Our Numinous Nature is a collection of reverential stories about nature & its effect on our souls. We’ll be hearing from folks with a deep connection to the natural world, from herbalists to hunters, wildlife rehabilitators to trappers, artists to homesteaders... The hope is to weave together these disparate lifestyles through tales of profundity, love, and awe. Find a comfy log and join us at the sonic campfire.
MESSAGE FROM AYAHUASCA + A MYTHIC SNAKE + GINSENG TRADE | Plant Advocate | Susan Leopold, PhD
Susan Leopold, PhD of Linden, Virginia is an ethnobotanist, plant advocate, and the executive director of United Plant Savers [a non-profit focused on the conservation of medicinal plants]. The theme of this episode is history: a post-civil war...
SERMONS & FEASTS: SPIRIT DOGS, TURTLE MEDICINE, OTTER PELTS, & WOLF WOMEN | Your ONN Host | Philippe
Having no guest for this episode, we spend a rainy, snowy early winter morning reading stories by the fire. First we start locally, with two short folk tales from my mountains about spirit dogs and 'jack-ma-lanterns' read from Virginia Folk Legends...
MAGIC GARDEN: GNOMES, FAYS, & DEARIE THE DEER | Plant Medicine Artist | Donna La Pré
Donna La Pré of Washington, Virginia is a Biodynamic gardener, artist, herbalist, small-batch skin care producer, natural dyer, and perfumer - all under the umbrella of her home business, Tender Flower. Seated outside the charming potting shed in her...
PEACEABLE KINGDOM: AN ABANDONED HOUSE, 3 COONS & THE ARMCHAIR PIG | Restaurateur | Katie Crutchfield
Katie McMillan Crutchfield is the chef & owner of The Dancing Bear Cafe: a renovated chicken hatchery nestled in the corn fields of Corder, Missouri amongst her old farm house, 2 AirBnB rentals, 13 peacocks, 5 horses, 5 cats, 7 dogs, a multitude of...
CHURCH OF THE CRETACEOUS + THE PTERANODON SKULL | Fossil Hunter | Chuck Bonner
Chuck Bonner is a family-taught paleontologist & artist hailing from the chalk beds of Western Kansas: once an ancient ocean teaming with large swimming & flying reptiles, fish, sharks, and turtles. He and his wife live off-the-grid in an old...
APPALACHIAN WITCHES + THE EXPLODING ROSE | Folklorist | Tyler Chadwell-English
Tyler Chadwell-English - a charismatic librarian & folklorist with a masters in folklore & museum studies from George Mason University - lights our imagination with all-things Appalachian witchlore! We begin with me sharing my own personal story...
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Nature Lovers, Empaths & Witches - LISTEN!
I’ve been following Phillipe’s adventures for a few years now and was so excited about the podcast. He and I share a similar background as artists/filmmakers/city folks and I have been dreaming about moving out to the country but he has actually done it! His adventures out in the country have been so inspiring! The podcast is great for so many reasons, but I love his genuine enthusiasm for learning from “elders” about everything and anything. The witch in new loves how he weaves folklore and personal anecdotes from the people he interviews. What I also really love is his extreme sensitivity and and reverence for all beings - plant, animal and human. It’s just all around great stuff. It’s the intersection of nature lovers, plant lovers, animal lovers, hunters, gatherers, artists, city folk and country folk. Just subscribe and listen! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Reconnecting with nature through this podcast
After growing up in the suburbs, I lived in some rural areas briefly as a young adult. Life brought me back to the suburbs, but still long for connecting to nature. This podcast takes me to deep levels of nature connection. @bohemiangarden
Two of my fave instagram friends! I seriously ADORE Tori + everything she does! Also—we have a Opossum Holler Road in Pocahontas county, WV. Really enjoyed this episode + the vibe is that of old friends having a conversation. Love the spooky witchy-ness that also reminds me of sitting by a fire listenin to old Appalachian ghost stories. Thank you for this! Look forward to listening to many more! Much love 🤍 hollygrowlightly 🔮