73 episodes

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.

Medicine Stories Amber Magnolia Hill

    • Personal Journals
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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.

    73. Ending Pregnancy At Home: Holistic Abortion Options

    73. Ending Pregnancy At Home: Holistic Abortion Options

    From time immemorial, women and wise folk have carried the knowledge of how to manage fertility. From menstruation to contraception to birth to miscarriage to abortion, these processes and this knowing has always belonged to the people. Ending pregnancy outside the modern medical paradigm and the cold, impersonal clinic is not only possible, but there are numerous safe and effective options. Let us eliminate the need for back alley abortions, reframe pro-choice as pro-choices, and step back into our power by educating ourselves and one another on what’s possible.
    IN THE INTERVIEW:
    Some historical context (women have always ended pregnancies, but laws and attitudes around it have changed) Choosing home care for pregnancy release rather than clinical care Preventing pregnancy with herbs (and the one thing most people do wrong when using Queen Anne’s Lace for contraception) The four ways to release pregnancy at home I see a lot of people championing herbal abortion on social media, but it’s clear that they are not educated about the issues and difficulties with this method (it does not look like your dreamy earth mama one-with-nature self empowerment fantasy) What a beautiful, supported pregnancy release at home can look like Sometimes spirit babies come through to teach us things The four essential herbal actions needed (find this chart at patreon.com/medicinestories) Mifepristone and/or misoprostol (medical abortion) Supportive food and herbs for the process Aftercare: honoring that you are postpartum after releasing a pregnancy and focusing on rebuilding and healing Supporting the liver, nervous system, and immune system A woman going through this is never alone LINKS (if listening on an app that doesn’t support embedded links, find these at https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast):
    Medicine Stories Patreon bonuses (resources, herbal chart, audio recording of my personal story) My website MythicMedicine.love  Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? Quiz Medicine Stories Facebook group Mythic Medicine on Instagram Music by Mariee Sioux (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)

    • 1 hr 25 min
    72. Life's Sacred Matrix: How To Be a Truly Hydrated Water Keeper - Isabel Friend

    72. Life's Sacred Matrix: How To Be a Truly Hydrated Water Keeper - Isabel Friend

    “Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium.” -Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel prize winner
    We return to the endlessly fascinating and enormously important subject of water, exploring the fractal edges of H20 and beyond. From its ability to generate free energy to how to structure your own drinking water into a liquid crystalline state to the interplay between water, climate change, and economics- this conversation covers some of the most fascinating and crucial topics regarding the substance that generates all life and that holds our collective future.
    IN THE INTERVIEW:
    “The true foundation of all culture is the knowledge and understanding of water.” -Viktor Schauberger
    Rustum Roy said that “Structured water is the world’s most malleable computer,” referring to how crystalline phase water can store and transmit information
    The relationship between spirit and science 
    Viktor Schauberger’s work with water and how he has inspired Isabel’s work and study — particularly considering implosive vs. explosive principles of energy generation
    The quantum states of water and the many ways that water defies the laws of physics
    How water amplifies frequencies and emotions
    Indigenous wisdom, reverence, and ritual with water
    What water should we be drinking?
    The difference between irrigation and hydration, and how to optimize your body for hydration
    How to bring some structure to your water 
    How your facia acts as a hydraulic system in your body, and the importance of movement for your body’s hydration
    Water wars, climate change, the future of humanity, and what we can do about it
    LINKS (if listening on an app that doesn’t support embedded links, find these at https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast):
    Medicine Stories Episode #71 with Dr. Carly Nuday
    Isabel’s free webinar masterclass: The Living Liquid Crystal
    Isabel’s ecourse: Navigating the Waters
    Medicine Stories Patreon (podcast bonuses!) - Get 20% off Isabel’s Navigating the Waters ecourse
    Isabel Friend’s YouTube channel
    Find Isabel on Instagram: @jenisabelfriend
    Water Resources Guide
    Check out all of Isabel’s incredible resources at waterislife.love
    Kiss the Ground 
    Medicine Stories Episode #60 with Charles Eisenstein
    Water Codes by Dr. Carly Nuday
    The Fourth Phase of Water by Dr. Gerald Pollack
    Zach Bush on Proper Hydration on Take Control of Your Health with Dr. Joseph Mercola
    Dr. Marcel Vogel
    Go to FrackTracker.org to find out if your aquaphor is affected by fracking
    Go to FindaSpring.com to find a water spring near you
    Isabel mentions the NTFactor supplement that helps rebuild your cell membranes
    Check Isabel’s Instagram highlight here (a couple slide in) for her friend’s water dispenser that constantly vortexes the water
    Strolling Under the Skin
    Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins
    Waterkeeper Alliance
    Blue Planet Project
    Blue Future by Maude Barlow
    Blue Gold documentary
    Tapped documentary
    Last Call at the Oasis documentary
    Water is Life
    Find your representatives at CommonCause.org and speak with them directly about what your district is doing with water privatization
    Caring for Our Watersheds
    International Rivers
    Earth Law Center
    The Rights of Nature
    The World Water Law
    My website MythicMedicine.love 
    Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? Quiz
    Medicine Stories Facebook group
    Mythic Medicine on Instagram
    Music by Mariee Sioux (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)

    • 1 hr 30 min
    71. Liquid Crystal: Water, Memory, Consciousness, and Health - Dr. Carly Nuday

    71. Liquid Crystal: Water, Memory, Consciousness, and Health - Dr. Carly Nuday

    We’ve all heard that we’re about 70% water by weight, but we are almost 100% water by molecular count. Water is the most abundant *and* the most mysterious substance on the planet. It is the source and the mediator of all of life and consciousness, and the single most important metric in the health of individuals and the earth as a whole. The difference between structured (liquid crystalline) water and bulk water is imperative to understand at this moment in planetary history. Let’s dive in! 
    “Ultimately, a theory that could adequately explain the existence of structured water would also explain the connection between mind and matter.” Dr. Marcel Vogel, IBM scientist and crystallographer
    IN THE INTERVIEW:
    There are dozens of anomalous properties of water that science has yet to explain Water in its natural state is a liquid crystal- meaning that its molecules are arranged in a geometric structure This form of water is also called structured water (or the 4th phase of water, EZ water, gel water, hexagonal water, etc.), as opposed to the bulk or chaotic/unstructured water that most of us now consume Why bulk water does not support and sustain life (from the plants we eat to the cells inside our body) How structured water can receive, store, and transmit information The double helix structure of DNA- how all life expresses itself- evolved in relationship to water In fact, everything that happens in the body happens in, through, and because of water Aging is a function of dehydration Water is highly responsive to consciousness The water inside our bodies is a highly malleable computer The kind of water that Carly drinks “Hydro hippies” and the public misperception of the science around water and consciousness How the study of crystallography has made our modern technological reality possible Water contains all of the crystallographic patterns possible in nature When I’m in water I am reminded that I am consciousness nested in matrices of consciousness What being next to or immersed in natural bodies of water does for us The less structured the water in our body, the less cohesive our thoughts and beliefs will be Considering polarization, misinformation, and the craziness we all feel in the world through the lens of water What our ancestors knew about water Dark fluid and the origin of creation Seeing through marketing hype- the water purification, remineralization, and structuring system Carly uses (and which ones to avoid) Don’t be overwhelmed- water is so responsive that doing any small thing to make yours more structured has an effect The truth about bottled water LINKS (if listening on an app that doesn’t support embedded links, find these at https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast):
    Carly's book Water Codes The Tensui water system True Spring water products & solutions Medicine Stories Patreon (podcast bonuses!) My website MythicMedicine.love  Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? Quiz Medicine Stories Facebook group Mythic Medicine on Instagram Music by Mariee Sioux (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)

    • 1 hr 19 min
    70. I Forgive You: A Story of Loss and Transformative Healing - Amy Mea Woodruff

    70. I Forgive You: A Story of Loss and Transformative Healing - Amy Mea Woodruff

    “If I could give my life for hers, I would” -Cheree’s murderer, expressing remorse at his sentencing.
    I first interviewed Mea on Episode 6, when she told us the story of being very pregnant when she received the news of her best friend's murder at the hands of a stranger in 2010, and how she immediately chose to not hold on to hate while she was carrying new life.
    During that interview she mentioned that she'd looked for Cheree's murderer in the prison system but had been unable to find him. Well (thanks to synchronicity and this podcast!) they've now been in touch for the last year. This is Mea's story of cultivating a relationship with the man who turned her world upside down and what she has learned from him about what led him to that fateful day.
    We talk about how addictions completely rewire a person's neurology and hollow them out from the inside, turning them into a ghost of their true selves. We talk about the people close to us who have died as a result of someone else's actions and grappling with all the feelings that arise. We talk about the numerous complexities and injustices of the American prison system. And then, because we’re all multidimensional beings, we randomly segue at the end to talking about castor oil packs, fasting/cleansing, and overall digestive and reproductive health.
    This podcast is being released on the ten year anniversary of Cheree's passing. Heartfelt love and deep honor to Cheree for blessing those around her with her presence for 35 years on earth. You are felt, loved, remembered, and missed.
    LINKS (if listening on an app that doesn’t support embedded links, find these at https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast):
    Medicine Stories Patreon (find Mea's prison resources and my bonus talk on fasting here) Mea’s previous interview: Naming Your Lineage and Deeply Releasing Fear My video How To Do an Herbal Castor Oil Pack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrJ5-ARziG8&t=7s Alisa Vitti’s Flo Living website & resources My website MythicMedicine.love  Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? Quiz Medicine Stories Facebook group Mythic Medicine on Instagram Music by Mariee Sioux (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)  

    • 1 hr 28 min
    69. Healing the Bones: Holistic Dental Health, Lineage, and Being Soft with Yourself - Rupam Henry

    69. Healing the Bones: Holistic Dental Health, Lineage, and Being Soft with Yourself - Rupam Henry

    The health of the mouth reflects and predicts the health of the rest of the body (and our emotional, spiritual, and ancestral wellbeing too). Everything is connected, and few things make that clearer than a big picture look at the state of your oral ecology. 
    IN THE INTERVIEW:
    13 generations of plant medicine people
    Remembering the time when pharmacists were herbalists
    The dream that set Rupam on her path
    Modern dentistry is surface oriented and doesn’t focus on root causes of dental health problems 
    The mouth is directly connected to the rest of the body and the tissues there are a reflection of immune system function
    Cavities can be caused by stress, adrenal fatigue, and being in fight-or-flight
    The importance of Ph balance in the mouth and elsewhere
    What to do right now if your oral health is messed up
    Teeth are alive- there is oxygen, blood, and lymphatic fluid flowing through
    The tooth is not a closed structure- it contains tiny tubules that open to the environment that are pressurized to push outward, but when our immune system is low that outward pressure weakens and acidity and bacteria can enter and minerals decrease, and this can lead to all manner of ailments deep within the body
    Where in your body this imbalance hits depends on your individual constitution and the functioning of your physical, emotional, and spiritual energy centers 
    Be really really soft with yourself: gentleness, care, and slowness in the healing process
    A body in constant stress depletes minerals from bones faster than they can be replenished (this is why financial stress plays a huge role in oral health)
    Don’t take what’s happening with you right now personally- we are all connected to everything and feeling it all
    How tending bone health heals your ancestry back and forward
    Viral overload: the link between oral and gut microbiome and health
    Preventing cavities
    Coffee and oral health
    The harmful ingredients in the biggest toothpaste and mouthwash brands, and the ingredient in many natural brands that you don’t want in your mouth 
    The dangers of root canals and what to do if you have one
    Each tooth is connected to an organ system and the pathway between them flows both ways
    Never forget: the body is super intelligent and amazing at healing itself
    Bridges, implants, partials, dentures
    Fluoride: industry and truth
    How to find the best dentist for you
    What kind of fillings to get
    What to do if you have mercury fillings in your teeth
    Rupam’s homeopathic support protocol for your next dentist visit- Arnica 30c when going in, Nux Vomica 30c when going out
    Optimal nutrition for dental health and healing cavities (and how illness forced Rupam to turn away from her dietary path after decades of preaching it)
    When there is a hidden viral or retroviral infection in the body
    Five foods to help you release heavy metals: spirulina, barley grass juice powder, dulse, wild blueberry, cilantro
    Home dental health protocol
    Why it’s not great to brush with baking soda
    A simple way to whiten teeth- by literally removing stains, not covering up- at home with one safe ingredient (and how hydrogen peroxide, the ingredient in at home teeth whitening strips, effects teeth)
    Floss brands, water picking, oil pulling
    Trust yourself, not outside authority, in what your body is needing
    LINKS (if listening on an app that doesn’t support embedded links, find these at https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast):
    Rupam’s website
    Medicine Stories Patreon (podcast bonuses!)
    Organic_Olivia on Instagram
    My website MythicMedicine.love 
    Take my fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? Quiz
    Medicine Stories Facebook group
    Mythic Medicine on Instagram
    Music by Mariee Sioux (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)

    • 2 hr 13 min
    68. Cultivating Resilience with Home Herbalism - Kami McBride

    68. Cultivating Resilience with Home Herbalism - Kami McBride

    Relearning ancestral skills is the best antidote to the fear and chaos of these times. Let’s recreate a culture of simple home healing and feed the river of resilience so that all may drink from it.
    Check out Kami's wonderful online course Handcrafted Healing Herbal Oils: https://tinyurl.com/yxf6z22e
    IN THE INTRO:
    Cultivating self and community sufficiency
    IN THE INTERVIEW:
    How herbs help us ground into embodiment
    The screen needs to not be the only decompression space
    Decreasing susceptibility to our toxic culture
    Herbalism is human intelligence weaving together with the intelligence of plants in order to heal
    The cultural energy is mired in fear and chaos and information overload- In Ayurveda, what we are experiencing right now is classic Vata derangement
    The tight interplay between the nervous and immune systems
    Restoring our covenant with the earth that gives to us so generously- elderberry is out of stock everywhere, but the earth is always making more! (no need to hoard)
    The deeply restorative medicine of St. John’s Wort oil- the one herbal remedy neither one of us would ever want to be without
    How seemingly innocuous over-the-counter medications up our inflammatory markers and lower our immunity
    What happens when you bring a bottle of herbal oil to a gathering
    LINKS (if listening on an app that doesn’t support embedded links, find these at https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast):
    Kami’s online course Handcrafted Healing Herbal Oils: https://tinyurl.com/yxf6z22e
    Our NEW Herbal Homestead YouTube channel: https://tinyurl.com/ydx57a5o
    Medicine Stories Patreon (podcast bonuses!)
    My website MythicMedicine.love 
    Take my fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? Quiz
    Medicine Stories Facebook group
    Mythic Medicine on Instagram
    Music by Mariee Sioux (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)

    • 1 hr 21 min

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826 Ratings

Britt123334 ,

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I have been listening to this podcast since it’s origin and loved every minute I have devoted to taking in these conversations! Ambers sense of wonder and yearning to deepen her understanding of our connections to the land and our ancestors embodies my own.

If you have any sense of connection to the natural world around you or those that have walked these lands before you, I could not recommend this podcast more! From Amber and her highly esteemed, mindfully chosen guests, I have reaffirmed and deepened knowledge I have sought my entire life 🥰

Thank you, thank you, thank you ✨💚✨

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