PWN #104: 2 Years Running

For two years RevKess and Zaracon have presented the Pagan Weekly News. In the 104th edition of that show they were joined by Rev. Peter Dybing, Deirdre Heber of PaganFM, and Amber Roth of Pagan Centered Podcast.

Peter Dybing is an activist and works closely with the Lady Liberty League. He recently met with Christian ministers in the Lake Okochobee area of Florida to show them that Pagans are not bad people and persuade them not to stage protests during the first Lake Okochobee Pagan Summer Solstice Festival. He is also a disaster relief specialist who has been on the ground in Haiti and all around the United States after numerous natural disasters. You can read some of his thoughts on activist issues at his personal blog Pagan In Paradise.

Deirdre Hebert is the host of PaganFM out of Portsmouth, NH. PaganFM has been on for seven years and ranks as the second longest Pagan content terrestrial radio broadcast in the world. Deirdre has also been a guest co-host on the Pagan Weekly News.

Amber Roth (aka Amber Rose) is one of the cast of hosts from Pagan Centered Podcast, currently out of production. She works with the Native American community on the East Coast. Amber has also been a guest co-host on the Pagan Weekly News.

Unlike the usual format for PWN, this edition was a free flowing discussion with minimal guidance from RevKess and Zaracon. Topics discussed included:

  • Activism
  • Pagan Media
  • Taboo issues in the Pagan community
  • The internet and Paganism
  • Use of “little p” and “big P” Pagan in mainstream media

Other topics were touched upon, including the recent shut down Pagan Radio Network and the future of Paganism.

Music

  1. Kellianna – This New Day
  2. Omnia – Mercy Seat – Musick & Poetree
  3. Elaine Silver – In Days Gone By – Faerie Goddess
  4. Damh the Bard – Green and Grey – Cauldron Born

Mruphy’s Magic Mess, 28 July 2013

ad bannerMurf, *K8 and Phil bring you two hours of new age and Pagan music every Sunday morning on KZUM in Lincoln, NE from 9am to 11am.

This week seemed to be a little strange with the studio equipment. Players not firing, CDs stopping after only 20 seconds of play. Mercury has gone direct, so it wasn’t an astrological incident. No, we discovered the reason when Murf told us what she had lined up on her master disc for the second hour. Scroll down through the play list and surely you will see what was up, too.

The Music

  1. Inkubus Sukkubus – Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Away with the Faeries
  2. The Pure Heart Ensemble – Remembering the Goal – Bliss of Being
  3. Fiona Joy Hawkins – The Journey – 600 Years in a Moment
  4. Meg Bowles – The Sweetness of Mist Pt 2 – The Shimmering Lands (radio edit)
  5. Steven Halpern – Deep Theta 2.0 Pt 7 – Deep Theta 2.0
  6. Sherry Finzer  & Daren Mahoney – Early Spring – Transformation
  7. Craig Urquhart – Autumn Wind – First Light
  8. Jami Sieber – River of Sky – Timeless
  9. Dan Kennedy – Cycle – Lantern
  10. Masako – Remembrance Pt 1 – Masako
  11. Larisa Stow – Ganesh Mantra I – Reaching In
  12. Larisa Stow – Ganesh Mantra II – Reaching In
  13. Lunacy – Shango – Hand of Desire
  14. Leslie Fish – Avalon is Risen – Avalon is Risen
  15. Kiva – Water Fire and Smoke – Out of the Corner of the Eye
  16. Tuatha Dea – The Landing – Tuatha Dea
  17. Blackmore’s Night – The Spinner’s Tale – Dancer and the Moon
  18. Elvendrums – Walking in the Woods – The Dragon
  19. Three Weird Sisters – Like Their Feet Have Wings – Hair of the Frog
  20. Solstice Assembly – Ripe and Bearded Barley – Some Assembly Required
  21. Sharon Knight & T Thorn Coyle – Nature’s Bounty – Songs for the Strengthening Sun
  22. Spiral Dance – Harvest Carol/Harvest Song – Lie: Worts & All
  23. Kenny Klein – Dead Gerbil Jam – Fairy Queen
  24. Dale Bacon – Anti-Gerbil Song – unreleased single

Thankfully, Murf always seems to have Dale Bacon’s response to Kenny Klein ready to go, but sometimes Dale’s spirit does like to show his displeasure over the song.

If you were listening or have seen the playlist on our Facebook page, you will note that some corrections to the playlist have been made. There was at least one case of mistaken identity and some typos in the Facebook posting. If you find any errors in this posting, please let us know so we can correct them.

Musica Pagani #9: A day early

Due to some scheduling issues and RevKess getting deep into research, Musica Pagani aired a day early. Saturdays are the usual day for the Pagan-Musings Podcast with KaliSara and RevKess. RevKess has to work and KaliSara has dived deep into her writing projects. So, Musica Pagani comes to you a day early. Hope that you enjoy!

The format is a little bit different for this evening’s broadcast as well. Managing to squeeze the show into just over two hours, RevKess brings you a selection of New Age and Pagan music, but with a different twist. 1-2 tracks per artists instead of three, and a story thrown in their for a little bit of extra fun. As all the programming on the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel is constantly evolving, who knows where the next edition will bring you!

Speaking of future editions, before we give you the set list, here’s a sneak peak at what is coming your way in August. On Sunday the 11th, Brian Henke visits with RevKess about his music career, shares some of his inspirations and his music. On the 18th, that Goddess Kiss’d gal from Florida, Mama Gina, joins RevKess on the show to talk about her music and a recent benefit to support a local metaphysical shop that was destroyed in a fire.

Music

  1. Jenna Greene – Rise Up Singin’ – Crossroads
  2. Jami Sieber – Dream Raga – Timeless
  3. Jami Sieber – Invisible Wings – Lush Mechanique
  4. Lia Scallon – Gift of Serenity – The Luminous Pearl
  5. Lia Scallon – Pearl – Crystal Keys
  6. Al Conti – Minstrel’s Song – The Blue Rose
  7. Al Conti – Abstract Desire – Poeta
  8. Steven Halpber – Deep Alpha 8Hz Pt 5 – Deep Alpha
  9. Steven Halpern – Deep Theta 2.0 Pt 1 – Deep Theta 2.0
  10. Shining Wheel Pagan Chorus – Bring the Rain – Elemental Children of Earth
  11. Shining Wheel Pagan Chorus – Runnin’ Wild – Elemental Children of Earth
  12. S.J. Tucker – Mummy Medusa – Haphazard
  13. S.J. Tucker – Ravens in the Library – Mischief
  14. Celia – The Bee, the Mouse, and the Bum Clock – Irish Tales
  15. Candace Night – Dangerous Smile – Reflections
  16. Blackmore’s Night – The Spinner’s Tale – Dancer and the Moon
  17. Kenny Klein – Ghosts of the Lower 9th Ward – Ghosts of the Delta
  18. Kenny Klein – Jugband Blues – Ghosts of the Delta
  19. Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – Wreck of the Modern Pagan – Swede Hollow
  20. Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – Pixie Glide – Swede Hollow
  21. Tuatha Dea (featuring Spiral Rhythm) – The Blessing – The Tribe

Musica Pagani Video Bonuses #3 – Space Ambient

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RevKess hopes that you have been enjoying this series of video bonuses for Musica Pagani. the first edition of those bonuses was rap and hip hop, the second edition being a trek around the globe with some foreign language music. This edition visits the genre of Space or Ambient music. With some techno thrown in for fun.

Some of the music that you find in this posting is be artists that PMPChannel has permission to play in podcast, from them you will hear more on either Musica Pagani or in the music segments of other programs. The rest are artists that RevKess has stumbled upon when searching for new music to add to his private collection as well as the music archives of PMPChannel.

Sensitive Chaos – Seeker After Patterns – Seeker After Patterns  All of Sensitive Chaos is being added to the PMPChannel music archives. Be listening for them if you enjoy this video.

From 1988, part of the Crystal Suite release from Steven Halpern – Crystal Suite 

Scott Helland is one half of Frenchy and the Punk. He’s been a recording artists longer than he has known Frenchy (Sam). Here is a sample from his Motion Sickness CD from 1999. 

Julian H. Mulder has several ambient space pieces available, here is one of them. 

Robert Christopher shows that some ambient music can be creepy dark with his “Haunted Sky”.

*shivers* After that creepy track we need something nice and soothing.  How about some crystal singing bowls? Here is Spiral Sound of Sound Crystal Bowl Choir with their “So Ham”.  You might want to turn your speakers up a bit for this.

“Gratitude” from Paradiso and Rasamayi’s first album together, 3rd Eye Rising.  You can read RevKess’s review of this album and their second album on RevKess Reviews.

The original intent of the Musica Pagani Video Bonuses was to showcase some of the wonderful music available on YouTube and other online video sources and to post to this blog once a month. RevKess has since revised that plan. Postings of the Video Bonuses will be random and appear no less than once a month and no more often than once a week. The appearance of the series will depend on time and what RevKess comes across in his random searches for music and videos.

PWN #103: Shauna Aura Knight

The 103rd edition of Pagan Weekly News contains information important to some in the Pagan community. There is now way that we can cover everything that is important to everyone in the community, and it most assured that some of what we cover may be of no interest to anyone but ourselves. For the last two years we have done our best to bring listeners a variety of stories from around the world with a focus on Pagan news. We hope to continue to do so in the upcoming months as well.

RevKess went solo this week as Zaracon was unavailable.

This edition had a special guest RevKess. Priestess, teacher, activist and author Shauna Aura Knight. Earlier in July she published her first ebook through Jupiter Gardens Press. The book is called Spiritual Scents: Creative Options for Potent Rituals and addresses the use and non-use of scent and fire in ritual. Shauna Aura Knight is a semi-retired podcaster, only making appearances to talk about her activist work and other projects. PMPChannel is hoping to get her on a regular schedule to share her unique insights into Leadership and education within the Pagan community.

Links

Shauna Aura & RevKess talk about the "cauldron fire", this cauldron available through Pangaia Metaphysical Store.

Shauna Aura & RevKess talk about the “cauldron fire”, this cauldron available through Pangaia Metaphysical Store.

Music

  1. Gypsy Nomads – Ogre Dance – Thread & Stone
  2. Celia – Tell Us What You’re Gorwing
  3. Leigh Anne Hussey – Homebrew – Homebrew
  4. Damh the Bard – Silent Moon – Antlered Crown & Standing Stone

In other news….

As usual, there is just too much news to try to cover in one show, even when we go to a full three hours for PWN. Much of this edition was taken up with a fun conversation between RevKess and guest Shauna Aura. Obviously there was not much time to talk about other issues.

  • Just a  month after Exodus International announces that it is closing down, Jewish ex-gay group JONAH winds up in the news. A law suit has been filed suing for damages caused by this group.
  • Related in part to our conversation with Shauna Aura, a look at great anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul over on Staff of Asclepius. (No direct link for purchasing the book is available as of 7/23/13. Will post update when one becomes available.)
  • India has categorized dolphins as “non-human persons” and has banned keeping dolphins in captivity.
  • Peru plans to install solar panels to provide electricity for its poorest citizens.
  • Laura Wildman-Hanlon and other researchers are conducting a survey regarding adult children of Pagans. This is a Pagan friendly survey: “The goal of this study is to investigate the question of how individuals raised within a family and/or communities which practiced a form of neo-Paganism during their developmental years express these world views as an adult.”

 

Musica Pagani #8: Music to Relax & Meditate To

With the 8th episode of Musica Pagani (the reboot), RevKess soothed your soul and your senses with a selection of soft vocals and new age instrumentals from nine artists. Each one with a unique style and sound.

Annette Cantor, The Pure Heart Ensemble, and Lia Scallon add their beautiful instruments of voice to a stunning array of instrumentation. Al Conti’s Japanese flare and Fiona Joy Hawkins’ piano moves are sure to relax the mind. Brian Henke’s guitar strumming and the African rhythms of Hennie Bekker’s Temba will help regulate your pulse and breathing,. Me Bowles will add relaxation while Paradiso & Rasamayi’s unique healing sounds blend wonderfully with the spiritual healing of Lia Scallon.

Music

  1. Annette Cantor – Kuan Yin – Songs to the Goddess
  2. The Pure Heart Ensemble – Beginning the Journey – Bliss of Being
  3. The Pure Heart Ensemble – Remember the Goal – Bliss of Being
  4. The Pure Heart Ensemble – Divine Connection – Bliss of Being
  5. Meg Bowles – Venus Rising – The Shimmering Lands
  6. Meg Bowles – The Sweetness of Being – The Shimmering Lands
  7. Al Conti – Blue Sapphire – The Blue Rose
  8. Al Conti – Painted Vase – The Blue Rose
  9. Al Conti – Bamboo Night Garden – The Blue Rose
  10. Fiona Joy Hawkins – The Journey – 600 Years in a Moment
  11. Fiona Joy Hawkins – Gliding – 600 years in a Moment
  12. Fiona Joy Hawkins – Antarctica – 600 Years in a Moment
  13. Hennie Bekker – Mystical Mother – Temba: African Tapestries
  14. Hennie Bekker – Okavango – Temba: African Tapestries
  15. Hennie Bekker – Earthchild – Temba: African Tapestries
  16. Brian Henke – Magic Spell #1, 2, 3 – Seven Magic Spells
  17. Brian Henke – Seven Veils of Salome – Seven Magic Spells
  18. Brian Henke – Magic Spell #4, 5, 6, 7 – Seven Magic Spells
  19. Paradiso & Rasamayi – As Above, So Below – Attuning to Oneness
  20. Paradiso & Rasamayi – Divine Alignment – Attuning to Oneness
  21. Paradiso & Rasamayi – Harmonic Ascension – Attuning to Oneness
  22. Lia Scallon – Mystery of Life – The Luminous Pearl
  23. Lia Scallon – Light of Consciousness – The Luminous Pearl
  24. Lia Scallon – Grace of Gratitude – The Luminous Pearl
  25. Annette Cantor – Spider Woman – Songs to the Goddess

You can read a review of Annette Cantor’s Songs of the Goddess at RevKess’s Reviews. You can also find a review of Paradiso & Rasamayi’s Attuning to Oneness.

Lavender Hill #125

The 125th episode of Lavender Hill heard Corwin and Phil being joined by special guest David Csontos. David has been on the show a few times before to talk about this plays. This time he was on to talk about something entirely different.

David is a playwright and activist. We know about some of the work he has done for the stage, so i won’t go into that other than to say I really enjoyed co-starring in his “I Am My Imaginary Friend” earlier this year. What I do want to go into is some of his activism work. He’s a fire safety activist and a gay activist. As Lavender Hill focuses on LGBTQA issues we’ll talk about some of what he has done in the world of gay activism.David Csontos & Karen Judkins 080711

Namely the purpose for his visit to the show on the 21st of July. A year ago he got tired of looking around the net for a social networking site or group geared towards gay men over 40 that is not a hook-up site. Not the easiest thing on the net to find. Almost all the sites that would pop up on a Google search or digging around Facebook were either hook-up sites, porn sites, or just not what he was looking for. So….David created the Facebook group Gay Men Over 40…and the people who love them.

GMO40 is designed to allow gay men and those who love them (lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people, straight allies) to talk about things that are important to them. As well as just have some fun from time to time. During the show we read some of the comments from members about why they enjoy the group and what they get out of being in the group. One member said that of all the online social groups he has joined (over the past 30 years – wow, he started in the VERY early days of modeming) GMO40 has introduced him to real and true friends.

There have been some heart warming and heart breaking stories to come from GMO40. One man in the group was struggling to come out in his later years. He finally reached the point where he was ready to tell his family and close friends. Then we heard nothing from him for days. His daughter logged into the group under his account and told is why we hadn’t heard from him. He had taken his own life but in his suicide note he asked that someone log into his Facebook and tell the people of GMO40 that he was sorry. Recently a mother joined the group looking for information and support for her gay son. She has thanked the members for everything they have done to help her and to the best of David’s knowledge is still a member of the group.

Though the name of the group implies that all the members are 40 years old or more, the admins have decided that the minimum age for membership is 25. There is no age maximum. GMO40 is as inclusive of a group as possible. You don’t have to be gay to be a member. There are many straight allies in the group as well as bisexuals, transgender people and lesbians. All are welcome if they can follow the simple rules set out in the page description:

Nude photos/artwork prohibited. Anything which would imply that this site is like a hook-up site (including posting ‘clean’ photos with the intent of using GMO40 as a hook-up site) is prohibited. We refrain from posting links aimed at re-directing members to sex-activity groups of any kind. Those interested in such things know how to search elsewhere. The group admins (Gregg, Jeffrey, Philipp, Ron & David) reserve the right to delete anything at all that is considered inappropriate for an all-inclusive group.

We don’t bash someone for political beliefs. If a gay topic mixed with politics comes up (& it will, since there is almost no separation of church & state in government now), it can be discussed but be cool.

We refrain from overt talk of religious beliefs. The search for God is a deeply personal one. That is not to say that the group as a whole is anti-God. Spiritual matters are allowed but not proselytizing.

At David’s request we started the show off with a song by Doug Strahm, “Your Love” from Everything Has Changed