Episode 15: #WitchesGettinVaccinated

Episode 15: #WitchesGettinVaccinated

Welcome to the 15th episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

For this episode, I have a conversation with fellow Science Witch, Kat Borealis of the Borealis Meditation podcast. In our conversation, we discuss how her geological studies intersect and affirm her spirituality, and then discuss the COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to combat misinformation in the spiritual community about these vaccines. We introduce the hashtage #WitchesGettinVaccinated and invite anyone out there listening to use it in their social media platforms to support vaccine and science literacy.

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

Stop AAIP Hate

Keep a watch on our FB page and I will be posting the pressed cherry blossoms to mail out to people who make a 15 USD minimum donation to Stop AAIP Hate.

Do trees talk to each other?

Starhawk responds to negative comments about her getting vaccinated

Unlocking the potential of vaccines built on messenger RNA

Timberwars podcast series

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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.

Episode 14: Women’s movement and Witchcraft with Phaedra Bonewits

Episode 14: Episode 14- Women’s Movement and Witchcraft with Phaedra Bonewits

Welcome to the 14th episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

Happy 1 year anniversary to the start of the Science Witch Podcast! For our 14th episode, Anjel interviews pagan elder in the witchcraft and neopagan community, Phaedra Bonewits. In our conversation we discuss the women’s spirituality movement and its influence on witchcraft and what important lessons Phaedra would like younger witches to know about this important time in our collective her-story. We also talk a bit about modern expression of witchcraft and how the neopagan community needs to evolve to encompass all gender diversity, as well as share some interesting anecdotes about her late husband, Issac Bonewits. 

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

Special thanks to our episode sponsors, As Above, LLC.

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Show Notes

Wild Witches of the Willamette

Wild Witches Year and a Day class

Mastering Witchcraft by Paul Huson

A discussion on Baby Witches From the Seeking Witchcraft Podcast

Waking the Witch by Pam Grossman

Missing Witches Episode on Zea Budapest

Real Magic: An Introductory Treatise on the Basic Principles of Yellow Magic

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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.

Episode 13 : Interview with Oz; Intersections of Paganism and Science Fiction

Episode 13: Interview with Oz; Intersections of Paganism and Science Fiction

Welcome to the 13th episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

In this episode, Anjel interviews Oberon Zel Ravenhart, Pagan elder and professional wizard about the intersections of science fiction and the Neo-Pagan Movement.

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

Special thanks to our first official episode sponsors, As Above, LLC.

Facebook @as.above.salem

Instagram @as_above_salem

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Show Notes

Documentary about Oz

Drawing down the Moon by Margot Adler, 2005 edition

Occult America: White House Seances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation
Stranger in a Strange Land

Grey School of Wizardry

Altered Carbon

American Gods

The Expanse

Strange Angel

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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.

Episode 12: Interview with Roady; Chaos Magick, Neurodivergence and Nostilgiamancy

Episode 12: Interview with Roady; Chaos Magick, Neurodivergence and Nostilgiamancy

Welcome to the 12th episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

In this episode, Anjel interviews Roady the Wayward Dragon about Chaos Magick, the role of neurodivergence in magick, and how he practices his Nostalgiamancy. Before the interview, I talk about new changes the podcast as well as new additions and updates to our Patreon page.

Special thanks to our first official episode sponsors, As Above, LLC.

Facebook @as.above.salem

Instagram @as_above_salem

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Show Notes

Pokemancy

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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.

Episode 11: Frankincense, Myrrh, and other resins for your sacred smoke practice with Amy Blackthorn

Episode 11: Interview with Amy Blackthorn

Welcome to the eleventh episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

In this episode, Anjel interviews Amy Blackthorn of Blackthorn’s Botanicals and they talk about how to respectfully and thoughtfully develop your own smoke cleansing practice, as well as information about the history of two resins that have important significance to the ancient word and modern witchcraft: frankincense and myrrh. Amy also talks about her upcoming new book project and shares some wisdom and insight in working with these plant allies in a myriad of ways beyond just smoke cleansing.

At the end of the episode Anjel shares a remembrance of their friend, Richard Stratton, who passed away early in December, and reads a brief poem that he had written.

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Show Notes

Sacred Smoke: Clear Away Negative Energies and Purify Body, Mind, and Spirit

Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic: The Green Witch’s Guide to Essential Oils for Spellcraft, Ritual & Healing

Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews: Herbal Potions, Magical Teas, and Spirited Libations

Fred Soll Incense

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 10: Mycorrhizal Magick

Episode 10: Mycorrhizal Magick

Welcome to the tenth episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

In this episode, Anjel does a deep dive into a topic near and dear to their heart: mushrooms! Anjel has a masters degree in biology, with an emphasis on mycology, and their graduate research was on ectomycorrhizal fungi.

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Show Notes

The Social Dilemma

Science Witch Podcast on Patreon

There are ascomycetes that are ectomycorrhizal too, including the fungus that produces Truffles, Rhizopogon and Glomus.

Posion.org
1-800-222-1222

Foraging Fungi in National Forest

There are dichotomous keys for animals and minerals too.

Mushroom Demystified – David Arora

Plant and Fungus Totems: Connect with Spirits of Field, Forest, and Garden by Lupa

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 9: Essential Oils

Episode 9: Essential Oils

Episode 9: Essential Oils

Welcome to the ninth episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

In this episode, Anjel and Iris explore essential oils, inspired by an episode of the Netflix docuseries Unwell, which takes an unflinching look at current wellness trends. Learn about how witchcraft intersects with the scientific validation of aromatherapy, and how not to get caught up in a multilevel marketing company, also referred to as a pyramid scheme.

We also talk a bit about what’s happening in Portland and the world more broadly. See full show notes below!

If you have any question, thoughts, or feedback, we’d love to hear from you! Send questions to questions@sciencewitchpodcast.com and we’ll follow up and, with your permission, share it on an upcoming episode.

Also… please follow us, share this episode out, give us a fabulous rating and let others know about what we’re up to so we can keep growing this sweet little community of ours!

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Show Notes

Unwell on Netflix
https://www.netflix.com/title/81044208

Breitenbush Hot springs
https://breitenbush.com/

Opal Creek Wilderness
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/willamette/recarea/?recid=4211

Shellburg Falls
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/oregon/shellburg-falls-trail

Organizations to Donate to Oregon Wildfire relief
https://oregoncf.org/oregon-wildfire-relief-recovery/

Clackamas County deputy placed on leave after sharing antifa wildfire rumors in online video
https://www.opb.org/article/2020/09/12/clackamas-county-antifa-rumor-sheriff-deputy-leave/

Resources about Ancient Egyptians and essential oil use: https://deathscent.com/2016/09/08/the-fragrance-of-the-soul-olfaction-death-in-ancient-egypt-religion-egypt-part-iii

Validation of Aromatherapy
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/aromatherapy-do-essential-oils-really-work

Study with Lavender: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3612440/

Essential Oils can cause allergic reactions:
https://www.livescience.com/52080-essential-oils-science-health-effects.html

Green Witchcraft: A Practical Guide to Discovering the Magic of Plants, Herbs, Crystals, and Beyond by Paige Vanderbeck
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/green-witchcraft-paige-vanderbeck/1135782358

Essential Oil Vendors

The Raven’s Wing Magickal Company
https://theravenswing.com/

Essential Trading Post
https://www.essentialtradingpost.com/

SensibleRemedies
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SensibleRemedies?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=725493830

Windy Farms Lavender Essential Oil
https://windyhillslavender.com/

The Lavender Shop
https://www.thelavendershop.org/


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 8: Composting Magic with Worms + Portland Update

Episode 8: Composting Magic with Worms + Portland Update
Episode 8: Composting Magic with Worms + Portland Update

Welcome to the eighth episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

In this episode, Anjel and Iris share all kinds of goodness on the magic of composting with worms, how you can take more control of both your food and waste stream—and how microorganisms may just be the magical entities that will save us all.

We also talk a bit about what’s happening in Portland and the world more broadly in terms of both the Movement for Black Lives, including Black Lives Matter. See full show notes below!

If you have any question, thoughts, or feedback, we’d love to hear from you! Send questions to questions@sciencewitchpodcast.com and we’ll follow up and, with your permission, share it on an upcoming episode.

Also… please follow us, share this episode out, give us a fabulous rating and let others know about what we’re up to so we can keep growing this sweet little community of ours!

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Show Notes

That Witch Life Podcast, Episode 48: Mushroom Magick With Anjel
https://thatwitchlife.com/2020/08/31/episode-48-mushroom-magick-with-anjel/

Psilocybin Therapy, Oregon Ballot Measure 109
https://voteyeson109.org/

How to Change your Mind by Michael Pollan
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/529343/how-to-change-your-mind-by-michael-pollan/

Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51660.Food_of_the_Gods

Family members of Oregonians killed by police discuss grief, community and next steps
https://www.opb.org/article/2020/09/01/family-members-of-oregonians-killed-by-police-on-grief-community-and-next-steps/

PDX Witches
https://twitter.com/TheWitchesPDX

Racist Past and Present of Portland, and Oregon More Broadly

Nested Design for Worm Bins
https://www.epa.gov/recycle/how-create-and-maintain-indoor-worm-composting-bin

Compost Everything: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting by David the Good
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25527183-compost-everything

E. coli outbreak in AZ linked to farm in Yuma
https://www.businessinsider.com/romaine-e-coli-outbreak-ending-2018-5

Pacific Trash Vortex
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/

These Tiny Microbes are Munching Away at Plastic Waste in the Ocean
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/05/these-tiny-microbes-are-munching-away-plastic-waste-ocean

“From that point of view, taking responsibility for our own shit, on every level, is a spiritual necessity. There is no myth more fascinating, no realm of spirit or faerie more strange, exotic and entrancing, than the amazing creatures of the microbial world whose birth, growth, death and decay makes compost out of waste. For gardeners, soil builders and earth healers, there is no greater treasure than compost, with its recycled nutrients and complex colonies of microbial life.”
– Starhawk (https://starhawk.org/permaculture/my-personal-journey/)

Continued from above: Racist Past and Present of Portland, and Oregon More Broadly

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 7: Resilience Witchcraft with Fermentation

Episode 7: Resilience Witchcraft with Fermentation
Episode 7: Resilience Witchcraft through Fermentation

Welcome to the seventh episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

In this episode, Iris rejoins Anjel to talk about resilience witchcraft through fermentation and taking greater control of our food supplies. We also talk a bit about what’s happening in Portland and the world more broadly in terms of both the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the Movement for Black Lives, including Black Lives Matter. See full show notes below!

If you have any question, thoughts, or feedback, we’d love to hear from you! Send questions to questions@sciencewitchpodcast.com and we’ll follow up and, with your permission, share it on an upcoming episode.

Also… please follow us, share this episode out, give us a fabulous rating and let others know about what we’re up to so we can keep growing this sweet little community of ours!

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Show Notes

Episode 6: Appreciation vs. Appropriation

Episode 6: Appreciation vs. Appropriation
Episode 6: Appreciation vs. Appropriation

Welcome to the sixth episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

In this episode, Anjel talks with Solomon on the topic of cultural appreciation vs. cultural appropriation, specifically in the realms of witchcraft, Paganism and the furry fandom. See show notes below!

If you have any question, thoughts, or feedback, we’d love to hear from you! Send questions to questions@sciencewitchpodcast.com and we’ll follow up and, with your permission, share it on an upcoming episode.

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Show Notes