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  • Research: Reading lore, studying history and focusing on how others have bonded in the past can deepen your own bond.
  • Offerings: Leaving gifts or foods you’ve made or cooked shows passion and effort that many deities seem to appreciate.
  • Divination: Using tarot cards or pendulums or writing or dreaming can be way to interpret deities.
  • Journals: Whether for yourself or for your deity journals are a good way to review past experiences.
  • Crafts: Whenever making something by hand the time you spend and efforts you put in the details help make connections.

Episode 27: Ellen Evert Hopman


Brian and Joy present our long-awaited interview with Ellen Evert Hopman, on the topics of Herbalism and Druidism.  Also discussed are many problems with Columbus Day, Native Americans and many things, as per usual.

There’s also a chance to win a copy of her forthcoming book, Secret Medicines from your Garden.  It will be given to one lucky listener who gets the trivia question correct.  Listen to the podcast to find instructions of where to go to get the trivia question and information on how to be in the drawing for a copy of Ellen’s book.

Episode 26: Pantheons

Pantheon of Olympian Gods

Well, this episode, Brian and Joy pontificate on Pantheons, and various topics touching on groups of deities.

As always they go off topic some, but it always comes back to the topic at hand.  So tune in and take a listen.

Resources talked about in the show include these:

More Altar stuff

Well, I keep coming across more and more stuff that I have. So since we FINALLY found a home, we decided to set up our house altar again.

This is it.  It is along the way that is the exact center of the house, and I hope you recognize everything.

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My ordination is hanging on the wall to the left.  Staff and Stang in the corner to the right.  There’s also a Shakuhachi in that corner that my daughter plays.  Our coven Sword is there too.

Details of some of the altar tools:

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Upcoming Shows

Just a selection of items that we will be doing shows on in the future, but not sure when.

  • Herbalism
  • Rituals and covens in virtual space (with Ma’at)
  • Mabon
  • Lughsnaddah
  • Litha
  • Pagan Parenting
  • Pantheons of deities (as in commonalities and “jobs”)
  • Everyday objects as divination and omens (featuring the paperclip bones)
  • A show with Lupa (of some sort)

Just to give you all an idea of what to look forward to.

Next recording:  Mabon.