EP 93 What Is A Shaman? Panel & FUNDRAISER

In this episode, inspired by the crazy events of January 2021, we ask: What is a Shaman? And: Who qualifies? We’ve gathered an INTERNATIONAL panel to discuss (among MANY other things) Indigenous and Nordic perspectives on the word Shaman, and together we unpack the Hows and Whys of its usage. Thanks to our amazing panel…

EP 92 BELTANE 2021 w Amy & Risa: Turning and Burning

In this episode, Amy and Risa take a patented Missing Witches Spiral of conversation around the Beltane Bonfire of Imagination. We dance around our future plans, our May fundraiser for Native Women’s Shelters (KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THIS, WE’VE GOT SOME AMAZING RAFFLE PRIZES FOR DONORS), and our love of fire, literal and metaphorical….

Ep 91 WF Annwyn Avalon – We Are The Sacred Chalice And The Sacred Well

Annwyn Avalon, water witch, asks how can we – within our own practice, lives and cultural structures – create something that is supportive of other water protectors all over the globe. In conversation with Risa, Annwyn shares how she came to the path of the water priestess and her vision for how people all around…

EP 90 MW Scott Cunningham – There Can Be No Monopoly On Wisdom

This one goes out to the queer, and to the lonely. For so many of us who deviated down the occult aisles, Scott Cunningham was our first. We likely didn’t know he was gay, that wasn’t part of what he shared, but he made this other crucial choice that opened a magic and unexpected door…

EP 89 WF Emmie Tsumura – You Have To Believe In Magic

In this episode, Amy chats with an old friend: Artist, Activist and Cancer Warrior Emmie Tsumura about her Japanese ancestry, art-making, pigeons and her project Pigeons for the People. Emmie shares some of the best advice she ever received, a healer told her: You have to believe in Magic. Emmie assures listeners, when you are…

EP 88 Mayumi Oda – I Opened The Gate, Laughing

In this episode, Amy paints a picture of Goddess Artist, Anti-nuclear/Anti-War Activist, Shinto Buddhist, Gardener Mayumi Oda.Through Mayumi’s lens we’ll connect the Garden to the Land, war and nukes to paint and silks, art to activism, Hindu Gods to Buddhist monks, birth to death, and in death we return to the garden. mayumioda.net Referenced books…

EP 84 MW Terry Tempest Williams – A Pencil Is A Wand And A Weapon

“Language and landscape are my inspiration.”So said Terry Tempest Williams in her Personal Topography of America’s national parks: The Hour of Land, and I think this rings true for most Witches. We are Language and Landscape. Amy guides listeners through the work of this author, activist, seeker of social and environmental justice, this bird-lover of…