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Belle, Book & Candle

Belle, Book & Candle

By Mela Borawski
Belle, Book and Candle is here to encourage and educate the pagan community on topics of interest to an earth-centered spirituality. Step into the world of a southern witch through stories, southern lore and education meant to enrich your spiritual practice. Y'all come on in!
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Bonus: The Great Carbuncle by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pull up a chair and hear the story of The Great Carbuncle, the first story that is said to contain reference to a "Jack-o'lantern".  The Great Carbuncle by Nathaniel Hawthorne was first published in 1837. It is in public domain. 
44:06
September 26, 2020
S1 E10: Hallowe'en Legends & Lore
My favorite time of the year quickly approaches, and with it, Halloween. We witches tend to call it by the more ancient name, Samhain. Join me as I discuss various legends, lore and superstitions from around the world that are tied into the celebration of Halloween. Don't forget, if you want to hear some southern creepy tales of ghosts and supernatural happenings, tune in on my Facebook page on Thursdays in October at 9pm EST for the Facebook Live storytelling session! Contact Me Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all!  Email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 9.23.20 Resources A Witch's Halloween by Gerina Dunwich Earth Magic: A Wisewoman's Guide to Herbal, Astrological & Other Folk Wisdom by Claire Nahmad The Good Spell Book by Gillian Kemp Ancient Ways: Reclaiming Pagan Traditions by Pauline Campanelli Halloween by Silver Ravenwolf
31:36
September 24, 2020
S1 E9: Nightmares
Nightmares, night terrors and things that go bump in the night! We are coming to the close of our month of Sleep Magick & Dreams, y'all come on in! Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 7.23.20 Resources Dream Interpretation for Beginners by Michelle Simmons & Chris McLaughlin Everyday Magic: Spells & Rituals for Modern Living by Dorothy Morrison Crone’s Book of Magical Words by Valerie Worth https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201311/five-steps-conquering-nightmares https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/south-carolina/gullah-culture-boo-hags-sc/ http://www.lowcountryweekend.com/do-this-if-a-boo-hag-haunts-you-from-the-old-city-jail/ https://occult-world.com/nightmare/ https://www.pitt.edu/~dash/nightmare.html
19:04
July 23, 2020
S1 E8: Psi Dreams & Dream Experiments
Y'all come on in, I'm discussing psi dreams (psychic or paranormal dreaming), as well as some experiments you can do alone or with friends to practice psi dreaming! Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 7.16.20 Resources: The Dream Sourcebook by Phyllis R. Koch-Sheras, Ph.D & Amy Lemley www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/10-dreams-that-changed-the-course-of-human-history.html www.luciddreamleaf.com/blogs/dreaming/6-famous-people-inspired-by-dreams
18:57
July 16, 2020
S1 E7: Interpreting Dreams
We continue to talk about sleep magick and dreams, and this episode is all about the symbols used in dream interpretation. Y'all come on in! Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 7.10.20 Resources: Sweet Dreamer by Lori Reid The Dream Sourcebook by Phyllis R. Koch-Sheras, Ph.D & Amy Lemley Dream Interpretation for Beginners by Michelle Simmons & Chris McLaughlin The Modern Witchcraft Grimoire: Your Complete Guide to Creating Your Own Book of Shadows by Skye Alexander www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/dream-about-teeth-falling-out This has an in-depth technique for dream incubation: trans4mind.com/jamesharveystout/dream-4.htm
28:29
July 10, 2020
Bonus: 4th of July
Special thanks to Ann Marie for her contributions to this bonus episode. 4th of July Prayer is from A Book of Pagan Prayer by Ceisiwr Serith Skillet Strawberry Bourbon Cobbler with Layered Cream Cheese Biscuit recipe: https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/skillet-strawberry-bourbon-cobbler/?fbclid=IwAR3JttnTE3Qoim9H-NXUOieI0DmG-bIp255mT5sMF2AidlciWVuRawEl64Q As always, thank you to my husband Randy for his contributions to the intro and outro of the episode. Y'all be blessed! Original Broadcast: 6.4.20
07:42
July 4, 2020
S1 E6: Sleep Magick & Dreams
This month we'll be talking about sleep magick and dreams, and this first episode of the month is meant to give a basic introduction to sleep, dreaming, and how we can begin to use magick for better sleep and beyond. Y'all come on in! Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 7.2.20 Resources: www.verywellmind.com/facts-about-dreams-2795938 Sweet Dreamer by Lori Reid www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/dream-saved-man-titanic-fate-2047790 The Spells Bible by Ann-Marie Gallagher Everyday Magic by Dorothy Morrison Scottish Witchcraft & Magick by Raymond Buckland Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham The Modern Witchcraft Grimoire by Skye Alexander The Book of Crystal Spells by Ember Grant Crone’s Book of Magical Words by Valerie Worth
20:07
July 3, 2020
S1 E5: Summer Solstice Y'all!
Our theme for the month of June 2020 is "Midsummer", and in this episode you'll get some background as well as tips, spells, recipes and general information about celebrating the upcoming Summer Solstice on June 20th. Y'all come on in! Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 6.10.20 Resources: Spell Crafts: Creating Magical Objects by Scott Cunningham & David Harrington Llewellyn's 2018 Magical Almanac Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic by Scott Cunningham Crone’s Book of Magical Words by Valerie Worth Earth Magic: A Wisewoman’s Guide to Herbal, Astrological & Other Folk Wisdom by Claire Nahmad Green Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft by Ann Moura The Book of Crystal Spells by Ember Grant
23:05
June 10, 2020
S1 E4: Moon Magick Basics
Moon phases can be a boon to your magick, if you know how to harness the power of the moon! Let's discuss what energy each phase of the moon holds, as well as special lunar events like blue moons, black moons, and eclipses. I'll give you some examples of spells you can use to create some powerful moon magick! Y'all come on in! Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 5.21.20 Resources: Moon Magic: Your Complete Guide to Harnessing the Mystical Energy of the Moon by Diane Ahlquist Earth, Air, Fire & Water by Scott Cunningham Crone’s Book of Magical Words by Valerie Worth Earth Magic: A Wisewoman’s Guide to Herbal, Astrological & Other Folk Wisdom by Claire Nahmad Green Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft by Ann Moura Grimoire for the Green Witch by Ann Moura The Modern Witchcraft book of love spells by Skye Alexander Enchantments: 200 Spells for Bath & Beauty Enhancement by Edain McCoy Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic by Amy Blackthorn The Book of Crystal Spells by Ember Grant https://themagickalpath.com/2019/06/14/lunar-phases-magick-and-the-moon/
36:00
May 21, 2020
S1 E3: Poetry Put Me in the Mental Hospital - (My Story Part 2)
Hey y'all! Let's continue the story, and move into my adulthood. All the trauma from my childhood was catching up to me, and I ended up in the deepest, darkest mire you could imagine. It took a lot to get out, and now I intend to help others do the same. Content Warning: Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Self-Harm, Suicide Discussion - This is not a pleasant story y'all, but it's MY story, and someone needs to hear it. Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits Thank you to my momma who contributed to this episode. Special Guest "Bark" from Rick'O'Shay, my mother's 3 legged cancer-survivor dog. My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Poems are from the book, Tyranny of Hope, by Pamela Borawski Original Broadcast: 5.17.20
51:09
May 17, 2020
S1 E2: Surviving My Early Years - (My Story Part 1)
Hey y'all! This week, I begin my personal story of my life and how I was able to heal from the trauma and abuse of my past. There are tidbits of my mother's story as well, as my story and hers are very much intertwined. We'll talk about what makes a cult, as I explain what life was like growing up in the fundamentalist cult my family belonged to. This answers the question of where I came from, and what made me who I am today; a proud pagan minister and southern witch unashamed of my path and with a life's goal to facilitate healing in hurting people. Next week, the story will continue! Content Warning: Rape, Incest, Abuse - This is not a pleasant story y'all, but it's MY story, and someone needs to hear it. Because of the topics covered, I've marked this explicit. Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits Thank you to my momma, dad, and husband who contributed to this episode. My dad wrote the lyrics to the song we sing at the beginning, the whole song is at the end after the goat! Poems are from the book, Tyranny of Hope, by Pamela Borawski Cult checklist can be found here. Original Broadcast: 5.15.20
41:03
May 14, 2020
S1 E1: Paganism, What's That All About?
In my first podcast, I talk about some basics of paganism. We'll touch on some basic beliefs, where the term comes from, and whether all pagans are witches, so please join me! Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits Thank you to Ann Marie & Alley who contributed to this episode. Original Broadcast: 5.8.20
36:44
May 14, 2020
Welcome to Belle, Book & Candle
Welcome to Belle, Book & Candle! Let me introduce myself, and tell you a little about what to expect!
02:47
May 5, 2020