EP 162 MW+ Leonora Carrington – I Warn You, I Refuse To Be An Object

In this episode, we tell a story about artist Leonora Carrington. How she found and fostered a new, woman-centered surrealism in Mexico City after the trauma of World War — and after her own incarceration and torture in a psychiatric facility. We talk with her family, and also meet the art coordinator for Mad Pride…

Ep 160 MW+ W.I.T.C.H – We Are The Power

In the first episode of season 7 of the Missing Witches podcast, Amy tells the story of W.I.T.C.H. Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell – a group that sprung up from the Women’s Liberation movement in 1968 New York, on Halloween, to hex sexism, capitalism and racism. A group who’s legacy is still visible today….

True Histories of Black Magic

We are missing the profound magic of marginalized voices. The world is starving for them. We are longing for all the wisdom and magic that has been suppressed and defamed. We are always interested in Black History. But let’s pause together here — while we are in the moon cycle dedicated to this reckoning, this…

EP 105 MW Hildegarde of Bingen – Dare to Declare Who YOU Are

This episode was hard to write. Hildegarde’s work seems to go on and on and I want to go deeper and deeper into the visions she shared, and swim with her in all directions – into the cosmos and into the earth. But I also keep pulling back and asking why a witch history spends…

EP 103 MW Genesis P-Orridge – Try To Altar Everything

Genesis P-Orridge isn’t easy to write about.  An extremely prolific, variously pronoun-ed, transmedia artist and philosopher who, by design, changed course at will, projects expanding, contracting, abandoned when they got too popular.  It’s hard to boil down a life like Gen’s, and I think that’s what Gen would have wanted.  To exit the ‘cheap flesh…

EP 99 MW LOZEN – This Power Is Mine

In this story we push past the settler faces dynamited into sacred ground to get to the missing history of real American heroes.  Real Witches whose names aren’t told in school, but whose magic has shifted the culture we inhabit.  Hidden, moving in shadows and behind the scenes.  Today we’ll meet Lozen, a warrior, healer…

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 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…