Episode 10: Foxes, Magic, and Persecution – Non-European Witches

Today on SWP, join Beatrice, Heather, and Elizabeth as they discuss witchcraft and magic from a non-Eurocentric stance. From Appalachia to Australia, Africa to Japan, we cover everything from the brutality of modern-day witch hunts to Okabe the cat witch and everything in between. We have plenty of resources for you to peruse as well if you want to check out our citations. Enjoy the next installment of our witch series, and, as always, stay nasty! 😉

Sources

Websites:

Appalachia:

https://www.arc.gov/appalachian_region/TheAppalachianRegion.asp

https://www.thisappalachialife.com/single-post/2017/04/27/WhatWhereWho-is-Appalachia

Australia:

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/news/articles/2008/podcasts/aboriginal-sorcery-with-professor-henry-reynolds/transcript

http://www.aboriginalart.com.au/culture/history.html

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/witches-marks-australia-england-apotropaic-marks

http://thegoddesshouse.blogspot.com/2013/01/bila-aboriginal-sun-goddess.html

First People:

http://www.cherokee.org/About-The-Nation/Culture/General/The-Traditional-Belief-System

http://www.firstpeople.us/

Japan:

https://www.tofugu.com/japan/kitsune-yokai-fox/

http://www.sarudama.com/japanese_folklore/

Books:

Appalachia:

Hand, Wayland D., editor. Popular beliefs and superstitions from North Carolina. Duke University Press, 1964.

Gainer, Patrick W., and Judy Prozzillo Byers. Witches, ghosts, and signs: folklore of the Southern Appalachians. West Virginia University Press, 2008.

Jones, James Gay. Haunted valley and more folk tales of Appalachia. McClain Print. Co., 1997.

Richmond, Nancy, and Misty Murray. Walkup. Appalachian folklore: omens, signs and superstitions. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011.

Australia:

Farrell-Roberts, Janine. The seven days of my creation: tales of magic, sex and gender. Writers Club Press, 2002. (Please note that Heather apologizes for not properly stating the author’s name.)

Berndt, Ronald Murray, and Catherine Helen. Berndt. The speaking land: myth and story in aboriginal Australia. Inner Traditions International, 1994.

First People:

Gibson, Marion. Witchcraft Myths in American Culture. Taylor & Francis, 2007.

Lynch, Patricia Ann. Native American Mythology A to Z. Infobase Publishing, 2004.

Walker, Deward E. Witchcraft and Sorcery of the American Native Peoples. University of Idaho Press, 1989.

Japan:

Ashkenazi, Michael. Handbook of Japanese Mythology. ABC-CLIO, 2003.

Dorson, Richard M. Folk Legends of Japan. Tuttle Publishing, 2012.

Videos:

Southern Hemisphere Pagan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5zqSt09WkE

Enfants Dits Sorcier – Children Accused of Being a Witch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRLVOZaSLbc

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