Shintoism and the Religion of Japan with Dr. James Rietvield


Fushimi Inari-taisha (伏見稲荷大社) is the head shrine of the kami Inari, located in Fushimi-kuKyotoKyoto PrefectureJapan.


Welcome back Listeners, and a Merry Isolation to you!

Its been a good minute since we last spoke at you, and we wanted to remedy that. So, we are using this dark moon to you some tasty ear food. On today’s slice we have: Rabbit Harems, Chaos Theory, Anime references and so much more! We are blessed to have been able to record our very favorite Dr. James Rietveld on his lecture for Shintoism, the Religion of Japan! He covers a lot, so we wont keep you.

Cowabunga, my dudes! ♥


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Lecture banner by Terri Kennedy of Ipso Facto

Shintoism And The Religion of Japan: A Free Lecture by Dr. James Rietveld

Lecture audio was recorded Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 8 PM – 10:30 PM at Ipso Facto (517 N. Harbor Blvd. Fullerton, Ca.)


This episode of Magik Pizza is brought to you by:

 Angry Orchard Hard Cider (Stormy) + Greenhouse Artisan Gin (Hannah)

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider | DrizlyGreenhouse Gin 750ml


This Release Date Moon:

It’s the April 2020 New Moon! According to the Farmer’s Almanac Best Days List, it’s the best day to Cut Firewood, Cut Hair to Increase Growth, Mow to Increase Growth, Dig Holes, Wax Floors, Paint, Get Married, Advertise to Sell, Buy Clothes, and Buy a Home.


What the heck was Dr. J. talking about at the beginning of the lecture?

Devil’s Staircase also known as the Cantor function — example of a function that is continuous, but not absolutely continuous. It is a notorious counterexample in analysis, because it challenges naive intuitions about continuity, derivative, and measure. Though it is continuous everywhere and has zero derivative almost everywhere, its value still goes from 0 to 1 as its argument reaches from 0 to 1. Thus, in one sense the function seems very much like a constant one which cannot grow, and in another, it does indeed monotonously grow, by construction.

(Definition taken from the wikipedia entry.)



Hannah– Living With The Gods

A BBC radio 4 podcast hosted by author and art historian, Neil MacGregor. Based on his book by the same name, the show explores humanity’s belief systems in short 14 1/2 min episodes. Short, sweet, with plenty to chew on and be inspired by.

Stormy Mnemonics

Its basically a technique used to help  people memorize faster, in that you relate symbols to something more visual.  For example, the mnemonic for the hiragana ‘Ki’ (spelled K.I.) could be seen as visually similar to a physical Key. Which, i found incredibly helpful once i had that visual tool. 

So, if you are interested in learning new alphabets but are having trouble memorizing them.. Perhaps Mnemonics could help you, too!

Learn Hiragana: Tofugu's Ultimate Guide

Mnemonic Hiragana example for ‘Ki’


Applications and Books Mentioned:

Libby – A free application where you can borrow and read ebooks and audiobooks from your local public library. (USA)

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson (2017)


Transition Song:

Reunited by Peaches & Herb off of the album 2 Hot (1978)


Picture Time!:

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Energy and Emotions

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So we meet again, listeners. And It’s about time, too! You are in for alot of rambling, gambling, and, well, none of that, actually. But you ARE in for a fair amount of Beard Blocking, Door Knocking, Cannibalism and Krampus… All of which have absolutely nothing to do with this episodes topic: Energy and Emotions. So you see? It’s not just charming conversational topics. We got cheese AND Magik, which we hope you will enjoy on this month’s episode.. Of Magik Pizza.

Energetically yours,


This episode of Magik Pizza is brought to you by:

Wintersaison Glühwein


Places of Power : A Witchy Roundtable

19 Places of Power A Witchy Roundtable

Photo taken by A. Velasquez.

Welcome, Listeners! It’s been a minute (month), hasn’t it? We miss you, so we thought we’d just drop by and give you a fresh slice of MP! It may contain gluten, Tow Trucks, Fermented Shark, AND an open discussion on Places of Power. But as usual, there’s a heaping helping of banter to get through first.. So you may as well get started!

Enjoy the show, guys!

This episode of Magik Pizza is brought to you by:

Winzer Krems Gruner Veltliner Wachtberg Kermstal DAC Reserve, 2017

Winzer Krems Gruner Veltliner Wachtberg Kermstal DAC Reserve, 2017

This months Full Moon:

November 2019 Full Moon – Beaver Moon


Try a new recipe or watch Samurai Gourmet


The Egg check-

If you are uncertain if the eggs in your fridge are still good or not, here is a pretty good way of checking:
Place eggs in a bowl of water. If it sinks, it’s good. If it stands up, you need to eat them pretty soon. If it floats, it’s time to chuck ’em. For me, I like to yeet them against the ground so that the nutrients and shell goes back into the earth. But, that’s just me.

People/ Songs Mentioned:


Carolyn Carter

Aarika Martin ( instagram: @iam_ajewel )

Leif Erikson

Movies/ TV Shows/ Video games Mentioned:

Sherlock Holmes mind palace
Samurai Gourmet

Tokyo Midnight Diner

Rye Bread Tour Video:

Places/Events Mentioned:

Dragon and the Rose, Santa Ana Ca

The Icelandic Phallological Museum

3 Frakkar

Pagan Pride


Lola Gaspar

Caesar palace

Victorian museum


The Block at Orange

Blaze Pizza


Whaley House

Eclipse Chocolate

Cats of Reykjavik

Noche de Altares

Podcasts Mentioned:



Hannah petting Dragon and the Rose’ shop-cat, Sally!


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Holly the Raccoon! Sent to us by Damien the Zookeeper! ❤

Faeries & Other Northern European Elemental Traditions with Dr. Rietveld

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Episode pic original art is ‘Birds’ by Arthur Rackham from “Comus, Cinderella, English Fairy Tales, Sleeping Beauty, and elsewhere”

Welcome, Listeners!

This episode we are coming back to Ipso Facto to listen in on another delicious lecture by Dr. James D. Rietveld…this time to talk about Faeries. But first you’ll get to kick it with your Magik Pizza hosts for a little wine, a little catching up, and some tasty recommendations. We hope you enjoy the magick, history, and folklore served up in this tasty slice. Thanks again, Pizza Pals.


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Flyer created by Terri Kennedy

This episode of Magik Pizza is brought to you by:


A local 2018 Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California; by the Honig Vineyard and Winery. Family Owned, sustainable farmed, and solar powered.’s review

This months Full Moon:

October 2019 Full Moon – Hunter’s Moon


Weird Studies


Steven Universe

People/ Songs Mentioned:

Dr. James D. Rietveld

David Tennant

The OC Mari Lwyd

Movies/ TV Shows/ Video games Mentioned:

Steven Universe

Places/Events Mentioned:

Wasteland Weekend

Krampus Ball

The Magical Fae; Working With the Hidden World of Elementals with Jennifer Morris

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Listen, listeners. The time has come.. For another slice of Magik Pizza. You will get to learn alot about Jennifer Morris, how to approach interacting with the Fae, and so much more. But nothing comes easy when its MP, it must be earned.. You will trudge through Disembodied voices, Pointy Pickle shoes, ghetto fixes and MOAR. So much more.

Enjoy the slice!


About the Speaker:

    Jennifer Morris is a certified Crystal Healer/Teacher, Reiki Master, Energy Healer, 5th degree Black Belt, proprietor of the Crystal Haven, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has been a practicing witch since 1972, and student of Victoria Arkle, she is a life-long practitioner of the intuitive arts, offering years of knowledge and experience of the healing arts to all her students. And just an all around fun and wondrously sweet human being.

For more information on Jennifer Morris Please check out:

Crystal Haven

Crystal Haven Meetup

Workshop References provided by Jennifer:


This episode of Magik Pizza is brought to you by:

 Stella Rosa: Red.


This months Full Moon:

Harvest Moon, September 2019



Do something for the Equinox/Mabon/Harvest Home!!!

Our Equinox will be on September 23. Autumnal Equinox for us in the Northern Hemisphere and Spring Equinox for all of our friends in the Southern Hemisphere.

Find new recipes, try out a new spell, create a new ritual, and any other fun way of celebrating our Earth and it’s cycles around our most beautiful star.



Ghetto Fix: Using Soda Tabs for Picture Hooks


People/ Songs Mentioned:

Terri Kennedy from Ipso Facto

Nature Spirits by David & Steve Gordon, Garden of Serenity


Movies/ Books/ TV Shows/ Video games Mentioned:

Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy – Extended Edition

Places/Events Mentioned:

Ipso Facto in Dowtown Fullerton, Ca

Pagan Pride LA/OC

Pacific Circle Revival




Ancient Luwian Magick and Religion with Dr. J. Rietveld


Ancient Luwian Magick and Religion

Our episode pic this full moon is taken from an image of the goddess Kubaba with a pomegranate in her right hand. Credit: Museum of the Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara in Turkey

Its so nice to see you, seeing us, Listeners.

We know how much you love these lectures, so we won’t DARE deprive you of this one. Joined once again by Dr. James Rietveld, we’re learning about the ritual, magick, and gods of an ancient culture little known outside of academia. But as always, you gotta get through the weird stuff, like: off-key car karaoke, excessive bread-baking, and bandy-legged mosquitoes.

Enjoy the show, everyone!


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Flyer for the event was created by Terri Kennedy.

This episode of Magik Pizza is brought to you by:

Imaginery 2016 chardonay

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“Pretty fuckin’ dope.”- Stormy 2019

This months Full Moon:

Sturgeon Moon, August 2019



The Head Hunter



Using leftover coffee to make ice-cubes with. No more watered down drinks!


People/ Songs Mentioned:

Terri Kennedy

Bohemian Rhapsody– Queen

Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes


Movies/ TV Shows/ Video games Mentioned:


Forrest Gump

The Goonies

Star Trek: TNG


Places/Events Mentioned:


Wasteland Weekend

Requiem— Anaheim, CA

Ipso Facto— DT Fullerton, CA

Costa Mesa, CA


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hannahs bread

Blessings of Plenty to all our listeners from Hannah. Great are the Corn Mothers, Blessed is John Barleycorn, Mighty Demeter, Hearth Mothers, and all bringers, makers, earners, and sacrificers to their households. Hail! And good tidings to you all. 😘
#Lughnasadh #Lammas #LoafMass #Lammastide #FirstHarvest


Evolutionary Astrology with Thea Wirsching


Hello, Listeners! And might we just say how patient you are this episode?  

How we trust that you will bare through the brunt of ruined paint brushes,  romano-bae pie, and other such nonsense? ALL in the name of getting to what you TRULY want, the awe-inspiring intelligence of PHD holder of the Occult Studies, Thea Wirsching. Join us and Terri Kennedy at Ipso Facto as we learn not only more about this amazing Pluto Babe, but also what Evolutionary Astrology really means and how it is relevant to you.

Enjoy the Slice! ~ 🍕

-H & S


   To learn more about Thea, please visit:


This episode is brought to you by:


2017 Virginia Marie Lambrix Chardonnay Bewitched

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More info on this lovely sip:


These Shownotes Are Still Under Construction! If you didn’t find what you were looking for, come back tomorrow!!! ❤

This Month’s Full Moon:

Buck Moon, 2019



Hannah: via Castbox





Songs mentioned:

Rasputina– Sign of the Zodiac


People Mentioned:

Terri Kennedy



Places Mentioned:

Requiem; Coffee, Tea, Fantasy— Anaheim, California

Wasteland Weekend


Ipso Facto- Downtown Fullerton, CA

And now for the photos!