Friday, January 28, 2011

Wheel of Wonder January 30, 2011

Welcome to the Imbolc installment of Wheel of Wonder! This week I'l of course be speaking of Imbolc; the first festival of the returning light. Not only light like the light of the returning Sun King, but also Brigit's light. The Sacred flame of Bridgit, fire of wisdom, creativity and inspiration. The 10th century Cormac’s Glossary describes Bridgit as the daughter of the Daghda, the “Great God” of the Tuatha de Danaan. He calls her a “woman of wisdom…a goddess whom poets adored, because her protection was very great and very famous." Since the discipline of poetry, filidhect, was interwoven with seership, Brigid was seen as the great inspiration behind divination and prophecy, the source of oracles. (source: "Chalice Centre for Celtic and western magical traditions" Mara Freeman;

Additionaly, this week we'll have a live, pre-recorded interview with Kellianna Chanter, singer, and priestess. She'll talk about ancient stories and the modern Pagan Path, as well as share some explanation of her take on Imbolc and the meaning behind some of her songs.

Also, in relation to the celebration of light I'll try to fit in a bit of information on a new and interesting belief system in the craft of Spirit growth the Lightworkers movement. I hope you find the time to tune in this week for Wheel of Wonder!
The Image to the right is a very popular design by Wendy Andrew, see more of her art at this site

Celia Concert in Olympia!

Celia Farran, singer, songwriter, storyteller and comedienne, brings her unique and multifaceted performance skills to Olympia, Washington on February 13th for an entertaining and endearing performance to raise money for The South Sound Pagan Pride Day Celebration. Celia! Earthy, Enchanting and talented, walking the balance between the silly and the sacred, it will be a performance you won't soon forget! Sunday, February 13th, 2011 6:30 pm door, 7:00 pm performance in the sanctuary of the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Sponsored by Olympia CUUPS and the Olympia Green Theater. Tickets: $10.00 in advance,$12.00 at the door. Tickets available now in Olympia at Earth Magic and Rainy Day Records! Pagan Pride challenges religious intolerance through educational outreach. Support this worthy cause and an independent artist while having a great time!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wheel of Wonder January 23, 2011

This week on Wheel of Wonder we'll explore the Neo-pagan Witch's solitary path. It seems that one of the main ways many Neo-pagans begin their Journey is as a Solitary practitioner, not part of , or involved with, any group or Coven, but on their own spiritual journey to wisdom and growth, according to their belief system. A witch's journey? What kind of a Journey is that? Tune in to Wheel of Wonder and I'll share some of the info I've uncovered with you. We'll speak of the rituals intent, as best as I can describe it, the Labyrinth and the rebirth to Wisdom, The Spiral Dance, a bit on Imbolc, Otherworld Journeys, and of course, the Mother Goddess belief, all with some help from Marian Green and her book: "A Witch Alone, thirteen Moons to Master Natural Magic" 1991, Aquarian Press.

I'll also share new music from Kellianna, in consideration of the interview we're planning next week for Imbolc. Please join in on the journey, this week on Wheel of Wonder!

the picture to the right is from an website

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Wheel of Wonder January 15, 2011

This week on Wheel of Wonder Bridget returns to co-host! Together, in the Spirit of Balance, She and I will share the leadership of the Journey. I'll be speaking of Druids and the importance of the Sun as the basis for their ancient knowledge of the cycle of things. An approach often believed to be drawn from the expansive and Masculine energy of Spiritual duality. The Druids see the male embodiment of nature as both Light and Dark and have been known to teach their lessons in triads. Bridget will speak of the rites of the Moon and the triple goddess, a spiritual approach often considered drawn from the more feminine and intuitive aspects of Human Spirituality. It is often observed that Goddess teachings move forward in cyclical fashion. Bridget and I will both bring you Classic Music, Indy folk rock, New age ambient and even Rock and Roll. This week on Wheel of Wonder!
Happily, with the Sun and Moon image above, you too can see where it came from "GeoImages Clipart."

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Wheel of Wonder January 2, 2011

Thank you all for the calls, posts, and conversations in support of earth community radio. Wheel of Wonder is about to enter its third year on KAOS!
This week on Wheel of Wonder I'll speak a little bit more about the healing qualities of gemstones as well as honoring this icy reflective season of winter. Then we'll go on to speak of balance, and renewal; to closely related ideas to the Winter Solstice Season.
I will also be sure to introduce new Music, put out this past year by Wheel of Wonder favorites like Woodland and Dave, as well as others. I hope you'll enjoy this week's Wheel of Wonder!
The picture to the right is called Rose Quartz Crystal Dawn, an artistic CG image by Esther Johnson