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.

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PMP: 2013 in Review

On this week’s edition of Pagan-Musings, KaliSara and RevKess reviewed some of the highlights of 2013. Not just from the series, but some of their personal highlights. Late in the show they talk about some of their plans for 2014.

The following list is some of our favorite shows from 2013, and favorites from our listeners, in particular order.

  • Theisms – In which RevKess and KaliSara attempt to give brief descriptions and conversations regarding many of the “theisms” of modern Paganism.
  • Native/Indigenous Gender Attitudes and Issues – In which KaliSara talks with Scott Marker of Turtle Creek Reservation, and his wife, about some of the issues and attitudes of gender in some of the Native American cultures.
  • PWN #79 – The most popular episode of Pagan Weekly News for 2013. Unfortunately, RevKess was not very good at show descriptions for PWN in January 2013, so you will have to listen to the show to know why it was so popular.
  • Officers of Avalon – In which KaliSara speaks with Amber Moon and Tim Flanagan of Officers of Avalon, a Pagan networking and support group for police, paramedics, firefighters, etc.
  • Wendy Rule & Living the Magick – In which RevKess and KaliSara talk with Wendy Rule about her music and her online class “Living the Magick.”
  • Crystal Blanton – In which RevKess and KaliSara speak with Crystal Blanton about her books and issues that are unique to Pagans of color.
  • Heathenry Panel – Not as much of a panel as it was supposed to be, but a good conversation nonetheless.
  • Kari Tauring – In which RevKess and KaliSara visit with Kari Tauring about Heathen magic.
  • Sacred Sexuality Pt 6 – In which KaliSara and RevKess are joined for a while by Stormcrow to talk about polyamorous relationships.
  • Dark Goddesses – In which KaliSara explores the Dark Goddesses of various pantheons and shares how they are not “evil” or always “negative.”
  • Walking Through the Dark – In which KaliSara and RevKess discuss facing our darkest fears and coming through at the over end.
  • Origami Condoms – An episode of Lavender Hill from October.
  • Civil Divisiveness – An episode of Lavender Hill from December.
  • Kyrja & Tonia – In which KaliSara talks with Kyrja and Tonia about authoring and illustrating Pagan Childrens books.
  • Kyrja & Attacking Religion – In which Kyrja talks openly about the various attacks she and her family dealt with from December 2012 into the middle part of 2013.
  • Kyrja follow ups….
  • Environmentally Conscious Pagans – In which RevKess and KaliSara visit with Shauna Aura Knight on how to be more environmentally aware as Pagans.
  • Telergy & the Legend o Goody Cole – In which RevKess has a conversation with Robert McClung, composer and musician with Telergy.
  • Heartland Panel – Live recording of the 2013 Heartland Speakers’ Panel, moderated by Barbara Criswell. Ed Hubbard, Janet Farrar, Gavin Bone, and Mike Nichols participating.
  • Norse Mythology – KaliSara has had several episodes regarding Heathenry in 2013, most of which RevKess was not available for. Here’s a primer on Norse myth.

We spent a little time discussing Peter Dybing’s “Ten Pagans Who Made a Difference in 2013“, more as a wish list of guests for 2014.

Music from this Edition

  1. Anima – Ancient Future – Light of Aluna
  2. Kari Tauring – The Wheel – A New Yuletide Celebration
  3. Emerald Rose – Freya, Shakti – Bending Tradition
  4. Robert Linton – Seasons of Years Past – Throughout the Autumn Light

PMP & MP Flip

 

Beginning on Saturday 7 September 2013 and Sunday 8 September 2013 Pagan-Musings Podcast and Musica Pagani are flipping around. Due to a major scheduling conflict, RevKess and KaliSara have decided to flip the programs around. As many of the regular listeners have no doubt noticed this summer, RevKess has been absent more often than not from Pagan-Musings. With football season starting up it is almost guaranteed that he will be unavailable for any of the live Saturday broadcasts for the foreseeable future. With careful consideration, the hosts have decided it would be in the interests of the listeners and the channel to change things.

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Beginning on Saturday 7 September 2013 at 7pm Central you can hear Musica Pagani in a recorded format. RevKess wil continue to bring you music from the New Age and Pagan genres along with interview segments with some of those artists. You can also catch some RevKess’s music reviews over at his review site.

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Beginning on Sunday 8 September 2013 at 7pm Central you can hear Pagan-Musings Podcast, most often broadcast live. KaliSara and RevKess will continue to bring you talk and information from the Pagan community with a variety of topics and guests.

Here at PMPChannel we hope that you will find this change to be easy and cause little to no disruption to your listening experience. The hosts are looking forward to being able to continue to bring you the information and entertainment you have grown to appreciate over the years, as well as spice things up a bit with some new topics, new guests, new music, and lots of fun!

You can contact the hosts of PMPChannel at paganmusings@gmail.com or on Facebook.

 

PMPChannel: Call for Contributors

2013 is in full swing and the hosts and producers of the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel are busy working away on topics, interviews, stories, and getting more music to entertain the listeners. At this time they would also like to ask you, the listener, to contribute to the Channel.

podcastbannerad3Pagan-Musings Podcast: Hosted by KaliSara and RevKess, Pagan-Musings Podcast is the mother show of PMPChannel. The hosts are always on the look out for new topics that catch the interest of the general Pagan community and would like to hear from you on what you would like to hear included in their shows. Music, books, topics of interest, upcoming events, whatever you think is important to at least a small portion of the Pagan community will be considered. Contact the hosts at paganmusings@gmail.com if you have something would like to hear discussed on the show.

RevKess and KaliSara enjoy interviewing authors, musicians, and Pagans who are making a difference in the community. Some of the previous guests include Anne Hill, Peter Dybing, Kerr Cuhulain, Starhawk, Teo Bishop, and many more.

Authors can send ebooks or inquiries for mailing address to paganmusings@gmail.com. Musicians are encouraged to send mp3s to the same address. Anyone can be a person making a difference in their community, anyone could be a guest of the show.

PWN banner 1Pagan Weekly News: RevKess and Zaracon are always looking for other Pagans in the Global Community who would like to contribute to PWN. Recorded segments regarding news, events, and other information from your community is always welcome. You can email mp3s of your segments to paganmusings@gmail.com, please include “PWN submission” in the subject header.

Past topics discussed on PWN include the World Between Worlds conference, PantheaCon, U.S. politics, changes in the Pagan blogosphere, body image in the Pagan community, and world religions.

MPBTRadbannerMusica Pagani: RevKess is always willing to listen to good music. If you are a Pagan or New Age musician and would like to share you music with Musica Pagani and the listeners of the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel, please send samples to RevKess at paganmusings@gmail.com, please include “Muisca Pagani” in the subject header. Join musicians like Celia, Frenchy and the Punk, Damh the Bard, Omnia, Michael Brant DeMaria and others on Musica Pagani

If you would like to try your hand at podcasting, the producers of the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel are willing to help you explore that field of expression. For more information email paganmusings@gmail.com.

Falling Behind & Playing Catch Up

Greetings, friends and listeners. RevKess here.

We’ve been very bad about posting to the site this summer. It has been one very busy summer. With fall just around the corner, I think it is time that we all buckle down and see what we can do to make this site what it is meant to be.

What we have been good about is producing the shows on a regular basis and mostly on schedule. I say mostly because the Zaracon Show has been a hit or miss this summer. Our good friend and fellow PMPC host has been experiencing some health issues all summer long and been unable to produce his show with any consistency. He has even elected to take a hiatus from all podcasting during the month of September.

Over the next several weeks, I will be going back through the shows we have aired and at the very least providing music play lists and important links for our listeners to catch on this site. In the mean time, my friends, please continue to bear with us as we attempt to build and grow this site to meet the standards that we (and we hope you) expect from such an informational page.

Thank you all for listening and sharing our show with your friends and family!

-RevKess

RevKess Guests on PaganFM!

Phil, aka RevKess, guested on PaganFM!, one of the only Pagan themed radio programs out there. The show aired live on Thursday, 22 March 2012. PaganFM! is hosted by Deirdre Hebert and Jasper Salach on WSCA out of Portsmouth, NH. All threehad a blast on the show. Jasper was not feeling the best, so he was not very talkative. Dee and Phil discussed Pagan communities, taking care of the elders in our communities and a brief look at the history of Pagan broadcasting. Listen to the episode here and check out PaganFM!

Dee is also the author of The Pagan in Recovery: The Twelve Steps From a Pagan Perspective. She will be joining KaliSara and RevKess on Pagan-Musings Podcast this Saturday at 7pm Central. They will be discussing, along with her book, Addiction, Obsession and Possession and a lot of what those words mean in the context of Paganism. Please join them live or in archives.