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Crystal Blanton joins RevKess and KaliSara again for a conversation about People of Color in the Pagan world. With the release of her new anthology through Immanion Press/Megalithica Books Shades of Ritual, Crystal and a slew of writers talk frankly about ritual from the persepctive of people of color.
Crystal's bio: Crystal Blanton is an activist, writer, priestess, mother, wife, and social worker. She is an advocate for true diversity and multiculturalism within the Pagan community. Crystal is the author of Bridging the Gap and Pain and Faith in a Wiccan World, and the editor of Shades of Faith: Minority Voices in Paganism and Shades of Ritual; Minorities Voices in Practice. She also writes for The Wild Hunt, Sage Woman, and Daughters of Eve, a community blog on Patheos.com. A frequent speaker at Pagan conferences and festivals, and in her professional life, she serves disenfranchised youth in Oakland, California, while studying for a master’s degree in social work at a California State University.
As we reconnect with Crystal in the first half hour of the show we will learn a bit about her and the process of doing this anthology. Beginning after the first half hour contributors to the work will be calling in to share about their particular essays and experiences, about one every ten minutes. In the second and third hour we opened the floor to the ladies for a panel discussion of the topic of people of color in the Pagan community.
The importance of ritual, how it connects us with the Pantheons, and how it shapes our souls. Plus music and alot more
Pagan Pride Day season is just about here. The official event season kicks off with Lammas and concludes with Samhain (1 August through 31 October). Every seasons since PWN launched the hosts have spent some time talking about PPD and related events. They plan to do the same this year as well.
RevKess and Zaracon will also give you a Pagan perspective on world news, health and science, and updates on stories previously covered on PWN. Pagan related music and book releases will also be shared.
It is not uncommon to find Pagan high priestesses and celebrants wearing something on their heads, be it a full, face-covering veil, a headdress, a hair-covering scarf or shawl, or even a small, tiara-like circlet.
This week, Kalisara and RevKess are bringing you a panel discussion: Pagan women from many different paths and beliefs who share the practice of using veils and other head coverings in their ritual and/or daily lives.
While we have touched on this topic previously, this time we will hear from those women who practice veiling, discussing the why's, the how's, the when's, as well as the problems that can come from veiling. We will be hearing their stories, many of which embody a quiet strength reflective of the oft-veiled Matron Goddesses.
Paganism was the first religion and Christianity was born from Paganism. There is so many similarities between these two. For years, the two religions have fought the right to practice. In the 1800s, Christians believed that if yiu were Pagan, then you were a witch if I'm not mistaking. The practice of magic is nothing harmful, it is mostly healing. In Christians today, you never know who goes to church and who doesn't because you got ones today doing awful things and calling themselves Christians. So tell me, with all the hate between these two religions, where is God at?
Are you interested in the "pagan festival scene"? Perhaps you are new to the pagan path, and you would like to attend your first pagan festival. Tune in to the Sacred Oak Circle, and listen to Rev. Gary talk about his experience with pagan festivals. Our mission is to inspire, teach, and empower you on your spiritual path!
All across the United States and aroun the world there are many Pagan community events every year. Some or big, some are small. All are structured with the initial intent of bringing the Pagan community together. In this edition of Pagan-Musings RevKess and KaliSara talk about some of the events in the United States and elsewhere around the globe for the 2014 calendar. PantheaCon and Convocation have already occured, as well as others, but there are many many more to come.
NOTE: Our apologies for the audio quality on RevKess's end. Seems the gremlns missed that MErcury went direct recently.....
Samuel Wagar has a long history as an organizer and volunteer - founded the Pagan Students Association at University of the Fraser Valley (1999). He founded the Pagans for Peace network for left-wing Pagans in 1983 and published its newsletter for twenty years until 2002. He was also the founding HP of the Pagans for Peace Tradition of Wicca, of the Gathering For Life On Earth religious retreat in 1991, the Congregationalist Witchcraft Association federal church in 1991, and the C. Wiccan A. of BC in 2004 (and consulted in the founding of the Alberta and Saskatchewan sister churches in 2007 and 2014). Wager coordinated the Canadian National Pagan Conference (2009) in Vancouver and served on its National Board (2007-2010).
Samuel Wagar has written four books, The Uses of Ecstasy: Ritual and Practical Mysticism in Wicca, Creating Lore, Writing Ritual, Growing Wiccan Temples and Leaders, and his memior, I Know Where the Bodies are Buried, which was published on the 13th of January, the 20th anniversary of the start of the religious discrimination scandal when the BCNDP removed him as a candidate for being a Witch.
KaliSara and RevKess are joined by authors Taylor Ellwood and Shauna Aura to talk about their upcoming anthology from Megalithica Books. Tune in live and join us in the chat room.
The anthology: "This anthology will explore leadership for real Pagans and real groups. We’re looking for essays and articles that detail leadership success stories, best practices, and ways you have worked through challenges and obstacles"
From Taylor's website:"I am the Managing Non-Fiction Editor of Megalithica Books, an imprint of Immanion Press. I first started working with Immanion press in 2004, when they published my first solo book Pop Culture Magick. As the managing non-fiction editor for Immanion Press, my vision for the non-fiction line is that Immanion Press publishes edgy, experimental, and controversial books about magic and the occult subculture"
From Shauna's website: "She is the author of the ritual facilitation book Spiritual Scents (Jupiter Gardens Press),[..] and Shauna’s writing also appears in the anthologies Calling to our Ancestors (Asphodel Press), Stepping in to Ourselves: An Anthology of Writings on Priestessing (Goddess Ink),and Mantle of Stars (Biblioteca Alexandrina)."
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