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Interviews and discussions of current events from authors, artists, community leaders, activists, and spiritual practitioners from across the Pagan and magical community. Hosted by Fire Lyte, author of The Dabbler’s Guide to Witchcraft.

Inciting A Riot Fire Lyte

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Interviews and discussions of current events from authors, artists, community leaders, activists, and spiritual practitioners from across the Pagan and magical community. Hosted by Fire Lyte, author of The Dabbler’s Guide to Witchcraft.

    Episode 174: Inciting A Fire Magic Riot

    Episode 174: Inciting A Fire Magic Riot

    The element of fire has a long history in myth and magic. Fire transforms whatever it consumes, turning it into something new. Yes, of course, wood into charcoal, but it also cooks our food and warms our home. Metaphysically, it is the energetic spark that burns away the parts of us that do not serve our growth and makes way for what should be. Of course, it's a personal favorite of mine. 


    Josephine Winter wrote a whole book about Fire Magic, examining the subject from all angles, adding her unique perspective as an Australian witch and Wiccan. It is an excellent book and it is the subject of our interview. 


    Find more of Josephine Winter here.


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    Love and Lyte,


     


    Fire Lyte


     


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 173: Inciting A Brujería Riot

    Episode 173: Inciting A Brujería Riot

    The magical tradition of brujería  is shrouded behind a veil made of assumption, colonization, and entitlement. We assume quite a lot about it. One common assumption is that it’s simply the word for witchcraft in Spanish and therefore anyone practicing any kind of magic is, indeed, practicing brujería. 


     


    Learning about this tradition is difficult and confusing for a newcomer. If you don’t already know where to go or who to ask, you do what a lot of people do - you go online and look for books or YouTube videos or podcasts. The issue there is that the novice is suddenly faced with the task of discerning which practitioners are coming from a place of genuine scholarship, cultural ownership, or good faith. 


     


    Too often practices such a brujería, hoodoo, yoga, or reiki are mined by white, western practitioners for magic that will be appealing to suburban audiences, stripped of the fullness and context of the culture from which they originate. They might be combined in a slapdash manner with other practices hailing from unrelated spiritual traditions and sold back to you as genuine for a nice profit.


     


    In that murky space it can be difficult to discern how to start learning and where to go once you’re on the path. 


     


    I spoke to Laura Davila, a lifelong bruja and hechicera who hails from a family of practitioners in Mexico. She came to the US a few years ago and discussed what it means to be a cultural carrier of this magical tradition, who can claim ownership, what gates exist to brujería and who - if anyone - are the gatekeepers. 


     


    Find out more from Laura on her Instagram or Twitter.


     


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    Love and Lyte,


     


    Fire Lyte


     


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    FireLyte@incitingariot.com


     


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    • 59 min
    Episode 172: Inciting A Pilgrim Riot

    Episode 172: Inciting A Pilgrim Riot

    Almost everyone at some point looks around at their lives and asks why. We wonder why our family believes in the politics we do or eats the foods we eat. We also wonder about where our beliefs come from. Oftentimes those questions and the subsequent journey after lead people to interact with the magical community. But, what if you are already here? What if you were raised in a magical household? Where do your questions take you, then? To other religions?


    Dr. Eric Scott is a co-editor for The Wild Hunt, a researcher on the subject of spiritual pilgrimage, and has the unique quality of having been raised by witches. He did what many of us do. He looked around at his magical existence and asked where it all came from and whether it all fits his worldview, and then he set out to find those answers. 


     


    What he finds is just about what you’d expect to find: that a lot of what he believes and practices was simply cobbled together or made up in recent decades by…some guy. So, the question is then…what do you do when you find out that your belief system and worldview is made up? By some guy? And is there still value to be found in faith despite knowing its origins?


     


    Find more of Eric Scott here.


     


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    Love and Lyte,


     


    Fire Lyte


     


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    FireLyte@incitingariot.com


     


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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Episode 171: Inciting An Afrominimalist Riot

    Episode 171: Inciting An Afrominimalist Riot

    Episode 171 is an interview with author, anti-racism activist, and minimalist Christine Platt. We discuss her new book, The Afrominimalist's Guide to Living with Less, which brings a fresh new perspective to the conversation of minimalism. Platt guides her reader through the sociological and psychological ways in which we form attachments to things and patterns of accumulation, not to tell you to get rid of all your stuff or to only have so many of a given item, but to help you build a home and life that is created with intention. She doesn't shy away from the fact that too often marginalized communities are left out of these types of dialogue, often because minimalism is marketed to well-off cishet white people with a steep price tag, and seeks to create a new kind of inclusive community of minimalists and those who wish to live with less. 


    Find more about Christine here. 


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    Pre-order my book, The Dabbler’s Guide to Witchcraft, here: https://bit.ly/DabblersGuide


     


    Love and Lyte,


     


    Fire Lyte


     


    IncitingARiot.com


    FireLyte@incitingariot.com


     


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 170: Inciting A Queer Riot

    Episode 170: Inciting A Queer Riot

    Episode 170 is a roundtable with a diverse group of queer practitioners from around the world representing multiple facets of the magical community. The modern Pagan community is seen by many as focusing on fertility and binary gender identity which can leave LGBTQ+ practitioners feeling disenfranchised. We explore the notion of being LGBTQ+ in a fertility religion, embracing the term 'queer' as well as other terminology with a problematic past, spiritual bypassing used as a means to invalidate lived experience, and how cishet Pagans can be better allies. 
     
    My sincerest thanks to my guests, Mhara Starling, Honey, and Phoenix Coffin-Williams. Please find their contact information below:
     
    Mhara Starling
     
    That Honey Witch
     
    Phoenix Coffin-Williams
     

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    Pre-order my book, The Dabbler’s Guide to Witchcraft, here: https://bit.ly/DabblersGuide


     


    Love and Lyte,


     


    Fire Lyte


     


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    FireLyte@incitingariot.com


     


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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Episode 169: Inciting An Expert Riot

    Episode 169: Inciting An Expert Riot

    Episode 169 asks What is an expert? Is it formal academic achievement? Certifications? Is being an expert subjective to the field itself? To answer that question, I've brought together a circle of experts in different fields to parse out the finer points of the discourse surrounding expertise. 


     


    We discuss bona fides, goalposts, how experts identify experts and they way they identify frauds, the ways in which certifications and titles are both helping and hurting the identification of experts, and by the end of the episode you'll be initiated into the Kevin Bacon tradition of witchcraft and heading off to a goat rodeo.


    Find more from my guests here:
    Meg Elison


    Thorn Mooney


    Marika Clymer


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    Fire Lyte
     


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    • 1 hr 59 min

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