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Hex Positive

Hex Positive

By Bree NicGarran
A practical witchcraft podcast hosted by Bree NicGarran, author of Grovedaughter Witchery. Every month, join Bree for a discussion of secular witchcraft, with plenty of tips for witching on a budget, finding good resources, furthering your magical education, and keeping your common sense superpowers strong. We’ll also delve into the history of witches and witchcraft, and witches in folklore and literature, and how those ideas influence what it means to be a witch in the modern day.
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Witch Ways 03 - The Water of Life

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Witch Ways 03 - The Water of Life

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Ep 008 - Things That Go Bump pt 1
Happy Month of Halloween, witches! We're kicking things off with a bang. Or perhaps a BOO. Guest Host Jenn, aka TheOuijaGirl of tumblr fame, joins me in the virtual studio to talk about...and debunk...some modern myths about ghosts and the paranormal. We talk about those "ancient pagan ritual" spirit games, the origin of 3am as the witching hour (spoiler: it isn't), why the original Ouija boards were way too sexy, why TV ghost hunters are just RUDE, and lots more! Follow TheOuijaGirl at http://TheOuijaGirl.tumblr.com. Make sure you rate & review the show on your favorite podcatcher, and tune in every week this month for lots of Halloween fun! Come visit my table at the RVA Coven Samhain Market! https://www.facebook.com/events/624282457976600 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 http://www.patreon.com/BreeNicGarran. Proud member of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network - http://www/NerdandTie.com/Hex This episode is brought to you by the following sponsors: Crowsbone - http://www.crowsbone.com Portland Button Works - http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com PBW Witch Shop - http://www.PBWwitchshop.com MUSIC CREDITS "Spellbound" & "Miri's Magic Dance" Ad 1 - "Holiday Weasel" Ad 2 - "Feelin' Good" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
1:34:04
October 1, 2020
Ep 007 - Come In For A Spell pt 2
Hope you've got your pencils ready! In Part Two, we'll cover methods and materials, incantations, preparation, the actual casting of the spell, and documenting your work for future reference. If you happen to use this method to write and cast a spell of your own, feel free to let me know how it went! Hex Positive merch now available on Redbubble - https://www.redbubble.com/people/HexPositive/shop Visit my Wordpress shop to purchase books and other witchy goodies - http://BreeNicGarran.wordpress.com/shop 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 http://www.patreon.com/BreeNicGarran. Proud member of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network - http://www/NerdandTie.com/Hex This episode is sponsored by Witchcraft for the Restless. Find the show on your favorite podcast app! MUSIC CREDITS "Spellbound" & "Miri's Magic Dance" Ad 1 - "Somewhere Sunny (ver 2)" Ad 2 - "Danse Macabre - Violin Hook" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
44:17
September 22, 2020
Witch Ways, Ep 04 - Sickroom Salt
On this month's Witch Ways, it's another dose of medicinal magic with my recipe for Sickroom Salt. If you've got healing magic to do, this easy-to-make recipe from Pestlework can help to enhance your enchantment! Disclaimer: This spell is not a cure or a guarantee of recovery, nor does it prevent any disease. There is no spell or charm that can protect you from COVID-19. Please observe all precautions (including masks, isolation, and social distancing) and seek medical help if you become seriously ill. Visit my Wordpress shop for books and other witchy goodies - http://BreeNicGarran.wordpress.com/shop 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 http://www.patreon.com/BreeNicGarran. Proud member of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network - http://www/NerdandTie.com/Hex MUSIC CREDITS "Carpe Diem" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
02:57
September 13, 2020
Ep 006 - Come In For A Spell, pt 1
With back-to-school season upon us, I'm putting on my professor robes and bringing you a two-part episode on How To Write Your Own Spells! Have your pencils ready, you're going to want to take notes. Part One focuses on setting your intent, deciding how you want it to manifest, what or whom the spell will affect, the longevity of the effect, and timing your spells to an advantageous day or lunar phase for best results. And that's just the first half of the lesson! Tune in later this month for Part Two! Hex Positive merch now available on Redbubble - https://www.redbubble.com/people/HexPositive/shop Visit my Wordpress to purchase books and other witchy goodies - http://BreeNicGarran.wordpress.com/shop 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 http://www.patreon.com/BreeNicGarran. Proud member of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network - http://www/NerdandTie.com/Hex This episode is sponsored by Shadow Rose Tarot - http://Shadow-Rose-Tarot.tumblr.com MUSIC CREDITS "Spellbound" & "Miri's Magic Dance" Ad - "Rites" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
37:56
September 1, 2020
Witch Ways 03 - The Water of Life
On this month's Witch Ways, it's time for a little TLC with The Water of Life. Even though magic is no substitute for medical care, it's always nice to have a good strong healing spell in your arsenal...just in case!  Disclaimer: This spell is not a cure or a guarantee of recovery, nor does it prevent any disease. There is no spell or charm that can protect you from COVID-19. Please observe all precautions (including masks, isolation, and social distancing) and seek medical help if you become seriously ill. 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 http://www.patreon.com/BreeNicGarran. Proud member of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network - http://www/NerdandTie.com/Hex MUSIC CREDITS "Carpe Diem" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
06:00
August 15, 2020
Wordpress Shop Now Open!
Visit my Wordpress shop for books and witchy goodies! http://BreeNicGarran.wordpress.com MUSIC CREDITS "Danse Macabre - Violin Hook" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
00:34
August 3, 2020
Ep 005 - They Blinded Me With SCIENCE...Denial
Trae Dorn of BS-Free Witchcraft joins Bree in the virtual studio to discuss science denial in the witchcraft community. And why believing in magic doesn't excuse magical thinking, especially when it comes to healthcare. Shhh, our common sense is tingling! Check out our sibling show BS-Free Witchcraft, also on the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network! 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 http://www.patreon.com/BreeNicGarran. Proud member of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network - http://www/NerdandTie.com/Hex This month's episode was sponsored by The Vagabond Tabby. https://thevagabondtabby.com   MUSIC CREDITS "Spellbound" & "Miri's Magic Dance" Ad - "Carefree" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
53:48
August 1, 2020
Witch Ways, Ep 02 - Seven-Year Bath
On this month's Witch Ways, we visit the realm of fairytale-inspired magic with "Seven-Year Bath" from The Sisters Grimmoire. Every witch needs a good cleansing spell in their arsenal and this one is a personal favorite. And who doesn't love a cleansing spell that also involves a nice hot bath! 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 http://www.patreon.com/BreeNicGarran. Proud member of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network - http://www/NerdandTie.com/Hex MUSIC CREDITS "Carpe Diem" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
04:21
July 15, 2020
BONUS - The Singing Bone
In light of current events, I've decided to offer my original spell, The Singing Bone, as a special bonus episode. The text version of the spell is available on my Wordpress for anyone who might need it. Based on a Brothers Grimm story of the same name, The Singing Bone is a targeted call for justice which I hope will come in handy for witches seeking to use their craft to help in the current crisis. Text Version - https://breenicgarran.wordpress.com/2020/07/05/the-singing-bone-a-spell-for-justice/ Hex Positive is a proud supporter of Black Lives Matter. 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 http://www.patreon.com/BreeNicGarran. Proud member of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network - http://www/NerdandTie.com/Hex MUSIC CREDITS "Spellbound," "Floating Cities," & "Miri's Magic Dance" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
10:30
July 6, 2020
Ep 004 - Advice for Beginner Witches
Get out those pencils! This month, we're delving into a boatload of advice for beginner witches. From avoiding common pitfalls to flexing your research muscles to discovering your specialty, and a lesson on magical fire safety too. There's...a lot. I may have gone overboard. This is the Stuff I Wish Someone Had Told Me Ages Ago episode you won't want to miss! If you'd liked this episode and wouldn't mind having a book like that in your library, check out my published works on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Bree-NicGarran/e/B019PYEFWU/ 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 http://www.patreon.com/BreeNicGarran. Proud member of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network - http://www/NerdandTie.com/Hex This month's episode is sponsored by Bekkathyst. http://www.bekkathyst.com  MUSIC CREDITS "Spellbound" & "Miri's Magic Dance" Ad - "Frost Waltz" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
43:07
July 1, 2020
Witch Ways, Ep 01 - Bree's Banishing Powder
Our first interim episode! Witch Ways will be little monthly minisodes between the full-length episodes of Hex Positive, just to give you a little something to tide you over. This month, it's the recipe and usage tips for my famous Banishing Powder. It's easy and inexpensive to make, it smells wonderful (just don't sniff too hard), and it WORKS. I've sworn by this powder for years. Give it try...maybe you will too! 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 http://www.patreon.com/BreeNicGarran. Proud member of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network - http://www/NerdandTie.com/Hex MUSIC CREDITS "Carpe Diem" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
02:36
June 15, 2020
Episode 003 - Hex Positive
Our first full-length episode! This time, we're delving into what it means to be Hex Positive, as well as discussing and dismantling some of the confusion surrounding the use of hexes and curses. Just what IS the Threefold Law anyway? The answer may surprise you. (Pardon the bumps in the latter part of the episode, there was a kitty knocking about in my recording area.) 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 http://www.patreon.com/BreeNicGarran. Proud member of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network - http://www/NerdandTie.com/Hex MUSIC CREDITS "Spellbound" & "Miri's Magic Dance" & "Carefree" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
26:07
June 1, 2020
Episode 002 - What Is A Witch?
In the second episode, we'll clarify what defines a witch for the purposes of this podcast, including the possible origins of the word "witch" and some associated modern changes to the definition with regard to gender neutrality, as well as a reading of "What Makes A Witch?" from Grovedaughter Witchery.  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 http://www.patreon.com/BreeNicGarran. Proud member of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network - http://www/NerdandTie.com/Hex 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/
11:56
May 15, 2020
Episode 001 - Welcome to the Table
Welcome to the first episode of Hex Positive! This is a brief overview of the type of content you can expect, a little background about your intrepid narrator, and clarification of some important info before we dive in. 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 http://www.patreon.com/BreeNicGarran. Proud member of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network - http://www/NerdandTie.com/Hex 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/
11:21
May 1, 2020
Hex Positive trailer
From Bree NicGarran, author of Grovedaughter Witchery, comes Hex Positive, a practical witchcraft podcast. Every month, we'll delve into tips for the development of your craft, issues facing the community, witches in history and media, and what it means to be a witch in modern times. Coming Soon to the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network! Follow the show on Twitter at @hex_podcast, and check out the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network at NerdAndTie.com. "Spellbound" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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April 8, 2020