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Werewolves- History and Legend with Tchipakkan

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Werewolves- History and Legend with Tchipakkan

I’ll cover shape shifters and lycanthropes from the Norse berserkers to the witches of the early renaissance, (mostly concentrating on European) to modern interpretations in media, gaming, and magickal theory and practice. What do these accounts have in common, and what does modern shamanic practice show us about these legends?
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Art, Magic and Religion: Sacred Images with Tchipakkan

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Most cultures created images to enhance their practices- from voodoo dolls and ex votos to icons and idols, sacred images, from Michaelangelo painting the Systine Chapel to Inuit carving fetishes, people have used images to create tangible links to the intangible world. We will examine historical practices and modern pagan adaptations and innovations.
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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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NeoPaganism a Personal historical perspective

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Please join Tchipakkan, on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt, when I’ll be talking about Neo-paganism as I have watched it develop since the sixties.

I’ve been openly pagan since I realized that was the best description of my belief system back in the 60s, and following the normal human pattern, have sought others who shared my views, skimming around the edges of the New Age and Neo-pagan and heathen movements. I’ve met and associated with some of the “names”, and some have called me an elder (although I’ve pretty much dodged that bullet). I’ll be talking about some of the groups I’ve joined, or just hung around with, from the Process- Church of the Final Judgement, to finally generating the New England Peasant Pagan Tradition (because people always ask you what you “are”), and will cover psychics, Wiccans, Heathens, Strega, activists and (without outing them) “closetted” people I’ve known. The rise of “festivals” and Pagan Pride Days, and some of the problems and solutions they’ve created.
As a historical scholar, I am painfully aware of how personal a view this is, and would love to have anyone else who’s lived through this period and has stories and views to contribute to call in and share them.
The call in number is 619-639-4606.
I’ve also studied the history of witchcraft and various pagan practices from indigenous ones being revived, to how conversion from pagan to Monotheist happened. I will probably cover some of that too.

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”.  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 minutes, so you might want to do this in advance)
If you can’t tune in while we’re live (8-9 pm), all Live Paranormal.com shows are archived by date, and I’ll post the link to this show here after the show. If you know you’re going to listen later and have a question you’d like answered, look on the facebook events page and leave a question there. We’ll try to answer it during the show.

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The Havamal Rune Query on the New Normal

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Arwen smilingOn Nov.23 Tchipakkan (joined by Jane Sibley and Thor Halvorsen) talked about the four lines in the Havamal that refer to Rune Magick.

Vet du, hur du rista skall? 
Vet du, hur du reda skall? 


Vet du, hur du färga skall? 
Vet du, hur du fresta skall? 


Vet du, hur du bedja skall? 
Vet du, hur du blota skall? 


Vet du, hur du sända skall? 
Vet du, hur du slopa skall?

If you’d like to listen, the show is archived HERE on LiveParnormal.10152461069566983

Do you do rune magick or any other sort of magick? The Havamal verses 143-145 asks 8 questions about using the runes, but I find it applicable to many sorts of magick, theurgy as well as thaumaturgy. Over the centuries many people have given their interpretation of what these verses mean, and I’ll be giving mine.

(Do you know how to carve runes? Do you know what they mean?

Do you know how to color them? Do you know how to check them?

Do you know how to ask for help? Do you know how to pay for it?

Do you know how to send them on? Do you know how to clean up after yourself?)

Tchipakkan’s show The New Normal often has CTCW speakers for guests and tends to be the same subjects as we have for the conference.  The New Normal “airs” Wednesdays at 8-(nearly) 9 eastern time on www.Liveparanormal.com. (yes, on your computer), and we love people to call in with questions and stories:619-639-4606 .

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

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