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Merry Part…

To Everything There Is A Season

Runa & MareLin getting up to good trouble.

Dear fellow Country Dwellers listeners, followers, and friends:

We know it’s been a few weeks since we put out a podcast, and we wanted to let you know that we have entered a crossroads time for this project, Country Dwellers. We know that it is going to morph into something new and¬†amazing,¬†but how that looks is going to be vastly different than it is currently. However, it’s likely going to be a bit before that transformation is complete. More on that as things develop, so keep a look out down the road.

In short, please stay tuned because Country Dwellers is not done yet

We have realized that we have come to the end of this current journey as it is and at this time our energies are needed elsewhere. 

MareLin is a year into¬†homeschooling¬†her children unexpectedly (thanks ‘Rona!) and continues to handle some ongoing medical issues. More importantly, her¬†Path of the Moon ‚Äď A Journey in Witchery¬†Classes are so successful (yay!) she¬†needs to¬†spend more time with her¬†students and the required curriculum building. If you love MareLin, you can always find her¬†on Instagram and facebook via¬†The Old Tree Shoppe and¬†join in on her monthly moon circles via her Facebook Group, Moon Tribe of the Old Tree.¬†¬†She¬†also hosts Thursday‚Äôs Random Readings, ¬†a weekly Tarot pull and spirit message session via¬†InstaGram Live at Noon (Pacific) on¬†@TheOldTreeShoppe¬†and joins The Painted Goddess for the Witches Coffee, an IG Live, every Tuesday at 10 a.m. (Pacific) for Tarot & Astrology.

As for Country Dwellers’ OG Mama, Runa Troy, she is in the midst of writing another book, this one specifically for the Witch Community, as well as tending Villa Westwyk and her Magical Flea Market, especially doing dream interpretations and Rune Readings. Her new blog, is also keeping her busy and she would love you to join her Witchy conversations there. You can find her doing Solitary Shenanigans on Fridays on InstaGram Live¬†(@RunaTroy)¬†¬†at 2 p.m. (Pacific) where she shares all an ol’ crone knows and does Rune Castings. She’d love to have you come kick off your weekend with her for a quick Happy Hour.

We appreciate you being with us for so long and supporting our desire to teach the things we’ve learned as long-time witches and mystics through Country Dwellers. We hope that you will continue to support us as we make magic in different ways. In the meantime, we invite you to re-listen to the podcasts that remain, as there is a ton of information for all things Witchcraft there.

As with the Wheel of the Year, everything in our world has a time of winter. This is Country Dweller’s winter, our time to head to the underworld and then emerge again as something new and transcendent. So it is.

Please don’t be a stranger and visit MareLin and Runa in the work they continue to do, and we’ll see you on the flip side!

Blessed Be.

Much Love,

Runa & MareLin

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Episode 7, Season 2 – Ancestry Magic and You – October 20, 2018

Welcome back, Country Dwellers. Once again thank you so much for returning each week to listen. We’d like to once again congratulate Michigan Maiden for winning our Country Dwellers Tarot Giveaway. Way to go! We hope to do some more giveaways in the future. Runa still has an epic collection of crystals that need new homes.

This week we get a visit from the six of wands. Then we discuss the importance of Ancestry Magic and its influence on you as a practitioner. Do you know where you come from? Do you know how it affects you? Ancestry Magic can impact you in many ways, especially as the veil thins. So take a listen and walk the path with us for a little while.

Don’t forget to share our podcast with a friend.

Again, please leave a comment, question, or content request here. We’ll happily respond to you here or on our podcast.

Yours in love and light,

~MareLin & Runa

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Cauldron Cooking: Pizza Tacos

Pizza Taco.

Everyone loves pizza. Everyone loves taco. So why not have both? Of course! This is a great meal if you need an activity for multiple generations over some food and drink. Relationship

It’s like a pizza but you fold it like a taco and eat it like a taco. It’s fun. It brings the magic of a bonded experience to everyone.

longevity is the magic of this recipe. Imagine one person in the party cooking up the mushrooms, after someone else plays sous chef, and someone else mixes up the sauce. Someone else can pour the wine. Put on some great music in the background and you’ve got a weeknight party.

All the yum, none of the bad.


  • I spread the sauce on clockwise with 13 rotations, putting in the intention of strong love bonds that conquer all. Now before anyone thinks this is a manipulative cauldron cooking spell, this is not intended as that at all. It‚Äôs just to push energy in the right direction. Not to change anyone‚Äôs free will. We all know that shared experiences are the best way to strengthen bonds. This recipe does this.
  • I use balsamic vinegar in the sauce I create for the pizza part of this recipe. But you can use vinegar in a pinch. But the flavor really deepens with the vinegar.
  • I love the sprouted-grain tortillas from Food for Life Ezekiel for this recipe. But you could use any low-carb tortilla in a pinch. But, don‚Äôt

    These are my go-tos for tomato paste, garlic paste and basil paste.

    use any run-of-the-mill tortilla.

  • I use cherry or grape tomatoes when I make these because the size doesn‚Äôt overwhelm the Pizza Taco. Seeding those are a bit harder, so I don‚Äôt stress on it. But if you use regular-sized tomatoes, you need to seed them.
  • If you have a pizza stone, that would be the bomb to cook these up; however, I just use a huge oven tray covered with parchment paper and it works well. Regardless, oil the stone, or put the baking sheet in to heat in the oven while you ready the ingredients. I have in the past forgotten to heat the baking sheet, but the Pizza Tacos cooked fine without. But if you are heavy on toppings, heating the stone or pan is smart.
  • Ingredients listed are per pizza taco. So figure out how many you want and do the multiplication.
  • If your market has an olive bar, then my suggestion is to use them for the peppers, artichoke, and even olives, of course.

Marinated veggies from the organic olive bar at my local market make sourcing these ingredients easy.


Tomato Paste (2 tblspns per pizza taco)

Garlic Paste (1 tsp per pizza taco)

Basil Paste (1 tsp per pizza taco)

Balsamic vinegar (2 tsp per pizza taco)

Dried Oregano (2 tspns per pizza taco)

Sea Salt (to taste, I go with 1 tspn per pizza taco)

Sprouted Grain Tortilla (1 per pizza taco)

Shredded Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese (¬Ĺ cup per pizza taco)

Tomato, thinly sliced and seeded (i use two cherry tomatoes per pizza taco)

Be sure to cook your mushrooms before putting them on your Pizza Taco.

Carefully put the topped Pizza Tacos onto your pizza stone or baking sheet.

Fresh Basil Leaves (1 to 2 torn per pizza taco)

Red Onions thinly Sliced (per taste per pizza taco)

Uncured Pepperoni (about five slices per pizza taco)

Sauteed Mushrooms (about one cut up per pizza taco)

Artichoke hearts, cut up small (about one heart for a couple of pizza tacos)

Fire Roasted Red peppers, sliced up small

Parmesan cheese, shredded

Hot pepper flakes, to taste

Any other toppings you must have (olives, etc.)


When the pizza is done baking, sprinkle with Parmesan and hot pepper flakes.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Heat Pizza Stone or Baking Sheet while preparing the rest of the Pizza Taco. 

In a small bowl, stir together the tomato paste, garlic paste, basil paste, balsamic vinegar, oregano, and a pinch of salt.

And then you’re ready to eat your Pizza Taco.

Place the tortilla on a flat working surface and spread the tomato sauce mixture evenly over it (remember the 13 clockwise circles). Sprinkle about ‚ÖĒ of the ¬Ĺ cup of mozzarella cheese on top and arrange the pepperoni slices over the cheese. Scatter the other toppings over evenly over the top, then sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese and the basil leaves.

Put filled tortilla carefully on baking stone or sheet and bake until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly — about 15 minutes (check after about 10 minutes). Just before serving, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and hot pepper flakes.

Serve flat on plates and let your guests fold it into the ‚Äútaco.‚ÄĚ Fun, right? Enjoy!


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News about February 10, 2018 Episode

Sorry to report there will be no podcast this week. MareLin has been hit by that awful winter bug. Send her good energies and good thoughts. We are filling her with elderberry syrup, ginger tea, and all kinds of witchy goodness. Hopefully she’ll mend quickly and our February 17, 2018 episode will air as usual.

Be well!


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Post-Eclipse Changes, Episode 11, August 26, 2017

Our handsome Prince of Cups came to join us for the podcast this week.

Greetings Listeners!

This week’s episode explores the after effects of the solar eclipse and we’re visited by the Prince of Cups. We learn that it’s a time for Libra Lovers and Secret-Keeping Scorpios. It’s time to start planning to make your corn dolls, god’s eyes, and bulb planting. We talk Gringo Chicken and Puget Sound Pagan Pride. The spell of the week is particularly powerful and you’ll want to listen in below without delay.

Again, please leave a comment, question, or content request here. We’ll happily respond to you here or on our podcast.

Blessed Be,

Runa & MareLin