No New Normal for a while

Having gotten tired of the technical difficulties I experienced with the New Normal, I have ditched LiveParanormal, which had hosted it. Was it them? Was it the increased volume of people on the internet that had slowed it down? My computer? The server? Or maybe the hosts? I checked everything I could on my end, but what do I know about computers? Rob Szarek, the producer, assured me that it couldn’t be them or Blog Talk Radio, but then again, he did issue a blanket request to all hosts not to talk about the technical problems when they happened (I did tend to apologize when guests calls- or mine- were dropped), which leads me to believe that it wasn’t just my show. Frankly, in the past six months there was rarely a show where someone’s call wasn’t dropped, often mine. I discussed what to do when that happened with guests, rather than the content of the show, when getting ready for the program.

I still feel strange on a Wednesday evening when I am not rushing to be ready to do the show, and I miss talking to the guests about things one avoids talking about in general company. I hope I’ll be able to start again in a new venue, and soon. I thought I should mention because someone might be wondering.

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The New Normal

My most frequent posts- next to each week’s letter, have been about the New Normal, but we are on hiatus. The tech issues have just gotten too frustrating. Could it be Blog Talk Radio? Could it be Live Paranormal? Could it be our computer connection? I don’t know. I don’t THINK it’s my computer, although I am becoming increasingly suspicious of the connection. We’d enjoyed high speed internet due to having the rich folks up the street that had it installed. I’m guessing that they have something better, so ours is suffering. Or maybe there are just more people on the line, more demand, so less flow for each of us.

It’s a rare day that we don’t have to reboot the modem a couple times, so that may be it. If so, I’ll have to find not just another venue for the show, but another carrier. I miss talking to the speakers on interesting topics, but really need to have a better way to do it- one where I’m not constantly having to call in because my call (the hosts) was dropped. I don’t understand these things, that’s why we have to pay to have someone else handle it for us. But at this point I do intend to start up again.

When I do, we may have it be part of CTCW- dedicated to our speakers- not that it wasn’t generally that already. At this point my only concern is losing the archived shows.

Youth and the Perception of Magick on the New Normal

Please join Tchipakkan and Thor Halvorsen on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, – January 24, 2018,, 8-9 p.m. edt.

Miss the show? Listen to the archive here: http://tobtr.com/s/10546001

At some point many young people start noticing things we’d describe as magick, and try to learn more. Some explore on their own, some find books, others look in their community, a lucky few have family members who can teach them how it works, and how to develop their talents. (How to avoid easy mistakes!)
Everyone is psychic to some extent, with empathic or other talents. Some help comes from having a good grounding in folklore, and different religions can help or confuse the issue. Fairy tales have created stereotypes of witches as outlaws; every historical period has its own fears, whether Vikings or the atom bomb, the Black Death or AIDS, growing up is scary, and understanding magick can help you feel more in control of your world- but a misunderstanding can make you fear it.

If you started looking for magical mentoring when you were a kid (or teen) or have been a magical mentor to a youth, give us a call between 8 and 9 Wednesday 619-639-4606 (live only).

If you can’t make the live show 8-9- and have a question or comment, please feel free to write me a message and I’ll read it on the air.
Want to listen later? 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/ <https://tchipakkan.wordpress.com/the-new-normal/directory-of-podcasts/%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank>

Hope you can join us tomorrow night from 8-9 at the New Normal. http://liveparanormal.com/<http://liveparanormal.com/>

To listen on your computer, open a window on your computer to www.Liveparanormal.com <http://www.liveparanormal.com/>, click play.
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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Mithraism on the New Normal 1-17-18, 8 PM

Please join Tchipakkan and Jane Sibley, on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 8-9 p.m. edt.

Miss the show? Listen to the archive here:

http://tobtr.com/s/10528767

Jane will be talking about the Mystery Religion Mithraism which was huge in the Roman Empire. There are many interesting links between Mithraism and early Christianity (which probably borrowed the 25th of December from Mithraism for their own deo-genisis). However, this was, like the Elusinian Mysteries, a religion in which the followers were enjoined not to speak about it to those not also in the cult. Thus we know far too little about the beliefs and try to get clues from surviving Mithraea (their places of worship), which at very least indicate that it was quite widespread.

The image is of Jane speaking about the Mithraeum at the Museum at Yale.

Jane Sibley is an expert in many areas of folklore, and history in the areas of magick and religion, She’s co-founder and a speaker at the Changing Times Changing Worlds conference, 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.

If you have any questions or insights, feel free to give us a call between 8 and 9 Wednesday 619-639-4606 (live only).

If you can’t make the live show 8-9- and have a question or comment, please feel free to write me a message and I’ll read it on the air.
Want to listen later? 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 us tomorrow night from 8-9 at the New Normal. http://liveparanormal.com/

 

 

To listen on your computer, open a window on your computer to www.Liveparanormal.com, click play.

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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Ethics of Casting spells on New Normal Podcast

12-27-17 Ethics of Casting spells Wednesday 8 pm est

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/liveparanormal/2017/12/28/ethics-of-casting-spells-12-27-2017-8-pm-edt

We’ve all heard the “An it harm none, do as you will”, and “Do as you will shall be the whole of the law”. We’ve also heard the Wiccan “Rule of Three”, where everything you send out comes back to you threefold, which should make anyone a bit hesitant to do someone harm. We all should also know that lots of people who use magick are not Wiccans; indeed many Christians (who have their own Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”) create effects in accordance with their will, even if they add phrases like “for the best of all” or “this or something better”. Some call it “manifesting” or “prayer” not magick, but it seems to be pretty much the same thing.

However, given that humans seem to have this ability (to greater or lesser extent- but greater as we practice with it), we then must look at the ethics of doing something with this ability. Can we, as Breitbart reporter Charlie Nash said last week, accept that “feminist-inspired witchcraft movement is casting evil spells on White House officials” and that this is an “increasing thing under Trump”? Last February there was a similar story from the same source telling of Witches casting a binding spell on Trump. This could be just more Trump generated Faux News, or perhaps some of us are trying to use the resources we have to minimize the damage of an out-of-control government. If we complain about the rich “buying” favors, are we as bad as they if we use resources other people may not have to encourage the ends we want?

So Wednesday I’m going to talk about the ethics of using magick on other people, and I’d love others to call in with their perspectives, whether you’re for or against it, whether you’re a witch or not, whether you cast or manifest. Give me a call between 8 and 9 Wednesday 619-639-4606 (live only).

If you can’t make the live show 8-9- and have a question or comment, please feel free to write me a message and I’ll read it on the air.
Want to listen later? 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 us tomorrow night from 8-9 at the New Normal. http://liveparanormal.com/

(I’m trying to manifest the studio cooperating, as it has not been doing too well lately. Sorry about last week where we couldn’t get on at all!)

 

Mothers’ Night on the New Normal

The night before the Solstice is known as Mothernight aka Disablot, Disting, & Modraniht was the celebration /veneration of the Disir or Idisi- the female Ancestors.

People tend to know about the warriors who, when they died, went to Odin’s hall to feast and fight until they became his army at Ragnarok. But what about the women? Well, women who died in childbed, they were counted as having died in battle, but the others, they tended to stick around and watch over the family.

The night before the Solstice is the Norse festival of the Mothers, still celebrated by modern heathens. Yule Eve – On this night (approximately), a Germanic/Scandinavian Midwinter festival known as The Mother Night (or Modresnach) was observed. It was believed that dreams on this night foretold events in the upcoming year. Many of its traditions live on modern Christmas celebrations. The decorated evergreen tree was a symbol of the Tree of Life, or World Tree. The star atop the tree represented the pole star of the Star Goddess. The dinners and gifts were in honor of the food and prosperity given by the Mother Goddesses to their human children. Dreams are prophetic on this night, and this is a good time to contact your gran or great grandmothers for advice on dealing with your problems. I’ll probably brush on some other aspects of northern celebrations that have been transferred to Christmas, but tonight is a night to remember the ladies.

Midwinter Eve also known as St. Thomas’ eve became known for love charms and divination.

I’d love you to call in with questions or comments: 619-639-4606 (live only).
If you can’t make the live show 8-9- and have a question or comment, please feel free to write me a message and I’ll read it on the air.
Want to listen later? 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 us tomorrow night from 8-9 at the New Normal. http://liveparanormal.com/

Spirits of Christmas- Nisse/ Tomte 12-13-17

Please join Tchipakkan on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (St. Lucia Day), from 8 to 9 p.m. edt. Listen on your computer at http://liveparanormal.com/

If you missed the live show, it’s archived here: http://tobtr.com/s/10461525

By the way, this image is by Sussi1 over on deviantart- available for non-commercial use only. https://sussi1.deviantart.com/art/Tomte-107954573

This week I’ll be talking about the Swedish Tomte, the Danish and Norse Nisse, the Icelandic Yul Lads, English Brownies, and other spirits associated with the winter Solstice holidays. They are generally small, from a few inches to a few feet tall, often with conical or knit caps in red or some other bright color, and look a bit like garden gnomes. Nisse gained popularity during the romantic era and are popular Christmas decorations- along with amanita muscara mushrooms!
These spirits seem to partake both of the ancestral spirit as well as the house or land spirit, and are protective of those whose space and family they share. There are also many tales showing that one shouldn’t disrespect or take the Nisse lightly- for instance the story of the year the farmwife buried the butter in the Christmas porridge, and when the brownie thought he’d been stiffed, he killed the cow. When he ate the porridge, he discovered his mistake and switched the dead cow with a neighbor’s live one. Generally they protected the livestock and often seen with the farm cat.

The Yul Lads (and their mother’s cat) were less benevolent (Mom and the cat were known to eat naughty children) but have been made more safe for company in the modern world. But… I’ll be talking more about these stories on Wednesday and I’d love to have you to call in with questions or stories of your own: 619-639-4606 (live only).

If you can’t make the live show 8-9- and have a question or comment, please feel free to write me a message and I’ll read it on the air.
Want to listen later? 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 us Wednesday night from 8-9 at the New Normal. http://liveparanormal.com/

There’s an amusing interpretation of a nisse here:

https://www.facebook.com/tine/videos/10159509940720548/

 

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Amy Wilson and Emotional Manifestationon the New Normal

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

In these stressful times, sometimes it’s hard to not get afraid about the things we can’t control. Amy has worked to figure out how to make our unwanted emotions work for rather than against us. We will be talking about how our fear based emotions guide us through our lives to teach and transform us into enlightened beings. She will discuss how to recognize these emotions and learn how to transform them into positive experiences.

Amy C Wilson is a 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.

We’d love you to call in with questions or comments: 619-639-4606 (live only).
If you can’t make the live show 8-9- and have a question or comment, please feel free to write me a message and I’ll read it on the air.
Want to listen later? 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 us tomorrow night from 8-9 at the New Normal. http://liveparanormal.com/

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Call in chat about CTCW on New Normal

Please join Tchipakkan and her guests on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt.

Miss the live show? Here’s the link to the archive.

We’ll be talking about the Changing Times-Changing Worlds Conference this past weekend.  Please let anyone who was there- as an attendee, vendor, speaker… know. We’re all busy but if you have that hour free, we’d love to hear from you!

It started Friday afternoon and ran until Sunday afternoon with both workshops and panels, rituals and a concert.  There were dozens of dealers and vendors, over 40 speakers and panelists. We celebrated Joy and our community.

CTCW brings people together from New England to Maryland, from many different communities, and we share a joy of exploring what we all know is real, even though our modern culture denies the reality of the paranormal/ supernatural/ metaphysical/ occult whatever you want to call it, we know it’s real and it works.

We love gathering where there is no need to try to justify and prove what we already know, instead our workshops go beyond introductions to these topics, but on to how-to and more advanced techniques.

Some of those who were there (still tired but exhausted) will talk about what they did there this year.

We’d love you to phone in with questions: 619-639-4606 (live only). If you can’t make the live show- please feel free to write a message and we’ll read it on the air, or ask questions (for example, yes, there are work-study options if you can’t afford to come

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 us tomorrow night from 8-9 at the New Normal , especially if you were there this year. http://liveparanormal.com/

 

 

 

 

Rune Divination on the New Normal

Please join Tchipakkan with her guests Jane Sibley and Thor Halvorsen on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt.

Miss the live show? Here’s a link to the archive.

This is going to be a chat about using Runes for Divination. Runes were used for writing, and for magick, but since Ralph Blum came out with his little rune divination kit, many people seem to think that this is what Runes are for. Well, they sure work, so let’s talk about it. Jane Sibley is an expert on Norse folklore and Runes, and Thor is a Rune reader and student of pagan sociology (as is Tchipakkan). This should be a fun conversation. Feel free to call in at 619-639-4606 with questions or comments.

 

Listen to the show on http://liveparanormal.com/ , live Wednesday 8-9 eastern time. If you miss the live show, we’ll share the link to the archive as soon as it’s done on fb, and the CTCW.net site, as well as https://Tchipakkan.wordpress.com Hope you can join us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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