May 30, 2023


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A Little Bit Culty

I Was a Child Bride: Dr. Tamara MC on the Language of Manipulation (Part 1)

When she was only 12-years-old, Dr. Tamara MC had a secret wedding ceremony in the middle of the night. Shrouded in pitch black and with no one present but her new husband, a much older man who could supposedly guide her to the kingdoms of knowledge and heaven, this night further cemented Tamara’s place in a highly abusive religious cult. Above all else, men wielding black leather whips forced females to surrender their “nafs”—the Arabic word for “self.” As she put it in an article for Mother Well Mag, the girls in that cult “didn’t know where [their] bodies stopped and the perpetrators' bodies began.”

Now, Tamara has earned a Ph. D. in Applied Linguistics, specifically studying how language can be used to manipulate vulnerable populations. She advocates against gender-based violence and has written prolifically about the nightmarish experiences that punctuated her youth, d0ing as much as she humanly can to prevent this from happening as frequently in the future.

Episode available since May 29, 2023

Herbal Radio

The Importance of Herbal Events | Featuring Jesse Wolf Hardin

Jesse Wolf Hardin joins us for a very special podcast episode with Thomas Dick, to discuss the importance of in-person herbal events. The timing couldn’t be more perfect as many herbal events are taking place throughout the country. Wolf poetically describes the tradition and range of herbal events as well as how to choose which herbal event is best for you. Perhaps most touching, Wolf reminds us that herbal events are a space of holding community, sharing knowledge, forming support systems, and building your plant loving family. Whether you’re new to herbal events or a seasoned veteran, be prepared to be inspired by the potential of attending an in-person herbal event this year.

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Jesse Wolf Hardin is an impactful author, ecosopher, ecological and societal activist, personal counsel, graphic artist, musician, and historian – a champion of both human and bio diversity, as well as of nature’s medicines. Wolf was a leading organizer of and presenter for Earth First!, becoming a featured presenter at hundreds of conferences and universities, and was the creator of cross cultural ecospiritual collaborations appropriately called “Medicine Shows” that melded his powerful spoken word with live music, indigenous presenters, and focused activism. With his wife Kiva Rose, he founded the international Good Medicine Confluence gathering in 2008, along with the in-depth digital magazine for herbalists, healers and folklorists Plant Healer Quarterly. He is the author of over 800 published articles in over 200 different publications, as well as of over 25 books, his work earning the praises of luminaries such as Gary Snyder, Joanna Macy, Ralph Metzner, Starhawk, and Rosemary Gladstar. He has been featured in The Encyclopedia of Nature & Religion (Continuum 2005) and many other compilations. His published works include early titles Full Circle , Kindred Spirit and Gaia Eros, along with The Practice of Herbalism and covering the core whys and hows of an herbal practice, The Healing Terrain on sense of place, cultivation, and the healing power of nature... as well as an inspiring historical novel The Medicine Bear, a book of herbs and empowerment for kids I’m a Medicine Woman Too! (Hops Press 2009), and The Traveling Medicine Show: Pitchmen & Plant Healers of Early America. His inspiring book The Enchanted Healer also comes in a version for an audience beyond herbalists titled Wonderments, with both being focused on heightened awareness, the senses, plant spirit and the spiritual heart of healing. His most recent creation is the Hedge Guild Oracle deck and book, iconic art and text bringing clarity to our self exploration and daily options and choices. The Oracle and most of his Ebooks and softbound books are available through Wolf’s work is also featured in the lauded Plant Healer Quarterly as well as the free Herbaria Monthly which you can subscribe to on the Plant Healer website. As Terry Tempest Williams opined, “Wolf’s voice inspires our passion to take us further —seeing the world whole — even holy.”

Episode available since May 26, 2023

Navigating Narcissism with Dr. Ramani

Surviving Generational Abuse with Kimberly Shannon Murphy

One of Hollywood’s top stuntwomen, Kimberly Shannon Murphy, reveals how she found healing after enduring horrific sexual abuse by her grandfather and the gut wrenching discovery he had also victimized her mother.

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Guest Bio:

Kimberly Shannon Murphy is Hollywood’s go to Stunt Double for Premier Silver Screen actresses. Her resume is loaded with top box office films such as The Lone Ranger, Oblivion, Jack Reacher, Hunger Games, Savages, Men in Black 3, Knight and Day and the list goes on.

Episode available since May 25, 2023

Voices of the Sacred Feminine

Ancient Language of Sacred Sound with David Elkington

David Elkington, academic and historian is expert in all things biblical and Egyptological, with a specialization in the resonance patterns at ancient holy sites. I'm very excited to discuss the role sacred sound played in ancient times at these ancient sites as well as what ancient humanity knew about using sacred sound. We'll delve into where Christianity fit into this ancient scheme, if they did, and if modern music can compare to the old in this regard. Finally, we'll uncover the heroine in these places and her role in the story and how wisdom fits into the overall scheme.

Wed, May 31, 2023 at 02:00 pm [Eastern]

Desperate House Witches

The 4:15 - June 1st, 2023

Join Star Bustamonte (News Editor - The Wild Hunt) and Raina Starr (Host/Producer - Desperate House Witches) for this month's news of interest!

Thu, June 1, 2023 04:00 pm [Eastern]

First Fridays Politics with Taliesin and Raina - June 2nd, 2023


Fri, June 2, 2023 02:30 pm [Eastern]

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