Through my weekly radio show, I strive to create a medium for pagan, and spiritually progressive voices. Mainstream media has neglected these bards, great thinkers, and earth spiritualists. Yet their ideas, stories and songs can help us better understand the connections between earth as sacred entity and living sustainably amongst ourselves and our environment. I hope you enjoy listening to these ideas, philosophies, songs and stories as much as I enjoy sharing them with you.
For those of us who live in Cascadia, December's Dark, Damp, Days can cause a Seasonal Affect Disorder (a state a bit like depression). This isn't unique to Cascadia though, Countries and Cultures the world over have sought help through community to observe, honor and celebrate the return of the sun, the spring, and summer to survive and be happy through the cold days of Winter. Some say it is the Crone of the snows (the Caillieach) who brings the ice and cold, sad and grim as a Crone she is. For others the winter is a time when Gods of chaos, or evil have slain, or nearly slain Gods of the Sun and hope. The winter then becomes a time of healing and recovery, to return from apparent death as the plants and the light in the sky must do. Many feel a new hopeful energy in the brightening of the days. Its a time to stand together and seek friendship and comfort. I won't be on the air for the actual Solstice this year, I believe Loi Consuela, will be sitting in for me, for Yule. I'll return before the end of December. This week on Wheel of Wonder we'll have a guest; musician, philosopher, and healer: Denean. A beautiful soul who brings her vision of heart based living to everyone through the sound of her music. A conversation we can share with you, as Cathartic, I hope, as experiencing the return of the sun, and the optimism of spring. This week on Wheel of Wonder!