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With the many things going on in parts of the country that make certain school districts less friendly to Pagan children, children with learning disabilities and/or giftedness, and more, it is becoming much more common and accepted for parents to take on the task of schooling their children at home. In addition, homeschooling in the age of the internet and social media has become much more feasible and complex. Also, Pagan homeschooling is a viable alternative to the religious private schools available to Christians.
Join RevKess and Kalisara in talking about Pagan homeschooling. We will be addressing some of the rules and regulations, providing some links to resources. We will talk about homeschooling vs. unschooling and other parent-directed learning techniques. Joining us is the group moderator for Little Pagan Acorns.
Little Pagan Acorns is a webpage (http://www.littlepaganacorns.com/) and a group on facebook that describes itself as: "a community for Pagan homeschoolers, as well as anyone raising Pagan children. Focusing in printables, puzzles, worksheets and other resources." "Even if you’re not a Pagan homeschooling parent, you can use lots of these pages to keep your kids amused and to teach them a little bit about various Pagan paths and pantheons."
KaliSara and RevKess attended the 2015 Kearney Area Pagan Pride Day outside Kearney, NE this Sunday. KaliSara presented Pagan Activism while RevKess did a two part presentation on Pagan music. In this episode you get to hear a version of those workshops and lots of great music. From the early origins of Pagan music through to some of the newest releases in that broad genre, tune in and learn a thing or two (we hope) and enjoy the music!
Featured musicians include: Wendy Rule, Damh the Bard, Murphey's Midnight Rounders, Celia, and more.
Join Taylor Ellwood of Magical Experiments as he interviews Heather Greene about Pagan journalism and the Wild Hunt. We'll discuss what some of the challenges of Pagan journalism are and why its so important and how the Wild Hunt finds its stories as well as who its contributors are.
RevKess and KaliSara hop from source to source to deliver to you some Pagan related news. From Pagan media sources like the Wild Hunt and Pagan Square to mainstream sources like CNN and the BBC, there are a myriad of sources for news that relates to the global Pagan community. The hosts will share some of the sources with you as well as talk about some of the stories out there that have catch their attention in the last week or so.
In this episode of Magical Experiments, Taylor Ellwood is joined by Crystal Blanton to discuss racism and cultural appropriation in the Pagan community. We'll define what racism and cultural appropriation is and explore how it shows up in the Pagan community and discuss what Pagans can do to be more aware of these issues as well as how what Pagans can be allies to Pagans of Color
Join RevKess & KaliSara to talk with Janet Callahan about her newest book, Parenting Pagan Tots, as well as her website Our Little Acorn, which discusses special needs parenting in Pagan families.
From her website: "Author and priestess Janet Callahan has had articles published in several anthologies and on various websites, as well as on her own blogs. She has had poetry published on the now defunct paganliving.com. She’s also published an eBook on being a Pagan Parent in the NICU, and has written a mini-course on planning for Pagan holidays.
Ms. Callahan has been Pagan for more than 15 years. She trained under a Dianic coven in the Detroit area and was initiated as a Mother priestess at Imbolc 2007. She is also currently a 2nd degree student with a more traditional Wiccan coven that focuses on family-based practice. She considers herself to be a Modern American Polytheist – a mixture of syncretistic polytheism, techno-Paganism, pop-culture magick, Wicca, and Unverified Personal Gnosis (UPG).
Additionally, Ms. Callahan is the former Program Director of SpiralScouts International, an alternative Pagan-based scouting organization for children ages 3-18, and a former board member of several other Detroit area Pagan organizations."
Join RevKess & KaliSara to talk with Shanda Hahn Kinkade about her experience organizing Pagan Pride Days in a conservative area. Shanda has organized PPD in mid-Nebraska for three years and helped organize the PPD in Omaha this year.
Shanda began her journey on the Pagan Path in 1989, exploring a variety of traditions. She is an eclectic Pagan who waivers between Pantheism & Nontheism. Her practice is Grey Witchcraft with focus on balance, the 4 elements, animism, humanism, and the moon with a pinch of Hedge Witch tossed in for good measure.
She created the online group Wiccans in Nebraska (WINEB) in 2002. She joined the Rural Nebraska Witches’ Group (RNWG) via meetup.com in Mar 2007, and became co-organizer in Sept of that year. Apr 2013, she became a ritualist with Prairie Star Circle and later became lead ritualist (Jun 2013) before taking over all leading aspects Dec 2013.
Shanda has conducted workshops and classes, led group rituals, organized adult night-out events, ran a divination study group, presided over weddings, and taught a multiple-day seminar on Ritualist & Leadership training.
After a move in 2014, Shanda is still co-organizer of RNWG with most work being behind the scenes and she has remained the Local Coordinator for Kearney Area Pagan Pride. She is Secretary for the Black Hat Society of Omaha, a member of the Pagan Pride Day Omaha planning committee, and attends rituals with a local Druid Group, Prairie Shadow Grove.
With PantheaCon starting in less than 24 hours from broadcast, RevKess and KaliSara wanted to take the opportunity to talk about some of the upcoming festival events. Focusing primarily on the United States, there are many festivals and Pagan events taking place in 2015. ConVocation, Between the Worlds, Heartland, PSG (just to name a few). During the show your hosts will give highlights of some of these upcoming events in early 2015.
Be sure to tune in to Pagan-Musings on the 15th for a live segment feature Sharon Knight. She will be dialing in from P-Con to share about her new music and video project.
If you are hosting or know of an event in your area that you would like us to talk about, please let us know through our Facebook or email us at email@example.com. (Note: The hosts are purposefully leaving PPD events out of this broadcast, those will be addressed in more detail as that season get closer.)
As event season gets ready to kick off for the Pagan community there are any number of minor controversies that might crop up. In the passed there have been issues regarding gender in sacred space, certain notable presenters and their pasts, and other issues - both minor and major. This year seems to be no exception to that. With Covenant of the Goddess facing member resignations and turmoil over their public statement regarding racial issues and a first time out festival in direct conflict with a well established festival - in both timing and geographic location - there seems to be now shortage of controversies to address this year.
RevKess and KaliSara will talk about some of those current issues and how they may play out in the near future. From Peter Dybing's strong stand on racial inclusivity in practice and language in regards to CoG to the Gathering of Pagan Souls festival being in direct conflict with Heartland Spirit Festival at the end of May. Along the way they may also address some of the past issues that have come in the Pagan world and how they were addressed and handled by those who could make a difference. They will also talk about other upcoming events in the Pagan world, including ConVocation and PantheaCon.
Show notes available at PMPChannel.com.
In the newest incarnation of Pagan Weekly News KaliSara joins RevKess for a live discussion of news and events that effect the Pagan world. Ranging from current events to editorial pieces, commentary on mainstream coverage of issues around the globe to updates on Pagan festivals, books and music, and much more, PWN will once again bring you insights into the world today from the perspective of Pagans.
Topics for this edition include, but are not limited to, Charlie Hebdo, racism, new books and music. Tune in live or in archives to find out just what RevKess and KaliSara decide to talk about.
Show notes are available at PMPChannel.com.
KaliSara and RevKess tend to focus on North America and Western Europe during PWN. Understandable, as they live in the Midwest of the United States. This week they will broaden their discussion of current events and news to encompass much of the global Pagan community. News from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America and of course from North America will be touched upon.
Due to a scheduling conflict, this week's edition is on Wednesday instead of Thursday. The hosts will try to share any other scheduling issues during broadcast, but will continue to post updates in show descriptions for those who prefer to listen live.
RevKess shares some of his favorites from Pagan and Pagan-y artist who have released CDs in the first half of 2015. Featuring Damh the Bard, SJ Tucker, Mama Gin and more. With just over 60 minutes of music, you are sure to have an enjoyable listening experience.
This episode includes new music from Damh the Bard and his Sabbat album, SJ Tucker and her Stolen Season, Mama Gina's Solitaire, Chronilus with Threshold, and Celia with Letting Go. There's also to surprise pieces - not new for 2015, but recent from two groups you are sure to recognize.
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