Episode VI: The Witches’ Sabbat
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This episode of HedgeFolk Tales is a special sabbat extravaganza. You shall hear tales of witches’ sabbats and full moon rites, chants, rhymes, rituals, and songs. Learn the meaning and history behind the witches’ sabbat and how to perform one for yourself or a group. Follow the witch deep into remnants of lore that together paint a complete picture of just what witches got up to in their rites on lonely hills and dark forests.
References & Resources:
- Cochrane, Robert. 1964. Witches’ Esbat. New Dimensions. November.
- Cromek, R.H. Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song. London, 1810.
- Leland, Charles Godfrey. Aradia or the Gospel of Witches of Italy. London: David Nutt, 1899.
- Skelton, Robin & Blackwood, Margaret. Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Pre-Christian and Pagan Elements in British Songs, Rhymes and Ballads. London: Arkana, 1990.