125 episodes

Magick & Alchemy by Tamed Wild is an enchanting podcast for modern-day witches and the earth-spirited. Join hosts Kristin Lisenby and Kate Belew each week as they discuss witchcraft, divination, mythology, and all things magick and alchemy.

Magick & Alchemy Tamed Wild

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 346 Ratings

Magick & Alchemy by Tamed Wild is an enchanting podcast for modern-day witches and the earth-spirited. Join hosts Kristin Lisenby and Kate Belew each week as they discuss witchcraft, divination, mythology, and all things magick and alchemy.

    Episode 125: Elixirs of Life & Transformative Potions

    Episode 125: Elixirs of Life & Transformative Potions

    In episode 125 of the Magick & Alchemy podcast, hosts Kate Belew & Kristin Lisenby discuss elixirs of life and transformative potions. They talk about the goddess Maat and mythical brews laced with justice. They consider Gorgon blood and pomegranate juice, and how we ingest ancient wisdom. They contemplate kitchen witchery, milk and honey, and consuming the nectar of the gods.
    Sources:
    Season 1, Episode 14: Love Spells, Potion or Poison?
    Season 3, Episode 80: Psychedelic Witchcraft
    “Potions: The Witch’s Apothecary” by Michelle Mae for Taschen’s “Witchcraft”Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara Walker
    Bones and Honey, Danielle Dulsky
    "Honey in Magick & Folklore," Patti Wigington
    Melissae Priestesses and the Honey Queen Bees: Unveiling Ancient MythologyNew World Witchery
    Milk Bath - Wikipedia
    The Curious Symbolism of Milk in Literature and Myth 
    Shoutouts:
    Telling the Bees, A Fairy Tale for the New Moon - Kickstarter
    Storytime: Telling the Bees your Secrets - Tamed Wild blog
    The Moon in Carolina podcast with Shelby Bundy
    Storytime: The Birth of Pegasus - Tamed Wild blog
    Join the Tamed Wild Coven!

    The Coven by Tamed Wild was created out of the desire for community. Not just any community, but a community of earth-spirited, magical witches who want to connect beyond the bounds of social media. A place to share knowledge, speak face-to-face, and make real-life connections. A place to cast a circle, set intentions, build an altar, and learn the tarot. A place to talk astrology, write spells, and grow in our practices together.
    For those who desire magick in the mail, you can also subscribe to the Tamed Wild Quarterly Box - a quarterly delivery of magic & earth medicine. Each box is crafted around a season and includes items for the earth-spirited and the lovers of all things mystical and natural. Deliveries can include crystals, herbs & teas, ritual tools, altar items, jewelry, essential oils & other lifestyle pieces. 
    Each box includes a seasonal workbook with intention-setting guidance, astrological updates, and other helpful tools to help you harness the magick of the season.
    And for our fellow book-lovers, join our Book Coven - a digital subscription with weekly lives, reels, and discussions about witchcraft, tarot, herbs, business witchery, upcoming workshops, & the book of the month.
    Created by Tamed Wild.
    Production by Julio Montero.
    Music by Follow the Wind,
    Taizo Audio

    • 34 min
    Episode 124: The Power of Three

    Episode 124: The Power of Three

    In episode 124 of the Magick & Alchemy podcast, hosts Kate Belew & Kristin Lisenby contemplate the power of three. They discuss triform deities, triads, and holy trinities, both modern and ancient. They gather triplicities from folklore and myth, including stories about the Graces, the Gorgons, the Fates, and the Erinyes. In this conversation, they address three-faced Hecate and Baba Yaga, and dissect riddles about the triple nature of the soul.

    Sources:
    Season 3, Episode 81: An Interview with Madame Pamita
    The Craft, Movie, 1996
    Grammarist.com
    The Number Three, Mysterious, Mystic, Magic, Emory B Lease
    “Storytime: The Three Sisters of Fate”
    The Women’s Encylopedia of Myth’s and Secrets, Barbara Walker
    Baba Yaga's Book of Witchcraft: Slavic Magic from the Witch of the Woods, Madame Pamita
    Angels and Archangels: A Magicians Guide, Damien Echols
    Croft, Lee B. “People in Threes Going up in Smoke and Other Triplicities in Russian Literature and Culture.” Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature
    The Faerie Queens: A Collection of Essays Exploring the Myths, Magic and Mythology of the Faerie Queens, Sorita d’Este
    Geo-numerology.com
    The pilot episode of Charmed, 1998
    "The Witches: The Grey Sisters of Greece"
    Mysteries of the Dark Moon, Demetra George
    High Magic’s Aid, Gerald Gardner
    Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, Rachel Pollack
    Tarot Series: The Empress


    Join the Tamed Wild Coven!

    Subscribe to the Tamed Wild Quarterly Box - a quarterly delivery of magic & earth medicine. Each box is crafted around a season and includes items for the earth-spirited and the lovers of all things mystical and natural. Deliveries can include crystals, herbs & teas, ritual tools, altar items, jewelry, essential oils & other lifestyle pieces.

    Each box includes a seasonal workbook with 3 rituals, intention-setting guidance, astrological updates, and other helpful tools to help you harness the magick of the season.

    And sign up for the Book Coven - a digital subscription with weekly lives, reels, and discussions about witchcraft, tarot, herbs, business witchery, upcoming workshops, & the book of the month.

    Created by Tamed Wild.
    Production by Julio Montero.
    Music by Follow the Wind,
    Taizo Audio

    • 28 min
    Episode 123: Telling your Story with Danielle Dulsky

    Episode 123: Telling your Story with Danielle Dulsky

    In episode 123 of the Magick & Alchemy podcast, hosts Kate Belew & Kristin Lisenby interview Danielle Dulsky. Danielle is a heathen visionary, painter, and word-witch. In this conversation, three witches discuss stories as spells, medicinal archetypes like the trickster and warrioress, and our academic wounds around writing. They contemplate fairy tales as prayers, and Danielle shares what she’s learned from guiding people on their writing journeys. She shares advice for people carrying a book in their hearts and introduces us to her latest publication, Bones & Honey: A Heathen Prayer Book.

    Learn more Bones & Honey and Danielle’s offerings via her websites, DanielleDulsky.com and TheHagSchool.com. You can also connect with her on Instagram, @wolfwomanwitch. 
    Sources:
    The Hag School
    The Night Book: A 13-week writing intensive
    The Witching Hearth: Storykeeping for the Wise & Wicc’d
    The Uses of Enchantment, Bruno Bettleheim
    The Mist-filled Path: Celtic Wisdom for Exiles, Wanderers, and Seekers, MacEowen, Frank Hend 
    Shoutouts:
    Season 3, Episode 77: An Interview with Danielle Dulsky
    The Muses and Ourania via @littlewitchbooks
    Conversations with the Universe: A Seasonal Workbook for Tamed Wild
    The Winter Crossroads: Sacred Stories and Potent Plants
    The Witching Herbs: Imbolc
    The Barbara Walker Tarot (1984)
    Mythologist Dr. Martin Shaw
    Join the Tamed Wild Coven!
    Subscribe to the Tamed Wild Quarterly Box - a quarterly delivery of magic & earth medicine. Each box is crafted around a season and includes items for the earth-spirited and the lovers of all things mystical and natural. Deliveries can include crystals, herbs & teas, ritual tools, altar items, jewelry, essential oils & other lifestyle pieces. 
    Each box includes a seasonal workbook with 3 rituals, intention-setting guidance, astrological updates, and other helpful tools to help you harness the magick of the season.
    And sign up for the Book Coven - a digital subscription with weekly lives, reels, and discussions about witchcraft, tarot, herbs, business witchery, upcoming workshops, & the book of the month.
    Created by Tamed Wild.
    Production by Julio Montero.
    Music by Follow the Wind,
    Taizo Audio

    • 58 min
    Episode 122: The Witch & the B*tch

    Episode 122: The Witch & the B*tch

    In episode 122 of the Magick & Alchemy podcast, hosts Kristin Lisenby and Kate Belew contemplate the Witch & the Bitch. Following in the footsteps of Artemis, Hecate, and their sacred hounds, this conversation draws listeners into the Underworld. There, the wolf goddesses Leto and Lupa speak about guardianship, kinship, and reclamation. Medusa arrives next, followed by Asteria and the other moon goddesses turned monsters. Through a mythical lens, they consider the archetypal Bitch, Bitch as a dog, Bitch as a sacred hound, and Bitch as a Witch.
    Sources:
    Small Spells Deck by Tamed Wild
    The Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara Walker
    “The Indian Great Goddess,” Stella Kramrisch, History of Religions, Vol, 4
    Rider Coleman Smith Tarot Deck
    https://www.theoi.com/Khthonios/HekateGoddess.html
    Creature Teachers, Grandmother Twylah Nitsch, Seneca Elder
    “A Brief History of the Word “Bitch,” Necessitated by Benedict Cumberbitch,” Amanda Montell
    Artemis: Virgin Goddess of the Sun and Moon, Sorita D’Este
    Episode 104: Mothers of Monsters & Magick 
    Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius, circa 3rd century BC
    “Bitches and Skankly Hobags: The Place of Women in Contemporary Slang,” via Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially Constructed Self, edited by Kira Hall, Mary Bucholtz
    Practical Magic
    Shoutouts:
    Wild Medicine: Tamed Wild's Illustrated Guide to the Magick of Herbs, Bundy & Belew
    Join the Tamed Wild Coven!
    Subscribe to the Tamed Wild Quarterly Box - a quarterly delivery of magic & earth medicine. Each box is crafted around a season and includes items for the earth-spirited and the lovers of all things mystical and natural. Deliveries can include crystals, herbs & teas, ritual tools, altar items, jewelry, essential oils & other lifestyle pieces. 
    Each box includes a seasonal workbook with 3 rituals, intention-setting guidance, astrological updates, and other helpful tools to help you harness the magick of the season.
    And sign up for the Book Coven - a digital subscription with weekly lives, reels, and discussions about witchcraft, tarot, herbs, business witchery, upcoming workshops, & the book of the month.
    Created by Tamed Wild.
    Production by Julio Montero.
    Music by Follow the Wind,
    Taizo Audio

    • 25 min
    Episode 121: The 13 Yarns of Yule

    Episode 121: The 13 Yarns of Yule

    In episode 121 of the Magick & Alchemy podcast, hosts Kristin Lisenby and Kate Belew follow 13 wintery threads, superstitions, and symbols, crafting a tapestry of story with these Yuletide yarns. Weaving together conversations about reindeer, snow globes, caroling, and winter plants, they contemplate the origins of these seasonal rituals and effigies. They also discuss The Nutcracker, snowmen, the ringing of bells, Mari Lwyd, and Christmastime villains. Join them around the virtual hearth as the 13 Yarns of Yule come together to illuminate the shortest days and longest nights of the year.

    Sources:

    “Doe, a Deer, a Female Reindeer: The Spirit of Winter Solstice and Mother Christmas”
    Llewellyn’s Sabbat Series: Yule
    “Winter’s Effigies, the Deviant History of the Snowman,” Rebecca Burgan
    The Snowman (movie)
    The History of the Snowman, Bob Eckstein
    The Book of Hours, c1380
    Sechseläuten - Wikipedia
    “Snowman Burning,” Atlas Obscura
    How did it Begin? The Origin of Curious Customs & Superstitions, Rudolph Brasch
    The Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara Walker
    “The Moon Before Yule,” Little Witch Books
    "Storytime: The Tale of Mother Holle" - Tamed Wild Blog
    "This Family Gave the World the Snow Globe," Atlas Obscura
    “Storytime: Gryla and the Yula Lads” - Tamed Wild Blog
    “The Lore of the Wild Hunt” - Tamed Wild Blog
    “17 Creepy Origins Behind Christmas Traditions,” Amy Glover
    "The Nutcracker's" disturbing origin story: Why this was once the world's creepiest ballet, Ellen O’Connell
    “Wassailing,” Ellen Castelow
    A brief history of the gingerbread house, The Guardian

    Shoutouts:

    Episode 46: Winter Magick
    The Deer Mother: A Little Witch Tale
    "Goddess Series: Winter Goddesses" - Tamed Wild Blog
    Episode 100 Masks & Ritual
    Episode 19: Ostara
    Episode 86: An Interview with Danica Boyce

    • 43 min
    Episode 120: The Underworld in Winter

    Episode 120: The Underworld in Winter

    In episode 120 of the Magick & Alchemy podcast, hosts Kristin Lisenby & Kate Belew journey to the symbolic Underworld. In this conversation, they discuss the practice of wintering and ‘hanging on for the bees.’ They forage for seasonal reflections and wintertime initiations. They contemplate the River Styx, the Heroes and Goddesses who have traveled there, and Styx herself. They also talk about the ferryman Charon, the Goddess Psyche, and asteroids in astrology.
     
    Sources:
    Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions, River and Joyce Higginbotham
    Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times, Katherine May
    “Wintering,” Sylvia Plath
    The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World, David Abram
    The Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara Walker
    The Faerie Queens: A Collection of Essays Exploring the Myths, Magic and Mythology of the Faerie Queens, Sorita d’Este and David Rankine
    At Day's Close: Night in Times Past, A. Roger Ekirch 
    Circe, Madeleine Miller
    The Iliad & The Odyssey, Homer
    From Llewelyn’s Journal, “What does Psyche Mean in Your Astrological Chart,” Isabelle Ghaneh
    Demetra George

    Shoutouts:
    Episode 7: Winter Solstice
    Episode 8: Yule
    Episode 46: Winter Magick
    Episode 104: The Mothers of Monsters and Magick

    Join the Tamed Wild Coven!

    Subscribe to the Tamed Wild Quarterly Box - a quarterly delivery of magic & earth medicine. Each box is crafted around a season and includes items for the earth-spirited and the lovers of all things mystical and natural. Deliveries can include crystals, herbs & teas, ritual tools, altar items, jewelry, essential oils & other lifestyle pieces.

    Each box includes a seasonal workbook with 3 rituals, intention-setting guidance, astrological updates, and other helpful tools to help you harness the magick of the season.

    And sign up for the Book Coven - a digital subscription with weekly lives, reels, and discussions about witchcraft, tarot, herbs, business witchery, upcoming workshops, & the book of the month.

    Created by Tamed Wild.
    Production by Julio Montero.
    Music by Follow the Wind,
    Taizo Audio

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
346 Ratings

346 Ratings

Haylo (Hayley) ,

Long lost sisters

I love this show so much!
The way they connect the sabbats, seasons, myth, astrology, herbs is all so beautifully done!! The guests they interview are also wonderful! And the discuss such important matters on the self.
Thank you for being your genuine authentic selves and helping inspire us of the world witch web!

Pro-prokaryote ,

Possibly the BEST witchy podcast

This is my absolute favorite witchy podcast. So many podcasts are vibes first with rambling or overly self promoting “content” second. Not this one. The hosts are intelligent and insightful. The production quality is good. It is clear how much planning and intention goes into each episode. This show is divine. Thank you for making it!

brittanykalas ,

Topics I’ve been craving

Some time has passed since last I listened to this podcast. I’ve overwhelmed myself with my podcast catalog. Anyway, I’m glad to be back.
Since last I listened, Kate and Kristen have relaxed significantly, with each other and with being recorded. Your pods feel more like interesting conversations that I want to be a part of, instead of 2 acquaintances who are uncomfortable with each other reading book reports to yourselves.
I really enjoy and appreciate the historical context and etymologies of words that you’ve offered.
Thank you Kate and Kristen for your continued efforts and interesting topics. 🙏 (my apologies if I’ve misspelled your name Kristen 💜)

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