Brooms! The iconic symbol of the Witch. But it’s so much more than that. Author and Hoodoo expert Stephanie Rose Bird joins us to discuss the history, legacy, and Magick of the broom and its role in modern Witchcraft. Stephanie also gives us a sneak peek of her forthcoming book. In addition, Kanani reviews Beetlejuice, Courtney offers Full Moon Magick for October, and we explore the drama of a plastic tarantula. On Patreon: Full interview with Stephanie Rose Bird, plus an advance release of our Samhain episode.
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Our Guest Today:
Stephanie Rose Bird is an expert in the field of alternative health and earth-based spirituality. Bird is the author of eight books: The Healing Power of African-American Spirituality: A Celebration of Ancestor Worship, Herbs and Hoodoo, Ritual and Conjure (2022, Hampton Roads Publishers) 365 Days of Hoodoo, (2019, Llewellyn Worldwide Inc.) Earth Mama’s Spiritual Guide to Weight Loss, (2017, Green Magic Publishing) The Big Book of Soul: the Ultimate Guide to the African American Spirit: Legends and Lore, Music and Mysticism and Recipes and Rituals, (2010, Hampton Road Publishers), A Healing Grove: African Tree Medicine, Remedies, and Rituals ( 2009, Chicago Review Press), Light, Bright, Damn Near White: Biracial and Triracial Culture in America (2009, Greenwood Publishers) Sticks, Stones, Roots, and Bones Hoodoo, Mojo and Conjuring with Herbs (June 2004, by Llewellyn Worldwide Publishers; COVR Best General Book Award Winner) and â€œFour Seasons of Mojo: An Herbal Guide to Natural Living (2006, Llewellyn). She holds a BFA cum laude from Temple University, Tyler School of Art, and an MFA from the University of California at San Diego where she was a San Diego Opportunity Fellow. Her writing on herbalism, natural healing, complementary therapies, herbal lore, goddesses, rituals, and ceremonies have been featured â€œSage Woman Magazineâ€ â€œThe Beltane Papers,â€ â€œPanGaia,â€ â€œInternational Journal of Aromatherapy,â€ â€œAromatherapy Today,â€ â€œThe Oracle,â€ â€œHerb Quarterly,â€ â€œHerb Companion,â€ â€œThe Llewellyn Magical Almanac,â€ â€œThe Llewellyn Herbal Almanacâ€ â€œEnlightened Practice,â€ E-pregnancy and â€œSpell-a-Day.â€ As a Fulbright Senior Scholar, Bird studied the art, rituals, and ceremonies of Australian Aborigines in the outback of the Northern Territory. Stephanie Bird is a hereditary intuitive and healer, specializing in positive energy work and spiritual cleansing using African plant wisdom.
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