Episode 22: Sourdough and Lugh

Episode 22: Sourdough and Lugh

Welcome to the 22nd episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

In this episode, Enku and Anjel try out a new episode format wherein we teach each other about different topics the other researches. Anjel talks about sourdough and how to tie it to ancestor practice. Enku share’s myths and analysis about the Celtic God Lugh. 

Before the episode, we talk about new additions and updates to our Patreon page.

Show Notes

The Puratos Sourdough Library located in St. Vith, Belgium

The Corn ferment mentioned 21 minutes is actually Chica

The chewing of the corn beforehand actually catalyzes the breakdown of starch

Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz

FindaSpring.com

Perfect Soudough community on FB

Sourdough Pasta

How To Make A Sourdough Starter From Scratch

Sourdough: How to Make Artisan Fermented Bread , Rustic Pizza Recipes and Homemade Yeast
by Mary Lo Caso

Mentions of Unleavened Bread in the Bible

John BarleyCorn reenactment ritual for Lammas

Pagan Portals – Raven Goddess: Going Deeper with the Morrigan
by Morgan Daimler

The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might Paperback –
by Courtney Weber

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Wild Witches Episodes 4: Green Witchcraft

Wild Witches Episode 4: Green Witchcraft
Herbs from Anjel’s Garden.

In this next part of the Wild Witches series, Enku, Monica and I talk about plants in magick and discuss a few that are special to us that we use in our own craft. I discuss mug wort, then we have guest slides from Kelly which Enku helps to teach about chamomile, calendula, comfrey, and Monica discusses elderberry and marshmallow. We also talk about tulsi, mimosa and various mint. This class also is associated with a powerpoint presentation that you can access via our Patreon for free to anyone.

Show Notes

Wild Witches Year and A Day community

Science Witch Podcast on Redbubble

Science Witch Podcast on Etsy

Goat and Thistle

Herb Crafter’s Tarot

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Episode 21: Water Witchcraft with Annwyn Avalon

Episode 21: Water Witchcraft with Annwyn Avalon

Welcome to the 21st episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

In this episode, Anjel interviews Annwyn Avalon, author of Water Witchcraft and Way of the Water Priestess. We talk about water witchcraft, water magick movies, and ways you can honor and protect the waters.

Before the interview, we talk about new additions and updates to our Patreon page.

Show Notes

Anjel’s Waterfall pictures on Instagram

Goat and Thistle

Double-blind test of the effects of distant intention on water crystal formation

Pictures of water Crystals

Charles Godfrey Leland

The Secret Intelligence of Water by Veda Austin

Sulis – Goddess of the Spring in Bath, UK

Frozen II

Water Magic by Lilith Dorsey

Represented as a triple nymph pouring water from a beaker.

Stand with Standing Rock

Nestle CEO says that water as a human right is “extreme”

Mad Max Fury Road

Cleancult

Ocean Blue Clean up

Big Blue Ocean Clean up

Water Witchcraft group on FB

Water Priestess Temple Group on FB

Sea Witches Group on FB

Water Priestess Arts on Instagram

Annwyn Avalon on Instagram

Annwyn Avalon on Youtube

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Episode 20: It’s All Coming Up Roses

Episode 20: It’s all coming up Roses!

Welcome to the 20th episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

Roses from the International Test garden In Portland
Roses from the International Test garden In Portland

In this episode, Enku and Anjel discuss Roses, the biology and history of these iconic flowers, magical associations, how roses have been used as symbols throughout history and even some ways to incorporate roses into your kitchen witchery and spell work. At the end of the episode, we host a promo for one of our favorite fellow witchy podcasts: That Witch Life.

We also discuss new updates to the Patreon, including rewards that Enku will be contributing through his herbal products business, Goat and Thistle.

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Show Notes

Storm Faerywolf’s Books

Nadia’s Initiative

Oldest Rose Bush- Thousand Year Old Rose in Hildesheim Germany

Tombstone Museum and the Largest Rose in the World

Alchemical Tarot

Bread and Roses Song

Blackthorn’s Botanical Magick

Kombucha Alchemy- Episode 4

Grimoire of the Thorn-Blooded Witch: Mastering the Five Arts of Old World Witchery by Raven Grimassi

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Episode 19: Big Tree Energy

Episode 19: Big Tree Energy

Welcome to the 19th episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

Big Tree Energy

In this episode, we welcome Enku to the show as a co-host, and talk about big trees, the ones we’ve visited, how they were important to us personally in our practice, and how they’ve influenced cultures all over the world. We also talk about seeking out big trees, share some stories of specific big trees and also how you can help save big trees.

We also discuss new updates to the Patreon, including rewards that Enku will be contributing through his herbal products business, Goat and Thistle.

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Show Notes

Live Oaks of Louisiana

Big Tree Seeker FB community

Sky Lake near Belzoni, MS

Valley of the Giants

Pando – the largest and oldest organism is an aspen tree

Humongous Fungus in the Malheur National Forest.

Cahokia Woodhenge

Wild Witches Episode on Jungian Archetypes

Oldest Bonsai Trees

Correction: The Tree survived the bomb at Hiroshima, not Nagasaki

Treefecta

Hyperion- The Tallest Tree in the World

Why you should skip seeing Hyperion, the tallest tree in the world

General Sherman

Methuselah Trail

Largest Bald Cypress tree- Longwood Florida killed in fire

Free State of Jones

Free State of Jones -Book

Finding the Mother Tree

Timber wars Podcast

Henry Ford and the decimation of Cypress Swamps

The Big Trees of Quinault Lake

Oldest Ginkgo Tree

Was Gingko Saved by Monasteries?

Ancient Yew Trees of Europe

Under the Witching Tree

Heritage Trees of Oregon

Historic Trees of Georgia

Old Growth Forest Network

Ancient Forest Alliance

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Wild Witches Episode 3: Jungian Archetypes

Wild Witches Episode 3: Jungian Archetypes

In this episode, Enku and Anjel discuss the work of Carl Jung and how his concept of Archetypes has influenced current thought and practice in astrology and Tarot.

Show Notes

Wild Witches Year and A Day community

The Gateway: The Teal Swan Story

Freud and Jung Letters

The Red Book – A window into Jung’s dreams

Red Book on Thrift Books

Van Gogh immersive experience

The Witch Wave

Herb Crafter’s Tarot’

Altered Carbon

Carl Jung Tarot Cards Provide Doorways to the unconscious and even a way to predict the future 

The Visionary Mystical Art of Carl Jung

The Pagan World

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It is important that we acknowledge the fact that Portland, Oregon is located in the traditional homelands of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Watlala Bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other indigenous nations who made their homes along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. It is our intention in recognizing these communities to honor their lives, their legacies, their elders, their descendants, and the vibrancy and importance of their ongoing work—and to stand in solidarity with them at every opportunity.

Episode 18: Interview with Seba, the Southern Fried Witch

Episode 18: Interview with the Southern Fried Witch

Welcome to the 18th episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

In this episode, Anjel interviews Seba from the Southern Fried Witch Podcast. We talk about being a witch in the Deep South, the challenges and deep magick that comes from the land down home and how podcasting has changed her perspective on the craft. Before the interview, Anjel makes and amendment to her previous episode on houseplants, share updates on the Patreon page, and makes an exciting announcement about a new co-host joining the show, Enku!

Special thanks to our episode sponsors, Cricket and Iris Magical Botanicals.

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Show Notes

The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast- Episode 87 – Voluptas!

The Darkside of our Houseplant obsession

That Witch Life Podcast

Pagan sues Panera Bread Company alleging religious discrimination

New Orleans Cemetery Tours

Crescent City Conjure

The Southern Fried Witch- Episode 7: Hound Dogs in Trees

Sweet Thing by Van  Morrison

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Black Lives Matter

It is important that we acknowledge the fact that Portland, Oregon is located in the traditional homelands of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Watlala Bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other indigenous nations who made their homes along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. It is our intention in recognizing these communities to honor their lives, their legacies, their elders, their descendants, and the vibrancy and importance of their ongoing work—and to stand in solidarity with them at every opportunity.

Wild Witches – Episode 2 : Heathenry

Wild Witches Episode 2: Heathenry

In this conversation we discuss the Heathen community in the PNW, the 9 noble virtues of Heathenry as well as the challenges People of Color have faced when identifying with a religion that has been co-opted by white nationalist. It’s an important and fascinating conversation that I felt very honored to facilitate and get to share with y’all now over this RSS feed. This conversation also features questions and experiences with Heathenry from Moondancer and Enku from the previous Wild Witch episode as well as some great input from David who is a practicing Heathen. Content warning: mentions of alcohol and drinking.

Show Notes

Wild Witches Year and A Day community

Heathens of the PNW

Heilung

Wardruna

Eric the Red: The Viking Adventurer

The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology

The 9 Noble Virtues of Heathenry

Historical European Martial Arts

Joey’s Band- Endelos

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It is important that we acknowledge the fact that Portland, Oregon is located in the traditional homelands of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Watlala Bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other indigenous nations who made their homes along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. It is our intention in recognizing these communities to honor their lives, their legacies, their elders, their descendants, and the vibrancy and importance of their ongoing work—and to stand in solidarity with them at every opportunity.

Episode 17: Here’s to you Dr. Wolverton

Episode 16: Reclaiming the Colorado

Welcome to the 17th episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

Some of my own house plant collection.

In this solo episode, Anjel does a deep dive into houseplants and speaks about a cherished science mentor that made them the science witch they are today. Also discussed in this podcast is some liturgy about Ninkasi as well as updates to the Pateron.

Before the interview, I talk about new additions and updates to our Patreon page.

Special thanks to our episode sponsors, Cricket and Iris Magical Botanicals.

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Show Notes

Plants Clean Air and Water for Indoor Environments

Dr. Wolverton’s environmental consulting company- Wolverton Environmental

How to Grow Fresh Air by Bill Wolverton

Problematic House Plant Names

What’s in a Name? Why We Won’t Use T. zebrina’s Common Name

How to make an easy macramé plant sling

Beginners Guide to Houseplants by Beverly Hill

Houseplants that Heal by by J W Adams

Giese, M., U. Bauer-Doranth, C. Langebartels and H. Sandermann, Jr., ‘Detoxification of formaldehyde by the spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum L.) and by soybean (Glycine max L.) cell suspension cultures,’ Plant Physiology, 1994, 104:1301-1309. 

Orwell, Ralph L., et al. “Removal of benzene by the indoor plant/substrate microcosm and implications for air quality.” Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 157.1-4 (2004): 193-207.

Ege, Markus Johannes, et al. “Prenatal exposure to a farm environment modifies atopic sensitization at birth.” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 122.2 (2008): 407-412.

Gehring, Ulrike, et al. “Beta (1–> 3)-glucan in house dust of German homes: housing characteristics, occupant behavior, and relations with endotoxins, allergens, and molds.” Environmental Health Perspectives 109.2 (2001): 139.

Shoemaker, Candice A., et al. “Relationships between plants, behavior, and attitudes in an office environment.” HortTechnology 2.2 (1992): 205-206.

Wolverton, B. C. How To Grow Fresh Air, Penguin Books, New York, 1997

Wolverton, B. C., Rebecca C. McDonald, and E. A. Watkins. “Foliage plants for removing indoor air pollutants from energy-efficient homes.” Economic Botany38.2 (1984): 224-228.

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It is important that we acknowledge the fact that Portland, Oregon is located in the traditional homelands of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Watlala Bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other indigenous nations who made their homes along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. It is our intention in recognizing these communities to honor their lives, their legacies, their elders, their descendants, and the vibrancy and importance of their ongoing work—and to stand in solidarity with them at every opportunity.

Episode 16: Reclaiming the Colorado

Episode 16: Reclaiming the Colorado

Welcome to the 16th episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

In this episode, Anjel interviews John Mahkewa, Hopi Elder, Permaculture consultant and water defender about his project the Yuma Convergence and his efforts to help restore the Colorado River. In this conversation, John shares stories of his indigenous traditions and how we can heal our own relationship with the earth and waters.

Before the interview, I talk about new additions and updates to our Patreon page.

Special thanks to our episode sponsors, Cricket and Iris Magical Botanicals.

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Show Notes

Grace Chapella -John’s Grandmother and famous Hopi ceramic artist

Permaculture Principles

Sturgeon on the Colorado

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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Black Lives Matter

It is important that we acknowledge the fact that Portland, Oregon is located in the traditional homelands of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Watlala Bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other indigenous nations who made their homes along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. It is our intention in recognizing these communities to honor their lives, their legacies, their elders, their descendants, and the vibrancy and importance of their ongoing work—and to stand in solidarity with them at every opportunity.