RevKess and Zaracon freely admit that the Pagan Weekly News is not part of any recognized mainstream news service. They do however endeavor to provide as accurate of information as they can during their broadcasts, often fact checking before, during, and after each broadcast to make sure that their information is correct. That said, PWN has earned a reputation in the Pagan world as a source for news.
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Beginning the show with updates on the Marion Zimmer Bradley scandal and the discrimination issues Seekers Temple is facing in Beebe, AR (pt. 1, pt. 2), they moved to other cases of religious discrimination and separation of church and state in the United States. In the second hour Zaracon had to excuse himself for health reasons. RevKess moved into a discussion of how to discern truth from fiction in the news media.
A Pagan priest in Huntsville, AL has become the center of national media coverage because of the city council changing their agenda and denying him the duty of the opening invocation for their June session.
Shauna Aura Knight joined RevKess and KaliSara for a wonderful discussion of hypersensitivity with a focus on the Pagan world. Relaying anecdotes from personal life, ritual situations, and throwing in some armchair psychology, the three had a rather informative talk about how being hypersensitive to their environment and other contributing factors can learn to move through life with a better understanding of how their selves react to the world.
A term that cropped up once or twice in the conversation was “kinesthetic”. In context of the conversation, Shauna was referring to kinesthetic sense. WikiPedia defines that as
Proprioception, the kinesthetic sense, provides the parietal cortex of the brain with information on the relative positions of the parts of the body. Neurologists test this sense by telling patients to close their eyes and touch their own nose with the tip of a finger. Assuming proper proprioceptive function, at no time will the person lose awareness of where the hand actually is, even though it is not being detected by any of the other senses. Proprioception and touch are related in subtle ways, and their impairment results in surprising and deep deficits in perception and action.
The idea of “micro expressions” was brought up just over half way into the show. If you are a fan of TV dramas then you might be familiar with the show Lie To Me. Taking the idea of “profiling” to the extreme of observing the smallest shifts in body language or facial expressions to better understand the emotional state of the individual. The TV show is based on the work of Dr. Paul Ekman.
Towards the end of the show, the focus shifted to Pagan leadership.
Tuatha Dea – Akasha (featuring Spiral Rhythm) – The Tribe
Dragon Ritual Drummers – Heart Beat – Passage
Damh the Bard – Ever with Me – The Hills They Are Hollow
Unfortunately for our live listeners the live stream ended before the show was over. But they didn’t miss much. Shortly after the top of the hour Shauna and KaliSara both lost their connection and RevKess did a quick wrap up. All three will return on February 2nd for a continued conversation about Pagan Leadership: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
One of our long time listeners called us last week to share that she had recently had to put her cat down. A said day indeed. Many of us have been there. She asked if we could play some cat songs for her. Unfortunately it was tracking week and the show was all mapped out. So to make up for that we decided to do an entire show of pet and animal music. Turns out we are going to do at least two! Here is the play list from Sunday 12 January 2014 on Murphy’s Magic Mess on KZUM in Lincoln, NE.
Pet Sounds – Beach Boys – (title)
Hero’s Journey – Akasa – Portal
The Dragon’s Breath – David Arkenstone – The Celtic Book of Days
Eyes in the Forest – Andre Feriante – Novella Ukulele Mosaique
Unicorns in the Forest – Gerald Jay Markoe – Ancient Ceremonies
The Siamese Cat Song [From Lady and the Tramp, in the Style of Falla] – Scott Tennant – Bibbidi Bobbidi Bach
Adad, Babylon – Get Tribal – God of Drum
Lake Monster-Spooky Foggy Harbor – Dragon Ritual Drummers – the Epic: a Drum Opera
Big Cat – Afro-Celt Sound System – Vol. 2: Release
Spirit of the Eagle – Craig Olson – Beyond the Ceder Moon
Frog & Turtle/To be a Human – Dovie Thomason & Ulali – Lessons from the Animal People
Children’s Totem Chant – Spiral Rhythm – Roll of Thunder
Girl with Lion’s Tail – SJ Tucker – Mischief
Dance of the Rats – Emerald Rose – Archives for Ages to Come
Lord of the Pounce – Marc Gunn – Irish Drinking Songs for Cat-Lovers
Hot Frogs on the Loose – Fred Small – Everything Possible: Fred Small in Concert
Tennessee Bird Walk – Various Artists – Kookie Kountry
I go Like the Raven – Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer – Drum Hat Buddha
RevKess had a blast with the 10th edition of Musica Pagani. Drumming in the Harvest was full of drumming and lively music. A true harvest celebration.
With harvest related pieces from Damh the Bard, Jenna Greene, Cernunnos Rising and Heartbeat, as well as drumming interpretation of African inspired music from Hennie Bekker and rock styles from Omnia, this edition brings you a collection of music from around several places around the globe.
This was a real chance for RevKess to share some of his favorite drumming pieces he’s collected over the years, most of his favorite drumming groups have been kind enough to allow airplay on PMPChannel. Tuatha Dea, Elvendrums, Dragon Ritual Drummers and Frenchy and the Punk to name but a few.