MMM 6/7/15: Wonders of the Moon & Balance

*Image result for balance of the moonK8 celebrated her birthday recently and Murf and Phil tortured her with Hoppy Birdies early in the show. Sir Fluffy Bunny also dropped in on the Mess after *K8 ran away to brunch with her family. Michelle is under the weather and was unable to join the Mess.

With the recent full moon and Mercury coming out of retrograde, the gang of the Mess thought it would be appropriate to use music that shares the balance of the moon.  Featuring new music from various New Age and Pagan musicians as well as some classic pieces from Murf’s collection, this episode of the Mess brought you some fun and balance in this interesting astrological time.

1. Peter Kater – Innocence – Love NEW
2. Ryan Stewart – Windows of Time – One Journey NEW
3. Kerani – Boudicca, Heart of Fire – Equilibrium NEW
4. Christine Brown – Chasing the Moon – Souvenirs NEW
5. Kerani – Hypatia’s Universe – Equilibrium NEW
6. Mary-Kathryn – Mediterranean Passage – Wonders in the Deep NEW
7. Abbi Spinner McBride – We Walk – Fire of Creation
8. Crow Women – Is, Was, and Shall Be – Crow Goddess
9. Heather Jinmaku – Blessed Be – The Balance
10. Angela Masciale – Something Will Stick – Ancient Voices
11. Anne Lister – Dragons – Spreading Rings
12. Heather Dale – Fair Folk – Fairytale
13. Elvendrums – Between the Worlds – Wildly to the Night
14. Damh the Bard – Thundersbarrow Hill – Sabbat
15. Kari Tauring – Voluspakariola (with intro) – Live at the Capri New to the Mess
16. Coyote Run – Battle of New Orleans – Pleads the Fifth
17. Michael Longcor – Chant for Confusing the Enemy – Storm, Wind and Flame
18. Heather Alexander – Witch of the Westmereland – A Gypsy’s Home
19. Telergy – Astronomer – Hypatia Not yet released
20. Heather Jinmaku – Ding Dong the Witch Ain’t Dead – The Balance

Tune in Sundays at 9am Central on KZUM for two hours of some of the best in New Age and Pagan music. Murphy’s Magic Mess is the world’s longest running Pagan content radio program.

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PWN: Religious & Political News discrimination

RevKess goes solo again for this edition of PWN. That means a little bit more music than you might usually expect, but plenty of news coverage and opinion bits. Zaracon is settling into his new living arrangement and getting used to things there.

RevKess’s work schedule got turned upside down this week, adding to his already hectic schedule with rehearsals for a musical he is in this spring. This and other factors made for a one hour edition of PWN this week.

LINKS to stories and op-ed pieces discussed

  • It is with sadness in our hearts that we make formal announcement of the passing of Donald Michael Kraig. You can read an obituary and comments from loved ones and friends on The Wild Hunt.
  • Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps is reported to be dying, according to a Facebook message from his estranged son Nathan Phelps. He was also excommunicated from the WBC back in August 2013, a disagreement with other elders of the church about being “kinder” to others. Update: Since our broadcast Wednesday morning, Fred Phelps has passed away. Stay tuned to PMPChannel.com for RevKess’s editorial on the life and times of Fred Phelps.
  • Federal Judge rules in favor of the student after a creationist teachers calls his beliefs “stupid” and orders the school staff and faculty be educated on the 1st Amendment by an ACLU approved attorney.
  • St Patrick’s Day parade boycotts in NYC and Boston. Both mayors and three major beer bottlers drop support of the St. Patrick’s Day parades in the cities. Sam Adams, Heineken and Guinness.
  • Cognitive Dissonance on PaganActivist.com
  • ReligiousTolerance.org

MUSIC

  1. Damh the Bard – The Parting Glass – Tales from the Crow Man
  2. Heather Dale – Call the Names – Call the Names
  3. Celia – Symbol
  4. Tuatha Dea – Ye Jacobites by Name – Tuatha Dea
  5. Frenchy & the Punk – House of Cards – Happy Madness

PWN: Z & RevKess Return

After a long absence, Zaracon is easing back into podcasting. He joined RevKess this morning for a new edition of Pagan Weekly News. In the first part of the show you will hear why both Z and RevKess have been absent from PWN for a little while.

Here at the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel we love our musicians and we love to share their music with our listeners. Four of those musically inclined friends are either releasing new CDs this month or working on fund raising campaigns for upcoming CD releases. Mama Gina‘s second CD “The Undertaker’s Daughter” is due out the middle of March. Tuatha Dea is campaigning to raise funds for their “Tufa Tales” project. Heather Dale’s ambitious campaign to not only raise funds for a DVD but to tour her Celtic Avalon workshop is well under way. Frenchy and the Punk are also working on a campaign for their newest musical contribution.

Wiccanate Privilege has been a topic of late for many Pagans of various flavors. David Salisbury was simply musing on his wall Monday night and it turned into a wonderful discourse between many Pagans. If you can, we encourage you to read the thread. A similar discourse took place elsewhere on Facebook.

Heathens on the boundaries of Paganism, RevKess stumbled across a thread in the group Nebraska Heathens United that was inspired by the linked article.

Salem, Mass adds transgender to their non-discrimination laws. Witch City USA is just a little bit further along than some of her neighboring communities. Our gratitude to those who made this possible.

Arizona, among other states, has been battling for certain “freedoms” that would legally allow bigotry – beyond freedom of speech. These religious freedom laws would make it possible for business and professionals to refuse service to anyone who the individuals feel stand against their personal religious beliefs. Heather Greene covers the topic well in her article for the Wild Hunt.

Michigan same-sex marriage trial: RevKess gathered together a selection of links to articles and other coverage related to the on-going trial in Michigan. Those links are all thanks to his friend Cindy Clardy, a former programer on KZUM in Lincoln, NE.

Satanic Panic in South Africa is alive and well. Being spurred on by the Occult Crimes Unit of the South African Police Services and misinformation from evangelicals in the region, citizens are falling victim to false accusations of witchcraft and other demonic activities. IOL News out of South Africa is doing its part to “spread the word” on these supposed crimes and the jumping-to-conclusions by the Occult Crimes Unit.

The Norse Mythology Blog has once again been nominated for Religion Blog of the Year for the Bloggies. If the blog wins again this year it will be inducted into the Bloggies hall of fame, having received the award for three years.

MUSIC

  1. Mama Gina – Song of Atonement – Goddess Kiss’d
  2. SJ Tucker – Firebird’s Child – Solace & Sorrow
  3. Tuahta Dea – The Blessing – The Tribe (featuring Spiral Rhythm)
  4. Dragon Ritual Drummers – Serpentine Seduction – Tribal Magick
  5. Mama Gina – Freya’s Lullaby – The Undertaker’s Daughter

Mama Dragon, Tell me a Story

Show notes from Murphy’s Magic Mess, 26 January 2014. Listen every Sunday at 9am Central for two hours of new age and Pagan music from around the world.

Murf, Phil and *K8 had a grand time putting together a selection of music and stories for you this week. It was so fun that they are going to do it again in the very near future! Charles, from the Red Grail, stopped in about half way through the show. You’ll probably be hearing more of him on the show in the near future.

  1. Storyteller – Heather Alexander – Wanderlust
  2. Marble Falls – Cornell Kindernecht & Martin McCall – Dreamtime
  3. Higher Power – Phoenix Rising – Mystic Places
  4. Ameno Amen – Akasa – Portal
  5. Mellow – Ricky Kej – Shanti Orchestra
  6. Othello’s Dream – Andre Feriante – Novella-Ukulele Mosaique
  7. Antlered Crown and Standing Stone – Damh the Bard – (title)
  8. Hunter’s Moon* – Gale Perrigo – Never Again the Burning
  9. Curnunnos – Kate West – Elements of Chant
  10. Kerplunk* – Amy Friedman – Tell Me a Story 2: Animal Magic
  11. Possum’s Last Dance  – Blackmore’s Night – Shadow of the Moon
  12. Ceileidh and the Night – Clan na Gael – Keepers of the Wind
  13. Piper and the Puca* – Ralf Weihrauch Trio & Mick Fitzgerald – (title)
  14. King of the Fairies – Horslips – Dance Hall Sweetheart
  15. Dance of Bride – Jana Runnalls – Return to the Goddess
  16. The Bride of the Forest* – Steven Porsch – Radio Paganistan
  17. Ancient Circle – 2002 – A Word in the Wind Disc 1
  18. Elephant’s Reward* – Amy Friedman – Tell Me a Story 2: Animal Magic
  19. Elephant – Heather Dale – the Green Knight
  20. Elephant Power – Bhagavan Das & MC Yogi – (title)
  21. Ganesh and Karthik, the Golden Mango* – Phil
  22. Ganesh is Fresh – Jai Uttal & MC Yogi – Elephant Power

*Stories

Musica Pagani Celebrates Independence

RevKess would like to say happy 4th of July to all the listeners in the United States and all of those who appreciate the freedoms and independence that they have or want to have. Every year on the 4th of July, millions of people celebrate the freedom and independence that they have in the United States. Even with the inequities that barrage US citizens on a regular basis, people in the US have much more freedom than most other places around the globe. It is due to the long battle that the US people have waged for centuries that they can celebrate on this day, and any other day of the year. Religious freedom, sexual equality (a work in progress), workers’ rights, voters’ rights, property and inheritance rights, all those things that many in the US take for granted. They are all reasons to celebrate.

Though Musica Pagani is a music program, as the name suggests, RevKess wanted to share that Crystal Blanton is a new staff writer for the Wild Hunt. Her first article for TWH was published for the 4th of July and it pertains to the celebration in the United States as well as the major disappointment that many have with the Supreme Court of the United States after their decision to over turn Section 4 of the Voters Rights Act on June 25, 2013 – one day before their major decision regarding Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8. In the article she quotes such figures of the Pagan community as T Thorn Coyle, Peter Dybing, Yeshe Rabbit and Erick DuPreee.

This 4th of July, Musica Pagani celebrates freedom, diversity and independence with music and song.

The Music

  1. Celia – Lady Liberty 
  2. Fiona Joy Hawkins – Freedom – Live at the Q
  3. Stephen DeRuby – Freedom – Awakening
  4. Celia – Red Alabaster & Blue – Red Alabaster & Blue 
  5. Gaia Consort – Cry Freedom – Secret Voices
  6. Big Bad Gina – Freedom Connection – Lake of Dreams 
  7. Lis Addison – My Big Community – Grace of the Green Leaf
  8. Ian Corrigan – A Charm for Religious Liberty 
  9. Celia – Build the Wall – Military Religious Freedom Foundation 
  10. Celia – Symbol Song 
  11. Heather Dale – Brother Stand Beside Me – The Green Knight 
  12. Tron Syversen – Freedom Song – Piano Poems 
  13. Emerald Rose – Hills of America – Bending Tradition 
A special thank you to the editors and collectors of sound effects over at www.freefx.co.uk for some of the sounds you heard on this special edition of Musica Pagani.

PWN #76: Show Notes

PWN banner 1Thanks to Peter Beckley, these show notes were made possible. You can listen to the 76th edition of PWN at this link.

Some of what was discussed on this edition of PWN:

Heather Dale asks if any fellow indy artists have had trouble monetizing their YouTube channel. Currrently she is a partnet with YouTube, but they don’t believe she’s written her music. Learn more by watching her plea…on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2KXakxq96w&feature=youtu.beA question of Pagan Solidarity-Part II: http://wildhunt.org/2013/01/a-question-of-pagan-solidarity-part-two.htmlWild Hunt Community Notes: http://wildhunt.org/2013/01/pagan-community-notes-the-pomegranate-ronald-hutton-witch-school-and-more.html

Pagan Living TV Episode 2 is now available: http://paganliving.tv/

Celia’s new Indiegogo Campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/CeliaSoundSpirals

Advertisers heard on tonights show:
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Music from tonight’s show:
Artist – Track – Album
Omnia – Luna – Crone of War
Kenny Klein – Herne the Hunter – High Grows the Barley
Tricky Pixie – Tough Titty Cupcake – Mythcreants
Omnia – Taranis Jupiter – Wolf Love
Frenchy and the Punk – Galloping Glory – Thread & Stone (recorded as Gypsy Nomads)