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We explore the our words mystical history and discover some mystic happenings of today. Join me as we talk to artists, spiritual teachers, doulas, mother's, and all round great humans doing good work.

The Mystic Discoveries Amanda Bradley

    • Spirituality
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We explore the our words mystical history and discover some mystic happenings of today. Join me as we talk to artists, spiritual teachers, doulas, mother's, and all round great humans doing good work.

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 20: Waldorf Teens and the 12 Year Old Change with Annie Haas

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 20: Waldorf Teens and the 12 Year Old Change with Annie Haas

    Welcome back to another episode of The Mystic Discoveries. Today we discuss the spiritual, physical and social changes teens go through and how the Waldorf curriculum meets them. Annie offers wonderful insights and advice for parents and teachers of teens/soon to be teens. Although we started off with the intention of discussion 2 particular things, it became another great discussion that would be great for people to listen to who are new to Waldorf. 
    We start off by introducing the fourfold human being for those who may not be familiar with the concept. It is important in understanding the more spiritual aspects of what is happening to the child/teen.
    The 12 year old change is an event most Waldorf teachers and Waldorfy parents are aware of. It is quite a significant part of a child’s development. We talked a few years ago about the 9 year old change (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mystic-discoveries-ep-6-9-year-old-change-waldorf-curriculum/id1108252764?i=1000430491291) which may be a good episode to listen to before or after this one. We are discussing these turning points not from a position of dread or warning, but more from an angle of being prepared, open and loving towards the changes your child will go through.
    Teens often get a bad rep and its partly due to adults not fully understanding their consciousness and their needs. Annie made a great comment between the difference of ‘exploring’ and ‘rebelling’. Teens naturally want and need to explore, this is healthy. They rebel when they feel oppressed, misunderstood and not heard. Annie has so may observations and suggestions when it comes to maintaining boundaries, and laying the foundations of that in early childhood.
    We also discuss the importance of rhythm and routine, not just for 0-7 year old children, but right up to 18 and beyond!
    Apologies for my voice being a tad flat the week, I am fighting the onset of a cold!
    Connect with Annie at thechildisthecurriculum.com or on Instagram @thechildisthecurriculum and look into buying one of her threefold planning calendars co-designed by her and her awesome son.
    Connect with me on instagram @the_mystic_waldorf_home and check out my website silvercapcrafts.com where you can buy Waldorf handwork lessons, yarn, dolls and whatever other things I make.
    You can help me keep this podcast going by becoming a patron from as little as $1.11 a month. Go to patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries to find out more.
    Thanks for listening!
    :Reading List:
    By Rudolf Steiner:
    “Soul Economy”
    “Education for Adolescents”
    “The Spirit of the Waldorf School”
    “A Modern Art Of Education”
    “Discussions With Teachers”
    “Education as a force for Social Change”
    “Waldorf Education & Anthroposophy”
     
    “On the Threshold of Adolescence” Herman Koepeke

    • 2 hrs 33 min
    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 19: History and Myth with Paul Weston

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 19: History and Myth with Paul Weston

    Kai Ora friends and welcome to another episode of the Mystic Discoveries. Today Paul Weston is back to talk about his new book ‘History and Myth: Boris Johnson. Henry VIII. Extinction Rebellion, Plague, & the Return of the Middle Ages’ which you can buy from amazon https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Weston/e/B0034PR0X8%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
    Further Reading Recommended By Paul
    Arnold Toynbee ‘A Study of History’
    Norman Cohn ‘Pursuit of the Millennium’
    Colin Wilson ‘The Occult’
    We recorded this during the Lunar Eclipse and I feel like a little extra magic was in our convo because of it.
    The overarching theme of his book and this convo is that History is cyclical and if we look back at events that happened in the past that match current astrological blueprints we are given clues as to how to face our current stuff, while also enriching and deepening our connection to history and the cosmos in general.
    Get ready to hear about comparisons between Boris Johnson and Henry the 8th
    The Fisher King saga in relation to Boris and the Covid situation
    Time slip experiences
    Historical Synchronisations
    The astrological meaning and significance of the Saturn Pluto alignment that happened in the sign of Capricorn in January 2020
    Different approaches to the researching history
    Near the end we touch on the Extinction Rebellion Movement and strange cults that rose up in the middle ages. In general we discuss the whole Cult thing and what Paul means when he uses the word.
    All in all I think this was a very measured, and hopeful chat in the wake of the events we currently are part of. It will bring a lot of reassurance to many people at the moment. There is a comfort in knowing that history tends to repeat itself, we can learn from what happened in the past. There is some potent creative, inspirational energy around at the moment. If we can find a way to ground ourselves and connect with the deeper, eternal, still connection to spirit (or whatever you want to call it) we have the capacity to do some amazing things. There may be some nefarious, destructive forces active at the moment, and even though it can be hard to see, we must remember that there is just as many good forces/archetypes/beings on our side as well.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 18: Leonardo Da Vinci, the Hidden Heretic of the Renaissance with Andrew Linnell.

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 18: Leonardo Da Vinci, the Hidden Heretic of the Renaissance with Andrew Linnell.

    Today I am talking with Andrew Linnell, author of the new book 'The Hidden Heretic of the Renaissance: Leonardo Da Vinci', which is avalible on Amazon now :). 
    (Google the two Virgin on the Rocks painting by Leonardo to follow along with Andrews description.)
    We have all heard the Legends from Dan Brown and Holy Blood, Holy Grail that claimed to tell us the 'truth' about Christ Jesus and the history of the church. Well, Andrew has bought something else to the table. Although his ideas are not new, they may be new to alot of us. Especially in regards to what Leonardo was trying to communicate.
    Was he trying to tell us that there were not one, but two Jesus Children and that the Christ wasn't present on the earth until Jesus was baptised at 30? Well Andrew supposes that's exactly what Leo knew.
    We discuss Leo's upbringing, the people he was surrounded by, the times he lived in, his ties to the Medeci's and where he learned these heretical ideas. According to Andrew and others, the two Jesus Children was a mystical fact known by early Christians and even foretold in texts like the Zohar and old testament scriptures.
    We talk about Rudolf Steiners perspective on the whole thing and Andrew recommends further reading.
    I highly recommend his book which you can get for Kindle on amazon.com. Although we cover alot in this 90min chat there are heaps of details in the book that fill in some blanks of this conversation.
    So all aboard the Esoteric Express, buckle you seat belt, keep that mind open and enjoy the words.
    Find out more about Andrews missions here...
    www.mystech.orgwww.mystech.co
    Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support this Podcast The Mystic Discoveries from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me.
    https://www.patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries
    Come say hi on Instagram@the_mystic_waldorf_homeAnd YouTubeMystic Waldorf Home NZ
     

    • 1 hr 37 min
    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 17: Biodynamic Gardening with Katrina Wolff of Blue Borage

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 17: Biodynamic Gardening with Katrina Wolff of Blue Borage

    ‘Social Motto’ By Rudolf Steiner
    A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living.
    Kia Ora friends,
    And welcome back to another episode of The Mystic Discoveries podcast. I’m your host Amanda and today I am talking to the wonderful Katrina Wolff, creator and owner of Blue Borage (www.blueborage.co.nz) which is centred around biodynamics and Bee friendlness. Katrina runs workshops (both in person and online) teaching fols how to make delicious compost, start an edible garden, and use the principals of bio dynamics in your own garden. She also offers one to one coaching sessions and gets involved with schools and community groups. Check out her website to find out more.
    Today I wanted to get a kind of introduction to biodynamics out to you. Soil health is so so so important for the nutritional make up of our food, and for the earth in general. We go into the history of biodynamics, what it actually is, what a biodynamic farm/garden looks like and what the preperations are and how they are used. Katrina also shares with us her oen principals and practices in regards to biodynamics and we discuss a plant meditation excersise we both use often.
    Please consider becoming a patron of the show, go to https://www.patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries.
    You help me pay for all the costs of running the podcast and since Im a student/stay at home mum this really really helps. Also you get Art prints, tarot readings and whatever else I feel like making and offering to you.
    If your not in a position to support the podcast financially please consider leaving a review on itunes, and liking and subscribing. Follow me on instagram and facebook @the_mystic_waldorf_home_nz, its super appreciated when you comment on posts and share the podcast on your stories. I do monthly giveaways so if free stuff is your jam follow me on the socials.
    Linky Links to all the things mentioned below x
     
    One Man One Man One Planet
    https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/one-man-one-cow-one-planet-2007/availability
    “Grasp the Nettle” By Peter Proctor
    https://www.hohepahawkesbay.com/
    https://www.biodynamics.com/
    https://tanishelliwell.com/summer-with-leprechauns/
    Volcanic Ash
    http://environmentalfertilisers.co.nz/ef-bas-50/
     
    CPP Is sold online here: http://www.growbiodynamics.co.nz/
    (The website says not currently available - hopefully just because of Covid19
    More info about the Maramataka (Maori Moon Calender) https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/discover-collections/read-watch-play/maori/matariki-maori-new-year/maramataka/nights-maramataka
    https://astro-calendar.com/
    https://zachbushmd.com/
    https://www.blueborage.co.nz/
     

    • 2 hrs
    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 16:Tiffany Singh talks Buddhism, Art, Social Practice, Motherhood

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 16:Tiffany Singh talks Buddhism, Art, Social Practice, Motherhood

    “The artwork that I create is more about the process that goes on behind the scenes, within the people, as a way or means of empowering and generating well- being through the vehicle of Art”. Tiffany Singh, 2020.
    Art has the capacity to change the world for good. Amazing humans like Tiffany Singh are taking Art as social Practice to great heights, both in Aotearoa and abroad. I was lucky enough to have her come and bring her story as an artist in a wonderfully holistic way. As she says, everything is connected. Her Buddhist beliefs are intrinsically linked with her approach to art and the way she creates, a lot of the time in collaboration with communities (refugees, children affected by the Christchurch earthquakes) and other artists.  Tiffany explains how she developed her approach into that of social practice. And shares stories from many exhibitions she has created in New Zealand beyond.
    She also discusses how her motherhood is another aspect of her artistic practice now, she describes how her children are with her throughout the creation of work and how community has been essential to her being able to continue to create while also being a mother of two.
    In my mind she is one of New Zealand’s modern iconic artists and I couldn’t be happier for there to be another space for her to share her inspirational story and some words of wisdom.
    She is taking commissions at the moment, by the way. So if your in the market for a piece of fine art then contact her through her website https://tiffanysingh.com/#contact
    Here are some points we cover in our chat
    Work in Te Papa. The ideas behind Indra’s Bow and Total Internal reflection
    https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/discover-collections/read-watch-play/art/tiffany-singh-indras-bow-total-internal-reflection/rituals
    Colour Therapy
    Levelling the experience of Art: Making it inclusive to all ages, ethnicities, moving to the heart and out of the head. A narrative that many can relate to.
    (Lithograph Images) How you respond to colour frequencies.
    Tiffany’s Artistic Career. How the juxtaposition of living in the West and the East has influenced her art and her approach. Art as social practice.
    The influence Max Gimblett had on Tiffany and her inclusion of the spiritual into her work.
    Living in India and connecting with her Indian heritage. The volunteer creative practice work she did while there. Process more important than the outcome, painting with kids in slums, putting women’s collectives together. How the process affected those involved.
    How the 3 years living in India directed her art making approach. What bought her to Buddhism.
    What is ‘Social Practice’ (activity and inquiry) and the state of art as social practice in New Zealand. How social practice can be used to help with depression, enabling well-being and mental health.
    Aligning Health and Education with Art. Te Ora Aroha
    Below are links to exhibitions mentioned in the podcast. I HIGHLY recommend you go have a looksie. Honestly, the loving magicalness of the work can be felt even through the computer screen. It is so inspiring.
     
    https://tiffanysingh.com/fly-me-up-to-where-you-are/
    https://tiffanysingh.com/the-journey-of-a-million-miles-begin-with-one-step/
    https://shadowsoftheawakened.tumblr.com/
    https://tiffanysingh.com/collaboration-is-the-future/
     
    Connect with me
    YouTube
    Mystic Waldorf Home NZ
    Facebook Mystic Waldorf Home NZ
    Come say hi on Instagram @the_mystic_waldorf_home
    Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support the podcast from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me.
    https://www.patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 15: Herbalism and Ancestral Connection with Amber Magnolia Hill

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 15: Herbalism and Ancestral Connection with Amber Magnolia Hill

    Kia Ora E Hoa, (Warm Greetings Friends)
    Welcome to episode 15! You will notice I begin the interview with a karakia (Prayer) in Te Reo Maori, which I then speak in English. Just a heads up for those of you unfamiliar with Maori, or the practice of starting off conversations with a karakia. It took me a while to think of incorporating more Maori in this podcast and I'm glad I have done so. Especially relevant to begin this tradition on a podcast where we discuss connection with out tupuna (ancestors).
    Today we are chatting about how Amber came to walk the path she walks. Where she grew up, and how she discovered herbalism. We talk about Carl Jung, using plants to connect with our ancestors, herbal oilings, and many other things.
    Cover art used with permission from Amber, taken from her Instagram feed (https://www.instagram.com/mythicmedicine).
    Below are links to things we discuss in the podcast and how you can find Amber's creations.
    Mythic Medicine Website
    https://mythicmedicine.love/
    Amber's Blog post.
    https://mythicmedicine.love/blog/ancestral-time
    How to make and use herbal oils
    https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast/?category=Herbal+Oils
    Jung and the Ancestors by Sandra Easter
    https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast/?category=Herbal+Oils
     
    Connect with me; 
    YouTube
    MysticWaldorf Home NZ
    Facebook Mystic Waldorf Home NZ
    Come say hi on Instagram @the_mystic_waldorf_home.
    Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support the podcast from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me.
    https://www.patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries

    • 1 hr 6 min

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