In this episode of PPOTE Fox and Arrowind explore the power of the spoken word. We read a few selections of poetry from Fox's favorites poets, Gibrahn and Frost, and spend time with each dissecting what the words and images bring to mind as related to our pagan experience. We discuss the power that words have when used in ritual, prayer, and in our everday thoughts. I really enjoyed doing this one as the level of conversation was just right, not to deep but deep enough. In one instance Fox, once again, gives away a little bit about just how differently he see's the world.
In Arrowind's "As of yet Unnamed Segment" She talks a bit about the four powers, an excellent collection of metaspiritual suggestions for the pusuit of the betterment of being.
"What Does Fox Do?" focuses on how he uses the power of words with consideration to rythmn, rhyme, meter, and content to create extrenal and internal magical spaces. He talks about ritual, prayer, and even how the careful consideration of the words we use to define how we think in an everyday mundane way also defines who and what we are on several levels.
The "Podcast of the Week" this episode is "Pagan Chaos Magic" With it's host Kia Dragon. Kia is a friend of the show and someone for whom we hold a special place in our hearts (esecially Fox as there is that whole fatherhood thing going) Kia has been absent from the podioverse for a while and it was great to hear him back again. The show's experientiality is something that Fox thinks is wonderful and not only one of the reasons he listens to the show but one of the reasons he thinks you should give it a try as well.
In the housecleaning segement (you know at the end of the show where we give out all that boring contact information stuff) Fox had a bit of a "light-bulb" moment and has put out the challenge to our listens to come up with a name for Arrowind's "As of Yet Unnamed Segment". Drop us a line and let us know if you have any ideas. We would love to hear them.
The speeding up of what is one of the busiest seasons of the year around the PPOTE household seems to have reduced the show schedule to a one a month kind of thing. There are also issues in the background and we have been contemplating where to go with the show. We are going to stay with the same format but have begun to reconsider hosters, exposures, and a variety of other ideas including, perhaps, a book based on the things we've discussed at length with you listeners. We'll keep everyone informed as we wouldn't want to leave anybody behind as we begin to explore new ground.
Yule is just around the corner and with it usually comes that show dedicated to the season and the inevitable mention of the "Jolly One" himself. The family coven is begining to change and reframe some of ideas of Santa as we move the kids from the vaguely commercial belief to a more Shamanistic approach. I don't think Santa is hanging around car dealerships selling cars, more likely hanging around our hearts giving love and generosity. I hope Yule isn't spoiled for anyone by the commercial mainstreamism of the day and that we remember to let the new light into our hearts and souls this season and have the love and generosity to spread it around to everyone around us.
Blessed Be Foxfire