Seán Pádraig O’Donoghue is a poet, herbalist, and witch living in western Maine in the shadow of a chain of mountains that stretches south to Georgia and north and east across the sea to Ireland and Scotland. Prior to becoming an herbalist, Seán was a political organizer in movements for peace, human rights, and global economic justice, and a freelance journalist documenting the human and ecological impacts of U.S. policies in Latin America. He grew up near Boston, a short distance from where his great-grandparents first landed when they arrived from Ireland, and just on the other side of the woods home of a maternal ancestor executed in the Salem Witch Trials. http://www.otherworldwell.com
This year he will be teaching Hawthorn Medicine and Magic, Rewilding Masculinity, and Somatic Prayer .
The Breath of Life: Herbs and the Respiratory System
Traditions of the New England Root Doctors
E.D.C. for the metaphysical practitioner with Sean Kane
E.D.C. Or Every Day Carry is a term used by the preper/survivalist community for the carried in pocket, backpack or purse on a consistent basis. This principle can be adapted to the Witch, Shaman or Psychic. We’ll go over concepts of what to carry, how to carry, and how to protect what you’re carrying from the wear and tear of life. If you already have a kit, feel free to bring it so we can compare.
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.
2019 Classes: Dowsing 101
E.D.C. for the metaphysical practitioner
(EDC = Everyday Carry)
Walpergis Night- May Eve is April 30th; May 1st is May Day.
Many Pagans get together to show solidarity with each other and our ancestors by building bonfires, and dancing around May Poles.
Some remember that, as at Samhain, the veil is thin at this point in the yearly cycle, and it’s easier for our ancestors to visit this side. In Ancient Rome the Lemuria was held for three days in May. The family ancestors would be welcomed and fed, but then at the end (on the 13th) they would be sent away by tossing beans around the house and saying: “I send these; with these beans I redeem me and mine” (Haec ego mitto; his redimo meque meosque fabis.) nine times.
As with live relatives, sometimes we are glad to have them, sometimes we are glad to have them leave. While the benevolent dead became Manes or household spirits, the malevolent dead became lemures, spirits who would harm the living. These are the ones they wanted to banish.
In Northern Europe towns would erect May Poles and dance around them, and we still recreate the old ways- the dancing, the plays, with the hobby horse and Greenman. We welcome the coming growing season and the cycle of change, while at the same time, trying to connect with the past.
We no longer drive our cattle between two bonfires (or at least I don’t know anyone who does, there may be some who do), but we do recognize the need to purify as well as celebrate, to break with those parts of the past we want to let go, while holding onto the ones we love. Change usually includes choice, and sometimes taking responsibility for those choices is the hardest part of change. So let’s celebrate when we can, and enjoy the company of others who know what a magickal time this is!
Please join Tchipakkan and her guest AVee Baron on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt.
If you missed the live show, it’s archived here: http://tobtr.com/s/10314023
We’ll be talking about Ancestors. Most cultures have some version of ancestor veneration, where the spirits of their beloved dead aid them in their lives. Even modern folk sometimes feel in touch with our relatives. Mediums and Spiritualists assure us that they watch over us and tweak reality to help us as they can. As with most forms of mind-to-mind (soul-to-soul) contact, frequent interaction makes it easier to communicate. Rituals, offerings, keeping an altar all help, and this time of year (approaching Samhain/Halloween) is one where many feel closest to their ancestors.
This year at the Changing Times-Changing Worlds conference, my guest AVee Baron will be running an Ancestor Ritual (as well as teaching Cartomancy).
AVee is a pagan who has practiced new age, Buddhism, Wicca and Witchcraft. She’s a Reverend in the Correllian Tradition, speaks and teache on many subjects, and owns Witchy Spellz N Wares occult online shop in Connecticut. She also has several other pages and web sites for different purposes.
Witchy Spellz N Wares, for products and spell services.: http://witchyspellzandwares.wixsite.com/viatrixsage.
Sage Willow and Horn University- Studies in in Paganism and Witchcraft covers online or in person eclectic study courses.
A Witches Journey is about craft and pagan information;
The Witchy Spellz N Wares Page lists my working services and products.
Listen on your computer: 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 phone in with questions: 619-639-4606 (live only).
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 AVee and me tomorrow night from 8-9 at the New Normal on liveparanormal.com