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Desperate House Witches

This show is rated R for language and subject matter. Your host is Raina Starr (aka, "The Bitchin' Wiccan").Conversations with amazing members of the Pagan community. Fridays, some Saturday afternoons, and an occasional Sunday. Replays available on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon Music within 24 hours of live broadcast.

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Courtney Weber

Courtney Weber is a Wiccan priestess, writer, tarot adviser, and activist recently returning to her native Oregon after 13 years in New York City. A Tarot reader for more than twenty years, Courtney is the author of Tarot for One: The Art of Reading for Yourself and Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess (Weiser Books). Courtney produced and designed Tarot of the Boroughs, a modern tarot deck set in New York City, composed of original photography. She has also been published on Huffington Post, The Wild Hunt, in Circle Times magazine, and elsewhere. Visit her online at The Coco Witch and on Twitter.

1hr 45mins

19 May 2017

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Lon Milo DuQuette

I couldn't believe our luck when Lon Milo DuQuette (musician, esoteric scholar and the author of sixteen critically acclaimed books on magick and the occult, including Enochian Vision Magick and The Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford. - see http://www.LonDuQuette.com) agreed to be on to discuss the book he co-edited with David Shoemaker -Llewellyn's Complete Book of Ceremonial Magick:A Comprehensive Collection of Magical Wisdom in One Indispensable BookLlewellyn's Complete Book of Ceremonial Magick brings together the myriad occult philosophies and techniques necessary for a thorough understanding of the esoteric arts. This magnificent treasury is filled with fascinating insights from today's most esteemed working practitioners, developing the rich details of a dozen topics that together comprise the Western Mystery Tradition. Within these pages, you will explore the rituals and ideas that have shaped the history and modern practice of magick. Edited by virtuoso occultists Lon Milo DuQuette and David Shoemaker, this brilliant collection of new writings is the preeminent reference work on the occult arts and sciences.  Please join us for what promises to be an amazing hour!


22 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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Kelly Dawn - creating a magical life

Join us for our first conversation with the amazing Kelly Dawn.

1hr 23mins

9 Nov 2019

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The Brilliant and Beautiful, Amy Blackthorn!

Author of Blackthorn's Botanical Magic, and the more recent Sacred Smoke, joins us for a special hour on Saturday afternoon!

1hr 33mins

21 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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Infinite-Beyond with Christopher Orapello and Tara-Love Maguire

Join us as we catch up with these amazing writers, and find out what follows "Besom, Stang & Sword". Their website is infinite-beyond.com

1hr 31mins

23 Nov 2019

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Wendy Rule

The amazing Goddess incarnate, Wendy Rule joins us again, from her travels on the road. Her forthcoming album, Percephone, will be availabe Feb 2nd.....preorder now.

1hr 8mins

26 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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Thorn Mooney

Thorn Mooney is a witch living near us in Charlotte, North Carolina. A working Gardnerian priestess with a strong solitary practice that relies on techniques culled from as assortment of Western esoteric traditions and what is sometimes called “traditional” witchcraft. Heavily influenced by an extensive academic background, having specialized in American religions, evangelical Christianity, and contemporary Paganism at the MA level. She moonlights as a lecturer and independent scholar, but professionally she now works as a public high school teacher. She is the high priestess of Foxfire Coven, which is a traditional Gardnerian inner and outer court operating in the University area of Charlotte. Her first book, Traditional Wicca, A Seekers Guide, is available now. Other interests include historical fencing, vintage guitars, long-distance hiking, traditional archery and bowhunting, and running.

1hr 32mins

17 Nov 2018

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Herb Magic: An Introduction to Magical Herbalism and Spells with Patti Wigington

Join Raina and Author Patti  Wigington for a special hour as they discuss Patti's upcoming book:Herb Magic: An Introduction to Magical Herbalism and SpellsYou can find Patti:http://www.pattiwigington.com/events/list/


17 Apr 2020

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Thorn Mooney

Author, High Priestess, Youtube Hostess and fellow North Carolina  resident, Thorn Mooney joins us to fill us in on what is going on in her world since we spoke last.

1hr 23mins

28 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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Heather Gaffney-Darnell

Heather Gaffney-Darnell is an intuitive reader, teacher, and energy healer serving the Charlotte Metro, and Western regions of North Carolina. We are excited to have Heather for her inaugural visit.

1hr 30mins

13 Jan 2018

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Mystic South!!!

We hope to see many of you lovely Witches and Heathens in person at Mystic South....but you can listen and watch us and ALL of our amazing guests!

2hr 1min

19 Jul 2019

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Wake, Bake & Meditate - with Kerri Connor

Join us as we welcome Kerri Connor, author of the new book - "Wake, Bake & Meditate (Take Your Spiritual Practice To A Higher Level With Cannabis".  This book explores using cannabis for spiritual practice and connecting with the divine.Kerri Connor is the high priestess of the Gathering Grove and has been practicing for twenty-five years. She has authored four books and her writing has been seen in The Blessed Bee, SageWoman, PanGaia, and New Witch.  She runs the Pagan Review (a website that provides reviews of pagan products).Visit Kerri's author page on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKerriConnor/

1hr 1min

2 May 2020

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Mat Auryn - author of the upcoming book Psychic Witch

Join us as we have our first visit from an all-around amazing talent - Mat Auryn!Mat Auryn is a witch, writer, psychic, and occult teacher. He is an initiate of Black Rose Witchcraft, the Temple of Witchcraft Tradition, the Cabot Tradition, and a priest in the Sacred Fires Tradition of Witchcraft. He is the author of the upcoming book Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide To Meditation, Magick & Manifestation (Llewellyn, 2020). He writes the blog For Puck’s Sake on Patheos Pagan, is a content creator for Modern Witch, has a column in Witches & Pagans Magazine entitled 'Extra-Sensory Witchcraft', a column in Horns Magazine, and is a regular contributor to The Witches’ Almanac. He has been featured in various magazines, radio shows, podcasts, books, anthologies, newspapers, and other periodicals. Visit him online at MatAuryn.com.

1hr 30mins

14 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Saturn Under The Star Hecate w/ Jade

Jade Sol Luna joins us to talk about Saturn Under the star Hecate. We will discuss Asterian Astrology, music and most likely vere into the naughty.Join us with a plate of your Thanksgiving leftovers!

2hr 1min

25 Nov 2017

Rank #14

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Dorothy Morrison

The ever fabulous, Dorothy Morrison returns to chat about her 2017 Holiday Winter Sale and what she has been up to this Autumn. We hope you'll join us, because you will always walk away with a bit more knowledge when Dorothy sits a spell. Don't forget, it's time to replace your Home Blessing Ornaments, or get your first.


18 Nov 2017

Rank #15

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Orishas, Goddesses, and Voodoo Queens with Lilith Dorsey

Lilith Dorsey is the author of Orishas, Goddesses, and Voodoo Queens, as well as Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism, 55 Ways To Connect To Goddess and The African-American Cookbook.She is a magical practitioner/voodoo priestess with training in several traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean (Santeria and Vodun), and Native American spiritualties. Her traditional education focused on plant science, anthropology, and film. She owns her own magickal consulting business, Branwen’s Pantry, and is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly. She has a degree in anthropology from the University of Rhode Island and an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.


2 May 2020

Rank #16

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Laura Perry

Laura is the Author, & creator of the Minoan Tarot Deck AND coloring book! Interested in learning more? She offers online courses, check Website for availabiity.

2hr 1min

30 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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Pagan Pundit

Seperating signal from noise.  The state of the 2020 race

1hr 54mins

3 May 2019

Rank #18