Love, Lust & Magick

“Love, Lust & Magick” is a podcast for mystics and sex witches hosted by Gabriela Herstik. The show is devoted to exploring the realms of spirituality, sensuality, and the Goddess by going deep into the world of the sacred and profane. Featuring interviews with esteemed guests in the fields of witchcraft, the occult, and sexuality- and with plenty of solo episodes mixed in- Gabriela gets down and dirty in the realms of the erotic and esoteric.

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Welcome back to the sacred and slutty world of “Love, Lust & Magick”! Today, Gabriela is joined by the mythic astrologer, writer, and Gemini Goddess Nadia Betkouchar. In this episode, Nadia talks about her mystical origin story at Costco that led her to drawing up natal charts by the time she was 13. The two talk about the long gone Bodhi Tree bookstore here in LA, and how this was Nadia’s adult introduction to astrology and magick through the lineage of elders that gathered there. Then Nadia and Gabriela talk about their shared Scorpio Moons- how this enables Nadia to infuse her eroticism into everything she writes, even turning on people in the process, and how this placement moves and feels everything from an erotic place.
 
Then we get deeper into Nadia’s story- and how she went from interviewing rockstars to being a professional astrologer and mystic. The two discuss the cyclicality of spiritual practice, and the discomfort necessary for creation before diving into one of Gabriela’s favorite subjects- the Goddess of Love. Nadia speaks on the how the Goddesses imperfections help us embrace our own, and how Ishtar showed up to her again and again until she listened. Nadia and Gabriela discuss the power of the Ishtar-Inanna and the story of descent in the underworld, and how this Goddess reminds us of the limits of duality, and what happens when we meet ourselves in our expansiveness without fear. Nadia then dishes on erotic asteroids, her favorites to work with in readings, and how this is an avenue to bring a more holistic vision of the feminine to astrology. The episode concludes with Nadia reading the erotic asteroids in Gabriela’s chart… which is very illuminating, to say the least. We hope this episode inspires your own mythic magick, on all planes and in all ways.
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-Follow Nadia on Instagram here::: https://www.instagram.com/nadianoir
- Book a reading with Nadia here::: https://nadiadiamante.com/book-a-session
-Download Nadia’s FREE erotic asteroid guide here (code is Eros)::: http://tinyurl.com/erotic-asteroids 
-Preorder “Goddess Energy” here::: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/670275/goddess-energy-by-gabriela-herstik/9780593330883/
Receive this exclusive Goddess Energy preorder bonus here::: https://woobox.com/mkthgg
-Sign up for “Creating a Daily Practice” here::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/products/creating-a-daily-practice
-Buy Gabriela’s books and tarot deck ::https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2172952/gabriela-herstik/-Sign up for “Perverting the Tarot”::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/shop
-Support the show and Gabriela’s work by joining the Patreon::: https://patreon.com/gabyherstik
-Follow Gabriela on Instagram, Threads, and Tik Tok
-Gabriela’s website::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Album art by Foie Graphics
“Love, Lust & Magick” is produced by Zach Toman

Friday Feb 16, 2024

Happy Venus Day, sex witches and mystics! To keep the Valentine’s Day vibe going, our guest this week is non-other than New Zealand-based sex work activist, burlesque performer, writer, and sacred slut Vixen Temple. In this very spicy conversation, Vixen Temple shares about her origin story becoming the legend she is today, and how casting a love spell at a sleepover with friends initiated her into her highest sexual self. Vixen Temple shares how sex work played a part in unraveling herself from patriarchal and colonial narratives, allowing her to burn the patriarchy within- and how living somewhere sex work is decriminalized has made this an empowering process. Vixen and Gabriela share what sex work has taught them about boundaries, and Vixen shares her story about becoming a sex work activist; something she reiterated includes advocating for marginalized communities, including LGBTQIA, disabled, and BIPOC communities. 
Then, Vixen Temple and Gabriela get down and dirty with witchcraft. Vixen Temple shares the rituals she works with before and after clients to make sure she’s protecting her peace, power, and energy, and then she she shares how honoring Aphrodite and Lilith play into her sex magick. The two muse about power that comes from honoring the Goddess of Love as sex workers, and the conversation wraps up with Vixen Temple sharing about her solo show “A Strippers Guide to Strip Club Etiquette.” This was such an inspiring episode to record, and it really goes to show you that witches rule the world, and that sex work is work! 
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-Follow Vixen Temple on Instagram here::: https://www.instagram.com/vixentemple.666/
-Read Vixen Temple's Writing here::: https://vixentemple666.wixsite.com/website/blank-page-1
-Support "Fired Up Stilettos" here::: https://beacons.ai/firedupstilettos
-Support the "New Zealand Sex Workers' Collective" here::: https://www.nzpc.org.nz/
-Preorder “Goddess Energy” here::: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/670275/goddess-energy-by-gabriela-herstik/9780593330883/
-Sign up for “Creating a Daily Practice” here::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/products/creating-a-daily-practice
-Buy Gabriela’s books and tarot deck ::https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2172952/gabriela-herstik/-Sign up for “Perverting the Tarot”::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/shop
-Support the show and Gabriela’s work by joining the Patreon::: https://patreon.com/gabyherstik
-Follow Gabriela on Instagram, Threads, and Tik Tok
-Gabriela’s website::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Album art by Foie Graphics
“Love, Lust & Magick” is produced by Zach Toman

Friday Feb 09, 2024

Welcome witches and mystics, to “Love, Lust & Magick”. To say this episode is iconic and an honor is an understatement, as Gabriela is joined by sonic sorceress and legendary musician Chelsea Wolfe to talk about her latest album “She Reaches Out to She Reaches Out to She”.
Chelsea shares about the inspiration of her new album, and how conversations and connection to past, present, and future selves played a role in her weaving this tapestry. We talk about the power of refinement, and Chelsea shares about living this album- and how writing it foreshadowed experiences of deep transformation and rebirth. Gabriela points out the bridges between Chelsea’s music and ritual, and how each incorporates many layers to lead you into altered states of consciousness. Chelsea shares about her own magickal and creative practice supporting her in her song writing, and how the elements played a part in this process, before the two pick tarot cards for different songs on the album. The conversation wraps up with Chelsea sharing how she found the path of witchcraft, and when she finally claimed the title of witch.
This episode is for the witches, Scorpios, and vibrational mystics out there. Don’t forget to check out Chelsea Wolfe’s latest album, “She Reaches Out To She Returns Out To She”, and see her on tour in a city near you, and fall under her spell irl.
“She Reaches Out to She Reaches Out to She” here::: https://open.spotify.com/album/4uJMF1xAEk9IgPA5UbwNA6?si=QqWmNoplTlWXOLSvM3IZIQ
-Buy tickets to see Chelsea on tour here::: https://chelseawolfe.com/shows/
-Follow Chelsea on Instagram here::: https://www.instagram.com/cchelseawwolfe
-Preorder “Goddess Energy” here::: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/670275/goddess-energy-by-gabriela-herstik/9780593330883/
-Sign up for “Creating a Daily Practice” here::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/products/creating-a-daily-practice
-Buy Gabriela’s books and tarot deck ::https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2172952/gabriela-herstik/
-Sign up for “Perverting the Tarot”::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/shop
-Support the show and Gabriela’s work by joining the Patreon::: https://patreon.com/gabyherstik
-Follow Gabriela on Instagram, Threads, and Tik Tok
-Gabriela’s website::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Album art by Foie Graphics
“Love, Lust & Magick” is produced by Zach Toman

Friday Feb 02, 2024

Welcome sluts and witches, to a special episode of “Love, Lust & Magick”! To celebrate Gabriela’s 30th birthday, and Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’re back with a very sexy solo episode. This week, we’re diving into everything Gabriela has learned in her near decade of being a spicy witch! Gabriela condenses her obsession with living and breathing sex magick into what she wishes she knew at the beginning of her journey; namely, to do your own thing and not compare yourself to others, to honor your eroticism as the offering it is, to remember that your sexuality is your own first and foremost, and to be who you are, in all ways. A trigger warning- this episode includes conversation around kink and bdsm, as well as the power of pleasure to help you move through assault or abuse at your own pace. This was such a fun episode to record, and it does indeed get hot and heated. Get ready to get spicy, and check out Gabriela’s book “Sacred Sex: The Magick and Path of the Divine Erotic” for even more “how to” guidance in the realms of the erotic and esoteric.
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-Buy “Sacred Sex” here::: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/695886/sacred-sex-by-gabriela-herstik/
-Preorder “Goddess Energy” here::: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/670275/goddess-energy-by-gabriela-herstik/9780593330883/
-Sign up for “Creating a Daily Practice” here::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/products/creating-a-daily-practice
-Buy Gabriela’s books and tarot deck ::: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2172952/gabriela-herstik-Sign up for “Perverting the Tarot”::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/shop
-Support the show and Gabriela’s work by joining the Patreon::: https://patreon.com/gabyherstik
-Follow Gabriela on Instagram, Threads, and Tik Tok
-Gabriela’s website::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Album art by Foie Graphics
“Love, Lust & Magick” is produced by Zach Toman

Friday Jan 26, 2024

“Love, Lust & Magick” is back on this day blessed by the Goddess of Love, to bring you an episode filled to the brim with earthly delights. I am joined by Leah Moth, Gemini creatrix, filmmaker, herbalist, artist and author of “The Botanicals Deck.” In this episode we get into the weeds of Leah’s connection to nature, and she begins the interview by sharing how she came to magick, witchcraft, and herbalism. Leah discusses her experience attending herbalism school and the reason she anthropomorphizes plants as she talks about them. Leah discusses what the spirits of plants and flowers can teach us, before diving into some of her current natural muses. Then Gabriela and Leah discuss Leah’s new oracle deck, “The Botanicals Deck”, what this was like to create, what it taught Leah about herself along the way, and some of her favorite plants and flowers that were featured in this offering. Leah shares simple ways to begin a conscious relationship with plant allies, using pleasure and each one of our senses to dive into their magick and mysticism. Leah shares about the ways aphrodisiacs affect our bodies, and how they can physically and energetically support our sensuality, eroticism, and hearts. The two wrap the interview by sharing about our current muses and inspiration, including how Leah’s botanical line “Plantimacy” feeds into her work as a filmmaker and ritual artist. Leah’s connection to the natural world, how she talks about plant spirits, and the way she lives her witchcraft and magick is such an inspiration. It was such a joy to have this conversation, and we hope it delights and inspires you.
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-Buy “The Botanicals Deck” here::: https://www.amazon.com/Botanicals-Deck-Flowers-Enhance-Life_Plus/dp/1797224336-Follow Leah on Instagram:: https://www.instagram.com/leahmoth/ -Follow Plantimacy on Instagram here::: https://www.instagram.com/plantimacy/
-Preorder “Goddess Energy” here::: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/670275/goddess-energy-by-gabriela-herstik/
-Buy Gabriela’s books and tarot deck ::: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2172952/gabriela-herstik-Sign up for “Perverting the Tarot”::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/shop
-Support the show and Gabriela’s work by joining the Patreon::: https://patreon.com/gabyherstik 
-Follow Gabriela on Instagram, Threads, and Tik Tok
-Gabriela’s website::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Album art by Foie Graphics
“Love, Lust & Magick” is produced by Zach Toman

Friday Jan 19, 2024

It’s Venus day, and this week “Love, Lust & Magick” is blessed by the Goddess Herself as we welcome another heavy hitter into the magickal rotation. Gabriela sits down with her teacher and dear friend, Naha Armady, founder of 22 Teachings School of Hermetic Science and Magical Arts. In this episode, the two discuss how Naha came to being a teacher- and the power of being a student first. Naha discusses the initiatic power of a new name to help you integrate all aspects of yourself, before diving into the energy that amplifies when you keep things secret, or “sub rosa”. The duo discuss the reality shifting ability of magick, which can be psychedelic in its own right, even when you’re totally sober. Naha shares her definition of ceremonial magick and hermetic qabalah, before divine into the difference between the esoteric and exoteric, or the inner and outer layers of religion and mysticism. Naha then goes into detail about how her move from Seattle to LA coincided with her sobriety and becoming a professional tarot reader, and how AA and completing the 12 steps were a pivotal magickal process for her. Gabriela shares about her perspective on psychedelics and the downfall of thinking this is a magickal path, and not the door or a tool into your own magick. Naha then discusses about powerful pilgrimages and initiations she received when she went to Egypt and Italy, and how this transformed her inner world. The episode closes with a discussionon the power of choosing your own path and programing, instead of unconsciously receiving this from others. This was the longest episode of “Love, Lust & Magick yet”, and we hope you enjoy this conversation on the mysteries.
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-Follow Naha on Instagram here::: https://www.instagram.com/naha99/ -Follow 22 Teachings on Instagram here::: https://www.instagram.com/22teachings/
-Find the 22 Teachings website here::: https://22teachings.com/
-Buy Gabriela’s books and tarot deck ::: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2172952/gabriela-herstik
-Preorder “Goddess Energy” here::: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0593330889?tag=randohouseinc7986-20-Sign up for “Perverting the Tarot”::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/shop
-Support the show and Gabriela’s work by joining the Patreon::: https://patreon.com/gabyherstik
-Follow Gabriela on Instagram, Threads, and Tik Tok
-Gabriela’s website::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Album art by Foie Graphics
“Love, Lust & Magick” is produced by Zach Toman

Friday Jan 12, 2024

Happy Venus day witches, and welcome back to “Love, Lust & Magick.” This week’s episode features two iconic occultist, Damien Echols and Aaron Osias, who have joined forces to create their very own school of Western ceremonial magick called “Magnum Opus.” In this episode, the two discuss the way they met, and the synchronicities that brought them together in friendship and magical partnership. We discuss the power of magick found in the mundane, how sacred sites like churches, cathedrals, and even museums can support and inspire our craft, and the ways that Damien and Aaron approach their magick and art. Damien and Aaron share their individual journeys through the Western Mysteries, how this led them to start their own magickal school, and the power of discipline on the path. Though the retreat the two led has passed, Aaron shares the importance of discovering the powers of the Holy Guardian Angel for ourselves, and Damien discusses the power of fulfilling cycles, and allowing them to come to completion. The episode closes with both occultists sharing the power of daily practice to support your energy body, heighten your intuition, and build your magickal muscles, and tips in how to create your own daily spiritual regimen. Whether you’re an occultist looking to deepen their practice, or a witch looking to learn more about the Great Work, this is an invaluable episode to have at your disposal.
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-Subscribe to Damien’s Patreon here::: https://www.patreon.com/Damienechols/posts
-Order Damien's books here::: https://damienechols.com/books/-Follow Damien on Youtube here::: https://www.youtube.com/@damienechols8091
-Follow Damien on Instagram here::: https://www.instagram.com/damienechols-Buy Gabriela’s books and tarot deck ::: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2172952/gabriela-herstik
-Preorder “Goddess Energy” here::: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0593330889?tag=randohouseinc7986-20-Sign up for “Perverting the Tarot”::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/shop
-Support the show and Gabriela’s work by joining the Patreon::: https://patreon.com/gabyherstik
-Follow Gabriela on Instagram, Threads, and Tik Tok
-Gabriela’s website::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/
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Album art by Foie Graphics
“Love, Lust & Magick” is produced by Zach Toman

Friday Jan 05, 2024

Happy 2024 witches! To celebrate a new year, “Love, Lust & Magick” is back with a very evocative episode featuring the iconic Safe Slut! Tricia Wise- also known as Safe Slut- is a New York City based sex educator doing Goddesses work of destigmatizing herpes while being a hot AF Leo. In this episode, we talk about the ways Safe Slut’s life transformed after she was diagnosed with herpes, and how she transmuted that through her online content and by becoming Safe Slut. We both share our herpes stories and what we wished we knew when we got diagnosed. Safe Slut shares how memes are an integral part of her brand, and how her practice with witchcraft and herbalism supports her own healing and those of safe sluts everywhere through the herbal products and oils she creates and sells. We wax poetic about the healing power of nudes, and Safe Slut shares how reiki was also a vital part of her healing process as she went through her herpes diagnosis. After we talk about being safe sluts, we talk about being online sluts; why we both love being Only Fans girlies, how this has been empowering for us, and Safe Slut shares some inspiration of how to kick internalized slut shaming to the curb. This episode is an all time favorite, and we hope you feel inspired to own your erotic self in all planes and in all ways after listening to it.
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-Follow Safe Slut on Instagram and Tik Tok-Follow Safe Slut on Patreon::: https://www.patreon.com/safeslut
-Shop Safe Slut’s Oils and Products::: https://safeslut.shop/collections/all
-Follow Cassie Black on Instagram::: https://www.instagram.com/p/C1sSdNGPUyi/?img_index=3
-Follow Cassie Black on Only Fans::: https://onlyfans.com/thecassieblack
-Buy Gabriela’s books and tarot deck :::
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2172952/gabriela-herstik
-Sign up for “Perverting the Tarot”::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/shop
-Support the show and Gabriela’s work by joining the Patreon::: https://patreon.com/gabyherstik
- Follow Gabriela on Instagram, Threads, and Tik Tok
-Follow Erotic Oracle on Only Fans::: www.eroticoracle.love
- Gabriela’s website::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/
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Album art by Foie Graphics“Love, Lust & Magick” is produced by Zach Toman

Friday Dec 29, 2023

To wrap up the final days of 2023, “Love, Lust & Magick” is here with a special *solo episode* on witchcraft 101! In this episode, inspired by Gabriela’s book “Inner Witch” (known as “Craft in the UK), we cover the basics of witchcraft and what you need to know to begin your practice. We start off with the very important information that there is no one way to be a witch, before covering the difference between spells and rituals and how to work with both, how to cleanse your space and cast a circle, why the distinction of black and white magick is bs, and how to work with the lunar cycles. We talk about the power of creating rituals to check in with yourself, the importance of meditation and visualization, and how to work with your passions to infuse your magickal practice with power. Gabriela share’s suggestions on how to incorporate magick into your daily life, before diving into how to work with crystals, tarot, astrology, and affirmations. The episode wraps up by talking about the witches Wheel of the Year, and how to align your practice with the Solstices, Equinoxes, and Cross Quarter Days. May this episode lead you deeply and completely into your magick, on all planes and in all ways. So it is!
-Buy "Inner Witch: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft" here::: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/577018/inner-witch-by-gabriela-herstik/
-Buy Gabriela’s books and tarot deck::: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2172952/gabriela-herstik
-Sign up for “Perverting the Tarot”::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/shop
-Support the show and Gabriela’s work by joining the Patreon::: https://patreon.com/gabyherstik
- Follow Gabriela on Instagram, Threads, and Tik Tok
- Gabriela’s website::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Album art by Foie Graphics
“Love, Lust & Magick” is produced by Zach Toman

Friday Dec 22, 2023

Happy winter, witches and mystics! This week on “Love, Lust & Magick”, we are diving into the current of creativity, tarot, and the Goddess with Cancerian muse Ryun Harrison. In this episode, we talk about the power of seeing magick in everything, and how Ryun has honored this since he was a child turning mud pies into spells. We talk about the power of fashion as armor and connection to self  and others, before Ryun shares what he learned from his Saturn return. We talk about the Dark Goddess, the descent of Inanna, and what Her mythos can teach us. Ryun and I bond over our love of roses and rose medicine, and how the Goddess and Great Mother can lead us into living our witchcraft. Then we dive into Ryun’s latest offering, the Abyss Tarot, a kinky AF Divine Masculine homoerotic tarot deck that is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. We enter the void together, and come out on the other side, transformed. Won’t you join us?
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Follow Ryun on Instagram here:::https://www.instagram.com/baebae_yaga/
Follow Graven Effigy on Instragram here:::https://www.instagram.com/graveneffigy/
Shop Graven Effigy here::: https://graveneffigy.com/shop
Buy the Abyss Tarot here::: https://graveneffigy.com/shop/p/theabysstarotdeck
-Buy Gabriela’s books and tarot deck ::::https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2172952/gabriela-herstik
-Sign up for “Perverting the Tarot”:::https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/shop
-Support the show and Gabriela’s work by joining the Patreon:::https://patreon.com/gabyherstik
-Follow Gabriela on Instagram, Threads, and Tik Tok
-Gabriela’s website::: https://www.gabrielaherstik.com/
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Album art by Foie Graphics
“Love, Lust & Magick” is produced by Zach Toman

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