Your ancestors are with you every time the portal of the womb opens; our blood connects us to our lineage, to the mythic archetypes that hold meaning for us, and to our deepest inner selves. Whatever sort of womb release you experience, it lies on a continuum of commonality with all releases. Let us explore these interconnections so that we can be deeply rooted in our own bodies.
How Samantha got into this work The womb as a source of pleasure and power, instead of pain There is cellular alchemy no matter how a pregnancy ends (birth, miscarriage, abortion) and commonalities between all the different kinds of pregnancy release Abortion is a nexus of sex and death and birth The Dark Goddess and the Underworld Journey- seeing the release of a pregnancy through a mythic lens Modern medicine is an industry, not a healing modality The psychospiritual process of menstruation: when the cervix is open we can more easily access other states of consciousness The Sacred Yes- what we are saying yes to when we say no to a pregnancy Honoring death as a healing need in our culture Function and access to Misoprostol Understanding the two categories of abortion: mechanical and chemical Demystifying the idea of a "natural abortion" Herbs: emmenagogues and abortifacients Sitting at the feet of the plant elders Systems of false authority, persecution, and the witch wound How shame and secrecy around abortion can prolong bleeding Conscious contraception Giving yourself a 40 day postpartum healing period after any pregnancy release
LINKS (if listening on an app that doesn’t support embedded links, find these at https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast):
Samantha’s website Medicine Stories Patreon (podcast bonuses!) Medicine Stories Episode #73 Mysteries of the Dark Moon: The Healing Power of the Dark Goddess by Demetra George Herbal Healing for Women by Rosemary Gladstar Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Dr. Christiane Northup The Womb Sovereignty Song performance (can also find on Soundcloud) Self-Managed Abortion, the Law, and CODIV-19 Fact Sheet The Self-Managed Abortion podcast Red School Guttmacher Institute Stats on Induced Abortion in the United States BBC reporting on abortion rates Wild Power by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer PlanCPills.org If/When/How Women on Waves film Women on Web A New View of a Woman's Body by Carol Downer Samantha Zipporah's Patreon Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? Quiz My website MythicMedicine.love Medicine Stories Facebook group Mythic Medicine on Instagram Music by Mariee Sioux (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)