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

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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. 
 
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Theme music by: The Lunar Group
The Hierophant: Wise Man, Priest, Guide, Guru

The Hierophant: Wise Man, Priest, Guide, Guru

January 12, 2012

The Sixth edition of the Archetypal Tarot Podcast explores the meaning of the Hierophant card of the Tarot as a stage of a journey where one examines the traditions, organizations and structures of one's life as well as how and who to seek higher guidance from.  The Hierophant, also called the Pope card in traditional Tarot decks also symbolizes the archetypes of the Priest, Guide, Guru, Shaman,Wise Man and Messiah.  Truly a symbol of higher wisdom, this card is a symbol of seeking greater or spiritual knowledge. In a comical twist of irony, this is the first podcast of the series to garner an 'explicit' rating due to Cyndera quoting a line from the movie "Magnolia".

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The Archetype of the Emperor: Father and King

The Archetype of the Emperor: Father and King

December 12, 2011

The Fifth edition of the Archetypal Tarot Podcast explores the meaning behind the Emperor card of the Tarot as a stage of a journey where one is asked to create structure and practical plans for your project or dream so that it can be fortified before going on to the next stage of the journey.  The Emperor also symbolizes the archetypes of the Father as well as the King.

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Listen in on a conversation with Tarot Dream Stone consultant Cyndera Quakenbush and Archetypal Consultant, Julienne Givot, as they discuss the symbolic and real world qualities of these archetypal characters.

An expanded list of these two archetypes in popular culture,TV and film can be found at the bottom of this article from Julienne's site.

The Archetype of the Empress: Mother and Queen

The Archetype of the Empress: Mother and Queen

November 17, 2011
Listen in on a conversation with Tarot Dream Stone consultant Cyndera Quakenbush and Archetypal Consultant, Julienne Givot, as they discuss the symbolic and real world qualities of these archetypal characters.
 
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The Fourth edition of the Archetypal Tarot Podcast explores the meaning behind the Empress card of the Tarot as a stage of a journey where one is asked to create a protected, creative and nurturing space for their plans or project so it can grow before going on to the next stage of the journey.  The Empress symbolizes the archetype of the Mother as well as the Queen.  Listen in as Julienne and Cyndera discuss these important patterns to our growth and flourishing.
 
Archetypes referenced: Empress, Mother, Queen, Matriarch, Networker, Soccer Mom, Uber Mom and the Goddess Venus/Aphrodite
Film/Media Referenced: All About My Mother, Stepmom, Erin Brockovich, Serial Mom, Mommie Dearest, Elizabeth, Almost Famous
Further reading: Mothers and Bears Oh My! on the Mother archetype and symbol of the Bear
 
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The Archetype of the Priestess

The Archetype of the Priestess

October 5, 2011
The third edition of the Archetypal Tarot Podcast investigates the meaning behind High Priestess card of the Tarot both as a stage of a journey where one is called to seek out intuitive wisdom from within as well as the characteristics of the Priestess archetype in film and in our everyday lives.
 
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Archetypes referenced: Priestess, Virgin, Sage, Teacher, Mentor, Wise Woman
Film/Media Referenced: Frida, The Matrix, The Big Lebowski
Listen in on a conversation with Tarot Dream Stone consultant Cyndera Quakenbush and Archetypal Consultant, Julienne Givot, as they discuss the symbolic and real world qualities of this archetypal character.
The Archetype of the Magician

The Archetype of the Magician

September 16, 2011
In this second edition of the Archetypal Tarot Podcast we explore the Magician, card number one of the Tarot. Encompassing the archetypes of the Alchemist, Visionary and the Saboteur, we also discuss the Magician as the second stage of a journey where the knowledge, tools and focus are gathered to move further toward a goal.  
 
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The Archetype of the Fool

The Archetype of the Fool

August 31, 2011

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In this first edition of the Archetypal Tarot Podcast we delve into the '0' card of the Tarot - the archetype of the Fool.  A backwards Hero, a symbol of freedom and resilience, comic relief and a surprising carrier of wisdom.  Listen in on a conversation with Cyndera Quakenbush, proprietor of Tarot Dream Stone.com and Archetypal Consultant, Julienne Givot as they discuss this intriguing character and it's role in the greater story of our lives.

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