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Pot Luck Social! Dessert and Tea! Costumes optional!

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This year we are having a social event, a chance to get together and chat with each other between all the workshops, panels, rituals, shopping, readings etc. Won’t it be nice to just relax in an environment where you don’t have to pretend that you don’t believe in magick and psychic phenomena to protect your job, reputation, family, and talk about the supernatural without talking around what you really mean?

Potluck Desserts and Tea

We will have tea and cakes- and tea, we invite you to bring some dessert to share: whatever travels well, cake, cookies, …is there a sweet treat for which you are famous? We’d love to try it.

Any leftovers will go to hospitality.

Costumes

We have no theme, but wear whatever costume you like: because Halloween!  Wear costumes of gods, ghosts, spirits, your ritual robes,  SCA garb, costumes from other events that may represent wish fulfillment, or spirits of change, whatever you like!

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Speaker Spotlight: Selina Rifkin

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Selina Rifkin, L.M.T., M.S. is a graduate of Temple University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In 1998 she graduated from the Downeast School of Massage in Maine where she specialized in sports massage. In 2006 she completed her Masters program in Nutrition with a focus on traditional foods, and the work of Weston A. Price.

In 2008, she started working for Cherry Hill Seminary and currently serves as the Assistant to the Director and manages the online classrooms. When the school started to offer Master of Divinity degrees in 2009, she applied and was accepted to the program. She has a blog at Witches and Pagans called Caldron to Kitchen and is the author of the Referral Guide to Complementary Care. Selina recognized she was Pagan in her late teens and has also participated in many circles in several different traditions.

She has been a speaker at CTCW many years, this year teaching “Pagan Kosher: How what we eat can save the planet (and our health too)”

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Spring herbs for magick and medicine on the New Normal

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Please join Tchipakkan and Jane Sibley of Auntie Arwens Herbs  on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt.
If you miss the live show, the archive is here.

We’ll be talking about herbs and their uses, concentrating on the Spring herbs and how to use them for healing and magick.

Jane is also known as Auntie Arwen, and her shop Auntie Arwen’s Spices, offers herbs, spices, salts and blends from around the world. While you really must find them at an festival or market some time, just to sniff many of the culinary herbal blends (you can’t do that over the air), we are going to be talking about other aspects of herbs and spices- the magickal and medicinal (because herbs were the beginning of most medicines). (We’ve done this together at Earth Spirit’s Twilight Covening as a weekend intenstive on spiritual herbalism.)

Most people have heard about willow bark as the precursor of asprin, and that cherry bark is in cough drops, but there are so many other herbs that we will talk about that you can use to help you in many first aid situations. We’re concentrating on the ones you can find and use in spring, like dandilions, chickweed, violets, lambs quarters, mints, wood sorrel, & coltsfoot flowers. We’ll try to cover both wild herbs you’d collect and ones you’d grow, perhaps talk about the ones you may be planting now. (This offers us the chance to do shows later on summer and fall herbs as well.)

If you’d like to catch this interview, call in and be part of the live chat happening during every show? Call 619-639-4606 between 8:05 and 8:50.

If you just want to listen (while doing other stuff on your computer), you can open a window on your computer to www.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”. We’d love you to call in with questions: 619-639-4606 (live only). If you have a question, but are busy during the live show, leave a question in the facebook events page. We’ll try to answer it during the show.

If you can’t tune in 8-9, Live Paranormal.com archives its shows by date, and I archive them by date, guest, and topic on my website: http://tchipakkan.wordpress.com/the-new-normal/directory-of-podcasts/

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Raven Kaldera and Plant Spirits

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Please join Tchipakkan on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, 10-5-2-16, 8-9 p.m. est.Greenking- raven Kaldera
Raven Kaldera is a Northern Tradition shaman, homesteader, diviner, psychic vampire, herbalist, intersex/ transgender activist, Ordeal Master, Speaker for the Transgendered Dead, polyamorous parent, and author of many, many books, articles, and short stories. Raven is a builder of bridges between worlds, a crosser of boundaries between communities, a Reweaver of the Web. He is the Dreamer Whose Dreams Come True. “‘Tis an ill wind that blows no minds.”

Raven and Tchipakkan will be talking about the plant spirits, communicating with them, and how this can really help when you are trying to work with plants for healing and magick. There will also be some fun stories- like when Raven was given a hard time by a vegetable. The pagan community is often eager to talk about working with animal spirits, but plant spirits are there, and incredibly eager to work with and help us.

At Changing Times-Changing Worlds Raven will be doing workshops on Consent-Focused Ritual, Six Ways of Being Pagan, & Trusting Divination

Have you worked with plant spirits in your practice? Would you like to? 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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Holidays and Rites of Passage on the New Normal

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Miss the show? Listen to the archive here!
Please join Tchipakkan on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, 2-24-16, 8-9 p.m. est.
Those who’ve known me for long know that my passions include history and food, and these come together to create a fascination with holidays. Why are certain days considered holy? Why do humans need holidays? What do they have in common?

Many times holidays provide an occasion for us to stop and orient ourselves with our culture, with the world around us (passing of seasons), or with the gods and spirits with whom we interact. Rites of Passage usually mark a change in our relationships with others- birth, death, marriage, becoming an adult, joining a group that is seen as different from other groups within our culture. Often we take these occasions to remind ourselves of old stories, we eat (or avoid) special foods, we clean ourselves and our living spaces. If these actions weren’t

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important, they would not be so prevalent. Looking at what they mean, what they do, how they change us and our relationships, we can make them more meaningful in our own lives.

We’ll also talk about when we don’t celebrate the “mainstream” holidays, and try to get time off for minority religious or personal holidays, how does that effect your relationship with those around you, both those who share, and who don’t share your faith based holiday?

 

Please feel free to call in with any stories and descriptions about how you and your family and friends celebrate holidays. Do you have special meaningful ones, or do you just go along with whatever happens and take advantage of a day off to sleep in?

The call in number is: 619-639-4606
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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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