• sabelstudio
8 episodes
A young Filipina in Toronto rediscovers her heritage & fights evil spirits in this modern coming-of-age audio drama. 20-year old Saatchi Brilliante's life changes when her employer, Datu, is killed in a sudden attack at the Spirit House. Suddenly, Saatchi finds herself in the middle of unfamiliar worlds: mystical salons, grand mansions, dreamlike spiritlands and rainforests, searching for the killer and the demon responsible. Saatchi must tap into her Filipino culture and folklore and learn what it means to be a shaman, healer, sorceress - a babaylan. Learn more at https://www.instagram.com/sabelstudios/

Episodes

Episode 7: A Family Affair
2021 Jul 1222m 40s
Saatchi and Ren snoop around the Rui mansion only to discover that they're not the only ones trying to escape the snake demon. It's time for the duo to confront the past they've long forgotten. Only then can Saatchi and Ren find out how their blood ties to the spirit world.
Episode 6: This Magic Is Made Up
2021 Jun 2928m 2s
Saatchi's starting to get the hang of rituals, although hers are a bit more freestyle. She's getting closer - to her mystical energy, babaylan magic, Ren's luxurious life, the truth, but also to demons waiting to pounce.
Episode 5: The Priestess Destiny
2021 Jun 1531m 55s
With too many spirits wanting to make an appearance and introduce themselves, it's getting harder to tell the difference between reality and the spirit world. Can Saatchi get out or will she be trapped like the many babaylans before her?
Episode 4: The Demon's Mansion
2021 Jun 0832m 3s
Saatchi moves in to Ren's mansion and gets a taste of the life of the 1%. But it doesn't seem like everyone's happy with her arrival, especially Ren's roommate - the serpent demon.
Episode 3: The Serpent Who Devoured Seven Moons
2021 Jun 0126m 6s
Although Saatchi finally gets some answers, she falls even deeper into the world of the unknown. Suddenly, there's all these hypnotic chants, spells, rituals, and her reality is becoming a bit more unsettling and mystical than she signed up for.
Episode 2: It Started with a Pebble
2021 May 2431m 44s
There's too many questions.  Who is Ren and why does he keep on saying he's been greeted by a spirit? How much does Sister Starla know about the ones unlike us? Saatchi doesn't know what to think nor does she want to revisit her long-forgotten past.
Episode 1: Welcome to the Spirit House
2021 May 1831m 46s
20-year old Filipino-Canadian Saatchi Brilliante is on the hunt for another part-time job to pay for school. Soon, Saatchi finds herself with a side hustle way more than she bargained for - one that sends her to an ethereal and unreal world unlike ours.
Introducing: Lost Shaman
2021 May 021m 12s
Here you’ll find mystical salons, serpent demons, shaman side gigs, family feels, broke student vibes, throwbacks to classic Filipino folklore, and lots of soul-searching.
More episodes may be available on the podcast’s website.