Episode 42: Recovery

Amanda, Aimee, and Jacob are joined by their friend Sam for a sobering discussion about alcohol, addiction, and recovery in Pagan culture. How do we hold space for those who struggle with addition or those in recovery? What resources does the Paganosphere provide? And just where is that higher power found?

In pursuit of those questions, and the answer to life, the universe, and everything, the gang comes clean about: Socio-cultural pressures, alcohol in ritual and sacred spaces, the challenges of shared experience, navigating support groups, AA, twelve-step programs, creating inclusive events and spaces, the will to action, finding what works for you, and a whole lot more.

Disclaimer: The Priestesses do not advocate for or condone alcohol abuse or illegal drug use. The purpose of this episode is for topical discussion, storytelling, and the free expression of opinion only.

- Burger King: https://www.bk.com/
- Bill W. (Wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_W.
- Hecate: http://www.neokoroi.org/religion/gods/hecate/
- Ganesha: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganesha
- The Craft: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115963/

Sam's Recovery Links:
- The Dance of Pagan Recovery: Welcome to the Dance, by Jenya T. Beachy (The Agora): http://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2014/01/the-dance-of-pagan-recovery-welcome-to-the-dance/
- Sober spaces and support at Pagan festivals, by Terence P Ward (The Wild Hunt): https://wildhunt.org/2015/06/sober-spaces-and-support-at-pagan-festivals.html
- The Pagan in Recovery: The Twelve Steps from a Pagan Perspective, by Deirdre A. Hebert: https://www.amazon.com/Pagan-Recovery-Twelve-Steps-Perspective/dp/0982579861
- The Goddess Way through the 12 Steps: 12 Rituals of Light and Love, by Amethyst Star: https://www.amazon.com/Goddess-Way-through-12-Steps/dp/9781628901
- The Recovery Spiral: A Pagan Path to Healing, by Cynthia Jane Collins M.Div.: https://www.amazon.com/Recovery-Spiral-Pagan-Path-Healing/dp/0806525126

Sam's General Pagan Links:
- The Circle Within: Creating a Wiccan Spiritual Tradition, by Dianne Sylvan: https://www.amazon.com/Circle-Within-Creating-Spiritual-Tradition/dp/0738703486
- The Body Sacred, by Dianne Sylvan: https://www.amazon.com/Body-Sacred-Dianne-Sylvan/dp/0738707619
- A Charmed Life: Celebrating Wicca Every Day, by Patricia Telesco: https://www.amazon.com/Charmed-Life-Patricia-Telesco-ebook/dp/B0050T7HPC

Sharing Space:
- ASMR (Wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response
- ASMRMagic (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHrKd8ElaVdk7OBQAgx8JrQ
- Caroline ASMR (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/user/carolineASMR
- The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith, by Gabrielle Bernstein: https://www.amazon.com/Universe-Has-Your-Back-Transform/dp/1401946542
- The Universe Has Your Back: A 52-card Deck, by Gabrielle Bernstein (Author) and Micaela Ezra (Artist): https://www.amazon.com/Universe-Has-Your-Back-52-card/dp/178180933X
- Appalachian Pagan Ministry: http://www.appalachianpaganministry.com/
- DNR and local DNR extension office classes

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