Hello, listeners! Thank you for checking out the show notes for 21 May 2013, the 94th edition of the Pagan Weekly News.
Zaraccon and RevKess would like to thank the listener for tuning in, either live or in archive, and bringing them into your home, office or where ever it is you listen to PWN. Every week they strive to bring you the news from a Pagan perspective as well as talk about current issues in the global Pagan community. Often times you will hear one or both of them get up on their soap box on an issue, which you heard in this edition. You will also find them having fun, after all, if you are not having fun you are doing it wrong!
- Tornadoes rip through Oklahoma.
- Pictures of the devastation.
- Monetary donations, as well as blood and plasma, can be made through your local chapter of the Red Cross.
- While doing a live TV interview, a woman finds her dog that was lost to her during the tornadoes.
- Peter Dybing writes about “Disaster and a Crisis of Faith?” on his Pagan in Paradise blog (not included in this edition of PWN).
- Update on Charlie Rogers, Rainbow Jane, from Lincoln, NE.
- US Supreme Court hears a case from Greece, New York about “government opening invocation policy.”
- Sarah Hall ingram, former commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations from 2009-2012 is now the director of the IRS Affordable Care Act office.
Donald Michael Kraig talks about “The Hidden Factor of Magick” on Llewellyn.com. As Z put it when talking about omens, “the raven didn’t land on your nose and poop on it.”
- T Thorn Coyle and Crystal Blanton have a conversation about “the Power to Will” on Google+ Hangouts, part Thorn’s ongoing series related to her newest book “Make Magic of Your Life.”
- Taylor Ellwood talks about the “role of identity in magic.“
- RevKess goes to Heartland Spirit Festival.
RevKess and Zaracon would like to take a moment hear to pay respect to those who have lost their lives during the tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma earlier this week. They are our in the hearts, thoughts, and prayers of many people across the United States and around the world. PMPChannel guest and musician, George Nicholas of Cernunnos Rising made a post to the official Facebook feed for Cernunnos Rising letting his fans know that the good people of Oklahoma are indeed in his thoughts and prayers. Faith Hamilton, a regular listener and sometimes guest on PMPChannel, a resident of Kentucky, has been keeping her FB peeps up to date on what is going on in her area as well as in the OKC area. To all the first responders, rescue personnel and everyone else who is working so very hard to make this tragedy easier for those who have suffered a loss of home, loved one, or propery: May the Gods bless you, each and everyone! You are truly heroes!
- SJ Tucker – Alligator in the House – Sirens
- Omnia – Morrigan: I-The Maiden, II-The Mother, III-The Crone – Crone of War
- Pagan Polka – SONA – Spoonwalk
What We Didn’t Have Time For
Sometimes there just is not enough time to get to everything that Z and RevKess want to cover. Here you will find some links to stories that there just wasn’t time for….
- New smart phone app helps you boycott Koch Brothers and other corporations that are killing the Earth or taking choices away from the consumer. As of today, the app is available for iPhone and the Google platform, an Android version is coming soon.
- Will the “Monsanto protection act” be repealed?
- Boy Scouts of America saga continues with the Catholic church being split on proposed policy change regarding homosexual members.
- Dr. Saul Levin is the new executive officer and medical director of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Levin is the first openly gay person to hold such a position in the US.
- Church Scotland votes to allow gay ministers, if the individual churches choose to have them.
- From the UK: A crisis of conservatism may be destroying the Tories.
- P. Sufenas Virius Lupus writes about persecution on Queer I Stand, his blog on Patheos.com.
- Damh the Bard releases the 74th episode of DruidCast. Damh also writes on his blog about “What’s in a name?”
- “It’s 2013, and they’re burning witches”, an article from February 2013 on witch hunts in South Africa and elsewhere around the globe.
- Anonymous hackers threaten Guantanamo, military shuts down WiFi on base for protection.