Episode 16: Witches’ Rest

Published February 1, 2016 by The Forest's Edge

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20160201_104006[1]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!


The Winter Solstice spiral.

Between will publish a solo update when baby is born, and as soon as things settle down, we will record again! Our next episode will be responding to all the amazing questions you sent, plus the results of the infamous drawing!!! Stay well!


5 comments on “Episode 16: Witches’ Rest

  • Greeting Ladies,
    I came across your show from a post on FB by Atticus Hob of The Orphan’s Almanac. I am very much enjoying playing catch up on the back episodes. My wife (super busy mom of 2 and yoga teacher) is looking forward to catching up as well…lol when she gets a moment! You mention Peter Paddon on occasion, have you heard any of the old Crooked Path Podcast of his? They are a good complement to his written works.
    Keep up the great work!

    from CA

  • I remember camping with a friend at a festival and we had brought all the blankets and all the cushions. After a night that was apparently very cold night we woke up in complete warmth and coziness. So many festival goers said they couldn’t shake the feeling of cold or tiredness but we realized we had ‘the power of cozy’ on our sides. It’s like wearing gumboots on a rainy day. This all feels like a kind of rest somehow. Like the beverages. I enjoy the idea of incorporating rest into everyday-not reserving it only for weekends or holidays. Thanks for the podcast! It’s given me lots to ponder. Also, listening to your podcast during my drive to work is a wonderful form of rest!

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