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Remembering what it is to be human upon the earth // Story is medicine, magic is real, healing is open-ended and endless // 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.

Medicine Stories Amber Magnolia Hill

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Remembering what it is to be human upon the earth // Story is medicine, magic is real, healing is open-ended and endless // 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.

    93. Mirrors in the Earth: Self Remembrance & the Non-Stop Nurturance of the Natural World - Asia Suler

    93. Mirrors in the Earth: Self Remembrance & the Non-Stop Nurturance of the Natural World - Asia Suler

    Earth-centered cultures have always held that each person is born into this world with their own unique gifts and strengths, but this knowing has been put aside by our modern, disconnected overculture. The consequences of this mass self forgetting are profound. But nature is always there to remind us of who we are, where we come from, and why we’re here. Let us come back into relationship with the earth- the truest mirror of our most sacred inner selves.
    TOPICS:
    Naming babies & birthing books
    How spaces live inside us: ancestral pilgrimage to sacred sites 
    When you’re connected to your deep self you can most powerfully serve others
    Self compassion is a force for healing in the world
    It is through the non-stop nurturance of the natural world that we remember who we are
    Rewiring our neurology through relationship with the earth can create the space the body needs to heal
    Reflections on our inherent goodness & the original beauty of being
    Musings on narcissism, ancestral humans, & our toxic overculture
    There’s nothing self-centered about seeking self knowledge and cultivating self love
    The truth about magic
    You can choose peace and still grow
    LINKS:
    Asia’s website OneWillow Apothecaries
    Asia’s book Mirrors in the Earth: Reflections on Self Healing from the Living World
    Asia on Instagram
    Medicine Stories Patreon Podcast Bonuses!
    Mythic Medicinals St. John’s Wort Oil
    Episode 4 with Asia- Multidimensional Plants & The Fabric of Consciousness
    Episode 42 with Asia- You Are Your Own Healer: Earth Intuition & Self Healing
    Episode 79- Sunshine Medicine: The Healing Magic of St. John’s Wort
    Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta
    The CryptoNaturalist on Instagram
    Cartoon Saloon’s beautiful mythic films
    Carolyn Hillyer
    Our herbal & mushroom medicines MythicMedicine.love 
    Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? Quiz
    Mythic Medicine on Instagram
    Medicine Stories Facebook group
    Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)

    • 1 hr 8 min
    92. Expansion is Our Nature: A Matriarchal Reframe for Money & How I Went From Broke to Flow

    92. Expansion is Our Nature: A Matriarchal Reframe for Money & How I Went From Broke to Flow

    Ten years ago I was a broke single mom; next month I’m taking my daughter on the European trip of our dreams. I cringe at abundance/manifestation talk, and yet there’s no doubt that shifting your mindset is the first step to making more money, which allows you to take care of yourself, your people, and the causes you care most about.
    Quite simply- if you want something to grow, you have to put your attention on it.
    A plant, a child, your bank account. They need attention in order to grow and thrive. No mystical New Age nonsense belief system required. Just simple attention.
    Here is my story, which I hope inspires you to step into the expansion that is our human nature.
    I TALK ABOUT:
    Where I was financially a decade ago, where I am now, and how I got here
    A matriarchal v patriarchal framework of wealth creation
    When women get money, their communities thrive
    Why I hate MLMs and how they’re different from affiliate marketing
    You being broke does not serve the world, does not make you more effective at helping attain social justice, does not make you more spiritually advanced.
    The overculture tells women to stay small- both financial and health/body/beauty advice drive this message deep into our subconscious
    You don’t need outside permission to step into the expansion that is your nature and birthright (but if it helps- I hereby give you permission! done! now let’s change the world)
    We warmly invite you to join us inside The Confessions Money Boot Camp- How To Sell Anything (with Integrity), Master Collaborative Partnerships (Affiliate Style), & Finally Understand the Feminine Energetics of Money to Create the Life of Your Dreams
    Patreon audio bonus- Money Mindshift: my step by step story & links to my favorite money resources

    • 31 min
    91. The Mineral Matrix & the Motherline That Made You - Hamid Jabbar

    91. The Mineral Matrix & the Motherline That Made You - Hamid Jabbar

    We were made from our mothers, who were made from the earth, which is made of stardust, which is made of minerals. A well mineralized body heals itself by providing our cellular metabolism what it needs to create energy and clear exhaust. Our ancestors didn’t give their mineral status a second thought, but modern humans are almost all imbalanced (with the ill health to prove it), and minerals are wildly misunderstood. Let us remember the elemental interbeing that gives us life, understand the complex tapestry that is our individual mineral balance, and give our mitochondria what it needs to help us thrive.
    TOPICS:
    You can’t microdose (or heroic dose) your way out of a mineral deficiency- how years of working with entheogenic plant medicines negatively affected Hamid’s health
    The interplay of trauma symptoms, depression, anxiety, physical health issues, and mineral status
    The many reasons we’re all mineral deficient
    Iron toxicity and why anemia is dangerously misunderstood
    We inherit our mitochondria from our mothers, and what your maternal grandmother ate while pregnant with your mom programmed epigenetic changes into the egg that became you, so your biology- on a metabolic level- is looking for the foods your grandmother consumed 
    Much of what we attribute to good (or bad) genes is actually the result of the mineral status of our mothers early in our lives
    For childbearing women, there are consequences to trying to maintain a figure instead of trying to nourish ourselves
    Human beings are deeply resilient- even when our genetic and epigenetic inheritance is lacking, even when our minerals are depleted- we can heal and thrive
    The exquisitely choreographed transfer of minerals from mother to baby during pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding (and how modern childbearing practices disrupt these)
    Mother nature doesn’t make mistakes & the human mind will never outsmart the life force
    Healing from healing- much of what is recommended in the “alternative” health space makes people worse by depleting minerals (including many supplements)
    Hamid’s mineral mentor Morely Robbins and the Root Cause Protocol
    Addressing the underlying mineral deficiency v attacking the disease or diagnosis
    Iron carries the frequency of [fe]ar, and copper stimulates [cu]riosity- the correlation between mineral status & reactivity to the world
    Iron (which is magnetic) embodies archetypal masculine energy, and needs the feminine archetype of copper (which is electric) to balance it
    The whole system relaxes when toxic iron buildup starts to leave the body 
    Considerations around blood donation
    Healing. Takes Time.
    The myth of copper toxicity (which rivals the myth of anemia)
    The dance between oxygen, iron, copper, magnesium, and ceruloplasmin
    Oxygen + iron = rust inside the body
    Flower pollen, copper, and fertility
    Why the adrenal cocktail is needed if you are supplementing magnesium 
    Thirst is a cry for minerals, not water
    Our bodies were designed to make water and our ancestors did not drink 8 glasses a day
    If you’re drinking unmineralized water you’re irrigating, not hydrating
    Why hair grays and/or thins, and the possibility of reversal
    The interplay between light, sound, cells, and minerals
    Implications of cannabis overuse
    The dangers of hapé (tobacco snuff) (also spelled rapé) 
    Mineral deficiency is involved in all stages of addiction
    Just because it’s a plant medicine doesn’t mean it’s good for you
    RESOURCES: 
    Hamid’s brilliant Instagram account @MineralShaman
    Hamid’s website for deeper dives & to schedule a consultation
    Medicine Stories Patreon (2 bonuses for this episode!)
    Take our fun quiz Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? 
    Hamid’s cannabis Highlight on Instagram
    Hamid’s essay on the dangers of hapé 
    Get the free Root Cause Protocol handbook
    A very helpful Wise Traditions podcast

    • 2 hrs 21 min
    90. Cervix is Self: Reconnecting to Your Inner Oracle & Record Keeper - Denell Barbara Randall (Cervical Wellness)

    90. Cervix is Self: Reconnecting to Your Inner Oracle & Record Keeper - Denell Barbara Randall (Cervical Wellness)

    The women’s embodiment movement tends to stop at the womb, but cervix lies even deeper and contains an abundance of information about where we’ve been and what is needed now. From healing abnormalities and infections to connecting with the deep self for guidance and healing, let us peel back the layers and remember our innermost knowing.
    TOPICS:
    How Denell healed her cervical dysplasia and completely got rid of both strains of cancer causing HPV (without the LEEP procedure or other Western medical interventions)
    The anatomy of cervix and what our culture has gotten wrong about it
    Asking yourself the question- what is my cervix telling me?
    Cervix asks us to face ourselves
    How alcohol, bad food, and bad sex affect cervical well being
    Healing the past in the present- closing timeline loops by revisiting where we fragmented to reclaim ourselves 
    Cervix is your inner oracle
    How the current trend of feminine embodiment misses cervix
    How to connect to your cervix
    The medical myth that the cervix has no nerves and therefore you can’t feel it
    Denell shares a powerful & very vulnerable story about realizing that she had gotten lost in “sensual Instagram boss babe” culture and finding her way back to the devotion to women and cervix that first called her
    The connection between pelvic and dental health
    All the ways we abandon or even abuse ourselves to conform to the overculture
    The power of softness
    RESOURCES:
    The Cervical Wellness website
    Cervical Wellness Online Course (25% off coupon code available for patrons here)
    Denell on Instagram
    Medicine Stories Patreon (3 bonuses for this episode!)
    Our herbal & mushroom medicines MythicMedicine.love 
    Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? Quiz
    Mythic Medicine on Instagram
    Medicine Stories Facebook group
    Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)

    • 1 hr 9 min
    89. The Magic of Mugwort: Unwritten Ways of Healing & Chambers of Ancient Memory (w/ special guest Kami McBride!)

    89. The Magic of Mugwort: Unwritten Ways of Healing & Chambers of Ancient Memory (w/ special guest Kami McBride!)

    Sacred to the goddesses of old, known to all ancestors who occupied the Northern Hemisphere, and beloved by wise folk and herbal healers from the Ice Age until today, mugwort is one of the most magical and practical medicinal plants in the world. May we come into relationship with this potent ally in order to widen sensory gating channels, ground into our center, and remember who we are.
    With special guest appearance by Kami McBride!
    3 Free Herbal Oil Workshops from Kami
    Check out Kami’s course Handcrafted Healing Herbal Oils
    TOPICS:
    A knowing beyond knowing, ancient and ineffable
    Mugwort is a door opener, a wayfinder, a welcoming bridge to the realms of consciousness needed to cultivate a deeper relationship with the natural world
    How mugwort initiated me onto the plant path
    The medicine of bitters & the necessity of assimilation
    Mugwort’s affinity with the womb and pelvis, and how it healed me after a terrifying injury
    Mugwort oil accesses the deepest tissues of the body and enhances the action of other plants
    The vibration of enchantment
    Mugwort’s place in kitchen herbalism
    Menstruation is truth serum time and mugwort heps you love your blood
    Solar and lunar herbs
    Kami’s favorite plants to blend with mugwort
    Herbs that help you to be alert and relaxed at the same time
    The power of mugwort smoke
    Beer, the moon, and the ancient goddess
    The dreamspace and the opening of portals
    Ritual, ceremony, and ancestral communion
    As the witches teach- ancient plant healers and the suppression of knowledge
    A little known effect of bringing mugwort into your life
    RESOURCES (if listening on an app that doesn’t support embedded links, find these at https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast):
    3 Free Herbal Oil Workshops from Kami
    Check out Kami’s course Handcrafted Healing Herbal Oils
    My video sneak peek at the course
    This episode’s Patreon bonus- Oldest of Herbs: Mugwort Wisdom From Herbal Books
    Take our fun quiz Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine?
    Mythic Medicine on Instagram
    Judith Berger’s website
    Episode 57 with Judith Berger- Herbal Rituals, Rhythms, & Remembrance
    Rupam’s Herbal Swedish Bitters
    The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners: The Healing Power of Medicinal Plants by Wolf-Dieter Storl
    Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion 700-1100 by Max Dashu
    The Herbal Kitchen by Kami McBride
    Our website MythicMedicine.love 
    Medicine Stories Facebook group
    Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    88. Confessions: Ancestral Foodways, Modern Matriarchy, & the Power of Radical Honesty - Katya Nova

    88. Confessions: Ancestral Foodways, Modern Matriarchy, & the Power of Radical Honesty - Katya Nova

    Did my guest get more hate when she announced she wasn’t vegan anymore or that she was flying out of the country to connect with an ex lover while pregnant with her fourth child? Leave your judgements behind and explore food, sex, motherhood, and what is gained when you hurl yourself into the abyss only to discover that it’s a feather bed.
    Get access to Confessions of a Well Nourished Woman.
    Check out the free masterclass Cosmic Meal Plan for Picky Eaters.
    TOPICS:
    The kindness Katya showed me as I sobbed my heart out when we were still strangers
    A life history in geography- from Ukraine to Canada to Dominican Republic and now Costa Rica
    What does it mean to be a woman rooted in her peoples’ traditions healing her ancestry?
    The grief and joy of childhood lost and how memories live with us when people and places are gone
    Being someone who takes leaps of faith over and over again
    How having kids changes a sexual relationship
    How do we follow our dreams and desires while being mothers and partners?
    Practice following the impulse that brings your heart forward
    Our diet is reflected in our reproductive & sexual tissues- painful sex, low libido, and slow childbirth recovery can be related to lack of nutrients in the diet
    The twisted vegan logic of believing that “there’s no death on my plate”
    We must look at long term personal and generational health when assessing the value of different diets ("but I feel good” doesn’t cut it)
    The common story of childrens’ teeth crumbling on a vegan diet (it happened to Katya) and how to remineralize them
    Eat for your biology, not your ideology (it’s a song- sing it your way!)
    Nourishing ourselves with ancestral foods
    The birth of the Matriarch Collective & Confessions of a Well Nourished Woman
    Losing all fear and choosing radical honesty about who you are
    After restrictive eating- where do we go from here?
    The opposite of holding on isn’t letting go, it’s digestion
    RESOURCES (if listening on an app that doesn’t support embedded links, find these at https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast):
    Confessions of a Well Nourished Woman
    Cosmic Meal Plan for Picky Eaters
    Patreon podcast bonuses (online dating & sex bonus audio interview + 15 Ancestral Kitchen Tips eBook)
    Katya on Instagram
    Mythic Medicine (me) on Instagram
    Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? Quiz
    Medicine Stories episode 18 with Suuzi Hazen Land Based Living, Mothering, & Eating 
    Full Moon Feast by Jessica Prentice
    Mineral Shaman on Instagram
    The Spirit Weavers Gathering
    Honestly Podcast with Bari Weiss episode Things Worth Fighting For
    Healing Pelvic Prolapse and Why Kegels Don’t Work w/ Christine Kent, episode of Katya’s HoneyTalks Podcast 
    Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha
    The Ethical Slut by Janet Hardy and Dossie Easton 
    Motherfoods class taught by Rachelle Garcia Seliga and Carly Rae
    Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nigel
    Medicine Stories episode 86 all about prometabolic- Elemental Interbeing, Food Information Overwhelm, and Cell Deep Nourishment for Women with Kymber Maulden
    Medicine Stories episode 86 all about psychedelics- Generations, gene Codes, and Entheogenic Earth Healing with Mikaela de la Myco
    Kymber Maulden’s post on Why You Should Have a Bedtime Snack
    My website MythicMedicine.love 
    Medicine Stories Facebook group
    Music by Mariee Sioux (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)

    • 1 hr 57 min

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64 Ratings

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