Episode 117: Shadow's Sundries IV
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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…
35 min
Between the Worlds Podcast
Between the Worlds Podcast
Amanda Yates Garcia, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs
BTW 32: 4 of Swords – Resting Is Healing, with Brandi Spradling
When nothing feels stable, how do you find stability? After the heartbreak of the 3 of Swords, the 4 of Swords reminds us that we’re entering a recovery period. When this card appears, _ _it’s time to lay down your weapons. Get some rest. It’s okay to retreat a little and regroup. It’s in the dark of the earth that we restore and heal. You will take action again very soon and you need all your strength. Tune in to this episode to learn more about the healing powers of this card and what it offers. Our guest today is Brandi Spradling of Venus in Retro Tarot. She’s a progressive Black Feminist who practices intuitive tarot from a healing perspective. Brandi has a special gift for making the tarot accessible, especially for those who might feel alienated (neurodivergent folks or people who’ve experienced trauma for instance). She’s doing tarot for real people, and is willing to be vulnerable and her own experiences and how she uses tarot to help her through them. We love her and we know you will too! Quick head’s up, in this episode we do address a few sensitive issues in this episode, such as mental illness and birth trauma, but MOST of the episode is focused on healing. Just wanted to let you know. x ********************************* Find out more about our special guest, tarot reader Brandi Spradling: Visit her website: https://www.venusinretrotarot.com/ Check out her Instagram feed: @venusinretrotarot Or her YouTube feed: Venus In Retro Tarot ********************************* 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 ********************************** 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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Sarah Faith Gottesdiener
18. The Healing Transformations that Art & Magic Bring with The Living Altar
Guest bios: Ylvadroma Marzanna Radziszewski | they/them - she/her | I am a High Priestess, traditional witch, author, artist, and herbalist. I am also a non-binary trans femme and a survivor of childhood incest and sexual assault. I currently live on unceeded Duwamish and Coast Salish land, now named Seattle. I’m a white person of Slavic, Romani (Sinit & Bashalde,) and Balkan ancestry. I approach my work with a commitment to further understand how access to wellness and traditions of magic are complicated by and interconnected with the violence of kyriarchal oppression. My practice prioritizes the support of sex workers, Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Romani community members, Femmes, survivors of trauma & abuse, survivors of incest & assault, chronically ill folx, Trans & Non-Binary specific health concerns,reproductive health support, and folks navigating mental health concerns. Ylva’s Website https://www.traditionalmagic.com Ylva on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/schooloftraditionalmagic/ Kiki Robinson | they/them - she/her | I am a witch, artist, tarot reader, freaky Starseed and psychic medium. I started building my professional healing practice in 2014, but I have always been a witch and expressed the fierce magic of my Ancestors. I carry Irish/British Isles and Romani diaspora ancestry in my body. I am a multi-disciplinary artist and dancer and my intention is to embody and channel the divine through my creations. I live on occupied Duwamish land, also known as Seattle. My altar is centered in sovereignty, courage, heart-truth and compassion. My work in the world involves assisting in healing and liberating the Collective, disrupting and dismantling oppressive systems, and transformation through creative modalities. I am deeply committed to community healing and magical activism. Kiki’s Website https://www.opulentwitch.com Kiki on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/opulentwitch/ The Altars Up Witches Podcast #ALTARSUPWITCHES is a podcast that explores the roles of queer and trans artists and witches at the intersections of ritual, art, and community. Join Kiki & Ylva every Full and New Moon for witch tips, a lunation reading, conversations, and community guests. Tune in anywhere you cast your pods, or on AnchorFM https://anchor.fm/altarsupwitches
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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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What's Your Sign?
What's Your Sign?
Stevie Anderson, Julia Loken, & Lisa Chanoux - Astrology
WYS - 11th House
Welcome back friends! Today we chat about the house of friendship, community, and the future, it's the 11th House! Your girls discuss their friendship styles, technology, Stevie's 11th House stellium, brushing (or not brushing) your teeth at night, hopes & wishes, plus we take down the hate being thrown at girlfriends who fall asleep during movies!!!!!!!!!!!! *We love our custom Care/of vitamins! For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code sign50* Follow your WYS hosts! Julia Loken @julialoken ( https://www.instagram.com/julialoken/?hl=en ) , Stevie Anderson @spaghett_witch ( https://www.instagram.com/spaghetti_witch/?hl=en ) and Lisa Chanoux @asilnoux ( https://www.instagram.com/asilnoux/?hl=en ) Support us on Patreon for bonus episodes + more! https://www.patreon.com/whatsyoursignpodcast Get yourself some WYS merch! https://teespring.com/stores/whatsyoursignpodcast Instagram: @whatsyoursignpodcast ( https://instagram.com/whatsyoursignpodcast ) Twitter: @WhatsYrSign_Pod ( https://twitter.com/WhatsYrSign_Pod ) Facebook: facebook.com/whatsyoursignpodcast ( https://www.facebook.com/whatsyoursignpodcast/ ) Email: whatsyoursignpodcast@gmail.com Artwork: Alexa Viscius @alexavisciusphoto ( https://www.instagram.com/alexavisciusphoto/ ) Theme Music: Honor Nezzo @nezzzie ( https://www.instagram.com/nezzzie/ ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/whats-your-sign/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
2 hr 11 min
Tarot for the Wild Soul with Lindsay Mack
Tarot for the Wild Soul with Lindsay Mack
Lindsay Mack, founder of Wild Soul Healing
149. Deepening Tarot Connections: Eight, Nine, and Ten of Swords
Today’s episode of the podcast concludes our mini series on deepening our understanding of Tarot connections, as we explore the transformative relationship between the Eight, Nine, and Ten of Swords. How do we navigate our contractions in big moments of expansion? How do we tend to our discomforts and fears in the midst of big evolutionary experiences? Eight, Nine, and Ten of Swords all tend to show up when we are preparing to leap into something new and wonderful, but unfamiliar. They can assist us in skillfully navigating the discomfort that this kind of experience can bring up in us, inviting us to tend to ourselves and our fearful thoughts with curiosity and compassion. In today’s episode, we will explore how to unpack and work with these beautiful cards, embracing them as friends and allies for our continued growth on this planet. Transcript for this episode is coming soon! LINKS Sign up for From Fear to Medicine: https://lindsaymack.com/fromfeartomedicine Sign up for Nourishing the Wild Heart: https://lindsaymack.com/nourishingthewildheart Sign up for my newsletter: https://lindsaymack.com/mailing-list My sweet friend Alia Walson has launched an amazing new course offering! Check it out here: https://www.aliawalston.com/come-as-you-are---now-open-for-enrollment.html ABOUT THE PODCAST Welcome to Tarot for the Wild Soul, a Tarot podcast for soul centered evolution, hosted by Lindsay Mack. Tarot for the Wild Soul explores the Tarot through an inclusive, trauma informed perspective, rooted in compassion, common sense, and critical thinking. Through a weaving of intuitively channeled downloads, answers to listener questions, and lessons around the cards, Tarot for the Wild Soul explores the Tarot as helpful, applicable medicine that can provide nourishment and clarity to us in our day to day lives. ABOUT LINDSAY Lindsay Mack is a queer intuitive Tarot teacher, writer, and the host of the Tarot for the Wild Soul podcast. Lindsay is the creator of Soul Tarot, a reinterpretation and intentional utilization of the Tarot as a healing tool, one that can assist us in differentiating the noise of our brain from the truth of our soul. Soul Tarot is a fusion of Lindsay’s 24 years of experience reading and studying Tarot, her work with her mentor, her own healing journey through complex PTSD/chronic illness, and channeled wisdom from her Guides. Through her regularly sold out workshops, retreats and online Tarot courses, Lindsay has had the profound honor of teaching Soul Tarot to thousands of people from all around the world. As a joyful and healthy survivor of childhood abuse, trauma & PTSD, Lindsay is passionately dedicated to honoring and helping to bring space, light and healing to those who are experiencing mental, emotional or physical suffering. It was the healing from a breakdown in 2014 that fully birthed her into this sacred work and onto her soul path. It is an organic part of her healing work with the Tarot, and she is honored to be sharing these offerings to those who feel called to them. WEBSITE: www.lindsaymack.com PODCAST EDITOR: Chase Voorhees PODCAST ART: Chelsea Iris Granger
1 hr 2 min
The Fat Feminist Witch
The Fat Feminist Witch
Paige The Fat Feminist Witch
Episode 85 - #WitchReads 2020 Wrap-Up!
Hi friends! Thank you for joining me today! It’s a chilly day and gigantic snowflakes are hitting my old windows while the cats snooze nearby and my coffee warms up my hands. It’s a perfect day to curl up with a good book – or 30. Today I'm talking about the books I was fortunate enough to read this year, and the ones I'm most excited about in 2021! Check out all my past book reviews on the blog! WitchReads 2021 Shelf on Goodreads.com 2020's books: Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Queens by Lilith Dorsey The Magic of Marie Laveau by Denise Alvarado Utterly wicked by Dorothy Morrison Hoodoo Cleansing and Protection Magic by Miss Aida The Junior Witch's Handbook by Nikki Van De Car Astrology for Real Relationships by Jessica Lanyadoo The Complete Book of Moon Spells by Michael Herkes The Moon Book by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener Water Magic by Lilith Dorsey Bewitching the Elements by Gabriela Herstik Pathworking the Tarot by Leeza Robertson The Magical Writing Grimoire by Lisa Marie Basile Finding Your Higher Self by Sophie Saint Thomas Thank you to my advertisers for this episode: Better Help - Want to get 10% off your first month of online counselling through Betterhelp? visit http://betterhelp.com/fatfeministwitch The Grimoire Journal: A Place to Record Spells, Rituals, Recipes, and More is available RIGHT NOW! >Order Here My first book - GREEN WITCHCRAFT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DISCOVERING THE MAGIC OF PLANTS, HERBS, CRYSTALS, AND BEYOND is now on sale! Get it >> HERE!
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