Episode 134: Summer Magick
Magick & Alchemy
by Tamed Wild
2w ago
In episode 134 of the Magick & Alchemy podcast, hosts Kate Belew & Kristin Lisenby discuss Summer Magick. They begin by looking up, searching the celestial forest for shooting stars and seasonal harbingers, before moving on to the mythologies of the fixed stars, including Sirius, Algol, and the Pleiades. They also talk about the Muses, nine goddesses of inspiration that we can call on for our summer creative work. Sources: Brewers Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, John Ayto “Words,” Sylvia Plath  Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami Ptolemy Fixed Star, Sign and Constellation Magic ..read more
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Episode 133: Women in Tarot with Cat Willett
Magick & Alchemy
by Tamed Wild
1M ago
In episode 133 of the Magick & Alchemy podcast, hosts Kate Belew & Kristin Lisenby interview Cat Willett. Cat is a Brooklyn-based artist, author, and tarot enthusiast. In this conversation, Cat walks us through the halls of tarot history and introduces us to the women behind tarot’s evolution. They meet Pamela Coleman Smith, Rachel Pollack, Moina Mathers, Marie-Anne Lenormand, and other overlooked mystics. They contemplate art as ritual, and Cat shares the inspiration behind her new book, Women of Tarot, An Illustrated History of Divinators, Card Readers, and Mystics. Learn more about ..read more
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Episode 132: Mythical Steeds & Horses
Magick & Alchemy
by Tamed Wild
1M ago
In episode 132 of the Magick & Alchemy podcast, hosts Kate Belew & Kristin Lisenby discuss mythical steeds and magical horses. They begin with the story of Pegasus, the horse of the gods and deliverer of inspiration. Following this winged stallion to his sacred spring on Mt. Helicon, they meet Arion and Aganippe and consider their connections to Demeter and the Muses. They also discuss Celeris, son of Pegasus, and Embarr, a guardian, guide, and companion of the goddess Niamh. Sources: Wild Medicine Deck Vol. 2 Animal Symbology: The Horse Mythic Beasts & Beings: The Kelpie Episode 1 ..read more
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Episode 131: Lights, Camera, Witchcraft with Heather Greene
Magick & Alchemy
by Tamed Wild
2M ago
In episode 131 of the Magick & Alchemy podcast, hosts Kate Belew & Kristin Lisenby interview Heather Green. Heather is a freelance writer, journalist, editor, and author. In this conversation, Heather considers witches in film, the witch as a rebel, and what it means to live in the places society has abandoned. She shares what she loves about being an acquisitions agent at Llewellyn, and discusses the intersections between magick and creativity. Heather also introduces us to her book, Lights, Camera, Witchcraft: A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television. You can lea ..read more
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Episode 129: Springtime Hauntings with Amanda Paulson
Magick & Alchemy
by Tamed Wild
3M ago
In episode 129 of the Magick & Alchemy podcast, hosts Kate Belew & Kristin Lisenby talk springtime hauntings with Amanda Paulson. Amanda is a paranormal investigator, researcher and medium based in the Inland Pacific Northwest. In this conversation, Amanda shares some of her haunted collection and contemplates what it means for an object to be haunted vs. cursed. She considers spirits as community ancestors, embracing our mysteries, and the process behind her channeled drawings. You can connect with Amanda via social media @prettyfnspooky and learn more about her offerings and channel ..read more
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Episode 128: Spring Magick
Magick & Alchemy
by Tamed Wild
3M ago
In episode 128 of the Magick & Alchemy podcast, hosts Kate Belew and Kristin Lisenby contemplate seasonal archetypes and the magick of spring. They discuss eclipse season, dandelions, and the goddess Kybele, the celestial Mother who rules our roses, caves, and mountains. They welcome back the light half of the year by building a fire from the wands in their tarot decks and inviting the self-devouring serpent, the Ouroboros, to this solar celebration. Sources: A Dictionary of Symbols, J.E. Cirlot The Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara Walker The Internet Encyclopedia of Phil ..read more
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Episode 127: Trickster Tales
Magick & Alchemy
by Tamed Wild
3M ago
In episode 127 of the Magick & Alchemy podcast, hosts Kristin Lisenby and Kate Belew celebrate the Spring Equinox with their favorite trickster tales. In this conversation, they discuss the divine psychopomp from Greco-Roman lore, Mercury or Hermes. They discuss his planet, his metal, and the god’s role as a mythical messenger and Scribe of Saturn. They contemplate Mercury as a playful traveler, a patron of thieves, and a boundary-breaker with the golden touch. Kristin and Kate also venture into the more-than-human world in search of the Coyote, Raven, and other tricksters sporting fur and ..read more
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Episode 128: Trickster Tales
Magick & Alchemy
by Tamed Wild
4M ago
In episode 127 of the Magick & Alchemy podcast, hosts Kristin Lisenby and Kate Belew celebrate the Spring Equinox with their favorite trickster tales. In this conversation, they discuss the divine psychopomp from Greco-Roman lore, Mercury or Hermes. They discuss his planet, his metal, and the god’s role as a mythical messenger and Scribe of Saturn. They contemplate Mercury as a playful traveler, a patron of thieves, and a boundary-breaker with the golden touch. Kristin and Kate also venture into the more-than-human world in search of the Coyote, Raven, and other tricksters sporting fur and ..read more
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Episode 126: Coven & Community
Magick & Alchemy
by Tamed Wild
4M ago
In episode 126 of the Magick & Alchemy podcast, hosts Kate Belew & Kristin Lisenby discuss building community and finding your coven. Joined by Tamed Wild creatrix Shelby Bundy, three witches gather around the virtual fire to talk about shedding winter’s skin, entrepreneurial shapeshifters, and eclipse season. Shelby introduces Tamed Wild’s latest offering, the Coven, and reflects on building community while staying true to yourself. They consider authenticity and accountability in magical spaces and making connections beyond the bounds of social media. Sources: Episode 13: Witchcraft ..read more
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Episode 125: Elixirs of Life & Transformative Potions
Magick & Alchemy
by Tamed Wild
5M ago
In episode 125 of the Magick & Alchemy podcast, hosts Kate Belew & Kristin Lisenby discuss elixirs of life and transformative potions. They talk about the goddess Maat and mythical brews laced with justice. They consider Gorgon blood and pomegranate juice, and how we ingest ancient wisdom. They contemplate kitchen witchery, milk and honey, and consuming the nectar of the gods. Sources: Season 1, Episode 14: Love Spells, Potion or Poison? Season 3, Episode 80: Psychedelic Witchcraft “Potions: The Witch’s Apothecary” by Michelle Mae for Taschen’s “Witchcraft”Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths ..read more
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