Episode 7: Season of the Witch

Magic is Decolonization of the Mind

Photo by Yeshi Kangrang 

Photo by Yeshi Kangrang 

Witchcraft, astrology, tarot...magical pursuits have exploded in popularity over the last several years. Just in time for Halloween, we talk to activist witch Amanda Yates Garcia, also known as The Oracle of Los Angeles, to learn more about what it means to practice magic and how we can bring it into our work for justice. This is a deeply inspiring conversation about the power of imagination, dismantling systems of hierarchy with models of shared leadership, the hard work that is needed to make our dreams reality, the importance of being connected to the earth, embodiment and pleasure, and much more.

Amanda is a witch on a mission to re-enchant the world through the power of art and magic. She was raised in a magical family whose forebears include the famed psychic Edgar Cayce, and learned to cast spells and read tarot from a young age. Her work draws on the Western Hermetic Mystery traditions, embodied energy work such as Reiki and Holotropic Breathwork, Shamanic Healing Practices, and more. Amanda also has an MFA in Writing/Critical Theory and Film/Video from the California Institute for the Arts.

Amanda has organized public rituals to exorcise capitalism, devour patriarchy, and bind Trump, runs a monthly mystery school called Magical Praxis, and hosts a radio show called The Oracle Hour. She recently made a splash after being interviewed by Tucker Carlson of FOX news about her participation in the Binding Trump movement. In the interview, Amanda provides a grounded, practical explanation of magic and ritual, and a clear-eyed, heart-centered intention to use her powers to create a better world that cuts through the cynicism and fear of the interviewer. You can learn more about her work at oracleoflosangeles.com, or follow her on Facebook or Instagram.

In This Episode

Amanda's interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News

Bind Trump/Magic Resistance

Astrologer Demetra George  

Astrologer Chani Nicholas