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The Witch Wave is a podcast for bewitching conversation about magic, creativity, and culture. On each episode, host Pam Grossman speaks with a leading visionary about art and Craft.

The Witch Wave Pam Grossman

    • Religion & Spirituality

The Witch Wave is a podcast for bewitching conversation about magic, creativity, and culture. On each episode, host Pam Grossman speaks with a leading visionary about art and Craft.

    BONUS EP: Sarah Lyons, Activist Witch (Witch Wave Plus Re-release)

    BONUS EP: Sarah Lyons, Activist Witch (Witch Wave Plus Re-release)

    BONUS EPISODE: This was originally released as a Witch Wave Plus episode for our Patreon backers on May 11, 2022. In light of recent current events re: Roe v. Wade being overturned, we are taking it out from behind the paywall and releasing it to everyone in hopes that it will offer some inspiration and activation.

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    Sarah Lyons is a writer, activist, filmmaker, and witch based in New York City. Her writing and herself have appeared in Teen Vogue, Vice, and The CW show Mysteries Decoded. Her first book, Revolutionary Witchcraft: A Guide to Magical Activism was published in 2019, and her second book How to Study Magic will be out in October of 2022 from Running Press.

    On this episode she shares her initial thoughts about the impending overturn of Roe v. Wade, how to incorporate witchcraft into our political actions, and lessons of the witch that can help us build a freer, brighter future.

    Content warning: this episode is a heavy one full of topics such as abortion, rape, surveillance, fascism, and more, so listen if / when you have the capacity for it.

    Further reading

    Planned Parenthood Action Fund

    National Network of Abortion Funds

    Weight limit for emergency contraception - Planned Parenthood

    Pew Research Center: The majority of Americans support abortion

    Catholic women and contraception statistics (not abortion as Pam misstated)

    "The Religious Right and the Abortion myth" in Politico

    Tor browser

    Brave browser

    ProtonMail

    Signal app

    ACT UP (The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power)

    Zapatistas

    Standing Rock

    Haitian Revolution

    "The Feminist History of Spiritualism" by Pam in Ms. Magazine (Waking the Witch excerpt)

    National Bail Fund Network

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #94 - SARK, Succulent Wild Woman

    #94 - SARK, Succulent Wild Woman

    It’s the Witch Wave Season Finale! SARK is the best-selling author and artist of nineteen inspirational, prismatically illustrated books, selling over three million copies. This month, her wildly successful book, Succulent Wild Woman, is being rereleased in an expanded, 25th anniversary edition.

    She began by creating her iconic “How To Be An Artist” poster in her Magic Cottage in San Francisco, and has now operated her highly successful creative business for over 30 years. 

    SARK’s art, programs, products and services have sold around the world. She is an acclaimed teacher and mentor, and her wisdom has touched and transformed the lives of millions. 

    SARK has worked with and been praised by authors and speakers including Dr. Maya Angelou and Julia Cameron.

    SARK’s purpose is to be a transformer, uplifter and laser beam of love, and she offers that with love through her art, words and spirit. She mentors others to share their unique gifts with the world, and she is mightily inspired by people making their creative dreams REAL.

    On this episode, SARK discusses her expanded notion (and book!) of succulence, the magic of alchemizing the shadow and rainbow, and why she considers herself a (not-so-)secret witch.

    Pam also talks about revisiting teen inspirations, and answers a listener question about manifesting a creative mentor.

    CONTENT WARNING: In addition to all of the joyful conversation, SARK talks about incest and abuse, so heads up.

    Our sponsors for this episode are The Viridis Genii Symposium, Blessed Be Magick, Lilith Amberly Village Witch, The Path 365, BetterHelp, Lunar Landing Tarot, Jessica Globe Coaching, and Snowy Owl Tea

    And if you want more Witch Wave, please consider supporting us on Patreon to get access to bonus Witch Wave Plus episodes, Pam’s monthly online rituals, and more! That’s patreon.com/witchwave

    • 1 hr 31 min
    #93 - Sarah Anne Lawless, Priestess of Poison

    #93 - Sarah Anne Lawless, Priestess of Poison

    Sarah Anne Lawless is a published author, artist, herbalist, and educator living in rural Ontario, Canada. She has been an herbalist for 15 years; creating herbal medicines, publishing articles, teaching at herbal conferences across North America, as well as teaching native plant and mushroom identification to private groups, local schools, scouting programs, outdoor education programs, and via horticultural societies.

    Over the past 10 years she has focused on researching and working with the medicinal properties of poisonous plants & fungi with a particular focus on medicinal nightshades. Through her business Bane Folk, she emphasizes the medicinal nature of poisonous substances and promotes the education and understanding of their proper and safe uses to help abolish the fear and misuse of these plants and other substances.

    On this episode, Sarah discusses the magic and medicine of poisonous plants, real-life flying ointment, and why witches are associated with dangerous vegetation.

    Pam also talks about the witchy aspects of wild growth, and answers a listener question about some healing magic for her mother.

    Our sponsors for this episode are Cat Coven, Blessed Be Magick, The Path 365, BetterHelp, and Snowy Owl Tea

    And if you want more Witch Wave, please consider supporting us on Patreon to get access to bonus Witch Wave Plus episodes, Pam’s monthly online rituals, and more! That’s patreon.com/witchwave

    • 1 hr 20 min
    #92 - Chaweon Koo, Author of SPELL BOUND

    #92 - Chaweon Koo, Author of SPELL BOUND

    Chaweon Koo is a writer of the intersection of pop culture, the occult, and futurism. Her TikTok @chaweonkoo is one of the most popular occult accounts on the platform, and she also interviews some of the most distinguished occultists and witches in the English-speaking world on her YouTube channel, Witches & Wine. Her new book Spell Bound: A New Witch’s Guide to Crafting the Future is out now, and details her journey from an atheist witch into one of the most visible East Asian practitioners of both Eastern and Western occult traditions.

    On this episode, Chaweon talks about her connection to Korean ancestral spell craft, K-pop as glamour magic, and the exciting blend of traditional witchcraft and new technologies. 

    Pam also talks about the importance of citing our spiritual influences, and answers a listener question about whether or not to work with abusive ancestors.

    Our sponsors for this episode are Cat Coven, Blessed Be Magick, The Path 365, BetterHelp, Jessica Globe Coaching, and Snowy Owl Tea.

    And if you want more Witch Wave, please consider supporting us on Patreon to get access to bonus Witch Wave Plus episodes, Pam’s monthly online rituals, and more! That’s patreon.com/witchwave

    • 1 hr 15 min
    #91 - Lindsay Heather Pearce, Star of Broadway's WICKED

    #91 - Lindsay Heather Pearce, Star of Broadway's WICKED

    Lindsay Heather Pearce is an actress and singer who is currently starring as Elphaba in the hit Broadway musical, Wicked. Lindsay was also one of the runners-up on The Glee Project, which gave her a guest starring role on the TV show Glee. She has since been in productions of everything from Spring Awakening to American Idiot, and in February 2020 she made her Broadway debut in Wicked, which she’ll be in through the end of this month May 2022. It was also just announced that she’ll be moving on to star in the touring production of Mean Girls. Lindsay was born in Modesto, California, and she currently resides in NYC.

    On this episode, Lindsay discusses the yellow brick road that led to her Broadway debut, ways she slays the demons of self-doubt, and how she manifested the bewitching role of her dreams.

    Pam also talks about the power of dressing wickedly, and answers a listener question from a green witch in an ethical quandary.

    Our sponsors for this episode are Blessed Be Magick, Viridis Genii Symposium, Sarah Faith Gottesdiener’s Better Boundaries online course, Mithras Candle, BetterHelp, Jessica Globe Coaching, and The Path 365

    And if you want more Witch Wave, please consider supporting us on Patreon to get access to bonus Witch Wave Plus episodes, Pam’s monthly online rituals, and more! That’s patreon.com/witchwave

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #90 - Charm Taylor, Enchanting Emcee

    #90 - Charm Taylor, Enchanting Emcee

    Charm Taylor is a musician who sings and raps about her ancestors, her devotion to Yoruban deities known as orisha, and the pain, joy, and eternal hope that comes with being a Black American woman. Her Bandcamp page describes her thusly, “One part heaven one part earth. One part ancient one part future. Presently, the supernova, vocalist, song writer, and universe whisperer gifts us fresh melodic emcee energy and soul stirring content hovering somewhere between the collective essence of Ms. Lauryn Hill, Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, and the unknown.” Charm was the frontwoman for the punk rock-n-soul band, The Honorable South, for many years. As a solo artist, she has released albums including a gorgeous EP called The Road Within, which celebrates her connection to her ancestry and African spirituality, and her newest LP called She Is The Future, which is an Afrofuturist ode to divine feminine power. Charm makes music and magic in New Orleans.
    On this episode, Charm discusses her sonic spiritual awakening, the power of Black visionary magic, and the creative and economic promise of NFTs.

    Pam also talks about the spiralic energy of spring, and answers a listener question about using spellcraft to stop a copycat.

    Our sponsors for this episode are Blessed Be Magick, Viridis Genii Symposium, Jessica Globe Coaching, Luna Lux Botanicals, BetterHelp, Zouz Incense, and The Path 365

    And if you want more Witch Wave, please consider supporting us on Patreon to get access to bonus Witch Wave Plus episodes, Pam’s monthly online rituals, and more! That’s patreon.com/witchwave

    • 1 hr 33 min

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