The Blackthorn Grove
By Amy Blackthorn
The Blackthorn GroveMay 29, 2020
Gate Crashing Authorship: How to Write a Book Proposal
Join Amy in exploring the steps needed to get your book idea to be seen by the traditional publishers in our niche.
Important: This is my personal experience, I don't speak for any publisher. I'm not available to read manuscripts.
Being a Well Witch with Cyndi Brannen
It's a new year and that means a new visit with Cyndi Brannen from Keeping Her Keys!We'll be discussing what it takes to be a Well Witch.
Content Warning: There will be discussions on chronic pain, chronic illness and a brief mention of Eating Disorders, listen appropriately.
Sponsored by Blackthorn's Botanicals dot com.
The nature of Community with Mortellus
Sponsored by BlackthornsBotanicals.com
Blackthorn's Botanical Wellness, out October 31st, 2022 from Weiser Books.
Mortellus stopped by to catch up, and the amazing stories we exchanged were moving and empowering.
Content warning: frank discussion of parenting, aging, inter-personal relationships, and brief mention of surviving s*icide towards the end of the episode.
Mortellus at PanParaCon Sept 30th-Oct 2nd 2022 or at PanParaCon.com and Mortellus.com
The Comfy Cozy Witch
Jennie Blonde: An eclectic Pagan witch with a love of hearth and home witchery, Jennie has been practicing witchcraft for twenty years. She lives in Pennsylvania with two furry familiars, one witchling, and her husband.
Hearth and Home Witchcraft
Blending storytelling, witchcraft, and warm advice, Jennie Blonde (the @comfycozywitch) offers recipes, rituals, and spell work, to nourish yourself and your family.
Hearth and Home Witchcraft explores the following topics:rituals for protection and cleansing the hearth and home kitchen witchery, creating a kitchen altar, and recipes and rituals for nourishment the witch’s altar, tools, and spells, and creating a sacred space, no matter the size of the home herbs and plants, grounding rituals, and meditations to connect you with the earth witchy self-care, complete with rituals and recipes for ritual bath salts, oils, balms, and more
Sponsored by AmyBlackthorn.com and BlackthornsBotanicals.com
So Potent Art: The Magic of Shakespeare by Emily Carding
The Ritual Deck by Cassie Uhl
Queer Qabala w/ Enfys J. Book
Enfys is a nonbinary, bisexual clergy member within the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, and the High Priest of the Fellowship of the Ancient White Stag (Near the District of Columbia). Enfys has been studying the Qabala since 2012 and teaching since 2015 including presenting at the Sacred Space conference.
Positive Pagan with Lisa Wagoner
Lisa Wagoner stops by to talk about how to maintain a positive outlook when the world is out of control.
LisaWagoner.com for autographed copies
This episode sponsored by Blackthorn's Botanical Wellness, out November first wherever fine books are sold.
Music and the Tarot
Check out TarotTunes and MusicalConversations!
Horse with No Name' America (Death)
'John Law Burned Down the Liquor Sto' by Chris Thomas King (Seven of Swords)
'Cult Leader' by King Mala (Emperor R)
'Is You Is or Is you Aint my Baby?' BB King version (The Lovers)
'The Band Played Waltzing Matilda' the Pogues (The Fool)
'Hoochie Coochie Man' by Muddy Waters (Magician)
'Beat the Devil's Tattoo' by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
'Vehicle' by Ideology (The Chariot)
'Veteran of the Psychic Wars' by Blue Oyster Cult (The Hanged Man)
'You Can't Lose What you Aint Never Had' by Muddy Waters (Five of Cups)
'Way Down We Go' by KALEO (The Tower)
Secular Voting for Witches
Rachele Walter stops by the podcast to talk about why secular voting is important for witchy and Pagan-umbrella voters. She is a secular activist in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is Chair of Secular Democrats of Nebraska, President of Lincoln Atheists, and the Director for American Atheists-Nebraska. She has been involved in politics for over 35 years.
Daily Magic w/ Judika Illes
Daily Magic is a perpetual calendar focused on days of spiritual and magical significance. April 30th for example, is perfect for spellcasting—especially spells for love, romance, fertility, and prosperity. Judika Illes teaches you how to create rituals and cast spells, provides recipes for potions, and offers advice on creating feasts to honor sacred beings.
Judika Illes is an independent scholar, educator, and author of several books of folklore, folkways, and mythology. Judika is a graduate of Rutgers University and has a certification in therapeutic aromatherapy from the Australasian College of Herbal Studies. Her books include Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells, Encyclopedia of Spirits, The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, The Weiser Field Guide to Witches, and The Weiser Field Guide to the Paranormal (published under the name Judith Joyce).
:This episode sponsored by Blackthorn's Botanicals:
Practical Occult w/ Alison Chicosky
Alison stops by the podcast to talk about thaumaturgy, the Greek Magical Papyri, and results based practices
Practical Occult (www.practicaloccult.com)
Forthcoming: The Secrets of Helios: Unlocking the Practical Uses of PGM IV. 1596-1715
Sponsored by Blackthorn's Botanicals (BlackthornsBotanicals.com)
Lessons From The Empress
Cassandra Snow has been a tarot reader in some capacity since they were eighteen years old and have gone pro for the last decade. Their work includes teaching and writing about tarot and witchcraft as well as doing readings. Cassandra is also calling on their BA in Theatre Arts and Humanities from Waldorf College for this project, and the decade-and-a-half experience they have leading creative teams as a theatre director, producer, and show curator with Gadfly Theatre Productions.
Siri Vincent Plouff is the brain behind the radical Heathenry podcast, Heathen’s Journey. Siri runs several flagship teaching programs, such as the annual Witchcraft Immersion, which is a witchcraft apprenticeship program, and Radical Runes. They have been a practicing witch for nearly twenty years and have been reading tarot and runes professionally for six.
Sponsored by Blackthorn's Botanicals dot com.
Disability in Paganism: Two perspectives
Talking Tarot Mood with Natalie Meraki
Natalie Meraki is the creator of Tarot Mood deck, the Mood Oracle, Young Witch Tarot deck and a raucous fun time was had by all. (There are some brief mature themes in this episode, so listen wisely.)
Check out Natalie's Create your own Tarot deck workshop!
@TarotMood on Insta
@MerakiMetaphysical on TikTok
78 Degrees of Wisdom by Rachel Pollack
The Ultimate Guide to Tarot by Liz Dean
Tarot Teas: BlackthornsBotanicals.com
Today I'm answering questions about what it is like to own a Pagan business, what we experience that non-Pagan businesses don't have to navigate, and how to make your Pagan business happy, healthy, prosperous and protected.
Blackthorn's Protection Magic out March 1st from Weiser Books.
Download the first two chapters free at AmyBlackthorn.com
Hex Twisting and Protection Magic
Diana Rajchel stops by the podcast to chat about reversing curses in a variety of communities, how magic feels differently in city settings and the nuance of being an invited guest. http://dianarajchel.com
Hex Twisting: Countermagick Spells for the Irritated WitchPaperback – Out December 8, 2021
Amy is now on TikTok! @BlackthornsBotanicals
Blackthorn's Protection Magic: A Witch’s Guide to Mental and Physical Self-Defense by Amy Blackthorn | Out Mar 1, 2022
Meditative Moment: Summer Sounds
Interview: Shanna Stoker
Join me in listening to the stories of art, tarot, and the connections witchcraft brings us with Shanna Stoker, descendant of Bram Stoker and creator of the Terror Tarot.
The Hexing Panel episode
I'm joined by an expert panel to talk all things Hexy.
Ivo Domínguez, Jr. www.newalexandrianlibrary.com
Byron Ballard, www.myvillagewitch.com
Diotima Mantineia, www.uraniaswell.com
Content Warning: Minute 50-108 for survivors of violence
Carmina Gadelica: Hymns and Incantations by Alexander Carmichael
Practical Techniques of Psychic Self-defence by Murry Hope
Hex Twisting: Counter-Magick Spells for the Irritated Witch by Diana Rajchel
Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life by Gary John Bishop
The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen
Blackthorn's Protection Magic: A Green Witch's Guide to Self Defense by Amy Blackthorn
Four Elements of the Wise: Working with the Magickal Powers of Earth, Air, Water, Fire by Ivo Dominguez
Touch the Earth, Kiss the Sky: Allowing the Rational Mind to Welcome Magic & Spirituality by Diotima Mantineia
Roots, Branches & Spirits: The Folkways & Witchery of Appalachia by H. Byron Ballard
Seasons of a Magical Life: A Pagan Path of Living by H. Byron Ballard
Nicholas Pearson Flower Essences from the Witch's Garden
Nicholas Pearson stops by to chat with us about his books, crystals and plant spirits.
Nicholas Pearson is a flower essence practitioner and researcher whose love for plants grew alongside his love for the mineral kingdom. Best known for his work with crystal healing and Reiki, Nicholas is also a practicing witch and occultist. An internationally acclaimed presenter, Nicholas is the author of several books, including Crystals for Karmic Healing, Crystal Basics, and the forthcoming Flower Essences from the Witch’s Garden. He lives in Orlando, Florida. Find him at https://www.theluminouspearl.com
Beltane Salon with Cyndi Brannen
Cyndi Brannen of Keeping Her Keys and I got together for Beltane and chatted about:
our favorite herbal allies
plant symbolism in magic
Aesthetics in Witchcraft
maintaining healthy boundaries
communicating with plant spirits
and our top 3 plants to include in a witch's apothecary.
Courtney Weber Interview
Courtney Weber is a Witch, author, Tarot adviser, and activist. She is the author of 'Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess,' 'Tarot for One: The Art of Reading for Yourself,' 'The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might and the forthcoming 'Hekate: Goddess of Witches.' She is a co-host of 'That Witch Life' podcast. She has been featured in Maxim, Playboy, Huffington Post, Vice, and the Thom Hartmann Show. Visit her online at www.courtneyaweber.com.
Magical Herbalism for Beginners
This is a great interview with a friend of the podcast who had some questions for me about how to get started in incorporating herbs into our magic.
Check out AmyBlackthorn.com to book a reading with Amy!
Brought to you by BlackthornsBotanicals.com
Graveyard Dirt and Necromancy
It's our one year birthday!
In this episode we have the fabulous Mortellus back with us to talk about the useful materials we can find to incorporate in our magical practice and how they demystify necromancy. Hint: most of us are practicing necromancy, without even knowing it!
Find Mortellus' book, "Do I Have To Wear Black? Rituals, Customs and Funerary Etiquette for Modern Pagans" and other handmade curios at Mortellus.com
Roots, Branches & Spirits: The Folkways & Witchery of Appalachia Release: Feb 8, 2021
The southern Appalachians are rich in folk magic and witchery. This book explores the region's customs and traditions for magical healing, luck, prosperity, and more. Author Byron Ballard―known as the village witch of Asheville, North Carolina―teaches you about the old ways and why they work, from dowsing to communicating with spirits.
H. Byron Ballard, BA, MFA (Asheville, NC) is a western NC native, teacher, folklorist, and writer. She has served as a featured speaker and teacher at several festivals and conferences, including the Sacred Space Conference, Pagan Spirit Gathering, Starwood, Hexfest and many others. She serves as senior priestess and co-founder of Mother Grove Goddess Temple and the Coalition of Earth Religions/CERES, both in Asheville, NC. She podcasts about Appalachian folkways on "Wyrd Mountain Gals." Her essays are featured in several anthologies and she writes a regular column for SageWoman Magazine. Find her online at www.myvillagewitch.com.
Witchcraft For Beginners
Widely requested topic, WFB features a DOUBLE LENGTH EPISODE with words from:
Seeking Witchcraft Podcast anchor.fm/seekingwitchcraft
Irisanya Moon www.irisanya.com
Patti Wigington www.pattiwigington.com
Misha Magdalene www.mishamagdalene.com
That Kentucky Witch, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGUcGNGB-ZQ&t=10s
Blackthorn's Botanicals https://BlackthornsBotanicals.com
Blackthorn's Botanical Brews, Available wherever fine books are sold.
Botanical Witchcraft with Cyndi Brannen
This is an hour-long salon discussion about botanical witchcraft with 'Keeping Her Keys' author Cyndi Brannen. https://keepingherkeys.com Featuring tidbits from both authors Amy Blackthorn and Cyndi Brannen discussing protection of the home, how to begin a botanical magic practice, how to start a relationship with your Spirits of Place, and more! Cyndi discusses her new book, 'Entering Hekate's Garden' and what our 'weeds' are trying to tell us.
The Fear of Witches
It's 9 days to Halloween and I'm seeing more (Non-Pagan) people mentioning their fear of Witches. I try to tease out those strands with past experience and truth.
There's an announcement about my brand new candle line as well! Find those at BlackthornsBotanicals.com
As always you can email me your thoughts at blackthorngrovepodcast at Gmail dot com.
Competition in Witchcraft
Is the competitive spirit destroying your practice? 'Comparison is the thief of joy' -Theodore Roosevelt
If you do the thing that makes your heart sing, you'll bring magic into the world.
30-page preview of Blackthorn's Botanical Brews, out Oct 5th
Brought to you by BlackthornsBotanicals.com
Blackthorn's Botanical Brews, Out Oct 5th, 2020
You can read the excerpt at TinyUrl.com/BlackthornsBotanicalBrews
There are ones for Sacred Smoke, and Blackthorn's Botanical Magic as well.
Magic, True Will and Eyrie Twilight
Interview with Thelemite, producer of Hexwork Burlesque and all around awesome human, Eyrie Twilight.
Interview with magician and author, BJ Swain.
Breath Work In Magic
Mortellus on Dying Pagan.