Dominion Over the Earth??

• July 16th, 2016

 Welcome to the show! This episode Arrowind's Brother Evaldi joins us again while we talk about an epiphany that came to Fox's mind during a Mid-Summer ritual. How much healing does the Earth really need versus how much healing does civilization need? As the conversation goes it rapidly becomes apparent that we're also talking about the varying levels of dominion being exercised upon us and that we exercise over our experiences. The conversation gets into the deep end rather quickly and some of the points being made take a while to come to conclusion. Stay with it as I feel some of these issues rather deeply and as such think this is one of those great, deep shows we do every once in a while.
 No segments this time. It was just one of those shows where we had to take a deep breath as soon as we were done and go to bed. We record pretty late at night sometimes. Stay tuned for WWFD, Podcast of the Moment, and more in future episodes.
  As I type this out I think again of how we might need to give ourselves some healing energy the next time we're trying to heal the planet. Give some energy to those around you, to those both in and out of our community. If we spread enough healing around perhaps it will begin to make some significant difference in the implausible paths our world is sliding toward. Take care of yourself and take care of the space around you. I know we all generally try to do just this but remaining conscious of the decisions to do so helps a bit. At least I hope it does.
Blessed Be
Fox    

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Pagan Spiritual Soup

• June 4th, 2016

   As promised here is the free episode from the current bundle pack (episodes 1-5). This is the original presentation of episode #2. We weren't doing very long show notes back then but the original notes below will give you an idea of what the show is about.
    Pagan Spiritual Soup- 4/11/08 Arrowind and Fox talk a little about their different pagan paths, and some of the influences that affected their spiritual directions. They touch on how they hope to have a positive influence on their children's spiritual development.

 To purchase the entire 5 episode bundle check out the buttons on the podbean page and simply follow the instructions. Hope you enjoy.
Blessed Be
Fox and Arrowind

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Dressing the Part,,,

• June 4th, 2016

or On Being Dressed To Kill. He he he,,, On this show Arrowind and Fox talk about thier views on costumery and dressing up in the Pagan community. They talk about some of thier favorite styles of dress and costumes and discuss some of the reactions they've encountered in the world at large. We share a few thoughts on how both elaborate and simple costumes lend to the mind sets of sucsessful pagan pagentry and its effects.

Drop us a line if you can. Trust me I know how it is. Everyone is just busier than all get out. Work's rough, the house needs tons of attention,,,,,,, ect. ect. I know.  Well we do what we can.  Drop us a review at i-Tunes if you get us there and have the time. We'd truly appreciate it.  And please, pass us along to a friend or two or three. Help us build up the PPOTE community. Like I said "I know it's been really rough out there." Please everybody take care of yourselves and if you've got it in you, lend a friend a hand.


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The Sacredness of Camping and the Fututre of PPOTE

• June 4th, 2016

After the May camping run at Blue Ridge Beltaine Fox and Arrowind spend a bit of time talking about the rituals involved in actually getting there. The sacred mindsets created by the loading, packing in, and setting up of the camp gear. Fox takes this pretty seriously and considers it ritual as he does it. The conversation on this subject is relatively short but nice. Arrowind and Fox love camping and it shows.
 We have finally gotten the basic set up in place for the way that PPOTE is going to be going forward. It took a while and quite the number of discussions. We've posted about this on Facebook and the Podbean hoster page but this is the first time we've really brought it up on the show to explain it. We shall see how this all works out going forward. If you've got any questions please, join us on Facebook or email us at paganparentsote@gmail.com and just come right on and ask. We're excited to see if the new PPOTE direction takes off for a number of reasons. You can find a descriptive of how the show is now being presented on the Premium Content page.
 It's been a long strange journey for us here at the PPOTE household and we're really just beginning, "miles to go before I sleep," as Frost said. I try and stay cognizant of the whole "it's the journey not the destination," but am looking forward to at least the arrival of some milestones. I think it's similar for everyone. Don't let the journey wear you down. Don't entirely focus on the destination. Remember that it's there but don't miss enjoying the journey for it. And watch for milestones. Sometimes they're more subtle than we realize.
Blessed Be
Fox

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PPOTE; In The Beginning (Episodes 1-5)

• May 21st, 2016

1 Pagan Parents on the Edge- Introductory podcast. Fox andArrowind talk about the start of their family, focusing on the births of their children. They share how each brought a spiritual component to these experiences.

 

2 Pagan Spiritual Soup- Arrowind and Fox talk a little about their different pagan paths, and some of the influences that affected their spiritual directions. They touch on how they hope to have a positive influenceon their children's spiritual development.

 

3 Fertility of the Mind - Creativity and Imagination- In thespirit of Beltaine, Fox and Arrowind talk about how creativity and imagination connect their family to spirituality.

 

4 Divination- Fox and Arrowind discuss some of their uses of divination in their everyday life. You can expect some tarot, some astrology, white vans, and a little tongue in cheek humor.

 

5 Crises of Faith- Fox and Arrowind talk about time in their lives when they had crises of faith, from doubts and questions to the realizations that brought greater spiritual fulfillment.

 


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Christianity? Paganism? Both??

• May 2nd, 2016

On this weeks show Fox and Arrowind discuss that majority religion that dominates western life. Christianity. We cover some ground from our early Pagan reactions toward this group and why we don't act like that any more. Taking a look at some aspects of Christian doctrine and ideals of monotheism we look at how it relates to and affects our Pagan life. The subject of X-ian witches and witchcraft are examined and we talk about how some ideas have passed back and forth over time and wonder about about our similarities and differences. It might be a bit controversial in some circles to have such an open discussion on this topic in our community but when has that ever stopped us.
  On a segment of What Does Fox Do? He talks about a few of the ways he handles negativity and negative energy in his life. And not to be one sided he also talks about generating positive reinforcing energy. Grounding and "cheerleadering" are couple of the things he address'.
 The camping season seems to be officially upon us and while we may have already missed a couple of trips we're on schedule to attend Blue Ridge Beltaine. This year promises a rocking Pagan band, good times surrounded by friends (old and new) and just simply getting to be camping again. Fox definitely needs his "camping" batteries recharged. If you happen to catch us out there stop and say Hi! We're always up to meet listeners and have a little impromptu "porchtime"
 Today is "Pagan Coming Out" Day and while Fox is pretty out there we here at the PPOTE household feel for our Brothers and Sisters who for one reason or another must lead closeted lives. If you know such a Pagan let them know it's alright. That they're alright. And that there's a whole community of folk who love and admire them whether we know who they are or not. Treat everyone around you as if their journey is more difficult than yours and do your best to include and lift them up. We're a part of a great community. We can do it!
Blessed Be
Fox


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Magic is Bigger Than You Think

• April 10th, 2016

Woah ,,,,,,, When we decided to choose this topic we didn't quite realize how big a bite we were taking. We came to discover that our definitions and ideas on the subject were looser and broader than we thought. It made for a bit of a more ranging discussion than normal so while the show is a shorter one we covered a lot of ground. We spent the first couple of minutes talking about the verb "practice" as it relates to magic, decided we liked
exercised" better, and then proceeded to use the word practice for the rest of the show. Old habits die I hard I guess. We talk about the differences of Magick, Illusion and stage magic, and several other variances upon the theme of what is magic and magical.
 Featherwind like being on the show so much that we decided to give her a shot at her own segment; Featherwind's Imaginary Creatures. You'll be treated to a look at the imagination of a ten year old child, the creatures that live there, and what they mean to her, Let us know what you think.
 And on that note, do, let us know what you think. As we work our way back into regular podcasting I've discovered that we've nearly completely dropped off the map. Drop us a line and let us know you're out there. If you get us at iTunes drop us a review (gotta admit we love those) or you can connect with us here at Podbean. Hope to hear from you!  
    The camping season is just around the corner again and despite our crazy busy world we're gonna try and get out a couple of times this year. Mmmmm, camping. Does the Pagan soul good. Give it a try. If you see us out and about stop and say high. We're always up for "porch time"  Tale care and Blessed Be. Fox


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Sacred Buffoonery; Aspects of the Sacred Clown

• March 26th, 2016

Woo Hoo! Here it is the second episode of the PPOTE relaunch. In this show we wish you all a Blessed Ostara as we spend a few moments talking about how ours went. The main topic of the show was inspired by Fox, his current fascination and interactions with clowns, and their symbolism. In "What Does Fox Do" we discuss mirror magick and some of the spells Fox has used in this vein. We're pretty happy that we've managed two in a row, on time, and look forward to many more. As you will hear, the show is beginning to evolve and we point that out during the wrap up. Spring has sprung (although the snow and cool temps may make it seems as if it hasn't) and with that a great time for new beginnings and energies. Take for yourself a few moments to think about it. Nothing is promised and this would be the grandest of times for a clean slate. Good luck and Blessed Be.


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Welcome Back!

• March 6th, 2016

Hello Everyone! Here is the anticipated show we have been posting about! In the podcast, Fox and Arrowind talk a little about the journey that has taken us away from the show, and back again. We are excited to get back into the swing of podcasting. Our special guests join in for part of the show, which will hopefully be a nice surprise for long-time listeners. We also talk about the new projects that are starting and our decision to begin having 'Premium' content. We welcome any support you may be able to give, and as always, we love just knowing you are out there listening! Please leave a comment here or on the Facebook page and let us know what you think!

Blessed Be,

Arrowind


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Samhain Musing

• October 31st, 2015

Arrowind and Fox decided to drop another quick random to celebrate Samhain. We ramble around a bit while talking about the season and a few of our ideas and traditions. We, of course, talk a little bit more about Sacred Waters Sanctuary and it's relationship to the season. We talk about some of what's been making our lives so chaotic lately. So have a safe and Happy Samhain. Check us out on FB. Blessed Be!


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