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The New Normal Podcast Wednesday 8 Eastern time

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4-19-2017 Spring open chat: call  619-639-4606, 

Please join my podcast The New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt. If you missed the show, you can listen to the archive here: http://tobtr.com/s/9970941

 

I was joined by Thor Halvorsen and we talked about Paganism and politics, and being defined by

Normal humans all have many abilities although some people try to explain them away; but people continue to dowse, see ghosts, heal by touch, and know things they “can’t” know. The New Normal is a show that talks to people who’ve developed these natural talents, and share them with the rest of us. YOU have these abilities, just as the famous psychics do. Just as some humans are athletes, and some artists and writers, just because the rest of us can’t run the four minute mile, doesn’t mean we can’t walk it, and because we aren’t Shakespeare or Pavarotti, doesn’t mean we aren’t able to read and write, or able to sing a favorite tune in the shower. Everyone has some level of ability; everyone has hunches, everyone dreams, can dowse, and heal.. As there are many sorts of art, there are many kinds of abilities people may have- there are the well-known ones: telepathy, precognition, and talking to spirits, but other abilities include finding lost things, knowing when a loved one is in trouble, knowing what the weather’s going to be- or maybe holding rain off while we pack the tent down, communicating with animals, and healing with touch or intent. Some people seem to have one ability, some have several different ones.

On The New Normal show I (Tchipakkan) invite guests, often speakers at Changing Times Changing Worlds, to share their knowledge and experience about how to develop natural abilities to use in daily life, to discuss spirituality, and give listeners a chance to interact all year long with those who have learned techniques for bringing the divine into daily life. In our children’s or grand-childrens’ generation, perhaps we’ll be able to accept and use these wonderful abilities and not have to pretend we don’t have them. If we don’t start talking about them, that can’t happen.

This week I have had a touch of “Spring Fever” and neglected to line up a guest, so I’ll be talking about whatever comes into my head, or people who call in want to talk about. Could be applying spells to politics, could be upcoming events like Earth Day and Beltaine (feel free to call in and promote your event this week), we might talk healing, divination, ghosts, or

 

Please give us a call and ask any question you like 619-639-4606, 8-9 pm Eastern Daylight time.

Listen on your computer at www.Liveparanormal.com, or if you can’t listen then, I’ll post the link to the archives after 9 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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Speaker Spotlight: Starwolf aka Sean Kane

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As a shaman, Witch, professional psychic, Reiki Master and metaphysical engineer and soldier of fortune, Starwolf brings a broad range of knowledge and experience to the fields of magick, metaphysics and spirituality. His practical approach to adapting traditional metaphysical elements to modern lifestyles pulls magick into the twenty-first century.  You can find him and his wife Catherine online as Foresight (the Information you need for the Adventure of Life) at  www.ForesightYourPsychic.com or www.ForesightYourCtPsychic.wordpress.com

At CTCW, Starwolf is often found on panels, as his knowledge base seems to know no limits. To see what classes he’s taught before see his page here. (We haven’t picked which classes he’s doing this year yet- we’ll update when we do.)

 

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Book Recommendations

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One thing people often ask is what books I recommend to a new practitioner, and this, of course, depends on what practice we are talking about- parapsychology? Magick? Paganism? … as well as their age, what they’ve already accomplished, what their needs are. The panel each year at the Changing Times Changing Worlds convention on book recommendations is popular, and I have my favorites of course. I’ve had to replace my copy of Richard Cavendish’s The Black Arts five times, because when I loan it, it never seems to come back to me. I think that says something about the book.
But there are so many ways to learn about stuff! There are classics like Drawing Down the Moon, and Spiral Dance, and Cunninghams Solitary Practitioner. I have fantasy books I think can teach you a great deal- from Robert Asprin’s Myth Inc series, to Katherine Kurtz’s Deryni series. There are books on Paganism and ethics from Wood’s When Why …if? to Tsivia Rabinovich’s An ye harm None. Catherine Kane’s books on Palmistry and Empathy are fantastic. So yes, I have favorites and will try to cover as many books and subjects as I can, giving why different books are better for some people than others.
I’d love for you to call in to ask about topics or make your own suggestions. Call 619-639-4606 between 8:05 andn 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”.
 
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) If you know you’re going to listen later but have a question, look on the facebook events page and leave a question there. 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/
 
Hope you can join me Wednesday night from 8-9 at the New Normal on liveparanormal.com
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Raising Pagan Children (with magick) podcast

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va%cc%8arblot_2010_offerga%cc%8avorPlease join Tchipakkan on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, date, 8-9 p.m. est.
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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Raising a Child with Magick Panel

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child magick I_samma_ögonblick_var_hon_förvandlad_till_en_underskön_liten_älvaRaising a child in this day and age has become easier in some ways, yet challenging in others. When we choose to raise children different then mainstream culture, there is a stigma that follows. Here is a panel of people who care about the next generation. How do we bring in the next generation in a good way while facing the judgements of others?

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