A manic capricorn telling you it's more fun if it's work.
023 - Astrology with Corbin Dewitt & Claire Comstock-Gay (Madame Clairevoyant)
In a very special episode, astrologers Corbin Dewitt and Claire Comstock-Gay (Madame Clairevoyant) come on the program to talk about getting into astrology, the Sagittarian alter ego, pain points, and more.
You can learn more about Claire Comstock-Gay at https://clairecomstockgay.com/ and you should definitely follow her on twitter (https://twitter.com/MmeClairevoyant) and instagram (https://www.instagram.com/clairecomstockgay/)
You can learn more about Corbin Dewitt at https://corbindewitt.com/ and you should definitely follow her on twitter (https://twitter.com/corbin_dewitt) and instagram (https://www.instagram.com/corbindewitt/)
Our theme music was performed by Sebastian Bäverstam and recorded by Edvard Lee.
022 - Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson comes by to talk about his translation of excerpts of manuscript Plut. 89 sup. from the Medici library. We get into spirit conjuration, translation, necromancy, and more. We also have a plague magic minute from right here in New York City (Mets!).
To learn more about Brian and his work go to https://twitter.com/JohBri and his website https://bjohnsonfreelance.com/
and to preorder his book, Necromancy in the Medici Library: An Edition and Translation of Excerpts from Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, MS Plut. 89 sup. 38, go to https://www.hadeanpress.com/shop/necromancy-in-the-medici-library
(also that essay of his about spirit possession that I bring up is available here: https://godsandradicals.org/2016/05/23/revolutionary-spirits-and-occult-strategies-of-resistance/)
To support the show go to patreon.com/witchhassle
to yell at me, go to twitter.com/cooperwilhelm
Music for this episode was adapted from Monkey Warhol's Stolen Moments under the auspices of: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
021 - Asa West and Green Witchcraft
Asa West comes on to talk about her zine Five Principles of Green Witchcraft and I get excited about a kind of written charm called a deletio morbi.
To learn more about Asa West, head over to:
And Five Principles of Green Witchcraft is available here: https://abeautifulresistance.org/five-principles-of-green-witchcraft
Teaser -The Tiddy Mun and Nature Spirits
In a patreon-only addendum to my interview with Fez Inkwright, I dive deep into the legend of the Tiddy Mun and then spiral out into similarish case studies from Zambia, Japan, and Mexico. Subscribe to the patreon to hear the whole thing. https://www.patreon.com/witchhassle
020 - Fez Inkwright Talks Botanical Curses and Poisons
Folklorist and illustrator Fez Inkwright comes to chat about her new book Botanical Curses and Poisons: The Shadow-Lives of Plants, which delves into dangerous plants and their lives in folklore. I also get into the ZENEXTON for a plague-magic minute.
Preorder Fez's book here: https://liminal11.com/product/botanical-curses-and-poisons/
Learn more about Fez:
And a link to our zenexton source for good measure: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo2/A35064.0001.001/1:18.104.22.168?rgn=div4;view=fulltext
019 - Rain Mason Talks Therapy and Divination
Dr. Rain Mason comes on to talk about divination and psychological therapy, as well as about their practice of theurgy.
You can learn more about Rain at their site (https://www.rainmasonphd.com/) or on twitter (https://twitter.com/500livesasafox). Their dissertation, Divination practices: An empirical psychological investigation, is available here: (https://research.library.fordham.edu/dissertations/AAI10838562/).
And here are some Amabie links:
I couldn't track down the aggregator twitter account I mentioned again, but here's the Japanese-language hashtag which has some great stuff: https://twitter.com/hashtag/%E3%82%A2%E3%83%9E%E3%83%93%E3%82%A8?src=hashtag_click