Old Time is Still A-Flying…

Many moons have passed since we last posted updates about life and whatnot… A surprising number, in-fact… I apologise for my unavailability in all that time.

To let you know, I’ve tried again to run a Tumblr blog, but was again shut-down. As such, I’m exploring Minds.com, as an alternative, though I’m just getting familiar with the site, particularly the blog feature, so I’m not posting a link, yet.

Quite a while ago, I spoke to Sallie-Ann Glassman, and will be getting in touch with her again soon, to see if she’s available in the new year to do a show with us about Louisiana Voodoo.

I’m no longer on Tumblr…

Tumblr seems to disagree with some of the things I’ve been saying on shared blogs and side blogs, so they deleted my account. To be honest, I’d been contemplating leaving Tumblr, anyway.

Censorship be praised… xD

Anyway, you can still hit me up here, and on the MM forum, or by email: brian@magicalmusings.net

I’ll keep everyone posted about my successful requests for guests. Hopefully Joy and I will be able to record another show soon. Without Tumblr, I find myself enjoying a lot more free time. *chuckle*

No rest for the weary

Well, you may have noticed the dearth of shows from Brian and I, and that’s because life kicks us in the teeth.

I FINALLY got settled into my home, got a new cat, dealt with financial crises, sweated and anguished over the political stuff coming out of all the states lately, and so on.  I’m sure Brian will add what he has had happening to him lately soon.

Paganism: Its Meaning to Me

An anonymous question came to my blog, a couple of years ago, requesting some perspective from me about paganism:

Could you explain what paganism means to you and why it’s important to keep relevant? I always hear the word with such negative connotations and I’d be interested in hearing your views on it.

I replied:

Certainly, I understand the popular misconceptions of what it means to be pagan, particularly if one has come from a background that condemns outside views—enter almost any mainstream religion…

Reposted from Tumblr

METHODS TO BOND WITH DEITIES

  • 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.