Friday, January 22, 2010

Wheel of Wonder January 24, 2010

This week on Wheel of Wonder we'll talk about African Traditional Religion and its "New World" counterparts. Have you been wondering about Yoruban Religion, Santaria, and Haitian Voodoo, or American Hoodoo? Surprisingly these faith paths will be the closest to Catholicism, we've ever spoken of on Wheel of Wonder! I'll share some information from the Phoebe A Hearst Museum of Anthropology, as well as some Ju Ju music you've likely never heard before! Don't expect much European music in this week's Wheel of Wonder! Although surprisingly, I'll be able to introduce a new track to you from Spiral Dance. Moreover, expect some King Sunny Ade and Chief Ebenezer Obey. An interesting and informative African/Afro-Cuban themed show, this week on Wheel of Wonder!

The picture to the right is one of the Incredible paintings of Sandra Stanton, placed here with her permission. Its Yemaya, Yoruban mother goddess of the sea . In Yoruban belief, all life came from the sea. To see more of Sandra's Work follow this link.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Wheel of Wonder January 10, 2010

This week on Wheel of Wonder is another installment of the Bardic Byways series within the series. Like the virtual Minstrel I've travelled the world (albeit mostly through the Internet) to connect across cultures and collect not so much dreams forgotten, as tales untold. I'm sure the Moon and The Night Spirit would be so proud of me, and we'll have new tracks by them this week too. This weeks episode will mix the spoken word with the music, as we share stories from the Ulster Cycle of Ireland and other tales from the Mabinogian, and tales from Scotland as well, all brought to you by modern day Bards. This week I'll introduce you to the work of Hugin the Bard and we will hear a live (pre-recoded) interview with Damh the Bard and some tracks from his new album "tales from the crow man." A mostly Celtic journey of tales and tunes, this week on Wheel of Wonder!
Who created the Bard in Henna above? I don't know. I can tell you it wasn't me.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Wheel of Wonder January 3, 2010

Happy New Year! This week on Wheel of Wonder we'll launch off a ways from our usual Celtic Flavor and journey to Egypt to explore Kemetic Paganism. Though most Kemetics would not likely refer to their religion as Pagan, considering it is far older than such a term. What I can tell you though, is that is about achieving Balance and evolving into a perfect enough entity to achieve divinity. There is also a form of Wicca known as Tameran Wicca, which , while still observing the wheel of the year, pray to the family of Osiris and his wife/sister Isis, and their falcon-headed son, Horus. This is called a trinity. Sacred symbols such a the Ankh (Egyptian symbol for life), and the Eye of Horus, or The All Seeing Eye are very popular in this sect. We will speak about both this week on Wheel of Wonder, and even try and find time to speak about the Ennead, the Kemetic Tree of life. This week also features new music from Telling the Bees, and other music from the TESC world Music stacks; music coming straight from Egypt. Tune in for Wheel of Wonder this Sunday Morning!
The gorgeous picture above was created by the member of KMT Ancient Metaphysical Egypt known as "Metaphysics" and has created many more beautiful pictures for that site as well.