Episode 83: Navigating Non-Magickal Families With Crystal Blanton
That Witch Life
One of the toughest challenges for Witches and Magickal people is navigating families that just don't get it. Crystal Blanton, LCSW, joins us to discuss ways we might gently lay our boundaries while still being true to ourselves as Witches, and engage in healthy conversations about our beliefs and practices. Digressions include 'The Craft': Original or Remake? Plus, Courtney reads Kanani's Tarot after a disappointing experience, a VERY truthful letter "from Kanani," and a hilarious text interruption. After a devastating loss, a listener is having powerful dreams. Could it be a visitation? Full interview on Patreon. Show notes and audio transcript at thatwitchlife.comSupport the podcast: patreon.com/thatwitchlife ko-fi.com/thatwitchlifepodcast etsy.com/shop/thatwitchlifepodcast Full list of sponsors at: https://thatwitchlife.com/sponsors/ Fox and Elder: Meeting you where you are, offering a variety of ways to step onto the plant path. To receive 15% off your first purchase of teas, tinctures, or a Full Moon Zine subscription, go to foxandelder.com and enter code “thatwitchlife” at check-out. We cannot get enough of this tea. Race over to Jasmine Pearl Tea Company and treat yourself to a beautiful blend! Free shipping on orders of $25 or more! Tell them you heard their ad on That Witch Life Podcast! Make Magick happen your way and pre-order your copy of Rise of the Witch today at llewellyn.com! Save 20% now with coupon code WHISKEY20.
TWIH Episode 35: Why #BlackLivesMatter in the Pagan Community with Crystal Blanton (#pantheacon)
This Week In Heresy
In this episode, we are joined by Crystal Blanton, priestess, social worker, and author, to talk about not only the events that happened at Pantheacon 2015, but also about why the discussion about racism in the Pagan community is important. We also talk about the wider issues of racism in America, and the realities of living as a Person (and Pagan) of Color. Crystal Blanton is a High Priestess, clinical counselor/social worker, graduate student in a Social Work program at a California State University and a published author. She writes and coordinates the Patheos blog “Daughters of Eve”, is a writer for Sage Woman Magazine, is a monthly columnist for The Wild Hunt, and on the board of Solar Cross Temple. She has been a practicing Pagan for the last 12 years, worked in Social Services for 17 years, and currently provides clinical intervention services to disenfranchised youth in Oakland schools. She has had the privilege of traveling as a guest at Pagan Spirit Gathering in 2012, and Sacred Harvest Festival in 2011, 2012 and 2014. She was the keynote speaker for the 10th Annual Conference on Current Pagan Studies in 2014. She has also enjoyed the chance to teach and learn at Pantheacon for the past years. Within her personal life, she has been with her husband since 1996, has four children, and raises a multicultural family in the Bay Area. Among her passion for social justice work, she is an advocate for expanding common understanding of privilege, race relations, the use of restorative justice practices and cultural empathy; furthering constructive discussions that are often taboo and misunderstood in society. Links Crystal’s Website Books Bringing Race to the Table Bridging the Gap Shades of Faith Shades of Ritual: Minority Voices in Practice Pain and Faith in a Wiccan World: Spirituality, Ethics and Transformation
ModernWitchS4E8: Mental Health with Crystal Blanton
In this episode I talk with Crystal Blanton, Author, Blogger (Daughters of Eve), community leader, and social worker about the role of community in healing after tragedy. This in-depth discussion brings up questions about responsiveness, responsibility, and out-reach within the greater and pagan community, it's a don't want to miss!Music: Home- The Engineers, Faith- Sharon Knight, Amba Amba- Larissa Stowe and the Shakti Tribe, I shall be free- Kid Beyond, Gaia- Faun. We were also serenaded by the lovely Celia, with her Yule Single: Solstice Night.
In this episode we discuss pagan unity, interview Crystal Blanton about her new book Bridging the Gap, introduce a new segment with Gede Parma, and get one hell of a witchy astro forecast by Paul Bogle! This episode you will hear the music of Espers and Kan'nal!Special thanks to our sponsors The Mystic Dream!Links to have:e-mail me! Devin@devinhunter.netwww.modern-witch.com www.unnamedpath.com www.crystalblanton.com www.themysticdream.com