PWN: Faux news, discerning the truth from fiction in the news

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.

Image from Faux News:Fairly Unbalanced on Facebook

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.

LINKS

  • 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.
  • Online source of information on religious tolerance, Wiccan section of the site.
  • SCOTUS’s recognition of Wicca and Santeria as religions protected under the law.

MUSIC

  1.  PWN Intro courtesy Aetopus
  2. Wendy Rule – From the Great Above to the Great Below – Black Snake
  3. Dragon Ritual Drummers – Zombi – Passage
  4. Lia Scallon – Mystery of Life – The Luminous Pearl
  5. Frenchy and the Punk – Make it Happen – Hey Hey Cabaret

 

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PMP: Hypersensitivity & the Pagan

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.

ADDITIONAL LINKS

MUISC

  1. Celia – Everyday Goddess – Breathe
  2. Tuatha Dea – Akasha (featuring Spiral Rhythm) – The Tribe
  3. Dragon Ritual Drummers – Heart Beat – Passage
  4. 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.

MMM: Pet Shop Minions

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.

  1. Pet Sounds – Beach Boys – (title)
  2. Hero’s Journey – Akasa – Portal
  3. The Dragon’s Breath – David Arkenstone – The Celtic Book of Days
  4. Eyes in the Forest – Andre Feriante – Novella Ukulele Mosaique
  5. Unicorns in the Forest – Gerald Jay Markoe – Ancient Ceremonies
  6. The Siamese Cat Song [From Lady and the Tramp, in the Style of Falla] – Scott Tennant – Bibbidi Bobbidi Bach
  7. Adad, Babylon – Get Tribal – God of Drum
  8. Lake Monster-Spooky Foggy Harbor – Dragon Ritual Drummers – the Epic: a Drum Opera
  9. Big Cat – Afro-Celt Sound System – Vol. 2: Release
  10. Spirit of the Eagle – Craig Olson – Beyond the Ceder Moon
  11. Frog & Turtle/To be a Human – Dovie Thomason & Ulali – Lessons from the Animal People
  12. Children’s Totem Chant – Spiral Rhythm – Roll of Thunder
  13. Girl with Lion’s Tail – SJ Tucker – Mischief
  14. Dance of the Rats – Emerald Rose – Archives for Ages to Come
  15. Lord of the Pounce – Marc Gunn – Irish Drinking Songs for Cat-Lovers
  16. Hot Frogs on the Loose – Fred Small – Everything Possible: Fred Small in Concert
  17. Tennessee Bird Walk – Various Artists – Kookie Kountry
  18. I go Like the Raven – Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer – Drum Hat Buddha
  19. Autumn Cats – Cynthia McQuillian – Bedlam Cats
  20. Dog – Bryan Bowers – By Heart
  21. Doggie Dance – Big Lou – Dogs Playing Polka
  22. Dead Gerbil Jam – Kenny Klein – Fairy Queen
  23. Anti-Gerbil Song – Dale Bacon – unreleased single
  24. House of Mama Dragon – SJ Tucker – Haphazzard

Musica Pagani #10: Drumming in the Harvest

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.

  1. Dragon Ritual Drummers – Heart Beat – Passage
  2. Tuatha Dea – The Blessings – The Tribe (featuring Spiral Rhythm)
  3. Hennie Bekker – Cry of the Wilderness – Temba: African Tapestries
  4. Tuatha Dea – Bagabi – Kith & Kin
  5. Dragon Ritual Drummers – Bamboula – Volume 2
  6. Spiral Dance – Fae Dance – Through a Sylvan Doorway
  7. Frenchy and the Punk – Carnival – Elephant Uproar
  8. Frenchy and the Punk – The Chase – Elephant Uproar
  9. Damh the Bard – Lughnasadh Dance – Cauldron Born
  10. Spiral Dance – Pocket Full of Thyme/Guardian’s Dance – Through a Sylvan Doorway
  11. Cernunnos Rising – Hearbeat of Harvest – Wild Soul
  12. Jenna Greene – Harvest – Crossroads
  13. Heartbeat – Heartbeat of the Earth – Bloodmoon
  14. Omnia – Cernunnos – Sine Missione
  15. Omnia – Dionysos – Sine Missione
  16. Omnia – Flora – Sine Missione
  17. Frenchy and the Punk – Specter of Land and Sea – Elephant Uproar
  18. Elvendrums – Dreamtime – Gateway to Faerie
  19. Elvendrums – Walking in the Woods – The Dragon
  20. Omnia – Love in the Forest – Wolf Love 
  21. Omnia – I Don’t Speak Human – Musick and Poetree 
  22. Cernunnos Rising – The Great World Tree – Urban Druid 
  23. Tuatha Dea – The Hunt (Corners) – Kith & Kin
  24. Dragon Ritual Drummers – Serpentine Seduction – Tribal Magick (digital release)
  25. Wendy Rule – Elemental – The Wolf Sky
  26. Wendy Rule – Deity – Deity
  27. Spiral Dance – Summer’s Farewell/Bo Mhin Toitean/Idbury Hill – Through a Sylvan Doorway