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Missing Witches

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Missing Witches is a research-based, feminist, occult storytelling project. We go looking for the witches we've been missing.

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Missing Witches is a research-based, feminist, occult storytelling project. We go looking for the witches we've been missing.

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So good!

By Samiknowsbest - Sep 09 2019
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A beautiful, well researched podcast with charismatic hosts and excellent information!

Enchanting & Engaging

By Witch Weave - Oct 03 2018
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Extensively researched; exquisitely crafted.

iTunes Ratings

128 Ratings
Average Ratings
117
7
2
1
1

So good!

By Samiknowsbest - Sep 09 2019
Read more
A beautiful, well researched podcast with charismatic hosts and excellent information!

Enchanting & Engaging

By Witch Weave - Oct 03 2018
Read more
Extensively researched; exquisitely crafted.
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Missing Witches

Latest release on Feb 09, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Missing Witches - Ipsita Roy Chakraverti: "Every Strong Woman Is A Witch And All Are Hunted"

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Missing Witches - Ipsita Roy Chakraverti "Every Strong Woman Is A Witch And All Are Hunted"

A story of visions, rose petals, arrogance and activism, told through the eyes, craft and writings of Ipsita Roy Chakraverti.

Episode Webpage: http://www.missingwitches.com/2018/09/30/episode-2-ipsita…d-all-are-hunted/

http://theyoungbengalbrigade.com/

A story of visions, rose petals, arrogance and activism, told through the eyes, craft and writings of Ipsita Roy Chakraverti. Our story begins in 1960’s Montreal. A ten year old Indian girl, Ipsita Roy Chakraverti from West Bengal, is about to have the first in a lifelong series of encounters with the supernatural leading her like breadcrumbs to a life of witchcraft: she’d go on to spend her teenage years in a secret women’s school devoted to ancient mystery studies in the Laurentians, North of Montreal; publicly declare herself a witch in India’s National Press, and dedicate her life to protecting women from the rape and torture of the modern witch hunt. With an Elvis Presley detour along the way.

Sep 30 2018

38mins

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Rank #2: Missing Witches - Doreen Valiente: All Acts Of Love And Pleasure Are My Rituals

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Missing Witches - Doreen Valiente: All Acts Of Love And Pleasure Are My Rituals

Doreen Valiente, the Mother of Modern Witchcraft, the spy who worshiped the moon and never quite came in from the cold, the sharp researcher who spotted forgeries and accidentally helped create a religion though she thought organized religion was a curse to humanity, and wrote beautiful books of poems and spells about how to draw down the moon, and how to find your own magic alone with the trees.

www.missingwitches.com/2019/04/12/missing-witches:-doreen-valiente---all-acts-of-love-and-pleasure-are-my-rituals

Apr 14 2019

31mins

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Rank #3: Witches Found: Amanda Yates Garcia [The Oracle of LA] - In Our Travels Through the Underworld, Witches Become Map Makers

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Buy Amanda's book Initiated now! https://oracleoflosangeles.com/

Oct 16 2019

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Rank #4: Missing Witches - Maria Sabina: "I Am The Woman Who Shepherds The Immense"

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A psychedelic trip through the mountains of Mexico where we find Maria Sabina and her magic mushrooms. Through the story and songs of this curandera and poet, we explore the interplay of soul and brain, nature, language and healing.

Episode Webpage: http://www.missingwitches.com/2018/10/07/episode-3-maria-…erds-the-immense/

Oct 07 2018

40mins

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Rank #5: Missing Witches - Z Budapest: She Is Not Perfect And Neither Are We

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In this episode we meet the problematic powerhouse behind Dianic Wicca, Z Budapest, and Amy explores her own Hungarianness through this witch's story.

Warning: We discovered during our research that Z Budapest has been labeled and embraced the label of TERF - for those of you not familiar with this acronym, it stands for Trans Exclusive Radical Feminist. We at Missing Witches are not that. INclusivity is our mandate and our guiding principle, so we were a bit shook by this discovery. After some discussion, we realized we had three choices: we could ditch the episode, we could go ahead with the story but sweep that stuff under the rug, OR we could use this platform to respectfully disagree and tell this story as a way to start a conversation not just about Gender but ALSO about what we do when we find rot amid the ancestors’ bones we’ve been collecting. In the spirit of Safe Spaces of all kinds, we want to make Missing Witches as safe as we can - a place where we can talk about issues from a core ethic of radical compassion. Where it’s safe to ask questions, make mistakes, or respectfully disagree. Learn. Grow. Change our minds. Recognize how experience shapes point of view. We want to name and shame the failings of our ancestors but retain the ability to separate the toxic from the healing. Our goal is learn from their missteps, why they happen, and do better, without throwing away the valuable lessons they have to teach. As Layla Saad wrote, “the loftier goal, is to help us to become better ancestors for those who will come after us.” And as Michelle the Birch Trail taught us: Call in before you call out. So this is us, Z. Calling in.

http://www.missingwitches.com/2019/04/20/missing-witches---z-budapest:-she-is-not-perfect-and-neither-are-we

Apr 21 2019

31mins

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Rank #6: Witches Found: WhiteFeather Hunter - Magic Is Inherently Anti-Capitalist

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In this episode, Amy chats with biotech artist, scientist, philosopher and witch WhiteFeather Hunter about blood, solutionism, cannibalism, lab grown meat, lab grown magic, and what happens when we make scientific methodologies Strange. 

Oct 23 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #7: Missing Witches: Witches Found - Self Care with Beisha

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Missing Witches: Witches Found - Self Care with Beisha

This week, Amy AND Risa get together to chat with Ayurvedic Practitioner, Beisha, about self care as we unpack Ipsita Roy Chakraverti’s answers to our questions!

Episode Webpage: http://www.missingwitches.com/2018/10/03/episode-2a-witches-found-self-care/

Oct 03 2018

49mins

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Rank #8: Missing Witches X Witch Wave: Waking The Witch

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Jun 17 2019

56mins

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Rank #9: Missing Witches: Marija Gimbutas - I Fell In Love With What Is Ancient

Sep 22 2019

43mins

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Rank #10: Missing Witches: Faith Ringgold - Anyone Can Fly

Oct 27 2019

39mins

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Rank #11: Missing Witches - Zora Neale Hurston: I Want To Collect Like A New Broom

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Missing Witches - Zora Neale Hurston: I Want To Collect Like A New Broom

In this episode we learn to be bold and audacious with one of America's greatest Anthropologists and Story-tellers, Zora Neale Hurston, her curiosity leading us on a journey of Magic and discovery!

http://www.missingwitches.com/2019/04/01/missing-witches---zora-neale-hurston:-i-want-to-collect-like-a-new-broom/

Apr 07 2019

31mins

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Rank #12: Witches Found: Raising a Witch - Mother Daughter Magic With Melida and Celia

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Witches Found: Raising a Witch - Mother Daughter Magic With Melida and Celia

In this interview Risa sat down with Melida Jimenez and her daughter Celia. We met Celia last year and after she listened to a couple episodes of our podcast she whispered: ‘my mother raised me to believe I was a witch.’

https://missingwitches.com/2019/04/13/witches-found:-raising-a-witch---mother-daughter-magic-with-melida-and-celia

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https://cucamanga.com/

Apr 17 2019

58mins

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Rank #13: Missing Witches - Mama Lola: "Spirit For Everybody!"

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Missing Witches - Mama Lola: "Spirit For Everybody!"

A story of power, resilience and care and magic - back to the beginning of all consciousness to follow the genesis of vodou through dreams and under water, in Spirits, in Haiti and in Mama Lola, famed Vodou Priestess of Brooklyn.

Episode Webpage: http://www.missingwitches.com/2018/10/21/episode-5-mama-l…it-for-everybody/

Oct 21 2018

45mins

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Rank #14: Missing Witches: Marjorie Cameron - I Am That Dream Of Wings

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This episode is about wild creation in the liminal spaces, and it’s about magical thinking and fate, and a remarkable artist witch who had to figure out who she was after the unthinkable atrocities of the second world war, and outside of a powerful man’s powerful idea about her destiny. A man who did the Babylon Working and believed she was the Fire Elemental he had summoned, and maybe in a way she was, but she was also and entirely her own self. Yes this episode is about Marjorie Cameron and Jack Parsons, and it’s about love and how we cope when we lose someone, and it’s about 1960s California and art and drugs and sex magic and becoming gods through art, and how the world changes.

Oct 06 2019

42mins

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Rank #15: MISSING WITCHES IMBOLC SPECIAL - Witches In Labs - Magic and Science

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Welcome to the 2019 Missing Witches Imbolc Special!! At the intersection of Art, Science and Witchcraft, we meet the brilliant and fascinating Witches at Speculative Life BioLab on the campus of Montreal's Concordia University!!

speculativelifebiolab.com

Feb 01 2019

53mins

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Rank #16: Missing Witches - Monica Sjöö: "The Earth Is A Witch And The Men Still Burn Her"

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Monica Sjöö: The Earth Is A Witch And The Men Still Burn Her.

A deep dive into the divine feminine, from goddess worship to modern motherhood, guided through the landmines by author, artist, activist, witch: Monica Sjöö.

Episode Webpage: http://www.missingwitches.com/2018/10/14/episode-4-monica…n-still-burn-her/

Oct 14 2018

34mins

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Rank #17: MISSING WITCHES YULETIDE SPECIAL 2018!!!

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On the Missing Witches Yuletide Special, Amy and Risa talk about about consumerism, dish some witchy history and chat with astrologers Sue and Beisha, PLUS we debut the brand new Missing Witches Yuletide Carol - we hope you'll sing along!

Dec 20 2018

58mins

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Rank #18: Missing Witches: HP Blavatsky - Our Voice Is Raised For Spiritual Freedom

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In this episode we sketch the life and impact of a woman who has been called the mother of modern spirituality and who was also one of the greatest explorers of the 1900s, though she’s rarely credited for it. She was a much maligned philosopher, activist, founder of a world religion that she never wanted to be a religion, just a means of investigating the wisdom of the gods - theosophy. She was one of the first westerners to convert to Buddhism, the first Russian to gain American citizenship, and the first western woman to make it into the sacred fortified himalayan nation of Tibet where she lived and studied for years. Probably.

She was certainly fiercely independent, a chain smoking, not quite vegetarian, possibly transgender queer, celibate philosopher medium, spectacular synthesizer of eastern and western philosophy, yes I’m talking about the deeply divisive and intentionally elusive Helena P Blavatsky, HPB to her friends.

Oct 20 2019

54mins

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Rank #19: MISSING WITCHES LAMMAS SPECIAL 2019

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It's a chatty episode where the Missing Witches talk about summer spellwork! Amy makes a plea for listeners to identify a book from her childhood, and Risa tells a rollercoaster of a Lammastide story! Happy First Harvest, Witches.

Aug 01 2019

55mins

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Rank #20: Witches Found: Backxwash - Most Of My Experience Is A Rejection Of Colonialism

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"You dance to heal yourself" says Backxwash. This powerful witch and killer emcee chats with Amy about ancestors, deviance, pre and post colonialism and the alchemy of Hip Hop. This episode features clips of Backxwash's amazing music.  Buy Deviancy now!! https://grimalkinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/deviancy

Oct 30 2019

49mins

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