Laurie Beth Dawe is creating Build Up or Eff Off: A Pagan Podcast
24
patrons
$223
per month
Updated 4/14/19

Welcome! I'm Beth, the free-range Witch and spirit worker behind The Wytch of the North Etsy shop. But there are many changes afoot here on my Patreon, as well as in my online presence and focus.

Due to some financial goals my wife Jolene and I have set for ourselves, I've recently gone back to working a day job, currently about 30 hours per week. Since I'm 53 and I still struggle with chronic illnesses--fibromyalgia, arthritis, IBS, etc.--this situation presents some challenges for me. Can I tough it out? Honestly, it's still too soon to know for sure. But in the meantime, I am feeling out what I might want to do with my Patreon, what big project I can tackle next here that will provide me with some creative satisfaction and motivation while also being workable with my new schedule.

After a nearly full day of work, I don't really want to come home in the evenings and write blog posts. As for YouTube, I've tried it (and may do so again) but right now it just doesn't feel like my cup of tea. And while I'm not going to stop crafting, I am going to have a lot less time for it, at least for the foreseeable future.

So I've decided to have a go at podcasting!  The tentative title, as proposed by Jolene, is Build Up or Eff Off, and it follows her philosophy that if you're only in the pagan community to tell other people what they're doing wrong and how inadequate you think they are (as opposed to being in it for personal and spiritual growth, regardless of what anyone else is doing) you can just go #%@! yourself. Along similar lines, if I have anything at all to say about someone else's path, I am restraining myself to offering constructive commentary only.  If all I'm able to offer is destructive rants without any solid advice or useful information, then I'M the one who needs to #%@! off and keep my opinions to myself.

I invite my readers and listeners to consider these guidelines for yourselves, and to adopt them if you think they make sense. From my perspective, it's hard enough to keep my own experiences and practice straight. I have no business policing anyone else's/

In the hope that some of what I share will provide insight and empowerment for others, my goal for this podcast is to dig deeper into some of the issues I've been dealing with for the past several years: my pagan/polytheist crisis of faith (and my ongoing healing process as I slowly rebuild a new practice for myself), burnout (and the things that fed into it, including my expectations of myself and toxic comparisons with others), and my journey of being a shop owner, artist, and devotional polytheist with chronic illnesses. Mixed into this, there will probably be book reviews, some pop culture commentary, and reflections on lessons I continue to learn from both my mundane life and witchcraft practice.

I'll be posting the first episode--and all subsequent ones--here as soon as it's ready, and one perk for Patreon supporters will be early access! I hope you'll stick around to listen, and I'm always open to feedback and topic suggestions from you, my wonderful subscribers!


Tiers
Early Access
$1 or more per month

You're a ray of sunshine in my world: you make every day just a little bit brighter and help to restore my faith in humanity--and I love you for it! YOU get access to all podcast episodes 24 hours before the rest of the world. Also, please feel free to contact me to offer your feedback or suggest topics for episodes.

Monthly Group Tarot Guidance
$3 or more per month

You get the benefits of the $1 tier, plus access to three-card monthly group Tarot readings for my Patreon community, which will be posted here on my Patreon blog!

Weekly Group Tarot Guidance
$7 or more per month

You get the benefits of the $3 tier, plus access to one-card weekly group Tarot readings for my Patreon community, which will be posted here on my Patreon blog!

Ask Me Anything!
$10 or more per month

As a $10 (or above) monthly supporter, you get all of the benefits of the above tiers, PLUS you can email me ([email protected]) one question per month that I will answer to the best of my ability. (It's probably best if the questions pertain to something in my personal wheelhouse, such as crafting, running a handmade business, devotional polytheism, etc.) 


Please note that this is NOT intended to be a personal Tarot reading or an oracular seidhr question and I am not offering to explain the intentions, thoughts or motives of gods or other metaphysical beings. The intent of this reward is to give you a chance to pick my brain on any topic I am able to answer from my own viewpoint and experience.


Since I do work a day job, please allow a week for me to email my response to your question.

Goals
$223 of $1,000 per month
When I reach $1,000 per month, I will be able to reduce my hours at my day job to devote more time to podcasting and creating content for you!
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Updated 4/14/19

Welcome! I'm Beth, the free-range Witch and spirit worker behind The Wytch of the North Etsy shop. But there are many changes afoot here on my Patreon, as well as in my online presence and focus.

Due to some financial goals my wife Jolene and I have set for ourselves, I've recently gone back to working a day job, currently about 30 hours per week. Since I'm 53 and I still struggle with chronic illnesses--fibromyalgia, arthritis, IBS, etc.--this situation presents some challenges for me. Can I tough it out? Honestly, it's still too soon to know for sure. But in the meantime, I am feeling out what I might want to do with my Patreon, what big project I can tackle next here that will provide me with some creative satisfaction and motivation while also being workable with my new schedule.

After a nearly full day of work, I don't really want to come home in the evenings and write blog posts. As for YouTube, I've tried it (and may do so again) but right now it just doesn't feel like my cup of tea. And while I'm not going to stop crafting, I am going to have a lot less time for it, at least for the foreseeable future.

So I've decided to have a go at podcasting!  The tentative title, as proposed by Jolene, is Build Up or Eff Off, and it follows her philosophy that if you're only in the pagan community to tell other people what they're doing wrong and how inadequate you think they are (as opposed to being in it for personal and spiritual growth, regardless of what anyone else is doing) you can just go #%@! yourself. Along similar lines, if I have anything at all to say about someone else's path, I am restraining myself to offering constructive commentary only.  If all I'm able to offer is destructive rants without any solid advice or useful information, then I'M the one who needs to #%@! off and keep my opinions to myself.

I invite my readers and listeners to consider these guidelines for yourselves, and to adopt them if you think they make sense. From my perspective, it's hard enough to keep my own experiences and practice straight. I have no business policing anyone else's/

In the hope that some of what I share will provide insight and empowerment for others, my goal for this podcast is to dig deeper into some of the issues I've been dealing with for the past several years: my pagan/polytheist crisis of faith (and my ongoing healing process as I slowly rebuild a new practice for myself), burnout (and the things that fed into it, including my expectations of myself and toxic comparisons with others), and my journey of being a shop owner, artist, and devotional polytheist with chronic illnesses. Mixed into this, there will probably be book reviews, some pop culture commentary, and reflections on lessons I continue to learn from both my mundane life and witchcraft practice.

I'll be posting the first episode--and all subsequent ones--here as soon as it's ready, and one perk for Patreon supporters will be early access! I hope you'll stick around to listen, and I'm always open to feedback and topic suggestions from you, my wonderful subscribers!


Recent posts by Laurie Beth Dawe

Tiers
Early Access
$1 or more per month

You're a ray of sunshine in my world: you make every day just a little bit brighter and help to restore my faith in humanity--and I love you for it! YOU get access to all podcast episodes 24 hours before the rest of the world. Also, please feel free to contact me to offer your feedback or suggest topics for episodes.

Monthly Group Tarot Guidance
$3 or more per month

You get the benefits of the $1 tier, plus access to three-card monthly group Tarot readings for my Patreon community, which will be posted here on my Patreon blog!

Weekly Group Tarot Guidance
$7 or more per month

You get the benefits of the $3 tier, plus access to one-card weekly group Tarot readings for my Patreon community, which will be posted here on my Patreon blog!

Ask Me Anything!
$10 or more per month

As a $10 (or above) monthly supporter, you get all of the benefits of the above tiers, PLUS you can email me ([email protected]) one question per month that I will answer to the best of my ability. (It's probably best if the questions pertain to something in my personal wheelhouse, such as crafting, running a handmade business, devotional polytheism, etc.) 


Please note that this is NOT intended to be a personal Tarot reading or an oracular seidhr question and I am not offering to explain the intentions, thoughts or motives of gods or other metaphysical beings. The intent of this reward is to give you a chance to pick my brain on any topic I am able to answer from my own viewpoint and experience.


Since I do work a day job, please allow a week for me to email my response to your question.