RevKess has been scouring the interwebs this summer and coming across a number of interesting videos on YouTube and Vimeo and other places. Some of these videos are television interviews from the 1970’s, some are more recent educational pieces or interviews with Elders of the Pagan community.
We’ll start out with a 1974 interview show hosted by Tom Snyder called “Tomorrow with Tom snyder”. Around Halloween ’74, Tom Snyder had Ed Fitch, Isaac Bonewits, Fred Adams, and Carroll “Poke” Runyon on the show to talk about Paganism, Witchcraft and Magic. Along with the information imparted by the guests, the video includes the original TV commercials that aired with the program. They are humorous, to say the least.
Keepers of the Flame has a wonderful series of interviews with Elders from the Pagan community. This one is the third in the series and is an interview with Queen Zanoni of the Georgian Tradition. RevKess was a member of the Georgian Tradition at one point. Zanoni declared him a “heretic” because of his willingness to teach students via the internet. This was in the late 1990’s.
Earlier in the series, Keepers of the Flame included this video of Maxine Sanders, widow of Alex Sanders, from an a lecture she did at Beltaine: a Pagan Odyssey Festival in Oxford, CT from 2007. The lecture is called “Initiation”.
Many moons ago, Llewellyn Publications worked with Raymond Buckland on a video. Here is that video, “Witchcraft Yesterday and Today”. Nearly twenty years ago, RevKess was introduced to this video, and others, by his High Priestess. At the time it was available through a branch of his local public library.
Here is another video that RevKess discovered through his HPS and the public library. This one is Scott Cunningham’s “Herb Magic”, a video companion to his Complete Incense, Oils, and Brews.
Keep checking back with PMPChannel.com for more video archives from the Pagan community.
Thank you so much for this archive. I’ve enjoyed what I have watched so far and I look forward to seeing more of these on your website. 🙂