Join us Between the Worlds as we discuss tarot, psychology, mythology, pop culture, witchcraft, magic, art, and history with host Amanda Yates Garcia and a series of special guests. Music and production by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs. (Looking for the podcast Strange Magic? You can find those episodes here as well. Just scroll down, Strange Magic episodes begin with the acronym SM. If you'd like to read our statement on the end of that podcast, please see the show notes of episode BTW 28: Ace of Swords. Thanks for listening! xo)
BTW E86: Finding Your Witch Mentor with Jamie Della
We’ve got a great show for you today with the writer and witch elder Jamie Della, author of A Box of Magic, The Book of Spells and many other magical titles. In this episode we go into things like working with and calling in mentors; navigating your Saturn return; the difference between witchcraft, Wicca, and Druidry; how to work with tarot cards in your magic (and why you should); how spells work and what they do; healing spells, cord cutting spells, and how to understand the court cards. In other words, this is a very practical episode and we know you’re going to get a lot out of it. Jamie Della is full of wisdom and offers great insight into not only the how of magic, but the WHY of magic. Join us today, Between the Worlds!
BTW 85: The Postmodern Witch's Guide to Samhain with Jessica Jernigan
Samhain is the ancient Celtic word for summer's end, and is also the third and final harvest holiday in the Witches' Wheel of the Year. You may know this holiday as Halloween. Whatever you call it, this is the time of year when the veils are thin and spirits are said to walk the earth. Find out what this holiday means for contemporary witches and learn about what you can do to celebrate it at home with our special guest, writer and tarot reader, Jessica Jernigan, author of "A Postmodern Witches' Guide to Halloween."
BTW 84: New Moon Magic with Risa Dickens and Amy Torok
In which we discuss magical practices for the New Moon (and all moons), reasons to re-enchant your world, witchcraft as an anti-capitalist practice, ways to work with the rhythms of nature that don't require you to add one more thing to your to-do list, and advice for baby witches from some wise witches of the North. Special guests today are Amy Torok and Risa Dickens of the Missing Witches podcast (you're going to love them!); they've just come out with their second book "New Moon Magic: 13 Tools for Resistance and Re-enchantment". We love their work and we know you will too, join us!
BTW 83: Queen of Cups' School of Art, with guest Diana Rivera
In the Queen of Cups tarot card, we see a Queen gazing intently into a lidded golden goblet. By the power of their attention and care, whatever is in the goblet is infused with magic. Like the sea itself, the essence of the suit of Cups is to ebb and flow. This Queen teaches us to pay attention to our cycles and rhythms. When this card comes up in a reading, something mysterious is rising up from the well of creativity inside you, called to new life. Our guest today, creativity expert Dr. Diana Rivera is here to help us take our creative powers seriously and bring our creative babes into being.
BTW 82: Knight of Cups - Finding Your Holy Grail - (Part 2) Mythologies of the Knight
In this, the second of two solo episodes with host Amanda Yates Garcia on "The Grail Knight", we discuss the mythologies of the Knight of Cups. Specifically, we focus on the Celtic legend of the Grail Knight Percival, his travels through the Forest of Arroy (the Forest of Adventure), and his encounter with the Fisher King. We talk about the Well Maidens, and the Wasteland. We describe the pursuit of the Grail as one of the founding myths of Western Civilization, because it describes the desecration of the sacred, but also prophesies what medicine must be found in order to restore the world to right order. We give study questions, and also rituals you can use when themes related to the Knight of Cups show up in your reading, or your life. Join us!
BTW 81: Knight of Cups – Finding Your Holy Grail (Part 1)
The Knight of Cups is guided by visions. They’re spiritual, on a quest for meaning and purpose. This person is an artist, a poet, they’ve been wounded, they’ve become wise, they’re pursuing their dreams. If you get this card in a reading, it’s an invitation to get curious about your inner world and and the inner world of others. In this, the first of two Amanda solo episodes on "The Grail Knight", we discuss the basic meaning of the Knight of Cups, correspondences, pop culture references, and all the reasons why you don't want to date this Knight if they come up in reverse. Join us!
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I can’t believe how much I have learned here
I’ve been listening to this podcast since 2021 when I was really just starting to pull cards regularly. I remember feeling so overwhelmed with how much there was to learn. Flash forward to now and this podcast has taught me so much about tarot, history, mythology, archetypes, and exposed me to some pretty cool people as well. Between the Worlds has given me the most amazing foundation to draw from in my tarot practice and I could not be more grateful. Thank you Amanda and Carolyn!
Great Representation in the Spiritual Community
Amanda & her team do a great job in being inclusive and transparent in the spiritual community. The topics range and are very interesting. Very relevant and current. The podcast dives into the essence of being a Witch. Thank you for being so open on the guests that come on!