I know that Brian and I have mentioned in multiple shows that thrifting for your altar decorations and tools is one way to go.

It’s nice to have several thousand dollars of tools that are exactly what you want, but I went out over the past two days just looking around in the various local thrift shops, and if I found something that I think could make good altar decorations or working tools, I took a picture of it, and now I’m sharing them all with you.

I’ll make comments on them as I come to the photo.

News about Joy

Long time listeners will realize that I have been kinda on the edge of disaster recently.  First was the eviction from our home of 5 years due to finances and losing a job.  We moved in with a roommate and things have gone progressively downhill.

I’m not going to go into all the sordid details of our stay there, just imagine the worst possible situation of financial and emotional abuse and you have what Mary and I were living through in the past 11 months.  We tried to get out of there, but every time we got ahead we somehow got behind even more.

Episode 23: Terms part 1


Well, in this episode we talk about terminology that may be confusing to those in the pagan community who haven’t heard them yet.  So here’s part 1, one third of the list.

There’s a bunch of terms we talk about, but Joy had a list and it was destroyed maliciously by a foe.

Look at the general post on here for an explanation and update on everything.




Feedback and questions would be appreciated.

Joy and I wanna invite our listeners to drop us a line on Tumblr (wide-worlds-joy, or cosmic-rebirth), or hit us up in an email (,, and ask questions, because if we have enough to go for it, we’ll do a Question-and-Answer show for your edu-tainment. Hit us up with questions relevant to your pagan practice, or interest in it, and we’ll do our best to answer them for you in an upcoming show.

Is it wrong to set requirements for membership in a group?

A follower on my blog once asked:

Don’t you think that inclusivity and making-space for other people (social politics) have a place in paganism? I often find that there is not enough of this intersectionality.

Truth be told, I’m not a supporter of mandatory and unconditional inclusiveness. My answer to her was:

The Weather Spoon

This is the text of “The Weather Spoon” written by Mary the Goddess of All Research. Please enjoy and comment if you like it.

Once, there was a magic wand that wasn’t.

The witch who created it loved air and water. She adored all kinds of water and air, every sort of weather. It was her special magic.

She loved to cook too because she didn’t make a magic wand, she made a weather spoon!

Now as we all know, every witch goes to school to learn. The final test, before she is given her diploma of witchery is to make her very own magic wand.

Episode 22: Tools in Depth


Tonight Brian and Joy talk about some of the things you should think about with your tools.

  • alternate uses for many (athame/boline/white handled knife, sword/athame, spear/staff)
  • DIY crafting (plates, statues, pentacles, deity reps and helmets/crowns)
  • places to get them
  • consecration and deconsecration
  • disguising tools in plain sight (weatherspoon)
  • Sword alternatives Old 80’s cast iron tin shit, BIG knife, machette
  • Athame alts pocket knife, finger, folding knife from self defense
  • Theory of consecration
  • First holy insense debate
  • Tools or no tools
  • crash kits (portable altar)