128 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 Chris Orapello & Tara - Love Maguire

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 248 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 Minisode 7 - Starting & Running Covens

    DatC Minisode 7 - Starting & Running Covens

    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, baldheaded, host Chris Orapello and tonight Tara and I sit down to discuss a question sent in by a listener regarding covens. Creating them. Establishing them. Running them. Finding members, etc. We take on this huge topic in about an hour. Hopefully there’s plenty of food for thought contained within. Without a doubt, it’s definitely a topic we may revisit because it’s just that gigantic of a thing. So, be sure to let us know what you think.(Click here for the full show notes)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    DatC #110 - The Sorcery of Solomon with Sara Mastros

    DatC #110 - The Sorcery of Solomon with Sara Mastros

    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 welcome author and teacher Sara Mastros author of The Sorcery of Solomon, A Guide to the 44 Planetary Pentacles of the Magician King, from Red Wheel / Weiser Books. During our conversation we discuss tree friends, boring witchcraft, the realness or magick, Moina Mathers, unexplained words, the effect of color in magick, and of course the Sorcery of Solomon. (Click here for the full show notes)

    • 2 hr 10 min
    DatC Minisode 6 - Beginners & Books

    DatC Minisode 6 - Beginners & Books

    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 the current books we’d recommend to new practitioners of the craft while reminiscing about the books we no longer recommend and why that’s changed. It was good to get back behind the microphone and as you’ll find out, the caterpillars were plenty. (Click Here for the complete show notes)

    • 56 min
    DatC #109 - Consorting with Jason Miller

    DatC #109 - Consorting with Jason Miller

    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 welcome author Jason Miller back to the show to talk about his book Consorting with Spirits: Your Guide to Working with Invisible Allies. And during our discussion we also get into chopping vegetables, bad ass witches, horror and magick, what a spirit is, personal gnosis, witchcraft and sovereignty, and more. This was an insightful discussion with Jason that garnished an immense amount of food for thought -vegetables included- and we hope you enjoy it. (Click here for the full show notes)

    • 2 hr 13 min
    DatC Film Club 8 - A Dark Song (2016)

    DatC Film Club 8 - A Dark Song (2016)

    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 are joined by a friend as we watch Liam Gavin’s 2016 film A Dark Song. So make some popcorn. Secure your copy, sit down, and get comfortable as we delve into the realms of ritual magick and see what happens when you try and teach an old grimoire new tricks. Are you curious? We certainly hope so. 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 20 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
248 Ratings

248 Ratings

stevenkyle777114 ,

Pure genius

Amazing witchy content and great music!

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

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