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Archetypal Fairytales

Archetypal Fairytales

April 20, 2021

This episode We delve into the world of archetypal fairytales inspired by Cyndera’s recent acquisition of volume one of Jungian scholar Marie Louise Von Franz’s Archetypal symbols in Fairytales: The Profane and Magical Worlds and Julienne mostly fails a Tarot quiz.  She's hoping for a chance to redeem myself but until then we hope you enjoy our banter about the power of archetypes and story. 

Show notes & Reference Links:

 
This Jungian Life podcast https://thisjungianlife.com/
 
Clarissa Pinkola-Estes http://www.clarissapinkolaestes.com/
 
Jean Shinoda-Bolen https://www.jeanbolen.com/
 
 
This episode is sponsored by our stalwart patrons:  Peter, Richard, Juniper and Rash of Stay Woke Tarot and Janet.   We appreciate our Patrons and their support makes all of this possible.  You can find out more about the fabulous benefits of being a Patron at http://tiny.cc/tarotpodcast
 
The podcast is produced by Both/And Media 
Theme music by: The Lunar Group
Deja Vu - The Hierophant

Deja Vu - The Hierophant

February 12, 2021
It’s the year of the Hierophant - by calculation as well as last months guidance reading for 2021.  SO much Pope and a whole year to work with it. ;-) Both Cyndera and Julienne are in the process of moving, so this month we offer you a replay of our original episode on the Hierophant from 9 years ago! (January 2012)
 
We hope you enjoy this vintage episode and we’ll be back next month with a fresh one. 
 
Many thanks to our generous Patrons: Peter, Janet, Richard, Juniper and Rash of Stay Woke Tarot.   We appreciate our Patrons and their support makes all of this possible.  You can find out more about the fabulous benefits of being a Patron at http://tiny.cc/tarotpodcast
 
The podcast is produced by Both/And Media 
Theme music by: The Lunar Group
Focus Cards for 2021

Focus Cards for 2021

January 10, 2021
Aloha!  It’s time for our annual new year card draw.  Cyndera and I got together on Zoom the Morning of January 1st 2021 and drew three focus cards for the new year.  One major arcana card, one Hawaiian Mana card and this year we added one of Cyndera’s Story Through Stone Card.
 
Episode sponsored by:  Free Range Priestess unconventional rosaries & prayer beads on Etsy . Podcast listeners get $2 off their order by using the code MAHALO at check out.
 
 
Cards for 2021:
Our card from the Story Through Stone deck doesn't have a name but we've dubbed it "The Cave of Light"
 
From the Hawaiian Mana Cards:
Nalu (card 26)
 
 
Major Arcana Tarot Card:
The Hierophant
 
 
Rebellion Rosaries and Reclaiming the Goddess

Rebellion Rosaries and Reclaiming the Goddess

November 22, 2020
2020 has been full of surprises most of them frankly not so much fun and some devastating but a few have been beautiful.  This episode is a discussion about a deeply feminist practice hidden inside the patriarchy.  
 
Recommended Resources:
Free range rosaries & prayer beads by Julienne 
 
More beautiful and sacred beads: Aloha Rosa Leis by Geralyn
 
Recommended Reading/Listening: 
 
The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary
What happens when a former Zen Buddhist monk and his feminist wife experience an apparition of the Virgin Mary?
 
Untie the Strong Woman: Blessed Mother's Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul
Via personal blessings and stories of visitations, miracles, and common events, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés helps us reconnect with the fierce and loving force of the Blessed Mother.
 
Kitchen Table Magic with Melissa Cynova

Kitchen Table Magic with Melissa Cynova

October 26, 2020

We are getting all kinds of Witchy this October episode - we’re excited to share this conversation with Tarot bad @ss Melissa Cynova.   🕯️ Melissa is an award winning author and tarot reader from St. Louis, MO. Her latest book, Kitchen Table Magic is out now. We talk magic, the archetype of the witch, grief, toxic positivity and pumpkin spice lattes - there is more to them than you realized.  True story!  As is the case when Melissa and I together swearing happens so you have been warned - there will be f* bombs a plenty. 

Follow Melissa on the socials for authentic, wise, big-hearted goodness.  

As always, you can Find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @TarotPodcast Email us  at TarotPodcast@gmail.com  

💞 Big thanks to our Patrons: Peter, Richard, Juniper and Rash of Stay Woke Tarot.  We appreciate your friendship and support every day! 

The podcast is produced by Both/And Media 
Theme music by: The Lunar Group

Love Beauty And 9 Years Podcasting

Love Beauty And 9 Years Podcasting

September 2, 2020

Story Through Stone founder and teacher  Cyndera Quakenbush along with her co-host Julienne Givot, Archetypal Consultant and Free Range Priestess discuss the surprising fact that they have been publishing the podcast for 9 years, the Lovers card - internal wholeness - relationships - weddings - prayer - Julienne’s role as a Free Range Priestess and Cyndera’s deepening into her work with her Story Through Stone Cards.  

Big thanks to this episode’s sponsor, Melissa Cynova! Melissa is an award winning author and tarot reader from St. Louis, MO.  Her latest book, Kitchen Table Magic is out September 8th.  Check out her website melissacynova.com and follow her on the socials for authentic, wise, big hearted goodness.  You can thank us later. 

Melissa on Insta

Melissa on FB

References: 
The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary https://wayoftherose.org/

Check out Julienne’s Instagram exploration of beauty on  https://www.instagram.com/revjulienne/

Cyndera’s Insta also has some beautiful imagery with her billion year old stones with naturally occurring imagery. https://www.instagram.com/story.through.stone/

Cyndera on Your Tango: https://www.yourtango.com/experts/cyndera-quackenbush

NeoWise: Developing new wisdom amidst chaos

NeoWise: Developing new wisdom amidst chaos

July 30, 2020
Episode sponsor: 💫 Get your first 5 minute reading for only $5 with Keen so click or tap this link to get started  https://trykeen.com/archetypal
 
💫NASA discovered a new Comet, named Newowise in late March of this year and for the past couple of weeks it’s been passing by the earth.   What can this celestial event reflect for us here on earth in the midst of the chaos of multiple pandemics?  What can it teach us about developing a new wisdom that is equal to these challenges? 
 
Here is a pic of the Stone Card along with a re-created image of Haley's comet mentioned in the episode.
 
Cyndera’s article on Neowise
 
 
 
Many thanks to our Patrons! Peter, Katt, Richard, Juniper and Rash of Stay Woke Tarot.  We appreciate your friendship and support every day! 
Survival Archetypes Part 2

Survival Archetypes Part 2

July 2, 2020
Episode sponsor: Get your first 5 minute reading for only $5 with Keen so click or tap this link to get started  https://trykeen.com/archetypal
 
The core survival archetypes are:  The Child, The Victim, The Saboteur and The Prostitute. 
 
Part 1 covered The Child & The Victim  and in this episode we cover The Saboteur and The Prostitute.  
 
For a cinematic deep dive into all of the survival archetypes using the film The Way, check out this downloadable course from Julienne’s mentor, Jim Curtan. The Way: A Journey of Healing & Self Acceptance https://gum.co/theway  Use the promo code: rona  for 20% off purchase.
 
The world seems to be turned upside down, and many of us long for a simple answer to complicated problems.  This two part series discusses 4 archetypes universal to everyone that form the core patterns of survival. 
 
Each of these patterns can give us a place to stand amidst the chaos.  If we are open to observing what archetypal patterns are emerging for us we can better navigate our lives and interact positively for ourselves and our community. 
 
First off, what is an archetype? 
 
Archetypes are universal patterns of talents, motivations and behaviors.
They contain a dialogue of how and why we use our energy the way we do.
Archetypal patterns are a way to learn about the truth and possibilities of our lives.
 
Every character archetype has an empowered or light side as well as a disempowered or shadow side. 
 
Archetypes are both universal and personal.   More at Julienne’s website: https://archetypist.com/
 
The Saboteur
Corollary or attendant archetypes:  Magician, Alchemist
 
The Head
Mind & Thought
Choice, Truth, Self-Esteem
Element:  Air
 
The Saboteur is often the Inner Critic with a running dialogue that picks things to pieces (hence the sabotaging…).  It’s the part of us that has a tendency to be logical (empowered) and over-thinking (disempowered). The Alchemist/Magician represents an ability to identify and understand the illusions that the Saboteur concocts and seeing the possibilities in situations.  The ancient Alchemists where focused on changing lead to gold and the symbolic Alchemist can see the gold in the leaden situations.
 
In film/tv:  Miranda - Sex & the City,  Hermione - Harry Potter 
 
The Prostitute
Corollary or attendant archetype:  Lover 
 
The Heart
Emotions, Faith, Negotiation, Integrity, Self-Worth
Lover / Prostitute
Element:  Water
 
In film/tv:  Charlotte from Sex in the City, Hagrid from Harry Potter 
 
The Prostitute archetype engages lessons in integrity and the sale or negotiation of one’s integrity or spirit due to fears of physical and financial survival or for financial gain. This archetype activates the aspects of the unconscious that are related to seduction and control, whereby you are as capable of buying a controlling interest in another person as you are in selling your own power. Prostitution should also be understood as the selling of your talents, ideas, and any other expression of the self–or the selling-out of them. This archetype is universal and its core learning relates to the need to birth and refine self-esteem and self-respect. The disempowered version of the Prostitute is the People Pleaser, the empowered, the Lover who gives from their excess.  
 
R.A.I.N.  process to working with archetypes adapted from work created by Tara Brach.  Acknowledge each of these stages in a journal or other creative outlet.  
Recognize - the archetype
Accept with Compassion - accept it’s message for you with compassion 
Investigate - where and why this pattern comes up 
Navigate  - to the next right action OR / Non-attachment - dis-engage from it 
Survival Archetypes: Guides to Navigating a Pandemic Part 1

Survival Archetypes: Guides to Navigating a Pandemic Part 1

May 25, 2020
Episode sponsor: Get your first 5 minute reading for only $5 with Keen so click or tap this link to get started:
 
The world seems to be turned upside down, and many of us long for a way to navigate the chaos.  This two part series discusses 4 archetypes universal to everyone that form the core patterns of survival. 
 
Each of these patterns can give us a place to stand amidst the chaos.  If we are open to observing what archetypal patterns are emerging for us we can better navigate our lives and interact positively for ourselves and our community. 
 
First off, what is an archetype? 
 
Archetypes are universal patterns of talents, motivations and behaviors.
They contain a dialogue of how and why we use our energy the way we do.
Archetypal patterns are a way to learn about the truth and possibilities of our lives.
 
Every character archetype has an empowered or light side as well as a disempowered or shadow side. 
 
Archetypes are both universal and personal.  
 
More on archetypes can be found on Julienne's website:  archetypist.com
 
The core survival archetypes are:  The Child, The Victim, The Saboteur and The Prostitute. 
 
Part 1 delves into The Child and The Victim and Part 2 will cover The Saboteur and The Prostitute. 
 
Each are their own distinct template but for the core 4 survival archetypes but it's useful to also bring in their strongest corollary archetype.  
 
The Child  
 
Corollary archetype:  Sovereign (or King/Queen) responsible for self, has wide care and concern for others.  Is willing and able to respond to the needs of others. 
 
Empowered attributes: 
  • Imagination 
  • Sees things afresh 
  • Willingness to try something new
  • The rejuvenating power of play
  • Connects with nature 
  • Curiosity - being curious keeps you open - seeking wisdom vs simple answers even if unsubstatiated - these often concretize - become a protected belief because we are not able to let in opposing or new ideas.   
 
Dismpowered attributes: 
  • Naiveté - believing because we want a simple answer.
  • Blind trust / handing our power over to another for protection
  • Temper tantrums
  • Refusal to follow guidance because it’s uncomfortable “You’re not the boss of me!” 
 
Attendant archetypes:  Seeker, Detective, Guide, Artist, Student
 
Victim / Warrior 
Empowered attributes: 
  • Creates, holds and protects boundaries
  • Uses discernment before engaging in battle
  • Seeks not to hurt others but protect
  • Acknowledges that wounds connect us to each other fostering understanding & compassion 
  • Alerts us to when we are in danger
 
Dismpowered attributes: 
  • Refusal to move toward healing
  • Hands power over due to woundedness / helplessness 
  • Seeks attention through complaining without movement toward resolution
  • Engages in blame but not toward healing 
 
Attendant archetypes: Judge, Hero, Mentor, Liberator 
 
R.A.I.N.  process to working with archetypes adapted from work created by Tara Brach 
Recognize the pattern at work in any situation
Accept situation with Compassion
Investigate how to move forward
Navigate to next right action or connection  OR  Non-attachment - let go

 

 

 

Wide Open: Three Archetypal Processes of Evolution

Wide Open: Three Archetypal Processes of Evolution

April 22, 2020
Amidst this pandemic we are feeling all the feels. It’s exhausting, it’s confounding, it’s scary and undoubtedly it’s changed life as we know it forever.
 
In this episode we dive into the archetypal catalysts of three tarot cards, Death/Rebirth, Judgement and The World. We unpack how these relate to the corona virus pandemic and how they can provide insight into our individual and collective opportunities for a pretty big leap in evolution.
 
We present questions that can help us process what is going on and discover our part in this evolutionary process.  We finish with an idea for an exercise to open ourselves and attune to the inspiration of beauty even in these dark times.
**Note** This recording contains coarse  language as well as humor.  If the idea of death, is overwhelming for you, consider saving this episode for later.  We don’t present anything graphic but we do reference metaphorical death and rebirth as a part of the evolution/growth process. If that's too much right now, we get it - all of our feelings and experiences are heightened as we navigate this crisis and the last thing we want is to make it worse. We send you aloha and compassion. 

We named the episode Wide Open based on the title of a painting created by Cyndera's friend Angela Han.  The painting itself was inspired by a song of the same name written by Cyndera and her husband, Joro.  Both song and painting were created in the last month amidst the covid-19 pandemic. Look for a bonus episode with more info.

We hope you find inspiration and hope you’ll reach out to us on social media or by email. 

For a photo of the painting and links and references visit the show page here: https://archetypaltarot.podbean.com/e/wide-open-three-archetypal-processes-of-evolution/

Journal / exercise / exploration or card spread prompts:

Death-Rebirth 
Endings, cycles of transformation, change, new beliefs, new awareness , renewal 
(Reversed) not wanting to move on, clinging to the past, fear of change, sentimental, end of hope, forces of destruction
 
Question: What are you letting go of now and how does that inform your dream of the future? 
 
Judgment
self realization and understanding, spiritual awakening, knowing motives, transparency, a reckoning, epiphany 
(Reversed) hiding - shadow material
 
Question: What part of yourself in this crisis needs to be “un-judged” by acceptance in order to feel more whole? 
 
The World 
Completion, wholeness, new levels of consciousness,
(Reversed) short cuts, a need to follow through, unmet dreams, a need  to stay focused to complete a task. 
 
Questions: What does your beautiful future look like?  Are you able to envision a future where our world has evolved SO much for the better? 
 

Beauty Journal

Hat tip to the Metaphysical Milkshake podcast and Dr. Rhett Diessner for this idea.
Every week make note of something beautiful in each of these four categories:
-A beautiful design
-Something beautiful in nature
-Something morally beautiful
-A beautiful idea
 

References, Resources & Links:

Angela Han, artist https://www.angelahanart.com/  IG&FB @angelahanart

Local Futures

✨  The Sunrise Movement

✨  Michael Meade - A Time of Transformation series

✨ New York Times article on St. Rosalia patron saint of plagues

This Jungian Life episode 106 When Everything Changes

Metaphysical Milkshake podcast episode on Beauty

 

Film & Television with Utopian themes
Star Trek 
Black Panther 
Tomorrowland 
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Avatar
Cloud Atlas
The Last Station 
La Belle Verte
The Biggest Little Farm (documentary)
The Seventh Seal

 "Wide Open"  a painting by Angela Han.

Wide Open by Angela Han, 2020

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