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Hanny and Liz are two witches living in the Southern Hemisphere. We look forward to sharing our journeys with you.

Witchy Bites: once bitten, twice witch Hanny and Liz

    • Religion & Spirituality

Hanny and Liz are two witches living in the Southern Hemisphere. We look forward to sharing our journeys with you.

    Episode 24 | Interview with Kathy Crabbe: soul reader, astrologer and artist

    Episode 24 | Interview with Kathy Crabbe: soul reader, astrologer and artist

    This month Hanny and Liz had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Kathy Crabbe - a soul reader, astrologer and artist. Kathy lives in California and has studied with the likes of Francesca De Grandis and Susun Weed. We talk about where she started, her art work, creating decks, soul reading and ancestor work. We hope you enjoy x

    During the interview, Kathy shows Liz and Hanny her nude alien art work. You can see them here: https://www.kathycrabbe.com/nude-aliens

    Find Kathy on the interwebs:
    Website: https://www.kathycrabbe.com/aboutInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathycrabbeart/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathyCrabbeArt

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 23 | Silver Elm and Sheoak

    Episode 23 | Silver Elm and Sheoak

    Episode 23 is all about plants! Hanny is up first talking about Silver Elm! Liz is talking about the Austrlaian Native 'Sheoak'.

    Silver Elm Resources:
    Blerick Tree Farm (southern Victoria) http://www.onlinetrees.com.au/p/4181903/ulmus-minor-variegata---silver-elm-tree---varigated-elm-tree-.html

    Elms in Australia - Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elms_in_Australia

    Field Elm/Silver Elm - Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulmus_minor_%27Argenteo-Variegata%27

    Leafy Place - Gardening blog https://leafyplace.com/elm-tree-types-bark-leaves/

    Elm Tree Symbolism - Magical Spot - https://magickalspot.com/elm-tree-symbolism-meaning/

    Elm - Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elm

    Sheoak Resources:

    Duhoux E. et al. (1996) Casuarina and Allocasuarina Species. In: Bajaj Y.P.S. (eds) Trees IV. Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry, vol 35. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-10617-4_5

    Franche C., Bogusz D., Le Van Q., Phelep M., Duhoux E. (1994) Genetic Transformation of Trees in the Casuarinaceae Family. In: Bajaj Y.P.S. (eds) Plant Protoplasts and Genetic Engineering V. Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry, vol 29. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-09366-5_18

    Drooping Sheoaks: https://www.recreatingthecountry.com.au/blog/the-vegetation-of-the-barrabool-hills-part-4-plant-species-drooping-sheoaks-adorned-the-hills 

    Sheoaks connecting with nature: https://www.recreatingthecountry.com.au/blog/drooping-sheoaks-connecting-with-nature-one-plant-at-a-time

    Sheoak: https://backyardbuddies.org.au/backyard-buddies/sheoak/

    Aboriginal Plant Use in south-eastern Australia Aboriginal Plant Use in south-eastern Australia https://parksaustralia.gov.au/botanic-gardens/pub/anbg_educationresources_aboriginalplantuse_150802.pdf

    Seed notes for Western Australia https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/images/documents/about/science/pubs/seednotes/sn07_allocasuarina.pdf

    Aboriginal plants in the grounds of Monash university: a guide https://www.monash.edu/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/542119/Guide-to-the-Aboriginal-Garden-Clayton-Campus.pdf

    Seeds: https://herbalistics.com.au/product/allocasuarina-littoralis-black-she-oak-seed/

    Casuarinaceae: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casuarinaceae

    Allocasuarina: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allocasuarina

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Tipsy Tales #2: Irish Tales: The Queen Beneath the Hill + more

    Tipsy Tales #2: Irish Tales: The Queen Beneath the Hill + more

    For our second tipsy tale, Hanny is reading two different Irish Folktales. The first  story is called: The Queen Beneath the Hill. It is about a fiddler called Ruairi who has an unexpected encounter on a hill. 

    The second story is called 'The Piper and the Pooka of November' where a man called Liam ends up in a tricky situation with a Pooka. 

    Both stories are from: ‘Celtic Tales of the Strange’ by Joanne Asala and illustrated by Marlene Ekman

    ***IMPORTANT*** 
    If swearing and fiddling-with-oneself innuendos are not your thing, you're gonna wanna sit this one out... okay! Okay! 

    • 50 min
    Episode 22 | Singing Bowls, Power Wish & Chestnut Herbs

    Episode 22 | Singing Bowls, Power Wish & Chestnut Herbs

    Hanny and Liz discuss things that they are currently experimenting with. Liz has obtained herself a singing bowl. Hanny talks about The Power Wish by Keiko and The Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine online [not sponsored].

    References: Singing Bowl
    Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_bell)Brown, Candy Gunther. “Tibetan Singing Bowls - Los Cuencos Cantores Tibetanos.” American Religion, vol. 1, no. 2, 2020, pp. 52–73. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/amerreli.1.2.03. Jessica Stanhope, Philip Weinstein (2020) The human health effects of singing bowls: A systematic review, Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Volume 51, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2020.102412.Singing bowls are not Tibetan. Sincerely a Tibetan Person: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2020/02/18/tibetan-singing-bowls-are-not-tibetan-sincerely-a-tibetan-person.htmlhttps://www.theomshoppe.com/7-easy-ways-to-use-your-singing-bowl-at-home/How to Choose, Use & Care for Singing Bowls | Using Your Bowl for Healing3 things you need to know to play a Tibetan Singing BowlHOW TO PLAY A SINGING BOWL (FOR BEGINNERS) | TheAnayal8ter✨ MANIFEST AND CLEANSE WITH A SINGING BOWL │ VERY POWERFUL ENERGY TO CLEAR BLOCKS & ATTRACT WISHES ✨References: The Power Wish
    Keiko's website: https://www.keikopowerwish.comBook: The Power Wish : Japanese moon astrology and the secrets to finding success, happiness and the favour of the universe by KeikoReferences:  Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine
    Website: https://chestnutherbs.com/ Link to Resources: https://chestnutherbs.com/about/links/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Tipsy Tales #1: The Mouse Bride

    Tipsy Tales #1: The Mouse Bride

    The first of our Tipsy Tales. We have had a couple of drinks and now we're going to rephrase a folktale in terrible crass language and sidetracked discussions about the characters. 

    We do not aim to offend, but honestly, the protagonist in this story has been called a few names... so if crass tipsy story telling is your thing, this is the episode for you! 

    Story is from: Finland

    • 40 min
    Episode 21 | Centuries old practice is not learned on TikTok - discussion

    Episode 21 | Centuries old practice is not learned on TikTok - discussion

    Hey Peeps, 
    This month Hanny and Liz have an in-depth discussion about the statement that our wonderful friend Lynn made; 

    "Centuries old practice is not learned on  TikTok.  Don't school others on lore you read "somewhere".  Chop wood, carry water puppies. There are no shortcuts." -- Lynn Parlett. 

    During the discussion, we cover:


    What is learning?How adult learners differ for childrenWasps... yeah, there was an interloper or two!How annoying being schooled is... and is it okay to 'school' people?How readily available instruction is in the witchcraft communityIs caring about other people's practice a good use of our time?Are there shortcuts we can take in our practice?Resources mentioned: 


    In Search of the New Forest Coven by Philip Heselton (Peter was sooooooooo close, but it's Philip!). Published: 1st September 2020. ISBN: 9781913768003Pan's Daughter: the magical world of Rosaleen Norton by Nevill Drury [2016]. ISBN: 9781906958411The Witch of Kings Cross (2020): Documentary. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13795322/It turns out there are a few books titled Chop wood, carry water. So Josh's book is not the right one! It is: 

    Chop wood, carry water: a guide to finding spiritual fulfillment in everyday life by Rick Fields. Published 1st December 1984. ISBN: 9780874772098

    • 1 hr 36 min

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