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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Random Fish

• October 3rd, 2015

And finally here it is, the second random (ergo silly random title) episode that we've been promising for a month. We talk about a couple of the things we've been up to for the last 6 or 7 months including Blue Ridge Beltane and the awesome time we had hosting the main ritual and our own Sacred Waters Sanctuary Games of Lugh Lughnasadh. We also talk about upcoming changes to our handling of PPOTE and the upcoming, yet to be named, new podcast based our new project at Sacred Waters. Halfway through the podcast, Fox begins to lose his voice, jeez we are out of practice, but we still have a great time talking. We are beginning to look at and contemplate ways to gain financial support for the Sacred Waters project such as adding a 'donate' button and other crowdfunding sources. As we learn more, we are definitely going to let you folks know more. Drop us a line on facebook! Blessed Be

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Episode OMEGA

• February 14th, 2015

  And here it is. After two long years we explain where we've been, where we are, and where we're going. Fox definitely believes that all things go in cycles and circles and so it is with the show. As the title may have you suspecting, this is the last official episode of PPOTE. There may be a random episode here and there but we make no promises on this as our energies are moving and have been moving in new and exciting directions for the last couple of years. We'll be explaining much of that in the show. Sacred Waters Sanctuary has us very excited and busy at the moment in a fashion that has pretty much helped us to make the decision to put this show to bed. There are wonderful things coming though and we sincerely hope that everyone will follow us over to whatever media and presentation we have/create for Sacred Waters Sanctuary. There's already a FaceBook page with the start of information and some photos on it.

We really want to thank everybody who has come with us on this journey. We've learned quite a bit and are astounded every single time we research the stats for the show to see how many, and the worldly variety of, people interested in listening to a couple of Pagans ramble on about their experiences. We are deeply appreciative of the patience and interest, tolerance and love most everone has shown over the years. Even the few snarky or even meanspirited bits have been an education and an addition to our overall Pagan experience. We look forward to seeing many of you on our new journey as we strive to create something powerful and amazing with Sacred Waters Sanctuary. We intend to keep communication with the PPOTE audience as we move forward keeping all the media access to the show intact as it stands. Fell free to drop us a line. In the end we look forward to seeing how this will all play out. Thanks again. Much love to you all.

Blessed Be

Foxfire and Arrowind

 

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Building Ritual By Way Of Ostara

• April 15th, 2013

OMG It has been Sooooo busy around here and the season is just getting started. In this episode Arrowind and Fox discuss a few of their ritual building techniques as they brainstorm their way through the planning of the family coven's Ostara ritual. They cover some ground in basic ritual building after spending some time talking about the Ostara sabbat and some of their feelings about it. The show was crazy long and took forever to edit what with our seasonally tightening schedules. We hope you find something useful, informative. or just entertaining in it.

No podcast of the week this episode as the uneditted recording was over an hour long. Plus Fox is getting a bit freaked out by how many times he raves about a show in Podcast of the Week and it disappears the next week. He really hasn't figured out how to approach this weird coincidence yet and is not to sure about Podcast of the Week in the meantime. If you want him to keep it going drop him a line and let him know.

The weather is changing and so begins the warm weather camping season. We'll be at an ADF festival called Trillium soon and then there are several more trips of varying styles in line. Woo Hoo!!! Camping!! If you see us out and about in the woods stop and say HI. We love to meet listeners. If you have that chance to get out of doors this season, do it. As a pagan I find nothing more refeshing and invigorating than surrounding myself with trees and green. Try it for yourself. I think you might like it especially after this long winter. Warm yourself up and then spread some warmth around.

Blessed Be

Foxfire

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Pagan Spiritual Soup Revisted

• March 23rd, 2013

This episode Arrowind and Fox revisit our second episode entitled Pagan Spiritual Soup. When originally published this episode was an introduction to your hosts and a more defined glimpse into their spiritual practices and how they apply those to their lives and family. While relistening and commenting we observed that we don't really feel as if we've changed that much. The mutual consesus was an observation of a maturing and deepening of our beliefs. It was a fun look a this time capsule of our lives. We certainly hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Once again I would like to point out that if this is the first time you've heard these older episodes or are listening to them again they are a bit editted from the original release versions. Sometimes they have been editted for time restraints, sometimes for personal reasons, and sometimes just to make the episode flow better with the additional commentary. In some cases we may have editted out up to half of the original show. Stay tuned for how you can recieve the original uneditted episodes where you will be able to not only hear all the imperfections of our early editing style but the additional original commentary. It's not always going to be a lot but it will always give you a more defined glimpse into who we are as Pagans and why. We are working to be able to do this very soon.

Facebook has shifted itself around again and as such the interface for the page has changed in a way that is taking me some time to figure out. In the mean time if I haven't responded to some post's that would just be me dealing with another learning curve. Yikes.

Thinking about how our lives were five years ago when we started the show has really driven home the idea that our spirituality is a dynamic and organic growing thing. It makes me quite happy to realise that we here at the PPOTE household are not simply stagnating but reaching forward and living along with our living beliefs. Reach out and grab life. I know it's speeding by at a pretty quick clip but if we can hold on, if we can keep up, I promise that it's worth the ride.

Blessed Be

Foxfire

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On Being Different and Raising Differnt Children

• March 9th, 2013

For what might have been the first time in the five years history of PPOTE it was Foxfire who had a few second thoughts about releasing an episode. Tonight’s show takes an intimate look at some of the personal issues we have with feeling different and how that affects how we are raising our children. That’s right, it’s one of Those episodes. It’s not entirely about parenting as it addresses some of our thoughts about why we see ourselves as different from society at large. This leads into a discussion on the kind of dynamic we are, as parents, creating in our children. I’m certain that spending time thinking about such things makes us better parents and I’m fairly sure we’re not the only Pagan parents having these discussions out of love and concern for the futures of our little ones.

This episode also features the return of Podcast of the Week. Fox talks about a relatively new show (new to him at least) “American Druid” This show has a experiential aspect that Fox loves. The host is very easy to listen to. I got the impression that the American Druid and I are around the same age so that my have influenced my opinion to a degree Check it out and see if it impresses you as it did Fox.

I sincerely believe that having deep conversations along sensitive subjects is an excellent way of helping our selves become more complete and self actualized people. A sense of awareness of ourselves, who we are, and why we do things is, I think, an important step towards becoming better people from both an interpersonal and spiritual level. If we’re open to the concerns of others we can help them as well as ourselves sometimes. Go ahead. Lend an ear to a friend. It might lead to being a shoulder to lean on. And helping to stabilize others can only but help us all have a more stable existence.

Blessed Be

Foxfire

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Pagan Parents on the Edge Revisited

• February 25th, 2013

Welcome back everyone as we struggle to get back and keep back on schedule. In this episode we revisit the inaugural episode of the show, self titled, Pagan Parents on the Edge. In the coming series, taking a listen back in time to the old shows, we share our commentary and insights on how our ideas and attitudes have changed in the last five years. In this episode we think back on why we started the show and a bit about why we've continued to push ahead despite the gaps in recording and other road bumps between here and there. As the show was ushered into being it felt appropriate to discuss the births of our children as those life altering moments that cemented the label of parents onto our lives. We were a bit suprised at how we responded to some of the thoughts we had those many years ago.

With the begining of this new approach to PPOTE we hope to overcome some of the technological glitches that have made our past shows unaccessable. As the "Retro Review" of the old shows moves forward we will be removing the original releases from the shows library. Eventually we will make the original, uneditted, epsiodes available through other means. Stay tuned to see how we manage to pull this rabbit out of our hats. And "uneditted" you may ask? In the new "retro review" rereleases we have editted out parts of the original episodes, sometimes for personal reasons, sometimes for time constraints, sometimes just to keep the show flowing. In some cases we will have removed up to half of the original. That stuff will be present in the uneditted releases. Sooooo if this is the first time you've heard these shows you're actually missing some of the PPOTE experience and if you heard the show all those years ago you might notice the difference. We're on an interesting journey. Let's see where this goes together.

We now have a Facebook page (not really new news, I know) and are looking forward to seeing how the shows new directions are recieved. Drop us a line or friend us up. If you get us at iTunes help us get a presence back by giving us a review. We'd really appreciate it and I may start reading them on the show.

There are so many things going on around the PPOTE household it's like an insane whirlwind. I try all the time to stay centered and take things one thing at a time. I know a lot of peoples lives are in similar states. We live in chaotic, busy, times. Remember to stay calm and centerd and maybe reach out to help steady someone else in need. We're Pagans. We can do that.

Blessed Be

Foxfire

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