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 88 Mayumi Oda – I Opened The Gate, Laughing

In this episode, Amy paints a picture of Goddess Artist, Anti-nuclear/Anti-War Activist, Shinto Buddhist, Gardener Mayumi Oda.Through Mayumi’s lens we’ll connect the Garden to the Land, war and nukes to paint and silks, art to activism, Hindu Gods to Buddhist monks, birth to death, and in death we return to the garden. mayumioda.net Referenced books…

EP 84 MW Terry Tempest Williams – A Pencil Is A Wand And A Weapon

“Language and landscape are my inspiration.”So said Terry Tempest Williams in her Personal Topography of America’s national parks: The Hour of Land, and I think this rings true for most Witches. We are Language and Landscape. Amy guides listeners through the work of this author, activist, seeker of social and environmental justice, this bird-lover of…

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 80 MW Audre Lorde – Moon Marked And Touched By Sun

In this first episode of Season 5, Amy shares the story of patron saint of inter-sectional feminism, Audre Lorde.Moon marked and touched by sun, HER magic is unwritten but when the sea turns back it will leave HER shape behind.When Self described “Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” Audre Lorde wrote those words in the first…

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…

EP 67 MW Buffy Sainte Marie: This Is My Path. Discover Your Own.

Buffy Sainte Marie is another magical being who doesn’t show her witchiness through occult study, cauldrons, crystals or tarot cards, but rather, through a devotion to change, a reverence for nature, a recognition of the power of ceremony. The nerve to go her own way. She sang, “Magic is Alive” and claims that the core…

EP 65 MW Harriet Tubman: Reach For The Stars To Change The World

Today’s episode is unlike most because you’ve almost 100% heard of our featured witch. But the Missing part of Missing Witches comes in many forms. In American history, Harriet Tubman’s story is oft told, a hero of civil rights, a literal trailblazer, railroad conductor, freedom fighter whose face was set to appear on the American…