Episode 20: Witchcraft and Activism

Published March 23, 2017 by The Forest's Edge

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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.

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If you have not seen or read this, please treat yourself to Terry Pratchett’s Wryd Sisters!

https://youtu.be/kIGv0tLPRUM

Less fun, here’s some info on the infamous Matthew Hopkins.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/legacies/myths_legends/england/essex/article_1.shtml

“That time when Witches did some stuff against Hitler.” AKA, Operation Cone of Power, 1940.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/86145/operation-cone-power-when-british-witches-attacked-adolf-hitler

Night Witches, who are just badass.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/07/night-witches-the-female-fighter-pilots-of-world-war-ii/277779/

You can visit Starhawk’s website to learn more about her books and to find an article about Paganism and political activism.

http://starhawk.org/

Head to Z. Budapest’s website to literally watch a cartoon of a Witch casting a spell on Donald Trump. So that’s where she stands on things!

https://www.zbudapest.com/

Selena Fox is focused more on Pagan ministry than overt activism, but you can learn more about her and Circle Sanctuary at her website.

http://www.selenafox.com/

And, of course, we can’t forget Susan Weed!

http://www.susunweed.com/

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