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The Science Witch Podcast

The Science Witch Podcast

By Anjel and Enku
The Science Witch Podcast is a podcast for witches who love science. Each episode will explore the many ways in which witchcraft and science interface, intersect and affirm one another.
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Episode 30: Reproductive Rights and Witches
In this episode, Enku and Anjel talk about their time visiting one another in the Southeast, getting to meet Seba the Southern Fried Witch and Anjel talks about her time spent visiting New Orleans with their partner. They then chat a little bit about Enku’s herbal product’s business Goat and Thistle, which is a podcast sponsor. Towards the later half of the show, they discuss the recent assault on reproductive rights by the Supreme Court’s draft decision to repeal Roe vs Wade. They also talk about how witches have a long history of being the guardians of the sacred knowledge of birth and death and why it is so important for witches to advocate for reproductive rights.  Show Notes:  http://www.sciencewitchpodcast.com/2022/05/13/episode-30-reproductive-rights-and-witches/
44:54
May 14, 2022
Wild Witches 9: CUUPs Presentation
In this episode from the Wild Witch series, Enku shares a presentation he did on Pagans for his local UU Chapter.  For show notes: http://www.sciencewitchpodcast.com/2022/05/04/wild-witches-9-cuups-with-enku/
18:18
May 05, 2022
Episode 29: Flower Essences from the Witch's Garden with Nicolas Pearson
In this episode, Enku and Anjel invite repeat guest to the show, Nicolas Pearson, to talk about his new book Flower Essences from the Witch's Garden: Plant Spirits in Magickal Herbalism. In this discussion, we talk about the intersections between flower essence and science, as well as the numinous quality to this powerful healing modality. We also chat a lot about our love affair with flowers and how the making of flower essences can be employed to deepen your own practice and appreciation of flowers. Before we get to the interview, we talk about new additions and updates to our Patreon page. Show Notes found here: http://www.sciencewitchpodcast.com/2022/04/22/episode-29-flower-essences-from-the-witchs-garden/
57:43
April 23, 2022
Episode 28- Lucid Dreaming Magick
In this episode, Enku and Anjel discuss strategies for implementing a lucid dream practice and how to incorporate it into your witchcraft practice. They talk about different ways to increase lucidity in your dreams, ways to use lucid dreaming to speak to ancestors, deities or loved ones who have passed on, and the current science and study of lucid dreaming.  They also discuss That Witch Life Mini Con and also new additions to Pateron.  Show Notes available here: http://www.sciencewitchpodcast.com/2022/03/13/episode-28-lucid-dreaming-magick/
56:34
March 14, 2022
Bonus Episode- Who's in Bloom- Daffodil with Enku
This is a sample from our exclusive Patreon mini series, Who's in Bloom, which you can listen to for only 1 dollar per month. In this bonus series, Enku and Anjel explore the science and magic of flowers in bloom in their respective regions of North America. For this episode we are sharing on our main feed, Enku talks about the goofy, early spring bloomer, daffodil. We also wanted to share our statement with solidarity with Ukraine, and an episode on Sunflowers will be upcoming in this series.  We hope you enjoy this bonus episode, and will check us out on Patreon 
13:24
March 02, 2022
Episode 27: Mardi Gras Magick with Kai
Anjel and Enku interview one of their long time friends, Kai, a musician, artist and performer who lives in New Orleans about traditions and magick of Mardi Gras. Before that we talk about Pateron, and That Witch Life Mini con.  Show Notes: http://www.sciencewitchpodcast.com/2022/02/28/episode-27-mardi-gras-magick-with-kai/
01:06:34
March 01, 2022
Episode 26: Hoodoo Science and Magick with That Hoodoo Lady
Enku and Anjel interview That Hoodoo Lady about Hoodoo, how it is for everyone, what Hoodoo entails in her practice, and how the Bible was used in Hoodoo practice. Before we get to the interview, we talk about new additions and updates to our Patreon page. This episode is sponsored by That Witch Life Mini Con  Show Notes  https://www.sciencewitchpodcast.com/2022/02/02/episode-26-hoodoo-science-and-magick-with-that-hoodoo-lady/
01:08:25
February 03, 2022
Wild Witches Episode 8- Astrology 101
For this Episode, Anjel shares audio from an online Zoom class they taught on Astrology for the Wild Witches Year and a Day final class for this cycle. In this episode, they discuss the basics of Astrology from the planets to the signs to the house and touch briefly on aspects and how to read and interpret your own natal chart. Before the episode, Anjel remarks on the 1 year anniversary of the Jan 6th Insurrection and talks a bit about new updates to the Pateron.  Show Notes available here Science Witch Podcast on Redbubble Science Witch Podcast on Etsy Science Witch Podcast on Itunes Kofi
57:22
January 08, 2022
Episode 25: The Sociological and Ecological Fitness conferred by the Holiday Spirit
Enku and Anjel discuss the holiday spirit and the fitness conferred by reciprocity and generosity in sociological and ecological contexts. We also discuss the Mari Lwyd and give updates to our Pateron.  Our Kofi Pateron  Redbubble Etsy  Show notes can be found here: http://www.sciencewitchpodcast.com/2021/12/22/episode-25-the-sociological-and-ecological-fitness-conferred-by-the-holiday-spirit/
54:60
December 23, 2021
Episode 24: The Tenacious Unicorn Ranch
In this episode Enku and Anjel interview Penny and Jay from the Tenacious Unicorn Ranch, a trans and queer haven in rural Westcliffe, Colorado where LGBTQIA+ individuals can escape the cis/het world, surrounded by hundreds of cute fluffy animals including alpaca and gorgeous views of majestic mountains and rolling hills. Before the interview, we talk briefly about the latest updates to the Patreon page. Special thanks to our episode sponsors,  Goat and Thistle. Show notes: http://www.sciencewitchpodcast.com/2021/12/08/episode-24-the-tenacious-unicorn-ranch/
01:01:22
December 09, 2021
Wild Witches 7: Dungeons and Dragons and the Satanic Panic at Orycon 2021
For this episode in the Wild Witch Series, Anjel share a recording from a presentation on Dungeons and Dragons and the Satanic Panic presented at Orycon 2021 with the help of their spouse, Puppy and their friend Sean. Content warning for descriptions of child abuse and language association with sexual abuse as well as mentions of child abuse and rape. Mind you that next to none of the allegations turned out to have any validity but I wanted to mention this incase any of our listeners are sensitive to this sort of topic, so listener discretion is advised. In this episode we discuss the history of the Satanic Panic and how it intersected with the fantasy tabletop role playing game Dungeon and Dragons, and how this continues to have reverberations even today. For the extended discussion check out our Pateron . Science Witch Podcast on Etsy Science With Podcast on Redbubble Science Witch Podcast on Itunes Show notes available on our website: http://www.sciencewitchpodcast.com/2021/11/27/wild-witches-episode-7-dungeons-and-dragons-and-the-satanic-panic-at-orycon-2021/
43:47
November 27, 2021
Episode 23: The Science and Magick of Crystals with Nicolas Pearson
In this episode, Enku and Anjel have a lovely conversation with author and healing crystal expert, Nicolas Pearson about the scientific theories behind crystal healing and also some ideas for increasing the potency of your crystal magick practice. Show notes can be found here: http://www.sciencewitchpodcast.com/2021/11/22/episode-23-the-science-and-magick-of-crystals-with-nicolas-pearson/ Check us out on Pateron!
01:05:58
November 23, 2021
Wild Witches Episode 6: Furry and the Occult with Triad Fox
For this episode in the Wild Witch Series, Anjel share a recording from a presentation on Furry and the Occult at Biggest Little Fur Con, in Reno Nevada this past October with their partner, Triad Fox. In this presentation we discuss the history of anthropomorphic deities and share mythology and iconography of anthropomorphic deities in several pantheons across human history including Khemetic, Vedic and Pre-Christian Europe. We then open up the discussion and invite participants to consider the idea that furry can have a spiritual dimension and discuss ways in which creativity found in the fandom is an expression of divinity. We have included audio from the discussion part as well as the presentation file over on our Pateron for free, so if you are interested in hearing the extended discussion and seeing the artwork of the deities we discussed, check out the Science Witch Podcast on Pateron Show notes available on: http://www.sciencewitchpodcast.com/2021/11/07/wild-witches-episode-6-furry-and-the-occult-with-triad-fox-at-blfc2021/
01:00:15
November 08, 2021
Wild Witches Episode 5: Sourdough and Ancestor Veneration at the Witches Faire and Gathering
In this episode in the Wild Witch series, Anjel shares a recording from the Witches Faire and Gathering on Oct 30, 2021 they presented on using sourdough in ancestor veneration practice. They share information about their own ancestor veneration practice, ideas about reparations towards indigenous people, and gives tips about how to feed and bake with sourdough. Show notes available at: http://www.sciencewitchpodcast.com/2021/11/06/wild-witches-episode-5-sourdough-and-ancestor-veneration-at-the-witches-faire-and-gathering/
42:35
November 07, 2021
Episode 22: Sourdough as a practice for the ancestors and Lugh the Celtic God of everything
In this episode, Enku and Anjel try out a new episode format wherein we teach each other about different topics the other researches. Anjel talks about sourdough and how to tie it to ancestor practice. Enku share’s myths and analysis about the Celtic God Lugh. Show notes located at  http://www.sciencewitchpodcast.com/2021/10/10/episode-22-sourdough-and-lugh/
57:16
October 11, 2021
Wild Witches Episode 4- Green Witchcraft
In this next part of the Wild Witches series, Enku, Monica and I talk about plants in magick and discuss a few that are special to us that we use in our own craft. I discuss mug wort, then we have guest slides from Kelly which Enku helps to teach about chamomile, calendula, comfrey, and Monica discusses elderberry and marshmallow. We also talk about tulsi, mimosa and various mint. This class also is associated with a powerpoint presentation that you can access via our Patreon for free to anyone. Show notes available here: https://www.sciencewitchpodcast.com/2021/09/16/wild-witches-episodes-4-green-witchcraft/
01:01:45
September 17, 2021
Episode 21: Water Witchcraft with Annwyn Avalon
In this episode, Anjel interviews Annwyn Avalon, author of Water Witchcraft and Way of the Water Priestess. We talk about water witchcraft, water magick movies, and ways you can honor and protect the waters. Show Notes:  http://www.sciencewitchpodcast.com/2021/08/24/episode-21-water-witchcraft-with-annwyn-avalon/ If you have any questions or comments please let us know at questions@sciencewitchpodcast.com
01:10:22
August 24, 2021
Episode 20: It's all coming up Roses!
In this episode, Enku and Anjel discuss Roses, the biology and history of these iconic flowers, magical associations, how roses have been used as symbols throughout history and even some ways to incorporate roses into your kitchen witchery and spell work. At the end of the episode, we host a promo for one of our favorite fellow witchy podcasts: That Witch Life. Check out our Pateron if you would like to support us and get cool SWP stuff, including stickers and teas. Show notes can be found here.
40:10
August 02, 2021
Episode 19: Big Tree Energy
In this episode, we welcome Enku to the show as a co-host, and talk about big trees, the ones we’ve visited, how they were important to us personally in our practice, and how they’ve influenced cultures all over the world. We also talk about seeking out big trees, share some stories of specific big trees and also how you can help save big trees. We also discuss new updates to the Patreon, including rewards that Enku will be contributing through his herbal products business, Goat and Thistle. /////// Show Notes are available on our website:  https://www.sciencewitchpodcast.com/2021/06/26/episode-19-big-tree-energy/
55:05
June 26, 2021
Wild Witches- Episode 3: Jungian Archetypes
In this episode, Enku and Anjel discuss the work of Carl Jung and how his concept of Archetypes has influenced current thought and practice in astrology and Tarot.  Show Notes: The Gateway: The Teal Swan Story Freud and Jung Letters The Red Book - A window into Jung’s dreams Red Book on Thrift Books Van Gogh immersive experience The Witch Wave Herb Crafter’s Tarot Altered Carbon Carl Jung Tarot Cards Provide Doorways to the unconscious and even a way to predict the future The Visionary Mystical Art of Carl Jung Wild Witches year and a day The Pagan World
52:50
June 11, 2021
Episode 18: Interview with Seba, The Southern Fried Witch
In this episode, Anjel interviews Seba from the Southern Fried Witch Podcast. We talk about being a witch in the Deep South, the challenges and deep magick that comes from the land down home and how podcasting has changed her perspective on the craft. Before the interview, Anjel makes an amendment to her previous episode on houseplants, shares updates on the Pateron, and makes an exciting announcement about a new co-host joining the show, Enku!  Thanks to our episode sponsor Cricket and Iris Botanicals Show notes The Dark side of our Houseplant obsession The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast- Episode 87 – Voluptas! That Witch Life Podcast Pagan sues Panera Bread Company alleging religious discrimination New Orleans Cemetery Tours  Crescent City Conjure  The Southern Fried Witch- Episode 7: Hound Dogs in Tree Sweet Thing by Van  Morrison 
01:15:53
May 18, 2021
Wild Witches Episode 2- Heathenry
In this conversation we discuss the Heathen community in the PNW, the 9 noble virtues of Heathenry as well as the challenges People of Color have faced when identifying with a religion that has been co-opted by white nationalist. It’s an important and fascinating conversation that I felt very honored to facilitate and get to share with y’all now over this RSS feed. This conversation also features questions and experiences with Heathenry from Moondancer and Enku from the previous Wild Witch episode as well as some great input from David who is a practicing Heathen. Content warning: mentions of alcohol and drinking. Show Notes////// Wild Witches Year and A Day community Heathens of the PNW Heilung Wardruna Eric the Red: The Viking Adventurer The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology The 9 Noble Virtues of Heathenry Historical European Martial Arts Joey’s Band- Endelos If you have any question, thoughts, or feedback, we’d love to hear from you! Send questions to questions@sciencewitchpodcast.com and we’ll follow up and, with your permission, share it on an upcoming episode. Also… please follow us, share this episode out, give us a fabulous rating and let others know about what we’re up to so we can keep growing this sweet little community of ours!
01:32:31
May 06, 2021
Episode 17: Here's to you Dr. Wolverton, we all love your plants
In this solo episode, Anjel does a deep dive into houseplants and speaks about a cherished science mentor that made them the science witch they are today. Also discussed in this podcast is some liturgy about Ninkasi as well as updates to the Pateron. Before the interview, I talk about new additions and updates to our Patreon page. Special thanks to our episode sponsors, Cricket and Iris Magical Botanicals. Plants Clean Air and Water for Indoor Environments Dr. Wolverton’s environmental consulting company- Wolverton Environmental How to Grow Fresh Air by Bill Wolverton Problematic House Plant Names What's in a Name? Why We Won't Use T. zebrina's Common Name How to make an easy macramé plant sling Beginners Guide to Houseplants by Beverly Hill Houseplants that Heal by by J W Adams Citations:  Giese, M., U. Bauer-Doranth, C. Langebartels and H. Sandermann, Jr., 'Detoxification of formaldehyde by the spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum L.) and by soybean (Glycine max L.) cell suspension cultures,' Plant Physiology, 1994, 104:1301-1309.  Orwell, Ralph L., et al. "Removal of benzene by the indoor plant/substrate microcosm and implications for air quality." Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 157.1-4 (2004): 193-207. Ege, Markus Johannes, et al. "Prenatal exposure to a farm environment modifies atopic sensitization at birth." Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 122.2 (2008): 407-412. Gehring, Ulrike, et al. "Beta (1--> 3)-glucan in house dust of German homes: housing characteristics, occupant behavior, and relations with endotoxins, allergens, and molds." Environmental Health Perspectives 109.2 (2001): 139. Shoemaker, Candice A., et al. "Relationships between plants, behavior, and attitudes in an office environment." HortTechnology 2.2 (1992): 205-206. Wolverton, B. C. How To Grow Fresh Air, Penguin Books, New York, 1997 Wolverton, B. C., Rebecca C. McDonald, and E. A. Watkins. "Foliage plants for removing indoor air pollutants from energy-efficient homes." Economic Botany38.2 (1984): 224-228.
32:08
April 29, 2021
Episode 16- Reclaiming the Colorado with John Mahkewa
In this episode, Anjel interviews John Mahkewa, Hopi Elder, Permaculture consultant and water defender about his project the Yuma Convergence and his efforts to help restore the Colorado River. In this conversation, John shares stories of his indigenous traditions and how we can heal our own relationship with the earth and waters. Before the interview, I talk about new additions and updates to our Patreon page. Special thanks to our episode sponsors, Cricket and Iris Magical Botanicals. Show Notes Grace Chapella- John's Grandmother and famous Hopi ceramic artist Permaculture Principles Sturgeon on the Colorado Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
54:48
April 23, 2021
Wild Witches Episode 1- Drawing Down the Moon
I wanted to post this conversation between myself and two of my favorite witches, Moondancer and Enku from our Wild Witches Year and a Day class as a bit of lagniappe for y'all listeners. In this discussion we talk about several topics around witchcraft traditions discussed in the book Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler and go on to discuss other topics such as witchcraft traditions, and even talk about QAnon and the Tarot is a closed practice debacle. If you have any thoughts, comments or questions about this or want to let me know your listening out there, free free to email me at questions@sciencewitchpodcast.com Show Notes Wild Witches Year and a Day Community. MW Margaret Murray: What Science Calls Nature and Religion Calls God Isobel Gowdie Raven Grimassi No Tarot is not a closed practice TikTok Witches Hexing the moon The SOS in my Halloween Decorations A Thread on the Wild Witches Year and a Day community that links all the traditions and groups discussed in the book and where they are today
01:14:33
April 07, 2021
Episode 15: #WitchesGettinVaccinated
For this episode, I have a conversation with fellow Science Witch, Kat Borealis of the Borealis Meditation podcast. In our conversation, we discuss how her geological studies intersect and affirm her spirituality, and then discuss the COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to combat misinformation in the spiritual community about these vaccines. We introduce the hashtage #WitchesGettinVaccinated and invite anyone out there listening to use it in their social media platforms to support vaccine and science literacy. Before the interview, I talk about new additions and updates to our Patreon page. Special thanks to our episode sponsors, Cricket and Iris Magical Botanicals. ////////////// Show Notes Stop AAIP Hate Keep a watch on our FB page and I will be posting the pressed cherry blossoms to mail out to people who make a 15 USD minimum donation to Stop AAIP Hate. Do trees talk to each other? Starhawk responds to negative comments about her getting vaccinated Unlocking the potential of vaccines built on messenger RNA Timberwars podcast series If you have any question, thoughts, or feedback, we’d love to hear from you! Send questions to questions@sciencewitchpodcast.com and we’ll follow up and, with your permission, share it on an upcoming episode. Also… please follow us, share this episode out, give us a fabulous rating and let others know about what we’re up to so we can keep growing this sweet little community of ours!
01:18:17
April 02, 2021
Episode 14- Women's movement and Witchcraft with Phaedra Bonewits
Happy 1 year anniversary to the start of the Science Witch Podcast! For our 14th episode, Anjel interviews pagan elder in the witchcraft and neopagan community, Phaedra Bonewits. In our conversation we discuss the women’s spirituality movement and its influence on witchcraft and what important lessons Phaedra would like younger witches to know about this important time in our collective her-story. We also talk a bit about modern expression of witchcraft and how the neopagan community needs to evolve to encompass all gender diversity, as well as share some interesting anecdotes about her late husband, Isaac Bonewits. Our Pateron Our Episode Sponsors: As Above Wild Witches of the Willamette Wild Witches Year and a Day class Mastering Witchcraft by Paul Huson A discussion on Baby Witches on The Seeking Witchcraft Podcast Waking the Witch by Pam Grossman Missing Witches Episode on Zea Budapest Real Magic: An Introductory Treatise on the Basic Principles of Yellow Magic
01:22:56
March 20, 2021
Episode 13- Interview with Oz; The intersections between Paganism and Science Fiction
Show Notes: Show notes: Oberon Zell Ravenheart  Documentary  Drawing down the Moon by Margot Adler, 2005 edition Occult America: White House Seances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation Stranger in a Strange Land Grey School of Wizardry Altered Carbon American Gods The Expanse Strange Angel Our Sponsors: As Above Salem Our Pateron
01:13:14
March 01, 2021
Episode 12- Interview with Roady the Wayward Dragon: Chaos Magick, Autism, and Nostalgiamancy
Welcome to the 12th episode of the Science Witch Podcast! In this episode, Anjel interviews Roady the Wayward Dragon about Chaos Magick, the role of neurodivergence in magick, and how he practices his Nostalgiamancy. Before the interview, I talk about new changes the podcast as well as new additions and updates to our Patreon page. Special thanks to our first official episode sponsors, As Above, LLC. Facebook @as.above.salem Instagram @as_above_salem ////////////// Show Notes Pokemancy ////////// If you have any question, thoughts, or feedback, we’d love to hear from you! Send questions to questions@sciencewitchpodcast.com and we’ll follow up and, with your permission, share it on an upcoming episode. Also… please follow us, share this episode out, give us a fabulous rating and let others know about what we’re up to so we can keep growing this sweet little community of ours!
46:05
February 12, 2021
Episode 11- Frankincense, Myrrh, and other resins for your sacred smoke practice with Amy Blackthorn
Welcome to the eleventh episode of the Science Witch Podcast! In this episode, Anjel interviews Amy Blackthorn of Blackthorn’s Botanicals and they talk about how to respectfully and thoughtfully develop your own smoke cleansing practice, as well as information about the history of two resins that have important significance to the ancient word and modern witchcraft: frankincense and myrrh. Amy also talks about her upcoming new book project and shares some wisdom and insight in working with these plant allies in a myriad of ways beyond just smoke cleansing. At the end of the episode Anjel shares a remembrance of their friend, Richard Stratton, who passed away early in December, and reads a brief poem that he had written. Show Notes Sacred Smoke: Clear Away Negative Energies and Purify Body, Mind, and Spirit Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic: The Green Witch’s Guide to Essential Oils for Spellcraft, Ritual & Healing Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews: Herbal Potions, Magical Teas, and Spirited Libations Fred Soll Incense
38:19
January 18, 2021
Episode 10: Mycorrhizal Magick
Welcome to the tenth episode of the Science Witch Podcast! In this episode, Anjel does a deep dive into a top near and dear to their heart: mushrooms! Anjel has a masters degree in biology, with an emphasis on mycology, and their graduate research was on ectomycorrhizal fungi. ////////////// It is important that we acknowledge the fact that Portland, Oregon is located in the traditional homelands of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Watlala Bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other indigenous nations who made their homes along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. It is our intention in recognizing these communities to honor their lives, their legacies, their elders, their descendants, and the vibrancy and importance of their ongoing work—and to stand in solidarity with them at every opportunity.
30:12
December 27, 2020
Episode 9: Essential Oils
Welcome to the ninth episode of the Science Witch Podcast! In this episode, Anjel and Iris explore essential oils, inspired by an episode of the Netflix docuseries Unwell, which takes an unflinching look at current wellness trends. Learn about how witchcraft intersects with the scientific validation of aromatherapy, and how not to get caught up in a multilevel marketing company, also referred to as a pyramid scheme. We also talk a bit about what’s happening in Portland and the world more broadly. See full show notes below! If you have any question, thoughts, or feedback, we’d love to hear from you! Send questions to questions@sciencewitchpodcast.com and we’ll follow up and, with your permission, share it on an upcoming episode. Also… please follow us, share this episode out, give us a fabulous rating and let others know about what we’re up to so we can keep growing this sweet little community of ours! Black Lives Matter Show Notes Unwell on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81044208 Breitenbush Hot springs: https://breitenbush.com/ Opal Creek Wilderness: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/willamette/recarea/?recid=4211 Shellburg Falls: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/oregon/shellburg-falls-trail Organizations to Donate to Oregon Wildfire relief: https://oregoncf.org/oregon-wildfire-relief-recovery/ Clackamas County deputy placed on leave after sharing antifa wildfire rumors in online video: https://www.opb.org/article/2020/09/12/clackamas-county-antifa-rumor-sheriff-deputy-leave/ Resources about Ancient Egyptians and essential oil use: https://deathscent.com/2016/09/08/the-fragrance-of-the-soul-olfaction-death-in-ancient-egypt-religion-egypt-part-iii Why Essential Oils Were Important to Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs: https://utamaspicebali.com/essential-oils/why-essential-oils-were-important-to-ancient-egyptian-pharaohs/ Validation of Aromatherapy: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/aromatherapy-do-essential-oils-really-work Study with Lavender: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3612440/ Essential Oils can cause allergic reactions: https://www.livescience.com/52080-essential-oils-science-health-effects.html Green Witchcraft: A Practical Guide to Discovering the Magic of Plants, Herbs, Crystals, and Beyond by Paige Vanderbeck: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/green-witchcraft-paige-vanderbeck/1135782358 Essential Oil Vendors The Raven’s Wing Magickal Company: https://theravenswing.com/ Essential Trading Post: https://www.essentialtradingpost.com/ SensibleRemedies: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SensibleRemedies?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=725493830 Windy Farms Lavender Essential Oil: https://windyhillslavender.com/ The Lavender Shop: https://www.thelavendershop.org/ ////////////// It is important that we acknowledge the fact that Portland, Oregon is located in the traditional homelands of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Watlala Bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other indigenous nations who made their homes along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. It is our intention in recognizing these communities to honor their lives, their legacies, their elders, their descendants, and the vibrancy and importance of their ongoing work—and to stand in solidarity with them at every opportunity.
38:27
November 08, 2020
Episode 8: Composting Magic with Worms + Portland Update
Welcome to the eighth episode of the Science Witch Podcast! In this episode, Anjel and Iris share all kinds of goodness on the magic of composting with worms, how you can take more control of both your food and waste stream—and how microorganisms may just be the magical entities that will save us all. We also talk a bit about what's happening in Portland and the world more broadly in terms of both the Movement for Black Lives, including Black Lives Matter. See full show notes below! If you have any question, thoughts, or feedback, we’d love to hear from you! Send questions to questions@sciencewitchpodcast.com and we'll follow up and, with your permission, share it on an upcoming episode. Also... please follow us, share this episode out, give us a fabulous rating and let others know about what we're up to so we can keep growing this sweet little community of ours! Our show notes are packed with goodness here! https://www.sciencewitchpodcast.com/2020/09/12/episode-8-composting-magic-with-worms-plus-portland-update/
49:12
September 13, 2020
Episode 7: Resilience Witchcraft with Fermentation
Welcome to the seventh episode of the Science Witch Podcast! In this episode, Iris rejoins Anjel to talk about resilience witchcraft with fermentation and taking greater control of our food supplies. We also talk a bit about what’s happening in Portland and the world more broadly in terms of both the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the Movement for Black Lives, including Black Lives Matter. If you have any question, thoughts, or feedback, we’d love to hear from you! Send questions to questions@sciencewitchpodcast.com and we’ll follow up and, with your permission, share it on an upcoming episode. Also… please follow us, share this episode out, give us a fabulous rating and let others know about what we’re up to so we can keep growing this sweet little community of ours!
46:16
August 06, 2020
Episode 6: Appreciation vs. Appropriation
Welcome to the sixth episode of the Science Witch Podcast! In this episode, Anjel talks with Solomon on the topic of cultural appreciation vs. cultural appropriation, specifically in the realms of witchcraft, Paganism and the furry fandom. See full show notes below! If you have any question, thoughts, or feedback, we’d love to hear from you! Send questions to questions@sciencewitchpodcast.com and we’ll follow up and, with your permission, share it on an upcoming episode. Also… please follow us, share this episode out, give us a fabulous rating and let others know about what we’re up to so we can keep growing this sweet little community of ours! Show Notes The Fandom Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv0QaTW3kEY Harvest Moon Howl Fest https://twitter.com/hmhowlfest Jame Arthur Ray, and the Spiritual Warrior Sweat Lodge Tragedy (mentioned by Solomon) https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/arizona-sweat-lodge-james-arthur-ray-sedona-police-documentary-a9483406.html Inciting a Riot – Yes this is our paganism http://www.incitingariot.com/2020/06/yes-this-is-our-paganism-llewellyn.html Washington tribal leader barred from entering Supreme Court hearing for wearing traditional headdress https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/414278-washington-tribal-leader-barred-from-supreme-court-hearing-for That Witch Life: Episode 40: Glamour Magick With Chaweon Koo https://thatwitchlife.com/2020/07/06/episode-40-glamour-magick-with-chaweon-koo/
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July 28, 2020
Episode 5: The Magick of Mead with Lilly Weichberger of Oran Mor Artisan Mead
Welcome to the fifth episode of the Science Witch Podcast! In this episode, Anjel talks with Lilly Weichberger of Oran Mor Artisan Mead—a family and friends run business in Roseburg, Oregon with a deep dedication to community. If you have any question, thoughts, or feedback, we’d love to hear from you! Send questions to questions@sciencewitchpodcast.com and we’ll follow up and, with your permission, share it on an upcoming episode. Also… please follow us, share this episode out, give us a fabulous rating and let others know about what we’re up to so we can keep growing this sweet little community of ours!
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June 25, 2020
Episode 4: Kombucha Alchemy
Welcome to the fourth episode of the Science Witch Podcast! In this episode, Anjel shares information and insights on how brewing this amazing fermented tea has helped to manage their stress levels and bring magick into their life during a global pandemic. If you have any question, thoughts, or feedback, we’d love to hear from you! Send questions to questions@sciencewitchpodcast.com and we’ll follow up and, with your permission, share it on an upcoming episode. Also… please follow us, share this episode out, give us a fabulous rating and let others know about what we’re up to so we can keep growing this sweet little community of ours!
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June 20, 2020
Episode 3: Interview with Lupa
Welcome to the third episode of the Science Witch Podcast! Anjel enjoys a great conversation with Lupa about the joy and importance of citizen science and how to stay connected to—or even deepen our relationship with—nature, even during the current global pandemic. Tune in for inspiration, insights and cozy conversation—and then please get in touch to tell us what you loved and what you’d like to learn more about. Also… please follow us, share this episode out, give us a fabulous rating and let others know about what we’re up to so we can keep growing this sweet little community of ours! Show notes: thegreenwolf.com thetarotofbones.com iNaturalist – app: https://www.inaturalist.org/ https://www.nationalgeographic.org/idea/citizen-science-projects/ Phenology: https://www.usanpn.org/ https://www.usanpn.org/natures_notebook
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May 13, 2020
Episode 2: Local Food in a Global Pandemic
Welcome to the second episode of the Science Witch Podcast! Anjel and Iris have a guest this time and we talk about the dramatically increasing interest in gardening, urban foraging and local food systems more generally with Cricket, a fellow queer witch and plant enthusiast. Tune in for inspiration, insights and cozy conversation—and then please get in touch to tell us what you loved and what you’d like to learn more about. Also… please let others know about what we’re up to so we can grow this sweet little community of ours!
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April 06, 2020
Episode 1: Introducing the Science Witch Podcast
In this episode, you'll meet the hosts and learn about how to survive the global pandemic with science and witchcraft.
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March 22, 2020