Living Open is a podcast for mystics and seekers hosted by Philly-based witch, tarot reader, Reiki Master, and breathwork facilitator Eryn Johnson. Explore witchcraft, Reiki, healing, spirituality, ritual, magick, tarot, meditation, dismantling the patriarchy & white supremacy, intuition and more all to help you come back to your heart and who you really are.
Ep. #210: Traditional Reiki and Decentering Colonialism & Whiteness in Reiki with Marika Clymer
Marika Clymer, she/her, is a steward of traditional Japanese Reiki ways & guide in decolonial energetic healing practices. Eryn & Marika talk about the roots of Reiki & how western Reiki is different from traditional Reiki, cultural erasure, how she has developed a Reiki practice that de-centers colonialism & whiteness, shame, ancestor work, engaging with Reiki with respect, disconnection from our own folk practices, what it means to be a healer today, being in relationship with Reiki and more.
Ep. #209: Pisces Season Medicine
Welcome to Pisces season! In this episode, your host Eryn talks about the energy of Pisces season, shares key lunar dates, and does a collective tarot reading to understand what Pisces energy is here to teach us, what wants to flow through us this season, and more.
Ep. #208: Digital Minimalism, Parts Work + Healing Through Kink with Somatic Therapist Andrea Glik
Andrea Glik, LCSW is a somatic trauma therapist, supervisor, and educator. In this episode, Eryn and Andrea talk about somatics & healing through the body, digital minimalism & the nervous system, the intermittent reinforcement of social media, using phones to cope & finding other coping mechanisms, body image, parts work, caring for your child self, queerness, healing through kink & sexual fantasy, taking your power back through kink, shame around sexual fantasy, pleasure in trauma healing + more.
Ep. #207: Working Through Fear of Rejection + Free Meditation to Connect to Your Creativity
In this bonus episode, Eryn talks about moving through the fear of rejection especially in regards to sharing creative work & leads a 14-minute meditation to connect to your creativity.
Ep. #206: Creativity as Birthright + Magic and Art with Emily Prentice
Emily Prentice is an artist and arts educator whose work focuses on creative play: as resilience, as resistance, as radical joy. In this episode, they talk about everyone is an artist and there’s no such thing as bad art, how creativity helps us change the world, what’s an artist?, dismantling creative binaries and hierarchies, orienting towards process, magic & art, play as resistance, how to re(connect) to play, cultivating curiosity, the Fool, bringing magic to the mundane & art accessibility.
Words as Altars + Word Witchery with Poet Kate Belew
Kate Belew is a Brooklyn based Writer, Poet, Witch, Storyteller, and Strategist. In this episode, Eryn and Kate talk about: Kate's journey with poetry and witchcraft, writing as a tool to connect with intuition, poetry as spellwork, poetry as a touchstone, central to the hearth and home, poetry as connection to ancestry, protecting your creative space, rituals around creativity, nature as inspiration, the writing process & sharing our writing, and Kate shares one of her gorgeous poems!