In this inaugural minisode you'll be introduced to us as the hosts, learn about our backgrounds, our reasons for starting Open Magic, and what to expect from the show!
This is a community-driven podcast built around the ethos of learning from one another. If you have any suggestions for episodes or want to be featured as an expert, reach out to us via our website, openmagicpodcast.com, Twitter, or Instagram! We look forward to hearing from you!
Reclaiming Intention Setting
In this episode we dive into the wild and wonderful world of intention setting, exploring how we can use mindful intentions in our magical practices. We explore the intersection of intentions and planning and discuss ways to sidestep guilt and pressure. And finally, we share our intention-setting practices through the use of sigils, meditation, and spell work.
This episode is all about easily accessible and affordable magic tools & techniques. Here, we dive into our favorite ways to practice magic on a budget or simply as a metaphysical minimalist. We also touch on issues of consumerism, over-reliance on fancy tools and ingredients, as well as the power of cultivating deep relationships with the things you have, from tarot decks to pendulums, and more.
In this episode, we dive deep into the wonderful world of self-care! We discuss what self-care is, the many forms it can take beyond bubble baths, and ideas for incorporating magic into self-care rituals. We share what works for us (and what doesn't!) and consider how to find magic in the everyday.
Spiritual Practices for Tough Times
In this episode we explore how to use practices like tarot, meditation, astrology, and more to navigate difficult, challenging, or downright strange times in life. Learn what tools we use in our personal practices and our tips for dealing with doubt, overwhelm, and fearful thinking.
Myths & Misconceptions of Metaphysical Practices
In this episode we tackle some myths and misconceptions about tarot, astrology, and witchcraft. Fom the old saying that you have to be gifted your first tarot deck to musings on Mercury retrograde, we give our takes on these ideas along with suggestions on how to chart your own path.
Finding Spiritual Teachers
In this episode we discuss how to find spiritual teachers, connect with likeminded seekers, and even how to share the knowledge you have with others. Learn some red flags to avoid, how to trust your judgment, and find the groups and teachers that are right for your path.
Ancestral Healing & Inherited Trauma with Lisa Nagel
Lisa Nagel is a guide, coach and intuitive helping womxn resolve and heal personal and inherited trauma, move through grief with grace and live a life of sustainable aliveness and tenderly being fully human. Join us as we discuss her work, the process of uncovering and healing inherited trauma, the importance of holding space, and using magic and other tools for a holistic healing approach.
Find Her Online:
Instagram - @wildsensitivesouls
The Magic of Embodiment with Yarrow Magdalena
Join us as we talk with Yarrow Magdalena of Yarrow Digital and Daydreaming Wolves about embodiment, magic, tarot, healing from trauma, and so much more. Yarrow describes herself as a queer writer, pleasure activist, body worker, celebrant and plant lover who supports soft folks in reclaiming embodiment and a connection to nature through everyday magic and ritual.
More about Yarrow
Her practices around folk herbalism, tarot, journaling, movement and creative expression are meant to support a trauma informed and accessible path towards body liberation, self-acceptance and community. In addition to running her The Magic of Embodiment membership and offering custom readings and rituals she also hosts Daydreaming Wolves – a podcast for dreamers who are into authentic conversations about healing, everyday struggles and everyday magic.
Yarrow also runs a web design + tech studio called Yarrow Digital which supports small businesses in building heartfelt, sustainable online platforms made to hold big dreams and beautiful communities.