192 – How Witchcraft Saved My Life with Vincent Higginbotham – Big Seance

How Witchcraft Saved My Life with Vincent Higginbotham - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World

 

Author Vincent Higginbotham faced abuse, homelessness, illness, and abandonment. But from the depths of these personal tragedies, a practice emerged, focusing on developing the psychic senses, reading tarot, understanding the elements, and drawing in magic for positive change. It’s all in his first book, How Witchcraft Saved My Life: Practical Advice for Transformative Magick. In this episode, we discuss that and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :43

Vincent’s Bio and the book description for How Witchcraft Saved My Life: Practical Advice for Transformative Magick2:20

One of the best books your host has read in a very long time! 3:35

Vincent’s journey to writing this book. 4:36

Trauma and healing through the practice of witchcraft. 9:01

“Here’s the thing about witchcraft. It’s one idea of how to tap into this thing that we all have the ability to tap into.” 11:16

Who is and isn’t a witch? Plus breaking the rules. 11:16

Appreciate and understand a term or practice before appropriating it from another tradition. 14:42

The concept of “Source.” 17:13

Working with Hekate, a goddess of marginalized people 21:10

There is no wrong way to witch. Does it have to be sage that I use in smoke cleansing? Why not bay leaf? 24:23

Take advantage of the local plants that have the energy of you and your space! 26:42

Silence – One of the four pillars of witchcraft. 28:10

Lesley asks a really important question about dealing with trauma. 34:19

Trauma is magic, just like caterpillars become goo and then become butterflies. 37:39

If not me then who? 41:52

Therapy and mental health. Witchcraft is not going to do all of the work for you. 44:45

Offer your presence if they want it. What we need to know in order to help future young Vincents in the world. 47:26

When trying to help backfires. 51:59

Vincent’s final thoughts and how to join his book club! 54:14

Resources 57:49

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

CrisisTextLine.org – Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)

Other Resources

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 59:10

Outro 1:01:10

 

For More on Vincent Higginbotham

How Witchcraft Saved My Life: Practical Advice for Transformative Magick (Amazon)

Witch with Books Book Club

Instagram

Twitter: @VincentHigginb2

Facebook

 

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About Patrick Keller

Patrick Keller is an educator, blogger, and the host of the Big Séance Podcast, which is a place for paranerds to have an open discussion on all things paranormal, but specifically topics like ghosts and hauntings, paranormal research, spirit communication, psychics and mediums, and life after death. He’s the founder of the now inactive Missouri Spirit Seekers and has spent a lot of time experimenting with spirit communication tools and techniques, such as EVP. Patrick also has a passion for spending hours at a time in cemeteries and loves cemetery photography. Visit BigSeance.com! View all posts by Patrick Keller

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