117 episodes

Down at the Crossroads features one on one discussions with today’s most influential Pagan artists, authors, musicians, teachers, leaders, bloggers, podcasters, and more! We will attempt to push the community forward and take devil’s advocate to a whole new level all while hearing some great music by today’s greatest Pagan and Pagan inspired musicians and bands. **Formally known as The Infinite and the Beyond.**

Down at the Crossroads - Music. Magick. Paganism‪.‬ Chris Orapello & Tara Maguire

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Down at the Crossroads features one on one discussions with today’s most influential Pagan artists, authors, musicians, teachers, leaders, bloggers, podcasters, and more! We will attempt to push the community forward and take devil’s advocate to a whole new level all while hearing some great music by today’s greatest Pagan and Pagan inspired musicians and bands. **Formally known as The Infinite and the Beyond.**

    DatC #104 - The Cult of Water with David Bramwell

    DatC #104 - The Cult of Water with David Bramwell

    Hello and thank you once again for joining us down at the crossroads for some music, magick, and Paganism. Where witches gather for the sabbath, offerings are made, pacts are signed for musical fame and we cross paths with today’s most influential Pagans, occultists, and deep thinkers. I am your bewitching, bald headed, host Chris Orapello and tonight Tara and I meet with author and musician David Bramwell about his recent book “The Cult of Water” and upcoming album of the same name released by his band Oddfellow’s Casino. During the discussion with learn about his background as an author, musician, and Druid; how came to find Druidry as a path; his prior esoteric experiences and involvements; and how his growing up in Doncaster -under the influence of two ancient beings- shaped his world. This was a pleasant and very unexpected conversation that gets complimented by his music during the show. David was a great guest, and we are happy to have the opportunity to share his work with you all tonight. (Click here for the complete show notes)

    • 2 hrs 10 min
    DatC #103 - With Via Hedera

    DatC #103 - With Via Hedera

    Hello and thank you once again for joining us down at the crossroads for some music, magick, and Paganism. Where witches gather for the sabbath, offerings are made, pacts are signed for musical fame and we cross paths with today’s most influential Pagans, occultists, and deep thinkers. I am your bewitching, bald headed, host Chris Orapello and tonight Tara and I meet with artist, author, folklorist, esoteric researcher, and cartomancer Via Hedera to discuss her experiences, thoughts, and path as a witch. During the discussion we touch upon ownership of place, finding your own way in a multicultural world, cultural appropriation, rat letters, dealing with history in one’s practice, as well as learning about her art and her upcoming book Folkloric American Witchcraft and the Multicultural Experience: A Crucible at the Crossroads available for preorder from Moon Books. Via was a great guest and we hope you enjoy this thought-provoking episode. (Click here to view the complete show notes)

    • 2 hrs 6 min
    DatC Film Club 6 - Outcast (2010)

    DatC Film Club 6 - Outcast (2010)

    Hello and thank you once again for joining us down at the crossroads for some music, magick, and Paganism. Where witches gather for the sabbath, offerings are made, pacts are signed for musical fame and we usually cross paths with today’s most influential Pagans, occultists, and deep thinkers, but tonight that’s not happening because it’s film club time. I am your bewitching, bald headed, host Chris Orapello and tonight, Tara and I turn our eyes and minds to Colm McCarthy's 2010 film Outcast. That’s right, make some popcorn, secure your copy, lower the lights, sit down, get comfortable, and join us as we watch and discuss tonight’s movie where shit gets weird, love is in the air, magick is afoot, and a beast stalks a family harboring a secret. Get ready from some great world building and interesting takes on magick and sorcery. Please be aware that this episode does contain spoilers, but we are happy to bring this conversation to you and we hope you participate with us in our viewing of the film. (Click here for the complete show notes)

    • 1 hr 21 min
    DatC #102 - Mooney Mankey Pandemonium

    DatC #102 - Mooney Mankey Pandemonium

    Hello and thank you once again for joining us down at the crossroads for some music, magick, and Paganism. Where witches gather for the sabbath, offerings are made, pacts are signed for musical fame and we cross paths with today’s most influential Pagans, occultists, and deep thinkers. I am your bewitching, bald headed, host Chris Orapello and tonight Tara and I Zoom with authors Thorn Mooney and Jason Mankey about covening and being witches during the Pandemic. Generational witchcraft. Internet drama and how so many of us seem to love it. Putting people on pedestals or thrones as the case may be. Issues with social media and more. This was a frank lively chat with a lot of great insight, and a bit of unbridled horsing around. So, hop on and giddy up to this latest installment that we hope you enjoy.
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    • 2 hrs 23 min
    DatC Film Club 5 - The Ninth Gate (1999)

    DatC Film Club 5 - The Ninth Gate (1999)

    Hello and thank you once again for joining us down at the crossroads for some music, magick, and Paganism. Where witches gather for the sabbath, offerings are made, pacts are signed for musical fame and we cross paths with today’s most influential Pagans, occultists, and deep thinkers, but tonight that’s not happening because it’s film club time. I am your bewitching, bald headed, host Chris Orapello and tonight, Tara and I turn our eyes and minds to Roman Polanski's 1999 film The Ninth Gate. That’s right, make some popcorn, secure your copy, lower the lights, sit down, get comfortable, and join us as we watch and discuss tonight’s movie where Johnny Depp plays a rare and exotic book detective who crosses the threshold of money and power as he walks into a world of magick and the occult where death, deception, and intrigue only draw him further into deciphering a centuries old puzzle designed by the devil himself. Please be aware that this episode does contain spoilers, but we are happy to bring this conversation to you and we hope you participate with us in our viewing of the film. (Click here for the complete show notes for this episode)

    • 1 hr 18 min
    DatC Film Club 4 - The Lords of Salem (2012)

    DatC Film Club 4 - The Lords of Salem (2012)

    Hello and thank you once again for joining us down at the crossroads for some music, magick, and Paganism. Where witches gather for the sabbath, offerings are made, pacts are signed for musical fame and we usually cross paths with today’s most influential Pagans, occultists, and deep thinkers, but tonight that’s not happening because it’s film club time. I am your bewitching, bald headed, host Chris Orapello and tonight -along with a friend- Tara and I turn our eyes and minds to Rob Zombie’s 2012 film The Lords of Salem. That’s right, make some popcorn, secure your copy, lower the lights, sit down, get comfortable, and join us as we watch and discuss tonight's movie where Rob Zombie nurtures his inner Ken Russell and brings back some familiar faces in tonight’s witchy horror. LOL. Please be aware that this episode does contain spoilers, but we’re happy to bring this conversation to you and we hope you participate with us in our viewing of the film. (Click here for the complete show notes)

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

heathwitch ,

Intelligent, Witty, Wise

This is my favourite podcast. It's intelligent, interesting, and filled with humour. It encourages the listener to take responsibility and accountability for their own path and offers lots of space for introspection and further reading/research. The hosts work well together and are extremely knowledgeable and very human. The rollcall of guests is always diverse and entertaining, and the music selection is well-curated. I particularly like the fact that it's a Pagan podcast that isn't afraid to examine all elements of Paganism and magic from all angles, in a very intelligent way.

Pumpkinspicedprincess ,

What a wonderful podcast HOWEVER

It’s just such a shame that you had a guest on talking about empowering female witches/traditional craft women, then stating they where not a feminist!! It’s 2020, and we still need feminism more than ever. It’s just sad to hear statements like that 💔💔

auldearnbadger ,

Down at the Crossroads

excellent podcast

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