This episode is the first of three “interview-only” episodes to come this month. That means, just the interview with just a short intro by Rudolf, no news, no reviews.
Rudolf is happy to present two people he has wanted to interview for quite some time – but it was now that the right moment had
But this talk is not only about the book, but about paganism and occultism in general in our time. Chris and Tara are also
Tara-Love Maguire has been a practicing witch for over 30 years, on a path
which has been crookedly influenced by Isobel Gowdie, Marie Laveau, and
William S. Burroughs. Growing up as a weird kid in and around the New
Jersey Pine Barrens, she found witchcraft within the tales and shadows
that dwell there. She co-hosts the podcast, Down at the Crossroads, with
her sweetheart, Christopher Orapello, and together, they founded Blacktree
Coven- a traditional witchcraft coven which exists in the heart of
southern New Jersey. Her first book- Besom, Stang, and Sword- co-written
with Chris, is available now wherever books are sold from Red Wheel/Weiser
And this is her website
Christopher Orapello is an artist, witch, and animist with a background in
western occultism, ceremonial magick, Freemasonry and has been on his
journey for over 25 years. He co-hosts the podcast Down at the Crossroads
with his partner, Tara-Love Maguire, and is a signature artist with Sacred
Source (a leading producer and distributor of ancient deity images in
North America). After a growing desire for a more locally-based form of
witchcraft, he and Tara founded Blacktree coven in 2014, where they set
out to forge a modern approach to Traditional Witchcraft for a new era of
praxis. His first book- Besom, Stang, and Sword- co-written with Tara, is
available now wherever books are sold from Red Wheel/Weiser Books.
Find Chris’ webpage here!