Merry Meet, fellow witches! This podcast is aimed at beginner witches with informational 30-minute or less episodes focusing on various topics in the Witchcraft and Wiccan world. Topics will vary each episode but may include life as a witch, how to find a coven, different paths of Wicca/Witchcraft, moon phases, spell work, altar set ups, experience with various covens, solitary practitioner work, and more. Find me on Facebook at Seeking Witchcraft, Instagram (@seekingwitchcraft) or Twitter (@SeekWitchcraft) where I host occasional listener giveaways. Blessed be!
This episode features a special guest, Angela Z. Angela talks about various topics in this episode, such as the influences of Aleister Crowley in Witchcraft, the difference between Low Magic and High Magic, what witches who practice Wicca would find useful from Crowley, and introductory information on Thelema and the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.; more information can be found at https://oto-usa.org/). You can find Angela on Twitter at @Witchyspice. You can find Ashley on Twitter (@SeekWitchcraft), Instagram (@seekingwitchcraft), Facebook ("Seeking Witchcraft Podcast" or "Ashley Seekraft"), or the community Facebook group ("Witches Seeking Witchcraft"). Want to support the show and gain bonus community perks and features? You can do so at https://patreon.com/seekingwitchcraft
This episode features special guest Azaizall as he discusses everything and anything about incense, including how to make your own blend! You can find Azaizall on his podcast (Feast of Torches), Instagram (@azaizall); (@feast_of_torches_podcast), or as a moderator on the "Witches Seeking Witchcraft" Facebook group. You can also access the British Traditional Wicca Discord server at this link (https://discord.com/invite/BwXfuYw). You can find Ashley on Instagram (@seekingwitchcraft), Twitter (@SeekWitchcraft), Facebook (www.facebook.com/seekingwitchcraft), or on the "Witches Seeking Witchcraft" Facebook group. Want to support the show and gain access to community events and special features? You can do so on Patreon at www.patreon.com/seekingwitchcraft
This episode features guest Tom McArthur as he and talks all about the Greek Magical Papyri, also known as the PGM! This advanced topic is easily explained by Tom and is filled with tons of interesting historical information. You can find Tom on Twitter at @tommcarthur777, or at the "Cross Country Witchcraft" blog which will become live on October 31st. If you want to learn more, you can also check out this video of Tom presenting the PGM on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEpsPuAI1aI&feature=youtu.be
You can find Ashley on Twitter (@SeekWitchcraft), Instagram (@seekingwitchcraft), Facebook (Seeking Witchcraft Podcast), or the community group ("Witches Seeking Witchcraft"). Want to support the show and gain access to cool bonus events and features? You can do so on Patreon at https://patreon.com/seekingwitchcraft
"Mabon" as you know it is a lie--listen in to special guest Seamus (from the LBGTQ Witchcraft episode) he discusses why this is. Also, stay tuned through the end to hear some spicy Craft history!
You can find Ashley on Instagram at @seekingwitchcraft, Twitter at @SeekWitchcraft, Facebook at "Seeking Witchcraft Podcast", or the Facebook Community Group under "Witches Seeking Witchcraft." Want to support the show and gain access to bonus material and community events? You can do so at https://www.patreon.com/seekingwitchcraft
This episode features Pagan author Thorn Mooney! Ashley and Thorn discuss her book "Traditional Wicca: A Seeker's Guide" and her new soon-to-come book. The discussion continues into topics of unrealistic self-expectations in the Craft, the experience of reading versus "doing," comparing your magical journey to others, the changes in the online witchcraft community (including generational differences), gatekeeping and elitism within the craft, and other various topics.
You can find Thorn on Instagram at @ThornTheWitch, Twitter at @TarotSkeptic, YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/drawingKenaz or Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thornthewitch
You can find Ashley on Instagram at @seekingwitchcraft, Twitter at @SeekWitchcraft, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/seekingwitchcraft, or the Facebook Community Group under "Witches Seeking Witchcraft."
Want to support the show and gain access to bonus material and community events? You can do so at https://www.patreon.com/seekingwitchcraft
DISCLAIMER: This episode is intended ONLY for those over the legal adult age of 18+. The information provided in this episode is offered as an educational tool on various mind altering substances for ritualistic purposes. This episode features Eric as he discusses various mind altering substances used in witchcraft practice today. This includes wine, incense, and flying ointment. Eric also gives a recipe for an easy-to-create flying ointment. You can find him on Instagram at @faeryangus or Tumblr at ioqayin.tumblr.com. Information on Faery Witchcraft can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/andersonfaery/ Link to article mentioned by Ashley of the sleeping boy and the Devil: https://yonder109372097.wordpress.com/2020/01/14/unawake-and-unsleeping-hypnagogic-prayer-and-invocation-in-witchcraft/?fbclid=IwAR2JOOoMRQt3i9bZ44aMJY2i5LiEqz4btDu7weeaCGWQs1jWqx4e6Udkf6E You can find Ashley on Twitter @SeekWitchcraft, Instagram @seekingwitchcraft, Facebook "Seeking Witchcraft Podcast," or the Community Facebook Group "Witches Seeking Witchcraft." Want to help support the show and gain access to bonus material? You can do so at https://patreon.com/seekingwitchcraft
This episode features a discussion between four Witches (Ashley, Kim, Tianna, & Azaizall) on the term "Baby Witches." You can find Kim on Instagram at @ravens_lenore. Tianna can be found on Twitter (@ChristianNWitch), Instagram (@thechristianandthewitch), or her podcast, "The Christian and The Witch." Azaizall can be found on Instagram (@azaizall and @hoof_and_horn_photography), or his new podcast, "Feast of Torches" (coming soon). You can get in touch with Ashley on Twitter (@SeekWitchcraft), Instagram (@seekingwitchcraft), Facebook (Witches Seeking Witchcraft), or the community Facebook group (Witches Seeking Witchcraft). Interested in supporting the podcast and getting access to special bonus features and events? You can do so at https://patreon.com/seekingwitchcraft
This is a bonus episode to celebrate receiving half a million plays! Ashley thanks the listeners and reads a short story she wrote about a soul's journey, with heavy ties on reincarnation. This episode features a short reflection on the Seeking Witchcraft podcast, and gives shout outs to other podcasts, people, and sites that have been influential. Thank you to everyone for 500k+ plays!
Sassafrass's "The Heart of Witchcraft" Podcast: https://anchor.fm/heartofwitchcraft
Tianna's "The Christian & the Witch" Podcast: https://anchor.fm/christianwitch
Azaizall's "Feast of Torches" Podcast: https://anchor.fm/feast-of-torches
To find a coven: https://www.mandragoramagika.com/
"Gardnerian Seekers & Initiates" on Facebook
You can find Ashley at Twitter (@SeekWitchraft), Instagram (@seekingwitchcraft), Facebook at "Seeking Witchcraft Podcast," or the community Facebook group "Witches Seeking Witchcraft."
Want to support the podcast and gain access to bonus features? Check out the show's Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/seekingwitchcraft
This episode features Patrick, a Wiccan High Priest and Elder in the Craft. Ashley and Patrick discuss various topics about covens, submitted by listeners. The topics include: skyclad practice; practicing with a coven that you may not get along with; how far to travel for coven training; a coven vs a spiritual group; working with less established groups; coven diversity; getting rejected by a coven; progressing through uncomfortability; messing up during ritual; knowledge to be expected of seekers; the importance of coven attendance while juggling real life; children in covens; pre-initiation; guaranteed initiations; expectations of outer courts/training groves; alcohol, alcoholism, and ritual wine; providing real names; and his piece of advice for new seekers.
The books recommended by Patrick are “Mind Games: The Guide to Inner Space” by Robert Masters & Jean Houston, and “Initiation Into Hermetics” by Franz Bardon. Patrick also recommended after the recording, “The Psychic Healing Book” by Amy Wallace & Bill Henkin
The main coven-finding website is Mandragora Magika : www.mandragoramagika.com/find-a-group
You can find Ashley on Facebook at “Seeking Witchcraft Podcast,” the community Facebook group at “Witches Seeking Witchcraft,” Instagram at @seekingwitchcraft, Twitter at @SeekWitchcraft, or Patreon at www.patreon.com/seekingwitchcraft
This Season 2 finale is an uncensored, unedited, Witches & Wine-type episode, featuring two special co-hosts, Justin and Tianna! Topics discussed in this episode include: Wicca isn't ancient; the devil in witchcraft; variation with different traditions; types of witchcraft/magic (how witchcraft differs in other countries); magic and pop culture; the witchy westhetic; coven leader variations and generational issues (millennial coven leaders vs boomers); do you have to be female to really be a witch; coming from a bloodline of witches; do you have to be Wiccan to be a Witch; the "Rule of 3"; Gardnerian worship; and Witchcraft as a Cult.
You can find Justin on Instagram at @azaizall and @hoof_and_horn_photography
You can find Tianna on Instagram at @thechristianandthewitch or @storybookapothocary or on Youtibe at Storybook Apothocary
You can find Ashley on Facebook at "Seeking Witchcraft Podcast," Twitter at @SeekWitchcraft, Instagram at @SeekingWitchcraft, or at her Facebook group named "Witches Seeking Witchcraft."
Want to support the show? You can do so at anchor.fm/seekingwitchcraft, or https://patreon.com/seekingwitchcraft
This episode features an exciting interview with Jason Mankey! Jason is a Witch, channel manager at Patheos Pagan, eclectic and Gardnerian coven leader, and host of the podcast "Witches, Whisky & Wit." Jason has also authored several Pagan books, such as Transformative Witchcraft, The Witches Athame, The Witches Altar, and his newest book, "Llewellyn's Little Book of Yule," which will be available to own on September 9th. Ashley and Jason talk about various topics such as what it's like to celebrate both Pagan and Monotheistic holidays (such as both Christmas and Yule), leading and adapting group rituals, working with different tradition energies, alcoholic drinks for the holidays, the Wheel of The Year, and... what to do when you need to use the bathroom in the middle of a ritual! You can find Jason on Patheos on his blog "Raise the Horns," or on his website at www.panmankey.com/ You can find Ashley on Twitter (@SeekWitchcraft), Facebook at 'Seeking Witchcraft Podcast," Instagram (@seekingwitchcraft), or Patreon (patreon.com/seekingwitchcraft).
Author Amy Blackthorn joins the show as a special guest! Amy discusses the magical properties of various herbs and oils, how to use essential oil blends for magic, create various potions and brews, how to smoke cleanse your home, and many, many other useful tips! In addition, Amy discusses her three (amazing) books which are perfect for any one wanting to learn how to use herbs, oils, and much, much more, for your magical practice. The books discussed are "Blackthorn's Botanical Magic: The Green Witch’s Guide to Essential Oils for Spellcraft, Ritual & Healing," "Blackthorn's Botanical Brews: Herbal Potions, Magical Teas, and Spirited Libations," and "Sacred Smoke: Clear Away Negative Energies and Purify Body, Mind, and Spirit." All books are currently published and available to order on Amazon. You can also find Amy on her personal website at http://amyblackthorn.com/ ; her botanical website at https://blackthornhoodooblends.com/ , her facebook at "Amy Blackthorn Author," her witchy meme page, "Witchcraft-Down & Dirty," or on her podcast, The Blackthorn Grove (https://anchor.fm/BlackthornGrove). You can find Ashley on Facebook at "Seeking Witchcraft Podcast," the community Facebook group at "Witches Seeking Witchcraft," Twitter (@SeekWitchcraft), Instagram (@seekingwitchcraft), or Patreon (patreon.com/seekingwitchcraft). Thanks for listening!
This episode features a special interview featuring Mortellus—a Necromancer, a mortician, an author, a High Pritestex, and a Witch. Mortellus speaks about what it’s like to work with the deceased, how it’s influenced her life, career, and magic, and speaks upon how to work with death in a magical way. Mortellus is the author of an upcoming Llewellyn book, “Do I Have To Wear Black? Rituals, Customs, & Funerary Etiquette for Modern Pagans.” You can find Mortellus on Twitter and Instagram (@acrowandthedead) or on Facebook (facebook.com/mortellus) The additional person mentioned on the episode is Lea Svendenson and can be found at https://levleloki.com. You can find Ashley on Twitter (@SeekWitchcraft), Instagram (@seekingwitchcraft), Facebook (Seeking Witchcraft Podcast), or the new community Facebook group, Witches Seeking Witchcraft (Facebook.com/groups/witchesseekingwitchcraft). Also on Patreon (patreon.com/seekingwitchcraft) Thanks for listening!
This is the final episode of the Astrology mini-series, hosted by both Tianna and Ashley. This episode covers how to work with and perform magic that corresponds with the moon phases, sun phases, and the planets. You can find Tianna on Youtube (youtube.com/storybookapothecary), Instagram (@storybookbeauty), or on her new podcast, The Christian & the Witch. (https://anchor.fm/christianwitch/) You can find Ashley on Twitter (@SeekWitchcraft), Instagram (@seekingwitchcraft), Facebook (Seeking Witchcraft Podcast), or Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/seekingwitchcraft). You can also join the new community Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/witchesseekingwitchcraft/
Join special guest Tianna, as she continues her discussion on astrological basics! Tianna explains how to easily read your birth/natal chart and how to understand the planetary alignments within it. There is also a discussion on understanding the specific houses, and even how to read your birth chart to learn more about relationship compatibility with others, and careers (north/south nodes, & mid-heaven). You can find Tianna on Youtube at youtube.com/storybookapothecary, Instagram (@storybookbeauty), or on her new podcast (The Myrtle & Carol show). The psychic mentioned on the show can also be found here: psychicsun.com/readings You can find Ashley on Twitter (@SeekWitchcraft), Instagram (@seekingwitchcraft), Facebook (Seeking Witchcraft), or Patreon (patreon.com/seekingwitchcraft).
This episode is co-hosted by Tianna, who covers basic information about astrology. Listen as Tianna goes over the 12 astrological signs in detail, including discussing the body parts associated with each sign. She also speaks about the elemental correspondences, and discusses the difference between your sun sign, moon sign, and ascending sign.
You can find Tianna on Youtube as "Storybook Apothocary," Instagram (@storybookbeauty), or on her new podcast (The Myrtle & Carol show).
You can find Ashley on Twitter (@SeekWitchcraft), Instagram (@seekingwitchcraft), Facebook (Seeking Witchcraft), or Patreon (patreon.com/seekingwitchcraft).
Have you wanted to get involved in witchcraft, but are you in a situation where being "out of the broom closet" may not be the most viable option? This episode is for all witches who feel that it is in their best interest to hide their practice from others, for one reason or another. The episode covers various ways that you can attempt to hide your practice and blend in your tools and magic, as well as a discussion on sigils and how to create them. It is advised to be safe while practicing and to not get yourself involved in a situation where practicing witchcraft can cause danger to yourself if others find out. Always be safe! Remember--hiding your practice, or not letting others know about your practice does not make you any less of a witch! Twitter (@SeekWitchcraft); Facebook (Seeking Witchcraft); Instagram (@seekingwitchcraft); Patreon: (https://www.patreon.com/seekingwitchcraft)
This episode features Ashley and her special guest Jack as he delves into the world of Tarot. Jack has been practicing Tarot for over 10 years and offers his advice for beginners, as well as speaks upon the various aspects of this divination tool, including the variation in the common types of deck that can be found. Jack also offers book recommendations for both beginners and more advanced tarot readers. You can follow Jack on Twitter (@Jack_of_Wands), or on his blog at: https://jackofwandstarot.wordpress.com/
This episode features Ashley and very special guest, Seamus! Seamus is a 3rd degree High Priest in the Gardnerian community. Seamus gives his perspective with his experience as a gay male in the Witchcraft and Wiccan community, as well as gives valuable advice for those who are curious about skyclad practice, sexuality within the Craft, or are interested in seeking and joining the witch community.
Hello witches! This special uncensored 2 hour long episode features Ashley, AuraLea, and Sassafras, as all three witches drink wine and have an uncensored conversation about witchcraft. Various topics covered include magical journaling, craft names, the athame as a magical tool for beginners, consecration, and the witches pyramid. You’ll hear the complete raw and unedited conversations held during this episode. Pour a glass of wine (or tea!) and join our convo!
This episode is all about your Book of Shadows (BOS)! The episode includes information on how to start one, what to include, and a motivational talk on getting your hands dirty with witchcraft! Facebook: Seeking Witchcraft Twitter @SeekWitchcraft Instagram: @seekingwitchcraft
This episode is a guided meditation ("pathworking"), focusing on your journey into a forest to meet "her." Please do not play this episode while driving or engaging in other work as it requires you to have your eyes closed during the duration of the episode.
Hey witches! This is a mini-episode where I devolve the topics for next year's (2020) episodes! I also discuss giveaway information for the currently live giveaway! Have a safe and wonderful New Year and I will speak with you all very, very soon! -Ashley
This episode covers how to cast a circle, how to help get yourself into the witchy mindset, and how to dispose of spell materials. Follow Seeking Witchcraft on social media to for witchy memes and info on how to enter the future listener giveaweay. You can also leave a voice message at anchor.fm/seekingwitchcraft
Thanks for listening and have a Happy New (witchy) Year!
This episode gives a crash course into what magic is, as well as gives prompts for how to write spells. Follow Seeking Witchcraft on Facebook, Twitter (@SeekWitchcraft) & Instagram (@seekingwitchcraft)!
This episode is part of a two-part series that identifies how to get started on your witchy life! Information is given on things you should learn and practice before leading up to your first spell. You can follow Seeking Witchcraft on Facebook, Instagram (@seekingwitchcraft) and Twitter (@SeekWitchcraft).
This episode features Ashley and special guests, Gardnerian High Priest and Priestess Sassafras and AuraLea as they discuss what life as witch is like while living both in and out of the broom closest. Sassafras discusses his life as a male witch, and everyone gives their opinion on the witchy aesthetic. You can now follow Seeking Witchcraft on Facebook (Seeking Witchcraft), Instagram (@seekingwitchcraft), and Twitter (@seekwitchcraft). Happy Samhain, witches!
This episode features a special interview with my HP and HPS! Topics covered involve: The difference between a priest/priestess versus a high priest/priestess, discussions over personal practices while being part of a tradition, daily routines, tips for beginners from coven leaders, what it’s like to run a coven, and how to manage a waxing and waning witchy mindset.
This episode features random tidbits of information by my wonderful guest co-host, Allison! You’ll learn information about how to cast a circle, chakras, crystals and the fae. Thanks for listening! You can also now find me on Facebook at Seeking Witchcraft and Twitter @SeekWitchcraft.
This episode covers the first four sabbats of the Wheel of the Year: Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, and Beltane. A special co-host also joins the episode to add in her expertise on this topic, plus her advice for beginners looking into Wicca!
Episode 7 covers some of the topics that you the listeners have asked for! This episode talks about the different type of witches, moon phases, how to use herbs, information about offerings, and dream interpretation. If there’s a topic you’d like to see covered in a future episode, if you have any questions, or if you just want to chat, you can find me on Twitter at @SeekWitchcraft 💜
Episode 6 covers basic information about the tools you may find on a common altar, as well as terms that are widely used in the witchcraft community. Follow @SeekWitchcraft on Twitter for more information about future episodes, giveaways, or to give feedback on what you’d like to hear covered in a future podcast! ✨💕🌙🔮
Part 2 of the divination series! This episode focuses on scrying, pendulums, tea leaf reading, palm reading, and rune stones. Information on how to do some of these activities are provided, along with instructions on how to create your own divination tool! Exciting news and two listener giveaways are talked about at the end of this podcast! Find me on Twitter at @SeekWitchcraft
This episode is part 1 of a 2-part series on the different types of divination used by witches. Part 1 talks about basic information to know about Tarot and Oracle cards, such as how to use them and recommendations on decks and books to look over. Want to know more about anything covered in today's episode, or want to enter into a future giveaway? Follow or message me at @SeekWitchcraft on Twitter!
These 30-minute or less weekly podcasts are aimed at providing a brief, yet clear and descriptive overview of the basic knowledge needed to understand witchcraft and Wicca as a whole. Each episode focuses on one area in the craft. This episode #1 gives a basic overview of the difference between Wicca and witchcraft, and suggestions on things beginners can do to get more involved and learn more about this practice. Thanks for tuning in!