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We explore the our words mystical history and discover some mystic happenings of today. Join me as we talk to artists, spiritual teachers, doulas, mother's, and all round great humans doing good work.

The Mystic Discoveries Amanda Bradley

    • Spirituality

We explore the our words mystical history and discover some mystic happenings of today. Join me as we talk to artists, spiritual teachers, doulas, mother's, and all round great humans doing good work.

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 22: The Tarot

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 22: The Tarot

    Welcome friends,
    Patrons of the podcast will be getting a free ebook to acompany this podcast with some practical tips and rituals for working with the cards. You can become a patron for as little as $1.11 a month. Head over to www.patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries
    You can follow me on Instagram @the_mystic_waldorf_home
    Or find cool things on my website www.silvercapcrafts.com
    Today Im recording my first solo show all about the Tarot. I have been working with it for almost 18years and my relationship to it has changed over time. 
    I wanted to give a kind of introduction to its use and history for those new to Tarot Cards, while also discussing different decks, different interpretations and how to use divination tools safely.
    I talk about the differences between the Rider Waite Smith and Toth deck. I discuss both Colin Wilson and Rudolf Steiners veiw on the Tarot. And you know you cant talk about this kind of thing and not mention Jung. 
    Let me know what you think. Please like, subscribe and share about! I appreciate your support. 
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 21: Astrosophy, Astrology and Star Lore, Reconnecting to the Stars with Mary Stewart Adams

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 21: Astrosophy, Astrology and Star Lore, Reconnecting to the Stars with Mary Stewart Adams

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    (Image by Mary Adams, used with permission)
    Kia Ora E Hoa, and a warm greetings friends to another episode of the Mystic Discoveries Podcast.
    Today, I am talking with Mary Stewart Adams, a Star Lore Historian who (taken from her Instagram bio) is restoring the mythic grandeur of knowing the stars. Whether you are a seasoned astrologer or a newbie you will definitely find this chat of interest.
    We discuss Astrology, Astronomy and Astrosophy, how the three disciplines are connected, how they differ, and how we can work with them to reconnect with the stary heavens. To begin with Mary shares with us her story. How she came to walk her spiritual path and develop her way as a Star Lore Historian. She has studied and worked personally with Astrology, Astronomy and Astrosophy for many years and has some wonderful nuggets of wisdom to share with us today.
    In the second part of the show Mary goes into more detail about Astrosophy, she goes into the Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn and why it is such a big thing. We discuss the 8 year cycle of Venus and where we are in relation to that. She also talks about how Astrosophers calculate the pre natal chart and briefly describes the journey we take from the heavens to the earth. I ask Mary, am I a Gemini (according to tropical Astrology) or a Taurus (according to Sidereal Astrology)? She explains why I could consider myself both.
    Honestly I felt like I was being treated to an epic story telling event. Mary has such a way with words and enthusiasm for reconnecting the Human being with the stars that I challenge you not to be inspired to take on a personal study of the cosmos yourself after hearing this.
    One of the key themes in Mary’s life has been Freedom, and I really appreciate the way she has approached her working with a discipline (Astrology/Astrosophy) that could very easily lead us to put ourselves in boxes and limit our development (eg: To identify so strongly with a sun sign that it influences your behavior and life choices).
    A massive thing I learned was that its not an either or, but an ALL approach when working with the stars. And actually when it comes to Anthroposophy I notice this being a truth too, that you don’t need to elimitate belief systems or ways of thinking, but work to incorporate and intergrate all that feels true and right for the individual. One doesn’t have to either think spiritually OR scientifically - one can integrate the two. A definite theme of my life at the moment!
    I encourage you to follow Mary’s advice and go outside on the next night the Stars are out and start to become familiar with them .
    We are at a point in human evolution where it is up to use to reach out and connect with the stars again. Once they spoke to us, they then went silent and now we must speak with them.
    Resources Mentioned
    Time passages app
    Star Fire Astrosophy
    Robert Hand books
    Star Wisdom Journal
    Connect with Mary on Facebook at The Storytellers Night sky
    www.storytellersnightsky.com
    Instagram @starmares
     
    Connect with me on instagram @the_mystic_waldorf_home and check out my website silvercapcrafts.com where you can buy Waldorf handwork lessons, yarn, dolls and whatever other things I make.
    You can help me keep this podcast going by becoming a patron from as little as $1.11 a month. Go to patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries to find out more.

    • 2 hrs 5 min
    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 20: Waldorf Teens and the 12 Year Old Change with Annie Haas

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 20: Waldorf Teens and the 12 Year Old Change with Annie Haas

    Welcome back to another episode of The Mystic Discoveries. Today we discuss the spiritual, physical and social changes teens go through and how the Waldorf curriculum meets them. Annie offers wonderful insights and advice for parents and teachers of teens/soon to be teens. Although we started off with the intention of discussion 2 particular things, it became another great discussion that would be great for people to listen to who are new to Waldorf. 
    We start off by introducing the fourfold human being for those who may not be familiar with the concept. It is important in understanding the more spiritual aspects of what is happening to the child/teen.
    The 12 year old change is an event most Waldorf teachers and Waldorfy parents are aware of. It is quite a significant part of a child’s development. We talked a few years ago about the 9 year old change (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mystic-discoveries-ep-6-9-year-old-change-waldorf-curriculum/id1108252764?i=1000430491291) which may be a good episode to listen to before or after this one. We are discussing these turning points not from a position of dread or warning, but more from an angle of being prepared, open and loving towards the changes your child will go through.
    Teens often get a bad rep and its partly due to adults not fully understanding their consciousness and their needs. Annie made a great comment between the difference of ‘exploring’ and ‘rebelling’. Teens naturally want and need to explore, this is healthy. They rebel when they feel oppressed, misunderstood and not heard. Annie has so may observations and suggestions when it comes to maintaining boundaries, and laying the foundations of that in early childhood.
    We also discuss the importance of rhythm and routine, not just for 0-7 year old children, but right up to 18 and beyond!
    Apologies for my voice being a tad flat the week, I am fighting the onset of a cold!
    Connect with Annie at thechildisthecurriculum.com or on Instagram @thechildisthecurriculum and look into buying one of her threefold planning calendars co-designed by her and her awesome son.
    Connect with me on instagram @the_mystic_waldorf_home and check out my website silvercapcrafts.com where you can buy Waldorf handwork lessons, yarn, dolls and whatever other things I make.
    You can help me keep this podcast going by becoming a patron from as little as $1.11 a month. Go to patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries to find out more.
    Thanks for listening!
    :Reading List:
    By Rudolf Steiner:
    “Soul Economy”
    “Education for Adolescents”
    “The Spirit of the Waldorf School”
    “A Modern Art Of Education”
    “Discussions With Teachers”
    “Education as a force for Social Change”
    “Waldorf Education & Anthroposophy”
     
    “On the Threshold of Adolescence” Herman Koepeke

    • 2 hrs 33 min
    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 19: History and Myth with Paul Weston

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 19: History and Myth with Paul Weston

    Kai Ora friends and welcome to another episode of the Mystic Discoveries. Today Paul Weston is back to talk about his new book ‘History and Myth: Boris Johnson. Henry VIII. Extinction Rebellion, Plague, & the Return of the Middle Ages’ which you can buy from amazon https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Weston/e/B0034PR0X8%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
    Further Reading Recommended By Paul
    Arnold Toynbee ‘A Study of History’
    Norman Cohn ‘Pursuit of the Millennium’
    Colin Wilson ‘The Occult’
    We recorded this during the Lunar Eclipse and I feel like a little extra magic was in our convo because of it.
    The overarching theme of his book and this convo is that History is cyclical and if we look back at events that happened in the past that match current astrological blueprints we are given clues as to how to face our current stuff, while also enriching and deepening our connection to history and the cosmos in general.
    Get ready to hear about comparisons between Boris Johnson and Henry the 8th
    The Fisher King saga in relation to Boris and the Covid situation
    Time slip experiences
    Historical Synchronisations
    The astrological meaning and significance of the Saturn Pluto alignment that happened in the sign of Capricorn in January 2020
    Different approaches to the researching history
    Near the end we touch on the Extinction Rebellion Movement and strange cults that rose up in the middle ages. In general we discuss the whole Cult thing and what Paul means when he uses the word.
    All in all I think this was a very measured, and hopeful chat in the wake of the events we currently are part of. It will bring a lot of reassurance to many people at the moment. There is a comfort in knowing that history tends to repeat itself, we can learn from what happened in the past. There is some potent creative, inspirational energy around at the moment. If we can find a way to ground ourselves and connect with the deeper, eternal, still connection to spirit (or whatever you want to call it) we have the capacity to do some amazing things. There may be some nefarious, destructive forces active at the moment, and even though it can be hard to see, we must remember that there is just as many good forces/archetypes/beings on our side as well.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 18: Leonardo Da Vinci, the Hidden Heretic of the Renaissance with Andrew Linnell.

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 18: Leonardo Da Vinci, the Hidden Heretic of the Renaissance with Andrew Linnell.

    Today I am talking with Andrew Linnell, author of the new book 'The Hidden Heretic of the Renaissance: Leonardo Da Vinci', which is avalible on Amazon now :). 
    (Google the two Virgin on the Rocks painting by Leonardo to follow along with Andrews description.)
    We have all heard the Legends from Dan Brown and Holy Blood, Holy Grail that claimed to tell us the 'truth' about Christ Jesus and the history of the church. Well, Andrew has bought something else to the table. Although his ideas are not new, they may be new to alot of us. Especially in regards to what Leonardo was trying to communicate.
    Was he trying to tell us that there were not one, but two Jesus Children and that the Christ wasn't present on the earth until Jesus was baptised at 30? Well Andrew supposes that's exactly what Leo knew.
    We discuss Leo's upbringing, the people he was surrounded by, the times he lived in, his ties to the Medeci's and where he learned these heretical ideas. According to Andrew and others, the two Jesus Children was a mystical fact known by early Christians and even foretold in texts like the Zohar and old testament scriptures.
    We talk about Rudolf Steiners perspective on the whole thing and Andrew recommends further reading.
    I highly recommend his book which you can get for Kindle on amazon.com. Although we cover alot in this 90min chat there are heaps of details in the book that fill in some blanks of this conversation.
    So all aboard the Esoteric Express, buckle you seat belt, keep that mind open and enjoy the words.
    Find out more about Andrews missions here...
    www.mystech.orgwww.mystech.co
    Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support this Podcast The Mystic Discoveries from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me.
    https://www.patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries
    Come say hi on Instagram@the_mystic_waldorf_homeAnd YouTubeMystic Waldorf Home NZ
     

    • 1 hr 37 min
    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 17: Biodynamic Gardening with Katrina Wolff of Blue Borage

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 17: Biodynamic Gardening with Katrina Wolff of Blue Borage

    ‘Social Motto’ By Rudolf Steiner
    A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living.
    Kia Ora friends,
    And welcome back to another episode of The Mystic Discoveries podcast. I’m your host Amanda and today I am talking to the wonderful Katrina Wolff, creator and owner of Blue Borage (www.blueborage.co.nz) which is centred around biodynamics and Bee friendlness. Katrina runs workshops (both in person and online) teaching fols how to make delicious compost, start an edible garden, and use the principals of bio dynamics in your own garden. She also offers one to one coaching sessions and gets involved with schools and community groups. Check out her website to find out more.
    Today I wanted to get a kind of introduction to biodynamics out to you. Soil health is so so so important for the nutritional make up of our food, and for the earth in general. We go into the history of biodynamics, what it actually is, what a biodynamic farm/garden looks like and what the preperations are and how they are used. Katrina also shares with us her oen principals and practices in regards to biodynamics and we discuss a plant meditation excersise we both use often.
    Please consider becoming a patron of the show, go to https://www.patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries.
    You help me pay for all the costs of running the podcast and since Im a student/stay at home mum this really really helps. Also you get Art prints, tarot readings and whatever else I feel like making and offering to you.
    If your not in a position to support the podcast financially please consider leaving a review on itunes, and liking and subscribing. Follow me on instagram and facebook @the_mystic_waldorf_home_nz, its super appreciated when you comment on posts and share the podcast on your stories. I do monthly giveaways so if free stuff is your jam follow me on the socials.
    Linky Links to all the things mentioned below x
     
    One Man One Man One Planet
    https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/one-man-one-cow-one-planet-2007/availability
    “Grasp the Nettle” By Peter Proctor
    https://www.hohepahawkesbay.com/
    https://www.biodynamics.com/
    https://tanishelliwell.com/summer-with-leprechauns/
    Volcanic Ash
    http://environmentalfertilisers.co.nz/ef-bas-50/
     
    CPP Is sold online here: http://www.growbiodynamics.co.nz/
    (The website says not currently available - hopefully just because of Covid19
    More info about the Maramataka (Maori Moon Calender) https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/discover-collections/read-watch-play/maori/matariki-maori-new-year/maramataka/nights-maramataka
    https://astro-calendar.com/
    https://zachbushmd.com/
    https://www.blueborage.co.nz/
     

    • 2 hrs

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