Month: May 2016

Taylor Ellwood on Pop Culture Magic on the New Normal

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POP-CULTURE-MAGIC-FRONT-COVER-WEBPlease join Tchipakkan and her guest Taylor Ellwood on the New Normal Wednesday night! He’s back with more exciting stories about his work, this time Pop Culture Magic.
“Have you ever watched a television show, or read a book and been inspired to work magick based on what you’ve seen or read? If you have, you’re not alone in thinking that. More and more people are discovering that the modern mythology of pop culture has answers for their spirituality and approach to magick.
Pop culture is the mythology of our times, offering us a universe full of new gods, stories, practical magickal techniques and a lot more! It is a reflection of the need for magick to change and evolve with the times. With Pop Culture Magick you can take the cartoon characters of today and make them into the elder gods of tomorrow.
In his book you will learn how to:
Create Pop Culture godforms and entities
Invoke yourself into a godform or a person
Integrate pop culture into existing magickal paradigms
Charge sigils by playing video games
And much, much more!

taylor elwood_I’m Taylor Ellwood. I’m a mad scientist, magical experimenter and a publisher of cutting edge esoteric books. I’m always developing new systems of magic, combining various magical practices and techniques with other disciplines and practices. I also teach classes on magic, provide tarot readings, and offer one-on-one magical apprenticeships for anyone looking to expand their spiritual horizons and change the way they understand practice magic. Oh and did I mention I’m also a business/author coach.
I have a broad and extensive background in both Western and Eastern esoteric practices including Taoism, Dzogchen, Chaos magic, neoshamanism, Hermeticism, Quabalah, and so on and so forth. But I’m interested in more than just the esoteric traditions and because I believe in living a holistic life, I think its important to apply everything I know to my spiritual practices (and vice versa) so you won’t just find me exploring magic, but also business, science, literacy, and other topics, in order to apply all of them to each other and as a result experiment with what I can do as a magician and a human being. If that appeals to you, then this site is for you and I look forward to working with you. Learn more about my approach to teaching magic.
– See more at: http://www.magicalexperiments.com/about-taylor-ellwood/#sthash.XiS50Htu.dpuf
and don’t miss his fb pages including Pop Culture Magick, because one hour is not enough!

Please call in to our live show 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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Physical Manifestations

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Speaker Spotlight: Chris Kimball

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Christopher Kimball is a National Council of Geocosmic Research certified level 1 Astrologer, published fantasy author of “Battle Priest” and “Succession Wars” and has been a member of the Connecticut Pagan community for more than twenty-five years. Currently he is a Anglo-Saxon Heathen and lives a varied and geminian life, having fought in the SCA, learned equestrianism and fencing, white-water canoed the Pine River in Michigan, piloted a research vessel in the Atlantic, hiked the Grand Canyon and the lower Colorado River and grown up in the woods and fields of rural New England. Chris has also hiked the farms and undeveloped land of Connecticut for the better part of the last 50 years and has been the Hike Master for the CWPN’s hikes.

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Challenges for Deaf Pagans

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Please join Tchipakkan on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, 5-25-16, 8-9 p.m. edt. If you miss the podcast live, you can listen in the archives here: http://tobtr.com/s/8901535

Thor HalvorsenTchipakkan’s guest on the New Normal this Wednesday (May 25th) will be CTCW speaker Thor Halvorsen. As a Pagan and an advocate for the Deaf, Thor has seen issues many of us may have been totally unaware- and has been working on developing the specialized vocabulary for American Sign Language (ASL). ASL has no sign for Wiccan- you must spell it out. The British (BSL) Sign for Witch is based on the hooked nose of the traditional hag, and not particularly appropriate for modern Wiccans and other neo-pagans who happen to be deaf.

BSL sign for witchThor Halvorsen is currently working on a book which will deal with many issues deaf pagans face historically, and in the modern world,  from forced conversions during colonization, the historical degrading of not just pagans, but women, and folks with disabilities (including the Eugenic’s movement). He’ll discuss how signs are often developed by non-pagan, non-deaf people for use by those for whom it is most pertinent without any input from them. Mostly these words are just left out, leaving it impossible for the deaf pagans to speak about important aspects of their lives. Language requires both the “speaker” and recipient to use the same terms for understanding. Without a common symbol set, not communication can take place- effectively silencing the discussion.

I’m pleased to share this because of what Thor calls The Christopher Columbus Effect: while the Deaf world exists and hearing pagans are often unawares, at the same time many Deaf are unaware of Pagan/Wiccan world exists. Thor would like to spread awareness that the language construct is a cultural extension, requiring symbols, vocabulary, etiquette, ritual, rites of passage, tools, deities, and interpretations all of their own, and so the language will only be valid and thus accepted if those of the community accept and recognize these vocabulary as being fitting and representative of their culture, and are willing to adopt them into wider usage.

Please let any of your friends who might be interested in this subject know to come to our site at 8 Wednesday. If you have comments or questions please call in: : 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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Find Alignment

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