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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.

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.

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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.

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English


Episodes

Episode 49: Feeling the Spirit...ualism

3/21/2020
(Warning: we recorded this episode in February, before quarantines and primary elections. So it's a little dated. Plus, it's full of puns. So gird your loins.) We couldn't pass up an opportunity to record with one of our favorite Witches, Glinda of the North, while she was in town to celebrate some important natal days. And with her recent experience visiting Lilydale, the modern home of the Spiritualism movement, and the research she's been conducting into that movement, we couldn't pass...

Duration:01:10:18

Episode 48: Hedging Your Bets, Part II

2/26/2020
Betwixt and Between continue their conversation about Hedges, physical and metaphysical. What are hedges for--to keep things out...or in? And what is our relationship to hedges in America? Why should this very European tradition have saliency for American Witches? Enjoy this further conversation about one of our favorite things!

Duration:00:50:39

Hedging Your Bets, Part 1

1/31/2020
Happy 2020! Betwixt and Between kick off the year (sportsball pun not intended) with a two-part talk about hedges. What are they? Do we have them in our lives? How do we use them in the mundane and spiritual world? We can obviously talk about this forever. Hence, two episodes. Enjoy!

Duration:00:53:08

Episode 46: Mama Magic

11/30/2019
In response to a listener request, Betwixt and Between talk pregnancy, childbirth, and newborns--real-life experiences and magical practices. Complete with interruptions from extant children! A happy December and Season of Light to all. https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/genst.2018.16.issue-1/genst-2018-0005/genst-2018-0005.pdf https://hipporeads.com/fantasy-and-folklore-in-childbirth-narratives/

Duration:01:07:20

Episode 45: Rest Revisited

10/31/2019
Happy Halloween, Blessed Samhain, and thank you for listening! Betwixt and Between revisit the concept of Witches Rest, talk about the current status of their Tradition, and generally find it hard to focus in the presence of the Witchlettes "being quiet." Enjoy!

Duration:01:02:04

Episode 44: Lifestyles of the Rich and Sagacious

10/2/2019
A real (ish) time recording! Betwixt and Between talk about Fall in their local environments and then share updates about their current lives and practices. Lots of changes have come down the proverbial pike! Here are some links you may find useful while listening to this...

Duration:01:25:26

Episode 43: You Say You Want a Revolution - Finding Inspiration in the Stone Age

9/1/2019
We are happy to report that Jacob is officially on the mend, and his first order of business (bless him) was to get us this episode! Just a day late, but hopefully not a dollar short, with this August episode! Betwixt and Between, building on their chat with Kit and previous talk about ancestors, delve in this episode into what inspires them about the Stone Age (specifically the Meso and Neolithic periods). Brace yourselves for an abundant and childish use of "Homo" (sapiens, erectus,...

Duration:01:05:34

Episode 42 - Betwixt and Between Love YA Like Crazy

7/30/2019
What are your favorite books from young adulthood? And which of them included Witches? Join our conversation with Jacob Haller, our Intrepid Editor, that crosses over with his wonderful podcast, Love YA Like Crazy. We examine what YA is, our favorite examples of Witches in the books we loved (and still love), and (unfortunately) beard nipples. Sigh.

Duration:01:21:08

Episode 41: Betwixt and Between get to Tend Seeds

6/19/2019
Hello All Listeners! This episode, Betwixt and Between chat with and fangirl over Sara Schuster of the Tending Seeds podcast. Sara is an herbalist, homesteader, soapmaker, podcaster, and Plant Witch (among so many other things!). We hope you enjoy this talk as much as we did, and please go check her out on Instagram and give her wonderful show a listen! https://www.instagram.com/foxandelder/ http://tendingseeds.libsyn.com/

Duration:01:05:02

Episode 40: "The Mothers of my Line"--an Interview with "Kit"

5/27/2019
Buckle up, Witches! We're going WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY back into the past to talk about the myth of, and evidence for, matrifocal culture and a "Goddess Worshipping Society." We just can't get enough of the Goddess talk! Instead of examining contemporary Triple Goddess praxis and belief, this time Betwixt and Between talk to their friend "Kit," a Witch who merges historical and archeological study with her magical path, about why the Goddess construct IS a positive thing, and where it actually...

Duration:01:16:59

Episode 39: Besom, Stang, and Sword

4/27/2019
Down at the Cross-Over, as it were, Betwixt and Between enjoy a fantastic conversation with Chris and Tara in this episode. Listen to hear all about their book, their Tradition, and just general merriment and comraderies. You can find out more about Chris and Tara at www.infinite-beyond.com

Duration:01:17:16

Episode 38: Between's Travel Diaries

3/21/2019
Back from her world travels, Between tells all about her trip to Thailand, with specific focus on the spirituality she encountered there. Make sure to check out the podcast website for lots of pictures!

Duration:01:19:26

Episode 37: The Triple Goddess

2/24/2019
Maybe the Triple Goddess is a theological concept that really works for you...and maybe it isn't. Betwixt and Between explore the pros and cons of the Triple Goddess, examining experiences from their own lives, discussing the origins of the concept, and, of course, delving into hilarity. This episode does include discussions of fertility struggles and pregnancy loss. It also includes a comparison of the hymen to both a balloon arch and swiss cheese, so...

Duration:01:02:10

Episode 36: The Power of Narrative

1/18/2019
After looking back at the end of 2018, Between gets angry...but hopefully you'll still like her when she's angry. The discussion centers around Alex Mar's Witches of America, a book Between found...somewhat problematic. Consider the importance and power of how your story is told, and who should tell it (spoiler alert: it's you!). Here's looking forward to an exciting 2019!

Duration:01:19:00

Episode 35: The Witchlettes

12/3/2018
Recorded over Thanksgiving weekend, Betwixt and Between gathered with Glinda and her wife, Bryson, and their collective 5 Witchlettes ranging in age from 2-8. What's it like for them, being raised by Witches? Are they Witches? How do they know? Find out in this short--but adorable--special episode!

Duration:00:28:31

Episode 34: Inherited Darkness--Working with Ancestral Trauma

11/3/2018
*There is a section of this episode with some troublesome audio, but we promise it's still worth a listen, and only a small portion of the discussion is affected. B&B are super excited in this episode to interview "Niena," a Witch from Between's side of the sister Witch family, hailing all the way from the great state of Nevada (that's Ne-VA-dah, not Ne-VAAHH-dah). With this importance of working with ancestors in our practice and the practice of so many Witches today, what do you do if...

Duration:01:21:16

Episode 33: Bullying

10/9/2018
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 otherwise it would be very difficult to tell Between and Bewildered apart! (We suspect that Bewilderd’s mic got turned off.) This episode’s topic is Bullying—what is it, who does it, what can you do about it if it happens to you? Special thanks to listener...

Duration:00:59:55

Episode 32: Witchin' in the Kitchen

9/6/2018
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 links between spirituality and food, healthy and disordered eating, food and our relationship with the land, food and our relationship with our ancestors…it’s a smorgasbord of topics and thoughts, all served with a side of cackling laughter. Bon appetit!

Duration:01:30:15

Episode 31: A New World Witchery SUPERCAST!!! (The Other Part)

8/15/2018
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 more about their personal practices of Witchcraft.

Duration:00:38:26

Episode 30: Ritual Tools

7/7/2018
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 in retrospect we can't tell you exactly why...

Duration:01:08:28