Month: September 2015

Speaker Spotlight: Sean Kane, aka Starwolf

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Starwolfp12371ta103820_1_0This yeare Starwolf will be presenting

Hexbreaking, Uncrossing, & Curse Turning

 Wyrd Science: Into  Toy Chest  

As a shaman, Witch, professional psychic, Reiki Master and metaphysical engineer and soldier of fortune, Starwolf brings a broad range of knowledge and experience to the fields of magick, metaphysics and spirituality. His practical approach to adapting traditional metaphysical elements to modern lifestyles pulls magick into the twenty-first century.  You can find him and his wife Catherine online as Foresight (the Information you need for the Adventure of Life) at or

starwolf hatStarwolf also does a LOT of panels.




The Starwolf and Catherine Totally Amateur Tea leaf Reading Experimental Experience and Tea Party (with Cookies)
The Practical Necronomicon
Tea Party and Manifestation (with Catherine Kane)
Hexbreaking, Uncrossing, & Curse Turning
Wyrd Science: Into Toy Chest
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Listen to our Speakers on the New Normal Wednesday

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ISIS I AMPlease join Tchipakkan and her guest Lady AMber Dawn on the New Normal, Wednesday September 23 at 8 pm edt.

Tchipakkan will be talking with Genise White, known in the magickal community as Lady AMber Dawn on many topics- she is a Khemetic practitioner- which is the proper name for the ancient Egyptian traditional religion. She also is a “priestess” in Haitian Voudoun, as well as studying Umbanda and in the Circle Sanctuary Ministry Training. She also is a Reiki Master, does Color therapy, and reads Tarot (among other accomplishments). Since starting on the magickal/spiritual path decades ago, she has not been idle. But Wednesday we will be talking about the Khemetic faith.
Not all neopagan religions are variations on Wicca, some, like Khemeticism are based on the practices of our ancestors- in this case in Ancient Egypt, however modern practitioners have adapted what has been preserved from Ancient texts to modern day.

Please call in with any questions you may have about this: 619-639-4606 between 8:15 and 8:50.

Genise white (linked in)To listen live: open a window on your computer to, sign in, and click on Shows, and the New Normal to listen. To listen later at your convenience, shows are archived by date on, and they’re organized by date, topic and guest on .

This year at Changing Times-Changing Worlds, she will be presenting workshops on the Star (Tarot Card) and Chango, Fighter/Lover/Magician. Last year she workshops on Chango and the Strength Journey.

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Stone Riley’s Spirit Hill Studio

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We create, publish and sell beautiful fine art products related to Tarot.

We believe in Tarot; we think it is important for the world.

 Stone Riley’s inspiring Tarot art, in words and pictures, features the innovative and compelling work of 30+ years of fame as a Pagan artist.  It provides maps for a profound journey of spiritual freedom and practical empowerment.  Stone Riley, who is also one of our presenters, will be bringing his tarot cards for those who want really special decks!Simple Tarot SR7

There’s a gallery of images on Stone’s presenters page, of the Simple Tarot and his Hexagonal Spirit Hill Tarot. stone riley's spirit hill tarot

If you can’t wait until the conference check out his website: Stone Riley’s Tarot Hub. 

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Ashes of desire are scattered

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I like the image of the fire banked under ashes a lot. I am not using it to promote pranayama (I would if we could get a presentation about pranayama), but I have many times gone to our campfire, and found the coals under the ashes, and fed them up into a lovely fire on which to make breakfast. I’ve also cooked in pots settled in coals under a banked fire banked with ash. It’s totally safe, but the contained heat is actively cooking breakfast while we sleep (ancient “crock pot”).  When camping it’s also important to realize that there may be active coals under ashes that can be reignited if air can get to them.

This is a wonderful analogy for the inner fire of humans. We may seem to have our fire extinguished, buried under the ashes of disappointments, time, fear, pain, exhaustion, ignorance (desire as Geeta Lyengar teaches), but often that fire is just banked- waiting, “on hold”, like the potential in the branch that stores the suns energy, and which will become kinetic energy, giving heat and light when it burns. Because all you see or feel is ashes, don’t despair. There is often an ember under those ashes that can burst into flame when you least expect it. And it may, like in our banked camp fire, be doing something useful and wonderful inside you, where no one can see it.

There are many sorts of crafts that seem to generate something seemingly ugly or inert, but when the ashes and slag are cleaned off, is a thing of great beauty- which would never have been so if it hadn’t been through the fire, or spent time under the ashes. Some people don’t realize (I didn’t until the glass blower moved across from us at Pennsic) that a finished piece of blown glass must go into an annealing oven- a special holding place so it can cool gradually or it will shatter. Sometimes the symbolic fires we need to transform also require that we wait for a time in order for the change we are experiencing to be positive.

Too often ashes are seen as simply the remains of a fire, a sad reminder that the fire is gone, but it is not always gone, and the ashes have value in and of themselves.


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Workshop Spotlight: The Practical Empath

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The Practical Empath… Empathy 101 with Catherine CaneCatherine Kane

Psychic empathy (sensitivity to emotional vibrations) can be a blessing, overwhelming, or anything in between. Learn skills to survive/thrive as an empath, such as shielding, protecting your energy, grounding negative energy,  positive uses for empathy, interacting with empaths and much more. practical empath cover

Catherine is the  author of the book The Practical Empath, and if you are an empath, psychic (or both) and have often felt overwhelmed by the feelings of those around you, this may be one of the most useful workshops you can attend.

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