The Wytch Files is a podcast that reviews fiction books, comics, T.V. shows, movies and video games that feature themes involving the occult in all its vast and varied incarnations. Our goal is to showcase how popular media portrays witches, magicians, pagans and other occultists and to provide critical review and analysis of these portrayals from the prospective of practicing occultists. We also hope to find quality media that provide positive portrayals of the occult that we can recommend to our community.
Ep. 29: Suspiria (2018) - SPOILERS
Suspiria (2018) movie review, diving deep into the witches, magic, ritual, cosmology, and dance history! The focus is on the overall occult aspects and on dance as a magical system in the film.
Ep. 28: The Dark Crystal (1982)
Hello Friends! Welcome back to episode 28 of The Wytch Files! Today we are extremely pleased to bring you a review of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal movie, released in 1982. For complete show notes, tons of links, and a YouTube playlist of related goodies visit https://thewytchfiles.blogspot.com and thewytchfiles.com. May you build your world in the light of the Crystal of Truth!
Ep. 27: The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, Season 1
Join us in Ep 27 where we review The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - season one, part one. This teen witch gets into all classic acts of witchcraft and dances along the edge of the mortal world and the Satanic Path of Night. We examine the rich, well written magic of CAOS, real life Satanism, and the evils of the Patriarchy. It's a devilishly good time! And be sure to check out all the links, music, and related videos in our show notes at https://thewytchfiles.blogspot.com/2019/04/ep-27-chilling-adventures-of-sabrina.html
Ep. 26: Requiem
Angels, Enochian magic, John Dee, spirits, and scrying mirrors! Requiem, the BBC/Netflix show takes center stage for this special Samhain review episode. So, grab a cuppa, get comfy and get transported into this darkly gothic and often creepy tale!
Ep. 25: The Fortune Teller, Part 2
Tarot history, tarot de Marseille, and esoteric tarot! Final installment for The Fortune Teller review and the history of the tarot. This episode focuses on the development of the Tarot De Marseille and the esoteric tarot including the Rider Waite Smith and Thoth tarot decks.
Ep 24: The Fortune Teller, Part 1
Oracles of Wadjet, powerful female seers, ancient Egyptian tarot deck and tarot history are some of the interesting and fun themes discussed in a review of the novel "The Fortune Teller" by Gwendolyn Womack.
Like Christmas in April!!!!!
This podcast is so solidly in my wheelhouse that I think I may have dreamed it. The subject matter is witch/paranormal-related media, and when I found it today I binge-listened to episodes about the movie The Craft, Lev Grossman's The Magicians and the movie version of Practical Magic.
Not only do the hosts discuss books and movies that I love; they bring their considerable craft knowledge to analyzing each story. I don't always agree on every point, but I always learn something.
Finally, the hosts are polished and professional, production quality is good and the show notes lead to all kinds of interesting places. If you're a witch/Wiccan, or just a person who loves witchy and magical stories, this is the best possible combination of fun and informative.
Lovely ladies having some great discussions