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By Megan Black
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Episode 48: Why I DISAGREE with the concept of MAIDEN, MOTHER, and CRONE

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Episode 53: Safety in the Craft
I feel like we don't hear enough about safety within witchcraft, so I'm here to talk about it. This is not just about physical safety, either. Come explore the physical, mental, and spiritual safety concepts that I feel are important in practicing witchcraft! These include fire, crystals, herbs, mental health, and working with higher entities.  MENTIONED: o Rose @ Wiccan Homestead: https://www.wiccanhomestead.com o Tarot Readings on Sale: https://www.roundthecauldron.com/shop o Patreon Membership Drive: https://www.patreon.com/roundthecauldron o Get my Merch: https://roundtcauldron.redbubble.com/ SOURCES o St. John's Wort Information: https://www.drugs.com/mtm/st-john-s-wort.html o Chamomile Information: https://www.drugs.com/npp/chamomile.html o Crystal Toxicity: http://www.gemsociety.org/article/gemstone-toxicity-table o Mohs Hardness Scale: https://geology.com/minerals/mohs-hardness-scale.shtml o The Spoon Theory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoon_theory CURRENTLY READING: o Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler o Get it on Paperback: https://amzn.to/34wM1XT o Get it on Audible: https://amzn.to/2S2NH8V   FIND ME ONLINE! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com Shop: http://www.roundthecauldron.com/shop     DISCLAIMER: Links in the description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product using these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
31:30
February 10, 2020
Episode 52: Moving Past Wicca 101
Moving past 101 content can be a huge task if you don't know what to do, where to go, and what to study. So, why should you move past 101 content and how do you do it? I use Wicca as a basis for this episode, but this applies to all paths, traditions, and religions.   MENTIONED: o Shadow Work Episode: https://youtu.be/O1_UKy1gox4 o Night Shayde w/Flatline2Beatline: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Religion--Spirituality-Podcasts/Flatline-2-Beatline-p1250191/ o The Craft - A Witch's Book of Shadows by Dorothy Morrison: https://amzn.to/2S6aL54 o Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham: https://amzn.to/2OgW3qJ o  Lisa Chamberlain Books: https://amzn.to/2UedKuP   CURRENTLY READING: o Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler o Get it on Paperback: https://amzn.to/34wM1XT o Get it on Audible: https://amzn.to/2S2NH8V   FIND ME ONLINE! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com Shop: http://www.roundthecauldron.com/shop   DISCLAIMER: Links in the description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product using these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
31:19
February 3, 2020
Episode 51: Imbolg and the Power of Springtime
Imbolc Video Imbolg (or Imbolc) is a time of celebration for the coming of Spring. Imbolg is one of the original Celtic Fire Festivals and holds a special place in the hearts of many. With the sacred fires, planting of seeds, and honoring of Brigid, Imbolg is a time of growth and new beginnings. MENTIONED: o Irish Gods: https://loraobrien.ie/irish-gods-pagan-celtic-mythology/ o Irish Pagan Holidays: https://loraobrien.ie/irish-pagan-holidays/ o Smooring the Fire: https://sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/cg1/cg1092.htm o Legend of Brigid's Mantle: https://www.yourirish.com/folklore/magic-cloak-st-brigid o Johns Hopkins Sjogren's Syndrom Center: https://www.hopkinssjogrens.org/ o Donation Receipts: http://www.roundthecauldron.com/donations/ o Support me on Anchor! https://anchor.fm/round-the-cauldron o Lora O'Brien - Irish Pagan Priestess: https://www.loraobrien.ie o How to Make a Brigid's Cross: https://irisharoundtheworld.com/st-brigids-cross/ CURRENTLY READING: o Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler o Get it on Paperback: https://amzn.to/34wM1XT o Get it on Audible: https://amzn.to/2S2NH8V FIND ME ONLINE! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com Shop: http://www.roundthecauldron.com/shop DISCLAIMER: Links in the description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product using these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
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January 27, 2020
Ep. 50 Environmentalism and Green Living || What can YOU do?
This week's topic is one that was requested through Instagram. I want to talk about environmentalism, the green-living movement, and how we can help those suffering in Australia.   To get a transcript of this episode, click here: http://www.roundthecauldron.com/download/episode-50-transcript-environmentalism-and-green-living/ All the places taking donations to help the firefighters, displaced people, injured and the dead, animals, etc. Please share and donate!!    FIRES o The NSW Rural Fire Service: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volunteer/support-your-local-brigade o The Country Fire Authority in Victoria: https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/about/supporting-cfa o The Country Fire Service in South Australia: https://cfsfoundation.org.au/donate   DISASTER RELIEF o Australia's Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-new-years-eve#donate o Vinnies disaster appeal: https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal-nsw o The Community Enterprise Foundation, a collaboration between the Salvation Army and Bendigo Bank disaster appeal: https://www.communityenterprisefoundation.com.au/make-a-donation/bushfire-disaster-appeal/ o Foodbank helps get relief for communities cut off from power and food.: https://www.foodbank.org.au/support-us/make-a-donation/donate-funds/?state=nsw-act o Givit accepts donations of items or money: http://www.givit.org.au/   WILDLIFE o The RSPCA bushfire appeal is used to protect the pets, livestock, and wildlife affected by bushfires, helping evacuate animals from disaster zones: https://www.rspcansw.org.au/bushfire-appeal/ o The World Wildlife Fund provides emergency care during bushfires, particularly to koalas: https://donate.wwf.org.au/donate/2019-trees-appeal-koala-crisis#gs.pw3oq8 o The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital searches for and protects the koalas in the region: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-thirsty-koalas-devastated-by-recent-fires o WIRES is an Australia wildlife rescue organization: https://www.wires.org.au/donate/ways-to-help  If you can’t donate please help and raise awareness.    MENTIONED o Shelby @ Shelbizzle: https://www.youtube.com/user/Shelbizleee   WEB SOURCES o https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/01/world/australia/fires.html o https://www.unaa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/UNAA-Climate-Change-Position-Paper-2019-1-1.pdf o https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/22/australia-bushfires-factcheck-are-this-years-fires-unprecedented o https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/dec/25/factcheck-why-australias-monster-2019-bushfires-are-unprecedented o https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/11/what-are-the-links-between-climate-change-and-bushfires-explainer o https://www.greenamerica.org/green-living o https://climate.nasa.gov/causes/ o https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2018/02/ipcc_wg3_ar5_summary-for-policymakers.pdf o https://phys.org/news/2018-04-science-amount-straws-plastic-pollution.html   CURRENTLY READING: o Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler o Get it on Paperback: https://amzn.to/34wM1XT o Get it on Audible: https://amzn.to/2S2NH8V FIND ME ONLINE! o Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron o Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron o Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron o Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron o Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com o Shop: http://www.roundthecauldron.com/shop   Don't forget to subscribe and give this video a big thumbs up! 
48:34
January 20, 2020
Episode 49: What is Shadow Work? || Psychology or Spirituality? And why YOU should be doing it!
Part of my depth year goals is to do some shadow work and work on myself. Come along with me and let's discuss what shadow work is, how you do it, and the benefits. o Want a transcript of this episode? Find it here: http://www.roundthecauldron.com/download/episode-49-transcript/ MENTIONED o Rose - Patreon Supporter: https://www.wiccanhomestead.com/ o Flatline2Beatline Podcast w/Night Shayde: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Religion--Spirituality-Podcasts/Flatline-2-Beatline-p1250191/ WEB SOURCES o https://www.carl-jung.net/shadow.html o https://highexistence.com/carl-jung-shadow-guide-unconscious/ o https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_(psychology) CURRENTLY READING: o Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler o Get it on Paperback: https://amzn.to/34wM1XT o Get it on Audible: https://amzn.to/2S2NH8V FIND ME ONLINE! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com Shop: http://www.roundthecauldron.com/shop DISCLAIMER: Links in the description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product using these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
50:30
January 13, 2020
Episode 48: Why I DISAGREE with the concept of MAIDEN, MOTHER, and CRONE
The concept of Maiden, Mother, and Crone makes me uncomfortable - and here's why. I know this might be an unpopular opinion, but I felt like I needed to give my perspective on this concept because I know I'm not alone. FULL DISCLOSURE - This is my own opinion ONLY. I know that the MMC concept works for many, many people - and that's okay! Here are some links that I used for my research and information o https://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/07/maiden-mother-crone-model/ o http://www.mother-god.com/triple-goddess.html o https://acelebrationofwomen.org/2013/12/the-three-women-maiden-mother-crone/ o http://themotherhouseofthegoddess.com/2017/05/11/maiden-mother-crone-ancient-tradition-or-new-creative-synthesis-by-carol-p-christ/ o https://www.learnreligions.com/maiden-mother-and-crone-2562881 o https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Goddess_%28Neopaganism%29 o https://www.patheos.com/blogs/allergicpagan/2014/11/19/13-things-you-dont-need-to-know-about-the-triple-goddess-but-are-kind-of-interesting/ o https://www.patheos.com/blogs/allergicpagan/2014/11/15/the-secret-history-of-the-triple-goddess-part-3-will-the-real-triple-goddess-please-stand-up/ o Get my meditation journal here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1652393447 OR o Here: http://bit.ly/2MHb7Nl o You can download a transcript of this episode here: http://bit.ly/2QLRAg4 CURRENTLY READING: o Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler o Get it on Paperback: https://amzn.to/34wM1XT o Get it on Audible: https://amzn.to/2S2NH8V FIND ME ONLINE! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com Shop: http://www.roundthecauldron.com/shop Don't forget you can watch a live stream of the podcast every Wednesday on YouTube! o https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3CbjUikpPyqwi38AF8HfdA/ DISCLAIMER: Links in the description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product using these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
27:41
January 6, 2020
Episode 47: Witchy New Year
Ring in the new year like the true witch you are! Say goodbye to 2019 and step into 2020 in true magickal fashion! Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and take part in the LIVE recording of the podcast every Wednesday at 11am PST! MENTIONED: o New Year Prosperity Spell: https://wp.me/pawqtP-1Jm o Affirmation Journal Printable: https://wp.me/pawqtP-1o6 o Burn it Away Spell: https://wp.me/pawqtP-1JA o New Year Tarot Spread: https://wp.me/pawqtP-1JI CURRENTLY READING: o Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler o Get it on Paperback: https://amzn.to/34wM1XT o Get it on Audible: https://amzn.to/2S2NH8V Don't forget to follow me on social media and subscribe to my newsletter. You can also help support the show at Patreon! Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Patreon DISCLAIMER: Links in the show notes may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product using these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
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December 30, 2019
Episode 46: Pagan Origins of Christmas Traditions
With the holiday approaching, I thought it would be fitting to write a little something about the traditions of Christmas and their roots in paganism. Now, before I continue, I just want to say that this is not a stab at Christmas and Christianity. It is merely an observation and educational opportunity. Please do not go around to those who celebrate Christmas with these traditions and tell them that they are a “secret pagan” or that they need to stick to their own traditions. Don't forget to enter the giveaway! It's almost over: ENTER HERE Here We Come a-Wassailing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK_QHXFUT1g Sources and Further Reading (1) History Channel - Saturnalia (2) Ancient History Encyclopedia (3) Sinterklaas - Wikipedia (4) Sons of Vikings (5) Wassailing - Wikipedia Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and take part in the LIVE recording of the podcast every Wednesday at 11am PST! Don't want to join me on Patreon? You can donate via PayPal by sending your donation to roundthecauldron@gmail.com You can also help support the show for the price of a coffee at http://www.ko-fi.com/roundthecauldron All donations help me pay for hosting, supplies, upgrades, etc. and go straight back into my work here at Round the Cauldron! Find me online! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com
28:11
December 23, 2019
Episode 45: Depth Year 2020?
A depth year is a year where the goal is to go deeper, not wider. Take the time to see the value in the things you already own and try not to buy anything new unless necessary. Get out of the consumer mindset! See the value in what you have! Be more mindful of where your products come from! Raptitude - Go Deeper, Not Wider - Original Article Zen Habits: My Depth Year 2018 Raptitude - Why the Depth Year Was My Best Year
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December 16, 2019
Episode 44: Witchcraft Goal Setting for 2020
Join me in setting goals for 2020! Let's discuss how to set realistic goals, and how to make sure you include your religious practice in your goals as well. Listen in as I go over my goals from last year and set new goals for 2020! BakkenMomma New Years Resolution Planner: http://bit.ly/2PbgpkV Giveaway: http://www.roundthecauldron.com/giveaway/ Pagan Tarot: http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/pagan-tarot/ Citrine: https://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/citrine https://youtu.be/rCRpOw_U1N0 Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and take part in the LIVE recording of the podcast every Wednesday at 11am PST!
28:47
December 9, 2019
Episode 43: Cultural Appropriation and New Age Spirituality
With Thanksgiving approaching here in the United States, I thought it was finally time to talk about Cultural Appropriation. This episode is source heavy, history heavy, and might be triggering to some viewers/listeners. SOURCES AND IMPORTANT LINKS https://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving https://web.archive.org/web/20050829051045/ http://sacbee.com/static/archive/news/projects/native/day2_main.html https://web.archive.org/web/20060208092347/http://www.amnestyusa.org/amnestynow/soulwound.html https://www.nps.gov/jame/learn/historyculture/upload/Native-American-Citizenship-2.pdf https://seedingsovereignty.org/ https://qz.com/805704/columbus-day-cultural-appropriation-white-americans-need-to-stop-assuming-native-american-culture-belongs-to-them-too/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Indian_Religious_Freedom_Act =========================================== Don't forget, you can watch the podcast recording LIVE on YouTube (almost) every Wednesday. Be sure to subscribe and share with your friends.
30:13
December 2, 2019
Episode 42: Get to Know the Witch || Cosmic Questions
I wanted to take it easy this week, so here we go! I answer 15 cosmic questions about myself and have fun while doing it. Get to know the witch behind the screen! Little Cosmic Crow Intro to Astrology Doctor Mike Friends Fascinated Podcast 🌼🌱The Questions🌱🌼 Does your Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign) portray you correctly? If not, do your other planetary signs? What songs bring you the most magickal vibes? Which one of your deities/guides/ancestors is most sarcastic with you? If this doesn’t apply to you, which of your tarot/oracle decks is? Biggest witchy mess up or misinterpretation? Would you write a book on your craft/spirituality? Why? If you already have, what were your challenges in doing so? If someone wanted to summon you to their circle, what 5 items would they need? If you were a ghost, what place would you haunt? What is the funniest way someone has reacted to finding out you are a witch? Do you have any superstitions? If you could possess any fantasy magic, what would your power be? What is something random on your altar(s)? If one of the youtubers you watched was a genie and they could grant you 3 wishes within their power, who would it be and what wishes? (Can’t be for more wishes) If you could instantly become an expert in any part of your craft/spirituality, what would it be? When you die, what do you think will happen to you/your soul? Where do you see yourself spiritually in the next 5 years? =========================================== Did you know you can watch the show live (almost) every Wednesday? Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel! https://youtu.be/a123JJjf3ao =========================================== Don't want to join me on Patreon? You can donate via PayPal by sending your donation to roundthecauldron@gmail.com You can also help support the show for the price of a coffee at http://www.ko-fi.com/roundthecauldron =========================================== All donations help me pay for hosting, supplies, upgrades, etc. and go straight back into my work here at Round the Cauldron! =========================================== Support the Show Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com
46:09
November 25, 2019
Episode 41: Purity Culture and Paganism
Today, we're going to be talking about how different faiths view women and sex. There will be mention of sex, but it is purely educational and not graphic. Important Links! https://www.ancient.eu/timeline/celt/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Celtic_women https://www.encyclopedia.com/environment/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/gender-and-religion-gender-and-celtic-religions http://www.celtlearn.org/pdfs/women.pdf http://www.celtlearn.org/educationalservices.php#lr https://www.druidry.org/library/gods-goddesses/brigid-survival-goddess https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/equal-rights-for-women-in-ancient-ireland Don't forget, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel and take part in the LIVE taping of my podcast episodes! https://youtu.be/EQCRMRtFJns
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November 18, 2019
Episode 40: Relationships as a Pagan
This episode was brought on by an article I wrote for a client about dating a non-Pagan. If you take only one thing away from this episode, it's that communication is a must! Watch the recording live every week. Subscribe to my YouTube channel! https://youtu.be/p3jvH1ElEJM Don't want to join me on Patreon? You can donate via PayPal by sending your donation to roundthecauldron@gmail.com You can also help support the show for the price of a coffee at http://www.ko-fi.com/roundthecauldron All donations help me pay for hosting, supplies, upgrades, etc. and go straight back into my work here at Round the Cauldron! Support the Show Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com
25:29
November 11, 2019
Episode 39: Spellcrafting
Working magick and writing your own spells is one of the best ways to make your spell as personal as possible. When you craft your spells, there are several things you want to keep in mind. Who, what, when, where, why, and how? This is my personal method for spellcrafting and I'm sure you might have some ideas as well. Do you do anything differently? Let me know! Watch this episode on YouTube! https://youtu.be/OEqdvpPbAb8 Also, please don't feel like you have to donate, but if you do, I will be eternally grateful! If you want to donate but don't want to join me on Patreon, you can donate via PayPal by sending your donation to roundthecauldron@gmail.com or you can buy me a cup of coffee at Ko-Fi! All donations help me pay for hosting, supplies, upgrades, etc. and go straight back into my work here at Round the Cauldron! Support the Show Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com For business inquiries: roundthecauldron@gmail.com
24:25
November 4, 2019
Episode 38: Top Tips for New Pagans
It doesn't matter if you are brand new to Paganism or if you're revisiting it, these 10 tips are essential for the learning process and spiritual growth that is bound to happen. Sign up for my newsletter and get 10% off your first order. No minimum, no exclusions! Watch this episode on YouTube! https://youtu.be/J8KZqIk8Nr4 Don't forget to subscribe and click the bell to be notified of premieres and live streams! Round the Cauldron Crochet [my new channel] https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm7SnSeLebfuK5fShqwPjLQ/ Also, please don't feel like you have to donate, but if you do, I will be eternally grateful! If you want to donate but don't want to join me on Patreon? You can donate via PayPal by sending your donation to roundthecauldron@gmail.com All donations help me pay for hosting, supplies, upgrades, etc. and go straight back into my work here at Round the Cauldron! Music by Kai Engel: http://bit.ly/2MDVMyO Licensed Under Creative Commons Attribution License: http://bit.ly/2HrJghM Support the Show Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com
30:46
October 21, 2019
Episode 37: Samhain
Celebrated on October 31 (or April 30), Samhain is an ancient Celtic festival revolving around the sun and impending darkness of the coming winter. Watch this episode on YouTube! https://youtu.be/b7aOWc6jZgM Also, please don't feel like you have to donate, but if you do, I will be eternally grateful! If you want to donate but don't want to join me on Patreon, you can donate via PayPal by sending your donation to roundthecauldron@gmail.com or you can buy me a cup of coffee at Ko-Fi! All donations help me pay for hosting, supplies, upgrades, etc. and go straight back into my work here at Round the Cauldron! Support the Show Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com For business inquiries: roundthecauldron@gmail.com
12:42
October 14, 2019
Episode 36: Gods Aren't Socks
You don't get to pick your Gods like you pick socks because Gods aren't socks. From my perspective, the Gods are their own entities with their own wants, needs, and emotions. It isn't like picking the socks you want to wear for the day, and here's why. Watch this episode on YouTube! https://youtu.be/-XMpUu56KAs Also, please don't feel like you have to donate, but if you do, I will be eternally grateful! If you want to donate but don't want to join me on Patreon, you can donate via PayPal by sending your donation to roundthecauldron@gmail.com or you can buy me a cup of coffee at Ko-Fi! All donations help me pay for hosting, supplies, upgrades, etc. and go straight back into my work here at Round the Cauldron! Support the Show Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com For business inquiries: roundthecauldron@gmail.com
22:15
October 7, 2019
Episode 35: Communication is Key
Are you a good communicator? Communication is key for building relationships in daily life, but it is also essential for good spiritual and religious practice. Links The 4 Primary Principles of Communication Simple Keys to Effective Communication Are Good Communication Skills the Foundation of Psychological Success? Thoughtful Thursday 9/19/19 ~ Are you a good communicator? Wicca at Work Watch this episode on YouTube! https://youtu.be/yrsXw9a5Opk Also, please don't feel like you have to donate, but if you do, I will be eternally grateful! If you want to donate but don't want to join me on Patreon, you can donate via PayPal by sending your donation to roundthecauldron@gmail.com or you can buy me a cup of coffee at Ko-Fi! All donations help me pay for hosting, supplies, upgrades, etc. and go straight back into my work here at Round the Cauldron! Support the Show Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com For business inquiries: roundthecauldron@gmail.com
28:48
September 30, 2019
Episode 34: Say No to Plastic Witchcraft || Reaction to Freyia the Arctic Witch
I've never done an episode like this before, but it is something I want to explore more. Recently, there's a hashtag going around the Pagan community that's causing some disruption. It's #SayNoToPlasticWitchcraft. So, let's talk about it. Freyia Norling: https://www.youtube.com/user/freyiaTV Wish Packing Facility Video Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9juyualWbo =========================================== Also, please don't feel like you have to donate, but if you do, I will be eternally grateful! If you want to donate but don't want to join me on Patreon? You can donate via PayPal by sending your donation to roundthecauldron@gmail.com =========================================== All donations help me pay for hosting, supplies, upgrades, etc. and go straight back into my work here at Round the Cauldron! =========================================== Support the Show Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com For business inquiries: roundthecauldron@gmail.com
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September 23, 2019
Episode 33: Learn New Things
It can be hard to learn new things as an adult - or as someone who is no longer in a "typical" school or education setting - and sometimes we don't know where to start. But let me tell you, it's never too late to start learning something new! =========================================== ~ The Importance of Critical Thinking: http://bit.ly/2kvopSy ~ Michelle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PNW_Michelle =========================================== Also, please don't feel like you have to donate, but if you do, I will be eternally grateful! If you want to donate but don't want to join me on Patreon? You can donate via PayPal by sending your donation to roundthecauldron@gmail.com =========================================== All donations help me pay for hosting, supplies, upgrades, etc. and go straight back into my work here at Round the Cauldron! =========================================== Support the Show Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com For business inquiries: roundthecauldron@gmail.com
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September 16, 2019
Episode 32: The Autumn Equinox
Mabon//Autumn Equinox is the second of the three Celtic harvest festivals. It is also the second equinox, meaning that the dates will vary by year depending on the alignment of the Earth and its rotation. At this time of the year, the days and nights are equal in length, and, moving forward, we will start our descent into the dark half of the year. =========================================== Mabon/Autumn Equinox: http://www.roundthecauldron.com/?p=2386 Building a Ritual Worksheet - Questions to Consider: http://www.roundthecauldron.com/free-printables/ =========================================== Also, please don't feel like you have to donate, but if you do, I will be eternally grateful! If you want to donate but don't want to join me on Patreon? You can donate via PayPal by sending your donation to roundthecauldron@gmail.com =========================================== All donations help me pay for hosting, supplies, upgrades, etc. and go straight back into my work here at Round the Cauldron! =========================================== Music by Kai Engel: http://bit.ly/2MDVMyO Licensed Under Creative Commons Attribution License: http://bit.ly/2HrJghM =========================================== Support the Show Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com For business inquiries: roundthecauldron@gmail.com
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September 9, 2019
Episode 31: Revisiting Theisms and My Personal Story
I have grown in my spirituality, and some things have shifted for me. Tune in to listen while we revisit the ideas behind the different "-theisms", their definitions, and how I've grown to know them. ~ Atheism - a lack of belief or a strong disbelief in the existence of a god or any gods ~ Henotheism - the worship of one god without denying the existence of other gods ~ Monotheism - the doctrine or belief that there is but one God ~ Duotheism - not in the dictionary, but often used to describe the belief in two deities; traditional Wicca, for example ~ Polytheism - belief in or worship of more than one god ~ Pantheism - a doctrine that equates God with the forces and laws of the universe ~ Theism - belief in the existence of a god or gods ~ Hard vs. Soft Polytheism? Is it a thing? Is Wicca inherently duotheistic? Monotheistic? That depends on how you see the Gods. Are they their own beings, or do you believe in them as archetypes? That is duotheism, not polytheism. Can soft polytheism be a thing when, semantically, you're just describing duotheism or monotheism if you believe all Gods are one God and all Goddesses are one Goddess? =========================================== Michelle Simkins|Nature Writing|A Brief Theistic Lexicon: http://bit.ly/2PmI0D0 Polytheistic Witchcraft|Polytheist: a Definition: http://bit.ly/2MLTWvU Althaea Sebastiani|Approaching the Gods: http://bit.ly/2ZvuC37 =========================================== Also, please don't feel like you have to donate, but if you do, I will be eternally grateful! If you want to donate but don't want to join me on Patreon? You can donate via PayPal by sending your donation to roundthecauldron@gmail.com =========================================== All donations help me pay for hosting, supplies, upgrades, etc. and go straight back into my work here at Round the Cauldron! =========================================== Music by Kai Engel: http://bit.ly/2Pnem0t Licensed Under Creative Commons Attribution License: http://bit.ly/2HrJghM =========================================== Support the Show Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Patreon: http://patreon.com/roundthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com For business inquiries, comments, questions, and suggetions: roundthecauldron@gmail.com
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September 2, 2019
Episode 30: Green Living and Zero Waste – Save the Planet!
Did you know that by the year 2050, it is estimated that trash in the ocean will outweigh fish pound for pound? What can we do to help our environment and live more sustainably? Sources ~ World Economic Forum: Submarine diver found trash in the Mariana Trench - http://bit.ly/2P3UYp1 ~ National Geographic: Plastic garbage patch that was found in the Pacific is bigger than Mexico - https://on.natgeo.com/30q9f0k ~ USA Today: Ocean garbage patch is twice the size of Texas - http://bit.ly/2ZhW2cD ~ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association - http://bit.ly/2MuZIlA ~ Science Magazine: Plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean - http://bit.ly/31VlaUs ~ Washington Post: More plastic than fish by  - https://wapo.st/2KMN5A1 ~ Union of Concerned Scientists - http://bit.ly/2L1IGIq ~ National Resource Defense Council - https://on.nrdc.org/2zaNKVo ~ Environmental Defense Fund: 9 ways we know humans triggered climate change - http://bit.ly/2ZjFBfT ~ NASA: Global Climate Change - https://go.nasa.gov/2U1D6dr ~ Juliana v. US - http://bit.ly/2KK8E4m ~ Products made with Petroleum - http://bit.ly/2Zfoz3H What can you do? ~  Ways to make your life more eco-friendly - http://bit.ly/2zfAdvH ~ Check out the EPA's list of eco-friendly topics - http://bit.ly/2Z9UCBI ~ Use Ecosia, the search engine that plants trees - https://www.ecosia.org/ Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon YouTube (this is new!) Website
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August 26, 2019
Episode 29: Pagan Perspective – Why Choice is Important
NOTE:: I'm sorry for the background noise and noisy interruptions (wind, plane, etc.). It was nice when we first started recording and I didn't realize how loud the sounds would be. I tried to make them as quiet as possible, but alas, it didn't help too much. Today's episode is a bit short since I'm still getting my bearings with recording in front of a camera as well as editing the audio. My daughter wanted to be in this video too, which was perfect because I spoke about a topic that was actually inspired by a choice she made. So, why is choice important? How do I view this as a Pagan and Wiccan? How does this affect my parenting? And what is the illusion of choice? Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon YouTube (this is new!) Website
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August 19, 2019
Episode 28: Be a Good Person, Dammit!
The world seems like it's going to sh*t. There is so much wrong happening in the United States right now, and our leaders are pointing fingers. They're looking for scapegoats instead of trying to solve the problem. How do I view this as a Pagan? How do my spiritual beliefs affect my political ones? How does my experience with mental illness and mental health color my opinion on the atrocities taking place in the USA? Because they do. But what can you do to help? Be a good person, dammit! Links Patheos Articles Yes, Hekate Is Political, Witchcraft Is Political, That’s Just How It Is Witches, Time Is Running Out To Realize Our Political & Magical Power Witchcraft has Always Been Political Tackling the Climate Crisis with Witchcraft Calling Yourself a Witch is Indeed Identity Politics Scholarly Articles American Public Health Association -- Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms American Psychiatric Association -- APA Condemns Loss of Life from Gun Violence, Disputes Link to Mental Illness Statistics and Facts Regarding Mental Illness News Related Links Trump laughs after an audience member suggests shooting immigrants
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August 12, 2019
Episode 27: When Being Yourself Isn't Safe
We all know that there are marginalized groups out there, and being discriminated against because of your religion is no different. Sometimes you have to find ways to hide in plain sight. Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon YouTube (this is new!) Website
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August 5, 2019
Episode 26: Book of Shadows
What is a Book of Shadows? How do you write one? And what should you include in it? Join me here for this episode as I discuss bits and pieces of Gerald Garnder's BoS and how you can create one for yourself! Gerald Gardner's Book of Shadows Color Correspondences: Tradition or Emotion?  Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Website
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July 29, 2019
Episode 25: Spiritual Baggage
If you convert to Wicca, or any other polytheistic belief system, from Christianity or another monotheistic belief system, there's bound to be some baggage that gets leftover. Join me in this episode for an explanation of that baggage, why it sticks around, and why we need to let it go. Don't forget, you can head over to my shop and use the code "PC15" to get 15% off your order! Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Website
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July 22, 2019
Episode 24: Candle Magick 101
Candle magick can be one of those forms of magick that is often overlooked. It can be simple or complicated, colorful or not. In this episode, I discuss some basic, introductory topics regarding casting spells with candles. What is candle magick? Do colors matter? How to perform your own candle spell? Side note, I promise I'll find intro and outro music that I like one day! Sources and More Reading Witches use Candles - Patheos Article Witchcraft and Witches - Candles Moon Books - Why Witches Love Candles Wicca.com - Candle Colors
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July 16, 2019
Episode 23: Accountability
Do you take accountability for your actions and inaction? Join me for this episode where I give a little story about how this idea came to life and why taking accountability and having responsibility is good for your faith and spiritual growth. Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Website Intro and Outro Music by Blue Dot Sessions
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July 8, 2019
Episode 22: Death and Wicca
Pardon my rambly-ness in this episode. I even got the episode number and previous episode wrong. Its been a hell of a week, and that's what prompted this episode. - Science might even begin to explain consciousness in a "spiritual" aspect with the idea of quantum consciousness                   -https://www.quantumconsciousness.org/                   -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09QM86XBVKM&feature=share                   -https://www.peacequarters.com/scientists-found-soul-doesnt-die-goes-back-universe/ https://otherworldlyoracle.com/pagan-afterlife/ https://futurism.com/the-physics-of-death Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Website Giveaway!!
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June 24, 2019
Episode 21: Toxic Positivity
What is this "self-care" technique that everyone is talking about? And how does it impact your emotional, and spiritual, well-being? Shine Text: 4 Ways to Avoid Toxic Positivity  Positively Present: Toxic Positivity  The Health Sessions: Toxic Positivity  Tea Addicted Witch: Toxic Positivity Culture  Wikipedia: Spiritual Bypass  The Mighty: Toxic Positivity Support  PsycNet: Does a culture of happiness increase rumination of failure?   Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Website Giveaway!!
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June 17, 2019
Episode 20: Sympathetic Magick
Explore the simplicity of sympathetic magick with me in this week's episode. Learn where the term was coined, the two different "laws", and how you use it regularly in your Wiccan practice! Sources Webster Dictionary: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sympathetic%20magic Witchipedia: http://www.witchipedia.com/def:sympathetic-magic The Golden Bough: https://www.bartleby.com/196/5.html Psychology Today: Sympathetic Magic: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-consciousness-question/201403/sympathetic-magic Witchcraft Sympathetic Magick: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Witchcraft-Sympathetic-Magic-and-Working-With-Poppets Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Website Giveaway!!
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June 10, 2019
Episode 19: Religion and Politics
Content Warning: Brief mentions of sexual assault, politics, rape, abortion, suicide, etc. No details are mentioned. Mild language is used. Why is it important for you to be involved in the politics in your country? As pagans, Wiccans, and general human beings, we need to be involved in the things that interest us as well as protect those around us. It is important for these decisions to be made based on facts and science and not faith and religion. Be the change you wish to see in the world, have compassion for others, and base decisions on laws that affect other people in science and not faith and religion. Separation of Church and State - Wikipedia Gov. Kay Ivey's Statement on Alabama Abortion Bill - Alabama.gov Read the New Alabama Abortion Law - Alabama.com News Missouri Abortion Ban - USA Today Ensoulment - Wikipedia Abortion Statistics by Year - Centers for Disease Control About Half of U.S. Abortion Patients Report Using Contraception in the Month They Became Pregnant - Guttmacher Institute (Article) Induced Abortion in the United States - Guttmacher Institute Donald Trump repeats, falsely, that doctors, mothers decide to execute live babies after birth - PolitiFact Trump falsely claims babies are being legally executed, mimics Saudi king's accent and calls former FBI officials 'scum' in wild rally speech - Independent.co.uk (Article and Video) Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Website Giveaway!!
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May 27, 2019
Episode 18: How to be a Real Witch
Rambly-ramble episode because I've been busy and tired. So, listen to me chat about my garden, our property, and how to be a real witch according to google. Get my live reactions from the crap (and not-so-crap) that you can find on Google about witchcraft and Wicca. Pro-tip: How to be a real witch? Practice witchcraft! Note: When speaking about Dianic Wicca, I mention that my issue with Dianic Wicca is that some do not allow transgender women to practice in their coven because they are not anatomically women. This was the incorrect verbiage on my end and I do apologize. If I understand correctly, the proper wording should be anatomically female. Please feel free to reach out to me if this is indeed incorrect. Stella Seaspirit Exemplore - How to Become a Witch and How to Practice Witchcraft W-Magazine - How to Become a Witch Beginners Guide NY Post - Kids Accused of Witchcraft in the UK WiccanSpells Plant Identification Facebook Group Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Website Giveaway!!
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May 20, 2019
Episode 17: The Importance of Critical Thinking
It might not occur to you, especially if you're a new Wiccan, witch, or Pagan, but there's a lot of misinformation and misrepresentation out there in the world about these topics and anything similar. Its important to learn how to use your critical thinking and common sense to weed through the information and determine what is fact and what is fake. Plus get a bonus cameo from my child! Links Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Website Giveaway!! The Inner Mysteries by Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone (affiliate link) Sources History of Massachusetts First Salem Witch Hanging - History.com A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials - Smithsonian Important Persons in the Salem Witch Trials - University of Virginia Salem Witch Trials - Britannica
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May 13, 2019
Episode 16: I’m a Bad Witch
Jump deeper into an aspect of community with me as I briefly explore the legal aspect of teachers and mentors of Wicca. Pardon my voice and short episode, as I've been sick! Announcement: There will not be a new episode next Monday, 4/22/19. Sources Wisconsin v. Yoder Understanding your parental rights Teaching Wicca or Pagan Religions to Minors by Lark Some Advice for Those Looking for a Teacher of Wicca Pierce v. Society of Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary ACLU-Your Right to Religious Freedom Links WitchVox Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Website
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May 6, 2019
Episode 15: Theisms
Where does Wicca fall on the spectrum of theisms? Join me as I define monotheism, duotheism, and polytheism and explore where Wicca and my personal practice falls on this spectrum. Also, listen in about how to enter my giveaway running now through Litha! Links WitchVox Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Website Giveaway!!
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April 29, 2019
Episode 14: Teachers and Mentors
Jump deeper into an aspect of community with me as I briefly explore the legal aspect of teachers and mentors of Wicca. Pardon my voice and short episode, as I've been sick! Announcement: There will not be a new episode next Monday, 4/22/19. Sources Wisconsin v. Yoder Understanding your parental rights Teaching Wicca or Pagan Religions to Minors by Lark Some Advice for Those Looking for a Teacher of Wicca Pierce v. Society of Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary ACLU-Your Right to Religious Freedom Links WitchVox Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Website
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April 15, 2019
Episode 13: Wiccan Communities
Its human nature to want to be part of something bigger, to want to be together with people who are into the same things as you. If you don't have a "witchy" or "Wiccan" community but you want to find one, take a listen here. I've been around for a minute or two and have been part of a few Wiccan communities. There are a few things you should (and shouldn't) do and expect. WitchVox Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Website
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April 8, 2019
Episode 12: An Intro to Astrology
Whew, this episode is a long one! Dive into my natal chart with me while we break down what each planet and house means in a birth chart. Do your own birth chart at the link below! Hopefully I didn't give away too much personal info, but oh well. Its for the sake of learning. Moon Phase on your Birthday AstroLibrary Do your Own Natal Chart Astrology Booth TheAstroCodex Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Website
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April 1, 2019
Episode 11: Tarot 101
If you've never picked up a deck of tarot cards, or just need a refresher, join me here today for a basic introduction to the art of Tarot. In this episode, I go over the basic history of tarot, the differences in the cards, and the journey of the fool. The Fool's Journey Five Things to Know About Tarot New Month Tarot Spread Facebook Instagram Twitter Patreon Website
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March 18, 2019
Episode 10: Wicca and Mental Health
This episode is a bit short, but I needed to get some things off my chest. So, how does mental health affect your practice as a Wiccan or witch? The Spoon Theory: https://butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/ Spoon Theory Explained: https://www.healthline.com/health/spoon-theory-chronic-illness-explained-like-never-before#1 Using Spoon Theory: https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/patient/resources/pain-self-management/using-spoon-theory-explain-chronic-pain Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/roundthecauldron E-Mail: roundthecauldron@gmail.com
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March 11, 2019
Episode Nine: Divination
With the move and being busy 24/7, I thought I'd take the time to talk about how to find that time that you lose throughout the day. You know, when you feel like there's always so many things to do and never enough time in the day? Those times! Mentions: Joanna Devoe @ HippieWitch Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/roundthecauldron E-Mail: roundthecauldron@gmail.com Intro and Outro music for this episode is provided under a Create Commons Attribution License by Broke for Free titled Night Owl Track: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Directionless_EP/Broke_For_Free_-_Directionless_EP_-_01_Night_Owl License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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March 4, 2019
Episode Eight: Take Time to Make Time
With the move and being busy 24/7, I thought I'd take the time to talk about how to find that time that you lose throughout the day. You know, when you feel like there's always so many things to do and never enough time in the day? Those times! Mentions: Joanna Devoe @ HippieWitch Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/roundthecauldron E-Mail: roundthecauldron@gmail.com Intro and Outro music for this episode is provided under a Create Commons Attribution License by Broke for Free titled Night Owl Track: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Directionless_EP/Broke_For_Free_-_Directionless_EP_-_01_Night_Owl License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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February 25, 2019
Episode Seven: Tools of the Trade
Excuse my stuffy nose in this episode. I was sorting through boxes of CDs at work that had been there, untouched, for literally years. Anyway, have a listen to me chatting about some of the tools we use in Wicca and what I think the most important tool of all is! Announcement: We're moving this month, so episodes might not be up every Monday like I hope. I'll let you know if that's going to happen though! Links! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/roundthecauldron E-Mail: roundthecauldron@gmail.com Intro and Outro music for this episode is provided under a Create Commons Attribution License by Broke for Free titled Night Owl Track: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Directionless_EP/Broke_For_Free_-_Directionless_EP_-_01_Night_Owl License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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February 11, 2019
Episode Six: The Wheel of the Year
The Wheel of the Year is the calendar of Wiccan Sabbats, or holidays. Come join me for this super long episode! What's included? - A brief description of each Sabbat: Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnasadh, and Mabon - History, correspondences, and ways to celebrate for each Sabbat Links Cailleach: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cailleach Mound of Hostages: https://www.knowth.com/mound-of-the-hostages.htm Sabbat Dates for Southern Hemisphere: http://spheresoflight.com.au/index.php?page=sabbat New World Witchery Podcast: https://newworldwitchery.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com E-Mail: roundthecauldron@gmail.com Intro and Outro music for this episode is provided under a Create Commons Attribution License by Broke for Free titled Night Owl Track: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Directionless_EP/Broke_For_Free_-_Directionless_EP_-_01_Night_Owl License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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February 4, 2019
Episode Five: Threefold Law
With all of the misinformation out there, I thought it fitting to talk about the ThreeFold Law, especially after talking about the Wiccan Rede in the last episode. Please keep in mind that these are my thoughts and opinions and won't necessarily apply for ALL Wiccans, especially those in a coven that has rules to follow depending on their tradition. So buckle up and get ready for a bit of a rant on why I dislike the threefold law, its history, and my problems with it. Links Interview with FireHeart and Doreen Valiente: http://www.earthspirit.com/fireheart-interviews-doreen-valiente-part-one Web Article from Waning Moon: http://www.waningmoon.com/ethics/3fl-4.shtml Was the Three-Fold Law Made Up? https://pagangrove.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/was-the-three-fold-law-made-up/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roundthecauldron Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roundthecauldron Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rounthecauldron Website: http://www.roundthecauldron.com Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/roundthecauldron E-Mail: roundthecauldron@gmail.com Intro and Outro music for this episode is provided under a Create Commons Attribution License by Broke for Free titled Night Owl Track: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Directionless_EP/Broke_For_Free_-_Directionless_EP_-_01_Night_Owl License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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January 28, 2019
Episode Four: The Wiccan Rede
What's in this episode? 1. What is the Wiccan Rede? 2. Reading of the Wiccan Rede and the Rede of the Wiccae by Lady Gwynne Thompson 3. Line by line breakdown of the Rede of the Wiccae 4. A bit of history behind the Wiccan Rede This episode is a *bit* scripted because I have trouble forming my thoughts into words...but I hope you enjoy this educational and opinionated episode about the history of the Wiccan Rede, what it means to me, and how you can apply it in your every day life. Facebook Instagram Twitter Patreon Broke for Free - Intro/Outro Music Excerpt from Interview with Don Frew, Modern Pagans magazine. The Waning Moon ReligiousTolerance.org New England Covens of Traditionalist Witches SacredTexts.org - Gardner's BoS Nemed Cuculatii - Writing by Gwynne Thompson regarding her poem
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January 14, 2019
Episode Three: Looking Back, Moving Forward
Join me in a little ramble about the past year and the year moving forward. I examine some of my goals from 2018 and their progress (or lack thereof), as well as some new goals for 2019. In this episode: *Looking back on 2018 *Looking forward to 2019 *Why I don't do new year resolutions *How the New Year connects back to Wicca and spirituality *The Fool as a metaphor for new beginnings Intro and Outro music for this episode is provided under a Create Commons Attribution License by Broke for Free titled Night Owl Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Music License
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December 31, 2018
Episode Two: Yule Special 2018
With Yule quickly approaching, I wanted to do an episode about it! Yule is an important Sabbat that gets overshadowed sometimes by Christmas, since they're so close together. Thanks for listening! In this episode... 1. What is Yule, and why do we celebrate it? 2. A little rant about the argument surrounding Christmas and Yule 3. Associations of Yule - colors, herbs, foods, etc. 4. How can you celebrate Yule? 5. Storytime! Links 1. Facebook 2. Instagram 3. Patreon 4. First Yule Story 5. Of Holly and Oak Poem Thank you so much for listening! Don't forget to comment below or leave a review wherever you listen, and share with your friends!
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December 17, 2018
Episode One: Who am I, and what is Wicca?
I’ve decided to re-vamp my podcast and do these instead of YouTube for multiple reasons. So, here’s episode one! Podcast Breakdown My name is Megan, and I’m your host! Enjoy a brief introduction of myself, my path, and why I’m doing this. The basic beliefs of Wicca For exclusive access to Podcast episodes and more before they’re published, become a Patron on Patreon! Links from the Show Facebook Instagram Twitter Patreon
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December 10, 2018