HISTORICAL OSTARA Ostara is one of the newest sabbats. Ancient peoples celebrated the spring season, including Earth’s annual revival, rather than the vernal equinox itself. However, despite a lack of historical origins as a festival, the spring equinox is a part of an Earth cycle that predates humans, when the passive darker half of the year ends and the active lighter half begins. This astronomical balance, along with the fertility of the season, is what contemporary Pagans celebrate during Ostara.The name Ostara originates from an ancient Germanic goddess, Eostre, of dawn and spring. She is associated with eggs, fertility, hares, rabbits, and the spring season in general. As an explanation for the egg and hare association, contemporary legend has it that Eostre turned a bird into a hare but the transformation wasn’t complete so the hare laid eggs. Otherwise, very little is known about this goddess. https://www.greenwitch.ca/sabbats-seasons/ostara/
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A bit about Emily: Emily Gabbert has been a practicing witch and a follower of a Pagan path for nearly 20 years. She led a group for alternative religions at MU, and was tapped into a society recognizing women leaders for her efforts. She joined the Kansas City Pagan Community in 2013, and has been a co-organizer for the Kansas City Witches Meetup since 2016, receiving the KCPPD Community Service Award in 2017. She is a baker by trade with an interest in all kinds of arts and crafts, and sometimes she writes.
The Witches are back and have a fun conversation brewing in their cauldrons! Jennifer Bishop, Deb Kuehne, and Jerri Wolfe of the Witches Cauldron Gathering – in association with Wild Indigo Coyote, are back to discuss a few different topics, then see where the evening takes us!
Mystic Moon Cafe Radio hosts bring a variety of guests to talk about paranormal phenomenon, cryptozoology, ghost hunting, favorite authors on many topics – fiction, conspiracy theory, and fact, featured music artists, and more!
We welcome honest thoughts and respectful questions from the chat room and plan to cover – but not limit to – some of the following topics:
1- What makes you a witch and what it actually means 2- Covens vs. Solitary 3- Traditions vs. Eclectic wc 4- Sigils, symbols, and tattoo power symbols 5- Working with the elements in Witchcraft 6- Working with the fey 7- Scrying 8- Sacred spaces and best places to work wc 9- Animal Totems vs Familiars 10- Common misconceptions of witches and navigating interactions with others 11- Differences between Wicca and Witchcraft practitioners
Please tune in – chat too if you like – when Wendy talks to her friend, Annwyn Avalon, about Water Witchcraft, the book, incorporating her dancing into her rituals, tools, altars, and more!
A Bit about Annwyn Avalon: Annwyn Avalon is a witch, priestess, and the founder of Triskele Rose, an Avalonian witchcraft tradition. She has devoted her life to the study of art, witchcraft, and magic. She has a BFA in sculpture and a BA in anthropology and has completed her Reiki Master teacher training and studied herbalism and Middle Eastern folk and esoteric dancing. Annwyn writes the Patheos.com blog, The Water Witch, and is an award-winning, internationally known dancer with a repertoire of water and mermaid themed belly dance performances.
An accessible in-depth guide to Celtic water lore, including spells, rituals, water spirits, and merfolk
Let Annwyn Avalon, a practicing water witch herself, take you into the world of water magic. The water magic and lore in this book focuses on the Celtic tradition, but draws on other water magic traditions as well, and features rainwater, as well as lakes, rivers, oceans, canals, swamps, and other watery locations, together with the folk and magical customs that have been and are still practiced at these places. The book teaches the reader how to set up a water altar at home, how to connect with water spirits, and how to gather or create water witch tools. Readers are encouraged to visit local water sites but will also find an abundance of material to perform at home. Included are practical examples, visualizations, and exercises so any reader can start to take up spell work and establish their spiritual connection to water.
We will be speaking with the Wise and Irreverent Rune Woman, Ingrid Kincaid! The discussion will include Ingrid’s recently released book ‘Lost Teachings of the Runes: Northern Mysteries and the Wheel of Life’, and then see what other mischief we can get up to!
Tune in on Wednesday, October 9th at 10 PM E/9 PM C!
About Ingrid Kincaid
Known as the Rune Woman, Ingrid Kincaid is a born storyteller whose style of writing is a mixture of poetry and prose that is fueled by curiosity, sourced in wisdom and irreverence and woven around questions that beg to be answered. Ingrid lives life as an adventure. Her travels are both imaginary and real. She is an educator and workshop facilitator with over 40 years of experience. In addition to runes and Northern mysteries, she teaches courses in women’s wisdom and creativity, traveling throughout the United States and Europe.
Lost Teachings of the Runes: Northern Mysteries and the Wheel of Life
Lost Teachings of the Runes is an unexpected adventure into the hidden meanings and profound lessons held in these simple markings that are the signatures of ancient beings.
Lost Teachings of the Runes invites the reader to journey to the realms of past and future that exist hidden beyond the horizon and beneath our feet. Using an engaging blend of stories, meditations, and ancestral knowing, author Ingrid Kincaid explores Northern Mysteries from the center of the Wheel of Life. Kincaid demonstrates ways the Wheel can be used to connect ancient wisdom with modern life, and offers tools and teachings that may be used on a daily basis to enable readers to reclaim their personal power.
Lost Teachings of the Runes presents a life-affirming, death-honoring approach that returns the runes to a place of balance, to light and dark, to order and chaos, and to the roots and branches of the world tree.
In this show Roman Delgado will guide us on a journey into the world of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing. We will speak of this Ancient Spiritual Practice and gain an understanding of Soul Level Illness. We will be ranging from Power and Soul Loss to the Evil Eye and many things in between. Be prepared to understand energy hygiene and human interactions in new and useful ways!
We will also briefly touch upon Dia De Los Muertos – Day of the Dead, as the season is upon us.
Now, I’m no expert in any of these things, but I know what I enjoy. Research and Learning are at the top of my list. I will be delving into one aspect of Magic, Witchcraft, Folklore, Myth and/or Legend in each article. So, if you are so inclined, join me on this journey of discovery!
About Roman Delgado
Roman is a practitioner of Brujeria, Southern Conjure and Shamanic Healing. He grew up surrounded by magic and magical practitioners with his family in Mexico. Through his cultural upbringing he has gained a unique understanding of the ailments of the soul and the magical ways of healing them.
For this segment, Wendy will be talking with good friends, Denise Pridemore and Jen Smith, both of who have Appalachian family with strong leanings towards Folk Magics, Healing, and Lore. I’ve been doing my homework as well, so this should be an enlightening show!
Now, I’m no expert in any of these things, but I know what I enjoy. Research and Learning are at the top of my list. I will be delving into one aspect of Magic, Witchcraft, Folklore, Myth and/or Legend in each article.
So, if you are so inclined, join me on this journey of discovery!
The people who have called The Appalachian Mountains their home over the centuries and beyond are a mish-mash of the Native American Indian tribes – Shawnee, Cherokee, Creek and Delaware, just to name a few. Added in later were settlers from Ireland, Scotland, Germany, and more. When you mix in all of these different peoples. cultures and traditions – not to mention adding in ancient lore of the people brought in as Slaves – and blood, sweat, tears and deaths of those just trying to carve out a little niche in the world, you come up with the recipe for some powerful beliefs, magics, healing practices and downright scary – sometimes – ‘wise ones’..
I’ve run across the term ‘Granny Magic’ in several different articles and websites, and really get a kick out of the term. However, I feel it’s not really accurate since gender isn’t really the heart of the practitioners these days. But the traditions are definitely passed down from great-grandparents, grandparents, and on down the line. The Ancients and Ancestors are key elements of the rootwork, healings, conjurings and so on.
Anyway, this should be a very interesting and informative segment, so please join us!
On this episode, our hosts will be talking with Kyle J. Macias – Film Maker, and Seth Michael – Psychic Medium, about The Hat Man. Kyle recently released a documentary “The Hat Man: Documented Cases of Pure Evil”, so we will pick his brain on the subject and talk about the Documentary.
Seth Michael will give us his take on The Hat Man from a Medium’s perspective, as he has encountered more than one such entity.
History and Folklore Of Shadow Creatures and Hat Man
A number of religions, legends, and belief systems describe shadowy spiritual beings or supernatural entities such as shades of the underworld, and various shadowy creatures have long been a staple of folklore and ghost stories.
The Hat Man typically appears at night, dressed in a long, black trench coat, a black three-piece suit, and a black hat – either a fedora, top hat, or cowboy hat. Witnesses say the Hat Man’s eyes glow red and occasionally he checks a gold pocket watch chained to his belt. He is described as being at least six feet tall, though usually his stature reaches between seven to 10 feet.
About Kyle J Masias: Kyle J. Macias is an aspiring filmmaker specializing in narrative films and documentary films alike. He’s an avid researcher and paranormal aficionado covering a wide range of subjects, such as; the occult, entity contact and unknown realms.
“The Hat Man: Documented Cases of Pure Evil”, is his first documentary feature, covering the subject of shadow people, specifically focusing in on the distinct figure, the internet and eyewitnesses have dubbed ‘The Hat Man’.
Kyle J. Macias delved into the subject of ‘shadow people’ back in 2008, when he learned that his own family has had experiences with the “Hat Man”.
Throughout the duration of making this film, it came to Kyle’s attention that the ‘Hat Man’, is not just a figure seen in sleep paralysis or nightmares. The eyewitnesses are adamant that they also see him in waking life. Manifesting under street lamps, in the back of passenger seats, in the corner of the room, on the side of the road, peaking around corners and in some cases physical attack. Is the Hat Man hiding in the darkest places of our subconscious? Or is he crossing over to our physical existence? It may be both…
Our good friend Seth Michael is a natural born psychic/medium with over 28 years of experience giving formal readings. In addition to his work doing private and larger group readings, he co-founded a paranormal team called White Light Paranormal Insight where he is a Medium and the Director of Spiritual Resolves. Seth also co-hosted a web radio show called, Into the Light with Seth Michael and Teresa Kleve on Blog talk radio, and is an instructor for Awaken-Yourself Psychic/Medium Workshops. Seth Michael’s passion and intent is to assist others in reaching their higher-self and honing in on their own individual strengths. Seth Michael is also the primary focus of the, “All Around Us,” documentary currently in production. Whether the topics are about life issues, spiritual path direction or connecting with passed loved ones or animals, Seth Michael’s life mission is to help others, bring comfort, and hope. *Your reading is strictly private and confidential.