Feb 21, 2017

Interview with Lilith Dorsey

Thanks for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Witch Pdcast, the show that examines witchcraft and spirituality from a modern, activist lens. Today I'm talking with Lilith Dorsey, voodoo priestess and magickal consultant, about her new book Love Magic, which was published by Weiser Books last year.

Lilith and I discuss common issues with love magic as well as some of the great things about it, a few of the requests she's had for love magic from clients, the music of love and magick, and how white practitioners and witches can approach african diaspora spiritualities with a little more reverence and respect.

This book received a 5 crystal ball rating out of 5 for it's fun and totally non-judgemental tone, and the sheer volume of useful information. Even I, a celeibate person, found tons of spells and recipes and potions that could help me out.

You can read the Book Review of Shadows HERE on the blog at thefatfeministwitch.com

If you like the show and the blog and want to buy Love Magic, please consider buying it from me! My online store has expanded so that all the links to my home made items, books, and herbs are all in one place - Blue Moon Magick & Metaphysics on Facebook.
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Jan 31, 2017

Interview with Natalie Zaman

Thanks for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Podcast, today I'm doing my ranting, raving, and wand-waving with Natalie Zaman, author of Magical Destinations of the Northeast: Sacred Sites, Occult Oddities, and Magical Monuments! We talk about her book and how she chose some of the sites, her first experiences with magical destinations in her home state of New Jersey, being a responsible magical traveler, graveyard souvenirs, magical colouring books and not one, but TWO old episodes of the Simpsons.

Please support the future Magical Destinations series and the podcast by purchasing the book through my Amazon aStore and leave a great review!

Even though I know you're a superfan and you already listened to my review of the book right here on the show (ahem), you should still head to the blog and read the Book Review of Shadows, so you can see why it earned it's 5 Crystal Ball rating.

Check out some of the other books and artists mentioned in the show:

Stories in Stone: The Complete Guide to Cemetery Symbolism by Douglas Keister

Gravestone Artwear - for more info on grave rubbing

The Coloring Book of Shadows and the Coloring Book of Shadows Planner by Amy Cesari

The Simpsons episodes Mr Lisa Goes to Washington from Season 3 (1991) and El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer from Season 8 (1997). They're both excellent.

Of course you should visit the author themself, Natalie Zaman, at nataliezaman.com, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads.

 

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Jan 19, 2017

Book Review of Shadows: Magical Destinations of the Northeast

                                         

Thanks for tuning in to the first stand-alone Book Review of Shadows episode of 2017. I announced the new format in my previous episode, so if you're confused about this.... the truth IS out there.

Today I'm reviewing Magical Destinations of the Northeast: Sacred Sites, Occult Oddities, and Magical Monuments by The Wandering Witch, Natalie Zaman.

This book is the perfect combination of Travel Guide and Grimoire, and for this reason it recieved 5 crystal balls out of 5! To find out why you can read my full review on my blog here or just listen to the episode, jeeze.

If you're going to buy the book on amazon anyways, I would really appreciate if you'd do it through my Amazon aStore here!

The next full-length episode of The Fat Feminist Witch will be released around imbolc, so until then be sure to find me on social media or check the blog for new episodes!

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Dec 31, 2016

Episode 16: Goodbye, 2016! Hello, Understanding!

Thank you for tuning in to this special New Year's Eve episode of The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast, the show where I do a little ranting, raving and wand-waving.

Today I'm waving my wand in a disapproving tone at ableism in the metaphysical community, and 2016 in general. I talk about "chronic positivity" and it's negative impact on mental illness, and how the stigma of actually feeling anything less than positive is keeping sick people sicker. I also correct some of the mistakes I've made this year, and pledge to move into 2017 with more understanding.

I also review the Coloring Book of Shadows, a magically minded coloring book y'all can use to practice mindfulness in 2017 and you can read the full review on the blog: here.

If you want to help the podcast and blog AND shop for all of the books mentioned in today's episode you can find them on my Amazon aStore!

The Good Energy Book by Tess Whitehurst

Ritual Facilitation by Shauna Aura Knight

The Coloring Book of Shadows by Amy Cesari

The apps for meditation and mindfulness are all iPhone apps, sorry android users!, but you can find them here:

Pacifica, which has a nice beach scene on the main screen, syncs with Apple Health, features free meditations and ones you can buy, and offers journaling, goal setting, and habit forming promps. Really pretty, and I love the "soundscapes".

Zen has guided meditations, lots of cool sounds and asmr and stuff like that, it records your mood and also syncs with apple health. This one has a little less meditations for free, but it also have nice inspirational quotes and stuff.

Wildflowers was my favourite during the one week trial of a premium version, as it has the BEST guided meditations. It also logs your heart rate and logs your mood. I loved the meditations, but the free version has way less and it neither sync with apple health.

I don't talk about any of the celebrities who've died this year, because that sucks and I don't like it but RIP all you beautiful angels.

it's all uphill from here, folks! 2017 awaits!

 

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As always the opening and closing track is Back To The 90s (Douglas Mulvey AKA D-REX) / CC BY 4.0

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Nov 1, 2016

A Very Fat Feminist Halloween Special!

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 skin, twitching noses and in Sketchy Herbs and Magic Rocks I talk about magical uses for REAL Eye of Newt and the walls of the Emerald City!

Buy Eye of Newt from Richters Herbs in Ontario and help support the podcast!

Buy Emerald in various forms from Stonebridge Imports and do the same!

I also read my favourite spooky story - The Green Ribbon!

This episode is full of some good old fashioned halloween fun.

If you can, please consider contributing to the podcast through my new crowdfunding site over at Patreon.

As always the opening and closing track is Back To The 90s (Douglas Mulvey AKA D-REX) / CC BY 4.0

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Jul 15, 2016

Interview with Lasara Firefox Allen Part 2

Part 2 of my interview with Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality author Lasara Firefox Allen.
In this part of the interview we talk a little bit more about some of the faces of the goddess in her new model, and how people have reacted to them, a little bit about how to apply the five-fold goddess model to upcoming Lughnasadh celebrations, and the hexing of the Stanford Rapist.

If you can, please consider contributing to the podcast through ym new crowdfunding site over at Patreon.

As always the opening and closing track is Back To The 90s (Douglas Mulvey AKA D-REX) / CC BY 4.0

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Jul 8, 2016

Interview with Lasara Firefox Allen Part 1

Thank you for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast! This week I had the opportunity to interview author Lasar Firefox Allen about Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality which launches today, July 8th!

In part 1 we discuss how Lasara is feeling about the launch and how to deal with haters as a feminist personality, trans exclusionary pagans and pagan spaces and gender identity*, cultural appropriation and ethical practices for pagan events and ritual.

Be sure to also check out my review of Jailbreaking the Goddess over on my blog, and pick up a copy from Llewellyn, Amazon, and at your local metaphysical shops!

Part 2 will be out next week, Friday July 15th and I fully expect you to have read the book in the mean time. If you like the podcast and want to see it improve, please consider donating to my crowdfunding campaign through Podbean.

As always the opening and closing track is Back To The 90s (Douglas Mulvey AKA D-REX) / CC BY 4.0

*the individual "who had so many names" mentioned is David Reimer, who tragically took his own life in 2004. You can learn more about David's story here.

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Jun 27, 2016

A Special Announcement!

Hey all, last night my executive producers - Ron and Melissa Story of Mystical Mae Moon - lost the store in a fire. I've set up a GoFundMe account to help raise money to get them back on their feet and the store back open! please consider donating and sharing the link around http://gofundme.com/mysticalmaemoon

If you're a podcaster and want to run this during your show please email me at fatfeministwitch@gmail.com and I will send you an MP3 version that you can use!

As always, the fantastic track in the background is Back to the 90s by Douglas Mulvey which you can find and download here http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Douglas_Mulvey_AKA_D-REX/~/Back_To_The_90s_1029 for free

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Jun 21, 2016

Episode 13 - Hexing Rapists, Movie Magic, Sketchy Solstice!

13442314_496981530504082_319215541373976Thank you for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast! Today I'm talking about the recent mass hexing of Brock Turner and I have a message for all of the jerks who decided to publicly shame the sexual assault survivors who felt empowered by hexing a rapist.

I also introduce a new segment called SILVER SCREEN SPELLCRAFT in which I review the magic and spells in witchy movies and tv and how to do those spells in real life. I start with iconic teen witch cult classic THE CRAFT, which came out 20 years ago now (barf).

Your SKETCHY HERB & MAGIC ROCK this episode are for the summer solstice!
You can get bay leaves dried or in live plants from Richters Herbs Here and honour the god of the sun, and sunstone can be ordered from Stonebridge Here - and if you order from those links you'll be helping to fund the podcast while getting yourself some high quality witchy stuff.

Do you actually live under a rock and missed the mass hex of Brock Turner? Check out this article from The Wild Hunt that originally tipped me off, as well as This Daily Dot Article and This Flare Magazine Article that came out afterwards - both of which feature me in the defining moment of my whole life haha.

The opening and closing track is Back To The 90s (Douglas Mulvey AKA D-REX) / CC BY 4.0 and it's available to download totally free!

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May 19, 2016

Episode 12 - Not Every Goddess Has a Sacred Womb

Hello again, and thanks for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Witch podcast.
Today I'm talking about motherhood and it's position as some sort of archaic status symbol for women within paganism and I fully attack the Triple Goddess paradigm and talk about how it's doing just as much harm as it is good.

I talk about my latest review of The Spiritual Feminist, but due to it's low rating I don't really re-review it. You can read my review on the blog right here.

I also have a new SKETCHY HERB AND MAGIC ROCK for you guys to check out and today's it's Calendula, or Marigold and Chrysocolla! Buy Calendula dried flowers and Bulk Seeds from Richters and get some Chrysocolla rough chips from Stonebridge. If you use those links you'll not only buy some super cool stuff, but support the podcast as well! You can also buy the Santa Muerte Incense that uses Calendula from my Etsy store which will support the heck out of the show.

You can find me and contact me through my website - http://thefatfeministwitch.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and even email at fatfeministwitch@gmail.com.

The opening and closing track is Back To The 90s (Douglas Mulvey AKA D-REX) / CC BY 4.0

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