Episode 64- Carnivorous Plant Cult with Carson

Welcome to the 63rd episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

Pitcher Plants in Bloom at the Crosby Arboretum

In this episode, Anjel interviews carnivorous plant enthusiast Carson Treckler about bewitching and queer carnivorous plants. Anjel and Enku introduce this episode Anjel recorded last year just in time to release for pride and help initiate more queer folk into our Carnivorous plant cult.

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Show Notes

True North Orchards 

Jeff Dallas 

Darlingtonia

Nepenthes rajah

Nepenthes bicalcarata

Phylogenetic endemism of the orchids of Megamexico reveals complementary areas for conservation

Venus Fly trap 

Green Swamp (North Carolina)

The weird world of Australia’s carnivorous plants

Splinter Hill Bog Preserve

Crosby Arboretum 

Darlingtonia State Natural Site

Dr. Larry Mellicham

Is that a Venus Fly Trap in a Terrarium 

American Pitcher Plant.com -now closed

International Carnivorous Plant Society 

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Trans Telethon Too

Help Make the Trans Telethon Too Happen for the Second Time!

Ruby by Anjel

 

The Science Witch Podcast in collaboration with the Infinity Room presents Trans Telethon Too to Benefit the Rainbow Railroad on Sunday, August 31st from 7pm until 8:30 PM PST at Infinity Room in Salem, OR. This exciting event celebrates and supports this crucial organization that helps at risk LGBTQIA+ folks access gender affirming care and escape unsafe states.

In addition to being a live show that will feature performances by local comedians and drag performers. This event will also be streamed and a donation option is available to help support the cause even from afar.
Trans Telethon will feature performances by Drag Performers in the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Willamette Empire and comedy by trans comedian Sarah Levy on a journey of Queer Tenacity through Adversity.   We’ll also be hosting the event for online streaming and live audiences and we hope to be able to interact with some of the folks remotely to raise donations for this important and timely cause. 

We are looking for sponsors to cover the administrative costs of the Trans Telethon in order to have all tickets and donations during the event go directly to the Rainbow Railroad.

Sponsors will get their names, logos and company/organization’s information in front of LGBTQIA+ and their allies on the marketing material and during the live event. 

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  • Company recognition on Science Witch Podcast 
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  • Facebook/Instagram Spotlight on Company [reach of 6k people]
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We invite you to check out our event, show your support of the LGBTQIA+ community, and celebrate Queer Joy. Tune into the SWP Youtube or Twitch channel to catch the show live, and then high quality audio albums of the show will be available to donors at the 50 dollar level. This is going to be a really unique and heartfelt benefit with the intention of supporting this important and timely cause.

Ep 63: Stage Magic and the Occult with Sensei Strange

Welcome to the 63rd episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

Sensei Strange

 

In this episode, Ruby and Anjel interview Sensei Strange about Stage Magic and its intersections with the Occult. The convo has some rich discussion of the history of stage magic, the definition of magic vs magick, and how to not accidentally start a cult. 

Before the episode, we introduce our newest member to the SWP team, James.

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Sensei Strange on Youtube

Mysteries of the Unexplained by Allan Zullo

Ricky Jay 

Jeff McBride

Brad Henderson

For Harry Houdini, Séances and Spiritualism Were Just an Illusion

The magician spent years campaigning against fraudulent psychics, even lobbying Congress to ban fortune-telling in D.C.

The Discoverie of Witchcraft

The Book of Thoth: A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians

Uri Geller and Metalbending 

Sex, Drugs & Magick: A Journey Beyond Limits by Robert Anton Wilson 

Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin

James Randi (1928–2020) Illusionist who exposed fraud to showcase the perils of credulity.

Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick & Manifestation by Mat Auryn 

Magic and Mystery School

Houdini Chat Bot

Houdini Seance at the Magic Castle 

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Ep 62: Pre-Islamic Paganism with Walida

Welcome to the 62nd episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

Walida in London

 

In this episode, Ruby and Anjel have a vivid and rich conversation with Walida about Pre-Islamic Paganism, Astrology and how this period of history is important to learn about for all those interested in the Occult. Enku joined us for the Intro/Outro to show our support of Palestine and end the Genocide.

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A History of Magic, Witchcraft, and the Occult  by DK 

Lindsey Stirling 

All BTS members have officially started their military service. Everything we know

Dark History with Bailey Sarian

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Deity Deep Dives: Ostara

Welcome to the seventh episode in our Patreon mostly series, Deity Deep Dives.

Ostara by Anjel

In this special edition of Deity Deep Dives we are releasing on the main RSS feed, Anjel shares some thoughts about the ancient goddess of the spring equinox, Ostara with original music by Ruby!

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Transcripts for this episode available here.

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Ep 61: AI in the Age of Aquarius

Welcome to the 61st episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

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In this episode, the band is back together to talk about AI and its impact on different parts of our society. Enku talks about AI’s impact on academia, Anjel discusses using AI art as a consultant and content creator, and Ruby relates some of the incredible advancement in the use of AI in music. 

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World Science Forum on AI with Jaron Lanier 

Witchcraft Publishing AI author Mari Silva 

Morgan Daimer

How AI is stealing your art 

Herculaneum Scrolls

Beatles “Now and Then”

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Ep 60: Black Queer Witchcraft with Samuel

Welcome to the 60th episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

Samuel

Hey y’all, 

In this episode to honor Black History month, Anjel and Ruby interview a fellow comrade and witch locally to them, Samuel. In this episode we talk about Samuel’s experience of being a BIPOC queer person in the PNW, with its legacy of white supremacy, and how he still finds strength and great purpose from his ancestors. Stay tuned for a surprise announcement at the end of the outro!

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Salem DSA

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Ep 59: Conspirituality with Matthew Remski

Welcome to the 59th episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

Conspirituality podcast logo

In this episode, Anjel gets the chance to interview Matthew Remski one of the 3 co-hosts of the Conspirituality Podcast about their book and podcast. Content warning for discussions of cult dynamics, sexual abuse and discussions of the dark sorted past of Yoga. 

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Conspirituality on Apple Podcasts

Conspirituality: How New Age Conspiracy Theories Became a Health Threat  – June 13, 2023 by Derek Beres (Author), Matthew Remski (Author), Julian Walker (Author)

How the ‘Plandemic’ Movie and Its Falsehoods Spread Widely Online

Ex-Goop Contributor Kelly Brogan Brings Her COVID Denialism to Alt-Right Haven Telegram

Terror, Love and Brainwashing: Attachment in Cults and Totalitarian Systems

Alexandra Stein

The Conspirituality of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Unification Church 

A Timeline of the Nxivm Sex Cult Case

104: Leaving Ramtha’s Ranch (w/Cortney & Shana)

Yoga’s “Queen of Conspiracy Theories”: Part 1 REDUX  Imperfect Paradise

Heal Your Nervous System: Kundalini Yoga for Spinal Health

Premka: White Bird in a Golden Cage: My Life with Yogi Bhajan Paperback – January 8, 2020

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Episode 58: Mind Your Practice

Welcome to the 58th episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

Ruby playing the cello by Anjel

In this episode, Anjel and Ruby talk about New Year’s resolutions, the elements of developing a practice and strategies for implementing and establishing new habits as well as some info about how to make your new intentions for the new year lasting. We discuss some of the research involved with music practice and also talk a bit about the importance of flow state.

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Mind your Practice Podcast with Beth Pickens 

Maintenance Phase Podcast 

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

Research on Inner Child Healing Therapy

Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers” If Books Could Kill

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Deity Deep Dives- Date Edition: January 6th

Welcome to the sixth episode in our Patreon mostly series, Deity Deep Dives.

Jacob Chansley the Qanon the Barbarian storming the capitol

In this special edition of Deity Deep Dives we are releasing on the main RSS feed , In this special episode of our Patreon Mostly Series, Anjel shares their thoughts about the date January 6th, how it heralds the start of Mardi Gras, its significance in early Christian and Pre-Christian mythos, and how it has now become a somber reminder of how close we came to being plunged into fascism.

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Mardi Gras FAQ

Mardi Gras 2020 a super spreader event. 

Episode 27: Mardi Gras Magick with Kai

Comic 

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