Ep 91 WF Annwyn Avalon – We Are The Sacred Chalice And The Sacred Well

Annwyn Avalon, water witch, asks how can we – within our own practice, lives and cultural structures – create something that is supportive of other water protectors all over the globe. In conversation with Risa, Annwyn shares how she came to the path of the water priestess and her vision for how people all around…

EP 90 MW Scott Cunningham – There Can Be No Monopoly On Wisdom

This one goes out to the queer, and to the lonely. For so many of us who deviated down the occult aisles, Scott Cunningham was our first. We likely didn’t know he was gay, that wasn’t part of what he shared, but he made this other crucial choice that opened a magic and unexpected door…

EP 82 MW – Diane di Prima: The War Is The War For The Human Imagination

In this episode Risa falls in love with Diane di Prima and explores a “secret history of intellectual and spiritual evolution as essentially aimed at human liberation” with “anarchism, gender equality, communal property and sexual freedom” interlinked and nestled at the heart of this project. (Calonne 639) And she reads a lot of Diane’s poetry…

EP 74 Full Moon with Saleema Nawaz: Songs For The End Of The World

Risa talks with Saleema Nawaz, author of the weirdly prophetic and deeply lovely and hopeful Songs for the End of the World about coming out as a witch in our teens, tapping into the vast ocean of inspiration, living in a world you spent years imagining, and writing (and magic) as an encounter with fear….

EP 70 WF Kenya Coviak: Conjuring Detroit

In this episode Risa talks to Detroit Witch and organizer Kenya Coviak. As helicopters fly overhead and the pandemic rages outside her doors, Kenya takes us on a magical memory tour of Detroit in all its diverse powers. Founder of the Detroit Conjure and Folk Magic Festival (as well as organizer of many other Witch…

EP 69 MW Margaret Murray: What Science Calls Nature and Religion Calls God

An archeologist before there were any.  The point of origin for the idea that witches gather in covens. The mother of all subsequent covens, in a way. The first woman to unwrap a mummy. Author of ”The Witch-Cult in Western Europe”. Criticized for her cognitive leaps, discredited for the way she pieced through sources choosing…