PWN #93

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Hello to all our listeners! Thank you for checking out the show notes for this 93rd edition of the Pagan Weekly News. Zaracon and RevKess do their best every week to bring you news, views, and interviews from the Global Pagan community.

Call for contributors:

 

There is a lot of news and information to cover and sometimes your hosts need your help. Today we are asking once again for volunteers from the larger Pagan community to help us cover the news that interests them. Z and  RevKess find lots of stories that interest them every week, sometimes more than they can cover in 2-3 hours, but they want to know what you, the listener, want to hear about. Contributions to the show can be either live or recorded (submit mp3s to us at paganmusings@gmail.com), they can also be submitted in writing and read over the air by either Zaracon or RevKess. If you don’t want to contribute yourself, but know of something that you think we should be covering, email us or message us on Facebook with your suggestion. We want to hear from you!

On to the show:

If you are a regular listener of the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel, then you know that on Tuesday 14 May 2013, RevKess and Zaracon did a Brief edition of PWN. For a change, Z was fully awake and coherent and RevKess was tired and scatter brained. Would be nice if both could be full alert and coherent, but that’s how the cookie crumbles sometimes. Rather than ramble on and be confusing, they decided to do a Briefs. From time to time there will be a Briefs put out, sometimes to fill when the show doesn’t air as it should, and sometimes to bring you up to date on something that is going on that the hosts think is very important.

That being said, PWN #93 is full of information from and about the Pagan community as well as a Pagan perspective on some of the mainstream news coverage you may have already seen, read or heard.

Links

Music

  1. Omnia – Fee Ra Huri – Musick Omnia will be at Faerie Worlds, their US debut.
  2. Wendy Rule – Evolution – The Wolf Sky
  3. Tricky Pixie – Creature of the Wood – Mythcreants
  4. Spiral Dance – Funky Faerie – Notes of Being
  5. Didges Christ Super Drum – Finding Our Way Back OM – Alien Technology 

What we didn’t have time for…

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PWN #91: SAPRA and Witch Hunts

Every April Pagans around the world, especially in South Africa, pay extra attention to the tragedy of modern witch hunts in what some in the United States and Europe would call “under developed” or “third world” countries.

Music Played:

  1. Telergy -Scene 1 – Legend of Goody Cole Scene 1 contains dramatized “accusations” against Eunice Cole. Tune into our special edition on Memorial Weekend to hear an interview with Robert McClung, the man behind Telergy and learn more about Goody Cole and all the players and musicians inolved in the creation of this astounding CD.
  2. Telergy – Incarceration – Legend of Goody Cole This track’s music gives the listener a feel for the emotions that Eunice Cole may have been experiencing during her imprisonment. 
  3. Celia – Beltane Song/Dance the Night Away (rough cut) Final version of the song released in time for Beltaine 2013. Visit Celia’s website to purchase/download the final cut of this beautiful and fun song.

Links and Resources:

sapralogoThe South African Pagan Rights Alliance (SAPRA) was founded in 2004 as a grass roots reaction to the outdated anti-witchcraft laws in the SA constitution. For many years native Africans have been accusing their neighbors of “witchcraft”, attacking them, beating, raping, murdering these accused witches. These attacks have nothing to do with what many modern Pagans consider to be witchcraft. They are based on tribal or ancient traditions, predating the introduction of Christianity and other monotheistic religions into these parts of the world. Many of these people who are accused of witchcraft are actually accused of what Damon Leff calls “fabricated” witchcraft. Faith healers, traditional healers, tribal and native spiritual leaders. These people do not consider themselves to be witches, even though Christians lump those works and followers of traditional African religions into the same category as “devil worshippers” and “witches”.

For more information on SAPRA and witch hunts around the globe, please visit their website. Zaracon and RevKess would like to thank Damon Leff for his continued work towards a better global community and a safer environment in South Africa for native religionists and Pagans. They would also like to thank all of their listeners for their continued support with PWN and PMPChannel.

PWN #90: Kyrja, Boston & Witch Hunts

The 90th edition of the Pagan Weekly News was full of emotional content. Zaracon and RevKess visited with Kyrja, author of the KyrjaRupert’s Tales series for children regarding the hate crime attacks on her and her community. As we discussed in a recent episode of the Pagan-Musings Podcast, Kyrja has been under attack from unknown assailants for several months. The attacks escalated from verbal abuse in December to shots being fired at her home in March and more recently chemical bombs being lobbed at her home on April 15, 2013. Her step daughter was harmed in that attack, chemical inhalation damaging her lungs. You can hear straight from Kyrja what is going on in this edition of PWN. (You can also hear KalisSara and RevKess’s interview with Kyrja earlier this month.)

Leading into Kyrja’s visit your hosts talked briefly about the new CD release by Didges Christ SuperDrum, Alien Technology. A selection from that CD was played during the program. They also talked about ConStellation IV, in which KaliSara and RevKess participated as Pangaia Metaphysical Store.

Right before Kyrja’s call, Zaracon and RevKess spoke up the recent developments with the Boston Marathon Bombing investigation. Both suspects have been apprehended, two brothers by the name of Tsarnaev from Chechnya. One brother was killed in a gun fight with law enforcement officials while the other was later taken into custody after receiving multiple gunshot wounds, he was later officially charged while in hospital.

Later in the show the hosts talked about the fertilizer plant explosion outside Waco, TX last week and information regarding the 30 Days of Advocacy Against With Hunts in South Africa, including part of a letter sent by SAPRA executives to the government regarding the exclusion of recognition of Pagan religions by the government.

Table 4Ending the show on a more positive note, there was talk of the 4th anniversary of Pangaia Metaphysical Store and Raymond Buckland’s recent foray into iPhone/iPad apps with his Romani Tarot application.

See below for a listing of topics and links that were discussed as well as a listing of the music played during this edition of PWN.

Z and Kess would like to thank all the live and archive listeners for tuning in and sharing in the information and news that they have for you each and every week on Pagan Weekly News and encourage you to visit their advertisers and supports. Tune in next week for another edition of the Pagan Weekly News with Zaracon and RevKess.

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Music:

  1. Lorelei Greenwood – Gallimaufry
  2. DidgesChrist Super Drum – Stardust + Energy = Me – Alien Technology
  3. Celia – Build the Wall
  4. Isaac Bonewits – We Won’t Shave Any Longer

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