By Amber Magnolia Hill
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Exploring the mythic journeys we undertake when coming to know ourselves through interviews with herbalists, story keepers, ancestral listeners, consciousness explorers, earth dreamers, and other wise folk. Story is medicine, magic is real, healing is open-ended & endless.
||Explicit27. Anti-Racist Genealogical Research (for Everyone) - Darla Antoine||People of color have limited genealogical resources with which to find their ancestors, while people of European descent's ancestors gave up their ethnic identities in order to become "white". Both of these outcomes, which have cut most Americans off...||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26. Ancestral Reverence as Devotion to the Earth - Daniel Foor||Your body is your ancestor altar, how hungry ghosts affect the living, the earth as the repository of ancestral wisdom, & more... In the Intro: Cleatus B. Wright , January 20, 1929 - February 27th, 1929 In the Interview: The hunger for our...||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25. Self Attunement & the New Myths We're Making - Maia Toll||Herbalism is vast, the second song of a plant, a powerful stone medicine story, and more... Maia Toll spent a life-changing year apprenticed to a traditional medicine woman in Ireland. She mentors spiritual wellness seekers, practitioners, and...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit24. Plant Spirits & Deep Remembering that Speaks to the Bones - Fay Johnstone||Fay Johnstone is a Shamanic Practitioner, Herbalist and Reiki Master with a passion for helping people and plants grow together. She believes that restoring our sacred relationship with the Earth and connecting to our natural environment, seasons...||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23. The Profound Medicine of Healing Herbal Oils||The simplest and most potent form of herbal medicine that I know, so easy to make yourself at home, so powerful and immediately relaxing... Herbal Body Oiling is an ancient, ancestral practice that the nervous systems of modern folk are in desperate...||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit22. You Are Magic & Fear is Never the Truth - Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman||In the Intro: Books to live by Mitochondrial meanderings The deep ancestry of all humans In the interview: The sound of the thing you are called by, and choosing a name with multilayered meaning From outcast to leader What being the daughter...||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21. The Medicine We Carry - Lola Venado||In the Intro: I share an ancestral story How I define spirituality The food your bones are made from Herbal body oils & elderberry elixir In the Interview: Being the the daughter of a secret witch + becoming a botanical bruja years after...||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20. Herbalism, Menstruation, & Innate Knowing - Kami McBride||In the Intro: My number one herb book My healing pilgrimage to the skull of a blue whale I say somthing that's hard to say Edible & Medicinal Flowers eBook The dark places of the soul & sharing our stories In the Interview: The strong...||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19. Reclaiming Kitchen Wisdom & Ancestral Healing - Darla Antoine||Calling in the grandmothers! The more dependent we are on the industrialized food system- and the more entranced we are by diet culture- the further removed we are from our ancestors. Food is a bridge between the land, our bodies, and those whose...||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18. Land Based Living, Mothering, & Eating - Suuzi Hazen||Our denatured modern culture doesn't work for our Paleolithic human bodies, as the epidemics of autoimmune issues, degenerative disease, and so many other modern health problems show us. Relearning what our ancestors knew about plants, animals, the...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17. True Holistic Healing: Bridging Plant & Human Consciousness - Sajah Popham||The vital intelligence of nature is the force behind all growth, healing, and renewal, and our work as plant healers deepens greatly when we can match whole plants with whole people living inside the dynamic multiverse of the whole cosmos. One...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16. Embodied Plant Medicine & Ancestral Heartbeats - Sean Donahue||Every moment of our brief time on earth is spent in our one unique and precious body. We are made of earth and we will return to the earth. Plant medicines do more than just address specific physical ailments- they can immediately and permanently...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15. Intuitive Whispers: Deep Memory & Woven Fate||What fate is your intuition calling you toward? Who do you walk with outside of time? With what and with whom are you most deeply interwoven? This is the story of a flower I fell in love with and what happened when I made an essence with it. It's...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14. Reclaiming Yourself Through Nature & the Ancestors - Vicky Salcido-Cobbe||Our human roots go deep, both into the earth and into the past, and we cannot know ourselves if we don't know our roots. Yet most of us in the modern West feel adrift, cut off from those things which fundamentally belong to us and which have always...||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13. Psychedelic Healing: From Microdosing to Transcendence - James Fadiman||Safe, therapeutic, and sacred psychedelic journeys have the potential to enact profound transformation and healing on both a personal and a societal level. Many mistake these substances for party drugs, but their true medicine lies in the properly...||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12. Folk Herbalism & the Wild Self - Jesse Wolf Hardin||Herbalism has always been the medicine of the people, but most of us in the West have been cut off from our earthbound roots and encouraged to forget our innate, ancestral ability to work and heal with plant medicines. Both despite and because of...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11. Without a Village: Isolation, Honesty, and the Paradoxes of Modern Motherhood||We evolved raising children in clans of 50 or more other humans; today we live in homes with just a few other people. It goes against our very biology to raise children in isolation. It's really hard and really lonely, and it's not your fault. In this..||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10. Living in Your Ancestral Human Body - Katy Bowman||Birth and death are the bookends that mark every human life, and in them and in between them there is movement. Our ancestors moved in a variety of ways throughout their days- foraging, hunting, seeking new landscapes, building shelter, birthing and...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9. Know Thyself: Weaving Myth & Magic Into Everyday Life - Ariella Daly||Here's the secret about magic: it's not elusive, it's not hard to find, and it's everywhere. Magic happens when we follow the mythic threads that call to our soul and travel ever deeper into ourselves. We court magic when we take our inner yearnings...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8. Planetary Intelligence, Ancestral Resonance, & the Perception of the Heart - Stephen Harrod Buhner||There is a vast intelligence in Nature, which both precedes and envelopes human consciousness. By opening our doors of perception- the heart, the senses, the nervous system- we can engage in communion with this field and come to know the world in...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7. The Motherline: Embodied Ancestry & Feminine Magic - Lara Veleda Vesta||The scrolls are in our bones, and an embodied relationship with our ancestors can bring countless rewards and reveal things a merely intellectual path cannot. Through myth, ritual, and creative expression we can remember the feminine magic of our...||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6. Naming Your Lineage & Deeply Releasing Fear - Amy Mea Woodruff||When she was 7 months pregnant, Amy Mea Woodruff's best friend was murdered by a stranger in her home. Amy speaks about this experience publicly for the first time, sharing the alternative grieving pathway she quickly carved out for herself...||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5. Reclaiming the Ancient Human Way of Death - Cari & Richard Leversee||Six days before leaving her body, Cari Leversee and her husband Richard spoke with me about their journey together unto death. Cari died the way she had lived- with curiosity and grace, exploring, learning, and teaching every day. Our conversation is...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4. Multidimensional Plants & the Fabric of Consciousness - Asia Suler||There are countless medicinal plants and fungi out there, and among them are a special class of vision-enhancing gatekeepers to the Otherworld. These beings can expand our consciousness and allow us to perceive more than our physical senses can...||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3. Becoming the Medicine & Seeing the Wide Arc of Time - Sophia Rose||There is a wider reality behind and beyond the everyday world, and Sophia Rose's approach to plant medicine and healing reflects this in myriad ways. From using herbs in dream work to incorporating plant smoke in ritual to connecting with departed...||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2. Lost Lineages & Ever Evolving Lore - Milla Prince||As people and communities move and change with time, stories evolve and lineages are lost. But information always goes where it needs to in order to survive and resurface again when needed. Ancestral stories can guide us on our paths, and lost...||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1. Embryonic & Ancestral - A Brief Introduction||A Brief Breakdown||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
An answer to some deep prayers
Amber is incredible, and this podcast is such an amazing offering of her wisdom and rawness. I already love it so much, and cannot wait to see how much medicine it infuses into people’s lives. Thank you for this, Amber!
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Amber is one of my favorite herbalists for her poetic take on energetics and real honoring of the earth. Automatic Podcast subscribe on this one.
Such an incredible herbalist, writer and thinker. This podcast is so needed.
Amber is a much needed voice in the world of herbs, education, dealing with grief and so much more.