Thu, 23 March 2017
We, as a rule, try not to get too political on this podcast, but when the times call for it, who are we not to answer? Betwixt and Between are joined again in this episode by Glinda, the Witch of the North, who recounts her experiences at the Women’s March in January, and topics range from the Spell on Trump to the history of activism in Witchcraft.
Mon, 6 February 2017
Happy very very very very VERY late Winter Holidays! After a little discussion of their preparation for (ahem) Solstice and Christmas, Betwixt and Between get down to business talking about house spirits. Discussing both their own personal house spirit experiences and the range of such spirits from around the world, this episode is a great starting place for getting to know the brownies, tomtes, and wights in your life.
Note: Though we credit Between's Husband for editing the podcast, this is actually the first episode edited by our new editor, Jacob Haller. http://jacobhaller.com/
Sun, 20 November 2016
After resolving some technical issues, Betwixt and Between are back, and all about the magic of crafts. From incorporating handcrafts into rituals and spells to the magic inherent in crafts for their own sake, this is a cozy chat about it all (and no one dozes off in the process!). You might want to grab your knitting (or whatever your poison of choice is) for this one!
Pics and links at our Wordpress site.
Sun, 18 September 2016
It's been a LOOOOOOOOONG break, but Betwixt and Between are back with updates and answering (sort of? You'll see!) all of your wonderful questions. New episodes soon, and the long-awaited drawing!
Sat, 30 January 2016
What is Witches' Rest? When is it? How long does it last, and what is allowed and forbidden? Recorded before the big winter holidays (and only put up just before Imbolc/Candlemas because, hey, that's how we roll!), this episode explores ideas of self-care, getting in touch with your needs and goals as a practitioner, being in touch with the actual occurrence of winter in your region, personal cycles of practice, giving yourself permission, and periods of immersion versus integrated rest into daily life.
Quick personal updates: We both had lovely holidays with family, and Between finished her Witchlette's dollhouse, which received rave reviews.
No baby yet, but we are expecting the Wee Miss any day now. Anticipation builds by the moment!
Sun, 22 November 2015
Spinning off from the last episode, Betwixt and Between discuss the role of ancestors in their Witchcraft.
-What is an ancestor?
-Are we "all related?"
-Must we only relate to ancestors in a construct of linear time?
-What about adoption?
-Can you work with ancestors to resolve troubles you had with them in life? What about to try and heal the systemic problems our ancestors created, such as racism? And if yes, should you?
-Does work with ancestors intersect with work with the energy of a particular place or bioregion?
And, most importantly, have you sent in a question yet to be entered into the drawing for super-fun stuff?!??!?! Email us today! email@example.com
Sat, 31 October 2015
As part of the annual Samhain observance, Betwixt and Between talk about various ideas about the afterlife from a range of cultures, discuss how to reconcile ghosts, work with ancestors, and other spirit activity with beliefs about reincarnation and realms of punishment and reward, and ramble about personal experiences, as per usual.
And hey, don't forget to email us with a question or episode idea, and we'll enter you into a drawing for a Betwixt and Between care package! You can expect handmade WItchy items, herbs from our gardens, and other cool surprises! So email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Check out our blog for pictures and links.
Sat, 17 October 2015
Examining the practical application of the various spiritual influences that affect us all, Betwixt and Between discuss the ins and outs of an eclectic practice, including spiritual speed dating, finding your spiritual posse, and the perils of dream catchers.
*Apologies for the delay in publishing--this was meant to be the September episode. There will be an extra October episode to follow!
Wed, 12 August 2015
In this episode, Betwixt and Between discuss mental illness, mental health, whether Witches and Pagans are "crazy," and, perhaps most vehemently of all, when and how we should reach out to people we think might need help. Drawing on their backgrounds of both personal and professional experience, they try to unpack the anxieties many may feel about seeking help for mental health problems, and offer suggestions for seeking resources.
If you or someone you love is struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, a more severe diagnosis like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, or is in an abusive situation, PLEASE reach out for help, and keep reaching out to different resources until someone listens. You are not alone, and there is hope out there for you.
Purely for informational purposes: The Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnosis website
Guide to developing a resources list for your area
Items you'll definitely want to include:
-Any community mental health clinics
-the number for your local Department of Children's Services
-the number(s) for any organizations established to aid victims of sexual assault or abuse
-the number(s) for any organizations or shelters for people dealing with domestic abuse, starting with a local YWCA
-the number(s) for any local crisis hotlines or walk-in crisis centers (always take someone to the ER if you don't have one of these in your area)
-the local suicide hotline number
-information such as numbers and websites for resources to help those without insurance
Here are some things you might find helpful in that regard:
Local health department apt to have low cost healthcare resources
Wed, 8 July 2015
Back after a LOOOOOOOOONG break, we catch up on what we've been up to, then discuss the teaching of Witchcraft.
What is a Witch teacher? What purpose does having one serve? And what are the pitfalls of being one?
It's good to be back!
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