Nov 2, 2018

Very Fat Feminist Halloween Special vol. 3 #HowRealWitchesDo

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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.

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.

Books mentioned:

The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism by Michael Howard

The Devil’s Dozen: Thirteen Craft Rites of The Old One by Gemma Gary

The Satanic Witch by Anton LaVey

The Witch’s Broom by Deborah Blake

The Witch’s Cauldron by Laura Tempest Zakroff

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

 

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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)

Oct 4, 2018

Episode 36 - Grounded in Reality #HowRealWitchesDo

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Hello again witches, seekers, and friends, and thank for tuning in to episode 36 of The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast, the show where we do a little ranting, raving, and wand-waving. Today's episode, Grounded in Reality is all about the instagram witch, ways that science and magic can and do come together, and how to inject your highly witchy spiritual energy into this very logic-driven and tech-based reality. We also consider a very important question - is magick real?
 
If you want to participate in my Witchcraft Without a Filter challenge check out the details on my website, and then use the hashtag #HowRealWitchesDo to share with other witches.
 
The book I referenced and quoted in this episode is The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra
 
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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)

Sep 20, 2018

Episode 35 - The Magick of Anger

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Hello again witches, seekers, and friends and thanks for tuning in to episode 35 of The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast, the show where we do a little ranting, raving and wand waving.

Today's episode is all about everyone's not-so-favourite emotion - ANGER. Where it comes from, why we get angry, and why you shouldn't just banish your anger, but use it as a potent source of magickal power.

For example, I am angry at myself for continuously saying this is episode number 34 all the way through this thing, but c'est la vie!

Thanks to Cory at New World Witchery for having me on the show! You can hear me in Episode 132 – Bodies, Gender, and Witchcraft at http://newworldwitchery.com

To learn more about Shadow Work check out Light Magic for Dark Times by Lisa Marie Basile. For more info on how religion teaches us about anger read Spiritual Bypassing by Robert Augustus Masters.

 

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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)

Aug 17, 2018

Episode 34 - Witches, Midwives, and Doulas

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Hello witches, seekers, and friends! Thanks for tuning in to episode 34 of The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast, the show where we do a little ranting, raving, and wand-waving!

Today we're talking about a profession and mission that's common in witchy and pagan circles - midwifery, doulas, and birth work. Is Midwifery witchcraft? Why are there so many witchy and pagan doulas? When did that happen?

I'll talk a bit about the history of the european witch trials and how many of those persecuted were accused of possessing the power to heal through natural remedies and ... satanic witchcraft? How the rise of Doctors as a profession cost many women healers, and the women who depended on them, their lives and own rights to understand their bodies.

I also share stories and experiences from other witchy parents, midwives, and doulas - including yours truly, a former doula.

I reference a BUNCH of great sources for you to continue your own research on this topic, including:

The Birth House by Ami McKay (and the #WitchyWednesday tag on twitter)

Witches Sluts Feminists by Kristen J. Solee

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English

The Story of Jane by Laura Kaplan

Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman

The Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susun Weed

Witches: A Century of Murder doc on Netflix (also the Pendle Witch Child on YouTube!)

Modern Marvels S06E16 "Physical Fitness"

 

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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)

Jun 20, 2018

Episode 33 - #FATPHOBIA!

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Hello again witches, seekers and friends, and thanks for tning in to episode 33 of the fat feminist witch podcast, the show where I do a little ranting raving and wand waving. I am your host, Paige the fat feminist witch, broadcasting from not so sunny southerwestern ontario, and today we are talking about FATPHOBIA!

CONTENT WARNING FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE FAT FEMINIST WITCH: I will be discussing some personal experiences with fatphobia that I've encountered lately, and some of it is upsetting. If you've ever struggled with disordered eating or other issues with weight, food, medical malpractice associated with weight, suicidal ideation, fatphobia, and abuse, this could be a difficult episode for you. Be safe, even if that means not listening. I still love you!

This is a very personal episode, and doesn't feature any witchcraft, spells, or spiritual tools. I had originally planned to include a segment about magick for fat people, but have decided to make that a seperate episode.

I used a lot of sources for research for this episode, and I totally encourage you all to check them out!

Want to learn more about fat positivity as a movement and life philosophy? The websites and activists have all helped me, and offer great explainations about common fat positive terms and ideas.

 
http://www.themilitantbaker.com/p/resources.html - Jes Baker is phenomenal in general, but this list of sources is totally out of this world!
 
These are my fave fat positive twitter accounts:
https://twitter.com/KivaBay
 
This fantastic article served as inspiration for like, the whole second half of the episode:
 
What are fatphobia and fatmisia?
 
Have fat-specific health concerns? Or think you do?
http://fatfriendlydocs.com/ - fat-friendly doctors all over the world!
 
 
A study about the effectiveness of health At every Size vs. fatphobic abuse:
https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2891-10-9
 
If you are looking to change your body, this program focuses on your overall health and wellness, and not specifically on your weight!
 
I talked about a medication called CONTRAVE in this episode, to learn more from an unbiased source, this wiki article is a really great place to start - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bupropion/naltrexone
I read CONSTNT CRAVING by Doreen Virtue in it's entirety for this episode, and it was so interesting. It talks about the connection between food and weight and our moods and mental health.
 

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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)

May 23, 2018

Episode 32 - Chakras Plain & Simple

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Hello again, witches seekers and friends, and thanks for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast - the show where I do a little ranting, raving, and wand waving.
 
Today I'm talking all about CHAKRAS. Where they come from, what they are, what they do, and why you should care haha. I'll also be reviewing chakras Plain & Simple by Sasha Fenton, and I've got a great new sketchy herb and magick rock for you. This is going to be a great episode for all of you who are new to spiritual practice, or maybe who haven't updated theirs in a while, and need help navigating the concept of chakras. I also talk a little about combining chakras with more "classical" but still modern? witchcraft.
 
As always, check out the blog at fatfeministwitch.com for my full Book Review of Shadows for Chakras Plain & Simple, and all of the info about Lilac & Fire and Ice Quartz, our sketchy herb and magic rock.
 
Thanks to Weiser Books for sending me this copy of Chakras plain & Simple to review!
 

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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)

Mar 21, 2018

Episode 31 - Resurrecting Bad Ass Old Witches and Magickal Fashionistas

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Hello again witches, seekers, and friends, and thanks for tuning in to episode 30 of The Fat Feminist Witch podcast! Today I'm talking about magickal fashion and dressing with intention, Laurie Cabot and the sage advice she posts daily to her twitter feed, and Magical Fashionista by Tess Whitehurst!

Head to the blog and find out why I gave Magical Fashionista 🔮🔮🔮🔮/5.

Definitely follow @LaurieCabot, the official witch of Salem, Massachusetts, on twitter and check out her daily advice. For today, March 21st, 2018 she says:

"MARCH 21st Wear Green, paint symbols on your left arm for healing, cook in a copper pot"

SO BREAK OUT THE SHARPIES, Y'ALL

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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

 

Mar 7, 2018

Episode 30 - #WitchNBitch: Witch, Ya Basic!

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 Hello again witches, seekers, and friends, and thanks for tuning in to episode 30 of the fat feminist witch podcast! I am your host Paige, The Fat Feminist Witch, and today I'll be talking about Basic Witches, Sluts, Feminists, and people who just straight up hate fun. 

This is a witch n bitch episode which means I've also taken a poll from witches online around the world about one of today's topics - do you have to practice magic to be a witch?

Today's episode was inspired by the book BASIC WITCHES by Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman, which caused a bit of s stir for being a witch book about witchcraft by non witches about something many don't even consider witchcraft. YEAH.

I also mention Witches, Sluts Feminists by Kristen J Solee, as another modern witch book that has recently shone a light on the history of witches and witchcraft and what makes someone a witch, whether they want to be or not. 

 

Find out why I gave BASIC WITCHES 🔮🔮🔮🔮/5 here, learn more about and get the book, and even order merch direct from Quirk, the publisher at quirkbooks.com/basicwitches.

You can find Jaya Saxena at her website or on twitter.

You can find Jess Zimmerman through her writing at The Guardian, and Electric Lit , of which she is Editor-in-Chief, and of course on twitter.

 

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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

Feb 21, 2018

Episode 29 - Interview with Fiona Horne, The Naked Witch!

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Thanks for tuning in to the very first episode of The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast for 2018! I am so so excited to be back and even more excited to be talking with today's guest - Fiona Horne. You other 90s and early 2000s wiccans might remember Fiona from her books on witchcraft like WITCH: A MAGICAL JOURNEY (which just got a re-release!) or WITCHIN: A HANDBOOK FOR TEEN WITCHES (my personal fave) or even as the lead singer of electrorock group DEF FX. Whether or not you recognize her name you'll love hearing Fiona's amazing life story both in this interview and more so in The naked Witch, her new autobiography.

Resilience and transformation are going to be big themes for me with The Fat Feminist Witch this year,, and Fiona is the perfect person to kick start that as we talk rockstardom, dealing with loss, transformation, and why she is definitely a f%&#ing feminist! 💪👱‍♀️🖕

Find out why I gave The Naked Witch 🔮🔮🔮🔮/5 at http://fatfeministwitch.com/, and Goodreads.com and connect with Fiona at http://fionahorne.com/

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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

Oct 31, 2017

Episode 28 - A Very Fat Feminist Halloween Special vol. 2

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN, WITCHES!

Last Halloween I talked about the myths, legends, and pop culture that contributed to the over-all image of the halloween witch, this year we're talking about another aspect of halloween - communicating with the dead. This episode is all about talking to ghosts and spirits, and treading the veil between the worlds in the vein of Victorian spiritualism. 

I'm talking about the art and history of the halloween seance, a new sketchy herbs and magick rock to help you communicate with the dead, a new Book Review of Shadows featuring The Weiser Book of Occult Detectives, and I even read an excerpt of a spooky victorian tale of a Palmist and supernatural detective. 

The very cool old Victrola recording you hear during some of this podcast can be found and downloaded for free at freesound.org

 

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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

Oct 13, 2017

Episode 27 - Black Cat Magick!

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Happy Friday the 13th, witches and seekers! In honour of today's very special spooky energy, this episode is all about the greatest good luck and bad luck symbol of all time - the black cat!
I talk a little about why black cats are considered bad luck, and also how to attract and work with your own feline familiar!

Check out Feisty Feline Familiars on the blog and share pictures of your own magicakl cat (black or not!) with me on Facebook, insta, and twitter today. I'll be sharing every pic and post I find!

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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

Aug 31, 2017

Episode 26 - Interview with Sarah Potter, The Good Witch of the Art World

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Hello and thanks for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast! 

In this episode of the podcast I sit down with Sarah Potter, also known as "The Good Witch of the Art World" and the curator of SEASON OF THE WITCH, an art show happening RIGHT NOW at the Seligmann Centre in Sugarloaf, New York. We talk about season of the witch, creating and curating art with intention, and being the good witch of the art world.

Be sure to check out http://sarahpotterprojects.com for more information about Sarah and her business, and find her on instagram and twitter at @iamsarahpotter. 

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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

Aug 17, 2017

Episode 25 - Glamour Magic with Deborah Castellano

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Thanks for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast!

This week I'm joined by Deborah Castellano, author of GLAMOUR MAGIC: THE WITCHCRAFT REVOLUTION TO GET WHAT YOU WANT, and we're talking glamour, revolution, and world domination!

You can get your copy of Glamour Magic on Amazon or from Llewellyn, and check out Deb's website and blog Charmed Finishing School for more of her writing, online classes, and a shop!

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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

Jul 31, 2017

Episode 24 - Get Back to Your Roots with the #30DaysMagicalRoots Challenge!

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Thank you for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast, the show where I do a little ranting, raving, and wand-waving... and interviewing! 

Today I've got Nicole and Michelle on the show, the creators of the #30DaysMagicalRootsChallenge hosted by Plentiful Earth. We talk about the challenge, why it's important to develop a daily practice, and how encouraging the online witch community is!

Since these two witches found each other through the #WiccanChat weekly discussions on twitter, you should check them both out there! Find Nicole at @witchingmoon13, Michelle at @NorthwestWitch and of course @Plentiful_Earth!

Head to http://plentifulearth.com/the-30-days-magical-roots-challenge/ to see the daily challenges, and get a PDF check list you can take with you!

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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

Jul 22, 2017

Episode 23 - NEW Interview with Andi Grace!

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Thanks for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast!

Andi Grace from Witch Cabinet is back on the show this week to talk about Hawthorn Heart, her popular online course in magical boundaries. We also talk about being an online entrepreneur, dealing with drastic life changes, asserting difficult boundaries and puppies!

There's still time for you to sign up for Hawthorn Heart! Go to http://witchcabinet.com or http://facebook.com/witchcabinet to sign up in tiem for the New Moon!

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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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