The Modern Crone

Danielle Van de Velde

The Modern Crone podcast explores story, insights and experiences from my life as a spiritual teacher, energy healer, seer and medium. In each season of The Modern Crone, I bring the real-deal magic-makers to the table to chat about their lives, bridging the worlds of the visible and invisible, spirit and matter. I share my own stories of people, pilgrimage and paranormal, with the intent of redefining what it is to live a modern spiritual life.Real people, real stories and a whole lot of mind-blowing, spirit-stirring conversations. I hope it inspires!

The Modern Crone: Season 2: The Rise of the Energy Arts: Claire TaitThe Modern Crone: Season 2: The Rise of the Energy Arts: Stephanie Edwards
THE RISE OF THE ENERGY ARTS WITH CRANIOSACRAL AND REIKI MASTER, STEPHANIE EDWARDSSince childhood, Stephanie had a desire to learn about the human body and how it connects with nature. She has always sought to lead a holistic and spiritual lifestyle, initially focusing on meditation and yoga. With a thirst to expand her knowledge and understanding of energy healing, she spent time in Asia in 2013 studying Reiki before qualifying as a licensed Western Usui Reiki Practitioner and Master Teacher and a Jikiden and Millenium Reiki Practitioner. Reiki has influenced, changed, and reconnected her back to a happier, spiritual existence which is always evolving. Her interest in Holistic healing and healing her own personal trauma did not stop with Reiki and has led me down the magical path of Reflexology, TRE (trauma release exercise), Think and Craniosacral therapy. Craniosacral Therapy has widened Stephanie’s view of life as she perceives it and how the body’s inherent wisdom is far greater than we can comprehend and how deep healing can occur on all levels. We perceive the body as only having a few levels but in fact it has many of which we are not fully aware of. Join us as we discuss the state of ‘Dynamic Stillness’, the power of touch and an attitude of curiosity, the role of intuition and how her client demographics are changing in recent years. Stephanie shares her own journey into the Energy Arts and so much more. You can connect with Stephanie here:www.steph-edwards.comhttps://www.instagram.com/steph.edwards.therapist/https://www.facebook.com/stephedwardsnaturaltherapisthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-edwards-8aa708b9/
May 6 2022
46 mins
The Modern Crone: Season 2: The Rise of the Energy Arts: Sufen PaphassarangThe Modern Crone: Season 2: The Rise of the Energy Arts: Bharti Jatti Varma
THE RISE OF THE ENERGY ARTS WITH HYPNOTHERAPIST, SPIRITUAL RESPONSE THERAPIST, PSYCHOLOGIST AND REIKI PRACTITIONER BHARTI JATTI VARMABharti is a holistic therapist conducting various services through her offering Mynd here in Singapore, and on behalf of Illuminations Well-Being Center in Dubai. Bharti’s passion and communication skills make her extremely popular in front of larger audiences! She is also a chosen favourite with corporate programs due to her ability and flexibility to connect to anyone and everyone!With a background in Psychology and a keen interest to explore the intricacies of the human mind, body and energy system, she has studied Hypnotherapy, Spiritual Response and Energy Healing Approaches.Through her personal journey of self-discovery and self-development, Bharti learnt to distance herself from any limiting beliefs and patterns that prevented her from achieving her true potential of happiness, success and harmony in her everyday life. Her aim is to educate others about personal transformation through the energy arts.Her expertise in various approaches allows her to offer more holistic and bespoke approaches while working with clients.Join us as we explore the creative nature of the subconscious mind, energetic resonance and its role in manifesting illness and wellness, the natural desire of the human system to be well and heal itself and the truth about hypnosis. Bharti shares her own journey into the Energy Arts and examples of healings with her clients.You can connect with Bharti here:https://www.instagram.com/Myndsingaporehttps://www.facebook.com/Mynd.sg/
Apr 7 2022
50 mins
The Modern Crone: Season 2: The Rise of the Energy Arts: Pascale Jenart
THE RISE OF THE ENERGY ARTS  WITH QI GONG MASTER, QI HEALER AND CERTIFIED LIFE COACH, PASCALE JENARTPascale Jenart started her professional life in Banking for ten years and then moved her attention to mothering her two wonderful kids. She fell in love with Tai Chi and started competing in Singapore, Hong Kong, and China. Qi Gong came into her life as a way to improve her Tai Chi, to deepen her felt connection with the Qi. This deeper exploration led to her being a golden medalist several times over.In 2014, Pascale fell sick Thyroid disfunction, and decided then to explore the power of the Qi. She was able to restart her Thyroid by practicing Qi Gong, which led her to create her company Chi Balance and start teaching. She wanted to share this fantastic body/mind health tool.Pascale studied Qi Gong for ten years with a Chinese Grand Master and has been teaching since 2014. During those ten years, Pascale developed her Qi knowledge by studying Acupressure, Yin and Yang in food, Reiki, and finally when she felt she was ready to go deeper, she trained in Qi Healing. During the pandemic, Pascale also completed her ICF certification as a Life Coach as she realised that a lot of her clients needed to share and have a safe space to reflect after the healing, and she have the tools to take responsibility for their own healing journeys. Join us as we explore the nature of Qi, the relationship between Qi Gong and Qi Healing, Pascale’s own journey into the Energy Arts and so much more! You can find Pascale at:https://www.facebook.com/chi.balance.64
Mar 24 2022
49 mins
The Modern Crone: Season 1: The 21st Century Shaman: Miguel Kavlin
21ST CENTURY SHAMAN WITH SHAMANIC TEACHER, SPACE HOLDER AND MEDICINE MAN, MIGUEL KAVLINMiguel A. Kavlin was born in la Paz, Bolivia, where he lived until he was 17 years old. Upon finding himself in the United States to study at university, he started to have unusual experiences which eventually led him to become interested in Native American culture and religion. Miguel’s spiritual path has led him to studying and participating in various ceremonies with Beautiful Painted Arrow (Joseph Rael), leading him to eventually inherit the title of Chief for both the Sun-Moon Dance and the Long Dance with sacred Cactus of the Andes; training with Sifu Kenny Gong, an international martial arts teacher and traditional Chinese doctor, in the arts of Shing-Yi Chuan and Pa-Kua. This training has provided Miguel with a very serious grounding to all his spiritual practices. Eventually Miguel’s path led him to an apprenticeship with Don Agustin Rivas Vazques in his jungle camp. Now Miguel is the only foreigner authorized by Don Agustin to conduct his ceremonies outside the Peruvian Amazon. Since 1995 Miguel has also been apprenticing with Don Hector Aguanari and Don Jose Coral. Amongst his many incredible achievements Miguel has completed graduate studies in Anthropology and Philosophy; has set up a non-profit agency that works with NYC’s public school students in multicultural awareness, violence-prevention, adolescent rites of passage, and various other educational programs; a three-part Video-Documentary series on Peruvian Amazon Shamanism, entitled Spirits of the Rainforest featuring interviews with Don Agustin Rivas Vazques and the Paintings of Don Pablo Amaringo. Miguel started the Sacharuna Community in Bolivia,  25 years ago, dedicated to help people heal disorders and learn to serve using practices and teachings from the Amazonian Indian, native North American, Buddhist, Sikh and Judeo Chrisitian traditions and teachings.Miguel’s deepest prayer, to truly be of service to the collective in the most profound ways possible.Join us as we explore the truth of ‘the Hollow Bone’ state, the vibrational nature of being, the importance of devotional inner practice and the ‘Principle’ Idea’ of all things. We share our experience of Ayahuasca ceremony, the communion with the Spirit of the Plant Medicine and the ‘naked truth’ it enables….and much much more!You can find out more about Miguel’s offering and get in contact at: https://sacharuna.com
Dec 9 2021
47 mins
The Modern Crone: Season 1: The 21st Century Shaman: Patrick VanhoebroukThe Modern Crone: Season 1: The 21st Century Shaman: Louise GilmoreThe Modern Crone: Season 1: The 21st Century Shaman: Rubiyanti Basuki
Oct 28 2021
51 mins
The Modern Crone: Season 1: The 21st Century Shaman: Gentle Eagle
Oct 14 2021
40 mins
The Modern Crone: Season 1: The 21st Century Shaman: Mark Flood
On today’s episode I am joined by Mark Flood. Mark has a passion to work with various shamanic techniques and perspectives – to open up the spaces he holds for direct and revelatory contact to pure existence.He feels that in an age of information proliferation, we can all forget where to go to find our own visions- while being surrounded by so much of the sight already seen.Mark has learnt from shamanic teachers over the past seven years and also acknowledges the teachings from the unseen and inner ones that have been with him and felt since a young boy.He considers himself to still be in training for his shamanic becoming, as he believes in the long road, and the long ways in which learning arrives through the measures of walking this path through great distances of time.Mark moves deeply and reverently within the spaces he holds and really enjoys the connective moments that arise out of the hearts of human beings gathering in sacred circles.He practices the shamanic work daily and has allied himself through this work to a purpose and a type of medicine that helps to reveal a vision of life that Is unique and available to every one of us.Join us as we explore Mark’s story of a felt-knowing of the Great Mystery from his boyhood, the ecstatic path of the soul, the disruptive dynamics of Shamanism, the soul’s call, working with spiritual allies and finding the resonance of ‘wonder within’. Mark shares with us how his poetry moves through him as an extension of this ‘felt knowing’ and a sublime revelation of the nonlinearity of who we were, who we are and who we are becoming, all coexisting in every moment.  We end the podcast with a reading of Mark’s beautiful poetry. Divine! https://www.instagram.com/sandbox_shamanics_visioning/www.sandboxshamanics.com
Sep 30 2021
47 mins
The Modern Crone: Season 1: The 21st Century Shaman: Magi Whisson
On today’s episode I am joined by Magi Whisson. For the past fifty years Magi has been an explorer, student, and practitioner within the field of esoteric science. She has worked independently and in collaboration with others, bringing the esoteric sciences to the worlds of healing, writing, publishing, personal and spiritual development programs and workshops. Magi has been influenced by a range of traditions, philosophies and theories and respectfully acknowledges their contribution in forging her own pathway and ‘World Work’. She is the co-creator and co-facilitator of The Human Odyssey- a Map for the Journey and she has a strong alliance and involvement with the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project. Her own body of work is held as OPUSonus.  A work existing on subtle levels and the inner planes and one that is now emerging and being given further expression in the outer world, to serve the evolutionary imperatives of our times.Join us as we explore Magi’s experience of ‘The Shaman’s Death’; the deep calling through visioning and eventually visiting the motherland of Africa; her encounters and healing with the celestial beings embodied in the White Lion’s of Africa and the incredible work of reginiting the songlines of the Earth through the Earth Treasure Vase project. Magi shares with us the deep call and purpose of her writing, offered via OpusOnus, weaving story and experience from Land, Spirit and People.https://opusonus.nethttps://earthtreasurevase.orghttps://gaia-mandala.mn.co/feed
Sep 16 2021
50 mins
The Modern Crone: Season 1: The 21st Century Shaman: Jorge Luis DelgadoThe Modern Crone: Season 1: The 21st Century Shaman: Zenta ZebergsThe Modern Crone: Season 1: The 21st Century Shaman: Julian Silburn
On today’s episode I am joined by Julian Silburn. Julian has devoted his life to Sound Healing and is known for his work nationally and internationally. Julian has learned Yidaki, (Didgeridoo) directly from Aboriginal people around Australia including Arnhem Land (where the Yidaki originates), and has been playing for 29 years. He mainly uses the instrument in its traditional way for meditation ,sound therapy and for ceremony. In this fascinating episode we chat about Julian’s life journey from the wilds of South Africa, to Western Australia and into Arnhem Land, an historical and mythical region of the Northern Territory of Australia. Following the visions he was receiving in his dream space, and the spiritual reverberation of the Yidaki, Julian lived with the elders and original custodians of the Didgeridoo and was initiated into its medicine. Join us for an exploration of the true nature of dreaming, the Australian Aboriginal shamanic view of sound and healing, the interconnectedness of life, the importance of deep listening  and much more. And as a special treat, Julian plays out this episode with his Didgeridoo and a ‘song’ given to him directly from Mother Earth. Julian offers in-person and zoom sound healing sessions for individuals or groups which include recordings of the sessions.http://soundalchemy.com.auhttps://www.facebook.com/julian.silburnUluru ceremony:https://opusonus.net/2020/11/21/uluru-ceremony/Music designed to support the Uluru Ceremony:https://opusonus.net/2020/12/19/sound-journey-with-didjeridu/
Aug 3 2021
46 mins
The Modern Crone: Season 1: The 21st Century Shaman: Adrienne Kane