Friday, April 20, 2012

Episode 17 delayed

Hello all,

Some of you might be wondering where the mid-month podcast episode is at. I am pretty busy right now, with a bunch of things, but mostly working on my screenplay. April is ”Script Frenzy” (the screenplay version of NaNoWriMo - the novel writing month in November), so my focus has been more on that. I didn’t have as full of a show as I had wanted, so I put that content aside to wait for the May 1st/Beltaine episode.

Don’t forget that the KAL finishes at the end of this month. Also, there is the draw for the SpringTree Road yarn - enter at the shownotes for episode 16, if you haven’t already.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Episode 16 - The Druids

Today’s episode is all about the Druids!  Alright, so it’s an introduction to modern Druidry, with an interview in “The Pagan Corner”.  Plus, a bodice-ripping good time that has the occasional Druid and Immortal thrown in for good measure.

Shownotes

Housekeeping:

- winner of the Miso Crafty Knits project bag and a skein of yarn is: Anjanette (explodingpinecone on Ravelry)
- new contest for April - see photos/details below.

Eyes and Ears:

Karen Marie Moning's Highlander Romance novels (the "bodice-rippers"!) (Wiki page)

The Pagan Corner:

An interview with modern-day Druid Teo Bishop.  

Books & Authors recommended by Teo:

Issac Bonewits
Bonewits's Essential Guide to Druidism

John Michael Greer (not recommended directly on the podcast, but a great read)
The Druidry Handbook: Spiritual Practice Rooted in the Living Earth

Phillip Carr-Gomm (Chosen Chief Druid of OBOD)
Druid Mysteries: Ancient Wisdom for the 21st Century

Links to Druid Organizations

OBOD (Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids)

ADF (Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship)

Bits I mentioned during/after the interview:
- Knitted Morse code - a CBC radio interview with Kristin Haring on the show "Spark" (scroll down the the section called "The Beauty of Binary".
- DJ Conway's book "Magick of the Gods & Goddesses"
- Joseph Campbell, writer of books on myth, religion and archetype.

Music:
Green Druid, "Dignity", from MusicAlley.com

Yarn to win this month - Springtree Road, Emeline sock (50% Merino/50% Silk, 434yards per 100grams) in "Anenome" colourway.
Muscadine sock (75% SW Merino/25% Nylon, 460yards per 100grams) in "Bramble" colourway.
To enter to win one of these lovely skeins, please leave a comment in the shownotes with a Ravelry ID or another way to contact you.  Deadline is Monday, April 30th, around 9pm Pacific, midnight Eastern time.