Welcome to "This Witch Reads", a podcast about learning how to practice magic and tend to the soul through books. In this podcast, I’m going to share with you what I’m reading, what I’m learning from it and how it influenced my magical practice.

Maybe you’ll discover the book I’m reading must find a home on your bookshelf too or you might realize that some of the ways my magic is changing is how you’d like your magical ways to grow and change too. 

Whether the book I’m reading is found at my local bookstore, in the forgotten corner of my own bookshelf or recovered from an ancient source, I hope to learn more about my magical path through the written word and I invite you to join me.

My name is Dana da Ponte and I'm an art witch, moon witch and a word witch (if there is such a thing) and the host of "This Witch Reads".

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The Power of Story by Harold R. Johnson

In this episode, I share what Harold R. Johnson’s book, “The Power of Story: On Truth, the Trickster, and New Fictions for a New Era” taught me about being a witch and...

Mysteries of the Dark Moon by Demetra George

In this episode, I share what Demetra George’s book, “Mysteries of the Dark Moon: The Healing Power of the Dark Goddess”, taught me about being a witch and tending to ...

Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life by Marta McDowell

On this episode, I share my journey with a book by Marta McDowell called “Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life: The Plants and Places that Inspired the Iconic Poet”.Marta ...

Entering Hekate's Cave by Cyndi Brannen

In this episode, I share the magical journey Cyndi Brannen’s book, “Entering Hekate’s Cave: The Journey Through Darkness to Wholeness” took me on. I share with you why...

Welcome to the Podcast

I’m on a quest to learn more about being a modern witch. What better way to educate myself than snuggled up under my fuzzy blanket with a really great book? In this ep...

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