Well gang, we made it through the first episode EVER of Shh! There are pagans in Texas! It feels pretty good if I do say so myself. Just to recap:
The DFW pagan community is large, diverse, and segmented meaning we are like a large pagan caterpillar and 1 set of legs doesn’t always know what the other is doing. In an effort to link the segments of paganism in DFW, Renny and I wanted to create this pod cast. It won’t just be a calendar, but a forum for notable people in the community, headlines, outreach, advice, book/music reviews, topics in paganism etc.
The headline for this show was the June 1, 1563 passage of Englands anti witchcraft law:
On June 1, 1563, the English Witchcraft Act went into effect. Kept in place until 1951, the law basically allowed courts to prosecute people for witchy activity. Before King Henry the 8th, witchcraft was primarily a problem to be delt with by the church. Henry made it a secular matter when he made magic with malicious intent a felony. The law didn’t stay the same for 388 years, it morphed and changed with the times, who was on the throne, and public opinion. Thomas Watson at the Ohio State University wrote a really good paper that covers the English Witchcraft Act in great detail and worth a look.
The awesome paper on England’s Anti-Witchcraft laws can be found here
Check out our calendar for a complete listing of pagany goodness.
The music from this episode was:
The cool podcasts:
The Wigglian Way
The Darkly Fay