Jan 6, 2019
Welcome to 2019, you made it!
Announcement number one: I am scaling back the show from weekly to every other week, plus a Patreon exclusive episode. That's 2 regular and one bonus episode. But there is a new Patreon tier which includes a weekly card reading from me on the Weird Left discord voice chat.
A content warning about this episode up top. Between the 2:50-6:14 mark, I address sexual assault and the predatory issues that surfaced about a repeat guest to this show, Dr Bones. If sexual assault, emotional abuse, or abuse of power by leaders is triggering for you please skip ahead or have a support system in place when listening.
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This episode is primarily about Perchta the witch of Epiphany in the Alps region. Perchta represents the duality of humanity; kindness and gratitude, and deserved retaliation when crossed. January 5th is the eve of Epiphany; January 6 is Epiphany or Three Kings Day in Catholicism.
Most of the information I quote from Dr. Molly Carter's doctoral thesis titled Perchten and Krampusse: Living Mask Traditions in Austria and Bavaria
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