Every October we're inundated with images of the stereotypical HALLOWEEN WITCH- pointy black hat, green skin, riding a broom, the works. Many witches embrace this caricature as a sister witch, and others think she's offensive, frightening, and garish. That's why every October I pick a facet of popular witchcraft and examine its effect on our … Continue reading #HowRealWitchesDo: Witchcraft Without a Filter (Updated!)
Happy Halloween friends! Are you excited? I am! This is my most favourite holiday of the year! It’s a time of magick and mystery and monsters. It’s a time when anyone can be whomever or whatever they want and embrace that identity for one incredible night. Plus… candy. Last year for Halloween I talked about … Continue reading A Very Fat Feminist Halloween Special! Vol. 2
🔮🔮🔮🔮🔮/5! The Weiser Book of Occult Detectives: 13 Stories of Supernatural Sleuthing is a compilation of vintage occult detective stories, written by masters of the genre including Arthur Conan Doyle, Algernon Blackwood, Dion Fortune, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, and Helena Blavatsky. Occult detectives explore paranormal mysteries or use their own supernatural gifts to solve crimes. … Continue reading Book Review of Shadows: The Weiser Book of Occult Detectives Edited by Judika Illes
🚨 You read it right, witches, Halloween is officially ONE WEEK AWAY. All week I'll be sharing very witchy Halloween content on the blog and in a new podcast episode! 🚨 To get started, check out some of my previously spooooooky content on the Podcast and Blog: Episode 2 - Witchy Wandering "Hello again and welcome to … Continue reading 🚨 IT’S OFFICIALLY HALLO-WEEK Y’ALL🚨
Aaaah! October! It's a new month and I've got some new, awesome witch reads on the go right now, including a little bit of fiction. I've also got a winner of Crystals, Plain & Simple! at the bottom of this post so scroll down if you entered! When I started this blog I knew books would … Continue reading #WitchReads Weekly – October 1st!
I'm sure it comes as no surprise to anyone that my favourite song in the history of songs is "I Put a Spell on You". I am fortunate to live in a reality where I can't even remember the first time I heard the song, it was just always there. Every halloween every version available … Continue reading One Witch’s Opinion: Every single version of “I Put a Spell on You” is the best song ever
Listen to A Very Fat Feminist Halloween Special on Podbean! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Tonight is Halloween, AKA the greatest day ever! In this very special and spooky episode of the podcast I'm talking about some of the super fun myths and legends associated with the Halloweeniest version of the witch! I cover why brooms fly, green … Continue reading A Very Fat Feminist Halloween Special!
Happy Halloween, Witches! In a very special Halloween edition of Sketchy Herbs & Magic Rocks we're covering the witchiest herb around and the crystal that powered an entire magical city! Eye of Newt "Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog, adder's fork and blind worm's sting, lizard's leg … Continue reading Sketchy Herbs & Magic Rocks: Eye of Newt & Emerald
Pointy hats, black cats, toads, frogs, creepy potions and flying brooms have dominated our views of witches for hundreds of years. The witch is such an interesting piece of myth that new legends and standards are being invented all the time. Purple eyes, green skin, twitching noses and flying vacuum cleaners have all become recognizable … Continue reading Eye of Newt, Flying Ointments, Nose Twitches & Frog Princes: Part 1