Witchcraft is a practice that is rooted in folklore. But what exactly is folklore and why is it important? Where do we find this lore and how do we go about applying it to our modern lives? In this workshop we will be discussing the many ways in which folklore informs the practice of Witchcraft, whether we realize it or not. Additionally, we will cover helpful methods for researching folklore in its many forms. Finally, we will take a look at the ways in which we, as practitioners, can adapt the lore to fit our modern Craft.This is a 90-120 minute foundational level lecture.About the Presenter:Kelden has been practicing Traditional Witchcraft for more than a decade. He is the author of The Witches Sabbath: An Exploration of History, Folklore, and Modern Practice andThe Crooked Path: An Introduction to Traditional Witchcraft. Additionally, his writing has appeared in The Witch's Altar, The New Aradia: A Witch's Handbook to Magical Resistance, and This Witch magazine. Kelden is also the cocreator of The Traditional Witch's Deck, and he authors a blog on the Patheos Pagan channel called By Athame and Stang. In his free time, Kelden enjoys reading, hiking, growing poisonous plants, and playing ukulele.
Folklore and the Witch: Research Methods and Modern Adaptation