Month: April 2016

Speaker Spotlight: Mama Kimball

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Hospitality: It’s not just throwing a good party

MaryKimball

The 9 Virtues, Now and Then

 

Mary Kimball, also known as Mama Kimball has been a practicing pagan for well over 25 years. She has not only been a member of the CWPN, Inc. but has served on its Board of Directors by holding the positions of President, VP, Treasurer and Area Rep as well as being one of the people who incorporated it into 501c3. She also chaired the CWPN’s Harvest Gathering after being on its staff for many years. Mary has a number of years of experience in teaching classes and workshops as well as creating and performing personal and community rituals. Besides her day job, Mary owns and operates Mama Kimball’s Emporium in which she makes one of a kind clothes, jewelry and other items of interest. She is also a Justice of the Peace and a Notary Public in the State of CT for over 15 years.

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Charles Neto and Janine Marie helping pagans in prisons

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The New Normal is on your computer live Wednesdays at 8 pm est on Liveparanormal.com  If you missed it, here’s the link to the archive.
Please join Tchipakkan and her guests Charles Butler Neto and Janine Marie as we talk about the challenges of helping pagans in prisons, April 27, 2016.
Given the common assumption that prisoner’s will reform if they “let Jesus into their hearts”, some pagans find a less than hospitible environment to express their spirituality in a prison environment.
Charles-ButlerCharles Butler Neto is an interfaith minister with Rising Sun Outreach Ministry currently in school at Howard University School of Divinity majoring in Divinity with a minor in Public Policy and Education. He works as a prison subject matter expert in Pagan traditions (Wicca, Asatru, Umbanda, Santeria). He writes letters to incarcerated people and prison chaplains, especially prisoners in Administrative Sequester. The field of prison ministry for Pagans is growing but we can always use more help.
Janine MArie GorhamJanine Marie, as present President of the Maine Pagan Clergy Association, and has been active in the Pagan Community in Maine since 2000, Priestess/Gythja and Healer and Mentor. JanineMarie has been a practising Heathen for seven years, and is in Service to her Gods, Kin, Ancestors and Community.
Both of our guests work to help those in jail practice spirituality in their own way. Sometimes it takes imagination to figure out how to work within the system.

Please call in with any stories or questions: 619-639-4606

To listen live: open a window on your computer to www.Liveparanormal.com, sign in, and click on Shows, and the New Normal to listen. To listen later at your convenience, shows are archived by date on LiveParanormal.com here, and they’re organized by date, topic and guest on Tchipakkan.com .

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If you want to Fly…

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give up that shit

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Speaker Spotlight: Sophia Kelly Shultz

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sophia Kelly Shultz_face0Born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, Sophia Kelly Shultz has been working professionally as an artist for 29 years, at first specializing in “fantasy” portraits in which customers could order portraits as, for example, centaurs or fairies, etc.–and more recently in the spiritual and mythological paintings for which she is now widely known.

Egyptian Magic: An Introduction Without the Laundry List Sophia Kelly Shultz

Turn your view of ancient Egyptian magic on its ear–instead of going over list after list of “this is what this amulet does and this is what color it should be”, look at Egyptian magic the way the Egyptians looked at it: as a dynamic part of their everyday lives. Via a series of vignettes depicting problems and solutions. Along the way, we’ll discover many magical practices that will seem very familiar.

and Panel: Leadership and Raising Stones at Four Quarters Interfaith

Sanctuary
Come to this panel ready to discuss leadership in your community! Based on my article “Walking the Walk: Leadership at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary” which is featured in the book “The Pagan Leadership Anthology” we will discuss how leadership skills develop, particularly when raising a 6-ton megalith is involved. A power point featuring pretty pictures will serve as the backdrop for open discussion and question and answer about how leadership skills develop in an interfaith setting.

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Pagan Community and Internet interaction on N.N. w/ Coyote Skywoman

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The New Normal podcast is live 8-9 pm at www.Liveparanormal.com, Wednesday, April 20, 2016   Miss the live show? The podcast is archived here.

computer ritualWhile the age of the Internet and social media has had many positive benefits, there has been a strong downside to the increased web connectivity. With a new generation of up and coming witches and pagans making their way into adulthood, now more than ever, there is a lack of diverse groups to support them. The few groups that have survived the technological transition see an increasing influx of people seeking to make an actual connection to each other and the divine. Join us as we explore the changes over the last twenty years as the web online has all but supplanted the process of traditional web weaving.

Join Tchipakkan and her guest Coyote Skywoman as we talk about the benefits and difficulties that come along with this new technology as we embrace ancient religions.

Please call in with any stories or questions: 619-639-4606

Coyote SkywomanCoyote Skywoman has been a member of the Pagan community in Massachusetts and New Hampshire for the last 25 years, and she has been a practicing shaman for only a little bit longer than that. She works closely with the trickster spirit, Coyote, and has worked with The Sagefire Fellowship and A Sacred Place since their inceptions.
Tchipakkan has been openly pagan for more than 45 years, and has observed many communities in New England and on the East Coast, a lot via internet.

To listen live: open a window on your computer to www.Liveparanormal.com, sign in, and click on Shows, and the New Normal to listen. To listen later at your convenience, shows are archived by date on LiveParanormal.com here, and they’re organized by date, topic and guest on Tchipakkan.com .

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