Rank #1: Missing Witches - Ipsita Roy Chakraverti: "Every Strong Woman Is A Witch And All Are Hunted"
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.
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
Rank #2: Missing Witches - Doreen Valiente: All Acts Of Love And Pleasure Are My Rituals
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.
Apr 14 2019
Rank #3: Witches Found: Amanda Yates Garcia [The Oracle of LA] - In Our Travels Through the Underworld, Witches Become Map Makers
Oct 16 2019
Rank #4: Missing Witches - Maria Sabina: "I Am The Woman Who Shepherds The Immense"
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.
Oct 07 2018
Rank #5: Missing Witches - Z Budapest: She Is Not Perfect And Neither Are We
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.
Apr 21 2019
Rank #6: Witches Found: WhiteFeather Hunter - Magic Is Inherently Anti-Capitalist
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
Rank #7: Missing Witches: Witches Found - Self Care with Beisha
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!
Oct 03 2018
Rank #8: Missing Witches X Witch Wave: Waking The Witch
Jun 17 2019
Rank #9: Missing Witches: Marija Gimbutas - I Fell In Love With What Is Ancient
Sep 22 2019
Rank #10: Missing Witches: Faith Ringgold - Anyone Can Fly
Oct 27 2019
Rank #11: Missing Witches - Zora Neale Hurston: I Want To Collect Like A New Broom
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!
Apr 07 2019
Rank #12: Witches Found: Raising a Witch - Mother Daughter Magic With Melida and Celia
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.’
Apr 17 2019
Rank #13: Missing Witches - Mama Lola: "Spirit For Everybody!"
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.
Oct 21 2018
Rank #14: Missing Witches: Marjorie Cameron - I Am That Dream Of Wings
Oct 06 2019
Rank #15: MISSING WITCHES IMBOLC SPECIAL - Witches In Labs - Magic and Science
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!!
Feb 01 2019
Rank #16: Missing Witches - Monica Sjöö: "The Earth Is A Witch And The Men Still Burn Her"
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.
Oct 14 2018
Rank #17: MISSING WITCHES YULETIDE SPECIAL 2018!!!
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
Rank #18: Missing Witches: HP Blavatsky - Our Voice Is Raised For Spiritual Freedom
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
Rank #19: MISSING WITCHES LAMMAS SPECIAL 2019
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
Rank #20: Witches Found: Backxwash - Most Of My Experience Is A Rejection Of Colonialism
"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