Friday, June 29, 2018

Episode 41: Nausicaa and Princess Mononoke

The Priestesses go to the movies! Again! In this fresh installment, Amanda and Jacob "Ohm" in on the Studio Ghibli classics, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke. What makes these films so powerful, even today? What lessons and perspectives might Paganfolk find within them? And what makes a Princess a Princess?

Wading into the water includes exploring: Thematic similarities, liminal protagonists, complex antagonists, strong female characters, ritual purity, human action and inaction, the power and terror of rage, the might of nature, karma, some Pagan exegesis and eisegesis of the films, and much, much more. Miyazaki-sama, osoreirimasu!

Mentions:

- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: https://www.fredrogers.org/media/mister-rogers-neighborhood/
- Return to Oz: https://movies.disney.com/return-to-oz
- Cleansing & Purification, pt 1: What is Ritual Pollution?, by Lady Althaea: http://www.ladyalthaea.com/every-day-is-magickal/cleansing-purification-pt-1-what-is-ritual-pollution
- Cleansing & Purification, pt 2: Signs & Symptoms of Ritual Pollution, by Lady Althaea: http://www.ladyalthaea.com/every-day-is-magickal/cleansing-purification-pt-2-signs-symptoms-of-ritual-pollution
- Cleansing & Purification, pt 3: What's the Difference?, by Lady Althaea: http://www.ladyalthaea.com/every-day-is-magickal/cleansing-purification-pt-3-whats-the-difference

Sharing Space:

- Full Circle Herbals (Erin LaFaive): http://fullcircleherbals.com/
- Learning Herbalism Workbook, by Erin LaFaive BS. MS. MH: http://fullcircleherbals.com/learning-herbalism-workbook/
- Lady Althaea: http://www.ladyalthaea.com/
- By Rust of Nail & Prick of Thorn: The Theory & Practice of Effective Home Warding, by Althaea Sebastiani: http://www.ladyalthaea.com/books.html
- Studio Ghibli (GKIDS): https://www.gkids.com/studio-ghibli/

Links:

Website: http://www.thepriestesses.com
Email: thepriestesses@gmail.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thepriestesses
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepriestesses/
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepriestesses
Music: Rebecca E. Tripp (www.crystalechosound.com)


Friday, June 15, 2018

Episode 40: Let's Talk About Sex Magick

In this sticky episode, Amanda, Aimee, and Jacob talk about sex magick. But mostly about sex. And they have a healthy go at masturbation, while they're at it.

How does sex and self-love play along with our mental, emotional, and spiritual health? How do they connect us to ourselves and others? What techniques might... come in handy? And moreover, what does it mean to embrace our own power?

Mentions:
- The Lesbian Kama Sutra, by Kat Harding: https://www.amazon.com/Lesbian-Kama-Sutra-Kat-Harding/dp/0312335857/
- A Druid's Handbook to the Spiritual Power of Plants: Spagyrics in Magical and Sexual Rituals, by Jon G. Hughes: https://www.amazon.com/Druids-Handbook-Spiritual-Power-Plants/dp/1620552655/
- Good Clean Love Almost Naked Organic Personal Lubricant: https://goodcleanlove.com/collections/personal-lubricants/products/almost-naked-organic-personal-lubricant
- CBD Oil Lube: https://www.marijuanabreak.com/cbd-as-a-sex-lube
- Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6133130/
- Althaea Sebastiani: http://www.ladyalthaea.com/every-day-is-magickal
- GGG: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-passion-paradox/201208/are-you-ggg
- Sex, Sin, and Zen: A Buddhist Exploration of Sex from Celibacy to Polyamory and Everything in Between, by Brad Warner: https://www.amazon.com/Sex-Sin-Zen-Exploration-Everything/dp/1577319109

Sharing Space:
- Good Clean Love Personal Lubricants: https://goodcleanlove.com/collections/personal-lubricants
- The Goulet Pen Company: https://www.gouletpens.com/
- Laurelei Black: http://www.laureleiblack.com/
- Laurelei Black (Amazon author page): https://www.amazon.com/Laurelei-Black/e/B008DKAFUO/
- Cult of Aphrodite: Rites and Festivals of the Golden One, by Laurelei Black: https://www.amazon.com/Cult-Aphrodite-Rites-Festivals-Golden/dp/1451527268/
- Aphrodite's Priestess, by Laurelei Black: https://www.amazon.com/Aphrodites-Priestess-Laurelei-Black/dp/1449964974/
- Crown of Violets: Words and Images Inspired by Aphrodite, by Laurelei Black: https://www.amazon.com/Crown-Violets-Images-Inspired-Aphrodite/dp/1451522304/
- Aphrodite's Magic: Celebrate and Heal Your Sexuality, by Jane Meredith: https://www.amazon.com/Aphrodites-Magic-Celebrate-Heal-Sexuality/dp/1846942861/
- Sexplanations with Dr. Doe (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkxMlA7rt-mnIc1AjbyAsPw

Links:
Website: http://www.thepriestesses.com
Email: thepriestesses@gmail.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thepriestesses
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepriestesses/
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepriestesses
Music: Rebecca E. Tripp (www.crystalechosound.com)