Hello and thank you once again for joining me down at the crossroads for some music, magick, and Paganism. Where witches gather for the sabbath, offerings are made, pacts are signed for musical fame and we cross paths with today’s most influential Pagans, occultists, and deep thinkers. I am your bewitching, bald headed, host Chris Orapello and tonight we meet Juniper Jeni to discuss her experiences as a witch, Hedge Witchery, and The Witches’ Sabbat, a yearly event that takes place in Ontario just outside of Ottawa which she teaches at and even helps to organize. For those long time listeners of this podcast, Juniper was the co-host of the former Pagan podcast Standing Stone and Garden Gate and she has been on her path as a witch for twenty years. During our discussion Juniper offers up her insights and thoughts in regards to witchcraft and being witch as well her approach to Hedge Witchery and what it is, and to close we learn what’s in store this year for the Witches’ Sabbat.
The purpose of the Sabbat is to provide a forum where practitioners and other interested persons can come together to learn and share information relating to non-Wiccan witchcraft and its associated practices. This is achieved in part by performing rituals and workings to facilitate each individual’s personal experience of these practices, be they newcomers or experienced witches. This is also facilitated by discussion, story telling, and teaching each other.
The weekend consists of rituals, discussions, workshops, a potluck with stone soup feast, and much more. Together we build a relationship with the land, create a stang for the main ritual, tell stories, hang out around the fire pit, and most importantly: learn, share and grow as Witches. – The Witches’ Sabbat
- “No Harm” by Tara Rice
- “Morning Fire” by Horse Cult
- “Maker of My Sorrow” by Eliza Rickman
- “Hunter” by Pandemonaeon
- “Free” by Omnia
- “Gibu” by Wardruna