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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.
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
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 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.
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.
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."
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."
Friday the 13th, November 2015, saw the terrible bombings in Paris, France. Paris is just one of many cities that has suffered at the hands of terrorists world wide in recent weeks. The focus has been on Paris, almost ignoring the tragedies in Kenya, Lebanon, and elsewhere. KaliSara and RevKess will discuss this media imbalance as well as other issues that are of interest to the global Pagan community.
Topics that may be discussed:
Pagan Elders and Transphobia
2016 US Presidential Campaigns
Sanders on democratic socialism
Carson on Biblical accuracy (or craziness)
Mother Nature reminds us that She is in control
Join RevKess and KaliSara this week for another rousing discussion of news and views from Pagan perspectives. KaliSara will share her popular "KaliSara's News in a Flash" segment.
Join RevKess and Kalisara as we bring back Samuel Wagar, the HP of Ravenwood Temple, to talk about the joys and conflicts around creating a formal community church for Wiccans.
From an article on VuWeekly: "Edmonton’s local community, in particular, is at a major transitive point in its growth, taking steps towards a more formal organizational structure than is commonly found or historically precedented in Wicca."
Samuel Wagar is a Third Degree Wiccan HP (1985), founder of the Congregationalist Witchcraft Association of Canada (1991) and its British Columbia provincial daughter (2004). He's currently HP of Ravenwood Temple of the Alberta branch of his church (2007 - there is also as Saskatchewan branch, founded in 2014) and the Wiccan Chaplain at the University of Alberta. He is enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at St. Stephen's College in Edmonton, studying the evolution of a fraction of the Wiccan community toward more formal 'church-like' service to the larger community, a process he's been involved with now for more than a quarter century. Author of four books on theology, ritual, church organization, and a memoir.
Join RevKess and KaliSara as they share a cup of tea (or adult beverage of choice) and discuss some of the news and events in the world today that effect the global Pagan community. From politics and war to gender binary misnomers and religious discrimination. Almost anything is up for grabs in this 2nd November edition of the Pagan Weekly News.
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Join RevKess and Kalisara in talking to Denice Garrou about her experiences as a Pagan fiction author.
Denice Garrou is a Visionary fiction writer with paranormal and magical realism as sub-genres. She writes to enlighten and expand awareness to her readers of all possibilities of life in hopes of making a small difference in the world. A beloved character of one of her books, a gypsy woman said, 'Never rush the journey of life, for the journey is the best part.' Denice lives by this, and is enjoying the connection with her readers ages 14 and up, especially women over 50.
Denice is the author of The Dragonhorse Saga and, most recently, Candlelight and Cobwebs. We will be talking about books, writing and more, continuing the Pagan-Musings NaNo tradition.
Show notes available on PMPChannel.com.
With one year to go until Election Day in the United States, RevKess and KaliSara continue their ongoing coverage, from Pagan perspectives, of the Presidential race and all the baggage that can go with it. Can and often does. What stupidity will come out of which candidate this week? You've already heard some of it.Tune in for more. *wry grin*
KaliSara and RevKess may also continue talking about NaNoWriMo if time allows.
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