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July 18, 2020
Please remember to like, subscribe and share! (Image by Mary Adams, used with permission) Kia Ora E Hoa, and a warm greetings friends to another episode of the Mystic Discoveries Podcast. Today, I am talking with Mary Stewart Adams, a Star Lore Historian who (taken from her Instagram bio) is restoring the mythic grandeur of knowing the stars. Whether you are a seasoned astrologer or a newbie you will definitely find this chat of interest. We discuss Astrology, Astronomy and Astrosophy, how the three disciplines are connected, how they differ, and how we can work with them to reconnect with the stary heavens. To begin with Mary shares with us her story. How she came to walk her spiritual path and develop her way as a Star Lore Historian. She has studied and worked personally with Astrology, Astronomy and Astrosophy for many years and has some wonderful nuggets of wisdom to share with us today. In the second part of the show Mary goes into more detail about Astrosophy, she goes into the Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn and why it is such a big thing. We discuss the 8 year cycle of Venus and where we are in relation to that. She also talks about how Astrosophers calculate the pre natal chart and briefly describes the journey we take from the heavens to the earth. I ask Mary, am I a Gemini (according to tropical Astrology) or a Taurus (according to Sidereal Astrology)? She explains why I could consider myself both. Honestly I felt like I was being treated to an epic story telling event. Mary has such a way with words and enthusiasm for reconnecting the Human being with the stars that I challenge you not to be inspired to take on a personal study of the cosmos yourself after hearing this. One of the key themes in Mary’s life has been Freedom, and I really appreciate the way she has approached her working with a discipline (Astrology/Astrosophy) that could very easily lead us to put ourselves in boxes and limit our development (eg: To identify so strongly with a sun sign that it influences your behavior and life choices). A massive thing I learned was that its not an either or, but an ALL approach when working with the stars. And actually when it comes to Anthroposophy I notice this being a truth too, that you don’t need to elimitate belief systems or ways of thinking, but work to incorporate and intergrate all that feels true and right for the individual. One doesn’t have to either think spiritually OR scientifically - one can integrate the two. A definite theme of my life at the moment! I encourage you to follow Mary’s advice and go outside on the next night the Stars are out and start to become familiar with them . We are at a point in human evolution where it is up to use to reach out and connect with the stars again. Once they spoke to us, they then went silent and now we must speak with them. Resources Mentioned Time passages app Star Fire Astrosophy Robert Hand books Star Wisdom Journal Connect with Mary on Facebook at The Storytellers Night sky www.storytellersnightsky.com Instagram @starmares   Connect with me on instagram @the_mystic_waldorf_home and check out my website silvercapcrafts.com where you can buy Waldorf handwork lessons, yarn, dolls and whatever other things I make. You can help me keep this podcast going by becoming a patron from as little as $1.11 a month. Go to patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries to find out more.
June 28, 2020
Welcome back to another episode of The Mystic Discoveries. Today we discuss the spiritual, physical and social changes teens go through and how the Waldorf curriculum meets them. Annie offers wonderful insights and advice for parents and teachers of teens/soon to be teens. Although we started off with the intention of discussion 2 particular things, it became another great discussion that would be great for people to listen to who are new to Waldorf.  We start off by introducing the fourfold human being for those who may not be familiar with the concept. It is important in understanding the more spiritual aspects of what is happening to the child/teen. The 12 year old change is an event most Waldorf teachers and Waldorfy parents are aware of. It is quite a significant part of a child’s development. We talked a few years ago about the 9 year old change (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mystic-discoveries-ep-6-9-year-old-change-waldorf-curriculum/id1108252764?i=1000430491291) which may be a good episode to listen to before or after this one. We are discussing these turning points not from a position of dread or warning, but more from an angle of being prepared, open and loving towards the changes your child will go through. Teens often get a bad rep and its partly due to adults not fully understanding their consciousness and their needs. Annie made a great comment between the difference of ‘exploring’ and ‘rebelling’. Teens naturally want and need to explore, this is healthy. They rebel when they feel oppressed, misunderstood and not heard. Annie has so may observations and suggestions when it comes to maintaining boundaries, and laying the foundations of that in early childhood. We also discuss the importance of rhythm and routine, not just for 0-7 year old children, but right up to 18 and beyond! Apologies for my voice being a tad flat the week, I am fighting the onset of a cold! Connect with Annie at thechildisthecurriculum.com or on Instagram @thechildisthecurriculum and look into buying one of her threefold planning calendars co-designed by her and her awesome son. Connect with me on instagram @the_mystic_waldorf_home and check out my website silvercapcrafts.com where you can buy Waldorf handwork lessons, yarn, dolls and whatever other things I make. You can help me keep this podcast going by becoming a patron from as little as $1.11 a month. Go to patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries to find out more. Thanks for listening! :Reading List: By Rudolf Steiner: “Soul Economy” “Education for Adolescents” “The Spirit of the Waldorf School” “A Modern Art Of Education” “Discussions With Teachers” “Education as a force for Social Change” “Waldorf Education & Anthroposophy”   “On the Threshold of Adolescence” Herman Koepeke
June 5, 2020
Kai Ora friends and welcome to another episode of the Mystic Discoveries. Today Paul Weston is back to talk about his new book ‘History and Myth: Boris Johnson. Henry VIII. Extinction Rebellion, Plague, & the Return of the Middle Ages’ which you can buy from amazon https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Weston/e/B0034PR0X8%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Further Reading Recommended By Paul Arnold Toynbee ‘A Study of History’ Norman Cohn ‘Pursuit of the Millennium’ Colin Wilson ‘The Occult’ We recorded this during the Lunar Eclipse and I feel like a little extra magic was in our convo because of it. The overarching theme of his book and this convo is that History is cyclical and if we look back at events that happened in the past that match current astrological blueprints we are given clues as to how to face our current stuff, while also enriching and deepening our connection to history and the cosmos in general. Get ready to hear about comparisons between Boris Johnson and Henry the 8th The Fisher King saga in relation to Boris and the Covid situation Time slip experiences Historical Synchronisations The astrological meaning and significance of the Saturn Pluto alignment that happened in the sign of Capricorn in January 2020 Different approaches to the researching history Near the end we touch on the Extinction Rebellion Movement and strange cults that rose up in the middle ages. In general we discuss the whole Cult thing and what Paul means when he uses the word. All in all I think this was a very measured, and hopeful chat in the wake of the events we currently are part of. It will bring a lot of reassurance to many people at the moment. There is a comfort in knowing that history tends to repeat itself, we can learn from what happened in the past. There is some potent creative, inspirational energy around at the moment. If we can find a way to ground ourselves and connect with the deeper, eternal, still connection to spirit (or whatever you want to call it) we have the capacity to do some amazing things. There may be some nefarious, destructive forces active at the moment, and even though it can be hard to see, we must remember that there is just as many good forces/archetypes/beings on our side as well.
May 22, 2020
Today I am talking with Andrew Linnell, author of the new book 'The Hidden Heretic of the Renaissance: Leonardo Da Vinci', which is avalible on Amazon now :).  (Google the two Virgin on the Rocks painting by Leonardo to follow along with Andrews description.) We have all heard the Legends from Dan Brown and Holy Blood, Holy Grail that claimed to tell us the 'truth' about Christ Jesus and the history of the church. Well, Andrew has bought something else to the table. Although his ideas are not new, they may be new to alot of us. Especially in regards to what Leonardo was trying to communicate. Was he trying to tell us that there were not one, but two Jesus Children and that the Christ wasn't present on the earth until Jesus was baptised at 30? Well Andrew supposes that's exactly what Leo knew. We discuss Leo's upbringing, the people he was surrounded by, the times he lived in, his ties to the Medeci's and where he learned these heretical ideas. According to Andrew and others, the two Jesus Children was a mystical fact known by early Christians and even foretold in texts like the Zohar and old testament scriptures. We talk about Rudolf Steiners perspective on the whole thing and Andrew recommends further reading. I highly recommend his book which you can get for Kindle on amazon.com. Although we cover alot in this 90min chat there are heaps of details in the book that fill in some blanks of this conversation. So all aboard the Esoteric Express, buckle you seat belt, keep that mind open and enjoy the words. Find out more about Andrews missions here... www.mystech.orgwww.mystech.co Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support this Podcast The Mystic Discoveries from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me. https://www.patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries Come say hi on Instagram@the_mystic_waldorf_homeAnd YouTubeMystic Waldorf Home NZ
April 20, 2020
‘Social Motto’ By Rudolf Steiner A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living. Kia Ora friends, And welcome back to another episode of The Mystic Discoveries podcast. I’m your host Amanda and today I am talking to the wonderful Katrina Wolff, creator and owner of Blue Borage (www.blueborage.co.nz) which is centred around biodynamics and Bee friendlness. Katrina runs workshops (both in person and online) teaching fols how to make delicious compost, start an edible garden, and use the principals of bio dynamics in your own garden. She also offers one to one coaching sessions and gets involved with schools and community groups. Check out her website to find out more. Today I wanted to get a kind of introduction to biodynamics out to you. Soil health is so so so important for the nutritional make up of our food, and for the earth in general. We go into the history of biodynamics, what it actually is, what a biodynamic farm/garden looks like and what the preperations are and how they are used. Katrina also shares with us her oen principals and practices in regards to biodynamics and we discuss a plant meditation excersise we both use often. Please consider becoming a patron of the show, go to https://www.patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries. You help me pay for all the costs of running the podcast and since Im a student/stay at home mum this really really helps. Also you get Art prints, tarot readings and whatever else I feel like making and offering to you. If your not in a position to support the podcast financially please consider leaving a review on itunes, and liking and subscribing. Follow me on instagram and facebook @the_mystic_waldorf_home_nz, its super appreciated when you comment on posts and share the podcast on your stories. I do monthly giveaways so if free stuff is your jam follow me on the socials. Linky Links to all the things mentioned below x   One Man One Man One Planet https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/one-man-one-cow-one-planet-2007/availability “Grasp the Nettle” By Peter Proctor https://www.hohepahawkesbay.com/ https://www.biodynamics.com/ https://tanishelliwell.com/summer-with-leprechauns/ Volcanic Ash http://environmentalfertilisers.co.nz/ef-bas-50/   CPP Is sold online here: http://www.growbiodynamics.co.nz/ (The website says not currently available - hopefully just because of Covid19 More info about the Maramataka (Maori Moon Calender) https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/discover-collections/read-watch-play/maori/matariki-maori-new-year/maramataka/nights-maramataka https://astro-calendar.com/ https://zachbushmd.com/ https://www.blueborage.co.nz/
April 5, 2020
“The artwork that I create is more about the process that goes on behind the scenes, within the people, as a way or means of empowering and generating well- being through the vehicle of Art”. Tiffany Singh, 2020. Art has the capacity to change the world for good. Amazing humans like Tiffany Singh are taking Art as social Practice to great heights, both in Aotearoa and abroad. I was lucky enough to have her come and bring her story as an artist in a wonderfully holistic way. As she says, everything is connected. Her Buddhist beliefs are intrinsically linked with her approach to art and the way she creates, a lot of the time in collaboration with communities (refugees, children affected by the Christchurch earthquakes) and other artists.  Tiffany explains how she developed her approach into that of social practice. And shares stories from many exhibitions she has created in New Zealand beyond. She also discusses how her motherhood is another aspect of her artistic practice now, she describes how her children are with her throughout the creation of work and how community has been essential to her being able to continue to create while also being a mother of two. In my mind she is one of New Zealand’s modern iconic artists and I couldn’t be happier for there to be another space for her to share her inspirational story and some words of wisdom. She is taking commissions at the moment, by the way. So if your in the market for a piece of fine art then contact her through her website https://tiffanysingh.com/#contact Here are some points we cover in our chat Work in Te Papa. The ideas behind Indra’s Bow and Total Internal reflection https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/discover-collections/read-watch-play/art/tiffany-singh-indras-bow-total-internal-reflection/rituals Colour Therapy Levelling the experience of Art: Making it inclusive to all ages, ethnicities, moving to the heart and out of the head. A narrative that many can relate to. (Lithograph Images) How you respond to colour frequencies. Tiffany’s Artistic Career. How the juxtaposition of living in the West and the East has influenced her art and her approach. Art as social practice. The influence Max Gimblett had on Tiffany and her inclusion of the spiritual into her work. Living in India and connecting with her Indian heritage. The volunteer creative practice work she did while there. Process more important than the outcome, painting with kids in slums, putting women’s collectives together. How the process affected those involved. How the 3 years living in India directed her art making approach. What bought her to Buddhism. What is ‘Social Practice’ (activity and inquiry) and the state of art as social practice in New Zealand. How social practice can be used to help with depression, enabling well-being and mental health. Aligning Health and Education with Art. Te Ora Aroha Below are links to exhibitions mentioned in the podcast. I HIGHLY recommend you go have a looksie. Honestly, the loving magicalness of the work can be felt even through the computer screen. It is so inspiring.   https://tiffanysingh.com/fly-me-up-to-where-you-are/ https://tiffanysingh.com/the-journey-of-a-million-miles-begin-with-one-step/ https://shadowsoftheawakened.tumblr.com/ https://tiffanysingh.com/collaboration-is-the-future/   Connect with me YouTube Mystic Waldorf Home NZ Facebook Mystic Waldorf Home NZ Come say hi on Instagram @the_mystic_waldorf_home Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support the podcast from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me. https://www.patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries
March 23, 2020
Kia Ora E Hoa, (Warm Greetings Friends) Welcome to episode 15! You will notice I begin the interview with a karakia (Prayer) in Te Reo Maori, which I then speak in English. Just a heads up for those of you unfamiliar with Maori, or the practice of starting off conversations with a karakia. It took me a while to think of incorporating more Maori in this podcast and I'm glad I have done so. Especially relevant to begin this tradition on a podcast where we discuss connection with out tupuna (ancestors). Today we are chatting about how Amber came to walk the path she walks. Where she grew up, and how she discovered herbalism. We talk about Carl Jung, using plants to connect with our ancestors, herbal oilings, and many other things. Cover art used with permission from Amber, taken from her Instagram feed (https://www.instagram.com/mythicmedicine). Below are links to things we discuss in the podcast and how you can find Amber's creations. Mythic Medicine Website https://mythicmedicine.love/ Amber's Blog post. https://mythicmedicine.love/blog/ancestral-time How to make and use herbal oils https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast/?category=Herbal+Oils Jung and the Ancestors by Sandra Easter https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast/?category=Herbal+Oils   Connect with me;  YouTube MysticWaldorf Home NZ Facebook Mystic Waldorf Home NZ Come say hi on Instagram @the_mystic_waldorf_home. Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support the podcast from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me. https://www.patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries
February 10, 2020
Kia Ora Friends, The art for this weeks podcast was taken from the Cover of Paul Weston’s book, The Occult Battle of Britain. Well, well you are in for a treat. Welcome to another cool episode of The Mystic Discoveries Podcast. Today Paul Weston and I talk about the powerful woman, Dion Fortune, Author of 'Psychic Self Defense', 'The Sea Priestess' and 'Avalon of the Heart' to name a few. Paul has written a dope book called 'The Occult Battle of Britain', in which he delves into a massive occult episode that occurs 50 years before WW2. The Nazi Grail castle, Himmler’s occult obsessions, the happenings around Glastonbury, the impact of WW1 on the collective psyche, The Arch Angel Michael, Rudolf Steiner and so many others characters and episodes are discussed in this epic book. We obviously can’t go into it all but Paul does focus on the biography of Dion Fortune, and how her work has influenced his own life. We touch on the connection between Dion Fortune and my mate, Rudolf Steiner. Paul also mentions briefly some interesting events and characters that connect New Zealand to the Glastonbury vibes. He sent me a link to a blog post he wrote about the 11.11 event, which he writes about in his book called Atargatis https://avalonianaeon.blogspot.com/2010/01/#1922213525160658780 The book he refers to is ‘Islands of the Dawn: The Story of Alternative Spirituality in New Zealand’ Its honestly one of the richest, most interesting convos I’ve ever had. There’s too much awesome stuff to mention in the show notes so I suggest you just get comfy, play this podcast and then go buy Paul's book from Amazon (search for The Occult Battle of Britain). You can also go to Paul's website www.paulwestonglastonbury.com or like he said, he is traceable on Facebook and youtube. All his books are available on Amazon.   Connect with me YouTube Mystic Waldorf Home NZ Facebook Mystic Waldorf Home NZ Come say hi on Instagram @the_mystic_waldorf_home Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support the podcast from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me. https://www.patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries
January 26, 2020
Kia Ora Friends, “The wisdom in us, finds the wisdom in the universe. The Spiritual in us, finds the Spiritual in the Universe” Welcome to the first episode of 2020! Today I’m interviewing the warm and wonderful Dale Brunsvold, the voice of Rudolf Steiner Audio. I’ve wanted to record a podcast about Rudolf Steiner for a long time. I made one years ago but I no longer think its worth being up, it was the first podcast I ever recorded. So I’m so happy to have Dale along to give an introductory (-ish, it gets pretty deep yo) picture of Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy. We start off talking about Dale and his relationship to Anthroposophy, the Christian community and how Rudolf Steiner Audio came to be. When we talk of Steiner, we discuss his childhood, his education, the cultural climate he was surrounded by, his involvement with theosophy, his stance towards communism, the three fold social order, reincarnation, how people like Goethe, Nietzsche, and the humble herb gather Felix had an influence on him, who his ‘Masters’ were, Goethe’s Theory of colour, and so so so much more. I must apologise for the audio quality as I think my cell phone data made it sound a bit average, but I think its totally listenable and the content is so rad its worth listening too. Also around 40mins through my 3 year old can slightly be heard having a melt down :l #momlife. You can listen to SO many lectures at www.rudolfsteineraudio.com, feel free to donate to help Dale keep it running. Files on here can be streamed or downloaded. Or if you want them from Podbean: www.rudolfsteiner.podbean.com You can also come hang out with me in internet land Facebook Mystic Waldorf Home NZ Instagram @the_mystic_waldorf_home Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support this Podcast The Mystic Discoveries from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me. https://www.patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries
January 26, 2020
Kia Ora Friends, “The wisdom in us, finds the wisdom in the universe. The Spiritual in us, finds the Spiritual in the Universe” Welcome to the first episode of 2020! Today I’m interviewing the warm and wonderful Dale Brunsvold, the voice of Rudolf Steiner Audio.  I’ve wanted to record a podcast about Rudolf Steiner for a long time. I made one years ago but I no longer think its worth being up, it was the first podcast I ever recorded.  So I’m so happy to have Dale along to give an introductory (-ish, it gets pretty deep yo) picture of Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy. We start off talking about Dale and his relationship to Anthroposophy, the Christian community and how Rudolf Steiner Audio came to be. When we talk of Steiner, we discuss his childhood, his education, the cultural climate he was surrounded by, his involvement with theosophy, his stance towards communism, the three fold social order, reincarnation, how people like Goethe, Nietzsche, and the humble herb gather Felix had an influence on him, who his ‘Masters’ were, Goethe’s Theory of colour, and so so so much more. I must apologise for the audio quality as I think my cell phone data made it sound a bit average, but I think its totally listenable and the content is so rad its worth listening too. Also around 40mins through my 3 year old can slightly be heard having a melt down :l #momlife. You can listen to SO many lectures at www.rudolfsteineraudio.com, feel free to donate to help Dale keep it running. Files on here can be streamed or downloaded. Or if you want them from Podbean: www.rudolfsteiner.podbean.com You can also come hang out with me in internet land Facebook Mystic Waldorf Home NZ Instagram @the_mystic_waldorf_home Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support this Podcast The Mystic Discoveries from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me. https://www.patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries
December 17, 2019
Kia Ora pals. A warm welcome back the podcast. Today Annie (of @thechildisthecurriculum on Instagram) go deep into the Waldorf take on festivals. Steiner said our generation would be the ones to renew them and the content for this podcast was inspired by that impulse. Being in the Southern Hemisphere, I find the topic of the Festivals one I contemplate often. It was awesome to talk to Annie in the US, experiencing Christmas in Winter, while I myself am in Aotearoa (New Zealand) celebrating Christmas in the Summer. Our chat includes….. The What and the Why of the typical Waldorf Festivals Why they are such a big deal The difference between Historic and Seasonal festivals The Arch angels and their roles in the seasons. Why Christ is such a central figure What to do if you are not Christian Practical ways to bring the festival vibes into your home for free or very cheaply   Books Recommended Diana Carey and Judy Large “Family Festivals and Food” Books by Karen Rivers Sue Fitzjohn, Minda Weston and Judy Large “Festivals around the World” Rudolf Steiner: “The Festival Series”, “Nature Spirits”, "Man and the world of the Stars" and  “Calendar of the Soul” Michael Burton “In the Light of The child” Adrianne Anderson "Living a Spiritual Year". Please comment, like and subscribe. It's a free way to support what I'm doing. Facebook Mystic Waldorf Home NZ Come say hi on Instagram @the_mystic_waldorf_home Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support The Mystic Discoveries from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me. https://www.patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries
December 8, 2019
Kia Ora Friends, I’m joined again today by Hadas Knox, creator of Crafting a Sacred Postpartum E-course and Author of The Holistic Antidepressant Diet. Today we take a deep delve into this whole postpartum thing. We all pay special attention to the giving birth of a child, but we don’t often take the time to think about what the new mother needs and is dealing with in those early months (even years) of their babies life. Not only is a baby born, but a mother is born. We in the west have moved away from traditional ancient wisdom that holds the postpartum months as sacred. A time for the mother to heal, replenish and bond with their new bundle of joy. Hadas is among the few amazing humans helping us find our way back to certain practices our ancestors would have just thought was common sense! The importance of nourishing, warm organic food, and how the new mother needs to be cared for and heard. We talk about how the course came to be, and where Hadas draws her knowledge from. We discuss the importance of sacred space and how to set boundaries in a way that is loving, yet give you the space you need. We also discuss the importance of working out some non-negotiable, self-care practices before baby arrives and discussing this with your partner. We also talk about the difference between the holistic and reductionist views on health and well-being. It’s a good one for anyone who is about to be a mother, is a new mother or wants to support a loved on in their postpartum journey. Giving birth to a child and our motherhood is quite the initiation process! Lets chat about it. Find Hadas on Instagram @ancientrootsmama and visit her website to sign up for her free e-course www.ancientrootsmama.com. Please comment, like and subscribe. It's a free way to support what I'm doing. Facebook Mystic Waldorf Home NZ Come say hi on Instagram @the_mystic_waldorf_home Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support this YouTube channel and my Podcast The Mystic Discoveries from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me. https://www.patreon.com/themysticdiscoveries
October 26, 2019
Haere Mai Friends and welcome back to The Mystic Discoveries podcast. In this episode I interviewed the kiwi artist, designer and mediation workshop facilitator Emily Fletcher. Emily is the creator of the recent exhibition, Roses of the Soul and co-creator of Alamandria ‘…a social initiative through which meditation, artistic process and aesthetic experiences are used as a means to relieve the stress and challenges of daily life to awaken personal insight’. Emily starts us off with a particularly beautiful verse from our buddy Rudolf Steiner, then we get into it! By golly what an enlivening and interesting conversation. We delve into…… Emily’s upbringing and early life Her spiritual path and how she came across it Her artistic process Bringing spirit into a public space as an artist The spiritual nature of colour The transformative and healing aspects of art How Alamandria was founded and what they do Meditation and cultivating your inner meditative life Working with staff at the Mary Potter hospice and men in Rimutaka prison Also a little chat about why the 6 basic exercises are so rad, and their potential.   Websites: https://www.emilyfletcherdesign.com/ http://alamandria.co.nz/ Instagram instagram.com/emily_fletcher_design/ instagram.com/alamandria.co.nz/  Check out the Take 5 link on Alamandria’s website for meditation ideas and go to their retreat in November! Emily also mentions they are open to traveling so contact them if your workplace, school or community would benefit from this work. Please comment, like and subscribe. It's a free way to support what I'm doing. FacebookMystic Waldorf Home NZ Come say hi on Instagram@the_mystic_waldorf_home Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support this YouTube channel and my Podcast The Mystic Discoveries from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me. Listen to my podcast on iTunes or Podbean search for The Mystic Discoveries.
August 14, 2019
Kia Ora E Hoa. Welcome friends    Annie and I are back together again, not experts, but two Steiner nerds chatting about cool esoteric things. Gee wizz there are some nuggets of wisdom in here. We start off discussing the spiritual nature of Art and how Rudolf Steiner suggests we transform it in the future. Perhaps a bit controversial for some modern art lovers, but bare with us and keep those minds open!   We then move along to discuss the Spiritual natures of 6 art forms. What are they, how are they relate to the human body, and how can we use it to educate. Not only do we talk of art, but this conversation ended up being a podcast that could be good for people wanting to get 101 on Waldorf education and Steiner's view on human development.    Also you can hear heaps and heaps of tips from Annie about teaching art to your children. A really good intro into how to bring a Waldorfy vibe to your art lessons, how to deliver a painting lesson, and how to teach different temperaments (particularly the choleric child).    Here are some points made in the chat.    Thoughts as living things. The brain as a RECEIVER of thoughts, not a thought creation organ.   We discuss this the evolution of consciousness and thought perspective from the lecture series 'Art and it's mission'     Colour, tone and light from the spiritual world and form of the physical. The Artist brings these two into harmony.   Architecture linked to death  Costuming linked to birth   6 Art Forms Architecture - Physical Body  Sculpture - Etheric Body Painting - Astral Body Music - Ego Poetry - Spirit Self Eurythmy - Life Spirit   References:   On YouTube: Why is Modern Art so Bad?    Brian Gray's YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7FYoXOCQQUOTfbvZTKXqYSHel9pKcRt6     'The Arts and Their Mission' Rudolf Steiner   'Then Education of the Child in Light of Anthroposophy' for the “teacher as artist” stuff.    'Discussions with Teachers' on humor and using in breaths and out breaths.   'Phases of Childhood' Bernard Lievegoed   'Healing stories for challenging behavior: Susan Perrow   www.rudolfsteineraudio.com   www.rsarchive.com   Join Annie's online community, or buy her threefold planner....  www.thechildisthecurriculum.com Or on Facebook @thechildisthecurriculum Please comment, like and subscribe. It's a free way to support what I'm doing. FacebookMystic Waldorf Home NZ Come say hi on Instagram@the_mystic_waldorf_home Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support this YouTube channel and my Podcast The Mystic Discoveries from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me. Listen to my podcast on iTunes or Podbean search for The Mystic Discoveries.
August 13, 2019
Kia Ora friends and welcome back to another episode of the Mystic Discoveries Podcast.    Today's episode was recorded a few months ago, but I haven't been able to edit it until now. It's worth the wait though. I'm talking to the most wonderful Kahu Gill who is a hand poke tatoo artist, forager, adventurer, artist and all round cool human.    We talk about their experiences at Michael Park Steiner School n Auckland, New Zealand as a teenager, compared to their experiences in state schooling. Within that we discuss the similarities between Waldorf education and Māori educational philosophy, and what could be improved upon. We move on to their paranormal experiences with Patupairehe (Fae folk) UFOs and ghosts. Very interesting! We also manage to chat about their foraging adventures and life as a holistic poke tattoo artist.   She also shared some tips on doing some DIY archeology adventures. Who knew so much open source information is just a computer search away!   I was so happy to talk to Kahu, and I'm pretty convinced I need to take a trip up north to get a tattoo done by them. If you want to go get a hand poke tattoo done by Kahu and maybe learn more about plants and foraging go follow her on  Instagram@kahu_gill Check out her beautifully etherial music on bandcamp. Its very good. Kahuandthecorybas.bandcamp.com   Please comment, like and subscribe. It's a free way to support what I'm doing. FacebookMystic Waldorf Home NZ Come say hi on Instagram@the_mystic_waldorf_home Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support this YouTube channel and my Podcast The Mystic Discoveries from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me. Listen to my podcast on iTunes or Podbean search for The Mystic Discoveries.
May 4, 2019
Kia Ora Friends and Welcome to another episode of The Mystic Discoveries Podcast. If you are into sacred Motherhood, slow living, organic food, food as medicine and the healing properties of Ayahuasca, well this is the episode for you! Today I talk to the most lovely Hadas Knox, Author of the Holistic Anti Depressant Diet and creator of the super cool Instagram page @ancientrootsmama.   Not only do we talk about her book but we delve into her spiritual path/outlook, her experiences with Ayahuasca, motherhood, and her favorite daily and seasonal rituals.   When we get to the subject of her book we discuss how to eat organically on a budget, how to help your child to transition to a simpler more nutritious diet, food as medicine and how our diet can help us through times of stress and those Seasonal shifts that just keep happening!   Also Hadas shares with us an AMAZING project she has in the pipelines (which will be released just when her Mama Schedule allows). It’s a course called Crafting a Sacred Postpartum and sound like something this world needs.   Go follow Hadas on instagram @ancientrootsmama and visit her website to find out more about her book and up coming e-course www.ancientrootsmama.com.   Please comment, like and subscribe. It's a free way to support what I'm doing. FacebookMystic Waldorf Home NZ Come say hi on Instagram@the_mystic_waldorf_home Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support this YouTube channel and my Podcast The Mystic Discoveries from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me. Listen to my podcast on iTunes or Podbean search for The Mystic Discoveries.
February 23, 2019
What is going on with my 9 year old!? This is a very common question and today we set out to answer it.   Kia Ora and Welcome back to the Mystic Discoveries Podcast. Mum life has kept me busy but now that Phoenix is older its time to restart this podcast series again.   We are kicking off with another interview with the lovely Annie Haas who is an Artist and Waldorf Homeschool Mama of three. I thought it would be good to talk to Annie about the 9 year old change because she has had two children go through it and one more is to come.   We discuss briefly the Fourfold nature of the human being at the beginning (for a more detailed picture read Steiner’s indications or check out my YouTube post https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zVmKIy62vQ )   Then we discuss What is happening from a spiritual or developmental perspective to the 9 year old child Their awareness of Self. What we as teachers and parents can do to help WONDER WISH AND ASTONISHMENT Relating the curriculum to the Human Being Old Testament stories, house building, geography, botany, and the Animal mainlesson. Creating the curriculum to suit your child. Teaching writing the Waldorfy way Being inspired by the content And Annie’s amazing projects (including her amazing threefold planner)   Books I recommend reading   Phases of Childhood: Bernard Lievegoed   Encountering the Self: Hermann Koepke   Anthroposophy: A Concise Introduction: Henk van Oort   Find Annie Instagram @thechildisthecurriculum www.thechildisthecurriculum.com   Please comment, like and subscribe. It's a free way to support what I'm doing. FacebookMystic Waldorf Home NZ Come say hi on Instagram@the_mystic_waldorf_home Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support this YouTube channel and my Podcast The Mystic Discoveries from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me. Listen to my podcast on iTunes or Podbean search for The Mystic Discoveries.
September 15, 2017
Welcome back! After over a years break The Mystic Discoveries returns. Today Annie and I discuss all things Waldorf. As a homeschooling Mama of three Annie has much wisdoms to offer. A great conversation if you are wanting to hear more about Waldorf education in both New Zealand and the US.   Please comment, like and subscribe. It's a free way to support what I'm doing. FacebookMystic Waldorf Home NZ Come say hi on Instagram@the_mystic_waldorf_home Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support this YouTube channel and my Podcast The Mystic Discoveries from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me. Listen to my podcast on iTunes or Podbean search for The Mystic Discoveries. Annie’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/haasathome/ Link to Annie’s awesome planner www.lulu.com/shop/annie-haas/the-three-fold-human-calendar/paperback/product-23331041.html
May 29, 2016
Welcome to another episode Buddies! (The image is used with permission from Kaypacha's website) I hope you enjoy our first interview with my favorite astrologer, Kaypacha. We discuss a lot of topics. Astrology being the main one but also Kundalini yoga, his upbringing and life experiences, Astrosophy, Steiner, his workshops and the shift in consciousness. A short but sweet chat, I didn't want to keep him too long. I had soooooo many more questions to ask him. Maybe next time Also, please forgive my interview skills. Due to all the exciting guests I have lined up I'll have many opportunities to become super great! Until then, enjoy our wee chat about Astrology and life as a global citizen. Links and names to Google: newparadigmastrology.com Jeffery Wolf Green Daniel Giamario Maurice Fernandez Yogi Bhajan (Kundalini Yoga) Please comment, like and subscribe. It's a free way to support what I'm doing. FacebookMystic Waldorf Home NZ Come say hi on Instagram@the_mystic_waldorf_home Please consider becoming a patron, I offer heaps of cool goodies for each level including monthly giveaways. You can support this YouTube channel and my Podcast The Mystic Discoveries from as little as $1.11 a month. Cheap as chips and makes all the difference to me. Listen to my podcast on iTunes or Podbean search for The Mystic Discoveries.
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