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Oct 26, 2020
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THE WONDER: Science-Based Paganism
THE WONDER: Science-Based Paganism
The Wonder Podcast
Brightening (Imbolc)
Remember, we welcome comments, questions and suggested topics at thewonderpodcastQs@gmail.com S2E04 TRANSCRIPT: ----more---- Yucca: Welcome back to the Wonder Science-Based Paganism. I'm your host Yucca. Mark: I'm Mark. Yucca: And this week we are already talking about this February holiday Imbolc or Candlemas River Rain. Is that right? Mark: Yes. Yucca: Or for us Second Winter, Nos Gwyl Fair. It's got a lot of names. Mark: Yes exactly. It seems that the cross quarters always accumulate this big pile of names, whereas the solstices and equinoxes just usually have one or maybe two. But this is this is a pretty important holiday for many pagans. And so we'll be talking about what it means and what kinds of ritual practices we have associated with it and what our metaphorical associations are with it. And this marks, the last of the solar holidays that we are doing a podcast about For the first time, this is the eighth. We started at the Spring Equinox last year. And so we've come all the way around the Wheel of the Year to the February Sabbath. So that's pretty exciting. And thank you for taking this journey with us. We really appreciate our listeners and we're glad you're here with us. Thank you. Yucca: Yeah, thank you. And. the emails that we asked for some last time and got several responses from all of you. And that always is just incredible and wonderful. And we really appreciate that. Mark: Yes. Yes. And your ideas are really helpful to us. So keep them coming. Yucca: Yep. So we've got several that we've been able to put onto the list for that. Mark: Yeah. Yucca: So let's start. What's going on in your climate? Mark. Mark: In my climate, what I have, I've usually named this holiday River Rain, which is the festival of water. And the reason for that is, is that it is usually raining torrentially at this time of year . January and February are the wettest months of the year. And all of the Hills have turned green. Occasionally we'll get a cold Arctic storm and there'll be a little dust of snow on the tops of the mountains. But it's generally about rain, everything greens up and the creeks are all fendering then there's just that sort of inward cozy staying in at home kind of feeling, but not the same as at Yule because. It's evident now that the light has returned quite a bit, the days are definitely longer. The the sunrise is definitely earlier. So. It's a time to notice, Hey, the years getting on. And even though it may be a little early for say, planting a garden or something like that, because we're still likely to have freezes it's a time for planning and getting your tools together and learning whatever skills are necessary to approach the work of the coming year. How about yours? What's happening in your environment? Yucca: For us, this is the coldest time of the year. I am in a desert, but we're a high desert right at 7,000 feet. And so we get real extremes at every night is freezing. And most of the days will come up above freezing, but it's still pretty bitter and we're moving towards the wind. There specially in the next couple of months, there'll be a lot of wind that we'll get that really accentuates that feeling of coldness and bitter. is Second Winter for us. It's not spring. Spring is not in the air. There's nothing springy about it, except that change in the light. So there's a beautiful quietness. There's a sense of waiting a little bit what you're talking about with the planning. It's still winter. We've moved away. It's not Yule anymore. But. But there's still a restfulness this time of year. And I think in some ways, this is perhaps the only restful time of the year for what's happening in my climate. All the other times, there's always this growth happening in the rains coming and the harvest and the planning and all of this stuff. But now it's just quiet and cold and waiting. And actually it's probably not picking up on the mic, but it just started to hail here. It was snow a moment ago. We'll get hail all the way until June actually, but not much will stick we'll get a little bit. And then, because we only get about 12 inches of precipitation total throughout the whole year. So, so I hear the night, the wind and the hail coming down and it's chilly it and cozy. So, yeah, Mark: Nice. Yeah, it's like, this is actually the coldest time of year for us too, in that it, we do get some freezes at night occasionally but what that means, I mean, the days are still. I mean even the cold days are in the high forties. And the warm days. I mean, especially now with climate change, we just had a week ago we had a day in the seventies. It was ridiculous. And of course people love the warm weather, but at the same time, it just feels really creepy. It's just so wrong for this time of year, but finally this week we're getting some good rain. I don't know if I mentioned this. We're supposed to get about nine inches this week. Yucca: Good amount. Mark: It's yeah it's a good amount. Yeah, rain and so Everything is greening up. All of the fresh green grass is springing up and the bare dirt. So the Hills are all turning green from the gold that they were with the brown grasses. It's still not quite time for wild flowers which this is where I actually see real spring starting. I consider this to be the beginning of the spring season. But it's usually a few weeks into it that we started having the wild flowers come up, which is when I start looking towards the Spring Equinox. And I don't know whether you know this, but California, when it was first encountered by white settlers, was this dazzling display of wild flowers before the European grasses were introduced. And what was here were bunchgrasses rather than carpet, grasses and. Yucca: Than your sod formers. Mark: Yes. And a tremendous volume of different kinds of wild flowers. So there are tons and tons of native wild flowers here, and there are still places where you can go that are carpeted in California, poppies or paintbrush, or, other plants like that. So it can be a very beautiful time of year as you get into March and April. So. We've talked about this before. Besides the metaphors and symbol systems that I associate with the Sabbaths that have to do with the climate and the agricultural cycle. I mean, traditionally, this holiday is the holiday of getting your tools together, sharpening your agricultural tools and figuring out, how your garden's going to get planted this year and laying in seeds and all that kind of stuff. But beside that, I also map the Wheel of the Year on to the cycle of a human life. And so this sabbath. I associate with infancy, kind of the infant toddler sort of range of human life. And because this is the time when you're accumulating lots of knowledge and skills that you're going to then use later on in the cycle. Just as babies do with this incredible, information flood and figuring out how to use their bodies and just how to navigate this world. So that's really interesting too. I mean, I know that a lot of pagans associate this holiday with the Irish goddess Brigid. And they, there's a tradition where you make a little baby Bridget and put it in a cradle as a part of your ritual for the year. And I do something very similar. Although what I call the little corn Dolly that I make rain baby and the rain baby is a witness. To all of the Sabbaths going forward from this time until we get to Hallows or Samhain. And when the rain baby is burned in the Samhain fire to call the rain back. And then the cycle begins again at at River Rain or the February Sabbath. Right. So that's, those are the sorts of things that I associate with this holiday. There was someone in the Ethiopian Facebook group who termed this holiday Brightening. And I really like that term because it's so much more universal. I mean, anybody in the Northern hemisphere is going to experience that the days have gotten longer since the winter solstice. So I may start usi…
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Between the Worlds Podcast
Between the Worlds Podcast
Amanda Yates Garcia, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs
BTW 33: 5 of Swords – Breaking the Curse, with Marcella Kroll
When I think of the 5 of Swords, I think about conflict. Someone is hurt, another someone is feeling bitter and resentful, someone else is on a vindictive rampage. But of course, since tarot is a wisdom tradition, it’s not just going to leave us there in harm’s way like that. It’s got medicine for us, it’s got some strategies, tune in to find out what the 5 of Swords teaches us about transforming hurt into healing. Our guest today is Marcella Kroll an artist, creator, performer, and psychic medium. Her spiritual guidance provides insight, clarity, and healing on core levels to her clients and students. Embracing her multidimensional and diverse ancestral bloodlines, Marcella offers a safe container for those ready to explore the liminal and do the deep work, either in private sessions or in the sacred sanctuary of learning, ceremony, or ritual. We love Marcella and we know you will too. Join us! ********************************* Find out more about our special guest, tarot reader, artist and medium Marcella Kroll Visit her website: https://www.marcellakroll.com/ Check out her podcast: Saved By The Spell Grab her book or Oracle Deck: Priestess, and Sacred Symbols Check out her Instagram feed: @marcellakroll ********************************* AVAILBLE WORKSHOPS *Cutting the Cord - a Banishing and Welcoming Ritual Workshop_*_ In this workshop we’ll be releasing our sorrows and clearing our wounds. Then, we’ll welcome in the ways we’d like to grow and flourish in the coming year. CLICK THIS LINK TO FIND OUT MORE This is a Between the Worlds workshop and can be purchased as a one off, or is included in your Jupiter level subscriber membership. Click here to register. ********************************** Learn More About Your Host Amanda Yates Garcia, & Buy Her Book To sign up for Amanda's newsletter, CLICK HERE. To order Amanda's book, "Initiated: Memoir of a Witch" CLICK HERE. Amanda's Instagram Amanda's Facebook To book an appointment with Amanda go to www.oracleoflosangeles.com ********************************** Original MUSIC by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs Check out Mind Your Practice - Carolyn's new podcast with author and arts consultant, Beth Pickens. Mind Your Practice is geared towards artists and writers looking for strategies and support to build their projects and practices (plus loving pep talks). There’s even a club - “Homework Club” - which offers creative people a framework for keeping their projects and practices a priority with *actual homework* and optional accountability groups made up of other artists and writers! You can visit MindYourPractice.com for more details or listen wherever you stream Between the Worlds. ********************************** Get in touch with sponsorship inquiries for Between the Worlds at betweentheworldspodcast@gmail.com. ** CONTRIBUTORS: Amanda Yates Garcia (host) & Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs (producer). The BTW logo collage was created by Maria Minnis (tinyparsnip.com / instagram.com/tinyparsnip ) with text designed by Leah Hayes.
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Moonbeaming
Moonbeaming
Sarah Faith Gottesdiener
18. The Healing Transformations that Art & Magic Bring with The Living Altar
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Basic Witches
Basic Witches
Soulfire Productions
"How Witchcraft Saved My Life" with Pro-Witch Vincent Higginbotham
Pro-Witch and author of " How Witchcraft Saved My Life ( https://www.amazon.com/How-Witchcraft-Saved-Life-Transformative/dp/0738766631 ) ,” Vincent Higginbotham shares how magical practices helped him recover from trauma, loneliness, and find self-love. Today on Basic Witches: * How Vini found witchcraft & what magic means to him * Witchcraft as a connection to source * How Vini has used magic and manifestation to transform his life * Self-love & acceptance after Vini’s suicide attempt * The deities Vini works with * Finding your power and gifts from trauma * Sitting with and healing your shadow This show is supported by: * Betterhelp | Visit Betterhelp.com/BasicWitches ( https://www.betterhelp.com/BasicWitches ) for 10% off your first month. Resources: * Vini’s IG: @vincent_higginbotham ( https://www.instagram.com/vincent_higginbotham/?hl=en ) * Vini’s book: How Witchcraft Saved My Life ( https://www.amazon.com/How-Witchcraft-Saved-Life-Transformative/dp/0738766631 ) * Head over to That Sex Chick ( https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/that-sex-chick/id1537817017 ) to listen and subscribe! Follow your intuwitchin’ by following us on IG: @BasicWitches ( https://www.instagram.com/basicwitches ) // @LeahKnauer ( https://www.instagram.com/leahknauer ) // @RachelLaforest ( https://www.instagram.com/rachellaforest ) Join us LIVE for “Blazin’ with @BasicWitches” on Instagram every Tuesday at 5:55pm PST. Free Q&A, card pulls, and expert guests! New Merch Alert! Visit BasicWitches.Threadless.com ( http://basicwitches.threadless.com ) for our latest releases. Subscribe! Review! Join our Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/BasicWitches ) ! And we promise we won’t put a hex on you <3 This show is produced by Soulfire Productions ( http://soulfireproductionsco.com/ )
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The Plant Path
The Plant Path
with Sajah & Whitney Popham, founders of The School of Evolutionary Herbalism. Herbalist, Spagyricist, Medical Astrologer
Developing Your Herbal Competence and Confidence
As we walk the plant path, there eventually comes a time when we come up against certain blocks that prevent us from reaching that next level in our practice of herbalism. While it's critical that we learn the external skills, strategies, principles and practices to become an herbalist, there is also an internal component to our work as an herbalist that is essential to address. In order to be the greatest herbalist possible, in order to reach the next level in our work with plant medicines, there is a necessity to cultivate a new level of confidence and competence in our work- that is, attending to our inner and outer development. In this video, I share with you 3 critical ways you can develop both your herbal competence and inner confidence that help you to move beyond any blockages you might be facing towards being of service to your family, community and clients in deeper ways. ———————————— CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY ———————————— To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at: http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels: http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/ Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyP63opAmcpIAQg1M9ShNSQ ———————————— ABOUT SAJAH ———————————— Sajah Popham is the author of Evolutionary Herbalism and the founder of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where he trains herbalists in a holistic system of plant medicine that encompasses clinical western herbalism, medical astrology, Ayurveda, and spagyric alchemy. His mission is to develop a comprehensive approach that balances the science and spirituality of plant medicine, focusing on using plants to heal and rejuvenate the body, clarify the mind, open the heart, and support the development of the soul. Sajah’s approach honors and acknowledges the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of plants for a holistic model that uses the whole herb to heal the whole person. He lives on a homestead in the foothills of Mt. Baker Washington with his wife Whitney where he teaches, consults clients, and prepares spagyric herbal medicines. ———————————— ABOUT THE PLANT PATH ———————————— The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines. A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism. ———————————— WANT TO FEATURE US ON YOUR PODCAST? ———————————— If you’d like to interview Sajah or Whitney to be on your podcast, click here to fill out an interview request form.
24 min
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