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Connecting with Pagans and seasonal cycles
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This week we are going to be talking about some of the stories of the Mothers of Winter, including Frau Holle and the Reindeer Mother GoddessesLegend of Frau Holle – Patti Wigingtonhttps://www.learnreligions.com/legend-of-frau-holle-2563015Mother Holle – A Grimm Fairy Tale Pook Press Blog https://www.pookpress.co.uk/mother-holle-brothers-grimm/Mother Goose – Holda, Thought of the Diety, Lorelei Moonhttp://www.speakingofwitch.com/thought-of-the-deity/mother-goose-holdaFrau Holle: Goddess of the Week –  Bad Witch Blog – Lucya Starzahttp://www.badwitch.co.uk/2008/12/frau-holle-goddess-of-week.html Literature / Mother HolleTV Tropes https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/MotherHolle Twelve Days of Holda's Yule – Shannon Graves http://www.northernpaganism.org/shrines/holda/holdas-rituals/twelve-days-of-holdas-yule.htmlFolkestone Wellbeing Centre Winter Stories Eventhttps://fb.me/e/15CqMOSL0Sacred House. Where Women Weave Words Into the Earth by Carolyn Hillyer https://www.seventhwavemusic.co.uk/product/sacred-house-paperback/The Deer-Cult and the Deer-Goddess Cult of the Ancient Caledonians  by J.G. McKay https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0015587X.1932.9718435Goddess Embroideries Of Eastern Europe by Mary B. Kellyhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/092902124X/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_VT0P7ED8DTF8FAFMKQ7ARemembering the  Deer Mother Of Winter Solstice by Danielle Prohom Olsonhttps://jocelynmercado.com/blog/deer-motherThe Reindeer Goddess by Judith Shawhttps://feminismandreligion.com/2016/12/18/the-reindeer-goddess-by-judith-shaw/Doe, A Deer, A Female Deerhttps://christinechristman.com/blog/2015/12/8/doe-a-deer-a-female-deer
This week we are talking about rites of passage, in particular naming and the menarche ceremonies. Our special guest is Dr Lynne Sedgmore who will be talking about her new book The Goddess Luminary Leadership Wheel.YWCA Scotland - Menstruation is not a curse period.https://www.ywcascotland.org/menstruation-is-not-a-curse-period/ Lisa Lister https://lisalister.com/ Christiane Northrup – Celebrating a girls first period.https://www.drnorthrup.com/celebrating-a-girls-first-period/Jen Bell - How to support trans people during their periods.https://helloclue.com/articles/cycle-a-z/how-to-support-trans-people-during-their-periodsBarbora Rodi Falanga in her article on Rites of Passage and Positive Mental Health of young people.https://positivementalhealth.eu/2020/12/22/rites-of-passage-and-positive-mental-health-of-young-people/Claire Potter - Fred's modern rite of passage.https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/jul/28/modern-teenage-rite-of-passageViking Rites Part 1 Baby Naminghttps://www.windhoverceremonies.com/blogpages/viking-rites-part-1-baby-namingA Father’s Pledge by Ian Buxtonhttps://druidnetwork.org/what-is-druidry/rites-and-rituals/rites-passage/naming-welcoming-rites/fathers-pledge/Baby Naminghttp://www.leodispagancircle.co.uk/rites-of-passage/baby-naming/Wiccaning Ceremony: Welcoming a Child to the Witching Community by Heron Michellehttps://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2017/11/wiccaning-ceremony-welcoming-child/Paganism for Beginners: Rites of Passage by Yvonne Aburrowhttps://www.patheos.com/blogs/sermonsfromthemound/2015/06/paganism-for-beginners-rites-of-passage/Naming a Childhttp://odin.heathenthing.org/naming.htmLinks for Lynne SedgmoreJohn Hunt website https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/changemakers-books/our-books/goddess-luminary-leadership-wheelWebsite link is https://www.lynnesedgmore.co.uk/Goddess Luminary Leadership Wheel can be found at Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Goddess-Luminary-Leadership-Wheel-Post-Patriarchal/dp/1785354787/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=luminary+goddess&qid=1636044203&qsid=257-4197601-8635011&sr=8-1&sres=1785354787%2CB07Q1D7PC3%2CB072KNMWG9%2CB006RWA5PA%2CB08375WYB8%2CB01EDKGFGU%2CB0761TLWMM%2CB08HD9KWHT%2CB07QHPMFKH%2CB018SQI5E0%2
This week we are talking about venturing out into the community including a local community arts initiative, Beacons and tips for moots. Our guest is Lucya Starza of A Bad Witch's Blog who will be talking to us about her new book Scrying; Divination using crystals, mirrors, bowls, water and flame.  Beacons Sea Gooseberryhttps://www.beaconsproject.uk/helpPagan Moot Tips: 13 Questions To Ask Your Venue Megan Manson https://www.patheos.com/blogs/pagantama/2018/02/22/pagan-moot-tips-13-questions-ask-venue/Pagan Etiquette – Guidelines  For Happy  Event!https://www.moirahodgkinson.com/2015/05/06/288/https://www.kiyaheike.me.uk/kent-moots/Lucya Starza's blog A Bad Witch's Blog http://www.badwitch.co.uk/ 
Spoke 69 Cauldron

Spoke 69 Cauldron

2021-11-1432:53

This week Jenny and Hazel talk about the cauldron, its different meanings and a modern alternative.If you would like to support the show you could buy us a coffee, share the episode or leave us a review on Apple podcast.https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheWheelRachel Patterson – Psychic Noodles, Magic Marmite and More Kitchen Magichttps://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2019/12/psychic-noodles-magic-marmite-and-more-kitchen-magic/ John Beckett – The Cauldron of Transformationhttps://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2012/02/the-cauldron-of-transformation.htmlAbraham H. Maslow Hierarchy of Needs:  Theory of Human Motivationhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Hierarchy-Needs-Theory-Human-Motivation-ebook/dp/B004JKMUKU/Dorothy Morrison – Everyday Magichttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Everyday-Magic-Spells-Rituals-Modern/dp/1567184693/The Wholesome Witch - Simple Autumn Simmer Pot Recipes for the Kitchen Witchhttps://www.thewholesomewitch.com/magickal-simmer-pot-recipes-autumn-season/Principles of Druidry by Emma Restall Orr https://www.abebooks.co.uk/9780722536742/Principles-Druidry-introduction-you’ll-need-0722536747/plpThe Cauldron & The Wand: Compassion and Will In The Application of Druidic Ethicsby Bran Paolo Venezianihttps://druidry.org/resources/the-cauldron-the-wand-compassion-and-will-in-the-application-of-druidic-ethicsFire Burn and Cauldron Bubble BY Coby Michael Wardhttps://www.patheos.com/blogs/poisonersapothecary/2016/09/26/fire-burn-and-cauldron-bubble/The Witch’s Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels by Laura Tempest Zakroff https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0738750395/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_3XS71VHXD31QKQFTESAWIt's the season of the witch: time for some cauldron chemistry  by Kathryn Harkuphttps://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2016/oct/27/its-nearly-the-season-of-the-witch-time-for-some-cauldron-chemistry-halloweenMoody Moonshttps://www.moodymoons.com/2018/04/12/10-ways-use-cauldron/ Witchcraft for Tomorrow by Doreen Valientehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0709052448/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_KZMQ33YJW3JY048BH62R
This week Jenny and Hazel are talking about two of the dark goddesses, Hecate and the Cailleach. Our guest is Helen JR Bruce who will be talking about the wild hunt and her trilogy of books set on Dartmoor.Viktor Wynd Museum Eventshttps://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/digital-events/ Willow Bushcrafthttps://www.willowbushcraft.co.uk/ Cyndi Brannen Keeping Her Keyshttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Keeping-Her-Keys-Introduction-Witchcraft-ebook/dp/B07Q4YFSH4/Cyndi Brannen Entering Hekate’s Garden https://www.amazon.co.uk/Entering-Hekates-Garden-Medicine-Witchcraft-ebook/dp/B085Q64TDK/The Temple of Hekate: Exploring The Goddess Hekate through Ritual, Meditation And Divination by Tara Sanchezhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Temple-Hekate-Exploring-Meditation-Divination-ebook/dp/B008MQAJ82/ Heath Witch Observing Deipnonhttps://www.patheos.com/blogs/hearthwitchdownunder/2016/06/observing-hekates-deipnon.html Introducing Hellenic Hekate– Baring the Aegis http://baringtheaegis.blogspot.com/2013/04/introducing-hellenic-hekate.html Coming of The Cailleach by Rachel Patterson https://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2020/09/coming-of-the-cailleach/A Cailleach Cairn for your Samhain Release Ritual by Della Ratcliffehttps://innerjourneyevents.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/a-cailleach-cairn-for-your-samhain-release-ritual/amp/She is ancient…  by Rachel Patterson https://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2016/10/she-is-ancient/Cave of The Cailleach Ritual of Renewal by Cyndi Brannenhttps://www.patheos.com/blogs/keepingherkeys/2019/12/ritual-of-renewal-in-the-cailleachs-cave/Helen's book recommendationsGwyn: Ancient God of Glastonbury and Key to the Glastonbury Zodiac by Yuri Leitchhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0955597005/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_V22JYG0FSW5DPW4N7DJ0Faerie Tale by Raymond E. Feisthttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008WXIBEO/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_Y1WAX4SBNNERRQ2VZ23VHelen's social mediahttps://www.facebook.com/heatofthehuntShe also runs a facebook group called 'Dark Fae, Black Dogs and Wild Hunters'.
This week we celebrate Samhain. We talk about problematic ancestors as well as literary ones, fire ritual and Cerridwen. Our special guest is Professor Ronald Hutton.We Owe Toxic Ancestors Nothing, John Beckett, Under The Ancient Oakshttps://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2021/10/we-owe-toxic-ancestors-nothing.html Honouring Literary Ancestors, Lisa Wagoner, Witch Indeedhttps://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2020/10/honoring-literary-ancestors/Cerridwen, Dark Goddess of Transformation, Inspiration and Knowledge by Judith Shawhttps://feminismandreligion.com/2014/10/30/cerridwen-dark-goddess-of-transformation-inspiration-and-knowledge-by-judith-shaw/Cerridwen on Goddess Guidehttps://www.goddess-guide.com/cerridwen.htmlThe Real Halloween by Sheena Morganhttps://www.worldofbooks.com/en-gb/books/sheena-morgan/real-halloween/9781841811666#GOR003339977
This week we start to get ready for Samhain. Our guest is Luke Eastwood who we will be talking to about his new book 'Samhain: The Roots of Halloween.Cline, Austin. "Mictecacihuatl: the Goddess of Death in Aztec Religious Mythology." Learn Religions, Aug. 2, 2021, http://learnreligions.com/mictecacihuatl-aztec-goddess-of-death-248587. Barbezat, Suzanne. "Cempasúchitl Flowers for Day of the Dead." ThoughtCo, Sep. 1, 2021, thoughtco.com/cempasuchil-flowers-for-day-of-dead-1588749.https://www.thoughtco.com/cempasuchil-flowers-for-day-of-dead-1588749 Superstition Dicitonary “Apple Magic & Supersitions”http://superstitiondictionary.com/apple-magic-and-superstitions/ Wigington, Patti. "The Magical Energy of Apples." Learn Religions, Feb. 8, 2021, learnreligions.com/the-magical-energy-of-apples-2562299. https://www.learnreligions.com/the-magical-energy-of-apples-2562299 Witch This, Not That: Shadow Work by Thumper Forgehttps://www.patheos.com/blogs/fivefoldlaw/2021/09/01/witch-this-not-that-shadow-work/Shadow Work and the Magic of Critical Introspection by Sidney Eileenhttp://sidneyeileen.com/2020/08/05/shadow-work-and-the-magic-of-critical-introspection/Goddess and Greenman websitehttps://www.goddessandgreenman.co.uk/samhainhalloween/
This week Jenny and Hazel are talking about food, drink and a bit of feasting. We’re lucky to have a return visit by Rachel Patterson as our special guest.https://www.rationalheathen.com/author/rationalheathen_kd1yqs/ https://www.shaman-healer-painter.co.uk/post.cfm?p=633  https://www.learnreligions.com/ceremonial-magic-2561877https://www.patheos.com/blogs/quillofthegoddess/2017/11/wiccan-communion-cakes-and-ale/ Mead: The Drink of the Gods and the Druids by Caroline Holmeshttps://druidry.org/resources/mead-the-drink-of-the-gods-and-the-druidsThe Ovate Brewer: A brief Discussion of the Brewing of Beer in Druidry, with a Note about Mead by Donna Deekshttps://druidry.org/resources/the-ovate-brewer-a-brief-discussion-of-the-brewing-of-beer-in-druidry-with-a-note-about-meadLughnasadh Old-Fashioned Magical Blessing Bread Recipe  by Mackenzie Sage Wrighthttps://delishably.com/baked-goods/Lughnasadh-Old-Fashioned-Magical-Blessing-Bread-RecipeMead: The Brew of the Gods!  Lewis Steadhttps://www.sacred-texts.com/bos/bos589.htmRachel PattersonWebsite https://www.rachelpatterson.co.ukKitchen Witch Schoolhttps://www.kitchenwitchhearth.netYouTube channelhttps://www.youtube.com/user/Kitchenwitchuk
Spoke 64 Stars

Spoke 64 Stars

2021-10-1034:10

This week Hazel and Jenny talk about stars. We look at the stories behind the zodiac, Viking constellations, stargazing and Sappho.Greek Constellations – Constellation-Guide  https://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-names/greek-constellations/ How To Stargazehttps://www.advnture.com/how-to/stargazeMyths of the Constellationshttps://greekgodsandgoddesses.net/myths/constellations/What’s That Bright Star – Popular Astrologyhttps://www.popastro.com/main_spa1/blog/2021/09/22/whats-that-bright-star-3/How To Find A Constellation https://www.zmescience.com/other/feature-post/starter-guide-constellations/ Zodiacal Circles of Light Landscape Zodiac Temples in Britain by Richard Levitonhttp://blueroomconsortium.com/pdfs/article_zodiacalcircles.pdfThe mystery of comets by Star Bustamonte https://wildhunt.org/2020/07/the-mystery-of-comets.htmlNorse Constellations, and the Astronomy of Mythhttps://www.deviantart.com/heathen-kindred/journal/Norse-Constellations-and-the-Astronomy-of-Myth-219759725Landscape Zodiacs (Mandalas)http://www.ancient-wisdom.com/zodiaclandscape.htmGuide to Glastonbury's Temple of the Stars by Katherine Maltwoodhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0227678672/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_0V764DB7Y53R64JMGPTP
Spoke 63 Birds

Spoke 63 Birds

2021-09-2643:15

This week we are talking about birds, ones that have particular meaning for us, their symbolism, and their magic. Our special guest is Jo Thilwind.Ways to connect with JoDreamspacearthttps://www.facebook.com/Dreamspaceart Ravenheart Natural Witchcrafthttps://www.facebook.com/groups/770743549683711  Show Notes Why Sea Birds Are Making Their Homes In Our Cities – BBC Futures - Anthony Kinghttps://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210615-why-sea-gulls-are-making-their-homes-in-our-cities  Seagull Symbolism – Richard Aloishttps://www.richardalois.com/symbolism/seagull-symbolismRobin Redbreast in Literature and Myth - Guineverelynnhttps://eklogue.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/robin-redbreast-in-literature-and-myth/ Robin Symbolism – Gravestones IEhttps://gravestones.ie/red-robin-symbolism-meaning/Robin Symbolism – Every Day Know - Courtney Pocochhttps://www.everydayknow.com/robin-symbolism/ Birds Magic Feather – Beneath The Moon – Rachel Pattersonhttps://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2018/02/birds-magic-feathers/ Bird Myths Picking Up A Bird Feather Is Illegal – Back Yard Chirper – Timothy Martinez Jr.https://www.backyardchirper.com/blog/bird-myths-picking-up-a-bird-feather-is-illegal/ Augury Bird Divination: History & How to Read Bird Flight Patternshttps://otherworldlyoracle.com/augury-bird-divination-bird-flight-patterns/Eurasion Wren: Sacred Mysteries - Virginia Carperhttps://witchesandpagans.com/pagan-culture-blogs/animal-wisdom/eurasian-wren-sacred-mysteries.htmlWren, Herald of Dawn by Judith Shawhttps://feminismandreligion.com/2021/04/28/wren-herald-of-dawn-by-judith-shaw/The Owl - George Knowleshttps://www.controverscial.com/Animals%20and%20Witchcraft%20-%20Owl.htmFind Jo's page with her artwork, poetry and musings at https://www.facebook.com/Dreamspaceart
This week we celebrate the Autumn Equinox. We look at what it means to different paths, we also talk about activities and rituals for this time of the year.Autumn Equinox Gratitude Garlands by Kimberly at Mother House of the Goddesshttp://themotherhouseofthegoddess.com/2013/09/22/happy-mabon-autumn-equinox-libra-gratitude-garlands/Crystals for the Autumn Equinox by Heather McConnell My Crystal Dreamshttps://www.mydreamcrystals.com/blog/crystals-for-the-autumnal-equinox/ Balance Spell by Tess Whitehurst Llewellyn Spell-a-dayhttps://llewellyn.com/spell.php?spell_id=7863 Western Heights English Heritagehttps://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/western-heights-dover/ Forest Bathing by Christa Smithhttps://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/shift/201409/forest-bathingShinrin Yoku The Relevancy Of Forest Bathing by Emily Knott Nelsonhttps://www.hikeformentalhealth.org/shinrin-yoku-the-relevancy-of-forest-bathing/ Autumn Equinox ~ The Waning and the Blessing by Maria Ede-Weavinghttps://druidry.org/resources/autumn-equinox-the-waning-and-the-blessingMabon Ritual To Honor the Dark Mother by Patti Wigington https://www.learnreligions.com/mabon-ritual-to-honor-the-dark-mother-2562295Witch: a Magickal Journey: A Guide to Modern Witchcraft by Fiona Hornehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0008265143/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_E2VEXM76JR6KG7F30C1QFat Apple Rascals by Rachel Pattersonhttps://www.rachelpatterson.co.uk/single-post/fat-apple-rascals
This week we're talking about the start of Autumn and ideas for self-care. Our guest is Lynda Jones the medical herbalistConkers, Spiders and Facts – The Woodland Trusthttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/08/conkers-spiders-and-facts/How To Use Leaf Magic by Molly Khan https://www.patheos.com/blogs/heathenatheart/2019/09/how-to-use-leaf-magic/Practical Magic https://thefatfeministwitch.com/2020/10/16/episode-82-practical-pumpkin-spice-magic/ Spoon Theory – Christine Miserandino https://butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/ Ecopsychology - How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your Health by Jim Robbinshttps://e360.yale.edu/features/ecopsychology-how-immersion-in-nature-benefits-your-healthHow Nature Benefits Mental Health MINDhttps://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/nature-and-mental-health/how-nature-benefits-mental-health/Bird Migrations and the Stars - Melissa Hillhttps://www.patheos.com/blogs/dandelionlady/2019/04/bird-migrations-and-the-stars-the-science-behind-the-connection.htmlRitual Baths – Your Easy Guide to Spiritual Cleansing - Amaria Polluxhttps://wiccanow.com/ritual-baths-get-powerful-effects-with-our-11-tips/
Spoke 60 Gratitude

Spoke 60 Gratitude

2021-09-0525:11

This week's episode is from a talk that was recorded for this year's Mercian Gathering that took place online. Jenny and Hazel are joined by Claire Kehily to discuss gratitude and different ways to think about gratitude. There is a meditation that accompanies the talk and this will be available on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thewheelpodcast
Spoke 59 House Magic

Spoke 59 House Magic

2021-08-2923:24

This week Hazel and Jenny talk about house magic, including protection spells, magical cleaning and house wights.Goodhousekeepinghttps://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning/tips/a24885/make-at-home-cleaners/Magical Floor Washes https://www.flyingthehedge.com/2019/02/magical-floorwash-for-cleansing-your.html Protection Spells: Why And How Is It Useful in Everyday Life.https://www.patheos.com/blogs/3pagansandacat/2020/05/protection-spells-why-and-how-it-is-useful-in-everyday-life/ Protection Magic Rachel Patterson https://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2020/07/working-with-protection-magic/Magical properties of oak and acornshttps://wiccanow.com/magickal-properties-of-oak-and-acorns/1476 – KEYS Museum of Witchcraft and Magichttps://museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk/object/key/Althaea Sebastiani - Acknowledging the Spirits in your Homehttps://www.ladyalthaea.com/every-day-is-magickal/acknowledging-the-spirits-in-your-homeKey Magic, Myth and a Lock & Key Spell for Protectionhttps://otherworldlyoracle.com/key-magic/Magic House by Teresa Mooreyhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1841724831/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_YMJFJTNKRW8ZYPXMSMM1
This week is the second part of our discussion about landscape features and places. How to deepen your connection and their significance to pagans.Friends of Dagnam Park websitehttp://www.friendsofdagnampark.org.uk/The History of Harold Hill and Noak Hill by B.F.Lingham. A.L.A.http://www.friendsofdagnampark.org.uk/lingham-intro.htmDagnam Park (The Manor) Harold Hill Users Group (Facebook)https://www.facebook.com/groups/110241379013092Dagnam Park Havering Government Websitehttps://www.havering.gov.uk/info/20037/parks/700/dagnam_parkDagnams and it’s Gardenshttp://www.friendsofdagnampark.org.uk/Guide%20to%20dagnam%20park/guide_to_dagnam_park/dagnams_and_gardens.htmManor House Archaeological Journey by Pete Rileyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWouwGrHzIwFODP – Dig at the House site including East Wing 2019.http://www.friendsofdagnampark.org.uk/Archaeological%20Dig%20%20House%20site.htmlSeeking the Spirit of the Land by Caitlín Matthewshttps://druidry.org/resources/seeking-the-spirit-of-the-land Traditional Witchcraft for Fields and Hedgerows by Melusine Dracohttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Traditional-Witchcraft-Fields-Hedgerows-Melusine/dp/1846948010/Folkestone Churches and Surrounding Districts – Christine Warren Folkestone Then and Nowhttp://www.warrenpress.net/FolkestoneThenNow/FolkestoneChurches.htmlSamuel Plimsoll – Wikipedia  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterline#PurposeWitchcraft for Tomorrow by Doreen Valientehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0709052448/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_1S8AWB2Q6PG515ZQKVDSThe Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchetthttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0552576301/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_9ABKMD9J29W9JH47NBSPThe Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert McFarlanehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0141030585/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_965EM7WQQ2GX2RRHDRCHWhat is Geomancy?https://landandspirit.net/html/what-is-geomancy.htmlThe Chanctonbury Ring - a Site of Primeval Powerhttps://grimhistories.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-chanctonbury-ring-site-of-primeval.html
This week is the first part of a two parter where we are talking about Landscape, our relationship with it and it's sacredness. Our special guest is Dr Linda Sever.Learn Religions Hedgewitchhttps://www.learnreligions.com/hedge-witch-4768392Hedgewitch by Rae Bethhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Hedge-Witch-Guide-Solitary-Witchcraft-ebook/dp/B077GJ527R/The Haunted Landscape by Katy Jordanhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1903341086/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_ZSD73HTKBP5GB4T3M1SPAn ABC of Witchcraft Past and Present by Doreen Valientehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077GH6WW1/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_HTVG9XH0J3Y67PHZKDKWhttps://www.havering.gov.uk/info/20037/parks/700/dagnam_parkDr Linda Sever Book RecommendationsUnderland: A Deep Time by Robert Macfarlanehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07D5NPZTF/Up And Down The Tree: Exploring the nine worlds of Yggdrasil by RUNIC JOHN (Author)https://www.amazon.co.uk/Up-Down-Tree-Exploring-Yggdrasil/dp/B08P3QTFPP/Nine Worlds of Seid-Magic by Jenny Blain https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nine-Worlds-Seid-Magic-Jenny-Blain/dp/0415256518/Wights and Ancestors: Heathenry in a Living Landscape by Jenny Blainhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Wights-Ancestors-Heathenry-Living-Landscape/dp/0995507406/Elves, Witches and Gods: Spinning Old Heathen Magic in the Modern Day by Cat Heathhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Elves-Witches-Gods-Spinning-Heathen/dp/073876535X/Celtic Myth and Religion: A Study of Traditional Belief, with Newly Translated Prayers, Poems and Songs by Sharon Paice MacLeodhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Celtic-Myth-Religion-Traditional-Translated-ebook/dp/B006CIOWVC/The Seed of Yggdrasill by Maria Kvilhaughttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Seed-Yggdrasill-Maria-Kvilhaug/dp/1989033423/Ways to connect with Dr Linda Severhttps://www.facebook.com/linda.sever.58 Additional Online ResourcesMythical Irelandhttps://www.facebook.com/mythicalireland https://www.facebook.com/groups/mythicalirelandgroupIrish Pagan Schoolhttps://www.facebook.com/IrishPaganSchoolhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1060366930808551The Wheel's Buy Me a Coffee pagehttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheWheel
Spoke 56 Familiars

Spoke 56 Familiars

2021-08-0832:31

This week we are talking about familiars. We'll discuss some of the traditional familiars linked to the European witchcraft trials, familiars in modern culture and some of the ways you could invite a familiar into your life1. Balancing the path - “Can pets be familiars” by Sidney Eileen https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2020/02/the-balancing-path-can-pets-be-familiars/2. Stories form the museum floor - “Bad Dogs” by Stephanie Studdershttps://storiesfromthemuseumfloor.wordpress.com/2018/11/02/familiar-spirits-part-two-bad-dogs/ 3. Stories from the museum floor - “Poisonous Pinching Toads” by Stephanie Studdershttps://storiesfromthemuseumfloor.wordpress.com/2018/11/09/familiar-spirits-part-three-poisonous-pinching-toads/ 4. By athame and stang - “Introduction to Familiar Spirits” by Keldenhttps://www.patheos.com/blogs/byathameandstang/2016/11/introduction-to-familiar-spirits/ 5. Cunning-Folk and Familiar Spirits: Shamanistic Visionary Traditions in Early Modern British Witchcraft and Magic by Emma Wilbyhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Cunning-Folk-Familiar-Spirits-Shamanistic-Traditions/dp/18451907936. An ABC of Witchcraft Past and Present by Doreen Valianthttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077GH6WW1/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_S3KJZEQV53HZQSZWMQ9V7. Witch: a Magickal Journey: A Guide to Modern Witchcraft by Fiona Hornehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0008265143/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_CWC9X8TG58JKTW53JJWT8. Fylgja in Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fylgja
This week we celebrate Lammas and talk about some of the stories connected to this festival, plus a few recipes to make the most of the harvest. Our special guest is Dan Coultas from Pagan AidMercian Gathering Official Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/merciangatheringofficial/  Who Was John Barleycorn? An Ancient Mystery Uncoveredhttps://austinhackney.co.uk/2016/04/14/who-was-john-barleycorn-the-shocking-truth-of-an-ancient-mystery-uncovered/Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham https://www.amazon.co.uk/Encyclopaedia-Magical-Herbs-Llewellyns-Sourcebook/dp/0875421229/ Wicca Book of Spells’ Planner 2021 by Lisa Chamberlin https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wicca-Book-Spells-Witches-Planner/dp/1912715244/Storm Stewart on Just a pinchhttps://www.justapinch.com/recipes/bread/other-bread/lammas-bread-and-protection-spell.htmlThe Wheel of the Wiccan Year by Gail Duffhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0712612300/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_KRH74NKDJFKMRJJC9YXJEarth Wisdom by Glennie Kindredhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1848504802/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_GH9MCT45A9KW7Z6DSP0HDan Coultas’s Social Media LinksPagan Aid https://www.paganaid.org/Pagan Federation Community Vacancies https://www.pfcommunity.org.uk/vacancies/ Pagan Federation Community Disabilities Blog Spoons and Broomstickshttps://www.pfcommunity.org.uk/category/spoons-broomsticks/ Dan’s Author Page Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3ADan+Coultas&s=relevancerank&text=Dan+Coultas&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1 Dan Coultas’s Book Recommendations Ásatrú for Beginners: A Modern Heathen's Guide to the Ancient Northern Way by Mathias Nordvighttps://www.amazon.co.uk/%C3%81satr%C3%BA-Beginners-Heathens-Ancient-Northern/dp/1647397634/ The Poetic Edda Paperback by Saemundr the Learned (Author), John Phillip Cameron (Illustrator)https://www.amazon.co.uk/Poetic-Edda-Saemundr-Learned/dp/1623750873/ Warrior Chronicles The Last Kingdom Series 13 Books Collection Set by Bernard Cornwellhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Bernard-Cornwell-Warrior-Chronicles-Collection/dp/0678455635/ 
This week is about insects, Or relationship with them, their symbolism, myth and folklore. Our guest is Jacqueline Durban.Learn Religions Butterfly Magic and Folklorehttps://www.learnreligions.com/butterfly-magic-and-folklore-2561631Universe of Symbolism Butterfly Symbolismhttps://www.universeofsymbolism.com/butterfly-symbolism.htmlLearn Religions Insect Magic and Folklorehttps://www.learnreligions.com/insect-magic-and-folklore-2562520Ivy Sedwick Dragonfly Folklorehttps://www.icysedgwick.com/dragonfly-folklore/Dazzle of dragonflieshttps://www.worldofbooks.com/en-gb/books/forrest-l-mitchell/dazzle-of-dragonflies/9781585444595?Digital Dragonflieshttps://agrilife.org/dragonfly/dragonfly-catalog/aeshnidae/ Celtic Lore of the Honey Bee - James Slavenhttps://owlcation.com/humanities/Celtic-Lore-of-the-Honey-BeeAnimal wisdom - Jessica Dawn Palmerhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0007102186/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_HRKFDVMJXJ5D2MBWC8JQCrossbones http://crossbones.org.uk/ Jacqueline Durban Social Media LinksFacebook https://www.facebook.com/jacqueline.durbanInstagram https://www.instagram.com/radicalhoneybee/ Twitter https://twitter.com/radicalhoneybee Website http://radicalhoneybee.blogspot.com/Kofi https://ko-fi.com/radicalhoneybeeJacqueline’s book reviewsBallad of John Clare by Hugh Lupton https://www.waterstones.com/book/ballad-of-john-clare/hugh-lupton/9781907650000Ladder to the Light: An Indigenous Elder's Meditations on Hope and Courage by Steven Charlestonhttps://www.waterstones.com/book/ladder-to-the-light/charleston-steven//9781506465739 
In this weeks episode we are exploring symbols commonly associated with paganism. Our guest is Suzi Edwards Goose.Magical Pagan and Wiccan Symbolshttps://www.learnreligions.com/pagan-and-wiccan-symbols-4123036 The Origins of the Pentagram?https://witchcraftbasics.webs.com/thepentagram.htmF.A.Q. Fundamental Beliefs https://www.churchofsatan.com/faq-fundamental-beliefs/ The Devil Made Them Do It: 8 Examples of Satanic Panic in the '80s https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/87302/devil-made-them-do-it-8-examples-satanic-panic-80sOn the Rituals of the Pentagram. https://withinthepyramid.wordpress.com/2020/05/24/pentagramrituals/Why Does the LBRP Use Only the Banishing Earth Pentagramhttps://tryskelion.com/mag_mag_lbrp_ban_earth_pentagram.htmlAncient Symbolshttps://www.ancient-symbols.comSymbol Sage - Awen -Origins and Symbolismhttps://symbolsage.com/awen-symbol-meaning/Suzi Edward Goose Soical Media https://www.facebook.com/ArtworkOfSuziGooseSuzi’s book recommendationsThe  Swan Bone Flute by Rachel O’Leary https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-swan-bone-flute/rachel-oleary/katherine-soutar/9781916073807Lavondyss - Fantasy Masterworks by Robert Holdstockhttps://www.waterstones.com/book/9781473211995The Sacred House by Carolyn Hillyerhttps://www.goddessandgreenman.co.uk/shop/product/the-sacred-house-by-carolyn-hillyer/170 
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