Medicine Stories
Medicine Stories
Amber Magnolia Hill
Remembering what it is to be human upon the earth // Exploring the mythic journeys we undertake when coming to know ourselves through interviews with herbalists, story keepers, ancestral listeners, consciousness explorers, earth dreamers, and other wise folk.
108. The Mythic Hive & How Bees Heal Us - Ariella Daly
Nothing exemplifies the magic of nature more than honeybees. They are insects yet their colonies are akin to a mammalian being, they produce numerous healing substances from their bodies and within their hives, and they have been revered and mythologized since time immemorial by countless cultures. Beekeepers live longer than folks in any other profession, and being in relationship with bees is deep medicine for the spirit in these frazzled times. Let us relearn ancestral ways of tending and listening to bees so that we may maximize our chances of reclaiming a vibrant and thriving Earth. RESOURCES: Ariella’s website Honey Bee Wild Medicine Stories Patreon (3 bonuses for this episode- our extended conversation, 100% off coupon code for Ari’s 14 Kindred Bees classes, and a list of my & Ari’s favorite beetending resources) Take our quiz Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? Song of Increase: Listening to the Wisdom of Honeybees for Kinder Beekeeping and a Better World by Jacqueline Freeman The Buzz About Bees: Biology of a Superorganism by Jürgen Tautz Medicine Stories episode 9 w/ Ariella Know Thyself: Weaving Myth & Magic Into Everyday Life Check out our Mythic Medicinals herbal & mushroom remedies Mythic Medicine (me) on Instagram The Medicine Stories Facebook group Music by Mariee Siou (from her song Wild Eyes)
Jan 1
1 hr 25 min
107. Death is the Great Healing: Reclaiming Ancestral Relationship w/ the Dead - Perdita Finn
“I pray to the dead to help me remember who I am while I’m still alive.” To be in relationship with those who’ve gone before us is a deeply human way of being. Our ancestors knew that the “departed” never left, and that they answer when called. The way modern Western people conceive of the dead is a deviation that discards millennia of human knowing. Let us pray to the ancestors to help us sober up from civilization, remember what we’ve always known, and reclaim the long story of the soul. RESOURCES: Perdita’s website Take Back the Magic Medicine Stories Patreon (book giveaway & course coupon code) Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death by Bernd Heinrich Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth’s Extinct Worlds by Thomas Halliday Waking Up to the Dark by Clark Strand My podcast about my mother’s passing What I’d Be Without You: My Mother’s Life, Death, and Legacy of Love The Madonna Secret, a novel by Sophie Strand Perdita and her husband Clark Strand’s website The Way of the Rose Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? quiz Our website & herbal medicines MythicMedicine.love Mythic Medicine on Instagram Medicine Stories Facebook group Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)
Dec 11, 2023
1 hr 32 min
106. Chronic Illness: Telling Honest Stories, Navigating the Underworld, and Tending the Roots - Sarah Ramey
It is estimated that half of all Americans have chronic health issues, and yet these conditions are new to the human species. What has happened? And how does an afflicted individual navigate a medical system that dismisses them and offers little help, embedded within a culture obsessed with self improvement and the hero’s journey of triumph? Sarah and I talk about the multifactorial nature of chronic illness and what has changed between generations, walking the fine line between self-responsibility and acknowledging that we’re all embedded in toxic systems that are out of our control, navigating the mythic underworld of autoimmune and chronic illness, and telling our stories without the need for a heroic ending. All Mythic Medicinals products are 20% OFF Nov 24th-27th (add coupon code WINTERSUN for an additional 15% off St. John’s Wort Oil) RESOURCES: Sarah’s website Medicine Stories Patreon (enter the book giveaway by 12/14) Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? quiz Whitney Dafoe’s website Medicine Stories episode 105 w/ Sophie Strand Synchronicity Reveals Our Ecological Niche The Heroine’s Journey: Woman’s Quest for Wholeness by Maureen Murdock My post about my father’s life and death My website MythicMedicine.love  Mythic Medicine on Instagram Medicine Stories Facebook group Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)
Nov 20, 2023
1 hr 14 min
105. Synchronicity Reveals Our Ecological Niche - Sophie Strand
Healing is communal. Settle in softly for this wide-ranging conversation with my most requested guest. Sophie and I talk chronic illness and trauma, diagnosis as blessing and as hex, the theater of medicine, the aquatic nature of memory, and the entanglements of time. RESOURCES: Sophie on Instagram Sophie’s newsletter Make Me Good Soil Sophie’s books and more The Lady’s Handbook for her Mysterious Illness by Sarah Ramey ACE- Adverse Childhood Experiences quiz The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van den Kolk (giant trigger warning; read the book below instead) Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice by Rupam Maria and Raj Patel Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious by Erik Wargo The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy by Barbara Ehrenreich The Emerald (a podcast beloved by both me & Sophie) Read The Ones That Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K Le Guin Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics & the Entanglement of Matter & Meaning by Karen Barad Time, As a Symptom by Joanna Newsom (lyrics here) My blog post Ancestral Voices, women’s Weariness, and the Illusion of Linear Time Episode 82 What I’d Be Without You: My Mother’s Life, Death, and Legacy of Love   Come relax at my Costa Rica Forest Bathing Retreat- last day to book is August 4th ‘23 Medicine Stories Patreon (podcast bonuses!) Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? quiz My website MythicMedicine.love  Mythic Medicine on Instagram Medicine Stories Facebook group Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)
Jul 28, 2023
1 hr 17 min
104. Your Body is Not a Closed System: The Sun, Cell Signaling, & Metabolic Wellness - Sarah Kleiner
The sun rules the rhythms and the well-being of all life on Earth, and humans are no exception to this rule. With the very recent (evolutionarily speaking) advent of indoor living and the even more recent advent of indoor lighting, we have inadvertently shut down the vital communication between sunlight and our cells. This is as upstream as it gets when it comes to health, and when we come back into relationship with the sun all manner of issues (insomnia, obesity, infertility, and so much more) can resolve. Let’s talk about the science behind circadian rhythm and practical ways to heal with sunlight. RESOURCES- Medicine Stories Patreon (podcast bonuses!) Connect with Sarah: Free Guide: Building Your Perfect Quantum Day - https://www.sarahkleinerwellness.com/pl/2147664711 FAQ Guide - https://www.sarahkleinerwellness.com/faq-skw Courses - https://sarah-kleiner.mykajabi.com/store (code PODCAST for 10% off any course!) Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sarahkleinerwellness Podcast -https://anchor.fm/sarahkleinerwellness Website - https://sarahkleinerwellness.com YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd1xxofTziySu0F9oG7G67g My Costa Rica Forest Bathing Getaway (Sept 2023!) The Human Cosmos: Civilization & the Stars by Jo Marchant Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? quiz My website MythicMedicine.love  Mythic Medicine on Instagram Medicine Stories Facebook group Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes) Related Medicine Stories episodes:  Episode 67 Harvesting Light: The Alchemy of Sun & Human w/ Nadine Artemis Episode 71 Liquid Crystal: Water, Memory, Consciousness, and Health w/ Dr. Carly Nuday Episode 72 Life’s Sacred Matrix: How To Be a Truly Hydrated Water Keeper w/ Isabel Friend Episode 102 The Living Matrix of Fascia & the Resonance of the Heart w/ Lindsay Courcelle    
May 30, 2023
1 hr 5 min
103.  Midlife Burnout for Women & Why Healing Work Can Make Us Worse - Dr. Suuzi Hazen
Suuzi has been one of my best friends for 15 years, and our lives have taken parallel tracks recently- deeply interested in health & natural living for decades, we have nevertheless both found ourselves in total burnout at the edge of collapse in our early 40s. We share what got us here (and the irony that so much of it is doing things we truly believed were making us healthy), the current state of our metabolic/thyroid/mineral health, and our paths going forward. We hope this inspires others feeling stuck and confused- despite tremendous effort to be healthy- to quiet the outside noise, self attune, and more deeply understand your own biochemistry. Dr. Suuzi Hazen is a wife, mother, farmer and founder of Mother's Best Liver Pills. She holds a doctoral degree in TCM, graduating in 2009 from ICTCM Vancouver. Suuzi completed extensive internships in Anhui Hospital of TCM in Hefei, China. She also interned with Dr. Katrine Heigelmann (Victoria), and Dr. David Li Lam (Vancouver). She brings a grounded yet radical, no-nonsense perspective to ancestral health and wellness. We’d love for you to join us at the chillest retreat ever, my Costa Rica Forest Bathing Retreat this September 23-28th. RESOURCES: Mythic Medicinals Herbal Body Oils are half off! Video of Niecia interpreting my recent HTMA results is at the Medicine Stories Patreon Dr. Suuzi on Instagram Mother’s Best Liver Pills Sena Maria’s post on Why Your Healing Work Isn’t Moving the Needle Sarah Kleiner Wellness on Instagram Niecia’s post of Alison Luterman’s poem What Is Mineral Balancing? Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? quiz Related previous episodes: 100. Returning the Mother to Herself: Our Nourishment Shapes How We Receive Life - Niecia Nelson 91. The Mineral Matrix & the Motherline That Made You - Hamid Jabbar 87. Elemental Interbeing, Food Information Overwhelm, and Cell Deep Nourishment for Women - Kymber Maulden 63. Your Cycle, Your Self: Period Empowerment, Fertility Awareness, & the Risks of Hormonal Birth Control - Dr. Elizabeth Wade My website MythicMedicine.love   Mythic Medicine on Instagram Medicine Stories Facebook group Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)
Apr 7, 2023
1 hr 15 min
102. The Living Matrix of Fascia & the Resonance of the Heart - Lindsay Courcelle
We can’t talk about fascia, the connective tissue that touches every single cell in the body, without talking about water, memory, and the quantum information that travels along this network at speeds 1000x faster than biochemical/neuronal signaling. When we bring tactile witnessing to our fascia through presence and touch, mountains move. Get ready to have your mind blown and, if you’re anything like me, to spend the rest of your life diving deeper into these subjects. RESOURCES: Lindsay on Instagram Amber on Instagram Lindsay’s website Lindsay’s Myofascial Breast Care Workshop (use coupon code MEDICINESTORIES for 66% off) Get the Off-Grid Homestead Bundle- 100+ ebooks and online courses to help you start your homestead and live free, for just $50 (a 99% discount!), available from 3/22-3/31  Join me on my Costa Rica: Forest Bathing Eco Retreat in September Medicine Stories Patreon- Two bonuses for this episode: 1. Singing w/ the Ancestors- an extended conversation w/ Lindsay about the resonance of the human voice, making pilgrimage to ancestral lands, connecting with the Earth by breathing with plants, calling in our dreams, and the landscapes that our bodies recognize. 2. Holy Witness: The Story of My 101 Year Old Grandmother's Beautiful Death- My sister and I were touching our grandmother as she left her body on my mom’s, her daughter's, birthday. My six year old daughter was in the room as well. It was peaceful, sacred, and offered healing in light of how my mom died in such a shocking and unexpected way. Plus 5 years of podcast bonuses & resources related to herbalism, ancestry, health, and much more! Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? quiz Lymph Love Club w/ Leah Levitan on Instagram Interoception: The Emotional Side of Trauma video w/ Dr. Emily Splichal  Strolling Under the Skin- visceral surgery fascia video Human Garage on Instagram John Barnes Myofascial Release Healing is Voltage by Jerry Tennant Carrie B Wellness on Instagram The HeartMath Institute  Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working w/ Consciousness by Pam Montgomery The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature by Stephen Buhner The Resonance Effect: How Frequency Specific Microcurrent is Changing Medicine by Carolyn McMakin Dr. Catherine Clinton on Instagram Medicine Stories Episode 95 Exiting the Overculture: Herbalism, Homesteading, & Unschooling My Mind My website MythicMedicine.love  Medicine Stories Facebook group Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)
Mar 20, 2023
1 hr 15 min
101. Rooting With the Ancient Mothers: Healing Wounded Lineages by Reclaiming Physiologic Birth & Radical Togetherness - Aimee Aroha
Our modern disconnection from land and lineage mirrors the culturally normal- but biologically abnormal- separation between mother and baby, parents and children. The consequences of these intertwined attachment wounds are vast. But many of us are dreaming into a different way forward. Let us speak truthfully about what isn’t working, divest from the systems that break our sacred bonds to the Earth and to one another, and heal into the wholeness that is our ancestral inheritance. Join me on my Costa Rica Forest Bathing Retreat in September.  RESOURCES: Aimee’s website The Stoned Chrysalis Aimee on Instagram Medicine Stories Patreon (podcast bonuses!) Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? quiz Reclaiming Childbirth as a Rite of Passage: Weaving Ancient Wisdom w/ Modern Knowledge by Rachel Reed Related Medicine Stories episodes-  Episode 38 Healing Our Indigenous European Ancestors w/ Lyla June Episode 48 Matriarchy in Action & Ancestor-Assisted Birth w/ Emilee Saldaya Episode 51 Maternal Mammalian Ecstasy: The Ancient Hormonal Blueprint for Optimal Birth & Bonding w/ Sarah Buckley Episode 52 Decolonizing the Mind: You Belong to Your Ancestors w/ Tamira Cousett Episode 61 Revillaging: Maternal, Cultural, and Planetary Wellness are One w/ Rachelle Garcia Seliga Episode 75 Learning is Innate: Ancestral Childhood, Unschooling, and Healing w/ Akilah Richards Episode 76 Nature’s Ancient Design: Exalting Life by Honoring the Physiologic Truths of Childbearing w/ Rachelle Garcia Seliga   My website MythicMedicine.love  Mythic Medicine on Instagram Instagram Medicine Stories Facebook group Facebook group Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)
Feb 13, 2023
1 hr 18 min
100. Returning the Mother to Herself: Our Nourishment Shapes How We Receive Life - Niecia Nelson
Want to go on retreat with me? Take this survey to help us decide what that would look like! How we eat (not just *what* we eat) is how we receive life, and our state of nourishment determines everything from our fertility to how we perceive the passage of time. Disembodiment and dietary confusion run amok, but beneath the noise is the quiet wisdom of our biology. When we create safety in our systems we allow ourselves to sink into the spaciousness that we crave. Let us slow down, expand our sensory gating channels, and bathe our every cell in nourishment from the deepest source. GET RESOURCED: Niecia’s course Maternal starts February 20th- listen till the end for a $100 off coupon code! Patreon bonuses: Extended conversation w/ Niecia about restrictive eating and purifying the channel of lack, orienting our lives to nourish our childrens childrens children, and much more A recording of me sharing personal stories, my experience of motherhood & nourishment, plus my favorite parenting resource Niecia’s Instagram account I Am Altar Previous bioenergetic/prometabolic Medicine Stories Episode 87 with Kymber Maulden Elemental Interbeing, Food Information Overwhelm, and Cell Deep Nourishment for Women Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter Levine My website MythicMedicine.love  Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? Quiz Mythic Medicine on Instagram Medicine Stories Facebook group Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)
Jan 16, 2023
1 hr 34 min
99. Holistic Health & Earth Connected Living in Technological Times - Carly Rose
Many of us yearn for the lifeways of our ancient ancestors, and evolutionary mismatch can account for the majority of today’s health issues, yet we cannot go back in time nor fully recreate their lifestyles in our modern world. Let us find well-being, nourishment, and the richness of community in the here & now, and stop buying into the false dichotomy between Earth connection and technology. Get the Holistic Health Bundle- over 100 ebook, online course, and membership site resources for just $50 from January 1st-10th ONLY Carly Rose on Instagram Two podcast bonuses for patrons at patreon.com/medicinestories (thank you!) Extended convo w/ Carly- Heavy Metals in Chocolate, Shilajit, Falling Sperm Levels, & Your Fertility is Your Health  Carly’s eBook- Natural Beauty: Foraging Plants to Replace Conventional Beauty & Hygiene Products Healing is Voltage by Jerry Tennant The Healy shop (message me if you have any questions) My website MythicMedicine.love  Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? Quiz Medicine Stories Facebook group Mythic Medicine on Instagram Music by Mariee Siou (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)
Jan 1, 2023
1 hr 16 min
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