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Belle, Book & Candle

Belle, Book & Candle

By Mela Borawski
Belle, Book & Candle is here to encourage and educate the pagan community on topics of interest to an earth-centered spirituality. Step into the world of a southern witch through stories, southern lore, intriguing guests and education meant to enrich your spiritual practice. Y'all come on in!
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S4 E9: Doing Life Better - Personal Transformation & Sustainability | A Southern Dialogue with Philip Anthony Mangan
Philip wanted to figure out "how to do life better", and he tells us how he went from a life of destructive behavior while running a party bus business to a fulfilled life where he now helps others with their own transformation. He talks of living in a numb state and what experience can teach us. We also tackle a topic I've been super interested in - sustainability. Why should we live a more sustainable life? Can living more sustainably also save us money? Y'all come on in, join us! OUR GUEST Philip Anthony Mangan, a.k.a. The Wellness Wingman, helps overwhelmed women lose weight & regain control through daily personalized support. Philip is a model, commercial actor, an environmental activist, and a Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist. He is the founder of a holistic health and wellness coaching business that focuses on providing people with the control, clarity, and confidence they need to make lasting changes in their lives. His 3 step method emphasizes that building simple and consistent self-care habits are the key to success by encompassing the practices of; slowing down, quieting the noise, and opening your mind. https://www.philipmangan.com/ CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173   CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Philip Anthony Mangan. Original Broadcast: 10.14.21
42:12
October 14, 2021
S4 E8: A Millennial View on Social Media's Influence & Living in the Present | A Southern Dialogue with Himanish Goel
Our favorite millennial guest, Himanish Goel, is back to chat about the influence (positive AND negative) of social media on today's generation. He also offers advice to not only young folk heading to college, but those who are graduating and looking to make their mark on the world. We discuss the need for adaptation, for getting outside in nature, and being mindful of our present moment. Y'all come on in, it's not often we have the view of a recent college graduate millennial on the podcast! OUR GUEST Himanish Goel not only provides career advice, but he helps people use spirituality and breathing techniques for their next big thing through believing in the universe. He guides them to understand the effects of positivity, how to use breathing exercises, and how to deepen their belief in the connectivity of the universe.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/himanish-goel/ CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173   CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Himanish Goel. Original Broadcast: 10.10.21
43:00
October 11, 2021
S4 E7: Shadow Work & Witches - Emerging from the Darkness | A Southern Dialogue with Corinne Labita
What does tarot & divination have to do with shadow work? Turns out, a lot! Corinne and I talk about shadow work - what it is, our experiences using shadow work for personal healing, the "gold" in the shadow, and all those nasty emotions like shame that we hide. Corinne talks about her own shadow work around money, and we talk about our experiences growing up as empathic children. It gets grittier when we talk about how the shadow relates to racism in our society and the collective shadow work being done in the world today around ancestral generational shit still hidden in so many of our shadows. We also discuss why witches should care about shadow work, and how it relates to magick. Oh yeah, Corinne also gives us a delightful pickling recipe! Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Tarot Card Reader Extraordinaire and Reiki Master Practitioner Corinne Labita likes it weird. When she’s not slinging cards, she’s researching metaphysics, listening to copious amounts of paranormal podcasts, and trying to find different ways to pickle vegetables. In her early 20s, Corinne gained an interest in Jungian psychology when working as an instructor in a therapeutic program for at-risk teenagers. There, she collaborated with therapists to implement different strategies that would help individuals interrupt thought/behavior patterns. Corinne has since taken that experience and used it to create different courses and offerings on a variety of topics. She has taught workshops on the joys of reading tarot, an introductory workshop about Shadow Work, and a shamanic journeying workshop designed to help individuals meet and work with their Shadows. Corinne is currently doing tarot readings for individuals, teaching tarot classes, and creating programs geared specifically for corporate offices to help companies meet the needs of their employees with a more holistic approach. Email Corinne at corilabita@gmail.com CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173   CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Corinne Labita. Original Broadcast: 10.7.21
43:29
October 8, 2021
S4 E6: Being an Empath - Gift or Curse? | A Southern Dialogue with Tracy Gowler
Autoimmune expert and fellow empath Tracy Gowler is here to chat with us about life as an empath. If you've wondered whether you were an empath, or simply able to show empathy to others, we discuss the differences. By the end of the episode, you'll know whether you are an empath as well as the pitfalls of being an empath, our connection to animals, how to protect our energy, and what life is like for us. Is being an empath a curse or a blessing? Can being an empath lead to autoimmune disorders?? This episode is all things EMPATH, please join us! OUR GUEST Tracy Gowler helps sick and exhausted women over 40 with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis regain their energy and become Hashimoto's badasses. An autoimmune expert and functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner, Tracy has experienced the debilitating fatigue, brain fog and complete loss of her quality of life because of autoimmune illness. She has asked the question you might be asking. Is it even possible to heal from autoimmune? But how hard is it really? Tracy says, maybe it isn’t as hard as you might think.  How many of you know someone that has been trying to find solutions in the medical community? Do you know someone that is losing their quality of life? By combining the skills from 20 years as a mechanical engineer, over 30 years as a project manager, 3 years as an FDN practitioner, Tracy has become a Sherlock Holmes of autoimmune. Realizing that there is a structure to the healing process, she has created programs that allow clients to take it slow and steady in format that allows clients to be successful. It isn’t a pin the tail on the donkey approach. It is deliberate and each step makes progress for her clients. She is completely passionate about what she does and is determined to educate as many women as possible on what it really means to be healthy. www.yourhealthmadesimple.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/yourhealthmadesimple/ CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173   CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Tracy Gowler. Original Broadcast: 10.5.21
38:01
October 5, 2021
S4 E5: Mystical Experiences with Death, the Soul & the Unexplainable | A Southern Dialogue with Will Rodriguez
The Skeptic Metaphysician's Will Rodriguez is here to talk about the intersection of science and the metaphysical world, as well as his own spiritual journey. Not only does he tell us about many of the incredible conversations he's had on his podcast, but we have some of our own interesting conversations around creating our reality, breaking soul contracts & soul groups, mystical experiences with death and whether evil truly exists. Y'all hang on tight for this one, I also share a recent breathtaking experience I had while holding space by someone's side at the moment of their death. OUR GUEST Will Rodriguez is the Executive Producer of a mental health podcast called Calm, Cool and Connected and host of The Skeptic Metaphysician, a show that explores metaphysics, spirituality and mysticism through a scientific lens. Having undergone his own personal mental health challenge over the past few years, he’s researched different modalities in an effort to find healing through any means, be they traditional or esoteric and through his own spiritual explorations. Spending most of his career in the television industry, his story involves spiritual growth but not in the religious sense. Its more about learning how to be a better person, after spending many years fooling himself into thinking he already was. Through his podcasts, he’s had a chance to dive into deep conversation regarding all things mental health, but also modalities including life after death, astral travel, energy healing, clairvoyance, past life regression, Tarot and meditation techniques. https://skepticmetaphysician.buzzsprout.com/ IG: @SkepticMetaphysician FB: @SkepticMetaphysician CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173   CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Will Rodriguez. Original Broadcast: 9.29.21
58:10
September 29, 2021
S4 E4: Witchy Self-Care Practices | A Southern Dialogue with Mindy Ruddock
Keep your chalice full. Say no more often. Set boundaries. Self-care isn't JUST about facials and massages and chocolate. Mindy and I chat about all the many different types of self-care that allow us to recharge our batteries, and as Mindy says, we keep our cellphones charged, why don't we keep our own batteries charged? Good question! We've got tips for you! We talk about social media, cell phones, boundaries, giving too much and burn out, finding balance, aligning our self-care with the moon and Mindy's witchy wellness monthly magickal ritual box all about self-care. We also discuss her upcoming workshop at the Nov. 13 Greenwild Festival for Witches & Mystics. Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Mindy Ruddock is a witchy woman and an Intuitive Wellness Coach who loves crystals, meditation and witchy stuff. She uses her background in dance, massage, esthetics, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and martial arts to help her clients find their magic. Mindy is also an intuitive healer and uses her abilities and energy to create self care products for her clients. She's also a regular guest on the monthly livestream from Belle, Book & Candle called Broomtalk! A Witchy Livestream. Find information about Mindy as well as her Magickal Ritual Box on her website here: https://www.thewellnesspathwwc.com/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwrFQvOxC-V0_2ociqFleDw CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173   CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Mindy Ruddock. RESOURCES House Magic by Ariana for the "Courage Candle Spell" Original Broadcast: 9.16.21
43:46
September 17, 2021
S4 E3: Animal Communication & Psychic Mediumship | A Southern Dialogue with Mari Cartagenova
Psychic medium and animal communicator Mari Cartagenova joins us for an intriguing conversation about mediumship and animal communication! Here are some highlights from this episode: Will we be connected to our animals when we die? Animal communication with living or deceased pets and animals. How to communicate with YOUR animals, including when you are making important decisions about them. Her work finding lost & missing pets. Misconceptions about mediumship Connecting to spirit. OUR GUEST Mari Cartagenova is a Psychic Medium, Animal Communicator and best selling Author with clients from all over the globe. She specializes in heartfelt messages from both passed loved ones and living or past animals. When you sit with Mari you can really feel the presence of your loved one. Her connections offer specific detail and leave you feeling both at peace and uplifted at the same time. Mari has trained with the top mediums from all over the world including Tony Stockwell, John Holland, Lisa Williams, James Van Praagh, Thomas John and and Lauren Rainbow. https://www.mediummari.com/ Heaven Sent is available on Amazon CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173   CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Mari Cartagenova. Original Broadcast: 9.14.21
37:45
September 14, 2021
S4 E2: The Path to Personal Freedom through Renaturing | A Southern Dialogue with Betsy Kudlinski
Betsy is a Freedom Guide leading people through the renaturing process. If you aren't sure what it means to be renatured, join us on the podcast as we talk about what has stolen our true nature and freedom from us, and how we can go about finding ourselves again - renaturing. We also chat about fibromyalgia and its ties to what is sometimes called the healer's crisis. Betsy asks, "Is fierce independence a trauma response?" Interesting, right? We talk money and control, policing our language, and sovereignty and a lot more so please join us! OUR GUEST Betsy Kudlinski is a Freedom Guide. After 30+ years of following every rule set out for her, to the best of her ability, she realized she was sick in mind, body, and spirit. She has since found a different way of being, she became renatured. She now has a sense of freedom that was utterly lacking in her life of 21st century convention, and she guides others to renature and find their own freedom. https://betsykudlinski.com/home/ Betsy's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/returntoyournature CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Betsy Kudlinski. Original Broadcast: 9.10.21
37:34
September 11, 2021
S4 E1: Whispers from Spirit & Hauntings in Bartlett, TX | A Southern Dialogue with Saul Ravencraft
On Sept 24- 26 2021, Saul and Madame Zee are leading an "old school ghost watching" event called the Paranormal Weekend in Bartlett, TX - and y'all are invited. Check out the link below now if you're interested! We chat about the event during this episode, which leads into other discussions such as using tarot intuitively, and tips for beginners to the tarot, as well as fear in spellcasting and paranormal experiences. Saul tells us about a new artifact he's trying to acquire, and we discuss the subtle nature of magick. Saul says, "Be your own version of spectacular." This is a fun episode, y'all come on in and join us! OUR GUEST Saul Ravencraft is an "Executive Occultist" who provides diversion and escape for people with demonstrations of mind powers, strange tales, and weird artifacts. He tells fortunes and is a true believer in the power of intention. He is a magickal practitioner and a devotee to elemental powers and the seven principals of the Kybalion. His website is https://saulravencraft.com/. Paranormal Weekend in Bartlett, TX: https://paranormalseance.com/paranormal-weekend-bartlett/ Happening this month, go ahead and check it out now! Events with Saul & Madame Zee: https://paranormalseance.com/ Witch Hat Chats: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwkivkmASJNxBYi0jU2hSsQ CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Saul Ravencraft. Original Broadcast: 9.7.21
52:43
September 7, 2021
S3 E29: A Millennial View on Positivity & Spirituality | A Southern Dialogue with Himanish Goel
It was such a pleasure to have a millennial view on positivity, spirituality, and chakras. We also chat a little about Hinduism, and Himanish shares with us some of the major deities in the Hindu religion. We discuss living a positive life, how our language affects positivity, as well as social media and toxic positivity - all from a millennial viewpoint. He also shares his views on yoga and how it can be a practice that'll keep you young and energetic! Y'all come on in, this is a treat! OUR GUEST Himanish Goel not only provides career advice, but he helps people use spirituality and breathing techniques for their next big thing through believing in the universe. He guides them to understand the effects of positivity, how to use breathing exercises, and how to deepen their belief in the connectivity of the universe. https://www.linkedin.com/in/himanish-goel/ CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Himanish Goel. Original Broadcast: 8.31.21
39:15
August 31, 2021
S3 E28: Meaningful, Purposeful & Relevant Education | A Southern Dialogue with Clare Ford
Expert Educator Clare Ford is back, and today's discussion revolves around children being MORE than their grades. As Clare tells us, we can't say grades don't matter because 80% of children are defining themselves by their grades, but we can teach them they are more than their grades. The landscape of education has shifted over the last year and a half as they were forced to pivot into online learning. We chat about whether or not you can rely on the school system to provide a complete education that meets children's needs, and how the pandemic has been a gamechanger in education. As always, there are tips and tricks scattered throughout the episode to help you meet the needs of your children. We spend a good bit of time talking about the special needs of highly sensitive and autistic children in today's education system. This is a wonderful episode for parents, grandparents, teachers and anyone that works with or around children. Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Clare is an author, speaker, coach, healer, tutor and parent who is passionate about ensuring that children are "switched on" learners, accessing their natural gifts, abilities and talents to unlock their true potential and live purposefully. As an empowering education expert and award-winning wellbeing entrepreneur, Clare combines her unique skill set to support families around the world. Her passion and enthusiasm to get children and young people motivated and learning has been the catalyst for developing the Clever and Quantum Curricula in her global online academy, Switched ON! Clare is often invited to speak on radio shows and summits and industry events. Switched ON! Global Website: https://www.switchedonglobal.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/switchedoncollective TW: @ClareFordCoach CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Clare Ford. Original Broadcast: 8.27.21
50:14
August 27, 2021
S3 E27: IBS, Gut Health & The Spirituality of Pooping | A Southern Dialogue with Laura Martin
Poop. We all do it, even witches. Pooping can even be part of your spiritual practice! In this episode, Laura and I talk about IBS and the gut-brain connection. Laura tells us about her journey with IBS and depression, and we discuss the stigma around talking about poop, gut health as well as mental health. We also discuss the connection between IBS and anxiety. Did you know that 1 in 10 people struggle with IBS symptoms? Laura gives us some great advice on healing our gut. Yep, this is the poop episode, y'all get comfy and join us! OUR GUEST Laura Martin is a Certified IBS Nutrition Consultant and founder of Healing to Happy – an online holistic, gut-brain-focused company that helps women suffering from IBS and Anxiety to get back to eating normally without fear of restrictions or elimination diets. After battling her way through IBS, hypothyroidism, anxiety, hormonal imbalances, and skin issues... she found herself with an unhealthy relationship with food and knew there had to be a better way... After many failed attempts and lessons learned, she came up with a method known as the F.R.E.E. method that put her symptoms into remission without following restrictive diets or fancy supplement regimes. And yes, that nutrition routine now includes pizza without running to the bathroom. By applying this method using food, lifestyle, radical shifts in consciousness, and mindfulness practices + tools she's gone on to help hundreds of women around the globe do the same through her online courses: Signature Gut Recharge Program and 1:1 Gut Accelerator Program. Website: www.healingtohappy.com/ Check out Laura's Signature Gut Recharge Program: www.healingtohappy.com/gutrecharge CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Laura Martin. Original Broadcast: 8.24.21
33:20
August 24, 2021
S3 E26: Decolonizing Your Spirituality & Your Mind | A Southern Dialogue with Dayle McLeod
What an honor to have shamanic artist Dayle McLeod on the podcast! We explore so many topics including the part that spirituality played in Dayle's life growing up as the only colored, queer person in her community and how her spiritual practice feeds her artistic practice. We also tackle many topics surrounding decolonizing our spirituality (and our minds!) as well as appropriation of indigenous culture. Dayle tells us about her spiritual awakening which involved using indigenous medicine, ayahuasca, and how that led to her shamanic calling. How does our shadow play a part in decolonization? What's the healer's sickness?  Where does the term "shaman" come from? What does the concept of "No Harm" mean as we work for decolonization of our spirituality? Pull up your brooms and join us! OUR GUEST Dayle McLeod is a shamanic artist (Actress, Musician and Author), Death Doula & Qi Gong Instructor. Born in rural Alliston, Ontario, Dayle was the only coloured, queer person in her community and survived her childhood by connecting with the arts, singing in church and performing in community theatre.  She is now an award nominated actress that can be seen on Amazon’s ‘The Expanse’, the CW’s ‘Burden of Truth’ & ‘The L.A Complex, and D.W Waterson’s ‘That’s My DJ’ to name a few. She is a talented songwriter/singer with a story-telling Folk Album called ‘In Bloom’ whose music has been featured in multiple films and tv shows such as CBC’s ‘Kim’s Convenience’ & Mary Harron’s ‘Charlie Says’.  Dayle is the author of  'The Big Dream; My Terrifyingly Beautiful Shamanic Initiation into the Arts' a memoir chronicling what  it was like to be called to Shamanism. She is the founder of ‘The Big Dream Project’, nurturing and connecting emerging  BIPOC talent with established artists in the film industry. Website: https://www.daylemcleod.com/home Colored Documentary: https://coloreddocumentary.com/ Dayle mentions these in the episode: LandBack Movement: https://landback.org/ Matriarch Movement: https://www.matriarchmovement.ca/ Here's the article I mention "5 things you can do to decolonize" https://www.afsc.org/resource/5-things-you-can-do-to-decolonize CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Dayle McLeod. Original Broadcast: 8.20.21
44:36
August 20, 2021
S3 E25: Of Thrones & Thieves & Representation | A Southern Dialogue with Jaelynn Hart
Jaelynn Hart is working on publishing her first novel, Of Thrones and Thieves, and we chat about the main character Princess Elara in this episode. Her sign is Aquarius, and Jaelynn tells us whether Elara fits the personality of an Aquarian or not! We also talk about representation, and what it means for the LGBTQ+ community - especially youth, who don't always find characters they can relate to in mainstream media. Y'all pull up your brooms and join us! OUR GUEST Jaelynn Hart is a young author who is working on publishing her first novel, Of Thrones and Thieves. She graduated from Florida State University with her Bachelor's in Creative Writing. When she is not writing, she can be found creating art in other ways, such as on a canvas or through digital art. Of Thrones and Thieves is a lesbian adventure/fantasy novel following Princess Elara as she's kidnapped on the day of her coronation. She is whisked away from her home and everything she knows, taken aboard a ship of pirates hired to kidnap her by a mysterious third party. Elara is unwilling to admit defeat, however, and will do whatever she can to escape her captors, even if it means battling the pirate captain, Kai, herself. As tensions rise, Elara finds herself drawn to the sudden, surprising freedom she’s been granted as a prisoner. Jaelynn's Website: https://jaelynnhart.weebly.com/ IG: @jaehartwrites CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Jaelynn Hart. Original Broadcast: 8.17.21
24:47
August 17, 2021
S3 E24: Living a Celtic Lifestyle in the Modern South | A Southern Dialogue with McCollonough Ceili
McCollonough credits her primitive childhood on an island off Ireland and her life in modern America, as inspiration for her writings. In this interview, we chat about her earth-based spirituality as well as what she still struggles with now that she's living a more modern life in Tennessee - which includes how difficult it is for her to take a selfie! We also discuss her writing style and inspirations, and what's growing in her family's garden. Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Author McCollonough Ceili is an Irish American who discovered her passion for writing when asked to record her memories of life on a primitive island off the coast of Ireland. That memoir titled Noria was published in 2009, and she has not stopped writing since. McCollonough follows a Celtic pagan path, and is here to talk about her personal story of living a Celtic life here in modern America. When she is not traveling the world, she calls the American South her current home. You can purchase her books Noria, What Happened in Hallandale and others on Amazon. FB: https://www.facebook.com/mccollonoughceili TW: @NorianGirl IG: @mccollonough_ceili CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, McCollonough Ceili. Original Broadcast: 8.4.21
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August 4, 2021
S3 E23: From Hypnotic Ritual to Hypnotherapy (and Ghosts!) | A Southern Dialogue with Michael Mezmer
Michael begins his entertaining interview by telling us a few stories about his grandfather, one of which includes an angel that saved his grandpa's  life in the mines. Michael has traveled around the world and observed some really strange trance ceremonies, and he tells us about a few of those he's seen in Thailand and Indonesia that'll make you cringe and lean closer to hear more! All these experiences gave him a love for the paranormal, as well as a desire to learn more about trance and hypnosis, so we chat about the effectiveness of hypnosis, as well as why people are afraid of being hypnotized. Michael talks about his CovidNosis program, as well! This episode is a must for those of you who love good stories, you won't want to miss as he talks about his experiences at the Donkey Lady Bridge, the Old Montana Prison, or his top paranormal experience in Las Vegas outside the Star Trek Experience! WOW, y'all!! Get you a tall glass of sweet tea, this is going to be good! OUR GUEST Michael Mezmer is an American Council of Hypnotist Examiners certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Stress Management Consultant, and the immediate past President of the A.C.H.E. He also holds a Degree in psychology from California Coast University, and for the past 8 years has been hypnotherapist consultant to the Unger Concierge Medical Center in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Michael is also an avid ghost hunter and has traveled to 25 countries where he's observed some very bizarre and strange trance ceremonies. CovidNosis Program: https://covidnosis.weebly.com/ YT (Paranormal Investigations): https://www.youtube.com/user/hypnomezmer CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Michael Mezmer. Original Broadcast: 7.29.21
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July 29, 2021
S1 E22: Tarot Coaching with Compassion | A Southern Dialogue with Skye Marinda
Skye Marinda believes in having a compassionate and intuitive relationship with your tarot deck. In this interview, we talk about what it means to have a compassionate relationship with your deck, tarot coaching, and how it differs from using a deck to predict the future. Skye's gentle energy lends itself well to her compassionate reading style, so if you're interested in tarot, pile up and have a listen! OUR GUEST Skye Marinda is a Tarot Coach in Washington, D.C. This year, she has had the honor of giving over 300 tarot readings and leading spiritual workshops to over 90 people from all over the world. Combining spiritual and practical insights, Skye believes tarot has the power to deepen your perspective so that you can take the next steps towards the future you want. Website: https://www.skyemarinda.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/skye.marinda.tarot/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@skye.marinda.tarot?lang=en CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Skye Marinda. Original Broadcast: 7.27.21
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July 28, 2021
S3 E21: From Healing Crisis to Life Purpose | A Southern Dialogue with Mike Iamele
We've got life purpose all wrong. Mike Iamele chats with us about his spiritual awakening during a harrowing healing crisis - which included falling in love with his male caretaker causing him to explore his own sexuality, all while healing and uncovering his life purpose. You're going to want to hear about his viral blog post! His discovery of an incredible way to understand life purpose launched a business called Sacred Branding, and he takes me through a shortened process of discovering my own sensitivities which absolutely blew my mind, y'all! In a little over 5 minutes, I knew more about my life purpose than I'd ever known before. Mike says you don't have to FIND your life purpose, it's who you already are, even when you were a young child! We also chat about journeying to the plant kingdom, and you will love hearing how blue vervain appears to him on journeys! My favorite quote from this episode is "You never have to try to be yourself. If you're trying, it means you're being somebody else." OUR GUEST Mike Iamele is a Clinical Herbalist, Life Purpose Expert + Brand Strategist. For nearly a decade, his Sacred Branding® system has helped hundreds of celebrities, artists, entrepreneurs, influencers, and spiritual seekers to map their experiences and discover their subconscious motivations, unique brand, and life purpose. Mike regularly teaches classes that demystify and normalize spirituality, from astral projection to divination work and intuition to working with plant spirits to even discovering your life purpose. Mike’s also the author of Enough Already: Create Success on Your Own Terms (Conari Press 2015). He’s shared his provocative and vulnerable take on life in dozens of magazines, podcasts, and online publications, including a personal interview with NPR about his viral story on rethinking sexuality in his first same-sex relationship. Prior to Sacred Branding®, at only 22 years old, Mike co-founded Torch Communications, a boutique public relations firm, specializing in healthcare and disruptive technology. He currently lives in Somerville, MA, with his husband and two adorable dogs. Website: mikeiamele.com Map Your Sensitivities (Free!): mikeiamele.com/map CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Mike Iamele. SOURCES Everyday Magic by Dorothy Morrison Original Broadcast: 7.24.21
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July 24, 2021
S3 E20: A Magickal Childhood, Empathic Mastery & the Witch Wound | A Southern Dialogue with Jennifer Moore
Jennifer Moore knew she was a witch at an early age, and in today's podcast, she talks about growing up as a witch including being hired to cast her first spell for someone in the 4th grade! We also talk raising highly sensitive children, as well as what we can do to encourage our witchy children. We explore life as an Empath, and ways to achieve Empathic Mastery (that's the name of her book, y'all!). I was really excited to hear what she had to say about the WITCH WOUND - something that all witches carry - as well as ways to heal the witch wound. Pull up your brooms and join us! OUR GUEST Born remembering other magical lives, Jennifer Moore has been living as a witch and practitioner of positive magic since she was a toddler. Always hungry for knowledge and spiritual connection she began studying the craft, divination and energy healing in her late teens. Bringing well over thirty years of experience, Jen merges practicality, intuition & wisdom to offer insight, guidance & emotional freedom to those she serves. Jen is an initiated Wiccan High Priestess author of Amazon Bestseller Empathic Mastery, the founder of the Empathic Mastery Academy & creator of two oracle decks & the photographic Healing Tarot. In addition, Jen (as friends and family call her) holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology & Religion from the Oldest Protestant Seminary in the United States and she's an Accredited Master Trainer for EFT International. Website: EmpathicMastery.com Book: EmpathicMasteryBook.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/ModernMedicineLady IG: https://www.instagram.com/empathicwoman/ LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferelizabethmoore/ PT: https://www.pinterest.com/empathicwoman/_saved/ TW: https://twitter.com/empathicwoman YT: https://www.youtube.com/EmpathicMasterywithJenniferMoore CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Jennifer Moore. Original Broadcast: 7.22.21
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July 22, 2021
S3 E19: Top 10 Childhood Traumas Sabotaging Love & Life | A Southern Dialogue with Riana Milne
How many of the top 10 traumas of childhood that sabotage all adults in life, love and career have you experienced? As our guest, Riana Milne, went over the list in our interview, I checked off all ten. Wow. I was shocked. She also goes over the trauma we carry from having a bipolar, borderline and narcissistic parent. How do these traumas affect our life, love and career? While Riana's focus is on helping LGBTQ+ adults heal childhood and love trauma wounds, her information is for anyone. This was a deep and eye-opening episode, y'all. Riana also shares about her personal journey from a teen model, to owning a modeling agency and school, to doing the healing work she does today. Amazing journey, don't miss this episode! OUR GUEST Riana Milne is a Certified, Global Life and Love Trauma Recovery Coach, a Certified Trauma and Addictions Professional, Certified Mindfulness Coach, Licenses Mental Health Counselor and #1 Bestselling Author. She's also the host of a podcast called Lessons in Life and Love. She specializes in healing childhood & love trauma wounds for LGBTQ Adults and offers Life and Love transformation coaching programs for both straight and LGBTQ singles & couples globally. Check out Riana's books: LOVE Beyond Your Dreams - Break Free of Toxic Relationships to Have the Love You Deserve - and LIVE Beyond Your Dreams - from Fear & Doubt to Personal Power, Purpose and Success Website: https://rianamilne.com/ - You can find the free ebook, love tests, and book chapter downloads at her website! Be sure to mention this interview for the 1-Hr Life & Love Transformation Discovery Session for only $47 ($500 value). FB: https://www.facebook.com/CoachRianaMilne YT: https://www.youtube.com/user/RianaMilne/videos LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/RianaMilne/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rianamilne CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Riana Milne. Original Broadcast: 7.15.21
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July 15, 2021
S3 E18: Growing Up Haunted | A Southern Dialogue with Amber Rose Washington
What would life be like if you grew up in a haunted house? What if the attic door in your bedroom opened and closed on its own? Amber Rose Washington joins us to tell us what it was like to grow up in a haunted house in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Amber also shares how she got started in the music business (and how it relates to the haunting!), and tells us about an upcoming project where she'll be staying in a haunted location writing a horror screenplay. Amber knew she was transgender since around the age of 4, and gives us personal insight into her life story - the sorrows, and the triumphs. We spend a little time at the end delving into issues surrounding transgender folk, including the part religion plays. Y'all, join us! OUR GUEST Amber Rose Washington is an author, songwriter, musician, producer, public speaker, and advocate for the transgender community and has been featured on FOX, NBC, CBS, NPR, and a host of other media. Her new Podcast show, "THE JOURNEY, Unscripted" is scheduled to begin airing in April 2021. https://amberrosewashington.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/HidingFromMyselfARWashington/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/amber.rose.washington/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/amberrosewash CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Amber Rose Washington RESOURCES Poem "Loving Mad Tom" by Anonymous, in the book Earth Magic by Claire Nahmad Original Broadcast: 7.12.21
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July 12, 2021
S3 E17: The Power of our Subconscious & Healing through Hypnosis | A Southern Dialogue with Jennifer Schlueter
Curious about Past Life Regression Hypnosis - or hypnosis in general? We talk about the power of the subconscious, and the healing that comes from past life regression experiences. Jenny and I share personal stories of our own past lives, as well as healing that Jenny has seen in many of her clients using hypnosis. We also discuss channeling and breathwork, and incorporating them into hypnosis sessions. Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Jennifer Schlueter from Mind Your Subconscious quit her job as Managing Editor of 22 newspapers after her first hypnosis session to travel the world while working online. She now works as a hypnotherapist and breathwork facilitator helping clients double their profits, manifest their dream man or home, and get off antidepressants, etc. The human mind, otherworldly beings, cultures, food, photography and dancing Kizomba fill her free time. FB: https://www.facebook.com/mindyoursubconscious YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAVo-iUvdK6JRPZG9Z93SOg Check out Jennifer's podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mind-your-subconscious/id1469811992 CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Jennifer Schlueter. Original Broadcast: 7.10.21
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July 10, 2021
S3 E16: Feng Shui & Your Relationship With Your Space | A Southern Dialogue with Krystal Holm
Feng shui master and witch Krystal Holm is here to talk about your relationship with your space. She tells us about her own healing journey, as well as offers tons of great tips for incorporating feng shui principles in your life, your sacred space, and your altar. We discuss the spirituality of decluttering, the scarcity vs abundance mindset, and using your actual space as a 3D vision board. Want to know what Krystal thinks about Marie Kondo's advice to only have 30 books (which shocked witches around the world!!)? We talk about that too! How many books SHOULD a witch have? OUR GUEST Krystal Holm is the founder of Designed Life Studio and the creator of The Designed Life Method℠: mind, body, soul, home. She is an interior designer, feng shui master, and entrepreneur but what she really loves to do is help soul-driven female entrepreneurs design an office and a life that they love. Krystal also happens to be a fellow witch! Website: www.krystalholm.com 5 Step Guide to Declutter Your Mindset: www.krystalholm.com/declutteryourmindset CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Krystal Holm. RESOURCES House Magic by Ariana Original Broadcast: 7.1.21
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July 1, 2021
S3 E15: Slow Down & Tune-In to a Purposeful Life | A Southern Dialogue with Claudia-Sam Cataford Sauvé
What would life be like if we weren't living in survival mode? That's how our discussion today starts, and Claudia-Sam has so many great practical tips and insight about living a full life that stem from her own incredible personal story which she shares with us. We talk about the influence of media, and how fear holds us back, as well as her Tune-In method to learn to trust yourself and put yourself first. We end our time with an incredible meditation, please join us! OUR GUEST Claudia-Sam is a Soul Coach for driven women who are stuck with where they're at in life, who feel like they've lost sense of their purpose and who feel unfulfilled and who don't know how to put themselves first without feeling guilty. She supports them to trust themselves, find their purpose, make decisions about their life that they're happy with (even if they're afraid of judgement from others) and helps them to put themselves on their to-do list and feel good about it, using her Tune-In method! Claudia-Sam's signature program is called Tune-In: Your Confident Self Awaits. It's a 3-month soul coaching initiative for inner guidance. Visit tuneinprogram.com for more information. You can find her at claudiasamsoulcoaching.com. Here's the free 5-day self-care challenge Slow Down and De-Stress to help driven women put themselves first by taking baby steps, even if they've never done that... until now! They can start with Day 1 today!  https://claudiasamsoulcoaching.com/selfcarechallenge CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Support by becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Claudia-Sam. Original Broadcast: 6.29.21
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June 29, 2021
S3 E14: Mediums, Healing & Growing Up Psychic | A Southern Dialogue with Annie Larson
Medium Annie Larson joins us to talk about growing up psychic. She shares experiences she had while a child and teenager using her spiritual gifts, and gives some great advice to parents of highly sensitive children. We chat mediumship, intuition, the healing that can come from mediumship readings, near death experiences and even some ghostly experiences she's had in her life! She is experienced in Hellenistic astrology, and we discuss that as well. Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Annie Larson provides intuitive counseling using her innate abilities as a medium. Her passion is to bring healing and closure via readings and help others hone their intuitive voice through her development and mentoring classes. She has many tools to help you find peace through Reiki and sound energy healing, find your life’s purpose through intuitive counseling, and fulfill your goals through spiritual/life coaching. Website: https://www.mediumannielarson.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/MediumAnnieLarson/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/mediumannielarson/ CONTACT MELA We have a website! www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Annie Larson. Original Broadcast: 6.25.21
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June 25, 2021
S3 E13: From Hoodrat to Hippie | A Southern Dialogue with Syrena Pendley
Syrena, the Hoodrat Hippie, has an incredible story of personal transformation and she tells us her story of her addiction to alcohol and subsequent C.C.C.A. Alopecia and the journey to sobriety. She also tells us how she got the name, "Hoodrat Hippie", and we talk tarot and oracle cards! She gives some great advice to new witches, as well as to those starting out with shadow work, and if you're in the Pacific Northwest just WAIT until you hear about her incredible retreat she's offering this August! Oh yeah, she's also a lunar witch. Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST For over 10 years, Syrena struggled with alcoholism and C.C.C.A. Alopecia. Along her journey to find sobriety and grow her hair back she desperately tried EVERYTHING! Diet, Yoga, Meditation, Spirituality...You name it. In the end she was able to grow her hair back 100% naturally! Not only that but she went from being a raggedy little Hoodrat to a FULL-BLOWN HIPPIE! She was able to manifest a 50k per year job, a thriving online business, a booming tarot business and published a book -- ALL DURING THE QUARANTINE! She's here to help, heal, and provide hope; and to show people who look and talk like her that all of this is so much more than "white people shit".  Website: https://www.thehoodrathippie.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/thehoodrathippie YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/hoodrathippie CONTACT MELA We have a website! www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Syrena Original Broadcast: 6.16.21
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June 17, 2021
S3 E12: Crystal, Candle & Color Magick | A Southern Dialogue with Mindy Ruddock
All sorts of magick in this episode y'all! We delve into the world of crystal magick, color magick, and candle magick as well as talk about why witches should care about the chakras. Mindy tells us the best color to wear for public speaking, and gives plenty of witchy wellness tips. This is also the episode that spawned the BB&C t-shirt "Witches Love Jars"!  OUR GUEST Mindy Ruddock is an Intuitive Wellness Coach who loves crystals, meditation and witchy stuff. She uses her background in dance, massage, esthetics, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and martial arts to help her clients find their magic. Mindy is also an intuitive healer and uses her abilities and energy to create self care products for her clients. Mindy is also a regular guest on the Belle, Book & Candle monthly livestream, Broomtalk! A Witchy Livestream. Website: wellnesspathwwc.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/TheWellnessPathCoachingandProducts FB Ladies Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wellnesspathppp CONTACT MELA We have a website! www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle     If you want to check out "Witches Love Jars" merch, here you go: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/22438677-witches-love-jars?store_id=733347 Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Mindy Ruddock RESOURCES Wicca Candle Magick by Gerina Dunwich The Book of Crystal Spells by Ember Grant Original Broadcast: 6.10.21
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June 10, 2021
S3 E11: Practical Tips for Transforming our Money Mindset | A Southern Dialogue with Annette Schmidt
It's money week at Belle, Book & Candle! We talk changing our money mindset, wealth consciousness, and the need for shadow work around money in this episode with Annette Schmidt, a financial life coach. Annette gives some great advice to think about when spending that tax refund or any other windfall of money, as well as practical budgeting advice, intuitive spending tips, and even some ideas for helping kids develop their money mindset as early as 4 years old! Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Annette is a financial life coach, real estate investor, and spiritual junkie with over a decade's worth of experience in the finance industry. She didn't start out as a financially savvy person, in fact it took her years of bounced checks, and paying an umpteen amount in interest and overdraft fees before finally finding financial success by changing her mindset and the way she approached money. In doing so, she's been able to pay off over $40k worth of student loans, $6k worth of credit card debt and started leveraging money to build wealth and create an abundance mindset, including real estate investing- all while making less than $100k/yr.  Now Annette helps other women do the same by teaching them about both the art and science of money so they can break free from stagnant beliefs and money cycles that are no longer serving them allowing them to start creating the financial life of their dreams. Find Annette at www.thefinsavvymom.com FB: facebook.com/groups/financiallysavvymoms IG: instagram.com/thefinsavvymom Podcast: Scared to Savvy (anywhere you listen to podcasts) CONTACT MELA We have a website! www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle     Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Annette Schmidt Original Broadcast: 6.7.21
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June 8, 2021
S3 E10: Manifesting Abundance & Wealth Through Magick | A Southern Dialogue with Morgan Blackman
This episode is about manifesting abundance through magick! It's a money episode, y'all. We talk about the energy of money, the power of vision boards through manifestation magick, limiting beliefs around money, and what keeps people (especially women) from financial freedom. We also delve into candle magick - with a focus on using candle magick for abundance! Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Morgan Blackman is a holistic wealth coach whose mission is to bridge the gap between money and wellness. Her passion is to help millennial women who tend to overspend and avoid their finances become financially confident in making their own decisions in order to live a financially free and abundant life. She strategically help women achieve this through building a magnetic money mindset, gaining power over their financial decisions, and learning how to invest and have their hard-earned money work for them in order to build lasting generational wealth. Find more information at https://www.holisticbucks.com/ Find the free download "Master Your Money Mindset" https://www.holisticbucks.com/resources CONTACT MELA We have a website! www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle     Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Morgan Blackman. RESOURCES House Magic by Ariana Original Broadcast: 6.3.21
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June 4, 2021
S3 E9: Haunted Tales from a Paranormal Investigator | A Southern Dialogue with Martini Martinez
If you're a fan of our paranormal episodes, here's another one for you! Martini and I talk about both of our experiences, including her very first when she was just seven years old! We chat black eyed kids, Martini's scariest paranormal experience, why we think spirits get "stuck" here on the earthly plane and tell lots of stories! Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Martini Martinez has been studying the paranormal since her first experience happened when she was seven years old. She now hosts the podcast Mischief Life where she talks about her experiences, as well as funny stories from her life. You can find Martini at https://mischieflife.buzzsprout.com/ CONTACT MELA We have a website! www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle     Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Martini Martinez. Original Broadcast: 6.2.21
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June 2, 2021
S3 E8: Healing with the Angelic Realm & Angel Magick | A Southern Dialogue with Lexi Endter
Interested in learning more about angels? Did you know that the Angelic Realm can facilitate healing? Celestial Communicator and Angelic Luminary (and Honorary Witch!) Lexi Endter answers all my questions about angels - how to work with them, whether they can hear you if you are speaking to them in your mind, all about our guardian angels and how they relate to reincarnation - as well as the part that angels can play in magick! Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Lexi Endter is a Celestial Communicator and Angelic Luminary who works with the Angelic Realm to facilitate healing, guidance, and Sacred Spaces for inspired souls on their journey to peace. She's closely connected with the Archangels Gabriel and Haniel, the Temple of the Spring Winds in Akasha, and Mother Earth herself. Find the Temple of the Angels on FB: https://www.facebook.com/templeoftheangels/ and on YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKoMPtPrPPFvDEVdoItYG7A CONTACT MELA We have a website! www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle     Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Lexi Endter. Original Broadcast: 5.30.21
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May 31, 2021
S3 E7: Adventures of a Psychic Medium Truck Driver | A Southern Dialogue with Stephanie "Enora" Perez
In today's incredible interview, you'll hear Stephanie "Enora" Perez discuss what it was like to be a young, female truck driver who just also happens to be a psychic medium! Boy does she have some stories, y'all! The first half of our interview is packed full of exciting tales of terror, paranormal activity, and unbelievable events while she was driving a big rig across America. We then discuss being a psychic medium, setting good psychic boundaries, and how we can help our psychic children. Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Enora is many things to include a Psychic-Medium, Trance Channeler, an Angelic Communicator, Ordained Minister with the Universal Life Church, and a Ferrywoman able to feel the presence of oncoming death; thus, guiding the transition of spirit across the veil. Enora was trained as a Reiki Energy Healer and holds several spiritual attunement styles in her field. She performs home and land clearings, utilizing Curanderismo practices, and often utilizes percussion instruments and sound frequencies in healing sessions. Enora has studied Shamanism, Journeying, 5D Quantum Healing, Remote Viewing, EFT Tapping, and has learned to perform psychic surgery to spiritually remove a series of illnesses, and embedded ET implants. Her work as a Psychic Medium is greatly impacted by the mentorship of Veronica Drake, the guidance of Erik Medhus, friendship of Kim Voigt, and the support of many in the spiritual community. She has created a customized learning approach and privately caters one on one to family units with unique abilities. Enora instructs by displaying techniques for spirit interaction, such as establishing boundaries, safe everyday practices, distance healing demonstrations, and assisting in triggering the remembrance of spiritual communication for parents and children alike. Through her work she demonstrates the release of fear based thoughts, and empowers others to engage with spirit. This is often done through monthly Channeling Sessions, Spirit Circles, and Energetic Healing circles. Visit her website at enorascorner.com and you can find her on social media under Enora's Corner or Enora's Corner LLC. CONTACT MELA We have a website! www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle     Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Steph "Enora" Perez. RESOURCES A Book of Pagan Prayer by Ceisiwr Serith Original Broadcast: 5.25.21
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May 25, 2021
S3 E6: Practical Magick from the Good Witch of Hollywood | A Southern Dialogue with Patti Negri
You will not believe the amazing discussion that Patti Negri and I had on this episode. Patti tells us all about her very first seance at age 7 or 8 years old, as well as her experience of coming out of the "broom closet" as an adult! We chat about how she became involved with reality television, dragon magick, practical everyday uses for the elements, her experience with the spirit of Charlie Chaplin on Ghost Adventures AND you'll never believe what happened during a seance at Marilyn Manson's house! Of course, we also talk about her book and so much more. Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Patti Negri is a Psychic-Medium and "Good Witch" best known for her recurring role on the Travel Channel's #1 show GHOST ADVENTURES. She is the international best-selling author of OLD WORLD MAGICK FOR THE MODERN WORLD: TIPS, TRICKS, & TECHNIQUES TO BALANCE, EMPOWER, & CREATE A LIFE YOU LOVE. Patti was voted number one psychic, medium, trance medium, tarot reader, witch / magical practitioner in the world in an Internationally competition by Times Square Press. Patti's body of work includes appearances on such shows as MASTER CHEF, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT and Jeff Lewis' FLIPPING OUT. Patti has a popular weekly podcast called THE WITCHING HOUR and can also be heard on national syndicated radio with Adam Corolla, Jason Ellis, Mancow Muller and Coast to Coast with George Noory. She has graced numerous magazine covers, contributed to over 20 books and conducted seances on radio, film, and TV working with such legends as Emma Stone, Jon Voight, Josh Duhamel, Martin Sheen, Lilly Singh and Gregory Hines. http://www.PattiNegri.com https://witchinghourpodcast.podbean.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Old-World-Magick-Modern-Techniques-ebook/dp/B07Q5B22YS CONTACT MELA We have a website! www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle     Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Patti Negri. RESOURCES Old World Magick For The Modern World by Patti Negri Original Broadcast: 5.20.21
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May 20, 2021
S3 E5: A Witchy Perspective on the Principles of the Kybalion | A Southern Dialogue with Saul Ravencraft
This is Part 2 of our interview with Executive Occultist, Saul Ravencraft! Saul skillfully explains many of the principles from the Kybalion in this episode, and applies them to the witchy life. I have never heard a better explanation and practical application than Saul gives in this episode, so y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Saul is an "Executive Occultist" who provides diversion and escape for people with demonstrations of mind powers, strange tales, and weird artifacts. He tells fortunes and is a true believer in the power of intention. He is a magickal practitioner and a devotee to elemental powers and the seven principles of the Kybalion. You can find Saul at saulravencraft.com as well as on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/S.Ravencraft. Witch Hat Chats: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwkivkmASJNxBYi0jU2hSsQ CONTACT MELA We have a website! www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle     Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Saul Ravencraft Original Broadcast: 5.18.21
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May 18, 2021
S3 E4: Claiming Your Personal Magickal Power | A Southern Dialogue with Saul Ravencraft
It was such a pleasure to speak to Saul for this interview. In Part 1, we discuss personal empowerment - specifically, witchy empowerment - as well as how advertisements play into us not feeling adequate. Saul also introduces us to a few of his weird artifacts, and we chat about manifestation magick. In Part 2, Saul explains many of the principles from the Kybalion and you won't want to miss that. Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Saul is an "Executive Occultist" who provides diversion and escape for people with demonstrations of mind powers, strange tales, and weird artifacts. He tells fortunes and is a true believer in the power of intention. He is a magickal practitioner and a devotee to elemental powers and the seven principles of the Kybalion. You can find Saul at saulravencraft.com as well as on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/S.Ravencraft. Witch Hat Chats: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwkivkmASJNxBYi0jU2hSsQ CONTACT MELA We have a website! www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle     Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Saul Ravencraft Original Broadcast: 5.13.21
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May 13, 2021
S3 E3: Uncomplicating Astrology & The Energy of Planets | A Southern Dialogue with Tam Veilleux
If you've been overwhelmed by astrology, but still drawn to using it in your life, this episode is for you. Tam is an expert in making astrology accessible to everyone. Tam goes over the keywords and energy for 2021 and chats about the three planets that affect us generationally (and how they do that!). We also talk the importance of the North Node, as well as Saturn Returns, Mercury Retrogrades, and so much more! This is THE astrology episode! OUR GUEST Join Tam Veilleux, cosmic pretzel, the lead visionary of the Energy Almanac. Acting as a transformational coach by day, astrology groupie by night. Learn how to shine bright, feel good, and live big with #AppliedAstrology. Sign up for your free report The 6 Important Points In Your Astrology Chart by visiting https://welcome.ly/p/sunmoonsuccess Follow her social media accounts for more visual chatter on the alchemy and strategy of creating change with astrology and energy psychology. @theenergyalmanac www.TheEnergyAlmanac.com and www.choosebigchange.com Buy the 2021 Energy Almanac https://www.amazon.com/Energy-Almanac-Tam-Veilleux/dp/1647753015 Free Astrology Chart at astro-charts.com CONTACT MELA We have a website! www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle     Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173 CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Tam Veilleux Original Broadcast: 5.11.21
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May 11, 2021
S3 E2: Connecting to the Intuitive Voice of the Soul | A Southern Dialogue with Katie Dirkswager
In this episode, we talk about Katie's intuitive soul journey, and how you can tap into your own intuition even if you've been feeling disconnected. We also talk about empaths, oracle cards, womxn's circles, and the witch wound! As always, you'll find practical tips you can start putting to practice in your life today. OUR GUEST Katie Dirkswager is a certified intuitive life and career coach who works with womxn all over the world. She trusted her intuition to move 4000 miles and found her calling helping others deeply connect to their own soul voice and forge their path. She founded Guided Path Coaching, LLC in 2019; has published articles on Thrive Global and leads Soul Sisters Womxn's Meditation and Goddess circles in the Pacific Northwest. Katie's Website: www.guidedpathcoaching.org CONTACT MELA We have a website! www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle     CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Nikki Dirkswager. RESOURCES https://witchunleashed.tumblr.com/post/176740440729/beginner-spell-to-make-your-period-lighter Original Broadcast: 5.6.21
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May 6, 2021
S3 E1: A Book Midwife's Creativity & Spirituality | A Southern Dialogue with Nikki Starcat Shields
It's a new season on Belle, Book & Candle and we've got so many wonderfully insightful guests for you! Today, we've got a witchy guest with us and we have a discussion about creativity and how it relates to spirituality, the importance of daily spiritual practice (and ideas on how to do that!), as well as tips for all of you aspiring writers out there. Nikki is a book midwife and knows quite a bit about getting that story or book out of your heads and onto paper. Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Nikki Starcat Shields is an author, book midwife, and leader of transformational writing retreats. She's also a licensed Pagan priestess. Nikki has had five non-fiction books published so far and is currently writing a contemporary fantasy series. Nikki teaches people to be Thriving Artists, writing their heartfelt books while also nurturing themselves and their creative lives. She lives in Maine and adores reading, cats, and spending time by the ocean. http://www.nikkistarcatshields.com CONTACT MELA We have a website! www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle     CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Nikki Starcast Shields. Original Broadcast: 5.4.21
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May 4, 2021
S2 E30: Music & Nature for Spiritual Connections | A Southern Dialogue with Irminsul
Our guest Irminsul went from being a staunch desert witch in Utah to deeply connecting to the tropical environment of a Pacific Island, and we talk about his experience connecting to the nature and culture of Hawaii. If you've been transplanted into an environment that is different from what you are used to, he's got some great advice for you. The topic of appropriation in these circumstances is also brought up! We also talk about the power of the elements, and his experience as a professional musician and how that relates to his spiritual path. What a wonderful conversation, y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Iminsul is a Scottish-American traditional Witchcraft practitioner, of the Baon Sidhe Clan in the Mountain West. He was born into an LDS community but kicked that path to the curb when he was a teen, and started the dedication process to Initiation in the mid 1980s.  He is also a professional musician; composer, arranger, performer on Celtic Harp, Persian Santoor and keyboards. His current Goddess music project is a two harp and electronics act with harpist Madhavi Infinity, called "Inanna".  Visit soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/user-661394541 CONTACT MELA We have a website! www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle   CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Irminsul RESOURCES Earth Prayers from Around the World edited by Elizabeth Robers & Elias Amidon Original Broadcast: 4.29.21
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April 29, 2021
S2 E29: Tarot, the Moon & Witchy Hazards | A Southern Dialogue with Jen Sankey
Y'all pull up your brooms, we've got a witchy guest with us today! Author Jen Sankey talks to us about the process of creating a tarot deck as well as her own journey with tarot, moon magick, and witchy fire hazards (including Jen's nearly disastrous run-in with wish paper)! I know you won't want to miss this informative and fun episode. OUR GUEST Jen Sankey is a tarot reader, author, crystal healer, Reiki Master, practicing witch, and success manifesting empress with a few other modalities sprinkled on top. She's been slinging cards since she bought a deck with her babysitting money when she was fourteen. Tarot has been a big part of her life ever since. Helping others through tarot and teaching is something Jen loves to be a part of. If not lost in a pile of decks, she's talking to the moon and doing kriyas or lost in a pile of tea leaves. Her new passion is to help people use their magic and the moon’s power to manifest what they want in life! Jen was featured in Esoteric Gazing discussing chakras and tarot, and contributing to the December 2020 and March 2021 issues of The Cartomancer. She will be contributing to The Diviner Life in Jan 2021 discussing self-care and your sun sign. She is also creating her tarot deck, The Stardust Wanderer Tarot, with Seven Stones Publishing. Her website: www.stardustwanderertarot.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/stardustwanderertarot YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5LPMsalEncSGG37DPCV7bg IG: https://www.instagram.com/stardustwanderertarot/ LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stardsutwanderertarot/ She also does weekly readings and chat on Instagram @thecartomancermagazine at 9am pst/12pm est on Mondays CONTACT MELA We have a website! www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle   CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Jen Sankey RESOURCES Crone's Book of Magical Words by Valerie Worth House Magic by Ariana Original Broadcast: 4.27.21
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April 27, 2021
S2 E28: Healing with the Somatic Journaling Method | A Southern Dialogue with Chelsea Quint
Here's the rest of the amazing interview with Chelsea Quint! In this episode, Chelsea goes into detail about her somatic journaling method and the healing that can come by getting your body involved. We also talk about death and dying, and Chelsea introduces me to the app "WeCroak" which of course I've put on my phone! Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Chelsea Quint is a healer, writer, and conscious business mentor helping folx ditch toxic programming so they can live their legacies right here, right now. Check out Chelsea's website at http://chelseaquint.com/ and her podcast is called "Live Your Legacy with Chelsea Quint".    CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle   CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Chelsea Quint. Original Broadcast: 4.22.21
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April 22, 2021
S2 E27: Intuitive Spellwork & Rituals | A Southern Dialogue with Chelsea Quint
There was just SO MUCH great information with our guest today, that I had to break it up into two segments. Today's segment focuses on using our intuition when doing spellwork and rituals instead of focusing on the "recipe". You'll get some great tips and tricks on exactly how to use your intuition in your spiritual practice, so y'all come on in - and don't forget to listen to Thursday's episode with Chelsea as well! OUR GUEST Chelsea Quint is a healer, writer, and conscious business mentor helping folx ditch toxic programming so they can live their legacies right here, right now. Check out Chelsea's website at http://chelseaquint.com/ and her podcast is called "Live Your Legacy with Chelsea Quint". CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Chelsea Quint. Original Broadcast: 4.20.21
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April 20, 2021
S2 E26: The Six Enchantments of a Scottish Mystic | A Southern Dialogue with Jane Hill
Today's conversation revolves around meditation and journeys to the Otherworld, and we have Scottish mystic Jane Hill with us. Join us for a peaceful conversation about the Scottish countryside, the uses of meditation in our lives, and Jane's book Six Enchantments. OUR GUEST Jane Hill is a 62 year old modern mystic, living in the Scottish Borders with her husband and her cat. She is a meditation coach and spiritual coach, helping others to connect with their true, authentic self. She suffered in earlier years with anxiety and panic attacks and her meditative journeys to the Otherworld helped and still help her to manage these. She has recently published her first book, Six Enchantments, short stories or meditations to help readers find peace and calm in their life. Jane's website: www.amethystliving.co.uk Find Six Enchantments by Jane Hill on Amazon. You can join Jane's Facebook Group, Secret Meditation Garden, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSecretMeditationGarden CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Jane Hill. RESOURCES A Mindful Evening by David Dillard-Wright, PhD Original Broadcast: 4.15.21
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April 15, 2021
S2 E25: Comedy & Cannabis | A Southern Dialogue with Shawn Wickens
Comedian Shawn Wickens and I chat about the importance of comedy, especially in difficult times. He's one of the hosts of the Stoner Morning Show, so I ask a few questions about cannabis. He shares with us the origin of Gratitude Calls, as well as his newest comedy show, "The Best Ten Minutes of My Life" available on Spotify. There's some tarot talk in there too!  Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Shawn Wickens is a Cleveland-born, NYC-based comedian/renaissance man and retired New York City window cleaner. He's self-published some books over the years, and has created (what some might say are) some very unusual and unique artistic projects. Check him out at shawnwickens.com. Stoner Morning Show: www.stonermorningshow.com/ Gratitude Calls: http://gratitudecalls.com/ Listen to "The Best Ten Minutes of My Life": https://open.spotify.com/album/1MUEHIxxGdKlVVPbRaZiWP?si=lHHvvGYASdGzs4dwCBX6ZA CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Shawn Wickens. Original Broadcast: 4.13.21
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April 13, 2021
S2 E24: Herbalism from a Forest Witch | A Southern Dialogue with Deb Accuardi
It's Green Witchcraft month, and we've got Herbalist and Forest Witch Deb Accuardi with us for this great episode about herbalism, gardening, plant allies and developing relationships with plants and the land. We also discuss ways to involve children in herbalism and green witchcraft, as well as chat about fire cider and other tonics, tinctures and teas! Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Deb Accuardi is an herbalist, forest witch and teacher living at the base of Mt Hood in Oregon. In her business, Chicken Coop Botanicals, she creates tinctures, salves and other remedies to heal the body physically and emotionally. At the Moon and Seed School of Herbalism she teaches you the tools to do this yourself with devotion to the plant world. Visit www.chickencoopbotanicals.com to learn more or visit www.moonandseed.org for more information about the Moon and Seed School of Herbalism and the classes Deb teaches. CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Deb Accuardi. RESOURCES Garden Witch's Herbal by Ellen Dugan Llewellyn's 2018 Magical Almanac (Earth Beat by Monica Crosson pg. 18) Original Broadcast: 4.8.21
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April 8, 2021
S2 E23: The Green Witch
Are you a green witch? We'll go through a list of some common practices of a green witch, as well as chat a little bit about a witch's garden, herbs, connecting to the land, and using essential oils and flower essences in your practice. The theme for April 2021 is Green Witchcraft, so I hope you enjoy the various interviews and offerings around the them this month! CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. RESOURCES https://naturallymodernlife.com/what-is-a-green-witch/ Earth Prayers From Around the World edited by Elizabeth Roberts & Elias Amidon Garden Witch's Herbal by Ellen Dugan Green Witchcraft - Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft by Ann Moura Blackthorn's Botanical Magic by Amy Blackthorn Rosemary Gladstar's Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/mountainroseherbs Herbal Jedi's Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCiB2VwnJoPDDq26pB7y4H8g Bach's Flower Remedies: bachremedies.com Desert Alchemy Flower Essences: desert-alchemy.com/ Lotuswei: lotuswei.com Original Broadcast: 4.6.21
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April 6, 2021
S2 E22: Horror ASMRtist & Swedish Witch | A Southern Dialogue with Magic Frigren
Our creative and inspirational guest today is Swedish author, artist and witch Magic Frigren. She explains ASMR, and how she became an "ASMRtist" when she started her own horror ASMR Youtube channel called the "Secret Doll Society". She invites us into the world of the Secret Doll Society and her alter ego, "Magick".  We also chat about the relationship between creativity and spirituality and she tells us about her life as a Swedish witch. Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Magic is a Swedish author and artist, born in 1991. She is currently published in Sweden, but that will change this year. She loves storytelling in all different formats - fiction, comics, animation and film making. On the YouTube channel the "Secret Doll Society", she creates videos that mix many different elements: stop motion animation, acting, ASMR, horror, mystery and often humor. She makes all the dolls herself and uses her channel to create her own fictional universe. Magic is an eclectic witch and feels that creativity is very connected to spirituality. Creativity is about creation and she believes the inspiration to create is what keeps the universe going and growing. The Secret Doll Society can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSecretDollSociety Check out her personal channel as well, where she often talks about witchcraft and occult topics: https://www.youtube.com/user/missmagicgirltv CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Magic Frigren. RESOURCES The Spells Bible by Ann-Marie Gallagher "Firestone Spell" Original Broadcast: 4.1.21
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April 1, 2021
S2 E21: Tarot & Divination | A Southern Dialogue with Tatiara
Tarot & divination, shadow work, being grounded before and after ritual, and even toxic positivity - these are all topics of discussion in today's episode with tarot reader, Tatiara!  OUR GUEST Tatiara has been reading tarot cards for 30+ years. She was gifted her first tarot deck at age 15. She truly loves reading for people, and especially enjoys the current online format. She has worked at Renaissance Festivals since 1996. In addition to working at Penny Goody’s tarot reading booth and then at her rhythmic ribbon booth where she demonstrated ribbon dancing, she also starred as the fairy princess in the family fantasy stage show “Dragon Scales and Faerie Tales,” with her husband, Albion. They have performed at Renaissance Festivals, state and county fairs, and other outdoor events around the country. Tatiara now does online tarot readings full time, and you can book an appointment with her at tarotwithtatiara.com. Also check out Pagan World here: http://paganworld.co/ CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Tatiara. Figure out your personal Tarot Birth Cards: https://labyrinthos.co/blogs/learn-tarot-with-labyrinthos-academy/how-to-calculate-your-tarot-birth-card-plus-short-birth-card-meanings-infographic Original Broadcast: 3.30.21
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March 30, 2021
S2 E20: Four Pillars of Fitness & Sacred Sexuality | A Southern Dialogue with Maggie Dong
Fitness encompasses not only the physical, but the mental, emotional and spiritual as well. Join me as we discuss with our guest, Maggie Dong, tips and tricks to creating a life of fulfillment focusing on all four pillars of fitness. We also discuss spirituality in our everyday lives, including sacred sexuality! Y'all come on in, you won't want to miss this one! OUR GUEST Maggie Dong is a podcaster, fitness & life coach, and universal channeler who helps people master their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual fitness, so they can raise their consciousness and live with fulfillment. Maggie's Podcast, "Mind Muscle Enlightenment": https://maggie.libsyn.com CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Maggie Dong. Original Broadcast: 3.25.21
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March 25, 2021
S2 E19: Intuitive Eating & Self Discovery | A Southern Dialogue with Karlee Welder
What does intuition have to do with our eating habits? Karlee talks us through the concept of intuitive eating; listening to our body tell us what to eat, and how much to eat. We also talk about self love, getting to know yourself, and finding your life purpose, and breaking from societal and childhood programming to live your best life. Y'all come on in! OUR GUEST Karlee Welder is your no-bullshit coach! She is a Holistic Coach and Nutritionist. She helps souls shatter society's expectations and un-normalize the noise around them to start embodying their truth as their testimony to experience fulfillment in life, relationships, and source of income. Using her signature methodology, The Synergistic Effects, through workshops, programs and 1:1 coaching, she supports, guides, and teaches souls how to break through their programming and step outside of their comfort zone to evolve into a higher consciousness level ~ raise their frequency, so that they can achieve all their goals, desires, and dreams while being in alignment with who they are. Karlee is on a mission to help as many souls as she can step into their worthiness and live a life that they truly deserve! Karlee's website: www.koachkarlee.com Free Health Check-In Free Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reigniteyourpurposeandfindfulfillment CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Send me a voice message here: anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Karlee Welder. Original Broadcast: 3.23.21
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March 23, 2021
S2 E18: Get Mindful Y'all! | A Southern Dialogue with Shirley Blanch
If you've been wondering how to incorporate mindfulness into your everyday life, Shirley gives some great tips and tricks for both adults and children in this episode! For those who want to know WHY, we also talk about the why of mindfulness - why should we care, why does it work? Let's get mindful, y'all! OUR GUEST Shirley Blanch is a UK based mindfulness coach, meditation teacher, healer, speaker and co-host of the Mindfulness Café podcast. She works with adults and young people in educational, corporate and private settings and has appeared as an expert guest on BBC radio. She specializes in encouraging people to incorporate mindfulness easily into their everyday lives if they don't want to meditate and teaches meditation to those who wish to do so. You can find the Today is going to be Awesome! Intention Setting Journal and Planner on Amazon. Check out her website at www.getmindful.co.uk, and listen to her podcast The Mindfulness Cafe. CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Send me a voice message here: anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Shirley Blanch. Readings from A Mindful Evening by David Dillard-Wright, PhD Original Broadcast: 3.18.21
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March 18, 2021
S2 E17: Celebrating Ostara, the Spring Equinox
Blessed Ostara, witches! Spring Equinox in 2021 arrives on March 20th this year, and this episode gives some background to the celebration as well as practical tips and ideas on celebrating not only for yourself, but some family ideas as well. I'd sure love to have some of y'all click that voice message link and let me know how you've celebrated this holiday in the past, or plan on celebrating this year. Y'all come on in! CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Send me a voice message here: anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. RESOURCES Ancient Ways; Reclaiming Pagan Traditions by Pauline Campanelli Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials: Ostara Earth Magic; a Wisewoman's Guide to Herbal, Astrological & Other Folk Wisdom by Claire Nahmad A Book of Pagan Prayer by Ceisiwr Serith Original Broadcast: 3.16.21
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March 16, 2021
S2 E16: Naturopathic Healing & Intuition | A Southern Dialogue with Dr. Serena Goldstein
Dr. Serena is our guest in this episode, and she delves into the topic of listening to our physiological intuition to give us information about what our body, mind and soul needs. She believes there is a deep connection with our soul that needs to be addressed, and often there is a deeper meaning to physical symptoms or disease. She gives practical advice for accessing that intuition, as well as offering insight into her own personal journey to where she is today as a naturopathic doctor. My favorite bit of advice from Dr. Serena? To "take responsibility for your shit!"  OUR GUEST Dr. Serena Goldstein is a Naturopathic Doctor who works with people to bring order to chaos, trust their intuition, and engages with them using everything from conventional and natural medicine to dreams, astrology, and past lives. While she does believe there is a mind- body connection, she also believes there is a soul piece that begs to be discussed, as even sometimes physical symptoms may have a much deeper meaning than just a pathway gone wrong. Dr. Serena is primary care trained and has an extensive psychology background, allowing her to incorporate her knowledge and understanding of the human body along with observing how her patients talk about their life to help them understand that what's happening internally is what's happening externally. She will then work with lifestyle changes, nutrition, homeopathy, herbs, astrology, and the laws of nature & ancient medicine perspectives to create long-term success where her patients can learn to trust themselves, their body, and feel like they'll always know what to do. Check out "5 Everyday Tips to Strengthen Your Body's Intuition" www.drserenagoldstein.com/intuition Contact Dr. Serena if you're interested in scheduling a complimentary 20 minute phone call at www.drserenagoldstein.com/  CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Send me a voice message here: anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Dr. Serena Goldstein. Original Broadcast: 3.11.21 JMDIYGrQLq5cBsvnUyl4
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March 11, 2021
S2 E15: Psychic Protection & Healing from Trauma | A Southern Dialogue with Thomas Mooneagle
If you're interested in the why's and how's of psychic protection, this is your episode. Thomas Mooneagle and I also discuss trauma and how confronting soul loss can bring healing, fear shaming, curses and the relationship between quantum physics and magick - and more! OUR GUEST Thomas Mooneagle is a shamanic practitioner, artist, author, Reiki master, and teacher. He is a Sifu of Southern Chinese Tai Chi. His journey started with an interest in divination, then progressed into various forms of meditation. While still in his teens, he began studying and practicing Tai Chi. He's studied various esoteric practices and holistic approaches to self empowerment. Currently he is working towards certification in Chi Kung. He has two Youtube channels: one focused on Tai Chi and Chi Kung and the other focused on spiritual healing. He is the author the book Drumming Down the Runes: Walking the 24 Roads, and he is the creator of meditation album Cords of Light. Contact Thomas through his website www.thomasmooneagle.com. CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Send me a voice message here: anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Thomas Mooneagle. RESOURCES Earth Medicine by Jamie Sams Original Broadcast: 3.9.21
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March 9, 2021
S2 E14: Mesmerism, Ideomotor Response & Magick | A Southern Dialogue with Lance Baker
Lance Baker found his gifts of healing through healing himself of nearly a decade of debilitating migraines. Not only does he share with us his journey of personal healing in today's episode, but offers insight into the world of mesmerism and hypnosis and how it relates to our own witchy practice. We discuss parts therapy, mesmerism's link to magick, as well as the ideomotor response and it's link to pendulum use, automatic writing and the ouija board. Y'all come on in and let Lance inspire you, he certainly has inspired me! OUR GUEST Lance Baker is an Australian healer who runs Branches of Healing, where he uses his gifts of energy healing and hypnotherapy. He is a teacher,  Reiki Master, and host of the podcast, Akasha Talks. He came to be a healer by accident after a painfully long personal healing process. You can find more information about Lance and Branches of Healing, as well as book an appointment, on his website branchesofhealing.com.au/. CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Send me a voice message here: anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Lance Baker. Original Broadcast: 3.4.21
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March 4, 2021
S2 E13: Ten Tips to Manage Pandemic Stress & Anxiety
March 2021 is Wellness Month here at Belle, Book & Candle and I've got some amazing guests through the month, but to start us off, I'm going to give you 10 tips for managing your stress and anxiety especially during this coronavirus pandemic. Y'all come on in, let's take a little pause, breathe, and perhaps you'll find a tip that resonates with you! If you're interested in the group hypnosis videos I've started to post, you can find those on my 3 Rays of Light Youtube channel. CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Send me a voice message here: anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. RESOURCES A Book of Pagan Prayer by Ceisiwr Serith A Mindful Evening by David Dillard-Wright, PhD www.thetappingsolution.com CDC Website Original Broadcast: 3.2.21
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March 2, 2021
S2 E12: Ghostly Storytelling | A Southern Dialogue with D.C. O'Rourke
Master storyteller D.C. O'Rourke, host of Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal, is here with us to take you on a journey of chilling experiences both personal and from legend. We also tackle the idea of how hauntings begin, and how we can protect ourselves. OUR GUEST Denny O’Rourke, or DC as he is known professionally, is an acclaimed ghost storyteller who’s been chasing after ghosts his entire life. When he isn’t telling stories he is researching and investigating the paranormal. He’s also the host of Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal where he tells haunting tales from across the world. Check out DC's Link Tree here to find him on social media, as well as links to all the platforms where you can find his podcast. CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Send me a voice message here: anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, DC O'Rourke. Original Broadcast: 2.25.21
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February 25, 2021
S2 E11: Angels Are My Friends | A Southern Dialogue with Patty Holmes
Y'all, hearing about Patty's first-hand account of her harrowing migration to America while crossing the desert pregnant, and the difficulty that faced her as she took care of herself and her two daughters, was nothing short of amazing. She credits angels helping her along the way, and told me from the beginning of our contact, "Angels are my friends." As you listen, you will have no doubt that they truly are her friends! Join us for another Southern Dialogue interview! OUR GUEST Patty Holmes is a Mexican-American woman that migrated to the United States 21 years ago. She crossed the desert pregnant, and had to work hard, with the help of angels along the way, to obtain the American Dream. She is the author of an inspirational book written in Spanish and soon to be translated in English called "Un Sueño sin Fronteras", or "A Dream Without Borders". Follow Patty on Instagram! You can purchase Patty's book in Spanish from Amazon, if you're looking for the English version, she hopes to have that out sometime this year! CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Send me a voice message here: anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Patty Holmes. Original Broadcast: 2.23.21
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February 23, 2021
S2 E10: Star People Encounters & Supernatural Entities | A Southern Dialogue with Marianne
Marianne was 18 months old when she had her first remembrance of contact with star people, what some might term aliens. We talk about her many encounters with star people, and all the incredibly insightful information they passed on to her as well as delve into topics such as shadow people, black eyed kids, and the succubus & incubus. Marianne has an amazing podcast called Walking the Shadowlands. Please join us! OUR GUEST Marianne has always been a creative person. Whether that is with traditional art, or the performing arts, doing voice-over work for radio promotions in the USA or advertisements for radio – it is something that has always been a part of her life. Marianne is a published illustrator, and is also an author of a children’s story that she is currently working on illustrating. She spent most of her early working career as a nurse, both in public and in private hospitals throughout New Zealand.  Spiritually, she has always had an absolute fascination for all things that go bump in the night, or haunt your dreams. For the unknown, the unexplained, and the paranormal. This started from a very young age, when she had her first experiences with UFO’s, Star People, and Earth Spirit, that are ongoing to this day. Marianne is a spiritual sensitive and has had many experiences with the unseen realms here on this planet. She is not shy about speaking out about her UFO & Star People encounters. So she considers herself very fortunate to be able to combine her love of doing voice work, with her experiences throughout her life in her podcast show Walking the Shadowlands. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/walkingtheshadowlands/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/shadowlands10 FB: https://www.facebook.com/WTShadowlands CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Send me a voice message here: anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Marianne Coleman. Original Broadcast: 2.18.21
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February 18, 2021
S2 E9: Paranormal Investigation with the Ghost Biker | A Southern Dialogue with Miranda Young
Paranormal investigation fans, this is the episode for you! The Ghost Biker chats about her haunting experiences while filming her web series, Ghost Biker Explorations - from sleeping alone in a haunted penitentiary, to locating a troop train accident site off the side of a road, and experiencing what some call the "most evil house in America". Learn why the historical background and stories are just as important to her as the haunting itself. Lots of personal experiences, memorable interactions, and even some advice about your own paranormal investigation! She also talks to us about her art, which includes an amazing spiritual gift of being able to draw recognizable people by connecting to the spirits! Wow! OUR GUEST Better known as The Ghost Biker, Miranda Young is a female paranormal investigator and historian from Tennessee that rides her motorcycle to different haunted and historic locations around the country. Miranda documents the history, her travels and paranormal investigations on her popular web series - Ghost Biker Explorations. The web series is self produced and just wrapped up the 3rd season. Miranda is currently filming and working on Season 4, which will drop in October 2021. Along with being a paranormal investigator, Miranda is also an artist and photographer. If you're interested in seeing her work or catching up on the past seasons of her web series, you can do this by going to www.ghostbikerexplorations.com or on Facebook or YouTube under Ghost Biker Explorations, as well as on Instagram under Runaway_Vixen CONTACT MELA Facebook & Instagram @bellebookcandlesc Youtube under Belle, Book & Candle Send me a voice message here: anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Become a patron www.patreon.com/bellebookcandle Or, if you'd rather, you can buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Miranda Young. Original Broadcast: 2.16.21
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February 16, 2021
S2 E8: Practical Love Magick
Love magick - should you or shouldn't you? In this episode, we'll talk about practical love magick including it's dangers. Love magick is powerful, we've all heard stories, and before you engage in love magick (or any magick!) it's a good idea to figure out your personal spellcasting ethics; I've got some advice in that regard. I also go over how to make a love magick poppet from start to finish! CONTACT MELA Facebook | Instagram | Youtube  | Email Send me a voice message on Anchor here - it might just be used on a future podcast! Become a patron at BB&C's Patreon. Or, if you'd rather, you can buy me a coffee! CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 2.11.21
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February 11, 2021
S2 E7: Crystals, Tarot & Unicorn Magic | A Southern Dialogue with Pamela Chen
Time for some unicorn magic, y'all! We talk tarot, crystal magic, and Pam's "Hogwart's Meets Harvard" approach to business offered through the High Magic Certification and Business Course. OUR GUEST Pamela Chen is the creator of the self published Crystal Unicorn Tarot, Witchling Academy Tarot, Owl Tarot, and the author of the Enchanted Crystal Magic: Spells, Grids, & Potions to Manifest Your Desires coming soon to Llewellyn Worldwide. She is a mindset, energy, and quantum wealth coach for spiritual entrepreneurs, high achieving leaders, and change seekers. She helps her clients claim a life of flow, not hustle, that allows them to create space and time in their lives to enjoy their financial achievements through following magic and guided inspiration. When Pamela is not guiding her clients through a magical experience, she loves to read paranormal romance, play with her chickens, and eat spicy Cheeto puffs. Contact Pamela Chen at pamela@magicalpam.com and check out Bit.ly/hmpcert for her High Magic Certification and Business Course. ---------------------------- CONTACT MELA Facebook | Instagram | Youtube  | Email Send me a voice message on Anchor here - it might just be used on a future podcast! Become a patron at BB&C's Patreon. Or, if you'd rather, you can buy me a coffee! Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Pamela Chen. Original Broadcast: 2.9.21
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February 9, 2021
S2 E6: Love Languages to Love Yourself!
You may be familiar with the 5 Love Languages Dr. Gary Chapman made famous, but have you ever considered using these love languages to better love YOURSELF? Come on in, and let's talk about practical ways to love yourself according to your own love language. - Words of Affirmation - Acts of Service - Receiving Gifts - Quality Time - Physical Touch Don't know what your love language is? There's an online test here: https://www.scienceofpeople.com/love-language-quiz-list/ CONTACT MELA Facebook | Instagram | Youtube  | Email Send me a voice message on Anchor here - it might just be used on a future podcast! Become a patron at BB&C's Patreon. Or, if you'd rather, you can buy me a coffee! CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 2.4.21 EPISODE RESOURCES The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman www.5LoveLanguages.come Blackthorn's Botanical Magic by Amy Blackthorn The Modern Witchcraft Book of Love Spells by Skye Alexander
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February 4, 2021
S1 E13: A Witchy Winter Solstice
How can we, as pagans, celebrate Yule / Winter Solstice? That's what this episode is all about. Using a lot of my own traditions, along with some traditional old and new ideas, hopefully you'll get some fresh insight on your own celebration coming up this month! Contact Me Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all!   Email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 12.17.20 Reposted: 2.3.21 Resources for December 2020's Episodes-- Yule: A Celebration of Light & Warmth by Dorothy Morrison https://fellowshipandfairydust.com/2018/11/26/the-battle-of-the-oak-and-holly-kings/ https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-rome/saturnalia https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/ancient-medieval/christianity/a/roman-culture https://aminoapps.com/c/pagans-witches/page/blog/sunwait/MQdW_bnETku7ZYXvwbXPkbd6pJnovnmgbEZ https://templeofathena.wordpress.com/2011/12/18/io-saturnalia-a-ritual/ http://www.heathenhof.com/continuing-vantljusstaken-light-anticipation-candlesticks/ https://www.learnreligions.com/about-yule-rituals-2562970 https://www.sunset.com/lifestyle/wellness/winter-solstice-rituals-nature https://thegreenparent.co.uk/articles/read/ten-ways-to-celebrate-yule Little Bear’s Winter Solstice https://vimeo.com/115095512 Yule Tree Blessing https://www.teriannestarot.com/blessing-yule-tree/
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February 4, 2021
S2 E5: Switched On! Learning | A Southern Dialogue with Clare Ford
Our guest for this episode of "Southern Dialogue" brings you Clare Ford, from Kent, UK, who has created an online curriculum for children, teens AND parents that target intellectual, emotional, AND spiritual needs. It's called the Switched ON! Academy, and available all over the world online. We tackle how to keep our children "switched on" learners, discuss issues in schooling, and get some great advice and insight about the benefit of reaching children with not only the basics of education, but with ways to raise their emotional quotient, and allow them a way to connect to spirituality. About Our Guest Clare is an author, speaker, coach, healer, tutor and parent who is passionate about ensuring that children and teens are "switched on" learners, accessing their natural gifts, abilities and talents to unlock their true potential and live purposefully.  As an expert educator and award-winning wellbeing entrepreneur, Clare combines her unique skill set to support families around the world.  Clare has seen first-hand the emotional damage that the education system is inflicting on children and young people, stifling their emotional and spiritual growth and causing mental illness, anxiety, depression and suicide. Her passion and enthusiasm to get children and young people motivated, switched on and learning has been the catalyst for developing the Core, Clever and Quantum Curricula.   As a sought-after energy healer and teaching mentor, Clare combines her practical, organized approach with a range of wellbeing and spiritual tools to help people see and reach their true soul's potential. Her past battles with depression and later work-related anxiety in mainstream education have inspired her to innovate and create Switched On, combining education, wellbeing and spirituality for a truly immersive and inspirational learning experience. Clare is often invited to speak on radio shows, summits and industry events. Contact Clare at clareford68@gmail.com and visit Switched ON! Academy at www.switchedonglobal.com ------------------------- Contact Mela Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL to send me a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all!   Email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Clare Ford. Original Broadcast: 2.2.21
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February 2, 2021
S2 E4: Magic Everyday | A Southern Dialogue with Kaí Henderson
Kaí (Cole) Henderson is our super magical guest for this episode of Southern Dialogue! She is a tarot reader and designer, as well as co-founder of the Our Daily Magic podcast and website. Her inspirational way of looking at creating magic in every aspect of her life will encourage you to do the same! We talk self-love, intuition, as well as her love of tarot and her process of creating tarot decks. I am fascinated by her Badass Baby Unicorn deck. Contact Kaí at www.ourdailymagic.com and you can purchase her tarot decks at https://www.etsy.com/shop/OurDailyMagic.  Contact Mela Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL to send me a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all!   Email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Kaí Henderson. Original Broadcast: 1.26.21
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January 26, 2021
S2 E3: Hypnosis for Healing | A Southern Dialogue with Neoshi Green-Kebreau
Spirit attachments removed during hypnosis. Finding one's life purpose. The importance of intuition. Healing the hurts of the past. We talk about all of this and more with hypnosis practitioner, Neoshi Green-Kebreau, so y'all come on in! Neoshi Green-Kebreau is a Hypnosis Practitioner who works with women (and a few brave men) who're on a deep spiritual journey to heal their soul, breakthrough blockages, and align with their divine purpose. She has conducted sessions in-person as well as remotely for clients all over the U.S., Canada, India, Europe, and Africa.  Contact Neoshi at neoshihypno.com or email her at neoshihyno@gmail.com. Wondering what a hypnosis session with Neoshi looks like? You can see snippets of her sessions here (shared with her client's permission). Contact Mela Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all!  Email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Neoshi Green-Kebreau. Original Broadcast: 1.20.21
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January 21, 2021
S2 E2: Pagan Path & Practice | A Southern Dialogue with Lady Ketha
Our special guest today is Ann Marie, known also by her magical name of Lady Ketha. Lady Ketha leads The Sacred Well in the Columbia-Midlands area. You can contact her through Facebook at The Sacred Well. If you are interested in the pagan training classes that Lady Ketha and I teach, here are the links! Walking a Pagan Path (Basic Course) (FREE) Our next 12-week cycle begins Feb 15, 2021. Following  Pagan Path (Level 2) ($14.99) This 13-week cycle begins Feb 17, 2021. CONTACT MELA Facebook | Instagram | Youtube  | Email Send me a voice message on Anchor here - it might just be used on a future podcast! Become a patron at BB&C's Patreon. Or, if you'd rather, you can buy me a coffee! CREDITS My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest, Lady Ketha Original Broadcast: 1.10.21
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January 11, 2021
S2 E1: A Look at 2021's Energy
This is my psychic intuitive look ahead at all 12 months of 2021 using two oracle card decks; Energy Oracle & Moonology decks. A summary of 2021's energy would be: Love - Open the Door - Almost There - Change Your Thoughts - Save Money - Set Boundaries - I am Love - I give Love - Door Slam, Step Back - It's Ok, Drink Some Water - Listen to your Intuition - The Raw, Bold, Authentic You. Contact Me Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all!  Email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 1.4.21 Resources for this Episode: https://www.theempoweryourselfproject.com/essential-oil-recipes-heal-yourself The Book of Crystal Spells by Ember Grant Enchantments: 200 Spells for Bath & Beauty Enhancements by Edain McCoy Moonology Oracle Cards by Yasmin Boland Energy Oracle Cards by Sandra Anne Taylor
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January 4, 2021
S1: E12 Pagan Origins of Christmas
In this episode, we'll delve into the origins of Christmas and other winter holidays as well as where the Yuletide symbols we see during this time come from. Contact Me Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all!  Email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 12.16.20 Resources for December 2020's Episodes-- Yule: A Celebration of Light & Warmth by Dorothy Morrison https://fellowshipandfairydust.com/2018/11/26/the-battle-of-the-oak-and-holly-kings/ https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-rome/saturnalia https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/ancient-medieval/christianity/a/roman-culture https://aminoapps.com/c/pagans-witches/page/blog/sunwait/MQdW_bnETku7ZYXvwbXPkbd6pJnovnmgbEZ https://templeofathena.wordpress.com/2011/12/18/io-saturnalia-a-ritual/ http://www.heathenhof.com/continuing-vantljusstaken-light-anticipation-candlesticks/ https://www.learnreligions.com/about-yule-rituals-2562970 https://www.sunset.com/lifestyle/wellness/winter-solstice-rituals-nature https://thegreenparent.co.uk/articles/read/ten-ways-to-celebrate-yule Little Bear’s Winter Solstice https://vimeo.com/115095512
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December 16, 2020
Bonus: Empath 101
Hey y'all! Through my business, 3 Rays of Light, I teach a lot of general resilience and spirituality classes. One series I've been teaching is called Tuesday Talks, and I wanted to share the audio from this particular class called Empath 101, as I feel it would be useful for my fellow empathic witches.   The audio & video recording of this class is available on 3 Rays of Light's Facebook Page, if you're a visual learner and want to see the slideshow as well as hear the audio, click here. Special thank you to those who attended this class live, everyone is always so gracious about allowing me to record my classes with their participation! Resources & Further Reading Discover Your Psychic Type by Sherrie Dillard The Psychic Pathway by Sonia Choquette, Ph.D. LIghtworker and The Lightworker’s Source by Sahvanna Arienta The Empath’s Survival Guide by Judith Orloff Old Souls: The Sages and Mystics of Our World by Aletheia Luna Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing by Mateo Sol http://www.keirbradycounseling.com/empath-and-absorbing-other-peoples-emotions/ http://www.aimeecartier.com/44-signs-you-are-an-empath.html https://thriveglobal.com/stories/12-balancing-ways-how-to-protect-yourself-as-an-empath-2/ https://www.gaia.com/article/being-an-empathic-warrior-self-care-and-protection-for-empaths https://strengthessence.com/empath-protection-tools/
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October 24, 2020
S1 E11: Symbols & Your Samhain Altar
There are many symbols associated with Halloween and witches, so let's find out where those associations may have come from along with how you might be able to use them for your Samhain altar! Don't forget, if you want to hear some southern creepy tales of ghosts and supernatural happenings, tune in on my Facebook page on Thursdays in October at 9pm EST for the Facebook Live storytelling session! Contact Me Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all!  Email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 10.15.20 Resources A Witch's Halloween by Gerina Dunwich Halloween by Silver Ravenwolf
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October 15, 2020
Bonus: The Great Carbuncle by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pull up a chair and hear the story of The Great Carbuncle, the first story that is said to contain reference to a "Jack-o'lantern".  The Great Carbuncle by Nathaniel Hawthorne was first published in 1837. It is in public domain. 
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September 26, 2020
S1 E10: Hallowe'en Legends & Lore
My favorite time of the year quickly approaches, and with it, Halloween. We witches tend to call it by the more ancient name, Samhain. Join me as I discuss various legends, lore and superstitions from around the world that are tied into the celebration of Halloween. Don't forget, if you want to hear some southern creepy tales of ghosts and supernatural happenings, tune in on my Facebook page on Thursdays in October at 9pm EST for the Facebook Live storytelling session! Contact Me Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all!  Email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 9.23.20 Resources A Witch's Halloween by Gerina Dunwich Earth Magic: A Wisewoman's Guide to Herbal, Astrological & Other Folk Wisdom by Claire Nahmad The Good Spell Book by Gillian Kemp Ancient Ways: Reclaiming Pagan Traditions by Pauline Campanelli Halloween by Silver Ravenwolf
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September 24, 2020
S1 E9: Nightmares
Nightmares, night terrors and things that go bump in the night! We are coming to the close of our month of Sleep Magick & Dreams, y'all come on in! Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 7.23.20 Resources Dream Interpretation for Beginners by Michelle Simmons & Chris McLaughlin Everyday Magic: Spells & Rituals for Modern Living by Dorothy Morrison Crone’s Book of Magical Words by Valerie Worth https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201311/five-steps-conquering-nightmares https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/south-carolina/gullah-culture-boo-hags-sc/ http://www.lowcountryweekend.com/do-this-if-a-boo-hag-haunts-you-from-the-old-city-jail/ https://occult-world.com/nightmare/ https://www.pitt.edu/~dash/nightmare.html
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July 23, 2020
S1 E8: Psi Dreams & Dream Experiments
Y'all come on in, I'm discussing psi dreams (psychic or paranormal dreaming), as well as some experiments you can do alone or with friends to practice psi dreaming! Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 7.16.20 Resources: The Dream Sourcebook by Phyllis R. Koch-Sheras, Ph.D & Amy Lemley www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/10-dreams-that-changed-the-course-of-human-history.html www.luciddreamleaf.com/blogs/dreaming/6-famous-people-inspired-by-dreams
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July 16, 2020
S1 E7: Interpreting Dreams
We continue to talk about sleep magick and dreams, and this episode is all about the symbols used in dream interpretation. Y'all come on in! Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 7.10.20 Resources: Sweet Dreamer by Lori Reid The Dream Sourcebook by Phyllis R. Koch-Sheras, Ph.D & Amy Lemley Dream Interpretation for Beginners by Michelle Simmons & Chris McLaughlin The Modern Witchcraft Grimoire: Your Complete Guide to Creating Your Own Book of Shadows by Skye Alexander www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/dream-about-teeth-falling-out This has an in-depth technique for dream incubation: trans4mind.com/jamesharveystout/dream-4.htm
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July 10, 2020
Bonus: 4th of July
Special thanks to Ann Marie for her contributions to this bonus episode. 4th of July Prayer is from A Book of Pagan Prayer by Ceisiwr Serith Skillet Strawberry Bourbon Cobbler with Layered Cream Cheese Biscuit recipe: https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/skillet-strawberry-bourbon-cobbler/?fbclid=IwAR3JttnTE3Qoim9H-NXUOieI0DmG-bIp255mT5sMF2AidlciWVuRawEl64Q As always, thank you to my husband Randy for his contributions to the intro and outro of the episode. Y'all be blessed! Original Broadcast: 6.4.20
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July 4, 2020
S1 E6: Sleep Magick & Dreams
This month we'll be talking about sleep magick and dreams, and this first episode of the month is meant to give a basic introduction to sleep, dreaming, and how we can begin to use magick for better sleep and beyond. Y'all come on in! Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 7.2.20 Resources: www.verywellmind.com/facts-about-dreams-2795938 Sweet Dreamer by Lori Reid www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/dream-saved-man-titanic-fate-2047790 The Spells Bible by Ann-Marie Gallagher Everyday Magic by Dorothy Morrison Scottish Witchcraft & Magick by Raymond Buckland Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham The Modern Witchcraft Grimoire by Skye Alexander The Book of Crystal Spells by Ember Grant Crone’s Book of Magical Words by Valerie Worth
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July 3, 2020
S1 E5: Summer Solstice Y'all!
Our theme for the month of June 2020 is "Midsummer", and in this episode you'll get some background as well as tips, spells, recipes and general information about celebrating the upcoming Summer Solstice on June 20th. Y'all come on in! Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 6.10.20 Resources: Spell Crafts: Creating Magical Objects by Scott Cunningham & David Harrington Llewellyn's 2018 Magical Almanac Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic by Scott Cunningham Crone’s Book of Magical Words by Valerie Worth Earth Magic: A Wisewoman’s Guide to Herbal, Astrological & Other Folk Wisdom by Claire Nahmad Green Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft by Ann Moura The Book of Crystal Spells by Ember Grant
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June 10, 2020
S1 E4: Moon Magick Basics
Moon phases can be a boon to your magick, if you know how to harness the power of the moon! Let's discuss what energy each phase of the moon holds, as well as special lunar events like blue moons, black moons, and eclipses. I'll give you some examples of spells you can use to create some powerful moon magick! Y'all come on in! Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Original Broadcast: 5.21.20 Resources: Moon Magic: Your Complete Guide to Harnessing the Mystical Energy of the Moon by Diane Ahlquist Earth, Air, Fire & Water by Scott Cunningham Crone’s Book of Magical Words by Valerie Worth Earth Magic: A Wisewoman’s Guide to Herbal, Astrological & Other Folk Wisdom by Claire Nahmad Green Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft by Ann Moura Grimoire for the Green Witch by Ann Moura The Modern Witchcraft book of love spells by Skye Alexander Enchantments: 200 Spells for Bath & Beauty Enhancement by Edain McCoy Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic by Amy Blackthorn The Book of Crystal Spells by Ember Grant https://themagickalpath.com/2019/06/14/lunar-phases-magick-and-the-moon/
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May 21, 2020
S1 E3: Poetry Put Me in the Mental Hospital - (My Story Part 2)
Hey y'all! Let's continue the story, and move into my adulthood. All the trauma from my childhood was catching up to me, and I ended up in the deepest, darkest mire you could imagine. It took a lot to get out, and now I intend to help others do the same. Content Warning: Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Self-Harm, Suicide Discussion - This is not a pleasant story y'all, but it's MY story, and someone needs to hear it. Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits Thank you to my momma who contributed to this episode. Special Guest "Bark" from Rick'O'Shay, my mother's 3 legged cancer-survivor dog. My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Poems are from the book, Tyranny of Hope, by Pamela Borawski Original Broadcast: 5.17.20
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May 17, 2020
S1 E2: Surviving My Early Years - (My Story Part 1)
Hey y'all! This week, I begin my personal story of my life and how I was able to heal from the trauma and abuse of my past. There are tidbits of my mother's story as well, as my story and hers are very much intertwined. We'll talk about what makes a cult, as I explain what life was like growing up in the fundamentalist cult my family belonged to. This answers the question of where I came from, and what made me who I am today; a proud pagan minister and southern witch unashamed of my path and with a life's goal to facilitate healing in hurting people. Next week, the story will continue! Content Warning: Rape, Incest, Abuse - This is not a pleasant story y'all, but it's MY story, and someone needs to hear it. Because of the topics covered, I've marked this explicit. Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits Thank you to my momma, dad, and husband who contributed to this episode. My dad wrote the lyrics to the song we sing at the beginning, the whole song is at the end after the goat! Poems are from the book, Tyranny of Hope, by Pamela Borawski Cult checklist can be found here. Original Broadcast: 5.14.20
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May 14, 2020
S1 E1: Paganism, What's That All About?
In my first podcast, I talk about some basics of paganism. We'll touch on some basic beliefs, where the term comes from, and whether all pagans are witches, so please join me! Send me a voice message on Anchor here, or use this URL https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/message Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, y'all! You can email me at bellebookcandlesc@gmail.com. If you'd like to become a patron and support the work of Belle, Book & Candle, check out my Patreon. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and includes access to a small but growing Discord chat community to further support you on your path. Credits Thank you to Ann Marie & Alley who contributed to this episode. Original Broadcast: 5.8.20
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May 14, 2020
Welcome to Belle, Book & Candle
Welcome to Belle, Book & Candle! Let me introduce myself, and tell you a little about what to expect!
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May 5, 2020