It's our one year birthday!
In this episode we have the fabulous Mortellus back with us to talk about the useful materials we can find to incorporate in our magical practice and how they demystify necromancy. Hint: most of us are practicing necromancy, without even knowing it!
Find Mortellus' book, "Do I Have To Wear Black? Rituals, Customs and Funerary Etiquette for Modern Pagans" and other handmade curios at Mortellus.com
The southern Appalachians are rich in folk magic and witchery. This book explores the region's customs and traditions for magical healing, luck, prosperity, and more. Author Byron Ballard―known as the village witch of Asheville, North Carolina―teaches you about the old ways and why they work, from dowsing to communicating with spirits.
H. Byron Ballard, BA, MFA (Asheville, NC) is a western NC native, teacher, folklorist, and writer. She has served as a featured speaker and teacher at several festivals and conferences, including the Sacred Space Conference, Pagan Spirit Gathering, Starwood, Hexfest and many others. She serves as senior priestess and co-founder of Mother Grove Goddess Temple and the Coalition of Earth Religions/CERES, both in Asheville, NC. She podcasts about Appalachian folkways on "Wyrd Mountain Gals." Her essays are featured in several anthologies and she writes a regular column for SageWoman Magazine. Find her online at www.myvillagewitch.com.
This is an hour-long salon discussion about botanical witchcraft with 'Keeping Her Keys' author Cyndi Brannen. https://keepingherkeys.com Featuring tidbits from both authors Amy Blackthorn and Cyndi Brannen discussing protection of the home, how to begin a botanical magic practice, how to start a relationship with your Spirits of Place, and more! Cyndi discusses her new book, 'Entering Hekate's Garden' and what our 'weeds' are trying to tell us.
It's 9 days to Halloween and I'm seeing more (Non-Pagan) people mentioning their fear of Witches. I try to tease out those strands with past experience and truth.
There's an announcement about my brand new candle line as well! Find those at BlackthornsBotanicals.com
As always you can email me your thoughts at blackthorngrovepodcast at Gmail dot com.
Is the competitive spirit destroying your practice? 'Comparison is the thief of joy' -Theodore Roosevelt
If you do the thing that makes your heart sing, you'll bring magic into the world.
30-page preview of Blackthorn's Botanical Brews, out Oct 5th
Brought to you by BlackthornsBotanicals.com
You can read the excerpt at TinyUrl.com/BlackthornsBotanicalBrews
There are ones for Sacred Smoke, and Blackthorn's Botanical Magic as well.
Author of ‘Living Spirits: A Guide to Magic in a World of Spirits’ and ‘Luminarium: A Grimoire of Cunning Conjuration,’ BJ chats with us about his history blending several magical traditions and a history with the OTO with the divine practice of honoring his ancestors and Hekate.
Mortellus is the High Priestess of the Coven of Leaves in Rutherfordton NC, a Gardnerian Coven operating an Outer Court training group who like to say that they are a bubbling cauldron of bitter esoterica slithering their way through Western North Carolina. Additionally, she is a Mortician, Author, Medium, and Necromancer. Her book of pagan death rites and rituals for Llewellyn is set to come out Winter of 2020 with a second un-announced project in the works. Currently, she resides on 3 acres that are hastily becoming overgrown again with her husband, daughter, two year old boy girl twins, two chickens, and one really, really ridiculous dog. Follow Mortellus on social media at: Insta: acrowandthedead
We’re talking about kicking gatekeeping, embracing the practices and how our practices effect our lives. You’ll get a little background on Amy Blackthorn in an interview and a segment on touch, consent and hugging.