Werewolves and Shapeshifters on the New Normal

Due to a scheduling mix up, I am on my own tonight, so I will be talking about the class I’ll be doing at Pennsic and GNEW. I’ll be expanding it to include post 1600 history for CTCW (and won’t have to leave those stories out tonight.) Let’s hope the tech works this time.

If you missed the live show, here’s the link to listen in the archives.

This week’s New Normal Podcast is about Werewolves on www.Liveparanormal.com,
Tchipakkan will be talking about werewolves- shape shifters and what’s real and what isn’t.
Much of what you think you know (unless you’re a shifter yourself) probably comes from movies, fiction or even role playing games. But nearly every culture in every period has some version of stories of shape shifting, and what they have in common can tell us a lot about what’s probably at the core of the stories.
The stories as they differ from place to place and time to time can also tell us about the culture that generated them, and how they see this phenomenon.
Please feel free to join the conversation by calling in at 619-639-4606
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’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/

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Paranormal Cleanup with Sarah Livermore

6-7-2017 Paranormal Cleanup with Sarah Livermore. moved to 6-21-17 (technical difficulties)

Miss the show? The archive is here.

Please join Tchipakkan and her guest, HPS Sarah Livermore on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt.

OK, you’ve weathered the crisis, you’ve dealt with the haunting, the poltergeist, the negative energy coming from an angry ex who doesn’t even realize that she’s sending bad stuff your way. The cord is cut, the shields are up, the annoying entity is gone. But you’re still a basket case. What do you do now?

Not that Sarah Livermore isn’t the one to deal with the initial problem, but tonight we are going to talk about what happens afterwards. We’ve all heard about PTSD, and battlefield clean up. Here’s a lady who’s been in the trenches, and stays after to help people deal with the aftermath.

A lifetime student of the occult,Eclectic Wiccan High Priestess; “I am the Pagan Exorcist. I am the witch you turn to when everyone else runs scared.”

I am the exorcist of last resort when all other methods have failed and or the Catholic Church has turned you down. I’m the witch you call when your house has been blessed by the priests of every church in town and you are still afraid to be there alone. I have worked in haunted churches, houses, and various other locations. I will work with anyone of any religion, race, or whatever. I was raised a witch in an interfaith family. I have been doing this all my life, and performed my first successful banishing at age 7. I’m a Wiccan High Priestess ordained since 2005.

Listen live on your computer to www.Liveparanormal.com, or call in with questions 619-639-4606.
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 Sarah and me tomorrow night from 8-9 at the New Normal on liveparanormal.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Jason Nadeau Rituals for Transformation

5-31-2017 Jason Nadeau Rituals for Transformation

Please join Tchipakkan and her guest Jason Nadeau on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt.

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?

We’ll be talking about rituals for transformation – everything from the simple food and water offerings to firewalks. If you are out of your teens, you know that you aren’t as you used to be. But wouldn’t you like to direct the way you change so that you become more the person you want to be than just the result of whatever life throws at you? Some sorts of transformation are in small increments, developed as habits, as a vine climbs a trellis with the sun directing its growth, some transformations are dramatic, in response to dramatic influences- as a blade is tempered in fire and under the hammer of the smith. But always, there must be direction.

Want to call in with questions or be part of the live chat happening during every show? 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.

Listen live at www.Liveparanormal.com on your computer, 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 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 tomorrow night from 8-9 at the New Normal on liveparanormal.com

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What Kind of Psychic are You- on the New Normal Wednesday

5-24-2017 What Kind of Psychic are You?
Please join Tchipakkan on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt.
If you missed the live show, the archive is here: http://tobtr.com/s/10041441

The New Normal shows are about making the paranormal practical, about creating a world where in the next generation there will be no prejudice against the psychic, where people accept that human beings are naturally psychic. As with other talents, psychic abilities are varied, and they respond to practice and effort. That’s what we need to do. Even as some people are good at sports, others good at music, or writing or math, some people are telepathic, some clairvoyant, some people are healers, some people are dowsers, some people are empaths, some are animal communicators, some communicate with the dead,…

There are SO MANY kinds of psychic talent. Some people have one obvious talent, some several, others have put a lot of work into developing their gifts, others haven’t, since they don’t believe in them. (Others because they’re afraid of them.)
We’re going to talk about many of the different ways that people can be psychic. You many have never even considered some of these forms of being psychic. I, for example, seem to have the ability to talk to bugs. Not generally useful, or impressive. I’m sure there must be others out there.

If you want to call in with ideas or questions, please do: 619-639-4606 is the number, call between 8 and 8:45 edt. On Wednesday. To listen, go to http://www.Liveparanormal.com on your computer and click on Listen. If you listen to the recorded podcast later you can still leave a question on the fb page, and I’ll try to answer it while we record.

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/

Blog Post for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day

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Yup, Fibromialgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are pretty much the same disease. The difference is that if your pain bothers you more than your fatigue, they call it FM, if your fatigue is more debilitating than your pain, they call it CFS. In England they call it ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). It’s described as having the flu for the rest of your life.

The majority of sufferers have these symptoms to varying degrees, so think about this when your friends don’t respond to “How are you doing?” :

Fatigue, generally worsened by exertion, non-restorative sleep, weakness, nausea, pain in joints, muscles, lymph nodes, eyes, & neck, chronic sore throat, headache, digestive issues, fever and chills, heat/cold intolerance, bladder problems, immune dysfunction, allergies and sensitivities, weight gain or loss, hair loss, coordination problems, twitching, …
but wait, aside from physical symptoms that come and go without warning, they also get these mental problems:
confusion (brain fog), difficulty in concentration, memory that comes and goes, dizziness, aphasia/ dyscalculia, numbness, strange tastes and smells,
and these emotional ones:
anxiety, mood swings, and depression (yathink? Who wouldn’t if that was your day-to-day life?)
And there’s no magic treatment. Incremental improvements can be made by eating well, with supplements, reducing allergic exposure, reducing stress, mild exercise, sun or SADD lights, meditation, and the usual things that make you healthier.

And it’s true- usually they don’t “look sick”. Symptoms vary day-to-day with almost no logic, so it’s hard to plan anything. Let them let you know what they feel up to at any given moment.

Spring Planting Magick with Jane Sibley

Please join Tchipakkan and Jane Sibley on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt.

If you missed the live show, here is the link to the archive.

Do you talk to your plants and seeds, your cuttings and land?

The world is waking up (northern hemisphere), what are you doing to help? Back in the 60s people started noticing that when you talk to your plants they respond. Huge discoveries were made at Findhorn, in Scotland about plant Divas. Now we are learning more and more about how plants and fungus communicate. Traditional cultures practiced community rituals to help the new plants grow, from throwing water at each other to raising energy by dancing and drinking spring wine. What do you do?

Jane and I will tell what we do, and what we’ve heard of: from Hocktide celebrations to burning the boogg to tossing dolls in rivers. All these rituals are intended to give energy to the living earth and get the goodwill of the spirits of growing things. What do we know? What have we learned or lost? Join the conversation!

Call 619-639-4606 between 8:05 and 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”.
We’d love you to phone in with questions: 619-639-4606 (live only). If you have a question but can’t call the live show, leave a question in 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/

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

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CAM on the New Normal with Cathy Kane

If you missed the live podcast, it’s archived here.

Wednesday night author and CTCW speaker Catherine Kane will be joining Tchipakkan from 8-9 pm on the New Normal podcast- shared on http://liveparanormal.com/

The topic of the evening is complementary and alternative medicine. When it’s what you need, mainstream medicine rocks! but there are other forms of medicine that can also help you, depending on your situation. Some are things that you can hire people to do, some are things that you can do yourself- but they’re all practices that work and play nicely with mainstream medicine;

And we’re gonna take a tour of as many as we can in an hour podcast…*

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

If you just want to listen, you can go to the above site, 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 want to call in, the number is: 619-639-4606 (live only).

If you can’t tune in 8-9 Wednesday, Live Paranormal.com archives its shows by date, and Tchipakkan archives them by date, guest, and topic on her website: https://tchipakkan.wordpress.com/the-new-normal/directory-of-podcasts/
If you can’t join the live show, you can leave a question here on FB and we’ll answer it in the podcast for you to listen to later.

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

*According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can include the following:

  • acupuncture,
  • Alexander technique,
  • aromatherapy,
  • Ayurveda (Ayurvedic medicine),
  • biofeedback,
  • chiropractic medicine,
  • diet therapy,
  • herbalism,
  • holistic nursing,
  • homeopathy,
  • hypnosis,
  • massage therapy,
  • meditation,
  • naturopathy,
  • nutritional therapy,
  • osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT),
  • Qi gong (internal and external Qigong),
  • reflexology,
  • Reiki,
  • spiritual healing,
  • Tai Chi,
  • traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM),
  • and yoga

Recommended links:

books:

Herbal Contraindications and Drug Interactions: Plus Herbal Adjuncts with Medicines

A-Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition: Improve Your Health and Avoid Side Effects When Using Common Medications and Natural Supplements Together

Websites:

https://nccih.nih.gov/health/integrative-health

http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/complementary-alternative-medicine/basics/definition/PRC-20021745

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=31077

Emotional Freedom Technique site

Emotional Intelligence and Your Success

Web MD. check what they have for vitamins, integrative health, Peppermint, Ginger, Olive oil, Garlic

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Sociology of Religion on the New Normal

Please join Tchipakkan and Thor Halverson on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt.

If you missed the live show, here’s the link to the podcast.

Where does Religion come from, and what happens to it along the way? Let’s face it, “Someone out there” talks to us, gives us useful information, and things move around. We see things, hear things, feel things. We can pretend that this doesn’t happen, but it’s bad science to try to explain it away rather than figure out what’s going on. These voices and inner messages may come from our ancestors (that’s how some identify themselves) or pixies causing trouble (one explanation). Humans have psychic experiences, and in pre-history religions developed as much to explain these experiences as to explain “natural phenomena” (the usual justification for religion).
Sociology is studying the role religion plays in our live. We will look at how religion has been used by humans, for example the Colonization of Belief. How religions like Christianity have relegated some religions into mythologies, devoiding them of religious status and practice and rights,.. treating them as dead religions, or “useless ridiculous beliefs”, regardless of whether those religions actually still have followers or not.

Once they are removed from religious rights and status, these beliefs lose representation and are removed from being considered in the cultural expectations and knowledge, only preserved as “folktales”. Granted, some current practitioners may be recreating practices, but that doesn’t negate the validity of their belief.

Religion has been used as the justification for war, for colonization, for eradication of other religions and peoples It also been used for political and social conformity, influence, and control. Religions borrow ideas from one another, although they rarely admit it. One thing is for certain, all religions evolve and change over time. If we are going to direct where Religion is going, we need to acknowledge that it does change, and see what makes it more likely to change and how those processes work.

Join the conversation!

Call 619-639-4606 between 8:05 and 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”
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 tomorrow night from 8-9 at the New Normal on liveparanormal.com

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Holidays and Rituals

You may have noticed that I enjoy holidays. I like that they remind us of good things we may fail to appreciate in our daily lives, (or, in the case of awareness days, of the bad things others need to deal with), and that they bring us together. As I write, today is Firefly Day, (4-24) where fans of the short lived SF TV show share their fandom, or Douglas Adams Day, where people carry a towel, or Talk like a Pirate Day, or yesterday where Dr. Who fans made tally marks on their arms.

These actions being done by people who may not know each other, may help each other find other people who have something in common with them. Unlike sports fans, who can assume that those in the stadium with them are also fans, they are more like the early Christians who could identify each other with drawing two curving lines- representing the “Jesus fish”- that could be drawn in dust or spilled wine and then wiped away unnoticed by those not in on the symbolism. Masons have secret handshakes, and gangs have “colors”. We want to know that we are part of a special group.

Humans have a need for community, a need to show solidarity, to feel part of a group. We reinforce this with rituals, a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order” with the intent of creating a desired result, whether a shared goal or simply to know who the others who share your goals are.

Being part of the community was natural when most people stayed their whole lives in the same town. It used to be that people could assume that everyone they saw was like them, thought the same, did the same things. In the modern world we have lost that (perhaps false sense of) security. Currently 17.7% of Americans go to church weekly, which is still above the 5.5% of Americans who are regular football spectators (although much less than the 13-30% fandom numbers in other countries from Europe to Australia). On the other hand, over 21% of Americans got to baseball games, more than Church services. But that still leaves four out of five of us not having church or sports to provide a sense of being “inside a group”. So we show signals to our own groups- those who are in the same fandoms as we are, who love what we love, think what we think.

And to share a holiday, to do something together (even if with others scattered across the whole world) is to share a ritual. Whether you are pausing for a moment of silence to remember the victims of the Shoah, or the Armenian Genocide, or whether you are carrying a towel or wearing a lilac on May 25th, you are doing something that creates a connection between you and your community- even if it is a community in minds rather than proximity of bodies.

Our world is different, our friendships are maintained not by working elbow to elbow, but by being in contact often through modern technology. So it makes sense that our rituals and holidays would be done the same way.

Spring planting magick on the New Normal

Please join Tchipakkan and Jane Sibley on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt.

Do you talk to your plants and seeds, your cuttings and land?

The world is waking up (northern hemisphere), what are you doing to help? Back in the 60s people started noticing that when you talk to your plants they respond. Huge discoveries were made at Findhorn, in Scotland about plant Divas. Now we are learning more and more about how plants and fungus communicate. Traditional cultures practiced community rituals to help the new plants grow, from throwing water at each other to raising energy by dancing and drinking spring wine. What do you do?

Jane and I will tell what we do, and what we’ve heard of: from Hocktide celebrations to burning the boogg to tossing dolls in rivers. All these rituals are intended to give energy to the living earth and get the goodwill of the spirits of growing things. What do we know? What have we learned or lost? Join the conversation!

Call 619-639-4606 between 8:05 and 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”.
We’d love you to phone in with questions: 619-639-4606 (live only). If you have a question but can’t call the live show, leave a question in 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/

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

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