Round the Cauldron

Round the Cauldron

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Megan Black explores different concepts, situations, and educational material that pertains to living everyday life as a modern witch. With a background in Wicca - because many witches start out that way - she is now branched out into Irish Paganism and witchcraft. Join her in the conversation regarding witchcraft education, how-tos, and ethical dilemmas! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/round-the-cauldron/support


55: Permission and Spellcasting
Feb 24 • 23 min
Another grey area episode! Today, we’re going to talk about the idea of getting permission before casting spells on or for other people. This is just a basic overview of my thoughts on the matter as well as examples of situations where I find it…
54: Veganism, Witchcraft, and Ethical Choices - It’s not what you think!
Feb 17 • 34 min
There are many differing opinions on this subject. The way you view the world, including your religion or spiritual practice, can definitely color how you behave and the lifestyle you live. But does that mean you have to be vegan to live a spiritually-led…
53: Safety in the Craft
Feb 10 • 31 min
I feel like we don’t hear enough about safety within witchcraft, so I’m here to talk about it. This is not just about physical safety, either. Come explore the physical, mental, and spiritual safety concepts that I feel are important in practicing…
52: Moving Past Wicca 101
Feb 3 • 31 min
Moving past 101 content can be a huge task if you don’t know what to do, where to go, and what to study. So, why should you move past 101 content and how do you do it? I use Wicca as a basis for this episode, but this applies to all paths, traditions, and…
51: Imbolg and the Power of Springtime
Jan 27 • 30 min
Imbolc Video Imbolg (or Imbolc) is a time of celebration for the coming of Spring. Imbolg is one of the original Celtic Fire Festivals and holds a special place in the hearts of many. With the sacred fires, planting of seeds, and honoring of Brigid,…
Ep. 50 Environmentalism and Green Living || What can YOU do?
Jan 20 • 48 min
This week’s topic is one that was requested through Instagram. I want to talk about environmentalism, the green-living movement, and how we can help those suffering in Australia. To get a transcript of this episode, click here:…
49: What is Shadow Work? || Psychology or Spirituality? And why YOU should be doing it!
Jan 13 • 50 min
Part of my depth year goals is to do some shadow work and work on myself. Come along with me and let’s discuss what shadow work is, how you do it, and the benefits. o Want a transcript of this episode? Find it here:…
48: Why I DISAGREE with the concept of MAIDEN, MOTHER, and CRONE
Jan 6 • 27 min
The concept of Maiden, Mother, and Crone makes me uncomfortable - and here’s why. I know this might be an unpopular opinion, but I felt like I needed to give my perspective on this concept because I know I’m not alone. FULL DISCLOSURE - This is my own…
47: Witchy New Year
Dec 30, 2019 • 13 min
Ring in the new year like the true witch you are! Say goodbye to 2019 and step into 2020 in true magickal fashion! Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and take part in the LIVE recording of the podcast every Wednesday at 11am PST! MENTIONED: o…
46: Pagan Origins of Christmas Traditions
Dec 23, 2019 • 28 min
With the holiday approaching, I thought it would be fitting to write a little something about the traditions of Christmas and their roots in paganism. Now, before I continue, I just want to say that this is not a stab at Christmas and Christianity. It is…
45: Depth Year 2020?
Dec 16, 2019 • 33 min
A depth year is a year where the goal is to go deeper, not wider. Take the time to see the value in the things you already own and try not to buy anything new unless necessary. Get out of the consumer mindset! See the value in what you have! Be more…
44: Witchcraft Goal Setting for 2020
Dec 9, 2019 • 28 min
Join me in setting goals for 2020! Let’s discuss how to set realistic goals, and how to make sure you include your religious practice in your goals as well. Listen in as I go over my goals from last year and set new goals for 2020! BakkenMomma New Years…
43: Cultural Appropriation and New Age Spirituality
Dec 2, 2019 • 30 min
With Thanksgiving approaching here in the United States, I thought it was finally time to talk about Cultural Appropriation. This episode is source heavy, history heavy, and might be triggering to some viewers/listeners. SOURCES AND IMPORTANT LINKS…
42: Get to Know the Witch || Cosmic Questions
Nov 25, 2019 • 46 min
I wanted to take it easy this week, so here we go! I answer 15 cosmic questions about myself and have fun while doing it. Get to know the witch behind the screen! Little Cosmic Crow Intro to Astrology Doctor Mike Friends Fascinated Podcast 🌼🌱The…
41: Purity Culture and Paganism
Nov 18, 2019 • 34 min
Today, we’re going to be talking about how different faiths view women and sex. There will be mention of sex, but it is purely educational and not graphic. Important Links! https://www.ancient.eu/timeline/celt/…
40: Relationships as a Pagan
Nov 11, 2019 • 25 min
This episode was brought on by an article I wrote for a client about dating a non-Pagan. If you take only one thing away from this episode, it’s that communication is a must! Watch the recording live every week. Subscribe to my YouTube channel!…
39: Spellcrafting
Nov 4, 2019 • 24 min
Working magick and writing your own spells is one of the best ways to make your spell as personal as possible. When you craft your spells, there are several things you want to keep in mind. Who, what, when, where, why, and how? This is my personal method…
38: Top Tips for New Pagans
Oct 21, 2019 • 30 min
It doesn’t matter if you are brand new to Paganism or if you’re revisiting it, these 10 tips are essential for the learning process and spiritual growth that is bound to happen. Sign up for my newsletter and get 10% off your first order. No minimum, no…
37: Samhain
Oct 14, 2019 • 12 min
Celebrated on October 31 (or April 30), Samhain is an ancient Celtic festival revolving around the sun and impending darkness of the coming winter. Watch this episode on YouTube! https://youtu.be/b7aOWc6jZgM Also, please don’t feel like you have to…
36: Gods Aren’t Socks
Oct 7, 2019 • 22 min
You don’t get to pick your Gods like you pick socks because Gods aren’t socks. From my perspective, the Gods are their own entities with their own wants, needs, and emotions. It isn’t like picking the socks you want to wear for the day, and here’s why.…
35: Communication is Key
Sep 30, 2019 • 28 min
Are you a good communicator? Communication is key for building relationships in daily life, but it is also essential for good spiritual and religious practice. Links The 4 Primary Principles of Communication Simple Keys to Effective Communication Are Good…
34: Say No to Plastic Witchcraft || Reaction to Freyia the Arctic Witch
Sep 23, 2019 • 31 min
I’ve never done an episode like this before, but it is something I want to explore more. Recently, there’s a hashtag going around the Pagan community that’s causing some disruption. It’s #SayNoToPlasticWitchcraft. So, let’s talk about it. Freyia Norling:…
33: Learn New Things
Sep 16, 2019 • 26 min
It can be hard to learn new things as an adult - or as someone who is no longer in a “typical” school or education setting - and sometimes we don’t know where to start. But let me tell you, it’s never too late to start learning something new!…
32: The Autumn Equinox
Sep 9, 2019 • 25 min
Mabon//Autumn Equinox is the second of the three Celtic harvest festivals. It is also the second equinox, meaning that the dates will vary by year depending on the alignment of the Earth and its rotation. At this time of the year, the days and nights are…
31: Revisiting Theisms and My Personal Story
Sep 2, 2019 • 31 min
I have grown in my spirituality, and some things have shifted for me. Tune in to listen while we revisit the ideas behind the different “-theisms”, their definitions, and how I’ve grown to know them. ~ Atheism - a lack of belief or a strong disbelief in…
30: Green Living and Zero Waste – Save the Planet!
Aug 26, 2019 • 37 min
Did you know that by the year 2050, it is estimated that trash in the ocean will outweigh fish pound for pound? What can we do to help our environment and live more sustainably? Sources ~ World Economic Forum: Submarine diver found trash in the Mariana…
29: Pagan Perspective – Why Choice is Important
Aug 19, 2019 • 20 min
NOTE:: I’m sorry for the background noise and noisy interruptions (wind, plane, etc.). It was nice when we first started recording and I didn’t realize how loud the sounds would be. I tried to make them as quiet as possible, but alas, it didn’t help too…
28: Be a Good Person, Dammit!
Aug 12, 2019 • 28 min
The world seems like it’s going to sh*t. There is so much wrong happening in the United States right now, and our leaders are pointing fingers. They’re looking for scapegoats instead of trying to solve the problem. How do I view this as a Pagan? How do my…
27: When Being Yourself Isn’t Safe
Aug 5, 2019 • 24 min
We all know that there are marginalized groups out there, and being discriminated against because of your religion is no different. Sometimes you have to find ways to hide in plain sight. Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon YouTube (this is new!) Website…
26: Book of Shadows
Jul 29, 2019 • 29 min
What is a Book of Shadows? How do you write one? And what should you include in it? Join me here for this episode as I discuss bits and pieces of Gerald Garnder’s BoS and how you can create one for yourself! Gerald Gardner’s Book of Shadows Color…
25: Spiritual Baggage
Jul 22, 2019 • 31 min
If you convert to Wicca, or any other polytheistic belief system, from Christianity or another monotheistic belief system, there’s bound to be some baggage that gets leftover. Join me in this episode for an explanation of that baggage, why it sticks…
24: Candle Magick 101
Jul 16, 2019 • 30 min
Candle magick can be one of those forms of magick that is often overlooked. It can be simple or complicated, colorful or not. In this episode, I discuss some basic, introductory topics regarding casting spells with candles. What is candle magick? Do…
23: Accountability
Jul 8, 2019 • 30 min
Do you take accountability for your actions and inaction? Join me for this episode where I give a little story about how this idea came to life and why taking accountability and having responsibility is good for your faith and spiritual growth. Facebook…
22: Death and Wicca
Jun 24, 2019 • 24 min
Pardon my rambly-ness in this episode. I even got the episode number and previous episode wrong. Its been a hell of a week, and that’s what prompted this episode. - Science might even begin to explain consciousness in a “spiritual” aspect with the idea of…
21: Toxic Positivity
Jun 17, 2019 • 39 min
What is this “self-care” technique that everyone is talking about? And how does it impact your emotional, and spiritual, well-being? Shine Text: 4 Ways to Avoid Toxic Positivity Positively Present: Toxic Positivity The Health Sessions: Toxic Positivity…
20: Sympathetic Magick
Jun 10, 2019 • 32 min
Explore the simplicity of sympathetic magick with me in this week’s episode. Learn where the term was coined, the two different “laws”, and how you use it regularly in your Wiccan practice! Sources Webster Dictionary:…
19: Religion and Politics
May 27, 2019 • 35 min
Content Warning: Brief mentions of sexual assault, politics, rape, abortion, suicide, etc. No details are mentioned. Mild language is used. Why is it important for you to be involved in the politics in your country? As pagans, Wiccans, and general human…
18: How to be a Real Witch
May 20, 2019 • 35 min
Rambly-ramble episode because I’ve been busy and tired. So, listen to me chat about my garden, our property, and how to be a real witch according to google. Get my live reactions from the crap (and not-so-crap) that you can find on Google about witchcraft…
17: The Importance of Critical Thinking
May 13, 2019 • 23 min
It might not occur to you, especially if you’re a new Wiccan, witch, or Pagan, but there’s a lot of misinformation and misrepresentation out there in the world about these topics and anything similar. Its important to learn how to use your critical…
16: I’m a Bad Witch
May 6, 2019 • 30 min
Jump deeper into an aspect of community with me as I briefly explore the legal aspect of teachers and mentors of Wicca. Pardon my voice and short episode, as I’ve been sick! Announcement: There will not be a new episode next Monday, 4/22/19. Sources…
15: Theisms
Apr 29, 2019 • 29 min
Where does Wicca fall on the spectrum of theisms? Join me as I define monotheism, duotheism, and polytheism and explore where Wicca and my personal practice falls on this spectrum. Also, listen in about how to enter my giveaway running now through Litha!…
14: Teachers and Mentors
Apr 15, 2019 • 23 min
Jump deeper into an aspect of community with me as I briefly explore the legal aspect of teachers and mentors of Wicca. Pardon my voice and short episode, as I’ve been sick! Announcement: There will not be a new episode next Monday, 4/22/19. Sources…
13: Wiccan Communities
Apr 8, 2019 • 30 min
Its human nature to want to be part of something bigger, to want to be together with people who are into the same things as you. If you don’t have a “witchy” or “Wiccan” community but you want to find one, take a listen here. I’ve been around for a minute…
12: An Intro to Astrology
Apr 1, 2019 • 63 min
Whew, this episode is a long one! Dive into my natal chart with me while we break down what each planet and house means in a birth chart. Do your own birth chart at the link below! Hopefully I didn’t give away too much personal info, but oh well. Its for…
11: Tarot 101
Mar 18, 2019 • 28 min
If you’ve never picked up a deck of tarot cards, or just need a refresher, join me here today for a basic introduction to the art of Tarot. In this episode, I go over the basic history of tarot, the differences in the cards, and the journey of the fool.…
10: Wicca and Mental Health
Mar 11, 2019 • 21 min
This episode is a bit short, but I needed to get some things off my chest. So, how does mental health affect your practice as a Wiccan or witch? The Spoon Theory: https://butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/ Spoon Theory…
Nine: Divination
Mar 4, 2019 • 26 min
With the move and being busy 24/7, I thought I’d take the time to talk about how to find that time that you lose throughout the day. You know, when you feel like there’s always so many things to do and never enough time in the day? Those times! Mentions:…
Eight: Take Time to Make Time
Feb 25, 2019 • 26 min
With the move and being busy 24/7, I thought I’d take the time to talk about how to find that time that you lose throughout the day. You know, when you feel like there’s always so many things to do and never enough time in the day? Those times! Mentions:…
Seven: Tools of the Trade
Feb 11, 2019 • 29 min
Excuse my stuffy nose in this episode. I was sorting through boxes of CDs at work that had been there, untouched, for literally years. Anyway, have a listen to me chatting about some of the tools we use in Wicca and what I think the most important tool of…
Six: The Wheel of the Year
Feb 4, 2019 • 59 min
The Wheel of the Year is the calendar of Wiccan Sabbats, or holidays. Come join me for this super long episode! What’s included? - A brief description of each Sabbat: Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnasadh, and Mabon - History,…
Five: Threefold Law
Jan 28, 2019 • 34 min
With all of the misinformation out there, I thought it fitting to talk about the ThreeFold Law, especially after talking about the Wiccan Rede in the last episode. Please keep in mind that these are my thoughts and opinions and won’t necessarily apply for…
Four: The Wiccan Rede
Jan 14, 2019 • 36 min
What’s in this episode? 1. What is the Wiccan Rede? 2. Reading of the Wiccan Rede and the Rede of the Wiccae by Lady Gwynne Thompson 3. Line by line breakdown of the Rede of the Wiccae 4. A bit of history behind the Wiccan Rede This episode is a *bit*…
Three: Looking Back, Moving Forward
Dec 31, 2018 • 32 min
Join me in a little ramble about the past year and the year moving forward. I examine some of my goals from 2018 and their progress (or lack thereof), as well as some new goals for 2019. In this episode: *Looking back on 2018 *Looking forward to 2019 *Why…
Two: Yule Special 2018
Dec 17, 2018 • 37 min
With Yule quickly approaching, I wanted to do an episode about it! Yule is an important Sabbat that gets overshadowed sometimes by Christmas, since they’re so close together. Thanks for listening! In this episode… 1. What is Yule, and why do we celebrate…
One: Who am I, and what is Wicca?
Dec 10, 2018 • 16 min
I’ve decided to re-vamp my podcast and do these instead of YouTube for multiple reasons. So, here’s episode one! Podcast Breakdown My name is Megan, and I’m your host! Enjoy a brief introduction of myself, my path, and why I’m doing this. The basic…