Betwixt and Between
By Betwixt and Between
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Not fitting in is a pretty common state of being for most Pagans and Witches, but what do you do when you're not quite dark enough for the all-Underworld-all-the-time crowd, but you're definitely not Wiccan enough for the Merry Meet crowd? When you really love coming together in real life with like-minded practitioners, but your schedule is dictated by playdates, laundry loads, and the precious moments of adult conversation or pursuit of some kind of career beyond wiping noses and bums? And when your practice of the Craft itself is at its most fulfilling and powerful when you are in the in-between places--dawn, twilight, midnight, a foggy beach, the edge of a forest, a space in the hedge? It's hard to describe, but it's exhilerating: the creative tension when and where you are about to cross over, from one world to the next, one time to the next, one role to the next. Life is constant change and flux, and in this miasma we shape ourselves and our reality. Come explore it all as we have, two modern, down-to-earth, real-life-concerns, practicing Witches, in the conversations of Betwixt and Between.
||ExplicitEpisode 33: Bullying||Happy September [cough, glances around sheepishly]! Betwixt and Between are so grateful to their special guest and Between’s mother, “Bewildered.” You will notice some audio quality discrepancies, but in a way it’s a good thing, because...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 32: Witchin' in the Kitchen||If you’ve been hungry for more Betwixt and Between, here’s an extra helping of goodies! B&B team up again with Glinda of the North to talk all about food. What starts out as a discussion of magical food prep soon boils over into a stew of the...||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 31: A New World Witchery SUPERCAST!!! (The Other Part)||If you don't listen to New World Witchery...why? But if you do, you've already heard the part of our crossover episode NWW posted. This is the other part! Betwixt and Between talk with Cory about their relationship with him as a Tradition member, and...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 30: Ritual Tools||Celebrating the fullness of summer with a look at ritual tools. What are they? What did Betwixt and Between used to use, and what are they into now? Are ritual tools just a Wiccan thing, or just a Witchcraft thing? Plenty of hilarity ensues, although...||7/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 29: Faeries!||What is a faerie? Why should you care? How should you interact with them? B&B talk all about the fey, their portrayals in myth, literature, pop culture, and modern Pagan practice. Can you work with Fey from the Old Country? Are there North...||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28: Sacred Wells and Waters||This was meant to be the March episode, but…April Fools! Fill your podcast well with this episode, in which the ladies talk all about sacred wells, springs, ponds, various and sundry other waters, and magics associated with them. History, geology,...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27: Is Witchcraft a Religion?||(Warning: we sing a lot in this episode. Proceed with caution!) After having a “conversation” with Cory of New World Witchery via the magic of podcast editing about our new favorite topic—Community!—Betwixt and Between ask the question, is...||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26: Spiritual Community||Some What's, Why's, and How's of Pagan Groups||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUpdate!||Where the Heck or Betwixt and Between?||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25: Go with the Flow (or, Nomadic Animism)||Not all Witches jive with being “planted,” so what about Witches who’s jam is to be constantly on the go, but still want to connect with natural and ancestral spirits? Betwixt and Between dive into the spirit of the wanderers and reaching back...||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24: Bloom Where You Are Planted||As Fall begins to roll in, Betwixt and Between sit down to share some listener emails and delve into more gardening, connecting, and living the Witchy life even when you don’t feel like your roots go that deep yet where you are. Check out our...||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23: Magical Books||Aaaaaaaaaaand we’re back! After a summer sort-of-hiatus, Betwixt and Between are super excited to be back at it, and in an episode chock full of cicadas, birdsong, air traffic, and diversions, it’s time to discuss Magical Books. Explore the...||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Spontaneity (And Old Friends)||Betwixt gathers her sister friends, "Glinda of the North" and "Bryson," as well as Jacob, onto the roof of the seaside cottage her family rented this summer to talk old times and the role of spontaneity in Witchcraft. Sometimes you need to plan,...||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Quick Update!||Listen up to find out what the heck happened to us releasing episodes once per month and for a peek into what's to come!||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21: Faith and Doubt||How certain do you have to be about your spiritual worldview, and is doubt something that only visits the spiritually inclinced? Betwixt and Between talk with Jacob Haller, our talented editor and longtime friend of Betwixt, who also happens to be an...||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: Witchcraft and Activism||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...||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19: House Spirits!||Happy very very very very VERY late Winter Holidays! After a little discussion of their preparation for (ahem) Solstice and Christmas, Betwixt and Between get down to business talking about house spirits. Discussing both their own personal house...||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Magical Crafts||After resolving some technical issues, Betwixt and Between are back, and all about the magic of crafts. From incorporating handcrafts into rituals and spells to the magic inherent in crafts for their own sake, this is a cozy chat about it all (and no...||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: We're BAAAAAAAAAA-ack!||It's been a LOOOOOOOOONG break, but Betwixt and Between are back with updates and answering (sort of? You'll see!) all of your wonderful questions. New episodes soon, and the long-awaited drawing!||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: Witches' Rest||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...||1/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: Ancestors||Spinning off from the last episode, Betwixt and Between discuss the role of ancestors in their Witchcraft. -What is an ancestor? -Are we "all related?" -Must we only relate to ancestors in a construct of linear time? -What about...||11/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: The Afterlife||As part of the annual Samhain observance, Betwixt and Between talk about various ideas about the afterlife from a range of cultures, discuss how to reconcile ghosts, work with ancestors, and other spirit activity with beliefs about reincarnation and...||10/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: Eclecticism||Examining the practical application of the various spiritual influences that affect us all, Betwixt and Between discuss the ins and outs of an eclectic practice, including spiritual speed dating, finding your spiritual posse, and the perils of dream...||10/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Mental Health and Spiritual Gifts||In this episode, Betwixt and Between discuss mental illness, mental health, whether Witches and Pagans are "crazy," and, perhaps most vehemently of all, when and how we should reach out to people we think might need help. Drawing on their backgrounds...||8/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Teachers||Back after a LOOOOOOOOONG break, we catch up on what we've been up to, then discuss the teaching of Witchcraft. What is a Witch teacher? What purpose does having one serve? And what are the pitfalls of being one? It's good to be...||7/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Spellworkin'||What is a spell? When should you do one? What are the consequences? What are the mechanics? Betwixt and Between chat about their spell experiences, philosophies, and even foibles. Check out betwixtandbetweennotes.wordpress.com for...||9/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Gardening, Ungardening, and Wilding||Betwixt and Between take time this episode to describe their gardens and how creating and tending them contributes to their individual spiritual practices. The discussion touches not only on the tended spaces, but on the untended spaces as well, and...||8/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Cultural Appropriation||Betwixt and Between talk with Mihika, a dear friend, scholar, practicing Hindu, and blogger behind OneHindu.net. This discussion asks what is cultural appropriation, why can it be problematic, and then turns to how to share another's culture in a...||7/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Initiation||What is initiation? Who does it? How do you do it? Why should you do it? Is it necessary? Betwixt and Between discuss the purposes and elements of initiation in this episode, as well as sharing some personal updates and fielding more animal hilarity.||6/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Spring Update and a Personal Wheel||* Disclaimer: No drugs or alcohol were consumed prior to or during the recording of this episode, by humans or animals. It was just one of those nights. After a brief review of what they've each been up to recently and how they celebrated the...||5/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Balancing the Liminal and the Now||Betwixt and Between are joined by "Glinda, the Witch of the North," in this discussion about returning to mudane reality after experiences of altered consciousness. If you have ever had trouble grounding after trancework, hedgecrossing, or even have...||5/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Beyond 101||How do you get beyond the beginners' books and deeper into your Craft?||4/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode Three: Witchcraft and the Daily Grind||Devotions and More||3/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode Two: Making the Holidays Your Own||Post holiday season (i.e. Samhian - Yule) Betwixt and Between recount their experiences of making the winter Sabbats personal and relevent to their own familes and small children (with a sidebar about Passover...). They also discuss involving...||3/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode One: Introductions||Show notes: In this first episode, Betwixt and Between introduce themselves and compare their histories as Witches leading up to the present day. Show Host Bios: Betwixt is a mother, wife, grad student, and witch living a stone's throw from Between...||3/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Like a fun casual chat.
I enjoy this podcast very much. The hostesses are genuine and it feels like a casual chat in the living room, sitting on the couch sipping the beverage of your choice. A truly fun and informative podcast.
Best Thing Since Flying Ointment ;-)
Love you ladies and had a fantastic time visiting with you! Can't wait for episode number 6… and 7… and 8… and….
Inspiring and Frank Discussion
I have only recently discovered this podcast and I've absolutely been won over by it in only a few episodes. The hosts have an earnestness and openness that makes their discussions completely accessible. Their conversations are intelligent and heartfelt, and the practices they discuss are not only interesting, but inspiring, offering a sort of 'educated witch's Pinterest' of ideas for expanding and exploring domestic witchcraft.
In short, I cannot recommend this show enough, and will be eagerly tuning into all future episodes. Great work, Betwixt & Between!