Join us in the atrium for panels. Panels are where we get to talk to others who may approach spiritual and metaphysical topics from another perspective. We hope to bring together those with valuable information and ideas to compare notes, experiences, and make each other aware of what people approaching the same problem from another direction have learned. We don’t expect to get agreement or even consensus , but to challenge each other with new thoughts and approaches. Held in the atrium, we try for discussions you would expect at an informal social gathering with mixed participants. Audience participation is vital, please ask questions and share your perspectives!
Sex and Gender in Ritual Panel
Do sex and or gender have a place it determining who may participate in a ritual? Historically, it often has done, but in the modern world, we are more careful to be sure that any restrictions are based on something more than what we are used to doing. We’ll discuss real and imposed differences sex and gender may have on ritual as well as spiritual or magickal practices.
Male and Female can represent two sides of dualistic forces in the world, creating natural balances and complementing each other. In polytheistic cultures it is often considered natural to have priest for gods and priestesses for women, but when dealing with modern GLBT issues, is imposition of birth gender any more valid than suggesting that the gods may not call to someone born far distant from where they were traditionally worshiped? And there is the observation that powerful shaman often embrace “Two Natures” (and if it can be an advantage, is it necessarily a requirement?).
Larry hides his keen wit and massive knowledge under an unassuming image of “just one of the guys” and a sarcastic sense of humor. This lack of flash is based on a conservation on energy. Why be dramatic when you can get things done by simply doing them?
Larry Obern has been a pillar of Changing Times Changing Worlds since 2011, teaching the most basic energy work: Centering, Grounding, Shielding. He keeps people safe, because large amounts of energy whether electric or psychic are often really useful, but not always safe. This year he’s presenting his Psychic EMT- Metaphysical First Response (when you work in a group and may need to deal with other people’s mess ups) and Psychic Self Defense (for yourself).
Larry Obern is a third generation Family Traditionalist. He has worked with Ecumenicon as a teacher for several years. He was ordained as a priest by the following Organizations: ULC, Nomadic Chantry of the Gramarye, and Ecumenicon Fellowship. He continues his clergy under the auspices of the ULC, and Nomadic chantry of the Gramarye. He has taught basic level classes, as well as the more advanced forms of the same classes. He offers a wide variety of classes usually at each conference he attends, and allows the Organizers to fit his classes into their Conference.
On Wednesday, November 4th, from 8 to 9, please join Tchipakkan on the New Normal to listen to speaker and author (and psychic and empath) Catherine Kane.
We’ll be talking about empathy, because Cathy has written one of the most useful books I’ve ever encountered on this subject: The Practical Empath: Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath.
We’re talking about psychic empaths, those of us who are extra tuned in to the feelings and emotional vibes of others. It’s a lovely gift but, while you’re born with the gift, you’re not born with the skills you need to manage it. Without those skills, psychic empathy can be an overwhelming experience.
We’ll be talking about those skills- about how to control how much psychic energy you take in, how to ground out energy you don’t want and what to do with your gift, amongst other things. We’ll also talk about the people who care about empaths and how they can support their psychic.
Want to catch this interview, call in with your own questions or be part of the live chat happening during every show?
If you just want to listen, you can go to LiveParanormal.com , click the “Listen Live and Chat” listing under the “radio-listen/chat room” heading, and click “LISTEN HERE” next to “the New Normal”. (If you want to chat, you’ll need to go to the top of the home page on the extreme right and click “Join” to set up a personal account- it’s free but takes a few moments, so you might want to do this in advance)
We’d love you to call in with questions and comments during the show: the number is 619-639-4606.
And, if you can’t tune in at that time, Live Paranormal.com archives its shows for your listening at a time convenient to you.
For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between” and her new book “Magick for Pennies”, all from Foresight Publications, click here
and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here
Would you love to come to CTCW but can’t afford the registration? Volunteers get credit against their registration at $5 per hour of help. This means that if you volunteer for half the 31 hours the conference is running, you’ll be able to come for free- and still go to workshops, panels, concerts etc. for half the conference. Do check the schedule and then contact us!