Remembering what it is to be human upon the earth // Story is medicine, magic is real, healing is open-ended and endless // 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.
97. Five Years of Medicine Stories (& more)
Medicine Stories turns five years old! And you’re just gonna have to listen to hear what else I talk about (you’ll understand why…)
Three Black Friday to Cyber Monday Sales 2022-
35% off Mythic Medicinals St. John’s Wort Oil
50% off Confessions of a Well Nourished Woman: Ancestral Wisdom, Sacred Foods, Deep Healing
50% off The Confessions Money Bootcamp: How to Sell Anything (w/ Integrity), Master Collaborative Partnerships (Affiliate Style), and Finally Understand the Feminine Energetics of Money to Create the Life of Your Dreams
6 most downloaded episodes ever, in order-
91. The Mineral Matrix and the Motherline That Made You - Hamid Jabbar
87. Elemental Interbeing, Food Information Overwhelm, and Cell Deep Nourishment for Women- Kymber Maulden
67. Harvesting Light: The Alchemy of Sun & Human- Nadine Artemis
69. Healing the Bones: Holistic Dental Health, Lineage, and Being Soft With Yourself- Rupam Henry
86. Generations, Gene Codes, and Entheogenic Earth Medicine- Mikaela de la Myco
79. Sunshine Medicine: The Healing Magic of St. John’s Wort
The kids aren’t all right-
42% of Gen Z Diagnosed with a mental health condition
The Teen Girls Aren’t Going to Forget by Common Sense Media
The Aftermath Part 1: Kids, Schools and the Crime Surge and The Aftermath Part 2: The Haves and the Have-Nots on the Honestly podcast with Bari Weiss
How Weed Became the New OxyContin: Big Pharma and Big Tobacco are helping market high-potency, psychosis-inducing THC products as your mother’s ‘medical marijuana’ by Tablet Magazine
What Happened To Our Daughter, because I don’t want it to happen to anyone ever again by Tara of Slow Down Farmstead
96. Apprentice Yourself to the Earth: Plant Wisdom & Embodied Knowing - Kami McBride
The plants have so much more to teach us than what has been written down by others; there is another level of wisdom that can only be accessed by direct communication with the living Earth.
When we cultivate an embodied knowing of the natural world we realize that we don’t need any special gifts or gurus or long lists of memorized plant constituents to mediate our relationship with our more-than-human kin.
A nervous system and an open heart are all that’s needed.
Let us open our channels of perception and reclaim our ancestral birthright to be in direct communication with our mother planet and those we share it with.
Kami’s free workshop: Plant Communication Inspiration & Stories
Kami’s webinar: Your Personal Plant Communication Experience
Kami’s online course: Plant Wisdom: Activate Your Plant Communication Skills
Medicine Stories Patreon (podcast bonuses!)
Take our fun quiz Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine?
My website MythicMedicine.love
Mythic Medicine on Instagram
Medicine Stories Facebook group
Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)
Stephen Buhner’s Facebook post about entering hospice
Buhner’s personal book collection fundraising sale
Episode 8 with Stephen Buhner Planetary Intelligence, Ancestral Resonance, and the Perception of the Heart
Episode 17 with Sajah Popham True Holistic Healing: Bridging Plant and Human Consciousness
Episode 62 with Sajah Popham Called to the Plant Path: Herbal Myths, Healing Forward, and Human Ecology
95. Exiting the Overculture: Herbalism, Homesteading, & Unschooling My Mind
My family’s slow, meandering, imperfect journey toward what semblance of ancestral living we can scrape together in the 21st century.
Get the Off-Grid Homestead Bundle for $50- over 140 resources (ebooks, guides, and full online courses, programs, and membership sites!) covering these topics:
- How to start homesteading and live off the land
- Permaculture, organic gardening, and holistic garden planning
- Foraging for mushrooms, nettles, and herbs safely and sustainably
- Seed starting and seed saving for flowers and vegetables
- Canning and food preservation with water baths and pressure canning
- Self-sufficiency and thriving off-grid with smart solar-powered solutions
- Online income, Airbnb rentals, and how to make money from a homestead
- Urban gardening and how to start a micro homestead from your apartment
- Creating chemical-free home products from natural ingredients
- Composting methods and how to repurpose scraps in your garden
- Organic farming, beekeeping, and animal care
- Medicinal herbs and home remedies for a sovereign medicine cabinet
- Prepping, emergency preparedness, and how to survive in the wilderness
- How to make your own skincare and beauty products from plants
- Farm-to-table recipes, sourdough baking, brewing, fermenting, and cheese making
- Sovereign womanhood, homebirth, breastfeeding, and holistic postpartum practices
- How to start homeschooling, nature groups, and forest schools
It is available until 9-25-22, but will become available again in the future! Take out fun quiz Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? to be added to our email list & be alerted when it’s back.
94. Our Trip to Britain: Ancestral Pilgrimage to Sacred Sites
A cathedral to nature, ancient standing stones, highlands & islands, our lost luggage saga, and the only city in the world I’d want to live in…
Our two new medicines! Kinship Woven in Deep Time Earth Essence & Cosmic Convergence: St. John’s Wort & Mugwort Herbal Body Oil
Take my survey for podcast listeners (just 5 quick questions!)
Photos from our trip can be found on my Instagram
For more on the ancient history of Britain check out the Love Letter to the British Isles podcast by Neil Oliver and his book A History of Ancient Britain
93. Mirrors in the Earth: Self Remembrance & the Non-Stop Nurturance of the Natural World - Asia Suler
Earth-centered cultures have always held that each person is born into this world with their own unique gifts and strengths, but this knowing has been put aside by our modern, disconnected overculture. The consequences of this mass self forgetting are profound. But nature is always there to remind us of who we are, where we come from, and why we’re here. Let us come back into relationship with the earth- the truest mirror of our most sacred inner selves.
Naming babies & birthing books
How spaces live inside us: ancestral pilgrimage to sacred sites
When you’re connected to your deep self you can most powerfully serve others
Self compassion is a force for healing in the world
It is through the non-stop nurturance of the natural world that we remember who we are
Rewiring our neurology through relationship with the earth can create the space the body needs to heal
Reflections on our inherent goodness & the original beauty of being
Musings on narcissism, ancestral humans, & our toxic overculture
There’s nothing self-centered about seeking self knowledge and cultivating self love
The truth about magic
You can choose peace and still grow
Asia’s website OneWillow Apothecaries
Asia’s book Mirrors in the Earth: Reflections on Self Healing from the Living World
Asia on Instagram
Medicine Stories Patreon Podcast Bonuses!
Mythic Medicinals St. John’s Wort Oil
Episode 4 with Asia- Multidimensional Plants & The Fabric of Consciousness
Episode 42 with Asia- You Are Your Own Healer: Earth Intuition & Self Healing
Episode 79- Sunshine Medicine: The Healing Magic of St. John’s Wort
Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta
The CryptoNaturalist on Instagram
Cartoon Saloon’s beautiful mythic films
Our herbal & mushroom medicines MythicMedicine.love
Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? Quiz
Mythic Medicine on Instagram
Medicine Stories Facebook group
Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)
92. Expansion is Our Nature: A Matriarchal Reframe for Money & How I Went From Broke to Flow
Ten years ago I was a broke single mom; next month I’m taking my daughter on the European trip of our dreams. I cringe at abundance/manifestation talk, and yet there’s no doubt that shifting your mindset is the first step to making more money, which allows you to take care of yourself, your people, and the causes you care most about.
Quite simply- if you want something to grow, you have to put your attention on it.
A plant, a child, your bank account. They need attention in order to grow and thrive. No mystical New Age nonsense belief system required. Just simple attention.
Here is my story, which I hope inspires you to step into the expansion that is our human nature.
I TALK ABOUT:
Where I was financially a decade ago, where I am now, and how I got here
A matriarchal v patriarchal framework of wealth creation
When women get money, their communities thrive
Why I hate MLMs and how they’re different from affiliate marketing
You being broke does not serve the world, does not make you more effective at helping attain social justice, does not make you more spiritually advanced.
The overculture tells women to stay small- both financial and health/body/beauty advice drive this message deep into our subconscious
You don’t need outside permission to step into the expansion that is your nature and birthright (but if it helps- I hereby give you permission! done! now let’s change the world)
We warmly invite you to join us inside The Confessions Money Boot Camp- How To Sell Anything (with Integrity), Master Collaborative Partnerships (Affiliate Style), & Finally Understand the Feminine Energetics of Money to Create the Life of Your Dreams
Patreon audio bonus- Money Mindshift: my step by step story & links to my favorite money resources
when i first listened to Medicine Stories i found myself laying on the floor of my bedroom, emotionally struggling, and sweating from a particularly balmy summer night. i was deciding between listening to Mariee Sioux’s album Faces in the Rocks (my favorite album) or this new podcast i had found, when i decided on the podcast and heard Wild Eyes by Mariee Sioux in the opening i knew something big had happened. i have become a faithful listener to Medicine Stories. i am 22 and super confused!! (as i am told we also are at most ages!) and having Amber share her wisdom and stories about her life has been like having a seriously cool, caring, and powerful older sister gifting reassurance and medicines as i struggle to build up a life of healing and connection. what a beautiful gift that this support is streaming thousands of miles across the country into my ears and helping me grow up a deep discerning healing practice. i feel like light and life when remedies and wisdoms are shared on this podcast. the way they are given makes me feel so much power and capability to do what i know i must. it also soothes that part of my soul that is in mourning and seeking for all the healers violently and sneakily pushed to the edges of this society. i am so thankful for the way she continually brings in new people and is weaving a space where i can find those who once seemed so impossibly hidden. i have seriously wept many times while listening to this podcast, especially around ancestral healing and double especially during the episode with Lyla June, tectonic plates of generational grief felt shifted and open and are still opening, thank you so much Lyla and Amber <3. in my life i find that ancestral healing around white folks is talked about/attempted in spaces so tense i haven’t really been able to connect to my ancestors under all the shame i am working through. Amber holds this space with care and skill and i’m sure my lineages long neglected ancestors are grateful as well, dusting off their healing powers as i learn to listen deeply and act accordingly. i feel profoundly lucky to have stumbled on this podcast while frantically researching essential oils (which is funny to me now that i know a little more about herbs), i truly feel that my direction has been shifted towards greater connection and power with the blessed foothold of this podcast! thank you so much Amber <3 ~paige
I was looking for something special to listen to and just happened to see this. What a great show. Loving every minute
I just stumbled across this podcast, and immediately had a deep connection with the stories and the voice of the hostess. I could listen to her for calming, loving, tender voice for hours. Immediate IG follow, and podcast follow. The vacation story hooked me and I fell deeply into the journey. Wonderful weaver of takes. Cant wait to discover more!