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Episode 57: Superstitions Around the World

Episode 57: Superstitions Around the World

Episode 57: Superstitions Around the World

 
 
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We have a Friday the 13th approaching, so let’s talk about some different superstitions around the world!   

I make every attempt to be inclusive and accessible to everyone. If you would prefer to download a PDF copy of this transcript, click here.

MENTIONED:
o Friday, the 13th by Thomas Lawson (free on Kindle): https://amzn.to/3cFjoNm
o LauraWhitePoplar: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpLS2ZXjTDOuhymb0qoOAkA
o Cat Sidhe image courtesy of: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_s%C3%ACth
o “Dramatic Organ” beginning sound by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org  

SOURCES
o https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_s%C3%ACth
o https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_cat
o https://web.archive.org/web/20111030004010/http://www.petside.com/article/black-cat-myths
o https://www.history.com/news/why-do-people-knock-on-wood-for-luck
o https://creativecultureint.com/touch-iron-to-avoid-tempting-fate-in-italy/
o https://people.howstuffworks.com/why-is-walking-under-ladder-unlucky.htm
o https://www.livescience.com/33507-origins-of-superstitions.html
o http://wendygyoung.com/feng-shui-purse-floor-money-door/
o https://www.fengshuiweb.co.uk/fengshuipurse
o http://www.icysedgwick.com/willow-folklore/  

CURRENTLY READING:
o Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler
o Get it on Paperback: https://amzn.to/34wM1XT
o Get it on Audible: https://amzn.to/2S2NH8V  

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February Check-In || Depth Year 2020 Update

February Check-In || Depth Year 2020 Update

I can’t believe it’s already March…

This is a super long, but super rambly, depth year 2020 update. You can either read about it, download the transcript, or watch the video!




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Body Issues

I don’t really have a big update on the spiritual side of things besides the fact that I am incorporating more meditation. I’m getting better at that, I swear. I was doing yoga, really just intuitive yoga. I wasn’t following any sort of videos or yoga flows. However, I am having some body issues and – I guess I can talk about that. So, for the last several years, I have had an issue with my upper back. Now, in I think 2016, I was in a car accident. I was rear-ended and went to the ER and they didn’t do any diagnostics. Nothing. They say, oh you’re fine like, you were just rear-ended. No big deal, right? Okay, whatever. Well, fast forward to 2018 and it was just getting unbearable. And I went to the doctor. They took x-rays and all of my x-rays came back normal. No broken bones, nothing of the sort.

So, after going to physical therapy in Nevada it got progressively better. But it was always there. Fast forward several years later and it just is getting to be too much. I went and spoke with my current doctor in December 2019 and she sent me back to physical therapy – which I figured would happen. The physical therapist at my evaluation told me I would benefit from more physical therapy, even though I have been doing the stretches and exercise from my first round of physical therapy in 2018. However…my insurance decided to deny me physical therapy visits. I waited for a few months and saw my doctor again in February and told her that something has to give. I’m 28 years old and this is not okay. So, she sent me to see a chiropractor which, surprisingly, insurance covers the evaluation.

I saw the chiropractor for my evaluation and he got all of my history, etc. And then, he took x-rays. So, the x-rays that he took…he took at least I want to say 10 to 15 x-ray images. He took an x-ray of my neck, and as soon as he took the x-ray he said, oh I found a problem. And I’m like, what’s wrong with my neck? I looked at the x-ray myself, and my neck curvature is backward. And so, he told me your neck curves the wrong way. And I’m like, what do you mean my neck curves the wrong way? Are you sure? So, I said, let me see the x-ray!

And so, it makes sense that I would be having all of these upper back issues because, with my neck curving the opposite direction, that essentially is pulling and irritating and inflaming all of the muscles that are connected in that area of my body. And I don’t know how it can be fixed with chiropractic care. There is something that they do there, I don’t know. I haven’t gone back for another visit because I have to wait for insurance to approve my visits. So, I don’t know what I’m going to do if insurance denies me because this sucks.

Relearning Old Hobbies

So, in other news…I am relearning how to play the flute! I played the flute when I was in jr. high so I was like, 11, 12, 13 years old. I did not play the flute in high school because I didn’t want to be part of marching band. And then I played the flute again in college. So, I have not played the flute in about 10 years. But it’s always been something that I love to do, so I got a flute. And basically, my whole idea of spending less money in my depth year went out the window. Because the flute…I mean, I’m not going to lie. The flute was cheap. It’s a used version and it was donated to the instrument repair shop and the nice man there basically said, you know, this was donated to us so if you want it, you can pay for the adjustment and the repadding and you can have it. It’s yours. So, I only paid like $160 for it, which is still a lot of money than what I normally spend. But I love it so much. I love it so much! Now, if only my back would cooperate so that I could actually play it for long periods of time like I want to.

Moving?

And in other news, we are moving. Now, this is a really big thing for us because, if you’re not in the United States, you won’t know this. But we are moving from one side of the country to the other. We are currently in Oregon and we are moving to Florida in June. We are moving. It is final. We have put the deposit down for the movers and we’re leaving. There’s a couple of reasons. A lot of them have to do with the fact that, while snow is beautiful to look at, we all hate it. It’s a bitch to drive in. We just don’t like it. We don’t enjoy it, and the cold weather is not good for my mom. So, we have family in Florida – my sister lives in Florida, and we’re moving in June. Across the country! So, we’re all pretty stressed out and anxious about that. And it’s not just me, my boyfriend, and my daughter. It is all of us. All five of us, my parents included. We are moving to Florida. Thousands of miles away from where we currently are. It’s going to take us like…four days to drive there.

MENTIONED:

o Rebekah AKA Soulvaluntaria: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFp4K50SFzz7e_DQxbMS5tg
o Depth Year 2020? https://youtu.be/neo523my7K0

Episode 56: Covens, Circles, and Solitaries

Episode 56: Covens, Circles, and Solitaries

 
 
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A common question posed amongst new witches and Wiccans involves the need to join a coven. That – like almost everything else – is going to be a mostly personal decision.  

Are you in a coven or a circle?   

I make every attempt to be inclusive and accessible to everyone. If you would prefer to download a PDF copy of this transcript, click here: http://www.roundthecauldron.com/download/round-the-cauldron-ep-56-transcript/  

MENTIONED:
o Margaret Murray Coven Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Murray
o The Inner Mysteries: https://amzn.to/2T8PZn4
o Correspondences – Tradition or Emotion?: http://www.roundthecauldron.com/color-correspondences-tradition-or-emotion/
o Spoon Theory: https://cdn.totalcomputersusa.com/butyoudontlooksick.com/uploads/2010/02/BYDLS-TheSpoonTheory.pdf
o Flatline2Beatline Podcast: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Religion–Spirituality-Podcasts/Flatline-2-Beatline-p1250191/

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Episode 55: Permission and Spellcasting

Episode 55: Permission and Spellcasting

Episode 55: Permission and Spellcasting

 
 
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Another grey area episode! Today, we’re going to talk about the idea of getting permission before casting spells on or for other people. This is just a basic overview of my thoughts on the matter as well as examples of situations where I find it appropriate to ask permission – or not! 

What do you think about this topic? Do you approach it with the Wiccan Rede in mind? Is your witchcraft secular? Let me know! Use the hashtag #rtcpodcast wherever you are on social media and let me know!

I make every attempt to be inclusive and accessible to everyone. If you would prefer to download a PDF copy of this transcript, click here: http://www.roundthecauldron.com/download/round-the-cauldron-ep-55-transcript/

REMEMBER: Kindness and healthy discussion is tolerated. Bullshit, bullying, and gatekeeping ARE NOT. I will block anyone who feels that they can’t have a healthy, civil discussion.  

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Episode 54: Veganism, Witchcraft, and Ethical Choices – It’s not what you think!

Episode 54: Veganism, Witchcraft, and Ethical Choices – It’s not what you think!

There are many differing opinions on this subject. The way you view the world, including your religion or spiritual practice, can definitely color how you behave and the lifestyle you live. But does that mean you have to be vegan to live a spiritually-led life?

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