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Two By Torchlight: A Modern Witchcraft Podcast

Two By Torchlight

Two By Torchlight is a podcast about modern witchcraft and the intersection of magick, science, and pop culture. More than simply a 101 guide, co-hosts Aradia and Lizryth dive deep into the theories of a modern day magickal practice and examine why we believe the things we believe and practice how we practice. Get inspired to think critically and create a unique practice on your own terms, as our veteran witch Aradia helps newbie Liz build hers! Fun, educational, and approachable, Two By Torchlight is the best resource for new and experienced witches alike to really understand the hows and whys of their practice and start making successful magick!

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Oct 4 2021
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Two By Torchlight is a podcast about modern witchcraft and the intersection of magick, science, and pop culture. More than simply a 101 guide, co-hosts Aradia and Lizryth dive deep into the theories of a modern day magickal practice and examine why we believe the things we believe and practice how we practice. Get inspired to think critically and create a unique practice on your own terms, as our veteran witch Aradia helps newbie Liz build hers! Fun, educational, and approachable, Two By Torchlight is the best resource for new and experienced witches alike to really understand the hows and whys of their practice and start making successful magick!First Episode premiers Samhain, Oct 31st 2021! Support the show
What Type of Witch Are You? | Episode 15
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What Type of Witch Are You? | Episode 15
Buzzfeed. Beano. Pop Sugar. Brainfall. These are just a few of the websites promoting quizzes and listicles that will tell you what type of witch you’re destined to be. The belief around these categories or types of witches is so pervasive, it’s one of the most common beginner questions we see. Liz believes there’s value in these labels, while Aradia feels they’re too arbitrary to do anyone any real good. What do you think?This episode is brought to you by our Producer Patrons! Thanks for supporting the show! If you want to help us grow, you can visit www.patreon.com/twobytorchlight to learn more.Find the full show notes here.Support the show
Be Gay, Do Witchcraft | Ep 14
Jun 13 2022
Be Gay, Do Witchcraft | Ep 14
Happy Pride Month! As proud card carrying members of the Alphabet Mafia, Aradia and Liz are excited to talk about the intersection of queerness and spirituality this week - and we only go off the rails a couple times! Join us as we talk about the overlap in the two communities, tips for de-gendering your energy and practice, and have story time where we talk about all the ways in which the gods were hella gay. We've got some book recs if these topics interest you further, & some queer witch swag if you want to wear your pride - but beware: here there be spoilers for various queer representation in media! (Show notes will have the time stamps so you can skip spoilers if you want)This episode is brought to you by our Producer Patron, Erynne! Thanks for supporting the show! If you want to help us grow, you can visit www.patreon.com/twobytorchlight to learn more.Find the full show notes on our website.Support the show
Imposter Syndrome, Gatekeeping, & the Witch Aesthetic | Ep 13
May 30 2022
Imposter Syndrome, Gatekeeping, & the Witch Aesthetic | Ep 13
Today we're talking about how much imposter syndrome sucks, and discuss the ways in which gatekeeping lends itself to, and is maybe also fueled by, imposter syndrome. We also dive down a Google search rabbit hole to talk about the image of the witch and how it's harmful to actual practitioners (but not in the way you think - we love those crone hag pictures here!), plus toss in some rants about neurodivergency and spoon theory, the pros and cons to social media, and Aradia even gets to break out her bodywork knowledge to talk about the nervous system and why it's OKAY if you have to take breaks from your craft. Buckle up, witches; we go for a ride in this episode. Find full show notes on our website at or go to our website and click Episodes at the top of the page.Find us on social media @TwoByTorchlight pretty much everywhere, and email us at twobytorchlight@gmail.com. We'd love to say hi!Support the show
Three Tips for Working with Deity | Ep12
May 15 2022
Three Tips for Working with Deity | Ep12
This week, Aradia & Liz are inspired by recent Discord discussions to talk about the gods: how to start a relationship with one, how to not piss them off, the difference between Hermes' rod and Apollo's - you know, the important stuff.We also announced our VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY and we're really freaking excited about it, so if you want a chance to win some cool witchy swag, check out www.twobytorchlight.com/lucky13giveaway for all the details. Contest is live RIGHT NOW!Full show notes available at www.twobytorchlight.com/2022/05/14/ep12Let us know what you think of the episode! For comments, questions, or to request topics you’d like to hear us cover in the future, you can reach us via email at twobytorchlight@gmail.com or slide into our DMs on all your favorite social platforms: Facebook | Instagram | TwitterJoin us in Aradia’s witchy Discord – there’s a special section just for podcast listeners!If you love the show and want to support production costs, you can toss us a few bucks on our Patreon page. Patrons get access to episodes early, fun bonus episodes – even a private monthly divination reading, just for you from us! Find us on patreon.com/twobytorchlightYou can also follow us on YouTube & TikTok! This show is created, hosted, and produced by Aradia and Lizryth through Modern Day Magick LLC. Our publisher and hosting platform is Buzzsprout. Theme music is Moonlight by Xendom Arts. Time Stamps00:00:15 – Intro Music00:00:40 – Special Announcement00:01:06 – Intro Chat00:04:27 – All the chatting about working with deity00:06:21 – Our experience working with deity00:07:51 – clearing up some terminology00:09:34 – Tip #1: Do Your Research00:12:51 – Suuuuuper Quick Sidebar, Courtesy of Hermes00:14:08 – Let’s continue with tip #100:16:37 – Tip #2: How will you actually interact with your deity?00:17:01 – Subtip #1: Building Shrines & Altars00:19:45 – Subtip #2: Divination00:22:51 – Exclusive Mini Episode Plug on Patreon00:23:21 – Subtip #3: Daily Devotionals00:24:36 – the difference between “working with” a god and “worshipping” a god00:27:05 – expanding upon the tips thus far00:28:30 – 3 book suggestions for implementing daily devotional practices00:29:55 – Tip #3: Keep Records & Notes00:33:05 – Other things to keep in mind00:36:40 – Come join us in Discord! and other community interaction requests00:37:30 – Lucky 13 Giveaway contest deets!00:39:25 – Until Next Time…Support the show
Magickal Activism | Ep 11
May 1 2022
Magickal Activism | Ep 11
The world is a rough and scary place right now. Maybe you feel like you want to do something to make a difference, but you don't have the time, connections, financial resources, or spoons to step up. We get it. Today, Aradia and Liz want to talk about ways you can put your witchcraft where your mouth is to help support causes you care about.Content warning: We're talking social injustice, humanitarian rights, reproductive rights, the war in Ukraine, LGBTQIA+ rights, and more. If these topics are heavy for you, make sure you're in a safe space and a solid emotional mindset before digging in. Self care first and foremost.Full show notes can be found at our website TwoByTorchlight.comShow Notes:The "witchy games" TikTokPotionomics (video game)Little Witch in the Woods (video game)Living resource document for activism tipsJoin us on DiscordThe WITCH Boston CounterprotestorsBooks for further reading:Revolutionary Witchcraft: A Guide to Magickal Activism, by Sara LyonsBecoming Dangerous: Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magickal Rebels, by Katie West (anthology)Magic For The Resistance: Rituals & Spells For Change, by Michael HughesUtterly Wicked (Hexes, Curses, and Other Unsavory Notions)  - Dorothy MorrisonSupport the show
Let's Talk Tarot! | Ep 10
Apr 17 2022
Let's Talk Tarot! | Ep 10
We’re so excited to welcome a very special guest on today’s episode – our dear friend Brian, professional tarot reader with Two Raven Tarot! We dive right into the history of Tarot, Brian’s personal experiences as a professional tarot reader, how to get started, and a couple tarot myths and misconceptions.We had so much fun and talked for so long that we have a special BONUS episode just for our supporters on Patreon! In the bonus episode, we tell some personal stories of readings we’ve done, talk about reversals, go into detail on what a Deck Interview Reading is, and more. (You can get access to that by supporting us on Patreon.)Want to know more about Brian and his services? You can find him on Facebook at Two Raven Tarot, or follow him on social media @wikidraven – he’s got the most adorable baby and doggo videos on TikTok!Full show notes can be found on our website TwoByTorchlight.comShow Notes:Brian’s Tarot book suggestion: Tarot Plain & Simple by Anthony LouisThis is a great breakdown of the Celtic Cross tarot spread on Biddy TarotThis TikTok account does readings using a deck of Pokemon cards!Liz loves Labyrinthos on the web and as a phone app for learning about the cards. Aradia loves how you can use the app to pull an electronic reading wherever you are!Biddy Tarot is Aradia’s go to online resource when they need to look up a specific card or understand the structure and flow of a tarot deck.If the Rider Waite Tarot sounds like your jam, you can learn about it and buy a copy here.Support the show
Witches Review: Practical Magic | Ep 9
Apr 3 2022
Witches Review: Practical Magic | Ep 9
In our first ever Witches Review episode, Aradia & Liz explore the spooky, the political, and the magickal in Practical Magic. How much real world magick can there possibly be in a Hollywood movie? You'd be surprised...Practical Magic was released in 1998. It was directed by Griffin Dunne and was written by Robin Swicord, Akiva Goldsman, and Alice Hoffman, and was adapted from Hoffman's novel of the same name.Show Notes:Interview with the director: about the attempted murder with Belladonna: us know what you think of the episode! For comments, questions, or to request topics you’d like to hear us cover in the future, you can reach us via email at twobytorchlight@gmail.com or slide into our DMs on all your favorite social platforms: Facebook | Instagram | TwitterJoin us in Aradia’s witchy Discord – there’s a special section just for podcast listeners!If you love the show and want to support production costs, you can toss us a few bucks on our Patreon page. Patrons get access to episodes early, fun bonus episodes – even a private monthly divination reading, just for you from us! Find us on patreon.com/twobytorchlightYou can also follow us on YouTube & TikTok!Places To Find Aradia:TikTokInstagramYouTubePatreonDiscordPlaces To Find Lizryth:TwitchTwitterDiscordTikTokThis show is produced by Aradia (@aradiadarling) and Lizryth (@lizryth) and published by Buzzsprout. Theme music is Moonlight by Xendom Arts.Support the show
Ask A Witch Mini-sode! | Ep 8
Mar 20 2022
Ask A Witch Mini-sode! | Ep 8
Liz is sick this week, so Aradia tackles some questions from our Discord! Want to be in the know the next time we do an episode like this? Come join us in Discord - it's free and we have the best little coven of witches around! Visit our website at www.twobytorchlight.com to learn more about us and the show. You can email twobytorchlight@gmail.com with questions, to drop a review, or even just to say hi.And now announcing our new Patreon! We know, everyone has a Patreon nowadays - but supporting with even a few dollars a month helps us mitigate costs so we can continue to put this passion project into the world, and we sincerely appreciate it. Head on over to our shiny new Patreon page to learn more about how you can support the show and some cool swag you'll get as thanks!Support the show
Energetic Hygiene | Ep 7
Mar 14 2022
Energetic Hygiene | Ep 7
What the heck is energetic hygiene? Its taking care of your energy - cleansing, grounding, protecting, and shielding. We go over some of those skills in this episode, but there's so much to learn; expect follow up episodes in the future!Questions about something we covered in this episode, or maybe something we didn't? Email us, reach out on our Facebook or Instagram pages, tweet us, or come pay us a visit on our website!Show Notes: Liz's Candles: www.CandlesByLizryth.etsy.comAradia's Shop: www.ModernDayMagick.comImage of Black KyaniteLet us know what you think of the episode! For comments, questions, or to request topics you’d like to hear us cover in the future, you can reach us via email at twobytorchlight@gmail.com or slide into our DMs on all your favorite social platforms: Facebook | Instagram | TwitterJoin us in Aradia’s witchy Discord – there’s a special section just for podcast listeners!If you love the show and want to support production costs, you can toss us a few bucks on our Patreon page. Patrons get access to episodes early, fun bonus episodes – even a private monthly divination reading, just for you from us! Find us on patreon.com/twobytorchlightYou can also follow us on YouTube & TikTok!Places To Find Aradia:TikTokInstagramYouTubePatreonDiscordPlaces To Find Lizryth:TwitchTwitterDiscordTikTokThis show is produced by Aradia (@aradiadarling) and Lizryth (@lizryth) and published by Buzzsprout. Theme music is Moonlight by Xendom Arts.Support the show
The Wheel of the Year | Ep 6
Feb 7 2022
The Wheel of the Year | Ep 6
Liz finds her old Book of Shadows and Aradia helps her parse out what she wrote down about the Sabbats! Liz’s Online Reference - Artemisia - - the show
Winter Folk Magick! | Ep 5
Jan 16 2022
Winter Folk Magick! | Ep 5
Welcome to our episode about making magick during the winter season, and great spells to use with snow! There was some coughing and sniffling during the episode so thank you for your patience. We did try to edit out as much as we could!Show Notes:Tiktoker from Massachussets - www.tiktok.com/elijah_boivinJoin us in the Discord! We've got a growing community of amazing witches, both new and elder, and we can't wait for you to join in the conversation!Let us know what you think of the episode! For comments, questions, or to request topics you’d like to hear us cover in the future, you can reach us via email at twobytorchlight@gmail.com or slide into our DMs on all your favorite social platforms:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | TikTokPlaces To Find Aradia:TikTokInstagramPatreonDiscordPlaces To Find Lizryth:TwitchTwitterDiscordTikTokThis show is produced by Aradia (@aradiadarling) and Lizryth (@lizryth) and published by Buzzsprout. Theme music is Moonlight by Xendom Arts.Support the show
Happy Winter Solstice! | Ep 4
Dec 12 2021
Happy Winter Solstice! | Ep 4
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with us as we delve into the mythology, legend, and traditional celebrations of this first day of winter from around the world. We talk about how various cultures practice, where those practices come from, and how you can build your own celebrations that work for you and your family.Show Notes:According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word “wassail” originated as a borrowing from the Old Norse salutation “ves heill”, corresponding to Old English hál wes þú or wes hál – literally meaning ‘be in good health’ or ‘be fortunate’. It was initially used in the sense of ‘hail’ or ‘farewell’, without any drinking connotation.[2] The English interjection “hail” is a cognate of the etymon of the second part of “wassail”, and was probably influenced by the Old English phrase.[3]Liz’s Favorite Wassail Recipe: to pagan children’s books by J.C. Artemisia:A Pagan Book Of Holidays | The Holly King & The Oak KingLet us know what you think of the episode! For comments, questions, or to request topics you’d like to hear us cover in the future, you can reach us via email at twobytorchlight@gmail.com or slide into our DMs on all your favorite social platforms:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | TikTokPlaces To Find Aradia:TikTokInstagramPatreonDiscordPlaces To Find Lizryth:TwitchTwitterDiscordTikTokThis show is produced by Aradia (@aradiadarling) and Lizryth (@lizryth) and published by Buzzsprout. Episodes are edited by Liz. Media is created by Aradia. Theme music is Moonlight by Xendom Arts.Support the show
The 4 Foundations of Witchcraft! | Ep 3
Nov 28 2021
The 4 Foundations of Witchcraft! | Ep 3
Aradia talks about what they consider the 4 essential tools or topics to make a full and vibrant witchcraft practice. Get episode notes and learn more about the show on our website!Support the show
Daily Witchery Covert and Not | Ep 2
Nov 14 2021
Daily Witchery Covert and Not | Ep 2
Continuing in the vein of "things new witches most want to know", Aradia and Lizryth are talking all about what a daily witchcraft practice looks like - from tips and tricks, to incognito spellwork, to the fact that "daily" very often doesn't actually mean daily. How does witchcraft show up for you in your daily life?To learn more about this episode and the show, visit our show notes at www.twobytorchlight.comSupport the show
A Cauldron Full of Questions! | Ep 1
Oct 31 2021
A Cauldron Full of Questions! | Ep 1
On today's inaugural episode, Aradia and Lizryth wanted to touch a little on a lot of topics that actual practicing or aspiring witches say are most important to them! By sourcing questions straight from their respective witchy communities, both in person and online, they cover a variety of interesting themes (that they'll go in depth on in future episodes) instead of doling out the generic beginner info, and get a bit personal about their own beliefs and practices in the process. You can find the full show notes and the transcript at: the show
Two By Torchlight Trailer
Oct 4 2021
Two By Torchlight Trailer
Two By Torchlight is a podcast about modern witchcraft and the intersection of magick, science, and pop culture. More than simply a 101 guide, co-hosts Aradia and Lizryth dive deep into the theories of a modern day magickal practice and examine why we believe the things we believe and practice how we practice. Get inspired to think critically and create a unique practice on your own terms, as our veteran witch Aradia helps newbie Liz build hers! Fun, educational, and approachable, Two By Torchlight is the best resource for new and experienced witches alike to really understand the hows and whys of their practice and start making successful magick!First Episode premiers Samhain, Oct 31st 2021! Support the show