An intimate journey of remembering and reclaiming ancestral stories, feminine wisdom & earth magic.

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Dive into the roots of ancestral dreaming and remembering as a pathway back to reverent ways of living in the modern world. Through stories, teachings, and personal sharing we’ll discover the greater possibility of who we can be as women in this time of planetary change.

Let's come together, and gather around the sacred fire in heartfelt conversation...

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I want you to imagine...

Imagine what it would have been like to grow up in a culture where feminine wisdom was celebrated and revered. 

Where we intuitively knew how to live in balance with the earth. Where ancestral traditions were passed down from generation to generation, and we knew the stories of those who had come before us. 

Imagine growing up outside of celebrity culture, away from the bombardment of media and advertisements… and instead, spending our nights around a great fire, hearing the myths and stories of old about the sacred feminine and her many faces. 

Imagine a time when the celebrities were the wise women, healers, women of the earth, women of magic. Women who could change into the wind, the wolf, the waves.

I want you to imagine...

Imagine what it would have been like to grow up in a culture where feminine wisdom was celebrated and revered. 

Where we intuitively knew how to live in balance with the earth. Where ancestral traditions were passed down from generation to generation, and we knew the stories of those who had come before us. 

Imagine growing up outside of celebrity culture, away from the bombardment of media and advertisements… and instead, spending our nights around a great fire, hearing the myths and stories of old about the sacred feminine and her many faces. 

Imagine a time when the celebrities were the wise women, healers, women of the earth, women of magic. Women who could change into the wind, the wolf, the waves.

Can you imagine how different we might be if...​

…we were valued by the depth of our souls?
…by our unique gifts and heartfelt intentions?
…by the songs we sang and the dances we danced?
…by the traditions and wisdom we passed down to future generations?

"Dreaming with the ancestors is not just a way to remember who we are, but a way to unlearn everything we’ve been taught to be."

- tara wild

Meet Your Host

Tara Wild is the creator of the Dreaming the Ancestors podcast series & community. She’s a women’s educator, storyteller and songstress. 

She’s been on a journey of remembering and reclamation for over ten years, honoring the earth based feminine wisdom left in her blood and bones, with a strong focus on the ancestral teachings from Ireland & Britain.

She believes that this wisdom is awakening inside so many of us in these times of transformation and change, and her greatest passion is connecting women to the wisdom of their ancestors.

She journeys to the Celtic Isles regularly for pilgrimage and currently lives on the ancestral lands of the Ute and Arapaho people, in so-called Colorado (United States).

Meet Your Host

Tara Wild is the creator of the Dreaming the Ancestors podcast series & community.

She’s a women’s educator, storyteller and songstress. She’s been on a journey of remembering and reclamation for over ten years, honoring the earth based feminine wisdom left in her blood and bones, with a strong focus on the ancestral teachings from Ireland & Britain.

She believes that this wisdom is awakening inside so many of us in these times of transformation and change, and her greatest passion is connecting women to the wisdom of their ancestors.

She journeys to the Celtic Isles regularly for pilgrimage and currently lives on the ancestral lands of the Ute and Arapaho people, in so-called Colorado (United States).

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DREAMING THE ANCESTORS:
SEASON TWO

This season is focused on uplifting native wisdom-keepers from Ireland & Britain, who hold the ancestral traditions of these lands in the palm of their hands.

Ep8: Pathways of Belonging & Courting the Sacred

WITH ISLA MACLEOD

In this time of displacement, disconnection and overwhelm, so many people are longing for meaningful ways to belong. The questions that we hold close to our hearts are things like: What does it mean to belong to this earth? What does it mean to have roots? What does it mean to belong to my lineage, my ancestors, my cultural heritage?

For those of you who feel this longing to belong, you know how deep it goes. In this podcast episode with Isla Macleod, we’ll be exploring pathways to courageously heal our sense of un-belonging. We’ll talk about remembering our heritage and courting the sacred through earth reverence, altar spaces, ritual, and more.

Ep7: Modern-Day Druidry and Rites of Passage

WITH EIMEAR BURKE

In this podcast episode I speak with Eimear Burke, a Druid and Seanchaí (storyteller) as well as the Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD). We talk about the importance of Rites of Passage and how Druidry can help to inspire and inform rituals to mark moments of significance in our lives.

In the Western world we sometimes lose track of the most important moments in our lives—transitional and transformational moments such as giving birth, menopause, divorce or breakups, marriage or commitment, death of a loved one, an important achievement, getting sober, menses, and so many other moments. We often don’t give these Rites of Passage the true presence and meaning that they deserve, and in this episode we discuss how the earth-honoring pathway of Druidry can help us to uplift these moments as modern women.

We also discuss what it means to walk the Druidic path in the modern world and how to create more meaning in our everyday lives through ritual and ceremony.

Ep6: Midwifery, Motherhood & Scottish Folk Medicine

WITH NICOLA GOODALL

In this conversation, I talk with Nicola Goodall about the importance of midwives in the birthing process for mothers, and the ways that Scottish folk medicine weaves into the ancient tradition of midwifery. 

Nicola shares her wealth of wisdom about the sacredness of birthing, and ways to support this important rite of passage for mothers. She also shares wisdom about the persecution of midwives during the Witch Hunts and the ways that these atrocities have impacted women’s medicine. 

Last but not least, we have a discussion about the importance of mothers being nourished and supported, especially in these times of overwhelm and isolation.

Ep5: Reclaiming the Mythos of Feminine Bodies

WITH JEN MURPHY

In this episode with Jen Murphy, we dive into the connection between mythology and the feminine body, with a special focus on the myths of ancient Ireland.

As women, we are indoctrinated into so many false narratives about our bodies from a very young age…stories that can take us away from the true essence of who we are and our embodied wisdom.

We are living in powerful times where we can re-write these stories and reclaim the power of living embodiment. Tales of the mythic feminine and her archetypal energies can help guide us back to buried and forgotten aspects of self…breathing life into a felt-sense of sacredness & sovereignty that sings in our blood and bones.

In this conversation we  talk about ancient mythology, ancestral embodiment, the power of the mythic feminine, reclaiming the wisdom of our bodies, and re-wilding ourselves as women.

Ep4: The Wisdom of Women and Water

WITH DR. KAREN WARD

In this episode with Karen Ward, founder of Moon Mná, we speak about the sacred connection between women and water, which is encoded into our bodies. We flow with the menstrual cycle, connecting us to the cycles of Grandmother Moon who holds sway over the tides. We flow with the rhythms of our sexual fluids. We carry sacred womb waters that hold our beloved babies in utero.
 
These living connections are reflected back to us in nature. Lakes and wells are womblike in nature, representing the sacred waters of Great Mother, Mother Earth. The rivers are a flowing symbol of Life, just as the fluids flow from our sacred womb space. And within the Irish landscape, there are many bodies of water that carry the names of ancient goddesses and stories of the mythic feminine.
 
In this podcast episode, Karen and I dive into some of the sacred myths and traditions of Ireland that have connected women and water since time immemorial…a conversation that will awaken you to your own connection with the sacred waters.

Ep3: Reclaiming the Wisdom of the Goddess

WITH KATHY JONES

In this episode with Kathy Jones, founder of the Glastonbury Goddess Temple, we speak about reclaiming the wisdom of the Goddess.

For too long the Goddess has been forgotten, degraded and denigrated as patriarchal thinking has dominated our world culture. This has occurred in parallel with the oppression of women through the control of women’s bodies and physical expression, and the repression of women’s spiritual, emotional and creative energies.

In these transformational times of change the sacred feminine is rising. The Goddess is calling us to step into our power as an act of love and devotion; to ourselves, our communities, and the planet. As part of this conversation we’ll also talk about the sacred lands of Avalon and some of the history, myth and tradition of Goddess reverence in Glastonbury. 

Ep2: Ireland's Ancient Astronomers

WITH ANTHONY MURPHY

Imagine living in a time when there was no artificial light. When there was true darkness in the sky, when there were no high rise buildings blocking your view of the celestial realms. A time when you knew exactly where the sun would rise at different times of the year. When you could recognize the planets and the constellations, and you would sit outside during the night and watch their movements across the skies.

In the modern world, so many of us have become disconnected with the skies. We’ve lost our bearings, so to speak. But Anthony Murphy is someone who has really reconnected to this wisdom in such a beautiful and meaningful way. In this episode, we’ll dive into the topic of Ireland’s ancient astronomers, and the archeological and literary evidence they left behind.

P.S. Anthony talks quite a bit about the sacred site of Newgrange in this episode. If you’re not familiar with this ancient monument, you can learn more about it here.

Ep1: Sacred Song Traditions of Ireland

WITH MARY MCLAUGHLIN

In this episode with Mary McLaughlin we discuss Ireland’s incredibly rich culture and heritage when it comes to traditional music and sacred song traditions.

Sacred songs have been important to our ancestors throughout history from all around the world. They hold an important piece of culture and tradition as they are passed down through the generations. They have the ability to bring people together in community and connect with a shared sense of identity and belonging. They open our hearts to the stories of old and sacred currents of living wisdom.

Mary is an Irish Singer, Songwriter, and Teacher with an incredible wealth of knowledge and expertise, specializing in Ulster sean-nós singing. She carries the sacred song traditions of Ireland with so much beauty and grace, which you will experience for yourself in this episode.

DREAMING THE ANCESTORS:
SEASON ONE

Ep13: Decolonizing Psychedelic Plant Medicines

WITH DR. DIANA QUINN

In this incredibly deep, informative episode I speak with Dr. Diana Quinn about Psychedelic Plant Medicines. We are currently living in what’s often called the “Psychedelic Renaissance”. Science is beginning to catch up with Indigenous wisdom of Sacred Plant Medicines and their ability to heal and restore balance through expanded states of consciousness.

Unfortunately, amidst this great upswell of interest, capitalism and colonialism have found their way into this sacred and ancient tradition. The intention for this conversation is to offer education and awareness around Sacred Plant Medicines to promote deep care and respect.

In this conversation Diana shares wisdom  about the basics of Psychedelic Plant Medicines (what they are and the kind of wisdom they carry), the multi-layered benefits of Plant Medicine Ceremonies, the importance of pre-ceremony preparation, post-ceremony integration work and community care, and ways of being in right relationship with Sacred Plant Medicine. Diana also talks about the intersection of Sacred Plant Medicine with racial justice, healing systems of oppression, and intergenerational healing.

Ep12: Matriarchal Womb Medicine

WITH NAOMI LOVE

In this episode I speak with Naomi Love, creator of Wise Womb Medicine Path. We talk about some of the ways that intergenerational womb trauma is passed down through the matriarchal lineage and how to identify some of these patterns. 

We also talk about how to discover our innate womb medicine, along with the importance of ritual and ancestral womb wisdom. Naomi also offers a short guided journey for you to connect with your womb, and insight about the impact of womb healing in your life and for future generations.

Ep11: Living with the Rhythms of Nature

WITH ELENA JUDITH

In this episode with Elena Judith, we talk about living with the rhythms of nature in the modern world.

With all of the conveniences and pressures of modern life, it’s so easy to get caught up in endless cycles of busyness and never ending to do lists. When we operate in this way, we override the natural cycles. We lose touch with our connection to the land and our own innate wildness. We forget how to live in balance and reciprocity with nature.

For thousands of years, our ancestors depended on the cycles and seasons, and it feels more important than ever to come back into sacred communion with these natural rhythms. A rebalancing is needed on the planet and within ourselves.

Ep10: Mysteries of the Priestess Path

WITH SARAH DREW

In this episode with Sarah Drew, acclaimed author of the Gaia Codex, we’ll be sharing personal reflections on what the priestess path means, the role of the sacred feminine in these transformational times, and the importance of sacred service.

We’ll also be speaking about the power of frequency, past lives, the difference between finding your purpose versus living purposefully, and bringing our dream seeds forward in these times of radical change.

Ep9: Healing the Matriarchal Lineage

WITH BETHANY WEBSTER

In this episode, I speak with Bethany Webster about healing the matriarchal lineage. Bethany is considered the global expert on healing the “Mother Wound,” something we inherit to varying degrees as women living in a patriarchal society…a wound that is passed down from generation to generation until someone is willing to feel it and heal it.

In our conversation, we talk about what the Mother Wound is and the role of the patriarchy in understanding this inter-generational wound, why setting boundaries as women is important to healing our matriarchal lineage, and the importance of processing past pain as a pathway to healing.

Ep8: Finding your Authentic Voice

WITH SAHAR PAZ

In this episode, I’ll be speaking with Sahar Paz about how our authentic voice can be a force for change in our lives and in the world at large. But with all of the external voices and conditioning that we receive in the modern world, how do we know what our authentic voice sounds like? How do we overcome the inner blocks we might feel around expressing our truth, setting boundaries, cultivating intimate relationships, and speaking up about the issues that matter most to us? How do we learn to trust ourselves and stand proudly in our feminine voice, like the spiritual leaders of pre-patriarchal societies?

Sahar Paz is originally from Iran and came to the United States as a refugee of war when she was a child. She realized the immense privilege of having a voice and has made it her mission to unleash her voice and uplift the voices of others. She’s a thought leader and entrepreneur, and has a beautiful method for understanding our inner voices, that can help us to express our outer voice.

Ep7: Reclaiming the Wisdom of Hearth and Home

WITH STACEY MOXHAM

In this episode I’ll be speaking with Stacey Moxham who lives in a ramshackle old farmhouse in Northern New South Wales Australia. Her home is situated on a cosy little parcel of acreage that sits atop a powerful and magical ridgeline. She is a wife, a dog mama, a keeper of native bees, a mother hen, and calls herself a “modern day Cottage Wife”.

We’ll be talking about the wildness and wisdom that can be unearthed from tending land, lineage, hearth and home, and the empowerment that comes from being self-sufficient and living more sustainably.

Ep6: Ancestral Herbalism & Folk Medicine

WITH SARAH CORBETT

In this episode, I’ll be speaking with Sarah Corbett, who is a Clinical Herbalist and Plant Witch with a passion for the magic and medicine of nature. We’ll be diving into the connection between our ancestors and plant allies, and also relating to plants as ancestors themselves.

We’ll also be sharing about why so many of our lineages have become disconnected from the magic and medicine of the plant world, and why returning to this earth-based wisdom is so healing and powerful in the modern world.

Sarah will also share some of her favorite herbs and plants to work with and will give practice advice on how to work with plants in an ethically grounded way.

Ep5: Reawakening our Indigenous Connection

WITH DR. ANITA SANCHEZ

In this episode, I’ll be speaking with Dr. Anita Sanchez about reawakening our indigenous connection and what that means in the modern world. Anita is Aztec and Mexican-American, and the author of the best-selling book, “The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times.” She will share wisdom from the Eagle Hoop Prophecy, which contains four sacred gifts for humanity’s evolution, and will speak about the indigenous concept and heartfelt-experience of Relations. We will also talk about the web of life, healing from the “illusion of separation”, and bridging divides in these times of change.

Ep4: Finding Resiliency in Sacred Grief

WITH SHAUNA JANZ

In this episode, I’ll be talking with Shauna Janz about why grief is sacred and how our ancestors might have related to the birth, death and rebirth cycle. We’ll talk about the cultural stigma around grieving and how grief can be a doorway into soul initiations. Shauna will also share wisdom from the Old Norse seiðr tradition, and we’ll talk about the importance of embodiment in navigating the journey of sacred grief.

Ep3: Healing from Colonialism Personally & Collectively

WITH AYSEN ADELLE FARAG

In this episode, I’ll be talking to Aysen Adelle Farag about ancestral remembering and indigenous ways of healing…plant medicine and ancestral homelands…white supremacy and Aysen’s personal healing journey…the roots of colonialism and how we can heal both personally and collectively.

I feel that this episode could not be more timely as we see major systems crumbling down around us. With colonialism lying at the center of so many of the multifaceted problems we face today, it’s important that we are having cross-racial and cross-cultural conversations about how we heal from this.

Ep2: The Relevance of the Gods and Goddesses in our Modern Lives

WITH DR. KAREN WARD

In this episode, I’ll be speaking with Karen Ward about our relationships with the gods and goddesses of Ireland, and why connecting to the deities of our lineage feels so powerful in modern life. 

We’ll be dreaming into the kind of lives our ancient ancestors would have lived, how the gods and goddesses would have influenced their everyday lives, and how the shift away earth-based spirituality and indigenous wisdom has impacted our global community. 

We’ll also be talking about the many faces of the goddess and how they can help us to embody and navigate different aspects of ourselves as women. And finally, we’ll be sharing some practical ways to connect with the gods and goddesses of your lineage.

Ep1: Womb Rituals and the Heart of our Ancestral Lands

WITH TALITHA JOY

In this episode, I’ll be talking to Talitha Joy about the sacredness of our womb space and the intrinsic connection She has with the cycles and seasons of the land. We’ll be sharing stories about how to listen to our womb space (whether you have a physical womb space or not) as well as our inner cycles and seasons.

We’ll also be exploring the root medicine we can access when we create a relationship between our wombs and our ancestral lands, and why connecting to ourselves in this way can be so healing for our lineage.

Our intention is for this episode to be enjoyed by many. If you don’t have a physical womb space, we invite you to connect with your energetic womb space instead, your Life center.