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The Science Witch Podcast

The Science Witch Podcast

By Anjel and Iris
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 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 1, 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 8, 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 6, 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/
01:06:40
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!
42:46
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!
34:28
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
53:22
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!
55:31
April 6, 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.
32:12
March 22, 2020