The guest on CTCW’s Otherworldly this week is Ellen Evert Hopman, Herbalist and Author! There was a request for something on the magick of flowers, and I called Ellen! Her most recent book is a companion for The Sacred Herbs of Samhain, The Sacred Herbs of Spring (many of which are, indeed, … Continue reading →
Tchipakkan is an artist, writer, healer, and eclectic pagan-heathen-rustic. I have been worshipping the old gods openly since my teens (I had very open-minded parents). I have a small farm in NH aimed at self sufficiency and sustainability, which I share with 3 of my children, and a varying assortment of animals (sheep, goats, rabbits, chicken, ducks, geese, peafowl, and cats of course). Author of Divine Cookies- a cookbook with recipes about gods and magic, and the Rune article series in the Blessed Bee Pagan Family Magazine. I practice and teach RuneValdr and Reiki, huna healing, herbalism, and soothsaying with runes, palmistry, tarot, numerology, and other systems. Over 30 years in the Society for Creative Anachronism have brought me many friends, and many historically oriented skills, as well as more knowledge of early Anglo-Saxon culture than is conceivably useful. I love to teach useful skills like from cooking, sewing, and herb use, to divination and other more esoteric activities to participating in endless discussions of everything from healing to folklore. When we are living consciously- every act is a prayer.
Our speaker on CTCW’s Otherworldly show this week is Sidney Eileen of The Balancing Path on Patheos Pagan. We will be talking about speaking ill of the dead while still respecting the grieving process, and the importance of accountability for healing, growth, and creating social change. How the concept of “don’t speak … Continue reading →
Sometimes people ask “Do you believe in magick?” and I say “No, I use it.” When we get to the important part- defining what I mean by magick, I point out that everything has an energy field, and those interact. Sentient beings have the ability to mentally sense and direct their energy … Continue reading →
CTCW welcomes Lyrion ap Tower on Otherworldly Wednesday speaking about Death.Lyrion is High Priestess of the (New Hampshire) Granite Tower and an accomplished ritualist who conducts all Rites of Passage for individuals and Covens throughout the New England area.Years ago, Lyrion and her husband/ Priest Raven presented a session at CTCW in … Continue reading →
Rather that an event announcement I thought I’d throw up a few of the recipes I mentioned, during the show. It’s impossible to even make a full introduction to the wonders of herbalism in an hour, the point was to share a few favorite remedies and help people understand that while herbalism … Continue reading →