Green Egg Podcast: Stop! Hey! What’s that sound?

In the latest podcast from the Maiden, Mother, and Crone of Green Egg Magazine the ladies discussed current events of the previous week. Aradia and Sylveey spoke on the Orlando shootings and of harboring more love than hate. The conversation moved to the latest issue in the Pagan community concerning the Stanford rapist, Brock Turner. This brought up perspective and cursing. They went into detail on the affects of hexing and how different every path of Paganism should work together to make this world better. The last bit of the show, the ladies talked about upcoming events for Green Egg as well as opportunities that have arisen for them.



  1. Damh the Bard – The Parting Glass – Tales from the Crow Man
  2. Emerald Rose – Caledonia – That Night in the Garden
  3. Omnia – I Don’t Speak Human – Musick and Poetree

PWN 2016.1.2: 2016 US Presidential Campaign Season

KaliSara and RevKess talked politics in this edition of the Pagan Weekly News. As the show went live the Republican debate was nearing its close. Both your hosts had been watching the debate up until show time and were prepared to talk about some of the same issues that were brought up on Fox Business Network’s sponsored debate. RevKess and KaliSara had also watched the State of the Union earlier in the week.


Listed here are some of the links to articles, issues, and topics that were discussed during this edition of PWN:

And here some of the stories the hosts ran out of time for:

Denice Garrou: Teaching Paganism through Fiction

(RevKess grew a brain again and decided to try doing show notes during the show! Bear with him.)

KaliSara and RevKess were joined by Denice Garrou, a visionary author who uses the written word to share her understanding of Paganism, spirituality, and magic with her reading audience. Denice grew up with horses and uses the horse as her muse. That is evident with her Dragonhorse Saga:

“What if who you truly are is lost from your memory just to keep you alive? A love story that must endure the transcendence of time and dimensions. Young Shion’s life ripped from her, bound by a prophecy she herself had made a lifetime before, has become a seeker of the forgotten knowledge. She must fulfill her quest to relearn and regain her inherent power, before she can reclaim her life and the memory of her one true love. A thought provoking jaunt, back to a time when magic was forbidden, gypsies and witches were hunted, and dragons no longer lived, or didn’t they?.”

Denice Garrou

Denice Garrou, from her author page.

Sumayah, book two in the Dragonhorse Saga:

“Would you forsake your life and your love to save those you have never met?
Book 2 takes us back to how it all began; back to Shion’s lifetime as Sumayah. She is caught in a web of two loves; the mysterious one promised to her and the Fae Prince trying to save his realm. This tale of love begins in the ancient realm of Lemuria, a realm of unspeakable beauty and magic thought to be only a myth by the human race.
But, there is blood on the moon as impending invasion threatens the lives of those who live there.
Sumayah soon learns her life is not her own and is thrust into a world of uncertianties and sacrifices.”

Her target audience starts at age 14, but she has won some measure of success with readers of all ages – especially women over 50. Listening to her speak about her experience as a writer and where her ideas come from it can become clear as to why she has gained such popularity.

In her writing Denice brings in Lumeria, the Illuminati, and much more including the mythic city at the center of the Earth – Agartha.

Denice also has delved into what she calls “light romance” that turned out to be a little bit more than just a romance. Candlelight and Cobwebs: “Curses are real . . .
Rosalind never thought about ancestral curses until she inherited an estate called Wynterhaven in the mountains of Colorado, from a family she never knew she had.
Upon entering this sprawling estate, she is hit with visions, déjà vu, and plenty of bumps in the night. She soon finds her new home is inhabited by a gift-bearing raven, an extremely large black cat, and a talking skull.
Through the candlelight and cobwebs, she finds her great-grandmother’s diary, a book of shadows that takes her back to 1918 and a time of heightened interest in archaeology, spiritualism, and secret societies. Learning of her great-grandmother’s previous life as an Oracle of Delphi, Rosalind takes yet another step back in time to the ancient Greece of Alexander the Great, finding a time of misogyny, sexual freedom, and the continual political binding and dissolution of Goddess worship.
Follow along with Rosalind as she is taken through the forbidden history of her lost past and discovers curses, the occult, mystery, and a love story that transcends time and mortality.”

Denice spoke at length about fellow author Dolores Cannon, an early hypnotherapist that specialized in past life regressions. One book in particular was mentioned, The Search for Hidden Secret Knowledge. She also spoke of her own regression.


  1. Wendy Rule – Firehorse – The Wolf Sky
  2. Nathaniel Johnstone – Stone Woman – The Antithythera Mechanism
  3. Spiral Dance – The Ninth Wave/Over the Nine Waves – Notes of Being

PWN 2015.4.5: Listen to the Heartbeat of the Earth

On Thursday 30 April 2015, RevKess and KaliSara sought to discuss some of the many natural disasters that have recently hit the globe. The volcanic eruptions in Chile and elsewhere, the 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, and other disasters. Though they had intended to spend the bulk of the show on these topics, other things came to the fore in the news that took the spotlight. Namely the Baltimore Uprising (or riots, as they are called by mainstream media) following the death of a young Black man while in police custody.

Articles Related to the Heartbeat of the Earth

Ironically, the uprising/riot began within 24 hours the podcast conversation with Crystal Blanton, Taylor Ellwood, and several of the contributors to Bringing Race to the Table: Racism in the Pagan Community. The peaceful demonstrations began the previous Friday, turning violent on Monday following the funeral. Shauna Aura Knight published an article Monday 27 April about rioting, oppression, and compassion on Pagan Activist as a Pagan response to the violence and uprising. On Wednesday Heather Greene of The Wild Hunt posted an article with quotes from Pagans who were on the ground in Baltimore.

Related Articles

Tune in every week for more news and views from Pagan Perspectives.

From The Hum and the Shiver to Tufa Tales

Finally, after years of talking about it, KaliSara and RevKess got Tuatha Dea on the show. Joined by author Alex Bledsoe, Danny and Rebecca of Tuatha Dea talk music, inspiration, and taking a novel and making it into music.

From the back cover of the novel:

“No one knows where the Tufa came from, or how they ended up in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, yet when the first Europeans arrived, they were already there. Dark-haired, enigmatic, and suspicious of outsiders, the Tufa live quiet loves in the hills and valleys of Cloud County. While their origins may be lost to history, there are clues in their music – hints of their true nature buried in the songs they have passed down for generations.”

It was at a Pagan festival where Bledsoe and Tuatha Dea first met. As Bledsoe describes in the interview, he was sitting in his cabin, not intending to go to the concert hall, when he heard this amazing drumming echoing through the event site. He felt compelled to see who was making such a magical noise. When he saw Danny, Rebecca and the rest of the Tuatha on the stage he felt as if he was seeing the Tufa at one of their barn dances. After the concert he asked Danny and the family if he could include them in his next installment in the Tufa Tales. As one might say, that is when a legend was born.

Throughout the program, KaliSara and RevKess asked probing questions to get to the nitty gritty of creating not only the books, but the music as well. A true cooperative effort, Tufa Tales is an amazing mix of story and song, some of it taken straight from the pages of Bledsoe’s story.  In the program you will hear a small selection of music from the CD interspersed with back ground information and the inspiration of both projects. You’ll also learn a bit about Bledsoe’s other writings and the other music projects from Tuatha Dea.


KaliSara and RevKess focused on the music from the Tufa Tales release for this show. All of Tuatha Dea’s music worth a listen. At least in their opinions, and they are sure that you will agree. It should be noted that the version of Wisp of a Thing that was played on the podcast is available only as an mp3 download. The CD and video version of the song do not include the “siren” that starts the third portion of the set.

  1. Tuatha Dea – The Hum and the Shiver – Tufa Tales: Appalachian Fae
  2. Tuatha Dea – Wisp of a Thing (Part 1, Primal Flight/Part 2, Curnens Lament/Part 3, Alive!) – Tufa Tales: Appalachian Fae
  3. Tuatha Dea – Long Black Curl – Tufa Tales: Appalachian Fae

Additional Links

Review of Tufa Tales by David Banach from Witches&Pagans

Cooperhead Road by Steve Earle Bledsoe used Copperhead Road in a workshop to explain how music can tell a story that covers generations. Similar to how Wisp of a Thing tells a tale over many years.

A Snowin’ and a Blowin’ on the Mess

Murphy’s Magic Mess

Sunday 8 December 2013

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Michelle from the Order of the Red Grail, Church for Transformational Wicca

ad bannerMichelle from the Order of the Red Grail, Church for Transformational Wicca, joined us again this week. This time to talk with us about the Yule Party co-hosted by Nebraska Heathens United. The Yule celebration is Saturday 14 December 2013 at the Unitarian Church at 6300 A Street in Lincoln. Ritual is at 6pm with the Sumbel and Cauldron Luck to follow. Please arrive no later than 5:45 so that everyone can be ready for ritual. You are encouraged to bring a White Elephant gift, wrapped, a dish to share (and/or beverage) and your own feast gear.  Children welcome. As always, an old fashioned Yule tree decorating will occur. This year’s tree will be gifted to the Memory Unit at Summer’s Place (formerly Milder Manor).

Tune in live every Sunday 9am Central to hear the Mess on KZUM’s website or on 89.3FM in Lincoln. Also available on the TuneIn app.

You can hear an edited version of the show here. The music included in that edit is what we have podcast permission for.

 Play List

  1. Inkubus Sukubus – Wytches’ Chant ’98 – Away with the Faeries
  2. Brave Combo – Snowflake Reel – Sounds of the Hollow
  3. Bill Leslie – Gaelic Soul – Scotland: Grace of the Wild
  4. Peter Sterling – A Mother’s Love – Twilight Serenade
  5. Patrick Landeza – Puanani Slack Key – Slack Key Huaka’i
  6. Peter Sterling – The Glass Globes – The Angels Gift
  7. Louis Colaiannia – Dancing Snowflakes – Origins
  8. Paul Spaeth – The Moment After – Redemption
  9. Paul Speer – Vortex – Ax Inferno
  10. Celtic Woman – Nil Sen La – Songs from the Heart
  11. John McCutcheon – Winter Song – Winter Songs
  12. Tom Carleno – Child’s Play – Perfect Imperfection
  13. Hox Vox – Jord – Mjollinar
  14. Femme M’Ami – Circle Chant –
  15. Chorus of Life – Angel of Bells – Gaia’s Voice
  16. Anne Hill – Tree Wassail – Circle Round and Sing
  17. The Bringers – The Scandinavian Set – Ramblers and Rovers
  18. Brobdignagian Bard – Santa Lucia -Brobdignagian Fairy Tales
  19. The Dolmen – Stag Lord and Queen – Winter Solstice
  20. Gaia Consort – Every Sacred Thing – Gaia Circles
  21. Those Darn Accordians – Grodno in the Moonlight – Squeeze This
  22. The Dolmen – The Oak & Holly Kings –  Winter Solstice
  23. Jessica Radcliffe & Martin Simpson – The Holly Bears the Crown – Beautiful Darkness: Celebrating the Winter
  24. Annwn – The Cutty Wren –
  25. Blackmore’s Night – Winter – Winter Carols
  26. The Andrew Sisters (Jim Reeves) – The Merry Christmas Polka – Twelve Songs of Christmas
  27. Los Straitjackets – Sleigh Ride – Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets!
  28. Frank Remar – The Clydesdale Polka –
  29. – Abraham’s Lament –

There is some missing track information, as you can see. If you know the missing information, please leave us a comment or drop us a note on Facebook. We’d love to be able to give FULL information on these lists. Sometimes Murf’s computer, or Phil’s or *K8’s decides it doesn’t want to share all the information

PWN #102: After the Trial

Late in the evening on Saturday July 13, 2013, a six woman jury in the state of Florida announced their verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Over a year ago, George Zimmerman was working his post as a neighborhood watchman in a gated community when he took notice of a young black man who looked “suspicious” to him. Against the advice of police dispatch, he pursued this young man, resulting in the shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin. The only eye witness to the confrontation (also an ear witness to the shooting) could only testify that for the brief time he observed the fight between Zimmerman and Martin the boy was “on top”. The charge against Zimmerman was Murder 2, the jury had the option to convict on involuntary manslaughter. Zimmerman’s attorneys used the Florida statue “stand your ground” as his defense. The verdict, unanimously reached, was “not guilty”.

Many people have expressed their dissatisfaction with the verdict, some rather vocally in print, televised and radio press. All over the internet you can read postings on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and elsewhere expressing anger and disappointment at the verdict. You can also find postings expressing satisfaction as well as complacency regarding the same verdict.

Peter Dybing

Peter Dybing

Rev. Peter Dybing writes on his personal blog site about his feelings:

“Deep inside of me there is the belief that if my child were to meet an untimely end at the hands of a stranger there would be justice.  Police would investigate; prosecutors would involve me as the parent of the victim.  My community would recognize the tragedy.
“In my grief I would be comforted. Words of compassion would wash over me. The disbelief of everyone I know would remind me that in this nation we can seek justice, expect action, find closure.
“But of course I AM WHITE.”
Luisah Teish wrote on her Facebook page:

Luisah Teish

Luisah Teish

“I am so disgusted with the outcome of the trial. It is yet another blow to the possibility of justice in America and kinship in the world.“Everyday I say a prayer and sign a petition. Everyday I work to maintain my sanity and do something to improve the world.“Those of us who are sane and who want to live in harmony with nature and each other, need to pool our resources, protect ourselves, focus our energies and stand fast against the evil walking on two legs that seeks to destroy us and this planet.“Resist depression (although its natural) focus anger(its divine fire) and set an intention to make change. Doing this will reveal new perspectives,new approaches,and new actions that we can take to change the energy field we are moving through.”

T Thorn Coyle

T Thorn Coyle

T Thorn Coyle writes on her Know Thyself blog:

“When we live in states of fear, we forget the flow of love. When we create systems that are infused with racism, that end up teaching black teens that they are only worthy of being feared, and not worthy of being loved and protected, we darken the illumination in our hearts. We fail to recognize, over and over, that spirit joins us.

“We are tearing ourselves asunder. The cost is high. Systemic racism means that every 36 hours an African American is killed by police or private security forces. Systemic racism means that when a black woman fires a warning shot into the air in an attempt to scare off her violent husband, she gets 20 years, despite the same Stand Your Ground Laws at play in the Zimmerman trial. Systemic racism means that every black and brown man in New York City has been stopped and frisked multiple times for no cause. Systemic racism means that African Americans are four times as likely to be arrested and jailed for marijuana possession than whites. Systemic racism means that more African Americans are in prison than were ever held as slaves.”

Crystal Blanton wrote on Daughters of Eve this past Saturday, after hearing the verdict:

Crystal Blanton

Crystal Blanton

“Tonight I have enough rage to fuel a revolution.

This moment happened right after I watched the verdict come in, and my children came home from the park. I looked at the variation of brown-colored faces that walked through the doors and I thought to myself, “I don’t know how to convince my children that they matter…” and the realization that I cannot keep them safe was staggering. My older son said to me tonight, after hearing the verdict, “it seems like it is getting worse. It is so scary….””

The Mead Muse has this and much more to say in her first posting on the Trayvon Martin matter:

Mead Muse

Mead Muse

“Racism is no more epidemic or prevalent in Florida than it is in any other state.  We are proud to be Floridians, but we also accept that our state has issues just like any other state does.  It is inappropriate to characterize an entire state or its residents by isolating a few events as being the standard just as it would be inappropriate to cast a blanket judgment on California or New York on the basis of the racially motivated deaths that occurred there.”

New York Times Op-Ed columnist Charles M. Blow, in a video talks about the Politics of Black Masculinity. (The video’s encryption keeps us from posting it to the blog.) Read his column on the NYTimes website.


In other news….

What we didn’t have time for…..



  1. Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – Make a Chain Across the World – I Am the Goddess
  2. Wendy Rule – The Earth is Still Part of the Sky – The Wolf Sky
  3. Frenchy and the Punk – Elephant Uproar – Elephant Uproar

Murphy’s Magic Mess pays Musical Tribute to Freedom & Independence

Right up at the top of the hour, the Mama Dragon and her minions took over the boards from the Glorious Gospel. Kate and Murf put together a wonderful set of military and patriotic music to celebrate the freedoms that we as Americans have fought so long and hard for.

This time Phil typed up the play list and *K8 got to hang out at the boards. Some information is missing as *K8 doesn’t always provide full track info. Phil did what he could to find the missing information, but it was not enough. If you have correct track information, please leave it in comments below so the posting can be corrected.

  1. USMC-Military – Reveille – Bugle Calls
  2. USMC-Military – Reveille – Bugle Calls
  3. Jimi Hendrix – the Star Spangled Banner – Live at Woodstock 
  4. Irving Berlin – Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning – This Is The Army (movie soundtrack) 
  5. Joanne Shenandoah – One Real American –
  6. Three Weird Sisters – Rite of Passage – Rite the First Time
  7. Saeidina – Warrior, Father, Sage – From Within
  8. Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – Maiden Warrior Mother Crone – Swede Hollow
  9. Bryan Bowers – Battle Hymn of the Republic – live performance 
  10. Brave Combo – America the Beautiful –
  11. Anne Lister – Spreading Rings – Spreading Rings
  12. David Davidson – Farmer’s Hands –
  13. Alabama – 40 Hour Work Week –
  14. Emerald Rose – Hills of America – Bending Tradition
  15. Dragon Ritual Drummers – Pagan Soldier – Passage
  16. US Army Ceremonial Band – The Army Goes Rolling Along –
  17. USAF Heritage of America Band – Off We go (Into the Wild Blue Yonder) –
  18. United States Marine Corps – Halls of Montezuma –
  19. Navy Band – Anchors Aweigh –
  20. Blackmore’s Night – March the Heroes Home – 
  21. Damh the Bard – Green Fields of France –
  22. North Sea Gas – Hawks and Eagles Fly Like Doves – Glenncoe Masacre
  23. Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler – The Ballad of the Green Berets –
  24. (audio clip from TV show M*A*S*H) – Incoming Wounded
  25. Johnny Mandel – Suicide is Painless (Theme from M*A*S*H) 
  26. Anne Lister – A Call To Arms – Waiting for the Heroes
  27. The Andrew Sisters – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Buck Privates (movie soundtrack) 
  28. T Thorn Coyle & Sharon Knight – Force of Nature – Songs for the Strengthening Sun
  29. Johnny Horton – The Battle of New Orleans – Johnny Horton’s Greatest Hits 
  30. Chorus of Life – Star Spangled Pagan – Gaia’s Voice
  31. Spiral Rhythm – My Country Freedom – Roll of Thunder
  32. Gaia Consort – Cry Freedom – Secret Voices
  33. Brave Combo – Precious Freedom – Holidays
  34. – Taps – 

Pagan Video Archives Vol 1

11661263-green-dragon-is-in-the-twilight-and-watch-tv-eating-popcornRevKess 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 for more video archives from the Pagan community.