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Witchcraft and nature and spells, oh my! Get cozy and let's chat about magic, social issues, and all things witchy with me, Kai. Your resident queer folk herbalist.

Witchcraft for the Restless Kai TheRestlessWitch

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

Witchcraft and nature and spells, oh my! Get cozy and let's chat about magic, social issues, and all things witchy with me, Kai. Your resident queer folk herbalist.

    Ep. 13 4/20 Special! Cannabis & Witchcraft

    Ep. 13 4/20 Special! Cannabis & Witchcraft

    ✨🌱🌳🌬Happy 420, Witches!🌬🌳🌱✨

    🏳️‍🌈🍄Support and Share my Pride Mushroom Fundraising Project!

    Full Show Notes at TheRestlessWitch.com

    This is a re-release of a previous Patreon-Exclusive from a couple years ago!

    In this episode, we'll chat about quite a few topics related to cannabis. All the way from the more scientific and 'mundane' side in the muggle/nerd segment,  to the spiritual and very magical side in the spiritual segment.

    And then we have our recurring segments. In the coven corner, I answer two messages sent in from you guys, and then in podcast community I'll talk to you about some more harry potter podcasts, and of course my favourite canna-centric podcasts.

    You can submit more questions for the coven corner, or request a tarot reading, or a custom crocheted item either through my blog’s ask box, or email me at therestlesswitch@gmail.com

    All the links mentioned in the show are below, including a great page from some of my favourite herbalists. Have a magical 420!

    ✨🌱🌳🌔🌕🌖🌳🌱✨


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    Ep. 12 - Foraging Tarot Spread, Concept to Cards

    Ep. 12 - Foraging Tarot Spread, Concept to Cards

    In this short episode, I talk through coming up the card placements for this month's Patreon tarot spread. It's  early spring, which means it's Spring ephemeral time! Spring ephemerals bring out a LOT of foragers, new and experienced alike. And with the huge spike in popularity this year, it got me thinking about responsible foraging and how we might apply the same lessons to our own lives.

    Full show notes at TheRestlessWitch.com

    00:00 - Intro - Tarot Reading Preamble - Concept to Cards

    00:55 - Trendy Foraging and how it inspired this spread

    01:45 - Hi Ladybug! How do I begin creating a tarot spread.

    02:10 - First things first, what's happening in nature?

    02:59 - Foraging as a Trend

    03:45 - Foraging and Plant ID facebook Groups - Plant Identification and Education Plant Identification, In all likelihood, your local area or state probably has a dedicated plant facebook group! Here's one for my area, Southwestern Ontario! Here's iNaturalist and Seek!

    04:35 - Alexis Nikole/BlackForager Instagram, TikTok -  ChaoticForager/Gabrielle Cerberville Instagram, TikTok

    06:30 - Turning the lens on yourself and turning that into card placements.

    08:52 - Card Placements in this Spread

    12:29 - Patreon.com/therestlesswitch

    13:36 - Thank you for Listening! Links and Socials!


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    Music: Harvest by Those of Willow

    • 17 min
    Ep. 11 - Forming Personal Correspondences

    Ep. 11 - Forming Personal Correspondences

    In this episode of Witchcraft for the Restless, we take a walk through a series of exercises inspired by this blog post by AppleAndElder. I use White Pine as an example, and you can follow along with any plant of your choosing!

    We'll go through 7 exercises to get closer acquainted with your plant ally; 1) Identification and Preliminary Research. 2) Sight 3) Scent 4)Touch 5)Taste 6)Create 7)Hearing

    Find my sketches for exercise 2 and the full show notes and timeline at TheRestlessWitch. 

    Thank you for listening! - Links and Socials


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    • 42 min
    Ep. 10 - Bread Magic!

    Ep. 10 - Bread Magic!

    This episode is all about a universal favourite food: bread! And lots of kitchen witchery goodness! This was originally a Patreon exclusive, so here's the link to the original Show Notes!

    Stay curious, witches!

    Things I mentioned in this episode:

    - Living Homegrown - ep. 126 - Making Sourdough Starter and Heirloom Flours 

    - Secret Feminist Agenda episode 2.26 Getting Deeply into Sourdough with Emily Hoven 

    Intro - Magical Bread

    Wild Yeast Starter as House Spirit

    Preheating the Oven - Start from where you're at

    Combining your Ingredient - Building your Spell

    Kneading - Ancestor Work

    Rising/Proofing - Something from Nothing

    Slashing Sigils - Control and Growth

    Baking - Elemental Alchemy

    Closing - Manifestation

    Here's some more bread resources that I didn't mention in the episode!

    Cooked ep. 3, Air on Netflix  A fantastic show, that is basically elemental kitchen witchery without meaning to be. This episode is all about bread and air!

    This is the recipe I use for my basic white loaves, except I use traditional dry yeast instead of instant, and just activate the yeast beforehand. I haven't tried it with wild yeast though! Paul Hollywood's White Bread Recipe

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    Music: Let the Gold Flow by Birds of Paradise

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    Ep. 9 - Spellcraft: It's Cooking, with Magic!

    Ep. 9 - Spellcraft: It's Cooking, with Magic!

    Bright Yule, witches!

    This episode is all about spellcraft. Forming relationships with individual spell ingredients, choosing ingredients for the desired outcome, and how much of each? We also listen to the first voicemail submission to Rustlings from the Grove, and get cozy with a Yule fire themed tarot spread.

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    Intro and Outro Music: Let the Gold Flow by Birds of Paradise

    Tarot Music: Meditieren by Lately Kind of Yeah 

    • 46 min
    Minisode - In the Bleak Midwinter

    Minisode - In the Bleak Midwinter

    In the Bleak Midwinter, based on the poem A Christmas Carol by Christina Rosetti, composed by Gustav Holst, lyrics adapted by Laura Deal Raeder. 



    In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind makes moan.

    Earth stands hard as iron, water like a stone.

    Snow has fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow.

    In the bleak midwinter, it is ever so.



    Darkness now surrounds us as the nights grow long,

    Yet we fill the night time with our hopeful song.

    Winter’s cold won’t reach us here, where we light our fire,

    As we burn the old year on its funeral pyre.



    Now the new year beckons, even in this night.

    Soon the days will lengthen, and our hearts grow light.

    Hope will grow within us as we look ahead,

    And we see that spring wakes out of winter’s bed.



    Light will follow darkness, as the earth turns round,

    Sunlight follows moonlight, thawing frozen ground.

    So our lives renew with every dawning day,

    And with every new year, blue skies follow gray.



    Intro/Outro Music: Sledging in the Forest by Borrtex 

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27 Ratings

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Informative and inclusive

Been binging this podcast for the last week and a half and I absolutely love it! Kai is incredibly informed on the topics they discuss and their manner of explaining and concepualizing. I alwqys find myself coming to a new episode with eager ears and an excitement to learn more on the craft! Keep doing it up Kai!

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Helpful and easy listening

I have been bingeing this podcast, which is a first for me. I really enjoy the topics as well as the different parts of each episode. I really love ‘The Reference Book’ and have been taking lots of notes of things I want to learn more about.

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