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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PMP: The Inquisition & Witchcraft in the Early Americas (pt 1)

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On 20 July 2013 RevKess presented the first part of a series on the history of the Inquisition in Europe and Witchcraft in Early America. KaliSara took the weekend off.

A rather ambitious topic to attempt to tackle, even within a series. The first part of the series introduces the topic and contains an interview with musician and composer Robert McClung from Telergy. Robert visited the show in May to talk about Telergy’s latest release Legend of Goody Cole. This visit he will talked about the upcoming Goody Cole Memorial on 11 August 2013.

As an introduction, the first of the series will just touch upon the topic.

Galileo facing the Roman Inquisition

Galileo facing the Roman Inquisition

The Inquisition began in Europe during a time of feudal wars, Catholic and Protestant schisms and an economic atmosphere that left the old, the infirm, and the poor to struggle for their mere survival. Interesting to note that there is a very similar atmosphere and circumstances around the world today.

After the “discovery” of the New World, these sentiments towards the “other” moved across the Atlantic into Colonial America with those who immigrated to a land of “new found freedom”. Accusations of witchcraft and devilry increased in both Europe and the Americas as death and disease swamped the population. In both parts of the world, the haves and the havenots were just as likely to make accusations or be accused.

Even before the institution of the Inquisition was created by Pope Innocent VIII trials for witchcraft and other heresies occurred within the Catholic Church. As early as 319, according to Sommers, the Catholic Church was codifying laws that were used to protect the believers from the evils of witchcraft. As with the later Inquisition and the witch-craze in New England, many “innocents” were accused, tried, convicted and executed under cannon law.

During the Inquisition, it was not the Church herself who carried out the physical punishments for those convicted of witchcraft and other heresies. The convicts were handed over to the secular arm of the government. The punishments for these “crimes” was well known by the Church and the secular government, it is hard to believe that the Church was not fully aware of the extent to which the government or local authorities would go to punish heretics. Thus, many believe that the Church is just as culpable in the deaths of the innocent and guilty alike.

Court proceedings in Salem, Mass.

Court proceedings in Salem, Mass.

Men, women, and children throughout history have been accused of witchcraft and not just by the Catholic and Protestant churches. Around the globe, people often point to the other out of fear, greed, and ignorance whenever they cannot explain the problems of the day. Disease, famine, death, drought, and many otherwise natural but tragic events were often explained away as witchcraft and devilry. Out of fear, greed, and ignorance – three of the prime motivators – people of walks of life were (and still are) capable of blaming that which is different – the other – for all their problems.

Even today, in places like South Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and still in Europe and the United States, people look to witchcraft as an explanation of why they are suffering. This series will attempt to look not only at the Inquisition and witch-craze of Colonial America, but to look to modern witch hunts and come to an understanding as to why these events took place in history and still happen across the globe today.

Links

  • Wikipedia’s article on the Inquisition. RevKess understands that Wikipedia is not the best source for information on the net, but it is one of the most easily accessible to the general web surfer.
  • Sacred-Texts has Montague Sommers’ translation of the Melleus Maleficarum on their site for you to read.
  • From the History Channel, an article about the “first witch hunt” in Colonial America.
  • Visit Telergy‘s website for more information on the CDs Legend of Goody Cole and The Exodus. Listen to an early interview with Robert McClung here. Visit the Hampton Historical Society and Tuck Museum for more information on August 11th event.
  • You can download or read the full text of Margaret Murray’s The Witch Cult in Western Europe here.

Music

  1. Telergy – Incarceration – Legend of Goody Cole
  2. Telergy – Accusations – Legend of Goody Cole
  3. Telergy – Voyage – Legend of Goody Cole
  4. Telergy – Escape – The Exodus
  5. Telergy – Meeting House Green Pt 1 – Legend of Goody Cole
  6. Featherscale – Chapel Perlious – Gypsy Heart
  7. Telergy – Exoneration – Legend of Goody Cole
  8. Telergy – Verdict – Legend of Goody Cole
  9. Telergy – Ghost – Legend of Goody Cole
  10. Paradiso  – Time Lapse – Shaman’s Trance

Suggested Reading

Coming soon to the Pagan-Musings Podcast  Channel, the second part to this new series on the Inquisition and Witchcraft in the Early Americas. RevKess will be putting together a number of episodes for this series. He wants to provide as clear of information as possible, as well as provide intelligent discourse on the topics at hand. These episodes will be recorded and edited for clarity. The series will air in installments as the episodes become available. Check with the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel on BTR for upcoming episodes.

Musica Pagani #5

It is the 5th Sunday in a month, which means RevKess gets to play around a little more with the music for Musica Pagani. Instead of a combo of New Age and Pagan music, it is all vocals or lively instrumentals this time around. This edition is more a review of RevKess’s favorites on the channel. Music from groups like Murphey’s Midnight Rounders, Telergy and Omnia with some fun from Blackmore’s Night as a teaser for their new album (which parts will be aired in July) and Frenchy and the Punk (adding their Elephant Stomp in July).

The show was mapped out before the disappointing need to reschedule Tuatha Dea’s interview, so there are three tracks from them and some of their Tribe (Spiral Rhythm and Celia). RevKess is working on adding Spiral Rhythm to the approved play list so the listeners can enjoy more of their wonderful tunage as well.

Later this week is the 4th of July celebration on the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel. This year we are going to do it on Musica Pagani with lots of music about freedom, diversity and independence. Be sure to tune in this Thursday (4 July 2013) at 7pm CT for a musical celebration!

The Music

  1. Blackmore’s Night – Sake of the Song – Autumn Sky
  2. Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – Ridha Vit – I Am the Goddess
  3. Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – Sky Father – I Am the Goddess
  4. Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – One Voice Cries (song for Patrick) – I Am the Goddess
  5. Tuatha Dea – Akasha – The Tribe (featuring Spiral Rhythm)
  6. Tuatha Dea – Granny’s Bedtime Tonic – Tuatha Dea 
  7. Tuatha Dea – Mishiamagu – The Tribe (featuring Celia)
  8. Blackmore’s Night – The Clock Ticks On – Shadow of the Moon
  9. Blackmore’s Night – Play Minstrel Play – Shadow of the Moon 
  10. Blackmore’s Night – No Second Chance – Shadow of the Moon
  11. Telergy – Rumors – The Legend of Goody Cole
  12. Telergy – Accusations – The Legend of Goody Cole
  13. Telergy – Ghost – The Legend of Goody Cole
  14. Featherscale – House of the Rising Sun – Gypsy Heart
  15. Featherscale – Gypsy Heart – Gypsy Heart
  16. Featherscale – Castle Perilous – Gypsy Heart
  17. Elvendrums – Dream time – Gateway to Faerie
  18. Elvendrums – Forest Squid – The Dragon
  19. Elvendrums – Night Journey – Drumstruck
  20. Omnia – Jabberwocky – Wolf Love 
  21. Omnia – Toys in the Attic – Wolf Love
  22. Omnia – I Don’t Speak Human – Musick 
  23. Frenchy and the Punk – L’Horizon – At the Carnival Eclectique (as Gypsy Nomads)
  24. Frenchy and the Punk – Ogre Dance (vocal mix) – Thread & Stone (as Gypsy Nomads)
  25. Frenchy and the Punk – Vaudeville Voodoo – Happy Madness 
  26. Didges Christ SuperDrum – Finding Our Way Back OM – Alien Technology 
  27. Didges Christ SuperDrum – Head Down – Alien Technology
  28. Didges Christ SuperDrum – Stardust+Energy=Me – Alien Technology 
  29. Didges Christ SuperDrum – Witch Doctor – Alien Technology
  30. Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – As You Depart – I Am the Goddess

PWN #97

The 97th edition of PWN is all wrapped up for your listening pleasure. Zaracon was unavailable this week, but RevKess muddled through with news and talk about many issues. From Trayvon Martin to household incomes to government scandals to Target taking aim at Pagans. A little more music than usual was included.

Articles and Links Discussed

Music Played

  1. Spiral Dance – Tolven Stone – The Quickening
  2. Frenchy and the Punk – Catapult to the Highlands – Thread & Stone
  3. Kenny Klein – Rowan and Bracken – Fairy Queen
  4. Damh the Bard – Save Me – Spirit of Albion
  5. Telergy – Incarceration – Legend of Goody Cole
  6. Leigh Anne Hussey – Meet Me By The Standing Stones – Homebrew

Articles and Links We Didn’t Get To or Thought Were Interesting Enough to be Listed Here

PMP: Telergy and the Legend of Goody Cole

Hello, everyone! KaliSara and RevKess are at Heartland Pagan Festival down near Kansas City at Camp Gaea. This is the first year that Heartland is on totally Pagan owned land, last fall Kansas City Heartland Spiritual Association made their final payment on the land. Congratulations to them!

Towards the end of April, RevKess sat down via Skype with Robert McClung and talked about Telergy and the Lgend of Goody Cole. This weekend’s edition is the result of that conversation.

Here at Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel we strive to have a new episode for you every Saturday evening as well as our Pagan Weekly News and the occasional other programs like Musica Pagani, Lavender Hill and Selections from the Mess. Starting on June 5th, we are adding a brand new show to the line up. Home of the Ancestors with host Julian Marcus. We will continue to produce our regular shows and keep working on adding more and more to our line up for your listening pleasure and education.

Feel free to drop us an email about this or any other show at paganmusings@gmail.com or one Facebook. (Editing note from RevKess: Please forgive the background noise. I was multitasking during the interview and my keystrokes were picked up much loader than I had expected.)

Now on to the show notes for Saturday 25 May 2013: Telergy and the Legend of Goodie Cole:GCole

  • Telergy‘s website includes information about the concept behind the music, pictures of the musicians involved, and links to online sources for further study on both Goody Cole and the earlier release, Exodus.
  • A review of The Legend of Goody Cole on HardrockHaven.net.
  • Wikipedia’s article on Goodwife Eunice Cole.
  • Lane Memorial Library in Hampton, NH, has information on their site.
  • Article on the Hampton Historical Society‘s website.
  • An article from SeaCoastNH.com,including a “trick” photo of Goody Cole visiting her memorial stone on the edge of Meeting House Green.
  • A two part article by Fiona Broome on Hollow Hill, a ghost hunting site. Part 1, part 2.
  • Goody Cole’s article on Sacred-Texts.com.

Robert and RevKess had a wonderful conversation about the story of Goody Cole and the process of making this CD. During the conversation Robert mentioned many of the musicians that he worked with on this project. You got to hear some of those musicians throughout the show as well as pieces from the new CD from Telergy.

Before we get to the music you heard, here is the promotional video that was produced in conjunction with the IndieGoGo campaign that successfully helped to bring The Legend of Goody Cole to reality. 

Music

  1. Meeting House Green Pt 1 – Telergy – The Legend of Goody Cole
  2. Meeting House Green Pt 2 – Telergy – The Legend of Goody Cole
  3. Scene 1 – Telergy – The Legend of Goody Cole (spoken word with music)
  4. Rumors – Telergy – The Legend of Goody Cole (background during interview)
  5. Enchantress – Jenna Greene – Wild Earth Child
  6. Gypsy Heart – Featherscale – Gypsy Heart 
  7. Exoneration – Telergy – Legend of Goody Cole
  8. Pagan Polka – SONA – Spoonwalk
  9. Sky Father – Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – I Am The Goddess
  10. Hey Mama (I’m A Real Live Witch) – Murphey’s Midnight Rounders – Swede Hollow
  11. Moon- Wendy Rule – Wolf Love
  12. Fire in the Head – Emerald Rose – Bending Tradition
  13. Morrighan – Damh the Bard
  14. Everyday Goddess – Celia – Breathe
  15. Odin the Wanderer – Al Conti – Northern Seas
  16. Specter of the Forest and Sea – Frenchy and the Punk – Elephant Uproar
  17. Cunning Man – Legend – Triple Aspect
  18. Hey Goddess – Big Bad Gina – Amazon Warrior Princess
  19. Triple Aspect – Legend – Triple Aspect

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.

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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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