Two academic witches in the Lower Hudson Valley, focused on learning the history, development and paradigms of modern-day witchcraft.
Aging and the Craft
This moon, Scorpio and Gemini reflect on their personal relationships to aging in the craft and how society can (and does) shape the way we grow, both as individuals and as a witch community. Whether you're a maiden, mother, or a crone, this episode asks us to consider what aging means to us and how we do or do not represent age in our practice!
Nicholaj De Mattos Frisvold, A Witch In Time
If you've never heard of Nicholaj Frisvold or of the African diasporic religion Palo Mayombe, this New Moon, New Book episode will be full of new knowledge and culture. Our hosts discuss the history and development of the religion, as well as the ways mainstream culture has demonized Palo and its sister practices. Following on the heels of the Full Moon episode, there's discussion of mediumship, possession and some fun asides about cool feats Scorpio would like to try with birds!
Psychics and Mediums
Inspired by this month's New Moon, New Book, Scorpio and Gemini dive into the realm of psychics and mediumship, but don't worry! They also discuss such beloved topics as "Capitalism is a plague", "your kid might be weird but that's okay" and "we really need to do an episode about aging in the craft". You might not come out of this episode with a concrete definition of a psychic, but you will certainly understand the foundation our hosts are working with as they try to work these concepts out for themselves.
Laurie Cabot, A Witch In Time
What's up witches and welcome to the astrological new year! For this Aries New Moon, our hosts tackle Power of the Witch, by Laurie Cabot, prolific and famous Official Witch of Salem. This book gets rave reviews and sparks some interesting conversations about gender and child-rearing, as well as our regularly scheduled segment, Gemini wants to fistfight Gerald Gardner!
What's up witches and welcome to another of Gemini's existential crises! Think of this podcast as "Wicca Plus", as our hosts discuss how they have mixed traditions and what mixing traditions with Wicca might look like in the future. Also, throw in some "time is a construct" and "non-judgement is harder than it looks" for an unexpectedly deep episode for the Virgo Full Moon!
SURPRISE! 2022 Moon Serpent and Bone Ostara Market
What's up witches and welcome back to the Moon Serpent and Bone night markets, this time for Ostara! We teamed up with the vendors to bring you some pre-event info in hopes that you have something exciting to shop for this Friday, March 18th, from 6pm to midnight at the gorgeous Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie. Not only did vendors answer our burning questions about Ostara and their wares, we were also able to sit down for a mini-interview with Marianne R. Petit, an artist, paper crafter and animator, about the works she'll be selling at the market and beyond! You can get more information at the Moon Serpent and Bone website as well as their instagram or ours ;)
Most Binge Worthy Witchy Pod Available
I immensely enjoy the witty banter between these two ladies. Geared toward TODAYS adult witch. Entertaining and educational. Loaded with laughs None of the cringeworthy; Uhm.... uh’s.. awkward silences and non stop giggling. Which is so common and almost unbearable with a lot of the witchy pods available. THANK YOU ladies!
What a disappointment - I found an episode on “the White Goddess” summer reading/book review, with Scorpio and Gemini - the show hostesses. Scorpio was engaging and thoughtful - Gemini was selfish, under educated, and unnecessarily judgmental.
First of all she admits to not even finishing the book, and as one who actually read the book it’s pretty clear she barely scratched the surface.
She said things that are just not true and makes outlandish judgments about the books content and the author. She just goes on and on about how “offended” she is - and props to Scorpio for continuing to correct her attitude and ignorance with compassion and patience over and over and defend the book because she actually read it so she *can talk about it in a meaningful way.
Her attitude is basically since a white guy wrote it, it must be garbage. I’d be fine with it if she could explain *why* she thought that -but again she didn’t read the book and what little she did read she clearly didn’t even attempt to understand with an opened mind. Graves hypothesis is that monotheistic religions are the cause of the loss of ancient, potentially secretive coded poetry - but goes as far as saying Graves is anti-Semitic.
Thankfully Scorpio calls her out, because that’s absolutely not the correct context of the idea.
And honestly I’ve never written a bad review like this but THAT moment made my stomach turn in repulsion and made me feel the need to tell others not to listen to this trash. How irresponsible and tasteless.
Gemini’s other excuse is “it didn’t feel like summer reading”. Literally the very first page says the reader must be disciplined and focused to read the book. Rather than trash talk something you don’t want to bother to even try to understand…get an easier book. 🙄. Try Clifford the Big Red Dog next time.
I was so happy to find others who had taken the time to read this - and hoped to hear meaningful discussion. Sadly this was the exact opposite. Not only did the host *not read the book* but there was nothing meaningful about her conversation. It was bratty, white girl hate mongering.
***Thanks Scorpio for not wasting my time. I really valued her opinions and ideas about the book. She was authentic and interesting, and I was happy to hear what she had to say.
Shame on you Gemini for screaming at the top of your lungs and carrying a tiny twig.
Good Info, Toxic Delivery
I tried listening for a few months, but I was left so upset every time. I get that the edgy mean girl thing is hip right now, but I wish I could have the great information without the toxic ‘tude. So anti mental health and self care.