The Archetypal Tarot Podcast
The Soul Purpose Podcast

The Soul Purpose Podcast

November 3, 2019

It has been a time of darkness, literal darkness, as California in the past weeks have been plunged into power outages, fears of fire, evacuations and unspeakable loss because of those fires - once again. 

As the smoke thickens and we face a “new normal,” we seem to be seeing even less clearly around us and are uncertain in these darkening times. True Light, when it comes, is unexpected and often fleeting. More and more we ask, what is our path as a human race? What is our place here on this earth? What can I in my one life do to contribute? 

This podcast explores the quest for purpose through a recent reading. The querent asks how she can find her path again and what's important to her amidst a chaotic daily family life. This question is a meaningful personal plea that has collective significance. 

Here is how you can get an online reading from anywhere in the world:

First Visit storythroughstone.org/readings  

Purchase the reading using the PayPal button. Readings are usually $75 but with your $30 discount they will only be $45 by Typing in Promo Code STONESEASON. This offer will stand just until the end of 2019, so take advantage and purchase the gift of a reading for a friend as well!

You may also support this podcast by making a pledge at tiny.cc/tarot. Warmest thanks to our current patrons Cat, Richard, Allie and Geneva.

 

Archetypal Autumn

Archetypal Autumn

October 4, 2019

This Seasonal Archetypal Tarot Podcast features a reading from the Autumn phase of life - the time when careers may come to a close and retirement beckons.  This encompasses both the realities of ending and also the embrace of new creative and collaborative relationships. 

This podcast also offers two different ways to receive your own Story Through Stone Reflection Card Reading!

Gifts of the Oyster: Stories and Synchronicities

Gifts of the Oyster: Stories and Synchronicities

August 31, 2019

How might we liberate our card readings to reveal not only personal insights but also deepen our dialogue with the Earth itself? This question began with a reading for a young woman in Spain, asking if she should leave for London to study acting. The story that resulted, "The Gift of the Oyster" revealed a surprising chain of synchronicities that lead Archetypal Podcast host, Cyndera Quackenbush, to connect more deeply with the surrounding environment and its shelled companions. 

Do you have a grit of sand you would like to explore as a possible pearl in a Story Through Stone Reading? We are still accepting questions and readings to be featured on the Podcast, which you can submit by becoming a Patron and e-mailing tarotpodcast@gmail.com. Make your tiny, or not so tiny pledge at tiny.cc/tarot and warmest thanks to our current patrons!

The Pillar and the Mermaid

The Pillar and the Mermaid

July 31, 2019

Special Summer Travel Edition! Cyndera makes her way to Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece, and reflects on two contrasting yet complimentary archetypes - the Pillar and the Mermaid - and how both are present in the images of the Tarot. Stories emerge from Cyndera's own childhood as the failed Delphi of the Desert, and she also offers a creative retelling of the Contest of Athena and Poseidon inspired by her trip to the Acropolis. Questions, Readings and their stories will resume in the next podcast! You can still receive a reading by becoming a patron at tiny.cc/tarot and e-mailing tarotpodcast@gmail.com with your question. 

Tell Me About My Tarot Practice!

Tell Me About My Tarot Practice!

June 30, 2019

Whew! At the very tail end of June, we've got the new Archetypal Tarot Podcast for you! Cyndera Quackenbush takes the reins and turns to the intimate new format that explores real-life questions, asked directly to the Tarot, and the readings that result. 

The episode begins with a brief history of the Archetypal Tarot Podcast and how this latest period marks a third chapter. The real-life question comes from "Dee" in India, who is wondering about the unfolding of her own tarot practice. 

Will you be the next reading question featured on our show? Become a patron at any level and submit a question at storythroughstone.org/readings!

 

 

Transitions

Transitions

May 22, 2019
Aloha listeners!  We have some BIG news for you.  Things are changing up around the Archetypal Tarot Podcast! We’ll explain.  It’ll be cool.  Stay till the end of the show to find out how you can participate. 
 
Thanks for listening! 
 
You’ve just heard about our transition to a reading based podcast with Cyndera I bet you are excited to get a reading!  If you are already a Patron - just send Cyndera your question by email to  tarotpodcast@gmail.com  If you aren’t a Patron yet - well what are you waiting for!?  Just go to tiny.cc/tarot to sign up.  Or Google Archetypal Tarot Podcast and land yourself on our podcast site. It’s super easy to sign up and receive so many cool Patron bonuses for less than the price of a cappuccino! 
 
 As always, you can Find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @TarotPodcast 
 
Big thanks to our Patrons: Sara, Geneva, Richard, Peter,  Rash,  Alli, Yvonne and K.  Your support makes all this happen  & you make us smile every day! 
 
Produced by Both/And Media 
Theme music by: The Lunar Group
Emotional Intelligence: A Conversation with Ke’oni Hanalei

Emotional Intelligence: A Conversation with Ke’oni Hanalei

April 28, 2019

Ke’oni Hanalei is an alchemist, Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner and founder of Pohala Botanicals https://www.pohala.net/ in Kula, Maui, Hawaii. Ke’oni comes from a long line of medicine holders (called Kahuna here in Hawaii), his lineage extends far, far, far back in time. He inherited sacred fern medicine wisdom his Grandmother, Kau’ikeonalani. We hope you enjoy this conversation with Ke’oni as we discuss masculine & feminine energies, emotional intelligence and what we are all called to be and do to fulfill our destinies and the destiny of the planet. Definitely follow Ke’oni on Instagram at pohala_hawaiian_botanicals - his website is pohala.net.

Aloha means love.

SPECIAL GIFT from Ke’oni - us the code FERN15 to receive 15% off your order through his website.

Topics include:

masculine & feminine energies, compassion, purpose & meaning, Emotional intelligence - feeling the feels, true expression of the Self

Hawaiian Language:

There is more than a little bit of Hawaiian language used in the podcast so here is a handy cheat sheet in case you need it. The Hawaiian language is contextual and relational as well as poetic. It frequently does not translate directly 'one to one' and words have multiple meanings but here is my best attempt to share the meanings of some of the words used in the podcast.

Aloha: There are many meanings of aloha but my sense is that they culminate in what we call Love with a capital L. It’s worth noting that 'alo' means ‘presence’ and ‘ha' is the breath of life - so in a way it’s the recognition of sacred presence which is Love. It’s used as both hello and goodbye as well.

Kapili (kah-pee-lee) : to bond, synthesis, put together, unite

Kapu (kah-poo): forbidden, sacred, protected (because it’s sacred)

Kūkala: proclaim

Pōhala: to recover consciousness; to wake from stupor. PōHALA, to ascend.

Huna: secret, hidden

Kahuna: expert, priests/priestess, keeper of sacred knowledge, medicine holder

'Ike (ee-kay): wisdom

Mana’o (man-na-oh): thought

Kiakahi (key-ah-kah-hee): purpose & meaning

Ke'oni and Julienne

Can a reading fix your life?

Can a reading fix your life?

March 21, 2019
 
 If you are a regular listener you will know our guest for this episode. Melissa Cynova is first and foremost a bad ass of Tarot.  She been slinging tarot cards for 30 years -  her first book from Llewelyn press Kitchen Table Tarot is a must read for noobs and experts alike.  This is her 3rd time on the podcast because we love her so much (did I mention she is a bad ass?) and we are celebrating the publication of her new book, Tarot Elements: Five Readings to Reset Your Life.  Just get it. You can connect with her on the Instagrams or her website: melissacynova.com
 
And here is my conversation with Melissa. 

 
***WARNING*** We swear a lot in this episode.
 
Some stuff we talk about:
Melissa’s new book, Tarot Elements: Five Readings to Reset Your Life.
Ghost Dog the Way of the Warrior
Cheryl Strayed, Brene Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert 
Gen X whininess 
 
We know you could have done something else with the last 40ish minutes  of your life but we are SO glad you spent it with us.  
 
We highly encourage you to connect with Melissa on Instagram and yes, get her book!  Available at fine stores everywhere -but the vandalized copy available from her website is the best.  MelissaCynova.com  
 
If you are listening to this in March of 2019 look for a post on Instagram and Facebook for a chance to win a copy. 
 
Big mahalos to our Patrons: Sara, Geneva, Richard, Peter,  Rash,  Alli,  & Yvonne!  Thank you!  your support makes all this happen  & you make us smile every day! 
 
Produced by Both/And Media 
Theme music by: The Lunar Group
Body Image & Archetypes

Body Image & Archetypes

February 10, 2019
Body Image & Archetypes a conversation with Richard Cox & Nicole Schnackenberg
 
This episode is a conversation about archetype and body image with Nicole Schnackenburg & Richard Cox.  We discuss their philosophy and exploration of the underlying meanings beneath body image struggles. 
 
Subjects discussed include: The archetype of the Witch, the fairytale The Snow Queen , super hero films, Star Wars, Game of Thrones and more. 
Nicole Schnackenberg is a psychotherapist, a 200-hour yoga teacher, a Director of the Yoga in Healthcare Alliance (YiHA), and a trainee child psychologist at the Tavistock in London. She currently divides her time between her doctoral studies, her position as a trustee of the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation, and her work with YiHA. She has authored a book on body image struggles: False Bodies, True Selves: Moving Beyond Appearance-Focused Identity Struggles and Returning to the True Self and co-edited a book on Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Reflections on Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Stories of Courage, Determination and Hope.
Richard Cox a student on non-dualism and runs groups and one to one sessions exploring consciousness. He hosts a podcast principally looking at the intersection of spirituality and therapy (with occasional digressions). He developed a program called Unbreaking the Mirror to explore a Consciousness based approach to engaging with body image distress.
 

Connect with Cyndera and Julienne on social media to share your thoughts and ideas about this show:
 
 
Be a part of our Patron Team! Tiny.cc/tarot
 
2019 Connectivity, Imagination & Relationship

2019 Connectivity, Imagination & Relationship

January 11, 2019
As a part of their annual New Year tradition, Cyndera and Julienne drew a tarot card as a focus for us for the coming year.  The result was a hilarious surprise because it was:  The High Priestess!  A card and archetype that was much discussed in 2018 and seems to be sticking around for the next year as well.  They further unravel this mysterious feminine archetype in a conversation that ranges from Dr. Who, patriotism & patriarchy, process & productivity to The Blessed Mother and rites of passage.  And probably a bit of foul language too.  
 
What is the High Priestess as a Verb? 
Connectivity, Imagination & Relationship
 
Connect with Cyndera and Julienne on social media to share your thoughts and ideas about the meaning of the High Priestess. 
 
 
Be a part of our Patron Team! Tiny.cc/tarot