Episode 34: Epigenetics and Ancestral Healing

Episode 34: Epigenetics and Ancestral Healing

Welcome to the 34th episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

In this special Samhain episode, Enku and Anjel talk about the emerging field of epigenetics which studies how genetics and environmental influences impact how trauma is passed through genetic lineages and how to engage in an ancestral healing practice that has the ability to change gene expression and breaking generational curses..

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Conjure South – Mobile, AL 

Mississippi Renaissance Festival

Southern’s Magic 

It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn 

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children’s genes

Racial and Gender Disparities in Suicide Among Young Adults Aged 18–24: United States, 2009–2013

Water Warriors

We Breathe Again

Unspoken: America’s Native American Boarding Schools

‘Horrible History’: Mass Grave of Indigenous Children Reported in Canada

Humans Are All More Closely Related Than We Commonly Think – Scientific American

Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor -January 31, 2008

Mitochondrial Eve

The Prince of Pomeroy’s Kindle Edition

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Ep 33: Astrology 202

Episode 33: Astrology 202

Welcome to the 33rd episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

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In this episode of the podcast, Enku and Anjel talk about Astrology as a compendium to the Wild Witches episode Astrology 101. They discuss how astrology was the first predictive analytics, how to look up your chart, aspects and how they influence the nuances of your chart, and discover that they both have their north node in Gemini and were destined to this podcast together. 

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Wild Witches Episode 8: Astrology 101 taught by Anjel for the Wild Witches Year and a Day Class

That Witch Life’s So Mote that Con Oct 15-16

Storm Faerywolf- The Satyr’s Kiss

Kalika Tybera

Episode 31: D&D and modern mythmaking with Puppy

Free Natal Chart Report 

The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need by Joanna Martine Woolfolk

Chani Nicholas 

How astrology paved the way for predictive analytics

Connecting the Dots: Astrology and Data Science

With the United States About To Have Its First-Ever Pluto Return, We Can Expect Radical Change on the Horizon

Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans: Using the Planets and the Stars for Effective Spellwork, Rituals, and Magickal Work by Ivo Dominguez Jr. 

Jessica Lanyadoo

Pam Gregory 

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Wild Witches 14: Future Frontiers of Entheogens

Wild Witches Episode 14: Future Frontiers of Entheogens

Welcome to the 14th episode of the Wild Witches series.

Magic mushrooms by Anjel

In this edition of the Wild Witches series, Anjel shares a re-recording of a presentation they gave at Columbia Willamette Pagan Pride this past year on the future frontier of entheogens, namely psilocybin. Anjel talks about the therapeutic industry set to come online in Oregon in Jan 2023 and discusses a bit of the history of psilocybin and the importance of this profound and powerful medicine for treating mental illness.

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So Mote that Con

Paul Stamens company Fungi Perfecti

Oregon Therapeutic Psilocybin industry 

Set and Setting: Here’s How to Prepare Your Mind & Space Before Using Psychedelics

Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution by Terence McKenna

1957 – Wasson – Life Magazine – Secret of Divine Mushrooms

Missing Witches – Maria Sabina: I Am The Woman Who Shepherds The Immense

From the Vault: Timothy Leary, Part 1

Psilocybin can occasion mystical-type experiences having substantial and sustained personal meaning and spiritual significance R R Griffiths 1, W A Richards, U McCann, R Jesse

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

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Wild Witches 13: Pumpkin Spice Magick and Medicine

Wild Witches Episode 13: Pumpkin Spice
Enku’s homemade pumpkin spice coffee

Welcome to the 13th episode of the Wild Witch series.

In this episode of the Wild Witches series, Enku shares his love for all things Pumpkin Spice on the morning of Mabon, the Autumnal/Libra Equinox.

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Master Book of Herbalism by Paul V. Beyerl (1983)

Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences: A Comprehensive & Cross-Referenced Resource for Pagans & Wiccans (Kynes 2014)

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Episode 32: Praise Mugwort! The Witches’ Herbal Ally

Episode 32: Mugwort – The Witch’s Herbal Ally

Welcome to the 32nd episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

Artemesia vulgaris growing along the Charles river (credit: Enku)

In this episode, Enku and Anjel gush over the medicine and magic of Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris, the herb of witches, Druids, and dreamers. This versatile herb – Artemis of the People – just might be waiting for you to add her into your magical and herbal practices.

Before the interview, we discuss more updates over at the Patreon page.

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Episode 28: The Magick of Lucid Dreaming

Plants for a Future: Mugwort

Flower Essences from the Witch’s Garden – Nicholas Pearson

Herbcrafter’s Tarot

Herbal Healing for Women – Rosemary Gladstar

The Master Book of Herbalism – Paul Beyerl

Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers – Stephen Harrod Buhner

NIH Profile: Artemisia vulgaris

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Wild Witches Ep 12: Fire Magick

Wild Witches Episode 12: Fire Magick

Welcome to the 12th episode of the Wild Witch series.

In this episode of the Wild Witches series, Anjel shares a class they presented for the Wild Witch Year and a Day community. In it they discuss the element of fire, correspondences in Tarot and Astrology, how to use fire in your own craft and Gods and Goddesses of Fire from around the world. They also talk about their experiences with fire in the form of catastrophic wildfires and how it is important to honor and show reverence to this life-giving and life-destroying force.

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Wicker Man (1973)

Wicker Man (2006)

Burning Man 

Four Elements of the Wise: Working with the Magickal Powers of Earth, Air, Water, Fire by Ivo Dominguez Jr.

Is Burning Sage Cultural Appropriation?

1 Chronicles 21:26

Then David built an altar to the Lord there and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. And he called to the Lord and He answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt offering.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fire_gods

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Wild Witches Ep 11: A Lugh Story

Wild Witches Episode 11: A Lugh Story

Welcome to the 11th episode of the Wild Witch series.

Welcome to this special episode of the Wild Witches episode, just in time for Lughnasadh. In this episode, Enku shares a story about Lugh, Celtic God for which the holiday is named. He tells some of the myths and legends of this Celtic deity and ties it to lessons for us to take from these ancient tales as modern people.

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Wild Witches Ep 10: Palmistry with Sacha

Wild Witches Episode 10: Palmistry with Sacha

Welcome to the 10th episode of the Wild Witch series.

For this episode of the Wild Witches, Anjel share the audio from a class in the Wild Witches Year and a Day community on FB taught by Sacha on Palmistry. Sacha goes over the various different aspects of the hand that are used in palmistry as well as some of the history of the practice. Before we get to the episode, Anjel gives a small update about Patreon, and reads an invocation they gave on the night Roe v Wade was repealed.

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The Brujas Broadcast

Brujeria 101

 Palmistry – A Manual Of Cheirosophy Paperback –by Edward Heron-Allen

The Benham Book of Palmistry: A Practical Treatise on the Laws of Scientific Hand Reading 

by William G. Benham

The Art and Science of Hand Reading: Classical Methods for Self-Discovery through Palmistry

By Ellen Goldberg and Dorian Bergen

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Episode 31: D&D and modern mythmaking with Puppy

Episode 31: D&D and modern mythmaking with Puppy

Welcome to the 31st episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

In this episode, Enku and Anjel interview Anjel’s spouse and nesting partner, Puppy, about his favorite pastime and now budding career as a game master for tabletop roleplaying game, namely Dungeon and Dragons. In this conversation, they discuss the current popularity of this once niche and nerdy activity with shows like Stranger Things and Vox Machina and dive into some of  D&D and gamer culture’s problematic past. They talk about the art of being a dungeon master/game master (DM/GM) and how this has influenced Puppy’s spirituality and collaborative storytelling practice. 

Before the interview, we discuss more updates over at the Patreon page.

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Puppy’s Start Playing Page

Mazes and Monsters

Gary Gygax

Steve Jackson Games

GURPS

Lord Of The Rings’ Complicated Legal History With Dungeons & Dragons

When the Teacher is the Dungeon Master

The Surprising Educational Benefits of Dungeons and Dragons

Dimension 20

Critical Role

Inside Joe Manganiello’s Epic Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Deborah Ann Woll Launches New Ongoing Dungeons & Dragons Show

Shadowrun

D&D Beyond

D&D Must Grapple With the Racism in Fantasy

Play D&D in VR with digital tabletop platform Dungeon Full Dive

D&D in AR- Mirrorscape

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Episode 30-Reproductive Rights and Witches

Episode 30:

Welcome to the 30th episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

Anjel protesting the leaked draft of the Supreme Court decision in early May 2022.

In this episode, Enku and Anjel talk about their time visiting one another in the Southeast, getting to meet Seba the Southern Fried Witch and Anjel talks about her time spent visiting New Orleans with their partner. They then chat a little bit about Enku’s herbal product’s business Goat and Thistle, which is a podcast sponsor. Towards the later half of the show, they discuss the recent assault on reproductive rights by the Supreme Court’s draft decision to repeal Roe vs Wade. They also talk about how witches have a long history of being the guardians of the sacred knowledge of birth and death and why it is so important for witches to advocate for reproductive rights.

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Jonathan Weiss Tours

Voodoo Spiritual Temple

Voodoo Museum

Tales from the Crypt

The “lessons” of the United Daughters of the Confederacy still have influence today in the Mid-South

Southern Fried Witch

Eat the Weeds

BBC Interview with Amy

Pink House Foundation

The Satanic Temple cannot help you get an abortion, and it does not deserve your support

Witches Sluts Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive by Kristen Sollee

Witches, Midwives, & Nurses: A History of Women Healers

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