123 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
    • 4.8 • 241 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 #108 - The Weird Wide World of Lonnie Scott

    DatC #108 - The Weird Wide World of Lonnie Scott

    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 podcaster and author Lonnie Scott to discuss his path as a Chaonimist Heathen Sorcerer and more. Lonnie is the midwestern regional steward for The Troth and a future author with Llewellyn books. During the discussion we get into his involvement with Paganism and Heathenry, his experiences with the paranormal and hunting vampires, his first legit WTF moment, his involvement with The Troth, living in Saga Times, Problems within modern Heathenry, its Wiccan roots, and why Lonnie is a bad Heathen. This was an overdue yet frank discussion and we’re finally glad to have Lonnie on the show and to address an area of modern practice that we’ve largely avoided until now. Now, along with our discussion we will be hearing music by Faun, Hey Satan, SJ Tucker, Langfinger, and Wardruna. (Click here for the complete show notes)

    • 2 hr 14 min
    DatC # 107 - The Horned God of the Witches with Jason Mankey

    DatC # 107 - The Horned God of the Witches with Jason Mankey

    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 blogger, teacher, and author Jason Mankey to discuss his book The Horned God of the Witches available from Llewellyn. Get ready for the lingering effects of the Satanic panic, Jesus with boobs, phalluses old and new, internalized homophobia, the history of witchcraft books, alcohol and community, the problem of evil, makeup and the shaving of one’s legs, Elen of the ways, authenticity, and more. This is a fun, long overdue, interview with Jason and we’re happy to finally be able to bring it to you.  (Click here for the complete show notes for this episode)

    • 2 hr 23 min
    DatC Film Club 7 – The Devil Rides Out (1968)

    DatC Film Club 7 – The Devil Rides Out (1968)

    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 the 1968 Hammer Horror Classic, The Devil Rides Out starring Christopher Lee and Charles Gray and a list of others. Secure your viewing experience and join us we delve into a world of black magick, chickens, an Eliphas Levi montage, kidnapping, purple robes, giant spiders, Golden Dawn ritual, devil worship, forced romance, and no seatbelts. Are you intrigued? We certainly hope so. Now, please be aware that this episode does contain spoilers, but we are happy to bring this conversation to you and hope that you participate with us in our viewing of the film. (Click here for the complete show notes)

    • 1 hr 22 min
    DatC Minisode 5 - Now & Before

    DatC Minisode 5 - Now & Before

    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 isn't happening because it's minisode time! That’s right. It’s time to get personal. I am your bewitching, bald headed, host Chris Orapello and tonight Tara and I sit down to discuss where the hell we’ve been and what we’ve been up to during the majority of 2021 and to let you know that we’re still here and we’re not going anywhere! (Click here for the complete show notes)

    • 35 min
    DatC #106 – The Four Elements of the Wise with Ivo Dominguez Jr.

    DatC #106 – The Four Elements of the Wise with Ivo Dominguez Jr.

    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 teacher and author Ivo Dominguez Jr. to discuss his new book The Four Elements of the Wise: Working with the Magickal Powers of Earth, Air, Water, Fire. During our discussion we delve into dealing with the pandemic, reading professionally, The New Alexandrian Library, Between the Worlds, Kumbaya magick, advanced books, approaching the elements in a new way, how to magickally keep the ice in your drink from melting, Voltron, and more. Ivo was a fun guest, and it was great to have him back on the show. ()

    • 1 hr 53 min
    DatC #105 - New World Witchery with Cory Thomas Hutcheson

    DatC #105 - New World Witchery with Cory Thomas Hutcheson

    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 podcaster and now author Cory Hutcheson to discuss his long-awaited book New World Witchery: A Trove of North American Folk Magic. During the episode we talk about social media, conversations that are needed, the instant gratification culture in witchcraft, the history of the craft and why that is important, and just what new world witchery is all about. It was great to sit back down with Cory and pick his brain. We certainly hope you enjoy this discussion because it is always fun to chat witchcraft with Cory. (Click here for the full show notes)

    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
241 Ratings

241 Ratings

FlyingSnake ,

Diverse and Fun

I love the sheer variety of guests and paths represented in the Crossroads. I recommend it to many young witches so that they get more perspectives than what they might find elsewhere.

Cursed616777 ,

Lots of fun

Awesome podcast - a great mix of music and info

badnbruja ,

Absolutely in love!!!

Love love loveeee! Can’t say anything bad about it at all! 🧡

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