Month: December 2016

Making Magick with Bear on the New Normal

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12-28-16 Bear Cothran. Making Magick
Please join Tchipakkan on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, 12-28-16, 8-9 p.m. est.
I was talking to Bear the other day about magick being better for healing people than healing cars, and he said “it’s a different type of magick.”
As Bach said in Jonathan Livingston Seagull- it’s not believing you can fly, it’s learning how. We need to learn HOW magick works. My listeners may have noticed that I prefer Thaumaturgy to Theurgy (definitions below).  I like to “do it myself”, rather than ask those more powerful for favors.
Bear pointed out that both that overlap at times. “For me, weaving a spell means using my hands to build and craft a thing. It doesn’t matter if it’s food or steel, leather or wood, when I make a thing, it is an act of creation and I can’t help but put a bit of magick to it..“
I thought this would make a great conversation to share on The New Normal.  So tune in on Wednesday  at 8 (or catch the archive later)
If you can listen live, and want to join the conversation please call in with any stories or questions: 619-639-4606
The New Normal “airs” Wednesdays at 8-(nearly) 9 eastern time on www.Liveparanormal.com.To listen, go to the website, sign in, and click on Shows, and the New Normal.
If you are busy Wednesday, you can 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 .

Thaumaturgy (US pronunciation: i/ˈθɔːməˌtɜːrdʒi/, from Greek θαῦμα thaûma, meaning “miracle” or “marvel” and ἔργον érgon, meaning “work”) is the capability of a magician or a saint to work magic or miracles.
The·ur·gy ˈTHēərjē/  noun  the operation or effect of a supernatural or divine agency in human affairs.
o    a system of white magic practiced by the early Neoplatonists.
Origin mid 16th century: via late Latin from Greek theourgia ‘sorcery,’ from theos ‘god’ + -ergos ‘working.’

Thaumaturgy is the magick user manipulating the natural properties of plants, animals and minerals, time, place, etc. to create an effect. Theurgy is convincing a supernatural being to create the effect for you.

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12-21-16 Shadows of things that will be, or that may be?

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Please join Tchipakkan on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, 12-21-16, 8-9 p.m. est.

In Dicken’s Christmas Carol Scrooge (and the audience) is taught by spirits or ghosts. One of the questions Scrooge asks is “Answer me one more question. Are these the shadows of things that *will* be, or are they the shadows of things that *may* be only?” (and the spirit only points to his gravestone). Interesting that the spirit of the future remains silent isn’t it?

This is one of the core questions any time we discuss divination or looking into the future, whether by astrology, visions or any other means. If it doesn’t happen, does that mean you blew the reading, and if it is pre-destined and you can’t escape it, why bother?

“Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead,” said Scrooge. “But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it is thus with what you show me.”

This is the point of this podcast (and if you already understand that, don’t bother listening, get on with your Solstice celebrations). If you’d like to join the discussion about the purpose of divination, and how we use it, please call in with questions or comments: 619-639-4606

 

The New Normal “airs” Wednesdays at 8-(nearly) 9 eastern time on www.Liveparanormal.com. Go to the website, sign in, and click on Shows, and the New Normal to listen.

If you are busy Wednesday, you can 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 . And I put the link to the archives on the fb announcement in the discussions as soon as each show is recorded. Feel free to look through Past Events for those links.

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Working with Bear Spirit

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The Kermode or Spirit Bear looms large at the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Olympic Winter Games 2006

12-14-16 The Spirit of the Bear with Rose Starwind

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Please join Tchipakkan and her guest on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, 12-14-16 , 8-9 p.m. est.

In recent times, many people have come to embrace the indigenous concept of the totem, the spirit guide, animal guide, guardian.  a common association is with the bear.  Bear is understood in many cultures to be kindred to humanity, one of the reasons being it can stand on two legs!  But what does it mean to have spirit kinship with the bear?  how does this relationship inform our choices, move our emotions, affect our relationships?  We’ll talk about the practical and pragmatic as well as the magickal and spiritual implications of this relationship.

Rose Starwind is a mother, green witch and shaman (last time she was on New Normal, she talked about her work helping ghosts on old battlefields).  Blending her livelihood as an environmental biologist with her duties as a shaman, she brings a practical, earthy power to her workings and teaching.

I’ll be asking Rose about common attributes of bear folk, different cultures who honor bear, aspects of Working with Bear, with personal stories as well as social, physical, & emotional implications. Do you work with Bear? Is Bear calling you? We’d love you to call in with stories or questions! 619-639-4606

If you can listen live, and want to join the conversation (otherwise it will be a monologe) Please call in with any stories or questions: 619-639-4606  The New Normal “airs” Wednesdays at 8-(nearly) 9 eastern time on www.Liveparanormal.com.

Go to the website, sign in, and click on Shows, and the New Normal to listen.

If you are busy Wednesday, you can 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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Raising Pagan Children (with magick) podcast

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I’ve raised four children openly pagan in our small town, and they are now adults with various spiritual paths, and comfortable with magick. The most difficult bit was probably the same as many other people have this time of year- convincing the kids not to spoil the beliefs of other kids about Santa (I’ll talk more about that on the podcast).
When first-generation pagan parents start bringing their kids up, they don’t have the generations of tradition to draw on, it’s hard to go to your parents for advice if they are still dealing with their own discomfort with your choices. And let’s face it, for many on the Wiccan path, this mystery religion wasn’t really designed to work with small children and other aspects of families. So for the last decades neo-pagans have been working on ways of dealing with the challenges. Celebrate Yule at Solstice, but go to Grandma’s for Christmas? How perfect is your trust with covenmates and your kids?
And magick- at what point do you think it’s OK to teach the kids how to cast? When are they ready to use athemes and candles? When should they come to a circle, and if not yet, what do you do with them? How do you teach them to be descrete without making them feel our faith is a dirty secret? How do you help them resist the efforts of school and society to convince them this stuff is all imagination? I can share my perspective and experience, but hope other pagan parents will call in with theirs.
If you can listen live, and want to join the conversation (otherwise it will be a monologe) Please call in with any stories or questions: 619-639-4606
The New Normal “airs” Wednesdays at 8-(nearly) 9 eastern time on www.Liveparanormal.com.
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