Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday! Has Witchcraft worked to Neopaganism's Social Detriment?

On this episode of EYE of the SEER, Bryan and Amanda discuss how conventional misunderstandings of witchcraft may have inadvertently inhibited mainstream religious acceptance of Neopaganism. The image is further complicated because not all witches are Neopagan and not all Neopagans practice witchcraft, yet many have integrated both system into their practice.  Together, Bryan and Amanda hope to shed light on this issue and increase popular understand of both systems of spirituality.

Come join us at esotericmysticism.org
Please keep in mind that we provide the costs for this show out of our own pockets. If you love EYE of the SEER, please help support it by donating to our program at https://www.patreon.com/eyeoftheseer

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/eyeoftheseer/2015/07/01/has-witchcraft-worked-to-neopaganisms-social-detriment

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Pagan Experience: Meet the Space Witch!


Week 5 - June 29 – Tell us a little bit about how you came to your current spiritual path and what has held your intention to remain on it. 

It’s probably no secret that I love to talk about myself (why else would I have a blog and 500 other websites devoted to me and my thoughts?)  Rather than writing a whole new post devoted to this topic, please check out these links where I share my story and my experiences. 

Check out "The Not So Secret Life of a Modern Witch" over at Paranormal Galaxy Magazine

"Witchcraft: Magick, Mystery, and Mysticism" on my EYE of the SEER radio show

"Living as a Witch", part two of our witchcraft feature over at EYE of the SEER

Imaginative childhood, Sunday school, tarot cards, past-life meditations, college shenanigans, the Goddess movement, covens, magic, spells, ritual, initiations, mythology, Wicca, Orphic Cults, Gnosticism, circles… all leading to this moment and who I am right now.  I couldn’t have asked for a more exciting journey!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Weekly Rune Forecast: June 24 - July 1

Runes are ready!  Last week I missed the Weekly Rune Forecast because I was busy working on some proposal packets for the book, Esoteric Mysticism.  Despite a headache today, I'm glad to have been able to do this reading!  This one was a bit hard - so many runes and not many clusters.  It was like the Cosmos was saying "THIS IS WHAT YOU GET FOR SKIPPING."  But I feel good about it now that it's done. 

The Weekly Rune Forecast is a free offering over at EsotericMysticism.org, so be sure to check it out!

http://www.esotericmysticism.org/2015/06/24/weekly-rune-forecast-june-24-july-1/

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Astral Healing & Paranormal Investigation with Nita Hickok

TONIGHT 9PM EST

Bryan and Amanda are joined by alternative healer, spiritual counselor, and paranormal investigator Nita Hickok as they discuss Nita's current work, particularly in the metaphysical discipline of Astral Healing. Nita will discuss her new downloadable healing chant programs and bring us up to date on her most recent projects. It has been years since EYE of the SEER last spoke with Nita. There is much to catch up on.

You may learn more about Nita's work at: http://www.astralhealer.com and purchase her mystical chant MP3s by going to: http://www.astralhealer.com/store#!/Chants/c/13195994/offset=0&sort=addedTimeDesc

Please keep in mind that we provide the costs for this show out of our own pockets. If you love EYE of the SEER, please help support it by donating to our program at https://www.patreon.com/eyeoftheseer


http://www.blogtalkradio.com/eyeoftheseer/2015/06/24/astral-healing-paranormal-investigation-with-nita-hickok

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Pagan Experience: Lucifer Rising



Week 4 - June 22 – Any writing for the letters K or L  "I am keeping this familiar format on week 4 for those who have joined me from the Pagan Blog Project."

So, I came across this very strange video on tumblr.  First, just images and screenshots.   Then I’d come across awesome gifs, then music and sounds, then finally I took time out to watch the whole 30 minute short film.  Lucifer Rising isn’t really about Lucifer.  It might be about an enlightened golden child?  I’m not sure. Either way, I adore everything about it.

















It’s an occulty film full of symbolism and mysticism, long moments and weird images.  It’s hard to explain what’s going on… only that I love it.  I love rock and roll and oculty shit.  The cast and director are whack, and the whole story of this film is fascinating.  There’s a few good articles about it on the internet, and more legend and lore is always revealing itself.

So if you like Jimmy Page, Kenneth Anger, Lilith, Isis, Magicians, Egypt, and the 1970s, check out Lucifer Rising, then report back to me on your thoughts!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Astral Healing & Paranormal Investigation with Nita Hickok

TUESDAY JUNE 23, 9PM EST

Bryan and Amanda are joined by alternative healer, spiritual counselor, and paranormal investigator Nita Hickok as they discuss Nita's current work, particularly in the metaphysical discipline of Astral Healing. Nita will discuss her new downloadable healing chant programs and bring us up to date on her most recent projects. It has been years since EYE of the SEER last spoke with Nita. There is much to catch up on.

You may learn more about Nita's work at: http://www.astralhealer.com and purchase her mystical chant MP3s by going to: http://www.astralhealer.com/store#!/Chants/c/13195994/offset=0&sort=addedTimeDesc

Please keep in mind that we provide the costs for this show out of our own pockets. If you love EYE of the SEER, please help support it by donating to our program at https://www.patreon.com/eyeoftheseer


http://www.blogtalkradio.com/eyeoftheseer/2015/06/24/astral-healing-paranormal-investigation-with-nita-hickok

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Re-post: "Fireworks: Midsummer"

originally posted on the on-line religion magazine, Creedible, 2012 and on this blog, Summer 2014

http://wiccainromania.blogspot.com/2013/01/sarbatorile-wiccane.html
Though this year’s calendar says June 21st is the first day of summer, the longest day of the year might more appropriately be known as the middle of the summer season. The sun is at its height and the days have been increasing in length, only to climax at the longest day and shortest night during the Summer Solstice. Twilight and dawn stretch out longer than any other time of the year, but after this week, the nighttime and darkness will slowly creep back upon the day.

Celebrated from June 19-June 24, the exact date of this holiday changes depending on the position of the earth to the sun. Midsummer, also known as Litha, marks the Summer Solstice and a time of great warmth, fertility and energy. Scandinavian and Northern European countries still celebrate this holiday that can trace its roots back to ancient celebrations of fire and abundance. In some places it is almost as popular as Christmas, which sits exactly opposite of this day on the calendar.

Medieval Christianity celebrated the birth of Saint John the Baptist on this day, and huge Saint John’s fires are still a major part of European celebrations, and often enjoyed by Neo-Pagans and other new age groups around the world. A good way to observe the fire and heat of this holiday is to light your own balefire, or even a bright red candle. Others capture the spark of the longest day of the year with a delicious barbeque, which is the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors, nature and heat.

For those who are familiar with Shakespeare, Midsummer is also said to be a wonderful night to enjoy the charms of the fairies. The magic of a summer night is something we all remember from our childhood. When enjoying the cool air, the moon, fireflies and the scent of flowers and fresh grass, remember the pleasure of summer.

As a holiday, Midsummer recaptures the magic and joy of youthfulness. Re-read your favorite fairytales, watch your favorite version of Shakespeare’s  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, go out and catch glowbugs or butterflies, or find a fountain and make a wish! Fill the longest day of the year with all of the things you love, and those games that make you feel like a kid again.

The summer is a special time of year, even for those who are well past their youth and fully engrossed in their 9-5 schedule. The sun is at its full power this week, so think of the sun to give your projects a little spark. Have lunch outside or take a short walk, no matter how hot it is. Summertime is in full swing, so enjoy the beauty of your neighborhood and community while the flowers and trees are thriving. Buy local produce and engage in town beautification projects. Take some time out for the kids in your life, and make a point to dance with the fairies. This is a good time of year to push your boundaries and step outside of your comfort zone, but also to return to those things that inspired us when we were children.