Ep 12: Wicca vs. Witchcraft

Ep 12: Wicca vs. Witchcraft

Such a complicated issue. Or is it? Well listen and find out!

There are conflicting sources and definitely a whole big bag of opinions… ah opinions – everyone has one. Including us!

Detta started as a Wiccan and is moving toward Irish Witchcraft ( but still loves and uses a lot her Wiccan roots). Corey has done some research on Wicca over the years as she has deepened her life as a witch. We discuss this, share what we love share what we are critical of and as always encourage you to follow your instincts and let any judgements you may trip on – kick that rock out of your way and continue on the path YOU choose.

We would love to hear from you! What do you think? Do you practice Wicca? Do you practice Witchcraft? Do you practice both?

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Wiccan Resources:


Scott Cunningham ( anything he wrote )

The Witch's Bible – Janet and Stewart Farrar

Doreen Valiente – The Charge of The Goddess

Drawing Down The Moon – Margaret Adler

78 Degrees of Wisdom: A book of Tarot – Pollock

AND yes – I (Detta) am going here people – she is controversial. Love or Hate or – like me – eh – conflicted- Silver Ravenwolf. I don't agree with all of her research or practices, but some are just fine.

Llewellen Books – the Witches Datebook, The Witches Almanac and so many more.

And most recently I started listening to

The Modern Guide to Witchcraft by Skye Alexander. I'll let you know what I think.

History of Witchcraft Books ( Salem Specific)

Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in Salem -Roach

The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege

Storm Of Witchcraft – Baker

History of Witchcraft
Malleus Maleficarum – This is a condemnation of Witchcraft but gives you context for what women went through.
The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe – Levack

The Visions of Isobel Gowdie: Magic, Witchcraft and Dark Shamanism in Seventeenth-century Scotland – Wilby

If you can get your hands on any of Máire MacNeill's work. Most is out of print. You can find some information on Jstor.org 

Throughout the rest of the season Detta will be providing some books titles over the next couple weeks that are specific to Irish Witchcraft, some history and lore for British, Scottish and Jewish – women and possibly witchcraft.


Every Week Corey and Detta send out sparks to people, things, podcasts or whatever is inspiring them!


The Millennial Medium 


Fiction Books

Possessing the Secret Of Joy By Alice Walker


The Discovery Of Witches Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
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