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Our guest on Radio PRS on Dec. 10 @ 7:00 p.m. is Angela Krout. Angela will be talking with us about the upcoming "Gathering Of Pagan Souls" that takes place in May of 2015. The event is an extended camping festival featuring a wide variety of musicians, authors, vendors, readers, group rituals and so much more. Call in during the show to talk with Angela at 646-668-8212
In the year AD 312, Emperor Constantine had a vision, seeing the cross of Christ superimposed on the sun, with the words, “in hoc signo vinces” = "in this sign you shall conquer." He attributed a battle victory to this vision, and he became a strong champion of Christianity. The next year, he met with Emperor Licinius, the ruler of the eastern provinces, to sign the Edict of Milan giving equal rights to all religious groups within the Roman Empire. Constantine blended Christian and pagan traditions by combining two pagan rituals (Saturn the god of Agriculture and Mithras the Persian god of light). Constantine merged many of the traditions from these festivals with the Nativity story in the Bible and Christmas was born. From its beginning, Christmas was a holiday (or holy day), gifts were exchanged, families and friends gathered to feast, and a birth was celebrated; just like in the Roman and Persian festivities. The first mention of December 25 as the date of Jesus' birth is found in an early Roman calendar from A.D. 336.
Easter is is Chaldean (Babylonian) in origin - the name Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven. Astarte is the Greek name of the Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar. The worship of Bel and Astarte was introduced very early into Britain, along with the Druids, "the priests of the groves," the high places where the pagans worshipped the idols of Baal.
The Easter Bunny, the oldest pagan symbol of fertility - Semiramis - has absolutely NOTHING to do with the resurrection of Christ, nor does the Sunrise service. Jesus was resurrected while it was still DARK. John 20:1 (KJV) The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
This installment of The Forbidden Fruit will discuss the true meaning of Christmas and it's Pagan origin. You don't have to be Pagan to celebrate in true Pagan style! So go ahead and light that Chistmas tree, put up the mistletoe and sing some Yuletide carols, and you'll be in the Pagan spirit!
Call in to participate on the show at 347-202-0492
Topic and discussion includes Pagan news items, dates of interest, and a discussion of Raising Pagan Children; how to explain why our Holidays are different, when to step in when the school system or teachers cross the line, even why our views of the afterlife are not like the Christian ones. And maybe some Thanksgiving factoids you can use with family and friends. Comments and questions from callers and chat room participants welcome! Let's Chat!
8 pm CST-Variety Show- Pamela Kelly welcomes Sonja Sadovsky author of The Priestess & the Pen
(Marion Zimmer Bradley, Dion Fortune & Diana Paxson's Influence on Modern Paganism)
This important book by debut author Sonja Sadovsky shines new light on how three captivating minds shaped the course of history. The fantasy novels of Dion Fortune, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Diana L. Paxson influenced the image of the priestess in Neopagan and Goddess-centered spirituality throughout the world. The Priestess & the Pen shows how their work changed the way women are depicted in literature, created space for women to reclaim their power, and energized the women’s equality movement.
Presenting a reinterpretation of the Goddess as fourfold rather than threefold, The Priestess & the Pen adds dimension and relevance to the traditional Triple Goddess archetype in a way that has never before been considered with such compelling clarity. This book is poised to become a vital interpretation of the Pagan priestess.
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.
PNN 's PROGRESSIVES ADVANCE We've (NO TIME TO RETREAT)
Join News Director Rick Spisak as he welcomes a group of Progressive Activists evaluate the 2014 Election as we discuss how we can continue to advance the PROGRESSIVE AGENDA.
NO SENSE Counting Coup - We're building a FUTURE!
Steve Horn Progressive Journalist with DeSmog Blog
Mark Pafford Progressive Legislative leader
Ray Seamans Progressive leader / Education Activist
Debbie Jordan former candidate for County Commission
Charles Messina former candidate for the Legislature
Dr Rachel Pienta Democratic state committee woman/founding Democratic Progressive Caucus board member/ Small County Coalition officer
Meredith Ockman NOW SouthEast Regional Director / Human /Women's Rights ACTIVIST
Tune in Sunday Nov 16th 7pm - 9pm
1) Program introduction
2) Our tonight program is Part 3 of the interview with Phil Donahue on Reality Asserts it Self. The subject of the interview is" Whistle blowers , dissenters and progressives are patriots" .
3) playing part 3 of the interview
4) Music break
5) My Comments
6) Closing Music , the them song of O Canada
Lydia (Dia) Crabtree is a minister, author, and pagan activist. She has led a team to create PaganPro.org, website dedicated to sharing information regarding style, background and even abuser/predator behaviors of speakers, presenters and leaders in the Pagan community.
"Pagan Pro is a freemium modeled web based service. Pagan community members can create an account with an email and password and have limited access to the information contained in the Pagan Pro databases. There will be a leveled membership which will allow greater access to the information in the Pagan Pro database and other perks of membership by users. Pagan Pro charges membership to offset the cost of running this not for profit organization.
Pagan Pro will invite leaders to join PaganPro.org and create a profile. This profile will require leaders to answer a series of survey questions that are based upon previous surveys given by Pagan Pro and reflect the information the community has indicated it desires to know. Some answers to the survey questions will be available to all users of the site while membership will permit complete access to information in the Pagan Pro database."