch pal and fellow WItchstorian Lozzie Stardust is ready to wade into the fray with me. The witch finders don’t stand a chance! Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! You can also find me as @BreeNicGarran on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and Wordpress. For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon.  Witch With Me - Book Club and 2021 Witch Census Samhain Witch Market Diversity Richmond, Richmond VA Sunday, October 17, 2021, 3pm-9pm Indoor/Outdoor, Masks Required Facebook Event Page Visit my Wordpress shop to purchase my books and homemade accoutrements for your craft! Proud member of the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network. This episode is sponsored by: Portland Button Works - http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com PBW Witch Shop - http://www.PBWwitchshop.com SOURCES: Historical Dictionary of Witchcraft (Bailey) Encyclopedia of Witchcraft (Golden) A History of Witchcraft In England from 1558 to 1718 (Notestein) Wikipedia Article - Matthew Hopkins Wikipedia Article - Bury St. Edmund's witch trials MUSIC CREDITS "Spellbound" & "Miri's Magic Dance" Ads - "Feelin' Good" and "Danse Macabre - Violin Hook" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
As promised, the followup episode is here! This time, I'm digging into witchcraft as it relates to modern law, plus covering a few key 20th-century events that I missed in Episode 20 and some legal codes that may apply to your practice even if they don't deal with witchcraft directly. We'll also be discussing some instances of modern witch hunts that are still occurring in some parts of the world and there are articles you can check out for more information in the show notes on my Wordpress.  Books and podcasts cited in this episode: America Bewitched: The story of witchcraft after Salem (Owen Davies) American Hysteria, Eps. 4 & 5 - "Satanic Panic, pt 1 & 2" BS-Free Witchcraft, Ep. 10 - "The Satanic Panic" Lore, Ep. 62 - "Desperate Measures" Morbid Podcast - Ep. 122-125, “The West Memphis Three, pt 1-3” Sacred Actions: Living the Wheel of the Year though Earth-Centered Sustainable Practices (Dana O'Driscoll) Witch With Me - Book Club and 2021 Witch Census Samhain Witch Market Diversity Richmond, Richmond VA Sunday, October 17, 2021, 3pm-9pm Indoor/Outdoor, Masks Required Facebook Event Page This episode is sponsored by: Portland Button Works - http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com PBW Witch Shop - http://www.PBWwitchshop.com Global Grey Ebooks - http://www.globalgreyebooks.com Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! You can also find me as @BreeNicGarran on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and Wordpress. For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon.  Visit my Wordpress shop to purchase my books and homemade accoutrements for your craft! Proud member of the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network. MUSIC CREDITS "Spellbound" & "Miri's Magic Dance" Ads - "Feelin' Good," "March of the Spoons," and "Danse Macabre - Violin Hook" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Surprise surprise, witches! It's a special bonus episode! This month, I sat down for a chat with the absolutely delightful host of the Inciting A Riot podcast and soon-to-be-published author, Fire Lyte. We talked about how he got his start in witchcraft, how his holistic views on education influenced his practice, and how the events of 2020 informed and influenced his forthcoming book. The Dabbler's Guide to Witchcraft is available for pre-order, so make sure you reserve your copy today! Also, make sure you check out Inciting A Riot wherever you get your podcasts and on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram. Follow Hex Positive on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! You can also find me as @BreeNicGarran on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and Wordpress. For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon.  Visit my Wordpress shop to purchase my books and homemade accoutrements for your craft! Proud member of the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network. MUSIC CREDITS "Spellbound" & "Miri's Magic Dance" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Whether you need a change in circumstances or a quick boost to your bank account or you just want to go to the festival, "The Golden Tree" just might be able to help. Make the charm when you can, then use it when you need it. Adapted from The Sisters Grimmoire, Vol. I, 2nd edition. Visit my shop for books and other witchy goodies! Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon. Proud member of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network MUSIC CREDITS "Carpe Diem" & "Teller of Tales" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Grab your pencils, witches - it’s time for a history lesson! This month, I’m digging deep into the history of witchcraft-related laws and how changing views on magic, religion, and superstition first denied the existence of witches, then panicked over their alleged activities, and finally settled into something resembling common sense. This is a long slog, encompassing over 3000 years of history from a broomstick-height view, and I get off on a few tangents where history crosses paths with modern issues. But if you’re a history buff, you’re gonna love this episode! I ended up having to split this subject into two installments, since the project turned out to be a little too ambitious for a single episode. Part Two will be up later this month, when we’ll explore modern laws related to witchcraft and some of the actual witch hunts still occurring in the world today. A partial transcript is available on my Wordpress, along with citations for my main sources and some suggestions for further reading.  This episode is sponsored by: Crowsbone - http://www.crowsbone.com Portland Button Works - http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com PBW Witch Shop - http://www.PBWwitchshop.com Global Grey Ebooks - http://www.globalgreyebooks.com Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! You can also find me as @BreeNicGarran on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and Wordpress. For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon. Visit my Wordpress shop to purchase my books and homemade accoutrements for your craft! Proud member of the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network. MUSIC CREDITS "Spellbound" & "Miri's Magic Dance" Ads - "Holiday Weasel," "Feelin' Good," and "March of the Spoons" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Phoenix Black

This is everything I need in a witchy podcast, taking out the fluff and providing genuinely useful and practical information for any witch Bree is absolutely lovely and won't b.s. you.

Oct 2nd
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