Greetings and well met, my friends! I had a hard time deciding what music to play for Ostara this year, so I just went ahead and included most of it. THIRTY-SEVEN music selections were in this special episode of Musica Pagani, that's almost 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Bill Wren & Frank Ralls - New Heaven, New Earth - Journey Around the Sun: A Mayan Odyssey
Al Conti - Spring Maiden - Northern Seas
David Clavijo - Promises - The Landing: Special Edition
Douglas Bluefeather - When the Rains Come - Best of Douglas Bluefeather
Christopher Lapina - She's Often Here - Eclectic Eve
Ann Licater - Shades of Light - Doorway to a Dream
Catherine Marie Charlton - Springshine - Undershore
Craig Urquhart - Waves - Songs Without Words
Douglas Bluefeather & Danny Voris - Dream of the Trees - Earth Songs
Fiona Joy Hawkins - Feeling Sunshine - Live at the Q
Fred Thrane - Dawndancer - Angels of the Sun
John Albert Thomas - Fantasy - Now I Sleep
Hennie Bekker - Spring Rain - Spectrum: An Anthology of Relaxing Instrumental Music
Jose Luis Serrano Esteban - Spring Has Arrived - A New Horizon
Kathryn Kaye - Smile for Me April - Dreaming Still
Louis Collaiannia - Spring Dawn - A Moment Between Eternities
Lynn yew Evers - Dawn of Peace - Dawn of Peace
Michael Strilbing - Forever Young - Another Day in Paradise
Peter Sterling - Enchantments Awakening = Patterns of Relection
Lis Addison - Brimming Over - Grace of the Green Leaf
Uwe Gronau - Far in the East (instrumental version) - Time Rider
Michael Brant DeMaria - Timeless Dawn - Bindu
Michael de Salem - Sentimental Stops - Something Getting Wrong
Wendy Rule - Guided by Venus - Guided by Venus
Sharon Knight - Phoenix from the Ashes - Song of the Sea
Terri Liles Mason - Begin Again - OmGaia
T Thorn Coyle - The Green - Face of a New Day
Spiral Dance - The Goddess and the Weaver - The Mist
Elaine Silver - By the Earth - Fairie Goddess
Candice Night - Robin Red Breast - Relfections
Jenna Greene - Soul of Nature - Crossroads
Rich Osborn - A song of New Beginnings - Giving Voice
Jeff Oster - Beautiful Silence - Surrender
Shawna Carol - Bless Our Planet - Gaia Rocks
Whew! That was a lot of typing! I had a lot of fun putting the show together and I hope you all had a good time listening to it. The theme was spring and Ostara, but the music is wonderful any time of year.
A huge thank you goes out to all the musicians for giving me permission to use their music on podcast.
Greetings and thank you for listening to a brand new edition of Musica Pagani. I do apologize for MP disappearing for so long. It wasn't for want of doing it, it was more a lack of time. But I have made time to do the show again. It's only once a week, usually a recorded program. So at the very least I can plot and plan the show in advance and then put it together in a short period of time for listening pleasure.
The March full moon found us experience a solar storm for the Sun's eruption on Tuesday the 6th. This caused some beautiful auroras to be seen in the Northern Hemisphere. It also arrived just prior to Mercury going retrograde on Monday the 12th. Combine a Merc Retch with a solar storm and all hell breaks loose with technology, communication and understanding of ourselves and others. But we can make it through such storms.
The following music list was put together with that in mind. At just over an hour, this edition of Musica Pagani should help you relax any time of the day or night and any time of the year. A smattering of lyrical pieces by a few artists, both old and new, mixed between two lovely sets of New Age instrumental pieces should be a nice balance. There a little Pagan folk, a little Pagan rock and lots of Pagan fun to be had with these selections.
The Play List
Child of Light - Peter Sterling - Patterns of Reflection
Lucid Dream - Joe Bongiorno - Into the Wind
Desert Moon - Douglas Bluefeather & Danny voris - Rollin' Like Thunder
Quarter Call - Isaac Bonewits - Avalon is Rising
Goddess Chant - Kenny Klein - Oak, Ash and Thorn
God Chant - Kenny Klein - Oak, Ash and Thorn
Lady of the Silver Wheel - Damh the Bard - The Hills They Are Hollow
Siren Moon - Sharon Knight - Song of the Sea
Under a Violet Moon - Blackmore's Night - Under a Violet Moon
She Danced Alone on the Wave - Wendy Rule - The Wolf Song
Mother Night - Nuit - Mother Night
Journey Within - Michael Brant DeMaria - Bindu
Wisdom - Paradiso & Rasamayi - 3rd Eye Rising
Your Dream - Tron Syversen - Peaceful Journey: Music for Relaxation
Pearl - Lia Scallon - Crystal Keys: Songs to Awaken & Heal
I do sincerely hope that enjoyed this mix of old and new, New Age and Pagan.
Singer, songwriter, musician and performer: Sharon Knight in a photo from 2012. CD cover for Paradiso & Rasamayi's 3rd Eye Rising.
The weekend of February 18th was this year's PantheaCon in California. One of the world's largest indoor Pagan festivals. This week we talked about one of the key issues that arose during the event. Namely, Z. Budapest's CisWomen only ritual for honoring the Sacred Body. At last year's PantheaCon she conducted a similar ritual and excluded transgender women from the Circle. Unfortunately, last year she did not make it clear in the ritual's program description that transgender women would be excluded. This year she made it clear in the program.
Zaracon, KaliSara and RevKess all chimed in with a number of thoughts and comments on the topic as well as referencing various blogs and articles that covered the event. The following is a list of those blogs and articles, at least as far as RevKess has been able to find them:
The topic of African Witch Children and African Pentacostal pastor Helen Ukpabio was brought up towards the bottom of the second hour, but Zaracon had to bow out of the show due to some emotional responses he was holding back about that issue and the PantheaCon incident. Thought we did not cover the topic we wanted to share some of the links we had prepared in case anyone else wishes to pursue the topic on their own.
End of the Wicked, a short film by Ukpabio that spreads lies and propaganda. Just one of many films she has produced to that effect.
On much lighter note, we wished the authors M.R. Sellars and Diana L. Paxson a very happy birthday! Sellars is the author of the Rowan Gant Investigations and Diana has written, among other things, Taking Up the Runes and parts of the Mists of Avalon series with the late Marion Zimmer Bradley.
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After a few weeks of no show, Pagan Weekly News is back and running! During the month of December Phil (aka RevKess) ran into some minor scheduling conflicts with his bills-paying-job and was not able to do shows. Apparently he also forgot to make sure that Zaracon had the login information so he could go solo. That, at least, has been fixed and Phil is working with his scheduling manager to ensure that he has most Mondays off from work, or at least the hours needed to do PWN.
That being said, the first edition of PWN for 2012 went off pretty well. Only one sound issue, Phil forgetting to unmute himself, and Z had to leave before the end of the show due to personal reasons.
Looking back over the last few months, I see that have been rather neglectful of this blog. Something does seem to happen to me often. In an attempt to correct that, I am going to begin again with posting play lists from Murphy's Magic Mess on Lincoln's KZUM and show notes from the various talk shows I do.
We begin with the January 2012 full moon play list from Murphy's Magic Mess. Airing on January 8th, this play list is a combined effort by Murf, Corwin and myself. The show started out with me behind the boards. Rather frustratingly, the previous show ran up right to the hour and left me seconds to get set up. But we muddled through the first hour without too much trouble. Murf moved over to the boards shortly after the top of the second hour and took over from there. Corwin selected a few pieces here and there towards the bottom of the hour. We all hope that our listeners enjoyed the selection.
Our friends in the music business are always sharing new and wonderful music with us. Jose Luis Serrano Esteban, Uwe Gronau, Michael Brant DeMaria, and Tron Syversen are just four of the artists to send us some of their newest music.
Inkubus Sukkubus - Wytches' Chant '98
Jose Luis Serrano Esteban - Moon - A New Horizon (NEW)
Teri Liles Mason - Ancient Mother, Beloved Children - Om Gaia
Uwe Gronau - Searching for the Truth - Time Rider (NEW)
Michael Brant DeMaria - Timeless Dawn - Bindu (NEW)
Tron Syversen - Amorous - Peaceful Journey (NEW)
Jose Luis Serrano Esteban - Planet Earth - A New Horizon (NEW)
Dr Didg - King Tut - Out of the Woods
Annbjorg Lien - January - Baba Yaga
Lis Addison - Sensory Skin - The Grace of the Green Leaf
Candice Knight - Dangerous Smile - Reflections
Meg Davis - Wind in the Pipes - Captain Jack and the Mermaid
Afro Celt Sound System - House of the Ancestors - Volume 1: Sound Magic
Janiva Magness - The Devil is an Angel Too - Devil is an Angel Too (This is an artist introduced to us by Deb Andersen of the Wimmins Show on KZUM.)
Jessica Radcliffie - Give Me the Moon - Beautiful Darkness: Celebrating the Winter
S. J. Tucker - For Love of all Who Gather - Blessings
Spiral Rhythm - Moon is High - I Am
Omnia - Moon - Wolf Love
Cultus Ferox - Goddesses - Wiederkehr (Corwin discovered this band a couple of weeks ago. They are very talented and very much the eye candy as well.)
Omnia - Jabberwocky - Wolf Love
Joe - Buncha Lady - The First 49 (Murf and I disagree on the artist for this, but as she has been playing this song years I bow to her memory.)
Michael Longcor - Smuggler's Song - Norman and Saxon
Meg Davis - Swing the Cat - Captain Jack and the Mermaid
Remember to tune in every Sunday morning at 9am Central for two hours of New Age and Pagan music on KZUM.
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"Well, I did not get the job and so I am feeling a little nervy and worried about paying the mortgage and feeding my fur-babies. A Healing Energy-Boost and some good vibes would be much appreciated. I have a feeling that I may get a job through…"
I am co-owner of Pangaia Metaphysical Store. KaliSara is my business partner.
I am a co-founder and co-facilitator of the Pagan Alliance Network, formerly Pagan Alliance of Nebraska. I am also the high priest of DolphinMoon Coven in Lincoln, NE.
I read Tarot, palms, and provide past life insight professionally at a local shop in Lincoln, Here & Back Again. I also make rune sets on wood, stone, glass, and other materials for sale at the store. Recently I was asked to start a series of rune amulets for protection, strength and discipline geared towards our brothers and sisters in the armed services and those who are in law enforcement. You can view my runic creations in my photo albums.
One of my current favs is Runes for Transformation by Kaedrich Olsen. I suppose I should also add to that Lucinda's Web by Dorothy Morrison, the Rowan Gant Investigations by M.R. Sellars.....I could go on and on.
I enjoy reading just about anything that comes into my hands. Religion, history, philosophy, psychology, sci-fi, fantasy, general fiction, romance, paranormal... Again, the list is LONG. ;)
Beliefs / Practices
Occultist, Pagan, Witch, Mystic
I spend a lot of time researching other religions, spiritualities, philosophies, and what have you....So, my beliefs are always evolving. I wouldn't say that they change, but with each new tidbit of verifiable information they are refined.
Reading. duh. :)
Collecting rare books, hanging with my friends, learning new things, bead work, wood carving, stone engraving, writing, etc....
My father. He passed when I was eight, but still has great influence over how I live my life. He was around as a guide for quite sometime, but finally felt that I and my family were ready for him to move on. I love you, Dad.
Greetings and welcome back, my friends! This Part 2 of my series on Ground, Center, Shield: the Three Basics of Metaphysics. This entry deals with simple grounding techniques. Grounding is a very important tool that few books and teachers are able to convey in an easily understand manner. I am going to attempt to convey it myself. I hope that I can do a better job than some of what I have read and seen.
First, what is grounding? Grounding is a basic technique that allows us to… Continue
This is Part 1 of a series of essays on Grounding, Centering, and Shielding. I will attempt to show different techniques throughout the series for all three of these basics of metaphysics.
I feel that it is very important that everyone understands the concepts of grounding, centering, and shielding. Not just those of us in the Pagan and Metaphysical communities. People who are at all spiritually active should also have a basic understanding of how to protect… Continue
Pangaia Metaphysical Store launched its web store on Monday, April 20, 2009. Pangaia focuses on everyday Pagan living and Pagan families. They specialize in unique, hard-to-find, and handcrafted supplies fro the practicing Pagan or Witch. The company is owned by Sarah Buhrman (KaliSara) and Philipp Kessler (Rev. Philipp J. Kessler). Sarah and Phil have been members of the Pagan… Continue