Episode VIII: Flying Ointments

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Follow the witch as she delves into the history of flying ointments through the literature of ancient Greece and Rome, then forward into the grimoires and verse of the early modern period, and then lastly to a modern folktale of a witch and a flying ointment from the United States, collected from oral sources in the 1930s. Learn about the poisonous plants and the methods used to create witches’ unguents and why they may be more ancient than commonly believed.

Music Credits:Mandragora” by Alraune and “Belladonna Smiles” by Bone Poets Orchestra