Demeter and the Cult of Eleusis; Salon Lecture by Dr. James Rietveld!

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Listless listeners who dare to listen, boy do we at MagikPizza have a treat for you!

Today we offer to you for your listening pleasure, another FANTASTIC Lecture by Dr. James Rietveld! But in order to get to that magnificent information, you must first traverse through the seedy underbelly of Introduction mispronunciations, Depression, Alaskan Fish Skin Sewing, and getting speeding tickets while in Compton, California.

Enjoy at your own risk. ❤ 🍕

-Hannah and Stormy

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This episode is brought to you by:

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La Bete; Rhone, France

 

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Promotional Flyer for the event created by the Grand Madame of Ipso Facto, Terri Kennedy.

 

This Month’s Full Moon:

March 2019

  Recommendations:

Hannah:

H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast 

Audio News from Archaeologica

 

Stormy:

San Junipero— Black Mirror

 

More About Dr. James Rietveld:

IMDB Profile

Cal State Fullerton Profile

Facebook Page

London in Flames Apocalypse 1666 (book)

Artemis of the Ephesians: Mystery, Magic and Her Sacred Landscape (book)

Curandera Studios Presents Dr. James Rietveld lectures at Ipso Facto (Youtube Videos)

 

Songs mentioned:

You’re Welcome!– Moana;  Dwyane ‘The Rock’ Johnson,

I’m on a Boat– Lonely Island

Talk Nerdy To Me– Jason Derulo “Talk Dirty” Parody

California Love– 2pac Featuring Dr. Dre

Summer’s Gone- Circuits and Bones

Movies Mentioned:

The Sandlot (1993)

Books/ Stories Mentioned:

Whisper in the Darkness; H.P. Lovecraft (1931)

Pickman’s Model; H.P. Lovecraft (1927)

The Rats in the Walls; H.P. Lovecraft (1924)

The Cats of Ulthar– H.P. Lovecraft (originally published June 1920)

Squee; Jhonen Vasquez (April 1997 – May 1998)

I Feel Sick; Jhonen Vasquez  (1999–2000)

 

Places/ Events Mentioned:

Hot Topic

Comic-Con- San Diego, California

Anime Expo- Los Angeles, California

Ipso Facto; Downtown Fullerton, California

Dragon and the Rose; Santa Ana, California

 

People Mentioned:

H.P. Lovecraft

Henry; Hannah’s Amazing Welsh Buddy-Pal

Carolyn Carter

Hallowed Horned Kindred

And now for the photos!

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“The Egyptian Book of the Dead” Salon Lecture, By Dr J. Rietveld

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    HEEEY Pizza Pals! We wish you a blessed Full Moon, and remember it’s an eclipse also! Today’s episode is going to be a bit different, in that we’ve  got a special treat for you today! A riveting salon lecture on “The Egyptian Book of the Dead”, by the Intellectual and entertaining, Dr. James Rietveld!

Enjoy!

-H & S

 

 

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Flyer for this salon lecture created by Terri Kennedy

This Month’s Recommendations

Stormy:

Fixing your Wool Hats: w/ Steam and Plastic wig stands

Firstly, I’d recommend getting those Hard plastic,full headed wig stands over the styrofoam ones. Mainly because the foam ones can be accidentally crushed, stained or burned much more easily than the hard plastic ones. It also cant shrink, which is a plus..

Secondly, I HIGHLY recommend getting the MALE-anatomy ones, as they are far closer to an actual human shaped head than the FEMALE ones.

You can use steam from an enclosed bathroom and hot shower for larger items, OR use a hot kettle to release the steam more precisely. If using the kettle, keep the hat/your hands a couple inches away to avoid steam burns.

After the hat is warm and soft, you can use your hands to manipulate the bowl and brim to the desired shape, getting rid of all the kinks and divets. If the hat ends up getting too wet, just let it dry a bit and try again until it’s the way you want it.

 

Hannah:

Ojibwe traditional hand-harvested and wood-parched wild rice or manoomin from Minnesota (the food that grows on the water).

“Hand Harvested and Wood Parched – Our manoomin is hand harvested by the Anishinaabeg from the 1835, 1855, and 1867 Treaty areas and beyond. We are proud to bring you this natural gift from the Earth. White Earth Nation’s wild rice is certified USDA MCIA 100% Organic.”

Seriously, guys, this tastes unbelievable…It’s a perfect addition to any special sabbat gathering and ritual potluck. Let’s support our indigenous neighbors and share the blessings of Mother Earth.

www.honorearth.org

 

Featured Songs:  

‘Hell’ by the Squirrel Nut Zippers off of the album “Hot” (1996)

A Ka Dua by James Stone

Ancient Egyptian Love Song by Peter Pringle

Nenchefka’s Orchestra

‘Ring of Fire’ written by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore recorded by Johnny Cash, album “Ring Of Fire-The Best of Johnny Cash (1963)

First half of the album “Things That I Miss” by Hazem Shaheen

‘Song of the Pharaohs’ by Brian Keane and Omar Faruk Tekbilek

 

Places Mentioned:

Mo’s Fullerton Music Center

The Night Owl

Ipso Facto (where our salon lecture took place)

Old Towne Orange; Misc Antique Shops

Nara Deer Park; Japan

Kanaguya Bath House; Japan

 

More About Dr. James Rietveld:

IMDB Profile

Cal State Fullerton Profile

Facebook Page

London in Flames Apocalypse 1666 (book)

Artemis of the Ephesians: Mystery, Magic and Her Sacred Landscape (book)

Curandera Studios Presents Dr. James Rietveld lectures at Ipso Facto (Youtube Videos)

 

This Full Moon:

Click here to read more about this month’s Full Moon!

 

And Now For The Pictures!

 

 

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Midwinter Mayhem; Tradition Trilogy Part Three!

Slice 8.2O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant.. To this month’s episode of MAGIK PIZZA!

To end this accursed year, we will speak of the Red cup controversy,  book-floods, holiday happenings and most importantly.. We finally find out what Ian thought about that Male Flight-attendant!

Enjoy the slice, guys!

-H and S

Recommendations:

Hannah:

abebooks.com

It’s all about giving books and art for Yule. Something special that won’t get used up or broken, and can help encourage conversation between you and your loved ones.

Stormy: My recommendation for this episode has nothing to do with holiday spirit per say, but everything to do with something i’ve been obsessively consuming nonetheless: the True-Crime podcast Murder Mile!

 

Featured Songs/Musicians/Performers:  (Entries may have multiple links. Click to hear, learn and buy!):

The Wyrd Sisters – Solstice Carole (off of the album Leave A Little Light)

Places Mentioned:

Bowers Museum, Santa Ana

The Dragon and the Rose

Fullerton Arboretum

Fullerton Museum Center

Catch One

Kanaguya Inn

Mo’s Fullerton Music Center

 

People Mentioned:

Auntie Panpan

Al Ridenour

The OC Mari Lwyd

 

Games Mentioned:

Jackbox Games

Cards Against Humanity

Trivial Pursuit

 

Events Mentioned:

Los Angeles Krampus Run

Krampus Ball, Alpine Village

Holiday Luminaria Stroll; Fullerton Arboretum

First Night Fullerton

Movies/Shows Mentioned:

Bone and Sickle (Podcast)

Literary Wonder & Adventure  (the episode mentioned is episode 11)

 

Apps Mentioned:

Duolingo

 

Newspapers Mentioned:

OC Weekly with their article on our favorite local witchy shop 

 

Books Mentioned:

Mayfair Witches Collection by Anne Rice

 

And Now For The Pictures! 

 

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Remember November: Traditions, Part Deux!

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Remember, remember the podcast for November!

Dearest of listeners! On today’s episode we talk of different November traditions, and how they relate to us. References range from V for Vendetta to Star Trek, and from various histories to our own personal fantasies.

Enjoy!

-H and S

Featured Songs/Musicians/Performers:  (Entries may have multiple links. Click to hear, learn and buy!):

Early Autumn sung by Jo Stafford (1952)

Tottendanse

The OC Mari Lwyd

Africa by Toto

Pokemon Theme Song

Places Mentioned:

The Olde Ship

Playground on 4th st in Santa Ana

The Dough Exchange

Requiem cafe

Grand Californian Hotel

The Honorable Society

Tree of Life Nursery

Tokyo Central (Yorba Linda)

 

Events Mentioned:

Los Angeles Krampus Run

 

And Now For The Pictures! 

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Recipes:

PUMPKIN-SAGE BUTTERMILK BISCUITS

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon sage
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • For the egg wash:
  • 1 small egg
  • 1 Tbsp. milk

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the flour, baking soda and powder, salt, cinnamon,nutmeg and sugar.
  3. Whisk to combine.
  4. Using a cheese grater, grate the butter into the flour mixture.
  5. Pour in the buttermilk and gently mix through with your hands or a wooden spoon until the dough just starts to come together.
  6. Add the pumpkin and mix through the dough.
  7. Dump the dough onto a floured work surface and gently pat until it’s about 1-1 1/2 inches thick.
  8. Using a 3 inch wide plain cookie cutter, cut out 6 biscuits.
  9. Place the biscuits onto the parchment paper, side by side, then eggwash.
  10. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

FALL GREENS SALAD WITH PUMPKIN SEEDS AND ASIAGO

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 bunches watercress, trimmed, leaves torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 head red leaf or butter lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup roasted, salted pumpkin seeds
  • 3 ounces aged Asiago cheese, grated or shaved thinly with a vegetable peeler

Method:

In a large bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, cider vinegar, honey, mustard and shallot. Drizzle in oil while whisking constantly to make a vinaigrette and season with salt and pepper. Add spinach, watercress and lettuce and toss gently to coat. Scatter pumpkin seeds and cheese over the top and serve.

 

Trips And Traditions!

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Stormy is back, and apparently has a lot to say! On today’s slice of Magik Pizza, we discuss the trip and attempt to make our way to the ACTUAL topic of the episode: Traditions! But until we do, please enjoy our cheesiness.. For if you make it through, you just might ‘find Jesus’.. Cha-CHING!

(If you are lactose intolerant however, we DO promise that some actual discussion actually happens. Maybe.)

Enjoy!~

-H & S

 

Recommendations:

Stormy: Go to farmers markets! And.. make reusable bags by recycling your old t-shirts!

 

Hannah: Bring some Indigenous perspective into your podcast list. Email Magik Pizza with your podcast suggestions!

Red Man Laughing

Bioneers: Indigenous Knowledge

 

Featured Songs/Musicians/Performers:  (Each entry has multiple links. Click each to hear, learn and buy!)

Traditions; Fiddler on the Roof

Moonlight Sonata; Beethoven

Bjork (artist)

Darude; Sandstorm

Rammstein; Du Hast

Bruce Springsteen; Born in the USA

Bow Wow Wow; I Want Candy

Halloween off of the album Juju (1981) by Siouxsie and the Banshees

Tottendanse

The OC Mari Lwyd

Margaret Fabrizio’s website

Candy Eaton

A Soalin’ by Peter, Paul and Mary off of the album Moving (1963)

Everyday is Halloween by Ministry off of the album All Day (1985)

 

Books Mentioned:

Black Sad

 

Phone Applications Mentioned:

Start learning another language with Duolingo

 

Articles Mentioned/Suggested:

What is Tradition? by Nelson H. H. Graburn

Tradition, But What Tradition and For Whom? by Ruth Finnegan

 

Movies/ Shows Mentioned:

Beerfest

Supernatural

Drinks and Thinks (Counter Culture Kitchen)

Coco

the Magic of Making Bread with Margaret Fabrizio Part 1

the Magic of Making Bread with Margaret Fabrizio Part 2

Cooking in thermal vents in Iceland

Highlander (1986)

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

The Art History Babes talk about Vincent Van Gogh

 

Places Mentioned:

Chamber

Pagan Pride

Dragon and the Rose

Queen Mary

 

 

Netherlands-

Anne Frank Haus

Amsterdam Cheese Musium

Jordaan Food Tour

Amnesia (Space Cake place)

Rijksmuseum

Van Gogh Museum

Ctaste restaurant

Ice Bakery

 

Belgium-

Bruge/

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Chocolate Story Museum

Torture Museum

Brussels/

Escape room

Manneken Pis

 

Germany-

Bei Oma Kleinmann, Zülpicher Str. 9, Köln,

Kakadu (Australian restaurant) 

Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds)

KatzenTempel

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Nerodom

Oktoberfest

 

 

And Now For The Pictures! 

 

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8th annual Movie Marathon Slumber Party at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery; A Review!

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“It doesn’t matter what people tell you. It doesn’t matter what they might say. Sometimes you have to leave home. Sometimes, running away means you’re headed in the exact right direction.”
― Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

All too true! With today’s slice of Magik Pizza, your hosts Hannah and Stormy run off to the witchiest of witchy slumber parties, and we’re back to tell you all about it!

We took part in the 8th annual Movie Marathon Slumber Party at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Santa Monica Blvd, hosted by Cinespia! It featured classic witchy movies including The Craft, Practical Magic, and the Witches of Eastwick!

We hope you are entertained by the episode, and maybe have a Midnight Margarita or two! Enjoy!

-H & S

Episode Recommendations:

Episode Recommendations:

S: The Hopper Popper, and the Hopper Hanger! Very good for dispatching and processing rabbits, if you are into that sort of thing.. Like me.
Check it out: Here

H: Putting water outside for the animals, and as an offering to the spirits of the land. Our society controls water for it’s own ends like irrigation, household and municipal water use, and industrial uses, most often without much concern for the surrounding ecosystems. Only about 1% of Earth’s water is easily accessible freshwater. Find out where your water comes from and keep your politicians accountable! Water is precious. Share it and see who comes by to visit.

Shout outs:
To our first ever emailer, Willow Wren! We luh and appreciate yeeww~ ❤

As well as, fellow Side-Witches:

Jen,
Matthew,
and Tiffany!

Featured Songs:  

The Craft: Music From The Motion Picture

Practical Magic: Music From The Motion Picture

The Witches of Eastwick (soundtrack) by  dun dun dun!!!! John WILLIAMS!!! F-Yeah!

Movies Mentioned:

The Craft

Practical Magik

The Witches of Eastwick

Music Mentioned:

Puscifer

Books Mentioned:

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

Places Mentioned:

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Dual Crossroads

Lovecraft Bar

Panpipes

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Promised and Unpromised Photos:

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Mama Caaaaaat!

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The Goth Witch; Enter the Trope!

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On today’s episode of Magik Pizza, your hosts Hannah and Stormy take a trip to a well known Goth store in Downtown Fullerton called Ipso Facto to discuss the ever prevalent trope of: The Goth Witch!

Why does it exist? What do we think about it, and how is it relevant? Find out when you enjoy your next slice of MP!

-H and S

Episode Recommendations:

Stormy 

To use: Pool Noodles from the Dollar Store to hold up your Goth Boots!

Hannah

To go watch:  Wont You Be My Neighbor

Guests:

Terri Kennedy

Megan

Robert

Featured Songs:  (Each entry has multiple links. Click each to hear, learn and buy!)

Hollow Hills by Bauhaus from the album Mask (1988)

Lavender Girl by Jarboe off of the album Sacrificial Cake (1995)

The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove by Dead Can Dance, album Into The Labyrinth (1993)

Bata Motel by Crass off of the album Penis Envy (1981)

Remember to Die by Super Heroines off of the album Cry For Help (1982)

Shows mentioned:

Charmed; S3E4 All Halliwell’s Eve

Gilbert Gottfried Reads 50 Shades of Grey

Books Mentioned:

Raymond Buckland; Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft

Ruby Warrington; Material Girl, Mystical World: The Now Age Guide to a High-Vibe Life

Movies Mentioned:

Black Circle Boys (1997)

The Craft (1996)

Places Mentioned:

Museum of Death

Bar Sinister

Eye of the Cat

Podcasts mentioned:

Cemetery Confessions

And Now For The Pictures!

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The dress referred to at The Museum of Death in Hollywood!

And as proof, here are the black kitties mentioned in this episode!

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Tyrion, Stormy’s residential black cat showing off his black beans..

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Jinx aka BooBoos, Keeping Hannah company while she reads!

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Vince, one of Terri’s kitties!

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Soul-Man, Megan’s boy! r.i.p. ❤

We would like to dedicate this episode to all those gothy witches out there. 

And a very special “Thank You” to all those in the Goth community who work so hard to make sure that there are safe places for people hang out at, make memories, and express themselves; whether it’s a music club, concerts, message boards, websites, boutiques, podcasts, etc.

We love you. ❤