The Witchcraftsy Blog
How does the divine flow through you, Dreamweaver? Today is all about your creative process.
What's your creative process on your own or in community? Do you get in the way of your own creative process unfolding? Are you ready to expand your view of 'what's creative.' Is creativity your imagination or intuition? Is all creativity divinely inspired?
Our beloved Andye Murphy, the Rock 'n Roll Shaman and your host Amy Lynn dance around with topics of creativity and creative process that can evolve throughout your life. Give yourself permission to play and craft, Dreamweaver. Maybe it's time to stop holding onto your creative projects and release them to the world.
Also... we owe you a reading of "Kindness" by Naomi Shihab Nye. But in case you don't want to wait, here she is reading it herself. Doesn't get better than that, eh?
Witches working hard on their craft! We love singer/songwriter Jen Korte with Lady Gang. She's a radically talented musician and puts on a damn fine show. But there's more behind the performance - the entertainment - what you see on stage. Jen Korte teaches us that to truly become masterful at your craft, it takes practice, mentorship (giving back), fostering community, and a curious mind. This episode with inspire you to savor your creative process, and find the motivation to work for your craft.
Learn what happened when Jen first picked up an instrument, and how she's continued to iterate and evolve her music into her own special brand of witchcraftsy devotion to the beat.
Jen is a well-respected and talented musician working on several professional projects at once. You'll find Jen Korte surrounded by pedals and guitars with her new solo act Lady Gang. You might also catch her performing with her signature band Jen Korte and the Loss, or on stage as the new front-woman for the well-respected cover band Gin Doctors in Denver, CO. When she's not on stage or creating magickal music, she's often with her gorgeous wife and sipping wine with your Witchcraftsy host. 🙂
We've talked a lot about death on the Witchcraftsy Podcast. With Spring Equinox just behind us, it's a prime time to chat birth, babies, and the female body. Dr. Caitlin O'Connor is the perfect first guest guiding us through stages of our physical womanhood -- including the option to birth a child. Dr. Caitlin dedicates her career to midwifery, naturopathic healing, and women's health. In the spirit of a Witchcraftsy woman, she's all about tapping into our ancient wisdom for healing before we medicate the hell out of our sacred bodies. Her method is to treat the holistic patient and family unit, finding what uniquely works for you.
You'll love the energy, honesty, and magic this powerhouse healer brings to the Witchcraftsy podcast! Whether you're in a maiden, mother, or queen/crone stage of life, this show is for you... but we'll be paying extra close attention to women in mothering, or riding the waves of hormones. Practical everyday magic for the everyday witch coming right up!
Connect with this Doctor Dreamweaver for advice or referral here.
You've heard me talk about Courtney, my sweetheart, and partner in life. We found each other at the end of a long dusty road and decided to build something magical there together. To celebrate our first anniversary, I wanted to share this dreamiest of Dreamweavers with you. It's the story of how we first met and how we're learning to love differently with each other.
Courtney is an inspiring life-long educator and hilarious stand-up Comedian. Her comedy is often about gender, teaching, growing up as a native Coloradoan, and the humor in everyday nonsense. She also happens to look damn fine in a suit. Swoon.
Here's my lady love, Courtney LeDuc...
Ever think you can't be that person with the magical career? Nearly ten years ago my friend Jayme Moye went from an 'upwardly mobile' techie at her desk, to a woman with movement and marks all over the map. She decided to change her career, and manifested something magical: she's an award-winning travel and adventure journalist/author. Jayme's writing has appeared in National Geographic, Travel + Leisure, Outside and more. In today's episode, she'll share about her path to "doing it herself' without a trust fund or safety net to hold her. Jayme's writing inspires the curious kid inside and teaches about the wonders the await brave Dreamweavers here on our sweet planet Earth.
Shout out to my big sis for introducing me to this sweet inspiring human! Love you, Adventure Mom!
In today's episode with Andye Murphy, the Rock 'n Roll Shaman, we dig into personal and collective ceremony. How do you do go into your cosmic consciousness and honor the goddess within yourself? Learn what is ritual and what is a ceremony? How do you work with objects, your surroundings, with others, or plant medicine? We also provide some thoughts discretion, consent, and feelings that come up in ceremony... but Dreamweaver, you can't "do" it wrong. It's yours.
LadySpeech Sankofa enters the room with an army of spiritual warriors standing behind her. She's pansexual, black, a feminist and creative who invites you into her poetry, burlesque dancing, and activism. She offers stories of healing trauma and abuse, and how she's healed with a lifetime of witchy work.
On today's episode, we cover illuminating topics like checking personal privilege, addressing uncomfortable truths, and how we unite and grow at the same time. Learning in a movement isn't always "nice," and LadySpeech shares her raw and real experiences about showing up to her own evolution. Learn how LadySpeech became a voice for change in Denver (and beyond) by releasing words to the world that healed her.
You're on the right path, Dreamweavers. LadySpeech wants you to know: "your deficiencies - when you commit to your healing, when you commit to your purpose, when you commit to your magic, when you commit to your path - everything about you will be used. Your deficiencies will be used for the greater good of yourself and your humanity. Your dysfunction will be used, your bullshit will be used, in collaboration with your greatness, in collaboration with your goodness, in collaboration with your magic, you will be used for the libration of yourself and others. Focus on your healing."
Creatrix Lalania Simone weaves her wisdom into textiles, books, and community activism for spiritual growth. We learn more about her story of growing up on the streets and moving past 'being mad at religion' to find the pure jewel at the center of each religion. A common theme in Lalania's work is the accessibility: subscription box service, practical writing to share magical terms, and an ancestral clinic for affordable healing.
"We can't wait to be included" in a space or institution. Lalania Simone teaches us how to create a space of spiritual inclusion one stitch at a time.
Subscribe to Lalania's carefully crafted ritual boxes at Wevolve Box. Locally find Lalania at Alchemy Ritual Goods. Buy Lalania's practical and interactive book "Urban Soul Warrior: Self-Mastery in the Midst of the Metropolis"
We also talk about "Dance of the Dissident Daughter" by Sue Monk Kid (author of Secret Life of Bees).