Amy Wilson The Power of the Spoken Word

Amy Wilson will join me on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt.

If you miss the live show, it’s archived here: http://tobtr.com/s/9906137
The words we speak carry a power. Many spiritual practices use chants, affirmations, incantations, or other magickal words to manifest a desired result. We often forget how our day to day spoken words manifest results in our everyday life and how it can amplify our magick or undo it. We will discuss how to go about recognizing and changing the way we speak to achieve our desired results.
As the old saying goes, “A Witch is only as good as their word.”

Amy C WilsonAmy C Wilson Lady Minah of Other Worldly Waxes Amy C Wilson is celebrated Spiritual Medium and Psychometrist who has worked with and read for individuals and missing person cases. She has been a practitioner of the Magickal Arts and has worked in various New York City occult stores for over 25 years specializing in healing others through Candle Magick. Amy holds Round Tables every month to discuss various life topics from a metaphysical perspective and how to transmute our energy into positive reflections into our outer reality. Amy also is the voice behind the Reluctant Spiritualist which she created to help other’s become more conscious of thought patterns that are holding them back from their fullest potential. You can find her at her shop Other Worldly Waxes in Beacon, New York

Want to catch this interview, call in with questions or be part of the live chat happening during every show? If you just want to listen (while doing other stuff on your computer), you can open a window on your computer to http://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”.

To chat, you’ll need to sign in, it’s free, just 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) You can ask Amy questions in the chatroom, or leave questions here.

We’d love you to phone in: 619-639-4606 (live only). But 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: https://tchipakkan.wordpress.com/the-new-normal/directory-of-podcasts/

Hope you can join Tchipakkan and Amy Wednesday night from 8-9 at the New Normal on liveparanormal.com

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Starwolf and Protective Magick on the New Normal 3-15-17

We’re having our favorite metaphysicist and “Psychic soldier of fortune”, Starwolf back to go over techniques for keeping ourselves safe in “interesting times”. He has over 30 years of experience as a shaman, Wiccan Priest, and metaphysical engineer. As well as being psychic, his engineering attitude leads him to experiment to find techniques that work best, using everything from the innate properties of stones and plants to the natural, but often forgotten, abilities of people.

If you missed the live show, here’s the link to the archive. And we mentioned 4 Thieves Vinegar– the recipe for that is here.

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Currently many of us are feeling a bit overwhelmed by how fast changes are happening, which can leave us feeling apprehensive. Unfortunately, this is likely to attract more chaotic energy. The best way to counter this is to assert control over your own life, step by step. Starwolf will explain how to take some of the first, very practical, effective, and affordable steps to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our immediate environment. Tune in on Wednesday evening, and if you have a question, a question about some specific problem, do call in 619-639-4606 (only during the live broadast 8-9).

We’ve covered this a bit before, we did a show on “Hexbreaking, Uncrossing, Warding and Curse Turning. The REAL Defense Against the Dark Arts” back in 9-16-15, Banishing, 3-13-13, and Techno-magick, magickal tools, warding, and curse lifting, 7-4-2012. And check out links at ForesightyourCTpsychic Practical Living in a Magickal World, where you can get more tips on Warding and other protection.

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) You can ask me questions in the chatroom and I’ll pass them to Starwolf, or if can’t listen live, but have a question, leave a question on 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: https://tchipakkan.wordpress.com/the-new-normal/directory-of-podcasts/ (although I’m not really caught up).

Hope you can join Starwolf and me Wednesday night from 8-9 at the New Normal on liveparanormal.com

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Jason Nadeau on Ancestors

Please join Tchipakkan and her guest Jason Nadeau on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt. as we talk about Ancestor work. If you missed the show the archive is here.

When we look beyond the “Attend church on Sunday, pray if you fear for your life” level of religion, many people feel the call of those who came before them. We find great meaning in practices that have been dropped in the modern world, but are an integral part of spiritual and religious life for people from cultures all over the world: Africans, First Nations, Traditional Chinese and Shinto, Hindu, Celtic and Heathen, Khemetic, even Christianity has some- trick or treating goes back to giving Soul Cakes to children in exchange for their praying for your beloved dead. Modern Spiritualism is a way to get in touch with dead friends and family. You may discover that working with ancestors provides an integral part of your spiritual practice, no matter where your family came from.

Jason Nadeau has been working with ancestors, bringing ancient practices into modern life and that’s what we’ll be talking about. “We are the product and life of our ancestors. Once on the other side they can see things far down the horizon and can help guide us. Those that lived a less than kind life often want to make things right and can be powerful allies while those who were our supporters in life often continue being so after crossing to the other world.”

Jason is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master/Teacher, Shamanic Practitioner, and Certified Firewalk Instructor. He’s been on a spiritual path for over 20 years and has been a full-time Massage Therapist/Bodyworker/Spiritworker for over 12 years.

Want to catch this interview, call in with questions or be part of the live chat happening during every show?

If you just want to listen (while doing other stuff on your computer), you can open a window on your computer to http://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)
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: https://tchipakkan.wordpress.com/the-new-normal/directory-of-podcasts/

Hope you can join Jason and me Wednesday night from 8-9 at the New Normal on liveparanormal.com

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Learning from History

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In an attempt to try and figure out what’s going on now, I have been reading up on the history of Germany in the 1930s. Ever since I first heard about WWII, I’ve been trying to figure out how it could happen. It seems to me that while there are some people in the world who like throwing their weight around, the vast majority are good people who want to help each other. They must have been unhappy with what was happening around them. Could they possibly believe that Jews, Romany, Blacks, the deaf, and labor unionists were a threat to them? Were they able to convince themselves that mass murder wasn’t happening? Were they afraid that they and their families would be attacked if they spoke out? These are the questions that I asked, and others with whom I’ve spoken asked, and decades later, we are still asking. Now we can add the question: Can it happen here? and that one we can answer. Yes it could. Which raises the question: How can we stop it? In turn that begs the question: HOW does it work?  Which is sort of where we started. Because if we don’t know how it works, how can we stop it?

So I look back to history. Other than the too-easy answer of “Anti-semitism”, which boils down to “Fear of other and the unknown”, I am willing to admit that antisemitism is real, as is racism. But in a country based on freedom of religion, where Pennsylvania and Rhode Island were created so that a different kind of Christianity would be legal to practice, people who live here shouldn’t be surprised that while you’re allowed to not like other groups, but you aren’t allowed to attack them because of it. I think it’s because the people who are in charge of enforcing the laws, the police and judges, have been allowed to indulge their biases and enforce the laws according to the local cultural attitudes- against blacks, against Native Americans, against Hispanics, and now, against immigrants. If you have been brought up to believe that blacks or Hispanics or immigrants are naturally criminal, those are the people who are arrested and prosecuted, whereas the good WASP boys have “made a mistake” or are “sowing wild oats” and are told to apologize, and behave better in the future. Sadly, because this is the way it’s “always been”, they see no reason not to continue to do it that way. Just as doctors were offended when Semmelweis told them to wash their freaking hands because their germs were making patients sick, it took nearly a half century before doctors actually started accepting germ theory and practicing antiseptic procedure. We can’t expect people who have come to explain all the problems that seem outside their control on some fantasy (whether racism, manifest destiny, or the Second Coming) to suddenly stop change their world view because the laws change. If they don’t like the laws, they’ll figure out a way to fiddle them, and in the USA, to change them.

litany-against-fearMy generation has embraced a few concepts, like the Bene Gesserit Litany against Fear, and Yoda’s advice to Luke.yoda-fear-leads-to-anger  I think the only way to reduce the fear that causes the hatred is to stop giving them something to resist. I’m not saying to allow them to harm other people, but I am saying that we should concentrate our energies on soothing their fears, because when they aren’t afraid, they won’t need someone to blame things on. When the fear doesn’t fuel a need to defend their position, they can relax, and start thinking for themselves, and maybe realize that their experience may support a less fearful position. I’ve recently read about something called the Backfire Effect “When your deepest convictions are challenged by contradictory evidence, your beliefs get stronger.” This is how exercise makes muscles stronger, and it’s clear that it works with how people’s worldview is strengthened as well. It resembles what was called the Semmelweis reflex  (tendency to reject new evidence or knowledge because it contradicts established norms, beliefs or paradigms), but we always need to discover things for ourselves.

On the Muslim Ban, Trump says “Until our countries representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. We have no choice.” This is Trump’s “Big Lie“, the fear he needs to reinforce in order to be allowed to take more power. In 1933 there was a fire in the German Reichstagsbrand (parliament building), a month after Hitler had become Chancellor of Germany, and the next day they made a decree suspending most civil liberties including habeas corpus, freedom of expression, freedom of the press, free association and public assembly. I think we need to keep an eye out for this sort of thing. We must be VERY careful to protect the freedom of the press, and the freedom of expression, as well as the freedom of non-mainstream religions to practice their faiths. They are not the problem, trying to take them away is.

So many times laws are claimed to be to “protect the children” (like what if they saw a trans-person in a public restroom, they could be attacked). We mustn’t let an incident be used to justify stopping what we stand for to be set aside for the illusion of safety. The whole “Homeland Security administration” has created a great deal of “security theater”, but like the Muslim Ban, while it reduces the rights of the many, it has no real impact on the few who might really threaten our security. We have a choice. We can choose to accept that there are a few whackos out there, who are, by their very nature, hard to defend against, or we can choose to treat everyone as a potential threat, turning people against their friends and neighbors. People who are afraid of each other are not secure at all.
We must not let the “protect the children” arguement gain power. Hitler gained a great deal of power by creating the Hitler Youth- an organization like Boy Scouts, where the kids were given handsome uniforms and outings, and trained to be “patriotic”. Back when Justinian was trying to convert the Eastern Roman Empire to Christianity, he started by making laws that banned pagans from teaching (to protect the children), and a few years later from being doctors, then from holding public office, then from being able to pass their property to their children. Full circle from protecting the children to motivating the children to pressure their parents to conform. But it starts with education. For years the backbone of the homeschooling movement has been people who didn’t want to have their children “harmed” by being taught science (evolution) by the public schools. The public school system is what makes a democracy (or even a Republic, like ours) work. If people can’t read and have access to information, how can they decide what to support with their votes?

Another reason people might “go along” with horrible activity around them is the Stockholm Syndrome, which we also see in the behavior of victims of abuse. If your survival depends on it, you make excuses for and even feel affection for your abuser. We have to worry about that one a lot. One thing I’m still trying to figure out is that Hitler seems to have gotten support by giving workers better conditions, shorter work days, longer vacations, more pay, but at the same time, he abolished unions. The Germans who had just undergone a punative depression and inflation between the wars, thought that they were getting better off, and therefore didn’t realize they were not getting rights, but getting handouts that could easily be withdrawn.

Sadly, I still don’t understand how it could happen- although stories of the horrors of living during the depression in Germany help explain how people who finally were able to buy necessities were willing to support the regime that seemed to help with that- until it was too late and they had lost their ability to object. quote-first-they-came-for-the-communists-but-i-was-not-a-communist-so-i-did-not-speak-out-then-they-came-martin-niemoller-285246We must not let our fears lead us to accept scapegoats, and accept restriction of our freedoms. The sooner we draw our line, and say ‘beyond this, I will not be moved’, the better off we will be. We do have a choice, we can choose not to give in to fear mongering, and stand with our neighbors, even if they are different than we are.

I will almost certainly keep reading about the thirties (and other historical periods) to try to find clues on how to keep from being “…doomed to repeat it” (the darker parts of history). democracy-politics-system-concept-flat-d-web-isometric-infographic-politic-tribune-over-abyss-248942326And  I will cling to hope, drawing strength from every judge who defends the constitution, and every person who persists when they know that they are right.

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Talking to Gods and Spirits on the New Normal

Please join Tchipakkan and her guest Jane Sibley on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt.
If you miss the live show, the show is archived here: http://tobtr.com/s/9856173
swedenborgWe’ll be talking about communication with and from the gods/ God and supernatural beings.
How do we communicate with divinity/supernaturals? There’s prayer, in some cases, sacrifice, etc. Divinity (depending on religion) might answer in thunder, lightning, unusual events, etc. . (This show will be a preview of one of the worshops Jane will be giving at the Changing Times-Changing Worlds Conference in November.)
For example, in the Libri Fulgurales (Etruscan-Roman), if lightning was seen in the sky, that was divided into a 12 sector hemisphere. Where the lighting originated, and where it ended up was of significance. Each quadrant was overseen by one or more gods/goddesses. We see in the Old Testament a lot of lightning and thunder lore.
Other than omens, we’ll probably cover direct communication, and intermediaries (oracles and mediums), as well as types of divination.
Jane is a speaker at CTCW, and author of several books both fictional and non-fiction. She has a Ph. D in history/ comparative religion, and her dissertation was on thunder/lightning lore in religion and folklore, as well as iconography in the Indo-European world.
Want to catch this interview, call in with questions or be part of the live chat happening during every show?  Call 619-639-4606 with questions or comments.
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: https://tchipakkan.wordpress.com/the-new-normal/directory-of-podcasts/
Hope you can join Jane and me tomorrow night from 8-9 at the New Normal on liveparanormal.com

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I’m bringing Thor Back for more about Ethics on the New Normal

Please join Tchipakkan and her guest (CTCW speaker) Thor Halvorsen at 8 pm Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt.

This is a continuation of the discussion of ethics on the New Normal from three weeks ago. (listen to that podcast here.) There was just so much to cover, that we didn’t get to, so I asked Thor back. and the new archives will be here.

There are folks just assume that anything you do with magick, manifestation, or even prayer is suspect. Part of it is old prejudices against magick and witchcraft. Even in the modern world, if you don’t know how it works, how can you protect yourself against it?  It also goes along with the idea that if there’s nothing wrong with it, why would you “hide” it?

We  referred to the most excellent workbook When Why If…? by Robin Wood (perhaps better known for her art and Tarot Cards). While aimed at helping Wiccans understand how to decide what the Wiccan Rede (“An you harm none, do what you will”- which IS really ambiguous) means, the Rule of Three, etc. Of course, not everyone is Wiccan, but Robin’s book covers Honesty, Self awareness, Love, Helping, Harming, Sex, and Will (is there anything more ambiguous than “do as thou will”?!). Thor is Wiccan, although Tchipakkan isn’t, so we’ll be hitting it from both those perspectives. I also recommend the book An’ Ye Harm None: Magical Morality and Modern Ethics, by Shelley Rabinovitch and Meredith Macdonald.

Not everyone is Wiccan, so we’re going to go beyond some of that, although embracing the philosophy behind it. Thor is a Wiccan, Norwegian-Welsh Pagan, Poet, Musician, Diviner, Deaf Educator, with a fond appreciation for history, mythology, religion and social structure and sociology.

With the new political elite aligning themselves with alt-style uber-Christianity, Paganism acceptance of magick, (as well as emphasis on equality of women and acceptance of GBLT lifestyles) may put us in the crosshairs of their attention. Even if we are generally too small for their attention, our ethics may lead us to stand between them and other targets to protect them from harm; we must look at the issue of protecting ourselves in conjunction with advocacy and social justice. How do we as Americans and as individuals decide when, why and if one person’s rights violate those of another?

Feel free to call in and join the discussion, ask questions or just listen to the show. 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: https://tchipakkan.wordpress.com/the-new-normal/directory-of-podcasts/

We Live in Interesting Times! (how to deal with it)

Catherine KanePlease join Tchipakkan and Speaker Catherine Kane on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt.

Looks like we have been blessed (or cursed) with the traditional “May you live in interesting times!”, or maybe we have chosen to live during this period of history because it offers us so many options for doing good.
Still, doctors are seeing the results of the long-term stress resulting in lowered immune systems, and many symptoms from physical to mental to emotional. So I asked Catherine, who often helps people deal with life’s challenges (do check out her books on Amazon), to come on and give us some solid advice we can use right now to protect ourselves, so we can feel better, and maybe keep doing the things we’d like to do.
She also suggested posting the link to a show I did with Starwolf earlier (July 4, 2012 https://tchipakkan.wordpress.com/the-new-normal/directory-of-podcasts/starwolf-techno-magick-magickal-tools-warding-and-curse-lifting/ ) in which he covered techniques for energetically protecting yourself from the less helpful (OK, harmful) energies floating around.
Catherine Kane is a professional psychic, a Reiki Master, a bard, a metaphysical Christian, and a delighted student of the Universe (amongst other things). She brings creativity, an eclectic body of knowledge, and an attitude of fun to empowering people to find and live their best and brightest dreams. She is the author of many books including “The Practical Empath”, and “Manifesting Something Better“. Visit her and husband Starwolf online as Foresight (the Information you need for the Adventure of Life) at www.ForesightYourPsychic.com and www.ForesightYourCtPsychic.wordpress.com
you can also find Foresight on Facebook.

If you’d like to call in with questions or contributions to the conversation, the number is 619-639-4606.
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) You can ask –Name- questions in the chatroom, or
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: https://tchipakkan.wordpress.com/the-new-normal/directory-of-podcasts/

Hope you can join Cathy and me tomorrow night from 8-9 at the New Normal on liveparanormal.com

Corbie Mitleid on the New Normal February 8, 8 pm

corbie-mitleidCorbie Mitleid, psychic, and author joins Tchipakkan on the New Normal Wednesday night to talk about her new book :Clean out your Lifecloset. All advice, whether about actually cleaning physical closets or about getting your life going the way YOU want it to, can be frustrating. It always seems that they are suggesting things you’ve already done, or can’t do for some reason. Sometimes it feels like they are suggesting that you aren’t trying. It’s not a matter of motivation, but of technique.
Corbie is here to help with practical, (mostly) gentle, effective techniques that can help you do what you want to do in a way that works for you. Listen in (and call in) for advice directly from Corbie, and do buy the book- unless your life is already everything you want it to be.
Corbie is a Certified Professional Tarot Reader and Psychic, trained medium and ordained minister. She speaks at holistic expos, and seminars, as well as individual sessions with clients worldwide. Corbie_HomePageIMG
 
If you can listen live, and want to join the conversation (otherwise it will be a monologue) 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.
Go to the website, sign in, and click on Shows, and the New Normal to listen.
If you are busy Wednesday, you can 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 .

Book Recommendations

Heathen cookie book coverOne 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.
Way of the wisecover mockupBut 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.when-why-if
 
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 http://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: https://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

Why, Why…If? Ethics with Thor Halvorsen

Please join Tchipakkan and her guest (and CTCW speaker) Thor Halvorsen on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt.

If you missed the show, the archive is here.

robinwoodtnWe’ll be talking about ethics this week. Some folks just assume that anything you do with magick, manifestation, or even prayer is suspect. It goes along with the idea that if there’s nothing wrong with it, why would you “hide” it? We’ll be referring to the most excellent workbook When Why If…? by Robin Wood (perhaps better known for her art and Tarot Cards). While aimed at helping Wiccans understand how to decide what thewhen-why-if Wiccan Rede (“An you harm none, do what you will”- which IS really ambiguous) means, the Rule of Three, etc. Of course, not everyone is Wiccan, but Robin‘s book leads the reader through chapters on Honesty, Self awareness, Love, Helping, Harming, Sex, and Will (is there anything more ambiguous than “do as you will”?!). More importantly, it’s also a workbook, with exercises that will help the reader figure out the answers to ethical problems for him or herself which is much more powerful than simply doing as you are told, and taking it on faith that whoever told you must be right.

But not everyone is Wiccan, so we’re going to go beyond some of that, although embracing the philosophy behind it. Thor is a Norwegian-Welsh Pagan, Wiccan, Poet, Musician, Diviner, Deaf Educator, with a fond appreciation for history, mythology, religion and social structure and sociology.

Thor HalvorsenAnd with the new political elite aligning themselves with hate groups, with anti-gay and alt-style uber-Christianity being supported, Paganism’s emphasis on equality of women and acceptance of GBLT lifestyles may put us in the crosshairs of their attention. Even if we are too small for their attention, our ethics may lead us to stand between others to protect them from harm; we must look at the issue of protecting ourselves in conjunction with advocacy and social justice. How do we as a nation and as individuals decide when, why and if one person’s rights violate those of another?

Want to catch join the discussion, call in with questions or just listen to the show? 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).
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: https://tchipakkan.wordpress.com/the-new-normal/directory-of-podcasts/

Hope you can join Thor and me Wednesday night from 8-9 at the New Normal on liveparanormal.com

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