The Wolf People
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.
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
Tchipakkan’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.
Thor 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
Dennis Seavey-Windsinger has been a Hypnosis Practitioner for over three decades. Originally inspired by a demonstration on the clinical uses of hypnosis in the early 70’s, since then hypnosis has been a companion component to everything else he does. He does a great variety of things: An artist, musician, storyteller, craftsman, healer, teacher, nationally ranked bodybuilder, film maker, author, and actor. Of mixed ancestry, Dennis was surrounded by the oral traditions, ceremonies, and traditional skills of the Elders around him simply as day to day elements in his life. Dennis had his first conscious metaphysical experience at the age of five and has been following the pathway of Akichita Wakan’ (the way of the sacred warrior) from that time onward, whether knew or wanted to or not. Dennis focuses on helping people find the personal connection to those spiritual tools that connect them to the natural rhythm of the universe and the energy of the great mystery. He currently lives in Central Vermont with his wife Alice and son, Kieren, two dogs, two cats, a confusing number of chickens, and seven part time goats.
Are you a beginner, or an experienced reader who would like to deepen your understanding of the symbolism that make the Tarot such a wonderful tool for divination and spiritual practice? Tune in on your computer Wednesday evening and listen. Call in if you like: 619-639-4606 between 8:05 an 8:50.
We hope you will join Tchipakkan and CTCW Speaker and vendor Kirsten Houseknecht on the New Normal: 8 pm Wednesday, 5-18-16, 8-9 p.m. edt.
Last week Kirsten called in when we were talking about tarot spreads, and I’ve asked her back to talk about how to understand what the numbers mean in the Tarot lower arcana. She will share her insights on finding numerical and other patterns in reading Tarot. If you missed last week the archive is here: http://tobtr.com/s/8838083
Kirsten studied Tarot both formally, with teachers, and informally with self study for years. After researching the symbols and number meanings used in the original Tarot images of the “Rider Waite” deck, she finally moved past the difficulty of reading the minor arcana, and also found new ways to get overall answers from a spread.
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, and they’re (mostly) organized by date, topic and guest on Tchipakkan.com .