14 episodes

This is the Modern Magic podcast. A show dedicated to uncovering the everyday magic all around us through female archetypes.

Myths, folklore, and stories, offer us a view into forgotten ways of living that invite us to slow down, connect, and pursue a life we’re actually excited about.

Each episode I’ll share the story of a female archetype from cultures around the world, and give you insights and tools on how to take on her qualities. Along with each episode, you’ll find a corresponding painting to represent the theme we cover which will be available in the Modern Magic Shop!

The Modern Magic Podcast Katie Leigh

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This is the Modern Magic podcast. A show dedicated to uncovering the everyday magic all around us through female archetypes.

Myths, folklore, and stories, offer us a view into forgotten ways of living that invite us to slow down, connect, and pursue a life we’re actually excited about.

Each episode I’ll share the story of a female archetype from cultures around the world, and give you insights and tools on how to take on her qualities. Along with each episode, you’ll find a corresponding painting to represent the theme we cover which will be available in the Modern Magic Shop!

    Anti-Racism work with Dameda JoLynn

    Anti-Racism work with Dameda JoLynn

    Before and during the Black Lives Matter campaign that grew in 2020, I was completely unaware of what unconscious bias was and that I could possibly have any. I was unaware of what it was like to be a person of color in America and that our experiences could be so vastly different. All that to say, I’ve learned a lot from Dameda JoLynn over the last year. Not only because she so kindly share’s her black experience and helps me to understand the world in a new way, but also because she has shined a light on the ways I too have been a part of the problem and opened up new ways to be a part of the solution.



    By no means do I have it right (or even close to right) but bringing things to light is the very first step to making any sort of change, and that’s what Dameda helps do in her anti-racism work when working specifically with white people.

    So.. let’s bring some things to light.

    • 44 min
    Owning Your Sensuality with Alyssa Manny

    Owning Your Sensuality with Alyssa Manny

    Let's talk about sex. While this isn't my favorite conversation to be had–I'm highly uncomfortable by the conversation of sex based on my upbringing–I think it's an important one. And who better to talk to than Alyssa Manny who isn't afraid of any conversation.



    Alyssa is the owner of Ohana Yoga and Barre in Denver, Colorado. Her mission is to evolve and help others to evolve too. To help others to open their hearts in ways they didn’t think possible. This starts with the journey to loving ourselves and our bodies then expands to loving those around us. And she adds an emphasis to this for those who have been marginalized or oppressed. Which is why she continues to find ways to make Ohana a truly inclusive space for all to heal.



    In this episode we talk about

    • Spiritual Upbringings

    • Our relationship to pleasure and sexuality

    • How "good" and "bad" morality issues have effected our relationship with sex

    • Removing shame when talking to kids about sex

    And so much more.



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    • 56 min
    Kemetic Yoga with Ali Duncan

    Kemetic Yoga with Ali Duncan

    Kemetic yoga is a newly rediscovered Egyptian practice with roots that outlive that of the yoga we practice now. Unlike Indian yoga that was made for the elite and men, Kemetic yoga was created for all the people. Men and women of every background, focused on soft movements that highlight the divine feminine and only features a limited number of postures to explore. It’s a style of yoga that’s making its way back and I’m so excited to share more of this amazing practice with you from someone who really knows what she’s talking about.

    Ali  Duncan is a complete Life Coach, Clairvoyant, Tantrika, Energy Healer, Spiritual Guide, and Teacher. For over 16 years she has combined the world of quantum mechanics, frequencies, emotions, and body wisdom to move her clients from their past, into the present and support them in creating a healthy, vibrant future.

    And I cannot wait to share with you our conversation on Kemetic yoga. So without further ado, here is Ali Duncan...



    On this episode we talk about:

    • Ali's spiritual life like growing up• What brought Ali to yoga in the first place• How did Ali discover Kemetic yoga• The story behind Kemetic Yoga• How this style of yoga been received by Ali's students and why it feels so different from our usual practice

    • How does Kemetic Yoga bring us back to the spiritual parts?

    • What home means to Ali



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    • 36 min
    Happiness Vs. Wholeness: What should we be striving for?

    Happiness Vs. Wholeness: What should we be striving for?

    What is happiness and how do we even pursue something that we can’t fully grasp? Maybe happiness isn’t the destination. Maybe it’s just a guide on the map to where we really want to go. To a place of wholeness. 

    Join me as we walk through this world of wholeness vs. happiness and which is the right fit for you……..



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    • 18 min
    The Crone - Our Relationship with Death

    The Crone - Our Relationship with Death

    As defined by Joanne Sienko Ott, St. Catherine University, "The literature describes the crone archetype as a pre-existent form in the collective unconscious that embodies instinctive ways of channeling wisdom, inner knowing, and intuition, guiding us through the transition of life, and going inward to bring forth the light for transformation."

    Only with age can we receive the gifts of the crone. To know life through personal experience and to be able to share what we’ve learned with others. We aren’t guaranteed to reach this phase in our life so wouldn’t it be wonderful to actually honor this stage instead of dread it?

    On this episode Janet Reichart, counselor, Reiki Master, and End of Life Doula, talks with Katie Leigh Jackson about her personal experiences with death, preparing for the death of a loved one, honoring those who have passed, and understanding what an end of life doula even is.



    Check out the full show notes here.

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    • 53 min
    You are a creative–Find your creative practice

    You are a creative–Find your creative practice

    We are all born creators. We know it when we're six, we doubt it when we're eight, and by the time we hit ten we've forgotten our love and need to create. This episode is all about bringing you back to your creative practice, solely for the sake of creating. It doesn't need to be perfect, it doesn't even need to be seen, but by allowing ourselves the gift of creating we welcome ourselves back home to our authentic self.



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    • 30 min

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