Fae, Faeries & Wicca with Morgan Daimler - The Salem Witch Podcast Episode 02

Fae, Faeries & Wicca with Morgan Daimler

The creatures of folklore and myth absolutely captivate me. But it wasn’t until I got into exploring the world of the esoteric that I came upon perhaps the most startling realization about such beings: some of them are actually real. The term “fairy” appears in European folklore as a sort of catch-all term to describe a range of types of spirits. Some other familiar creatures from folklore that have, at times, been lumped in with fairies include goblins and gnomes. But generally these spirits are small in stature, humanoid, and wield magical powers such as enchantment and protection.

My guest today is Morgan Daimler. Morgan has been thinking about fairies and their place in folklore, myth, and spirituality for a long time. She teaches classes and writes about Irish myth, magical practices, fairies, and much more. Her work includes Gods and Goddesses of Ireland, Fairycraft, Irish Paganism, and many more.

I asked Morgan to come on the show because I was fascinated to learn how she views fairies as both mythological figures and ones incorporated in her own spiritual practice as a Wiccan. The conversation was absolutely enchanting and I very much hope you agree.

 

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The creatures of folklore and myth absolutely captivate me. But it wasn’t until I got into exploring the world of the esoteric that I came upon perhaps the most startling realization about such beings: some of them are actually real. The term “fairy” appears in European folklore as a sort of catch-all term to describe a range of types of spirits. Some other familiar creatures from folklore that have, at times, been lumped in with fairies include goblins and gnomes. But generally these spirits are small in stature, humanoid, and wield magical powers such as enchantment and protection. My guest today is Morgan Daimler. Morgan has been thinking about fairies and their place in folklore, myth, and spirituality for a long time. She teaches classes and writes about Irish myth, magical practices, fairies, and much more. Her work includes Gods and Goddesses of Ireland, Fairycraft, Irish Paganism, and many more. I asked Morgan to come on the show because I was fascinated to learn how she views fairies as both mythological figures and ones incorporated in her own spiritual practice as a Wiccan. The conversation was absolutely enchanting and I very much hope you agree. Check out Morgan's work: Fairies: A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk - https://amzn.to/2UZR29q Fairycraft: Following The Path Of Fairy Witchcraft - https://amzn.to/3dlxgLD Pagan Portals: Gods and Goddesses of Ireland: A Guide to Irish Deities - https://amzn.to/2YVfcms Pagan Portals: The Morrigan: Meeting the Great Queens - https://amzn.to/2YgPsSw A New Dictionary of Fairies: A 21st Century Exploration of Celtic and Related Western European Fairies - https://amzn.to/3fJAMkT Pagan Portals: Irish Paganism: Reconstructing Irish Polytheism - https://amzn.to/3ecVFV4 Find way more about all things Salem at https://tosalem.com/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tosalem?fan_landing=true Facebook: facebook.com/tosalemsite Instagram: instagram.com/tosalemsite Twitter: twitter.com/tosalemsite


The State of Horror with Author J.W. Ocker - The Salem Witch Podcast Episode 01

The first episode of the Salem Witch features an interview with J.W. Ocker, who is an emergent voice in travel nonfiction and horror fiction. Our conversation covers the state of horror cinema and fiction, how JW got into travel writing, and the place that brought us together: Salem Massachusetts.

 

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The first episode of the Salem Witch features an interview with JW Ocker, who is an emergent voice in travel nonfiction and horror fiction. Our conversation covers the state of horror cinema and fiction, how JW got into travel writing, and the place that brought us together: Salem Massachusetts. Skip to beginning of interview: 00:03:25 Check out JW Ocker's work below: Cursed Objects: Strange but True Stories of the World's Most Infamous Items: https://amzn.to/2AQmP5w A Season with the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts: https://amzn.to/37dOr0s Twelve Nights at Rotter House: https://amzn.to/2YhY3Dk The New England Grimpendium: https://amzn.to/30qhvAh Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe: https://amzn.to/2AYDyTZ The New York Grimpendium: A Guide to Macabre and Ghastly Sites in New York State: https://amzn.to/2Utk2WD Find way more about all things Salem at https://tosalem.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/tosalemsite Instagram: instagram.com/tosalemsite Twitter: twitter.com/tosalemsite

Check Out JW Ocker’s Work:

Odd Things I’ve Seen (OTIS): JW’s travel blog wherein you can find tons of articles, a podcast, videos, and info on all of JW Ocker’s publications.