Podcast Episode 17: Christopher Penczak and The New Age

You may have discovered Christopher Penczak’s (www.christopherpenczak.com) works on the shelves of your favorite metaphysical book store or on the Internet. His books, including “City Magick” and “The Witch’s Shield”, are bestselling in the pagan community for good reason. He’s thoughtful, patient, and never draws conclusions without proper research and citation. Plus, he’s been in the game since the late 90s! He is also, as you may have guessed, queer as fuck! Anna Joy and Christopher sat down during Taurus season to discuss magick, queerness, metaphysics and the New Age for the audience of the Queer Witch Podcast. Today this episode comes to you through the magick of the Internet (which we discuss in the interview).

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Before the interview with Penczak, Anna Joy gets back into action with some research on the subject of the “New Age” - what is it, where does it come from, who does it help and who does it harm? How can we take the helpful concepts and practices of the New Age while refusing to participate in the harm and appropriation within the industry? Anna shares conclusions and opinions that may spark some new awareness. (source: https://www.britannica.com/topic/New-Age-movement)

 

This leads us into a fascinating interview with internationally acclaimed metaphysical author and teacher Christopher Penczak who shares his personal journey of acknowledging, understanding, and coming out as both a queer man and a witch.

 

We discuss:

 

-the connections between Italian Catholicism & Italian Witchcraft

 

-Penczak’s relationship to his mother and how it helped him explore his identity

 

-the connection between science and magick and how metaphysics and quantum physics connect.

 

-Queerness and Witchcraft as orientations to the world around us

 

-the New Age of Aquarius and some astrological pontification about Piscean and Aquarian magick

 

-The Glastonbury Tarot, Christopher’s relationship to Macha and the Irish tradition of the triple spiral

 

-Masculinity within witchcraft

 

-How the Internet can be a magickal place, what the “technosphere” is, PLUS an exclusive meditation you can do to figure out which social media platforms to put your energy into and which to avoid.

 

Relevant links:

 

-To find out more about Christopher Penczak’s work, visit https://christopherpenczak.com/ and to find out  more about the Temple of Witchcraft visit http://templeofwitchcraft.org/

 

-To support the Queer Witch Podcast by becoming a patron, visit https://www.patreon.com/annajoy

 

-To find us on instagram visit @annajoyhealing and/or @thequeerwitchpodcast

 

-To learn more about Anna Joy’s healing services visit www.annajoyhealing.com