Desperate House Witches

Desperate House Witches

This show is rated R for language and subject matter. Your host is Raina Starr (aka, "The Bitchin' Wiccan"). Conversations with amazing members of the magical community. New shows weekly. Check local listings. Replays available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Amazon Music within 24 hours of live broadcast. read less

Prayers to The Morrigan with Stephanie Woodfield and Karen Storminger
Jan 7 2023
Prayers to The Morrigan with Stephanie Woodfield and Karen Storminger
Authors Stephanie Woodfield and Karen Storminger join me to discuss their new book - Prayers to The Morrigan. In this book you will find prayers to the many guises of The Morrigan, her many animal forms, as well as prayers for multiple situations in life. Prayers To The Morrigan is an exercise in devotion to the Great Queen through words and images.  Stephanie Woodfield (Orlando, FL) has been a practicing Pagan for the past twenty years. A devotional polytheist, teacher, and Priestess of the Morrigan, she is one of the founding members of Morrigu's Daughters and is an organizer for several Pagan gatherings. Stephanie teaches classes on devotional work and magical practice in the US and internationally. A long time New Englander, she now resides in the Orlando area with her husband, two very pampered cats, and various reptiles. In her spare time she enjoys creating art out of skulls and other dead things. She is called to helping others forge meaningful experiences with the Morrigan, as well as the Gods and land of Ireland. Karen Storminger has been a practicing polytheist pagan most of her life. Karen is a devotee of The Morrigan. She is an active member of the Connecticut Wiccan and Pagan Network and The Tuatha De Morrigan groups. She is one of the organizers and founding members of the Morrigan’s Call Retreat. Karen has been writing poetry of all kinds since an early age. She has had poetry published in several anthologies; Bibliotheca Alexandria’s “Garland of the Goddess”, “The Dark Ones”, and GirlGod publication’s “Warrior Queen: Answering the Call of the Morrigan”. Karen is the co-author of the book “Prayers to The Morrigan: An Illustrated Book of Devotion to the Great Queen”.
The Big Book of Candle Magic - Jacki Smith
Dec 21 2022
The Big Book of Candle Magic - Jacki Smith
Jacki Smith - owner of Coventry Creations - joins me to discuss her book, "The Big Book of Candle Magic". From the Coventry Creations website: "The definitive guide to candle magic, written by a leading authority with over 30 years of experience making magical candles and creating candle spells. Author Jacki Smith, founder of Coventry Creations (currently among the largest and most successful magical supply companies), shares her magical secrets with readers, enabling them to empower themselves through successful spell casting. Her book explains the nature of magic spells and provides examples for a wide variety of purposes including love, money, healing, and protection, liberally punctuated with tips from ""Aunt Jacki,"" deriving from her many years of experience. Jacki Smith has been a crafter of magical products since 1992 and an initiated Witch since 1988. The current trend in magical candles can be traced in part to the groundbreaking products that she developed over 15 years ago through her company, Coventry Creations, which makes magically charged candles that are sold around the world. Jacki's Blessed Herbal Candles are a staple throughout many spiritual communities and are quickly becoming commonplace in mainstream America. She is also the author of Coventry Magic. To purchase The Big Book of Candle Magic, please visit: https://coventrycreations.com/shop-coventry/p-67082-the-big-book-of-candle-magic-by-jacki-smith.html
Modern Witchcraft with the Greek Gods - Astrea Taylor and Jason Mankey
Dec 16 2022
Modern Witchcraft with the Greek Gods - Astrea Taylor and Jason Mankey
Author/Artist Astrea Taylor and Author Jason Mankey return to discuss their latest release, Modern Witchcraft with the Greek Gods. From Llewellyn: A Witch's 21-Century Guide to Making Magick with the Greek Gods The ancient Greek gods surround us even now in our modern world. From Aphrodite to Zeus, this book reveals the origins of more than sixty deities and other mythological figures, including the Olympians, Titans, and Primordial Forces. Explore how they've been worshipped across the centuries and how you can work with them in your own practice. You'll meet the gods one by one, exploring their history, unique correspondences, and personal insights from contributing authors who work with them magickally. This book also provides rituals and spells to connect with each deity. Draw down the moon with Selene, cast a courage spell with Ares, and reclaim lost parts of yourself with a ritual for Persephone. By inviting these divine beings into your practice, you can cultivate a magickal life that satisfies your soul to its very core. Astrea Taylor is an eclectic pagan witch.  Find her on Instagram @astreataylor, on Facebook at Astrea Taylor, Author, and on Twitter @AstreaWrites. https://www.astreataylor.com Jason Mankey is a third-degree Gardnerian High Priest and helps run two Witchcraft covens in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Ari.  Check out his website https://www.panmankey.com   https://www.astreataylor.com/