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State Of The Trout: “Something Smells Like Corpse In Here” edition

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This week will be lean pickins here on the ol’ blog again. This time, because I’ll be…

  • At Literary Love Savannah in Savannah, GA
  • Being locked in the Sorrel-Weed house tonight to potentially get haunted
  • Finishing up a proposal for a really exciting new project that’s going to get to you guys one way or another
  • Launching a brand new blog––

“WHAT THE FUCK?” you may be screaming right now. I like to think that at least some of you are gnashing your teeth in biblical sorrow. But it wouldn’t be necessary. Trout Nation isn’t going anywhere! It’s just getting a sibling. A weird sibling who talks about auras and how the fae folk stole her car keys. Bewitched Musings is a side blog that will allow me to share metaphysical, new age stuff with the portion of my audience who is cool with it and keep it over-there from the people who aren’t comfortable reading that kind of stuff.

This spring/summer I’ve really had an awakening that was, frankly, a long time coming. After purging myself of the story of The Worst Person I’ve Ever Met, I was slowly able to reconnect with my spiritual self again. And not everybody wants to hear about that shit. But since I share literally everything with my readers, I thought, why not?

So, what to expect at Bewitched Musings:

  • Ramblings about my own spiritual path
  • Reviews of metaphysical products and services
  • Tips for finding/making inexpensive tools or spell ingredients
  • Interviews and guest posts from other cool people
  • Hopefully, a robust comments section where people can share their experiences on these topics

I’m really excited about some of the changes that are going on my life right now, as well as in my writing career, and I can’t wait to share everything with you all. All of the fun features here will still go on (including True Blood Tuesday, if I can ever figure out why my recording software is being how it’s being), so no worries at all. I just need to reinvent and redirect myself slightly every now and then. I’m like a beautiful cicada emerging from wherever the hell they come out of (to be honest, I’m not even 100% sure what a cicada is other than a loud noise at night)––

No. Corpse Flower. We’re going with a Corpse Flower. Every few years, I slowly unfurl my petals and release a glorious stink. Gather round. Grab the camera. Let’s get a live stream going. Jenny Trout is slowly unfurling and smelling like a rotting body. Get excited!

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  1. candy apple
    candy apple

    As an atheist who is also a fledgling witchling who started down this path when I read about the hex to curse Donald Trump and wanted to join in, I’m thrilled about this new blog. Awesome! This is great news on a day when I can really use some! Thank you!

    July 26, 2018
  2. ViolettaD

    Have you read Barbara Ehrenreich’s LIVING WITH A WILD GOD? I was blown away by her honesty and determination to find Truth–whatever HER truth turned out to be (and hers was an uncomfortable, not comforting, one).

    July 26, 2018
  3. RedHanded Jill
    RedHanded Jill

    I’m an atheist, so not as interested in metaphysical stuff, but I’m so glad to hear that you feel much better after the Worst Person series. And also happy with your new blog and all you will get out of that!

    July 26, 2018
  4. Sunniegreen

    So excited to hear you will be talking about this side of things. I’m still exploring this witch, pagan, green, etc spiritual part of my path and there are so few voices to listen to that I resonate with. Super interested in your experience and to delve into the comment section.

    July 26, 2018
  5. Skylar

    Long have I awaited the day I could witness Jenny Trout rambling about witchy things. To the side blog I go!

    July 26, 2018
  6. Rachel O'Riley
    Rachel O'Riley

    How’d the show go?

    July 26, 2018
  7. As I told a co-worker who trusted me with the story of her trauma “You just be you and do what you need.” I think the new blog sounds amazing!

    July 26, 2018
  8. Regina Chapman
    Regina Chapman

    I’m glad you feel so happy and positive. And I’m totally there for the new blog!

    July 27, 2018
  9. Kaliko

    Hi! I am always interested in reading more from you! Since you are launching the themed blog, would you maybe be interested in writing about the Buckland’s book? You’ve mentioned it before, and how it’s quite problematic. I’ve never read it myself, it would be nice to get a different opinion about it especially if there are people saying it’s like the goodest and bestest books for witches. Hope you are doing well!

    July 28, 2018
  10. Yay! Can’t wait to learn more about your witchy journey. I’m always looking for ways to improve my craft and do new spells (because I suck at them).

    July 28, 2018
  11. Jenny (But not Jenny Trout)
    Jenny (But not Jenny Trout)

    I already read all the posts over there and commented on one. Any chance you’ll do another video tarot reading? I found it fascinating and educational. I’d love to hear more about how you interpret the cards. 🙂 The new blog looks great and I’ll be reading it as well as this one.

    July 28, 2018
  12. I’m so excited about your new blog! I will definitely be following along. For a while now I’ve been wanting to learn more about a witchy spiritual path and life always keeps getting in my way. It’ll be great to follow your musings about your path.

    July 29, 2018
  13. Gretel

    I’m not religious or spiritual (anymore) but I like you and your writing so I’m still gonna hop over and follow your blog because I’m interested in what you have to say.

    Also, I’m glad you were able to rekindle your spiritual life after purging the Worst Person. Reclaiming what has been taken from you – not only literally by her deeds but also through trauma and exhaustion – is amazing and I’m happy for you!

    July 29, 2018

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