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BS-Free Witchcraft

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A monthly podcast on the modern witchcraft movement… minus the usual BS.

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A monthly podcast on the modern witchcraft movement… minus the usual BS.

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28 Ratings
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Magikian

By Evilplans - Jan 31 2019
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I thought the joke was funny. It’s nice to hear some real talk on this.

It’s good like really good

By jk09001 - Dec 16 2018
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Like I said it’s good and not because It’s better Danny PNG Webster crossover Which sadly is not on iTunes

iTunes Ratings

28 Ratings
Average Ratings
24
2
0
0
2

Magikian

By Evilplans - Jan 31 2019
Read more
I thought the joke was funny. It’s nice to hear some real talk on this.

It’s good like really good

By jk09001 - Dec 16 2018
Read more
Like I said it’s good and not because It’s better Danny PNG Webster crossover Which sadly is not on iTunes
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BS-Free Witchcraft

Updated 12 days ago

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A monthly podcast on the modern witchcraft movement… minus the usual BS.

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Rank #1: 11. A Witch Phase (Not the Moon Kind)

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It’s generally accepted that witchcraft is “just a phase” for some people — that they’ll dabble a bit and then move on from it. I guess my question then is… is this actually a bad thing? Isn’t trying out stuff good?

I think it is.

Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

May 25 2019
25 mins
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Rank #2: 10. The Satanic Panic

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The Satanic Panic of the 70s, 80s, and 90s shaped the Modern Witchcraft Movement in a lot of unexpected ways. Its effects still ripple through a lot of our sources, so in this installment of the podcast we’re digging into this extremely weird part of American history.

It’s a bit of a doozy, after all.

Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

Apr 27 2019
34 mins
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Rank #3: 9. The Wiccan Rede

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The Wiccan Rede is the foundational moral principle of Wicca. As it’s one of the larger forms of Witchcraft practiced today, I thought we’d dig into it and understand where it came from, what it means, and why it’s important.

Also I spend a minute debunking the Law of Return/Threefold Law, so even if you don’t care about Wicca, you might find that bit entertaining. Like you can pull it out whenever some jackass on Tumblr tries to tell you that you’re “witching wrong” or some other bull. Just like blow their minds and stuff.

Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “Meteor,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

Mar 30 2019
25 mins
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Rank #4: 8. Technopaganism

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On this eighth episode of the podcast, we’re talking about good old Technopaganism. Well, “Technowitchcraft” is probably the better term, but I’m old and from the 90s. In any case, the point is that there’s a lot of ways that technology can be incorporated into Witchcraft, but there are a lot of questions we have to ask along the way.

Or something.

I don’t know. Here’s that photo of my desk I promised.

Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “An Experiment,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

Feb 28 2019
24 mins
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Rank #5: 7. Be Ridiculous

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On this episode of the podcast, the topic is the importance of accepting that we’re all ridiculous human beings and that’s it’s a good thing. Witchcraft should be done with a sense of play, and we should all keep that in mind before we take ourselves too seriously. Because when we take ourselves too seriously, none of us are remotely pleasant to be around. Doing witchcraft by rote isn’t the best idea, gatekeeping is bad, and there’s probably not a wrong way to do a spell. Unless you like light yourself on fire or something.

Try not to do that.

Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

Jan 26 2019
31 mins
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Rank #6: 6. Witchcraft on Television

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How witches are represented on television and media has always been a controversial topic in the modern witchcraft community, and 2018 has seen several high profile series launch with the reboot of Charmed and the adaptation of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. In this episode, Trae looks at these new shows and how they represent witchcraft in popular culture — and how they fall short.

Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

Dec 29 2018
36 mins
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Rank #7: 5. Building Your Own Path

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On this episode of BS-Free Witchcraft, Trae attempts to cover a topic from one of the show’s listeners: How the heck do you get started in Witchcraft in the first place? What we end up with is twenty minutes of Trae attempting to cover this exceptionally broad topic which is, at the very least, entertaining… and hopefully informative.

Hopefully.

Books Mentioned in this Episode:

Music: “The Man With One Eye” (Trae Dorn), “Broad Strokes” (Trae Dorn), “Peach Cobbler” (Stock Music),”So I Said It” (Trae Dorn), “CAmFG” (Trae Dorn)

Nov 24 2018
24 mins
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Rank #8: 4. Let’s Get Spooky!

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With Samhain and Halloween just around the corner, the show is going full on spooky this episode. Joining me again is Lee Bradford, and we spend the whole show talking about ghost stories, personal experiences, liminal spaces, murder, and so much more.

This episode is also over an hour long, so strap in for this deluxe, extra podcasty edition of the show!

Music: “The Man With One Eye” (Trae Dorn), “The Spoopiest Organ” (Trae Dorn), “Fitts” (Trae Dorn), “Faster” (Trae Dorn), “The Quest of Alomar/Open Skies” (Trae Dorn), “Liminality” (Trae Dorn), “CAmFG” (Trae Dorn), “Roommate” (Trae Dorn), “So I Said It” (Trae Dorn), “Darkness Rises” (Trae Dorn)

Oct 27 2018
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #9: 3. The History of Wicca

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On this episode Trae digs deep into the history of Wicca, and tries to give the most accurate history of the religion as he can. I mean, yeah, we know this is a general Witchcraft podcast, but Wicca is the most widely practiced form of Witchcraft in the US, UK, Canada and Australia… so how it got started is kind of important for the modern Witchcraft movement.

And trust me, there aren’t any pulled punches here.

Music: “The Man With One Eye” (Trae Dorn), “Meteor” (Trae Dorn), “Bricket Wood/Crowley’s a Jackass” (Trae Dorn), “Fifth Avenue Stroll” (Stock Music), “Should Have Never” (Trae Dorn), “So I Said It” (Trae Dorn)

Oct 06 2018
20 mins
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Rank #10: 2. How To Become a Witch

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In this episode Trae tackles the question “How do you become a witch?” The answer, of course, turns out to be amazingly easy — do some witchcraft.

Of course, there’s more to the episode than that. Dragging fellow witch Lee Bradford onto the show, Trae and Lee tell their personal stories about how they came to their (different forms) of witchcraft. Afterwards they discuss things like gatekeeping and other obstacles new witches might find starting their practice.

Music: “The Man With One Eye” (Trae Dorn), “Buddy” (Stock Music), “So I Said It” (Trae Dorn), “Meander” (Trae Dorn)

Sep 29 2018
31 mins
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