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Roots, branches, and confluence: A Northwoods Pagan podcast.

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Roots, branches, and confluence: A Northwoods Pagan podcast.

    Episode 50: Endings and Afterlives

    Episode 50: Endings and Afterlives

    In what may be the final episode, Amanda, Aimee, and Jacob reflect upon the podcast with gratitude. Part exploration, part retrospective, and even part mailbag, this episode marks the end of one era and the beginning of another. How does paganism typically handle endings, afterlives, fate, and destiny? What illuminations might be found in our places of uncertainty? Is there power and potential for growth and change in quitting? And what, if anything, might be next?

    Mentions:
    - Why I Quit My Dream Job In The Music Industry, by Casey Dienel: https://blog.usejournal.com/why-i-quit-my-dream-job-abaa4b8bfa61
    - Why Is There Suffering? A Modern Pagan Response, by John Beckett: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2019/02/why-is-there-suffering-a-modern-pagan-response.html
    - Brad Warner: http://www.hardcorezen.info
    - Spirit Circle (manga): https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781626926011
    - Once Upon a Squirrel (Aimee's writing blog): http://www.onceuponasquirrel.com/
    - The Arcanist: https://thearcanist.io/
    - Lady Althaea Courses: https://www.ladyalthaea.com/courses.html
    - Aimee Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajsprocket
    - Aimee's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajsprocket/
    - Jacob's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThatVenusian
    - Jacob's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatvenusian/
    - Rachel True & The Craft Reunion: https://www.vibe.com/2019/02/rachel-true-invited-to-craft-reunion-after-accusing-conventions-of-racism

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    - Email: thepriestesses@gmail.com
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/thepriestesses
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    - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepriestesses
    - Music by Rebecca E. Tripp: http://www.crystalechosound.com

    • 2 hrs 12 min
    Episode 49: Aces Wild

    Episode 49: Aces Wild

    In traditions ripe with fertility rites and symbolism, where do folks on the asexual spectrum fit in? How do we work together for greater inclusivity of asexual, demisexual, and gray sexualities? And what might more asexual forms of Paganism look like? In this episode, Amanda, Aimee, Jacob, and special guest host Liz go aces wild to find out... and somehow talk a lot about sex along the way.
    Mentions:
    - Deeply Rooted: https://www.deeply-rooted.org/
    - Paganism and Asexuality, by celestinenox: https://celestinenox.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/paganism-and-asexuality/
    - Wicca / paganism and asexuality (Amino Apps): https://aminoapps.com/c/acealliance/page/blog/wicca-paganism-and-asexuality/
    - Cupid and Psyche: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupid_and_Psyche
    - J.M. Barrie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._M._Barrie
    - Won't You Be My Neighbor? (documentary): http://www.focusfeatures.com/wont-you-be-my-neighbor/
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    - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepriestesses
    - Ko-fi: https://www.ko-fi.com/thepriestesses
    - Music by Rebecca E. Tripp: http://www.crystalechosound.com

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Episode 48.5: The Mailbag

    Episode 48.5: The Mailbag

    In this special half-episode, Amanda, Aimee, and Jacob deliver replies to some listener emails from the last six months or so.
    Mentions:
    - Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic., by Lisa Lister: https://www.amazon.com/Witch-Unleashed-Unapologetic-Lisa-Lister/dp/178180754X
    - Hellenic Polytheism : Household Worship (Volume 1): https://www.amazon.com/Hellenic-Polytheism-Household-Worship-1/dp/1503121887
    - Aphrodite and the Rabbis: How the Jews Adapted Roman Culture to Create Judaism as We Know It, by Burton L. Visotzky: https://www.amazon.com/Aphrodite-Rabbis-Adapted-Culture-Judaism/dp/1250085764
    - Heleena's CA Chat: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18007276228021106/
    - heleenatattoos (Instagram): https://www.instagram.com/heleenatattoos/
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    - Email: thepriestesses@gmail.com
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/thepriestesses
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    - Ko-fi: https://www.ko-fi.com/thepriestesses
    - Music by Rebecca E. Tripp: http://www.crystalechosound.com

    • 39 min
    Episode 48: By Pan's Balls!

    Episode 48: By Pan's Balls!

    In this hairy episode, Amanda and Jacob are joined by prolific author, artist, and modern traditional witch, Laura Tempest Zakroff. How do we Paganfolk explore the wrinkles surrounding blasphemy, oaths, curses, and invocations? What textures do the power of words and speech hold? And what's Pan got to do with it?
    Mentions:
    - Utah Goddess Temple: https://www.utahgoddesstemple.org/
    - The Fallacy of Black or White Magick, by Laura Tempest Zakroff (A Modern Traditional Witch): https://www.patheos.com/blogs/tempest/2018/03/fallacy-black-white-magick.html
    - Why We Make Oaths, by John Beckett (Under the Ancient Oaks): http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/07/why-we-make-oaths.html
    - Breaking Oaths and Vows, by Laura Tempest Zakroff (A Modern Traditional Witch): https://www.patheos.com/blogs/tempest/2017/09/breaking-oaths-vows.html
    Sharing Space:
    - Laura Tempest Zakroff: http://www.lauratempestzakroff.com/
    - Weave the Liminal: https://www.llewellyn.com/product.php?ean=9780738756103
    - The New Aradia: https://revelore.press/product/the-new-aradia-a-witchs-handbook-to-magical-resistance/#
    - Holiday Prints: http://www.owlkeyme.com/holiday.html
    - Owlkeyme Arts: http://www.owlkeyme.com/
    - The Good Witch: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/good-witch
    - Che Correa (witchy_photographer): https://www.instagram.com/witchy_photographer/
    - Dead Can Dance - Dionysus: https://www.deadcandance.com/
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    - Music by Rebecca E. Tripp: http://www.crystalechosound.com

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 47: Minzoku Neo-Shinto

    Episode 47: Minzoku Neo-Shinto

    In this episode, Jacob travels to the fabled Twin Cities in mystical land of Minnesota, for a field interview with minzoku NEO-shintôist and shrine-runner, Volkhvy. What is minzoku NEO-shintô? How does it connect with the bigger picture of Shinto practice? And how does one go about it? Grab your haraegushi, because this episode is completely shide!

    Minzoku Neo-Shinto:
    - shi-yaku-jin no hokora: http://www.shi-yaku-jin-no-hokora.org/
    - minzoku NEO-shintô: A Book of Little Traditions: http://www.shi-yaku-jin-no-hokora.org/minzoku_neo_shinto/title_intro.html
    - Sacred Cedar Shrine: http://sacredcedarshrine.org/
    - shi-yaku-jin no hokora / minzoku NEO-shintô (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/pg/shiyakujin.no.hokora/
    - minzoku NEO-shintô (Facebook Group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/443385432350496/

    Volkhvy's Shinto Reading List:
    - Shinto: The Kami Way, by Sokyo Ono: https://www.amazon.com/Shinto-Kami-Way-Sokyo-Ph-D/dp/0804835578/
    - Shinto Norito: A Book of Prayers, by Ann Llewellyn Evans: https://www.amazon.com/Shinto-Norito-Ann-Llewellyn-Evans/dp/1553691385/
    - The Essence of Shinto: Japan's Spiritual Heart, by Motohisa Yamakage: https://www.amazon.com/Essence-Shinto-Japans-Spiritual-Heart/dp/1568364377/
    - A New History of Shinto, by John Breen and Mark Teeuwen: https://www.amazon.com/New-History-Shinto-John-Breen/dp/1405155159/
    - The Origin of Modern Shinto in Japan: The Vanquished Gods of Izumo (Bloomsbury Shinto Studies), by Yijiang Zhong: https://www.amazon.com/Origin-Modern-Shinto-Bloomsbury-Studies/dp/1350066540/
    - Shinto, Nature and Ideology in Contemporary Japan: Making Sacred Forests (Bloomsbury Shinto Studies), by Aike P. Rots: https://www.amazon.com/Shinto-Nature-Ideology-Contemporary-Japan/dp/1350105910/
    - Mountain Mandalas: Shugendo in Kyushu (Bloomsbury Shinto Studies), by Allan G. Grapard: https://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Mandalas-Shugendo-Bloomsbury-Studies/dp/1350044938/

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    - Music by Rebecca E. Tripp: http://www.crystalechosound.com

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 46: Kiki & Mary

    Episode 46: Kiki & Mary

    In this high-flying episode, the gang saddles up for Studio Ghibli's animated classic, Kiki's Delivery Service and Studio Ponoc's new magical adventure, Mary and the Witch's Flower. What themes in these films speak to real-life Paganism? How do they deal with magick? And what lessons can we find in them for our own self-development?

    Note: Something was amiss with our equipment that wasn't apparent when we recorded. Please be aware that the sound quality is a little rougher than usual at times.

    Mentions:
    - The Sanderson Sisters (Hocus Pocus): http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/The_Sanderson_Sisters
    - Magical Girl (Mahou Shojou): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_girl
    - Madoka Magica: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puella_Magi_Madoka_Magica

    Trivia:
    - https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/may/04/hiromasa-yonebayashi-interview-studio-ghibli-mary-and-the-witchs-flower
    - http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/kiki/faq.html

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    • 1 hr 36 min

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