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Aug. 20, 2021

S3 E26: Decolonizing Your Spirituality & Your Mind | A Southern Dialogue with Dayle McLeod

S3 E26: Decolonizing Your Spirituality & Your Mind | A Southern Dialogue with Dayle McLeod

What an honor to have shamanic artist Dayle McLeod on the podcast! We explore so many topics including the part that spirituality played in Dayle's life growing up as the only colored, queer person in her community and how her spiritual practice feeds her artistic practice. We also tackle many topics surrounding decolonizing our spirituality (and our minds!) as well as appropriation of indigenous culture. Dayle tells us about her spiritual awakening which involved using indigenous medicine, ayahuasca, and how that led to her shamanic calling. How does our shadow play a part in decolonization? What's the healer's sickness?  Where does the term "shaman" come from? What does the concept of "No Harm" mean as we work for decolonization of our spirituality? Pull up your brooms and join us!

Colored Documentary: https://coloreddocumentary.com/

Dayle mentions these in the episode:
LandBack Movement: https://landback.org/
Matriarch Movement: https://www.matriarchmovement.ca/

Here's the article I mention "5 things you can do to decolonize"
https://www.afsc.org/resource/5-things-you-can-do-to-decolonize

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Interested in our upcoming Greenwild Festival on November 13, 2021? Check it out here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenwild-festival-for-witches-mystics-tickets-152286885173

CREDITS
My dad wrote the lyrics to my theme song, and we sing it together at the beginning.
Thanks to my husband for his contributions.
Thank you to our guest, Dayle McLeod.

Original Broadcast: 8.20.21