The Archetypal Tarot Podcast
Under The Witches Hat with Author Marieke Lexmond

Under The Witches Hat with Author Marieke Lexmond

October 3, 2021

This episode Cyndera interviews writer and film maker Marieke Lexmond about her writing of the Madigan Chronicles with the use of the 22 Major Arcana cards of the Tarot. Throughout this interview, the influences of nature, magic and archetypes pervade and are revealed through the creative writing process. We'll hear a selection from Marieke's first book, The Dagger and discuss the Magical Tarot Deck that is introduced and explored through her second book of the same title. We have 6 in total to look forward to, as well as a specially created Tarot deck of animals and nature illustrated by Marieke's friend from childhood, Nicole Ruijgrok. Thank you for joining us on this journey of magic, life lessons and tarot-inspired characters as we go "Under the Witches Hat."

Marieke Lexmond reads tarot cards, loves food, photography, and travel. She has three sassy little dogs that she likes to take everywhere and have their own Instagram account @urbandogsquad. Her background in filmmaking enabled her to travel and live around the globe. Storytelling is in her blood, from saving her allowance from a very young age to buy books, to her master's degree from the Dutch Film Academy. Fantasy and science fiction are her favorite. She prefers to write fun and mystical stories. Her attraction to nature and places with a magical history brought her to New Orleans and the West Coast of Ireland. As a pagan, she felt an instant connection to the land; it feeds her imagination and has become the inspiration for the Madigan Chronicles.

Her website and instagram tag: underthewitcheshat.com @underthewitcheshat

Stay in touch with us!  We’re in Instagram & Facebook @TarotPodcast 
 
This episode is sponsored Freerange Priestess on Etsy - you’ll find unconventional rosaries, quirky rayer beads and more. 
 

BIG Thanks to our patrons:  Joro, Peter, Janet, Richard, Juniper and Rash of Stay Woke Tarot.   We appreciate our Patrons and their support!  You can find out more about the fabulous benefits of being a Patron at http://tiny.cc/tarotpodcastt

Ancestral Tarot with Nancy Hendrickson

Ancestral Tarot with Nancy Hendrickson

May 24, 2021

Can you connect to your ancestors using the Tarot?  Answer:  YES

Julienne and Cyndera join together for a very special interview with Nancy Hendrickson, author of the recently released Ancestral Tarot (full bio below). Like a 3 of cups dancing, hosts and guests embark on a discussion of anchoring with the ancestors, and the growing interest this has in the collective at the moment. 

Nancy delves more deeply into the description of the different types of ancestors tarot readers can work with. Beyond ancestors of blood, each person can call on both Ancestors of Time and Place. Drawing the wisdom of daily life lived over centuries, guidance for specific questions and problems can be articulated through Tarot imagery. 

Julienne describes a mini reading she did for herself for her beginning ancestor work and Nancy provides further insight, including some perspectives on reversals. To further delight current topic interests, Nancy, Julienne and Cyndera further explore the connection between fairy tales and tarot, as well as the ancestors present in the larger natural world. This episode wraps up with the conclusion that ancestor work is not only popular at the moment, but is necessary for our continued survival on earth. Open your eyes, ears and heart for signs from the ancestors in this latest interview!

Nancy Hendrickson is the author of Ancestral Tarot, a book that takes readers into the realm of Ancestors of Blood, Place, and Time using Tarot. She has decades of experience in both genealogy and tarot. Nancy is a columnist for The Cartomancer Magazine, writing about Tarot decks from a cultural perspective. She is active on Instagram @nancysageshadow where she posts daily about Tarot and other forms of divination. You can learn more about Nancy and her work at www.sageandshadow.com

This episode is sponsored Freerange Priestess on Etsy - you’ll find unconventional rosaries, prayer beads and chaplets made for ancestor work.
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/FreeRangePriestess 

blog: freerangepriestess.com 

 

Many thanks to our 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

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

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:
 
 
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The Premonition Code

The Premonition Code

October 23, 2018
This episode features a conversation about the crossroads of science and intuition in the brand new book: The Premonition Code: How Sensing the Future Can Change Your Life
 
Science combines with spirituality in this revolutionary new book as best-selling dream author and Cambridge University academic Theresa Cheung joins forces with cognitive neuroscientist Dr Julia Mossbridge, and together they explain and examine scientific research showing that sensing the future is possible and that it is not set in stone.
 
The Premonition Code is available now and you can access the companion website ThePremonitionCode.com for in-depth information, training and testing of your pre-cognative skills. Yes YOUR precognitive skills!
 
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Balance and Healing with Archetypes & Essential Oil

Balance and Healing with Archetypes & Essential Oil

August 12, 2018
Aloha! We have been on a bit of a summer sabbatical but we are back and excited to get this episode out to you!   As ever we invite you to be part of making the podcast magic happen by joining our Patron team! Just visit tiny.cc/tarot for more information. 
 
This episode features a conversation with Barb Kurkas Lee. Barb is a certified clinical aromatherapist and archetypal consultant.  Her service is to partner with people to help them nurture and connect to their inner lives.  Check out her very cool blog and info on her service at barbkl.com.  
 
We discuss her work which combines archetypal discovery with essentail oils to help balance and heal.  Our conversation ranges to various archetypes such as the Victim, the Mother, the Alchemist, Healer and more.  Toward the end of the show Julienne and Barb celebrate practices which feed the soul and encourage listeners to discover and keep doing the things that feed their soul even if they seem silly - all the better!
 
More on Barb Kurkas Lee:
Barb creates specific essential oil blends to support people as they connect to their soul’s compass. By learning our soul’s contract in working the archetypes, we find inner sustenance and peace.  The interior work for a person is a labor of love. Barb’s education as a masters prepared nurse, retired nurse midwife, experience in other areas of healthcare, and hospice bring a deep dimensional witnessing of a soul’s journey on earth. Her ability to assist people and groups in their own labor of love is one of her callings.
Visit her website: https://barbkl.com/
Connect with her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barbkl/
 
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Tarot, Music, Mental Health & Meh

Tarot, Music, Mental Health & Meh

June 27, 2018

Our guest for this episode is Ste McCabe otherwise known as The Tarot Cat. Ste is a tarot reader, synth-punk musician and counsellor. He has just published Tarot Makes Music - a limited edition magazine that explores the connections between tarot, music and creativity. Our conversation ranged from tarot (of course) music, belief, superstition, mental health and those tarot readings that just kinda fall flat and have you saying “Meh”.

 
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More about Ste McCabe aka The Tarot Cat:
 
The Tarot Cat is Ste McCabe, a tarot-reading counsellor, musician and writer living in Scotland. Ste began reading tarot in 2005 shortly after his dad died and found the symbolism to be a powerful tool in getting him through bereavement. He began his counselling training around the same time and uses tarot as a tool to help guide others through difficulties with compassionate, artistic exploration; his speciality is beautifully written email readings. His magazine, Tarot Makes Music, is the quirky and fascinating result of his research into connections between tarot, alternative music and creativity. Get a reading by The Tarot Cat via his website and grab a copy of Tarot Makes Music from his Etsy shop!
 
Twitter @TheTarotCat
 
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Produced by Both/And Media
 
Theme music by: The Lunar Group
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