20 episodes

Slip into the well with Saturn Darkhope

Pennies in the Well Saturn Darkhope

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.4 • 30 Ratings

Slip into the well with Saturn Darkhope

    Episode 51: Communicating, Accepting, Witnessing

    Episode 51: Communicating, Accepting, Witnessing

    Greetings and salutations, to one and to all,


    You could say that this episode is a part 2 to episode 49, expanding into some specifics around places to employ that REAL connected communication.  But since it was planned first, is it really part 2?  It's a more tangential relationship, I think, though still around communication.


    We discuss 3 invitations/challenges on communication:


    1) accepting apologies


    2) letting people be in a difficult space, holding space for them and reflecting


    3) witnessing people as they truly are


    Good times ending with difficult times. 


    With love, service, and the blessings of the deep and wild
    ~the Abysmal Witch

    • 1 hr
    Episode 50: Terra, Land, Bones and Naturum

    Episode 50: Terra, Land, Bones and Naturum

    Greetings and salutations!


    Welcome to an episode all about this planet and our relationship with it.


    A discussion on Terra (and why Terra not Gaia), our bone ancestors, about land acknowledgements and why they are important (plus the power of orienting ourselves in the here and now) and a final comment on Naturum.


    WARNING:  there is some difficult content in this episode, depending on your context.


    Some reference material:


    Truth and Reconciliation Commission:  http://www.trc.ca


    Residential School History and Dialogue Center:  https://irshdc.ubc.ca 


    Blessings of the deep and wild to you,
    Violet, the Abysmal Witch

    • 59 min
    Episode 49: REAL Connected Communication

    Episode 49: REAL Connected Communication

    Greetings and salutations, my friends,


    This episode is ALL about communication, REAL connected communication to be exact.  R(espectful)E(xperiential)A(uthentic)L(oving) connected communication.  What does that mean, how does it work, a slight commentary on two common less-than-productive responses (the martyr and the demon), and an honouring of the courage it takes to do it.


    Blessings of the deep and wild to you,
    Violet, the Abysmal Witch

    • 58 min
    Episode 48: TREASURE!

    Episode 48: TREASURE!

    There be treasure...somewhere, mateys!  It be somewhere.  


    Yes, this podcast episode is about exploring a potential new working tool:  Treasure.  A little commentary on holding two realities at the same time for exploring and making space for change happens too.  Okay, some other randomish other commentaries also happen (like the structure of existence), but mostly, this is about treasure.


    Blessings of the deep and wild to you,
    ~the abysmal witch

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 47: Ramblings on Soma, Will, Invitations and the Anxiety of Living

    Episode 47: Ramblings on Soma, Will, Invitations and the Anxiety of Living

    Greetings and salutations, 


    I could try and tell you what this episode is about, to entice you into the rambling madness that is, well, this.  But that would suggest that there was intense focus and intentionality to what was done...and I feel like that is a stretch.  


    I get into my terror and anxiety that sabotaged my life choices, then take a left into flipping some standard witchy perspectives and finish with a slide into the end of the world as we know it and the beginning of exploring ways to engage with that.


    Blessings of the deep and wild, my loves,
    ~The Abysmal Witch

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 46: I Grieve

    Episode 46: I Grieve

    'Tis the dark time of the year (for us Northern hemispherers), a time to go internal, to rest with our inner darkness, or in my case, grief.  We are not well equipped in modern north american society to deal with grief, yet here we are, living it.  Exploring that, the important power of perspective and a few other things be the topic of this episode.


    Blessings of the deep and wild to you,
    Violet, the Abysmal Witch

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Kveldrida of PST ,

An enchanting voice in the night!

Saturn has the most incredible voice and if you have ASMR tendencies like I you, you;ll love it! On a more serious note, Saturn is willing to talk about very personal and deep issues without apparent fear. Very rarely do you find a host capable of breaking down the elements of being human, the emotions, perceptions and lies we tell ourselves. This is a good tool for those wanting to be better, more aware, spiritual human beings.

Son of Woden ,

Lack of Pagan or Craft content

I have just finished listening to all of the episodes. First, I want to say that I admire, respect and appreciate Saturn's initiative, effort and dedication in producing Pennies. My constructive criticism would be that there is little Pagan or Craft content that I can recognize other than an occasional mention of her coven, "goddess", etc. or a reading (in the last episode). My perception is that the content is the comings and goings of personal life, recast as life coaching, wrapped in too often self-indulging, overly theatrical style of speaking that often rambles and digresses from the original subject. I did not find this podcast worthwhile but I do respect her efforts.

Panakaos ,

A unique listening experience

Saturn leads the listener into a labyrinth of reflection and discovery, as if led gently by the wrist. Insights enveloped in rolling whimsy compel the listener forward and immerses them in familiar shadows that may not have been spared a glance before. Each point that is made flows smoothly into the next until all has come full circle, and the listener finds themselves standing alone at the entrance once more, a bit disoriented at her absence but nevertheless more ready than before to walk the labyrinth on their own.

Personal note: For the past few months I've been dreading my impending Saturn return. Now that it's arrived, I must say I've found myself delighted that it's brought with it a much-loved podcaster and namesake. For one episode or many, welcome back Saturn.

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