Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wheel of Wonder August 2, 2009

Happy Lughnasadh! This week on Wheel of Wonder, we'll talk about the Holiday, and its prelude to the winter's dark, self reflective time to harvest one's knowledge and return with greater wisdom in the Spring to continue your life's work. This is the experience of Cerridwynn's Cauldron of rebirth. Because it is Lughnasadh, we will also speak of Lugh, and the nature god aspect of the God of the Grain and Wild. This weeks episode will be pre-recorded, and broadcast while your host (me) attends Faerieworlds 2009. From which I too will come back with greater Wisdom through Interviewing and learning from the perspective of many of the Musicians we hear on Wheel of Wonder regularly. This weeks episode will include new music from Threefold, and the band Lunasa, as well as newspieces and articles about the Pagan experiences and this holiday. In a way, this installation will hearken back to some themes as early as Wheel of Wonder's first broadcast in a weekly timeslot, as I am harvesting the knowledge of what I have experienced with you, the listeners since this journey has begun. Please tune in.
Image to the right from Creative Commons, Artist unknown.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Wheel of Wonder July 26th 2009

This week on Wheel of Wonder come dance the circle of life and rebirth as we explore the Spiral Dance. We'll not just be speaking of Starhawk's great book about the rebirth of the Goddess, but we will also talk about the Reclaiming tradition a bit, and what the Spiral Dance really is. It is an important part of what many pagan/neo-pagan groups do when they get together for Full Moon rituals , Beltane, and Samhain Eve. I intend to include some info from not only Starhawk , but also touch on the work of Macha NightMare. We'll also speak more about the Faerieworlds event and introduce new music from SJ Tucker. Come drift through the Labyrinth with me on Wheel of Wonder.

Picture from Willow Arlenea .

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wheel of Wonder July 19th, 2009

This week on Wheel of Wonder we'll be speaking about Druids, Druidry and Druidism (that's another one of those earth friendly 'isms"). The Druid subject, is a huge subject more worthy of several shows than just one, but I will try to distill the information into a manageable audio formula for your Sunday morning.
A quote from the website of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids describes Druidry as: "... a vital and dynamic Nature-based spirituality that is flourishing all over the world, and that unites our love of the Earth with our love of creativity and the Arts. And flowing through all the exciting new developments in modern Druidism is the power of an ancient tradition: the love of land, sea and sky - the love of the Earth our home." I will try to share with you more of the messages from this Order in the course of this episode of Wheel of Wonder along with some information cited from R.J. Stewart, and Rudolf Steiner and of course new music; this week from Telling the Bees .
Image above and to the right is original work of Dan Ivanov

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wheel of Wonder, July 12th, 2009

This week on Wheel of Wonder, I'll feature the first installation in a many part mini-series called "Bardic Byways." What is a Bard? An old English guy who writes plays? Any Entertainer who performs in public? Or is it a chosen Path to ancient knowledge in the post-Industrial World? Originally the Bards were the disseminators of knowledge throughout the ancient world. Now in the world of the internet and immediate information 24/7 what should a Bard be now? How can the Bardic interpretation of the world, help us as a people? These ideas are what we'll begin to explore on Wheel of Wonder this week. We'll talk with Jane Valencia, Bardic Harper from San Francisco, CA and we'll feature new music from Sharon Knight and other Pagan and even non-pagan modern Bards in our many music and storysinging sets. Its a journey within the journey that is Wheel of Wonder.
*the image above to the right is from the Sacred Fire website where you can also find good information.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Wheel of Wonder July 5th 2009

This week on Wheel of Wonder we will walk the mythic threads that tie all human cultures together. We'll flow like rivers to the sea from Native American Myth and Legend to Celtic, Yoruban and Hindi Mythology, are we all one people with one common vision? Diversity exists, but Mythic Similarity does too. Hear the mythic stories, with passages from Gaia Eros by Jesse Wolf Harding, new music from Gaia tribe and some great references from the book Wisdom of the Mythtellers by Sean Kane. We also will touch on the Mayan Prophecy and what it may mean to our changing world. Join me on the journey through the legends that shape so many cultural views on Wheel of Wonder!
PS: I have no Idea what that little guy's head is doing down in the bottom of the picture. Perhaps he too, is very interested in Sacred Geometry.