Happy Halloween, Witches!
Thanks for tuning in to this year’s Very Fat Feminist Halloween Special in which we discuss the stereotypes and archetypes associated with witches that always seem to pop up at Halloween.
Unfortunately, my episode ran long, and the file got a little too big for my already generous bandwidth limit on Podbean! Honestly y’all I’m mortified. but fear not! You can still listen to the episode and even download the mp3 file at the following link and you can also listen to it on youtube. The episode will be available through regular podcast listening programs soon, and I’ll be paying closer attention to how long my episodes are!
In this episode I talk about the #HowRealWitchesDo: Witchcraft Without a Filter (Updated!) photo challenge and how amazing all of the entries were! It was amazing to see how different every entry from every witch was. How different everyone’s practice is. How many tools witches use, and how those witches who don’t use any tools make magick! I narrow in on 3 witch tools with very ancient roots, and how modern witches use them – cauldrons, brooms, and flying wands.
Then we talk about Satanism and the images of the Satanic Witch throughout history – and what satanic witchcraft looks today!
We take a look at Anna Biller’s modern cult classic horror film The Love Witch and one of the unfortunate ways it parallels local pagan and occult communities. This part of the episode discusses sexual assault and abuse allegations, and the way those things have surfaced in the magickal communities, unchecked, for a long time. If you want to learn more about this, visit this post by Sarah Anne Lawless, a Canadian witch who has recently broken her silence on the years of sexual assault and abuse she saw or experienced in her local communities.
Finally, I read a small excerpt from the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book that influenced the new Netflix tv show.
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