110 episodes

Remembering what it is to be human upon the earth // 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

    • Society & Culture

Remembering what it is to be human upon the earth // 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.

    110. Women's Bodies are Metabolically Expensive (Why Things Break So Easily) - Dr. Suuzi Hazen

    110. Women's Bodies are Metabolically Expensive (Why Things Break So Easily) - Dr. Suuzi Hazen

    Chinese Medicine holds that women’s bodies are 10x harder to heal than men’s, as our reproductive system is biologically much more precious and metabolically more intensive to maintain. In this conversation my good friend, third time guest, and Doctor of Chinese Medicine Suuzi and I catch up one year after we both underwent severe energy loss to share how we’ve rebuilt and healed.
    We talk about shifting away from the mindset of achieving “optimum human health” (an illusion that contributed to our health crises), working and mothering in a state of total burnout, how our childrens’ metabolic patterns can mirror our own & how we’ve helped our own kids heal, the link between high sensitivity and mineral depletion, why we’ve chosen a metabolically appropriate approach to weight loss even though it takes much longer, and so much more.
    RESOURCES:
    Join Amber & Suuzi for the Medicine Stories Retreat in Croatia, August ‘24!
    Register for our Croatia Curious Zoom Call on April 10th (replay available for those registered)
    Suuzi’s website Mother’s Best Liver Pills and her Instagram
    Medicine Stories Patreon (podcast bonuses!)
    Take our fun quiz Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine?
    The Science of Human Energy newsletter book from the 80s
    Suuzi’s previous interviews- episode 103 Midlife Burnout for Women & Why Healing Work Can Make Us Worse and episode 18 Land Based Living, Mothering, & Eating
    Women whose work has helped us-
    Niecia Nelson- Eat To Go Deep course and Instagram (my guest on episode 100 Returning the Mother to Herself: Our Nourishment Shapes How We Receive Life)
    Sena Maria- Offerings and Instagram
    Jenna Hamm- Offerings and Instagram
    Sarah Kleiner- Offerings and Instagram (my guest on episode 104 Your Body is Not a Closed System: The Sun, Cell Signaling, and Metabolic Wellness)
    My website MythicMedicine.love 
    Mythic Medicine on Instagram
    Medicine Stories Facebook group
    Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)

    • 1 hr 27 min
    109. Loving Ourselves Home: Finding Sanctuary in Herbal Medicine - Kami McBride

    109. Loving Ourselves Home: Finding Sanctuary in Herbal Medicine - Kami McBride

    The times are unprecedented and there is no template for the future. We all feel this, and we feel the overwhelm of information, influence, and opinions.
    Herbalism, as it always has, offers us sanctuary from everything vying to take hold of our attention and life force.
    Not so that we can check out in an endless fog of self care, but so that we can be truly present and embodied as we navigate this time of rapid and radical change. 
    The plants call us home to ourselves.
    Kami’s Free Workshop The Art of Arnica: 7 Steps to High Potency Oil & Healing Benefits and Safe Application (week of 3/3/24 only)
    Kami’s Free Webinar How to Use Kami’s Top Herbal Oil Blends to Soothe Anxiety and Support Daily Nervous System Reset (week of 3/3/24 only)
    Kami’s revered Handcrafted Healing Herbal Oils course
    Video Sneak Peak at the Handcrafted Healing Herbal Oils Course from Kami McBride (what it looks like when you log in)
    Medicine Stories Retreat: Croatia w/ Amber Magnolia Hill (August ‘24)
    Mastery by Robert Green
    Medicine Stories Patreon (podcast bonuses!)
    Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? quiz
    My website MythicMedicine.love 
    Mythic Medicine on Instagram
    Medicine Stories Facebook group
    Music by  Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)

    • 1 hr 14 min
    108. The Mythic Hive & How Bees Heal Us - Ariella Daly

    108. The Mythic Hive & How Bees Heal Us - Ariella Daly

    Nothing exemplifies the magic of nature more than honeybees. They are insects yet their colonies are akin to a mammalian being, they produce numerous healing substances from their bodies and within their hives, and they have been revered and mythologized since time immemorial by countless cultures. Beekeepers live longer than folks in any other profession, and being in relationship with bees is deep medicine for the spirit in these frazzled times. Let us relearn ancestral ways of tending and listening to bees so that we may maximize our chances of reclaiming a vibrant and thriving Earth.
    RESOURCES:
    Ariella’s website Honey Bee Wild
    Medicine Stories Patreon (3 bonuses for this episode- our extended conversation, 100% off coupon code for Ari’s 14 Kindred Bees classes, and a list of my & Ari’s favorite beetending resources)
    Take our quiz Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine?
    Song of Increase: Listening to the Wisdom of Honeybees for Kinder Beekeeping and a Better World by Jacqueline Freeman
    The Buzz About Bees: Biology of a Superorganism by Jürgen Tautz
    Medicine Stories episode 9 w/ Ariella Know Thyself: Weaving Myth & Magic Into Everyday Life
    Check out our Mythic Medicinals herbal & mushroom remedies
    Mythic Medicine (me) on Instagram
    The Medicine Stories Facebook group
    Music by Mariee Siou (from her song Wild Eyes)

    • 1 hr 25 min
    107. Death is the Great Healing: Reclaiming Ancestral Relationship w/ the Dead - Perdita Finn

    107. Death is the Great Healing: Reclaiming Ancestral Relationship w/ the Dead - Perdita Finn

    “I pray to the dead to help me remember who I am while I’m still alive.”
    To be in relationship with those who’ve gone before us is a deeply human way of being. Our ancestors knew that the “departed” never left, and that they answer when called. The way modern Western people conceive of the dead is a deviation that discards millennia of human knowing. Let us pray to the ancestors to help us sober up from civilization, remember what we’ve always known, and reclaim the long story of the soul.
    RESOURCES:
    Perdita’s website Take Back the Magic
    Medicine Stories Patreon (book giveaway & course coupon code)
    Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death by Bernd Heinrich
    Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth’s Extinct Worlds by Thomas Halliday
    Waking Up to the Dark by Clark Strand
    My podcast about my mother’s passing What I’d Be Without You: My Mother’s Life, Death, and Legacy of Love
    The Madonna Secret, a novel by Sophie Strand
    Perdita and her husband Clark Strand’s website The Way of the Rose
    Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? quiz
    Our website & herbal medicines MythicMedicine.love
    Mythic Medicine on Instagram
    Medicine Stories Facebook group
    Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)

    • 1 hr 32 min
    106. Chronic Illness: Telling Honest Stories, Navigating the Underworld, and Tending the Roots - Sarah Ramey

    106. Chronic Illness: Telling Honest Stories, Navigating the Underworld, and Tending the Roots - Sarah Ramey

    It is estimated that half of all Americans have chronic health issues, and yet these conditions are new to the human species. What has happened? And how does an afflicted individual navigate a medical system that dismisses them and offers little help, embedded within a culture obsessed with self improvement and the hero’s journey of triumph? Sarah and I talk about the multifactorial nature of chronic illness and what has changed between generations, walking the fine line between self-responsibility and acknowledging that we’re all embedded in toxic systems that are out of our control, navigating the mythic underworld of autoimmune and chronic illness, and telling our stories without the need for a heroic ending.
    All Mythic Medicinals products are 20% OFF Nov 24th-27th (add coupon code WINTERSUN for an additional 15% off St. John’s Wort Oil)
    RESOURCES:
    Sarah’s website
    Medicine Stories Patreon (enter the book giveaway by 12/14)
    Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? quiz
    Whitney Dafoe’s website
    Medicine Stories episode 105 w/ Sophie Strand Synchronicity Reveals Our Ecological Niche
    The Heroine’s Journey: Woman’s Quest for Wholeness by Maureen Murdock
    My post about my father’s life and death
    My website MythicMedicine.love 
    Mythic Medicine on Instagram
    Medicine Stories Facebook group
    Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)

    • 1 hr 14 min
    105. Synchronicity Reveals Our Ecological Niche - Sophie Strand

    105. Synchronicity Reveals Our Ecological Niche - Sophie Strand

    Healing is communal. Settle in softly for this wide-ranging conversation with my most requested guest. Sophie and I talk chronic illness and trauma, diagnosis as blessing and as hex, the theater of medicine, the aquatic nature of memory, and the entanglements of time.
    RESOURCES:
    Sophie on Instagram
    Sophie’s newsletter Make Me Good Soil
    Sophie’s books and more
    The Lady’s Handbook for her Mysterious Illness by Sarah Ramey
    ACE- Adverse Childhood Experiences quiz
    The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van den Kolk (giant trigger warning; read the book below instead)
    Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice by Rupa Marya and Raj Patel
    Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious by Erik Wargo
    The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
    Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy by Barbara Ehrenreich
    The Emerald (a podcast beloved by both me & Sophie)
    Read The Ones That Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K Le Guin
    Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics & the Entanglement of Matter & Meaning by Karen Barad
    Time, As a Symptom by Joanna Newsom (lyrics here)
    My blog post Ancestral Voices, women’s Weariness, and the Illusion of Linear Time
    Episode 82 What I’d Be Without You: My Mother’s Life, Death, and Legacy of Love
     
    Come relax at my Costa Rica Forest Bathing Retreat- last day to book is August 4th ‘23
    Medicine Stories Patreon (podcast bonuses!)
    Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? quiz
    My website MythicMedicine.love 
    Mythic Medicine on Instagram
    Medicine Stories Facebook group
    Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)

    • 1 hr 17 min

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