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We explore the our words mystical history and discover some mystic happenings of today. Join me as we talk to artists, spiritual teachers, doulas, mother's, and all round great humans doing good work.

The Mystic Discoveries Amanda Bradley

    • Spirituality

We explore the our words mystical history and discover some mystic happenings of today. Join me as we talk to artists, spiritual teachers, doulas, mother's, and all round great humans doing good work.

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 12: Esoteric and Practical Festival Contemplations for a Waldorf Year: With Annie Haas

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 12: Esoteric and Practical Festival Contemplations for a Waldorf Year: With Annie Haas

    Kia Ora pals.
    A warm welcome back the podcast.
    Today Annie (of @thechildisthecurriculum on Instagram) go deep into the Waldorf take on festivals. Steiner said our generation would be the ones to renew them and the content for this podcast was inspired by that impulse. Being in the Southern Hemisphere, I find the topic of the Festivals one I contemplate often.
    It was awesome to talk to Annie in the US, experiencing Christmas in Winter, while I myself am in Aotearoa (New Zealand) celebrating Christmas in the Summer.
    Our chat includes…..
    The What and the Why of the typical Waldorf Festivals
    Why they are such a big deal
    The difference between Historic and Seasonal festivals
    The Arch angels and their roles in the seasons.
    Why Christ is such a central figure
    What to do if you are not Christian
    Practical ways to bring the festival vibes into your home for free or very cheaply
     
    Books Recommended
    Diana Carey and Judy Large “Family Festivals and Food”
    Books by Karen Rivers
    Sue Fitzjohn, Minda Weston and Judy Large “Festivals around the World”
    Rudolf Steiner: “The Festival Series”, “Nature Spirits”, "Man and the world of the Stars" and  “Calendar of the Soul”
    Michael Burton “In the Light of The child”
    Adrianne Anderson "Living a Spiritual Year".
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 11: Crafting a Sacred Postpartum with Hadas Knox

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 11: Crafting a Sacred Postpartum with Hadas Knox

    Kia Ora Friends,
    I’m joined again today by Hadas Knox, creator of Crafting a Sacred Postpartum E-course and Author of The Holistic Antidepressant Diet.
    Today we take a deep delve into this whole postpartum thing. We all pay special attention to the giving birth of a child, but we don’t often take the time to think about what the new mother needs and is dealing with in those early months (even years) of their babies life.
    Not only is a baby born, but a mother is born. We in the west have moved away from traditional ancient wisdom that holds the postpartum months as sacred. A time for the mother to heal, replenish and bond with their new bundle of joy.
    Hadas is among the few amazing humans helping us find our way back to certain practices our ancestors would have just thought was common sense! The importance of nourishing, warm organic food, and how the new mother needs to be cared for and heard.
    We talk about how the course came to be, and where Hadas draws her knowledge from. We discuss the importance of sacred space and how to set boundaries in a way that is loving, yet give you the space you need. We also discuss the importance of working out some non-negotiable, self-care practices before baby arrives and discussing this with your partner. We also talk about the difference between the holistic and reductionist views on health and well-being.
    It’s a good one for anyone who is about to be a mother, is a new mother or wants to support a loved on in their postpartum journey.
    Giving birth to a child and our motherhood is quite the initiation process! Lets chat about it.
    Find Hadas on Instagram @ancientrootsmama and visit her website to sign up for her free e-course www.ancientrootsmama.com.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 10: Emily Fletcher talks Alamandria, Art and Spirituality

    The Mystic Discoveries Podcast, Ep 10: Emily Fletcher talks Alamandria, Art and Spirituality

    Haere Mai Friends and welcome back to The Mystic Discoveries podcast.
    In this episode I interviewed the kiwi artist, designer and mediation workshop facilitator Emily Fletcher. Emily is the creator of the recent exhibition, Roses of the Soul and co-creator of Alamandria ‘…a social initiative through which meditation, artistic process and aesthetic experiences are used as a means to relieve the stress and challenges of daily life to awaken personal insight’.
    Emily starts us off with a particularly beautiful verse from our buddy Rudolf Steiner, then we get into it!
    By golly what an enlivening and interesting conversation. We delve into……
    Emily’s upbringing and early life
    Her spiritual path and how she came across it
    Her artistic process
    Bringing spirit into a public space as an artist
    The spiritual nature of colour
    The transformative and healing aspects of art
    How Alamandria was founded and what they do
    Meditation and cultivating your inner meditative life
    Working with staff at the Mary Potter hospice and men in Rimutaka prison
    Also a little chat about why the 6 basic exercises are so rad, and their potential.
     
    Websites:
    https://www.emilyfletcherdesign.com/
    http://alamandria.co.nz/
    Instagram
    instagram.com/emily_fletcher_design/
    instagram.com/alamandria.co.nz/
     Check out the Take 5 link on Alamandria’s website for meditation ideas and go to their retreat in November! Emily also mentions they are open to traveling so contact them if your workplace, school or community would benefit from this work.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Mystic Discoveries: Ep 9; Art + Anthroposophy + Education

    The Mystic Discoveries: Ep 9; Art + Anthroposophy + Education

    Kia Ora E Hoa. Welcome friends 
     
    Annie and I are back together again, not experts, but two Steiner nerds chatting about cool esoteric things. Gee wizz there are some nuggets of wisdom in here. We start off discussing the spiritual nature of Art and how Rudolf Steiner suggests we transform it in the future. Perhaps a bit controversial for some modern art lovers, but bare with us and keep those minds open!
     
    We then move along to discuss the Spiritual natures of 6 art forms. What are they, how are they relate to the human body, and how can we use it to educate. Not only do we talk of art, but this conversation ended up being a podcast that could be good for people wanting to get 101 on Waldorf education and Steiner's view on human development. 
     
    Also you can hear heaps and heaps of tips from Annie about teaching art to your children. A really good intro into how to bring a Waldorfy vibe to your art lessons, how to deliver a painting lesson, and how to teach different temperaments (particularly the choleric child). 
     
    Here are some points made in the chat. 
     
    Thoughts as living things. The brain as a RECEIVER of thoughts, not a thought creation organ.
     
    We discuss this the evolution of consciousness and thought perspective from the lecture series 'Art and it's mission'
     
     
    Colour, tone and light from the spiritual world and form of the physical. The Artist brings these two into harmony.
     
    Architecture linked to death 
    Costuming linked to birth
     
    6 Art Forms
    Architecture - Physical Body 
    Sculpture - Etheric Body
    Painting - Astral Body
    Music - Ego
    Poetry - Spirit Self
    Eurythmy - Life Spirit
     
    References:
     
    On YouTube: Why is Modern Art so Bad? 
     

    Brian Gray's YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7FYoXOCQQUOTfbvZTKXqYSHel9pKcRt6
     

     
    'The Arts and Their Mission' Rudolf Steiner
     
    'Then Education of the Child in Light of Anthroposophy' for the “teacher as artist” stuff. 
     
    'Discussions with Teachers' on humor and using in breaths and out breaths.
     
    'Phases of Childhood' Bernard Lievegoed
     
    'Healing stories for challenging behavior: Susan Perrow
     
    www.rudolfsteineraudio.com
     
    www.rsarchive.com
     
    Join Annie's online community, or buy her threefold planner.... 
    www.thechildisthecurriculum.com
    Or on Facebook
    @thechildisthecurriculum

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    The Mystic Discoveries: Ep 8 Kahu talks of their Waldorf education, paranormal activities, relationship with the whenua and hand poke tattoo work

    The Mystic Discoveries: Ep 8 Kahu talks of their Waldorf education, paranormal activities, relationship with the whenua and hand poke tattoo work

    Kia Ora friends and welcome back to another episode of the Mystic Discoveries Podcast. 
     
    Today's episode was recorded a few months ago, but I haven't been able to edit it until now. It's worth the wait though. I'm talking to the most wonderful Kahu Gill who is a hand poke tatoo artist, forager, adventurer, artist and all round cool human. 
     
    We talk about their experiences at Michael Park Steiner School n Auckland, New Zealand as a teenager, compared to their experiences in state schooling. Within that we discuss the similarities between Waldorf education and Māori educational philosophy, and what could be improved upon. We move on to their paranormal experiences with Patupairehe (Fae folk) UFOs and ghosts. Very interesting! We also manage to chat about their foraging adventures and life as a holistic poke tattoo artist.
     
    She also shared some tips on doing some DIY archeology adventures. Who knew so much open source information is just a computer search away!
     
    I was so happy to talk to Kahu, and I'm pretty convinced I need to take a trip up north to get a tattoo done by them. If you want to go get a hand poke tattoo done by Kahu and maybe learn more about plants and foraging go follow her on 
    Instagram@kahu_gill
    Check out her beautifully etherial music on bandcamp. Its very good.
    Kahuandthecorybas.bandcamp.com
     

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    • 1 hr 57 min
    The Mystic Discoveries Ep 7: Spiritual Journeys, Motherhood and the Holistic Anti Depressant Diet and with Hadas Knox

    The Mystic Discoveries Ep 7: Spiritual Journeys, Motherhood and the Holistic Anti Depressant Diet and with Hadas Knox

    Kia Ora Friends and Welcome to another episode of The Mystic Discoveries Podcast. If you are into sacred Motherhood, slow living, organic food, food as medicine and the healing properties of Ayahuasca, well this is the episode for you! Today I talk to the most lovely Hadas Knox, Author of the Holistic Anti Depressant Diet and creator of the super cool Instagram page @ancientrootsmama.
     
    Not only do we talk about her book but we delve into her spiritual path/outlook, her experiences with Ayahuasca, motherhood, and her favorite daily and seasonal rituals.
     
    When we get to the subject of her book we discuss how to eat organically on a budget, how to help your child to transition to a simpler more nutritious diet, food as medicine and how our diet can help us through times of stress and those Seasonal shifts that just keep happening!
     
    Also Hadas shares with us an AMAZING project she has in the pipelines (which will be released just when her Mama Schedule allows). It’s a course called Crafting a Sacred Postpartum and sound like something this world needs.
     
    Go follow Hadas on instagram @ancientrootsmama and visit her website to find out more about her book and up coming e-course www.ancientrootsmama.com.
     
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    • 1 hr 30 min

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