MW Rx. Holy The Snowplows, Draggin' The Line

"The power of the Witch is having every option open." Peter Grey.

By Risa Dickens, Amy Torok,

Nov 11, 2023
3 min read

This week we are back with our first Winter episode of the MW Rx. after taking a break from these kinds of episodes while we produced our Fall Season of the Missing Witches Podcast, and, in a way, it feels like coming home.

It's just us two on the call, and appropriately the snow has started to fall.

In this episode, we talk about friendship, those tiny corners of kindness and compassion, and the daily reminders they offer that love and peace are still possible. To hear us talk more about our friendship and collaboration, check out this episode of the Moonbeaming Podcast: Magical Friendship, Anti-Capitalism IRL, and Trust Falls with the Universe featuring Missing Witches. We also reference this episode of The Emerald Podcast: All of My Lessons Come in the Form of a Sound.

To survive this week, Risa recommends meditating with Ian Ferrier's Holy The Snowplows. Follow the lines of the sacred no matter how thin, especially now.

For an emotional catharsis that roots you in your activism, watch #HELLYOUTALMBOUT by the Northwest Tap Connection, recommended by our sweet covenmate, D'vorah K'lilah.

To remember that magic and kinship are hidden in plain sight, Amy prescribes Tommy James' Draggin' The Line:

Lovin' the free and feelin' spirit
Of huggin' a tree when you get near it
Diggin' the snow and rain and bright sunshine
Draggin' the line (draggin' the line)
Draggin' the line (draggin' the line)
I feel fine, I'm talkin' 'bout peace of mind
I'm gonna take my time
I'm gettin' the good sign

Listen and imagine dragging the lines that divide us further and further until they are gone. Remember hugging trees and making angels in the snow.

"I say," writes Peter Grey in his book Apocalyptic Witchcraft, "that the power of the witch is having every option open." Together we can cultivate a soft, brave space for laughing, crying, fighting, loving, mourning, raging, and dancing, by choosing to be honest, and making ourselves available to a whole range of human experience. Together we can stand in defiance of hopelessness.

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