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Owner of Washington Justice Expresses Interest in CDL Expansion Spot
"So yesterday A lot of my argument for why the CDLs jump in viewers wasn't big enough was the massive by ends. It takes to get into the league and I stand by that argument but that doesn't mean that people aren't still willing to pay those boxes if given the chance in all likelihood. The CDL probably would have expanded this past off-season had it not been for the pandemic. That was the timeline the o w l hit twelve teams year one expansion 220 in Year to all week Adam started the sports Business Journal reported that there is mutual interest between the CDL and the owners of the Washington Justice in the o w l to place a team in DC of the 12 CDL teams. Most came from the dead. Ownership groups as o w l teams. There are only a few that did not the Minnesota rocker backed by wise Venturi Sports. Now version one the London Broil Ravens backed by wrecked Global and the LA thieves the latest addition to the team the other nine teens, at least I'm pretty sure are all also tied to an o w l team in some way. It's all right. What's 2 take away here. Honestly in my opinion said investors are way too bullish on these leagues and I know it's not just my opinion the o w l has been on a downward trajectory for a while now and I don't think that's a controversial take investing another eight figure some into one of these franchise leagues without bringing in the established brand like optic face or thieves just feels like a really bold decision to be but on the flipside. I was super excited to see how these leagues played out when they could actually host events in the pandemic put a big chew on that after only a few weeks. Now, we are finally turning a covid-19 and there isn't really any reason I shouldn't have that same enthusiasm I had going into 2020. I really do hope these leagues succeed. It would be the single best thing that could happen for Esports. If events sold out wherever the League's win. I'm just not so confident. That's what's going to happen. I'm sure a b is focused on the year ahead. Clearly expansion is on the mind as well. We will almost certainly see a few new teams. Next year will be eight like the o w l i don't think so. But at least two to four probably going to be
Considering German Jewrys History And Legacy With Jay Geller
"Welcome to jewish history matters. I'm jason la steak and jay. Geller is joining me on the podcast today to talk about his book. The show alums a history of the german jewish bourgeoisie from emancipation to destruction. It's a fantastic book. That tells the story of german jewry as a whole through the history of one family and in particular the four scholem brothers each of whom followed their own political and historical path gerhard or gershom scholem the zionist who is most widely known for his scholarship on jewish mysticism alongside. His brothers. varner the communist. Reinhold the nationalist and eric the liberal. It's a multilayered approach towards thinking about jews in germany as well as the broader possibilities of history and its contingency the scholem brothers really showcase the myriad possibilities for political and cultural activity of jews in germany prior to the second world war as well as the different outcomes of the jews in germany verner was murdered by the nazis at involed gershom immigrated to palestine and eric and reinhold made their way toss. Australia altogether sketches the outlines of the german jewish cultural and political millea as the diaspora of the jews of germany after the holocaust and so the scholem family is simultaneously an eminent middle class. Jewish berlin family and at the same time. It's also distinctly normal quotidian every day it showcases through this microcosm the whole story of choose in germany in the lead up to the second world war and the holocaust as well as aftermath jay. Geller is the samuel rosenthal professor of judaic studies at case western reserve university's department of history in addition to the show alums which will talk about. Today he has also written jews in post holocaust. Germany nineteen forty five to nineteen fifty three. I'm so excited that jay is able to join us on the podcast today to discuss the show alums and german jewish history in the largest terms the book and the issues that it raises helps us to think through both the history of jews in germany as well as the legacy of german jewish culture on a wider scale. Thanks for listening in. Welcome to the podcast. Thanks thanks for having me. This book is is such a fascinating. Approach the micro history really that is focusing on the four scholem brothers. You know obviously gershom. Scholem is definitely the most well known of these figures who are studying you as a major figure in jewish intellectual history jewish scholarship. But i think that part of what you've done here which is so interesting is to bring forward a handful of people who each represent different pathways through german jewish history and this really illuminates a lot of important issues. Do you maybe want to explain briefly about these different trajectories About these different figures in the show family and what they represent in the eighteen ninety s arthur bitty show-me who are the owners of a print shop berlin had four sons reinhold arish varner and gerhard litter known gershom and in time they viewed the travails of german society and experience the ambiguities of not the difficulties of german jewelry and they chose for different political paths. Brian whole the oldest was a national liberal or right liberal. Eric was a liberal democrat or a left liberal van was a social democrat and later became a communist in gershom of course was zionist so in this one family among these four brothers we see four political paths taken by german jewry in the first decades of the twentieth century raven. These weren't the only pads but they were by far the most common covering most of the political spectrum verner began his career as a socialist but he joined the communist party at the time of the The merger of the independent social democratic party but the communist party and he quickly rose to become the second most powerful member of the german communist party. He was a personal rival of of stalin and the stalinist clique in german communism in the mid nineteen twenty s when stalinist is attempting to take over the other communist parties in the commoner
Baltimore Ravens player says his family was robbed at gunpoint
"Told police he and his family were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday after being followed from L A x Smith and his family are safe. Twins marquees and Mike Pouncey, a retiring from football together Former Clemson
Ravens' Smith, family safe after gunpoint robbery
"Bowl champion with the Baltimore Ravens is recovering after a scary confrontation earlier this week, the Baltimore Ravens Friday confirmed that they have reached out to Jimmy Smith and that he and his family are safe. That's after being robbed at gunpoint earlier in the week. According to multiple reports, the defensive back and his family, including his three young Children, arrived at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday night when they were followed back to their hotel. That's where the robbery ended up taking place. No one was injured in the incident, no specifics as to what was taken in the robbery. Smith just wrapped up his 10th season with the Ravens, the former first round pick Sonny and extension with Baltimore just last
Ravens player says his family was robbed at gunpoint
"Bowl champion with the Baltimore Ravens is recovering after a scary confrontation earlier this week. The Baltimore Ravens Friday confirmed that they have reached out to Jimmy Smith and that he and his family are safe. That's after being robbed at gunpoint earlier in the week, according to multiple reports, the defensive back and his family, including his three young Children, arrived at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday night when they were followed back to their hotel. That's where the robbery ended up taking place. No one was injured in the incident. No specifics as to what was taken in the robbery. Smith just wrapped up his 10th season with the Ravens, the former first round pick Sonny an extension with Baltimore just last year. Matt
Ravens' Smith, family safe after gunpoint robbery
"A scary situation in Los Angeles yesterday, according to a report from the Athletics Jeff's Ray back Smith and his family were followed from L. A international airport to their hotel and then robbed at gunpoint. Smith and formed a team of what happened at the team released the following statement. We're aware of the situation involving Jimmy Smith. We have spoken with Jimmy and he and his family are safe. Three Baltimore area men facing fraud
$22,000 flute lost on Chicago train turns up in pawn shop
"Musician visiting Chicago, breathing a sigh of relief after recovering a $22,000 flute, and he forgot on a train. A Donald Raven was reunited with his flute at a Chicago police station after officers had picked it up at a pawn shop, a homeless man who used it as collateral for a Alone turns out while doing a search of train station after train station and train after train. It didn't work. The 23 year old Boston based flutist efforts to spread the word about his lost flute on social Media did work. A pawnshop owner called Police, who then picked up the flute.
$22,000 flute lost on Chicago train turns up in pawn shop
"Musician visiting Chicago breathes a sigh of relief after recovering a $22,000 flute that he had for gotten on a train. Donald Raven was reunited with his flew to the Chicago police station this week after officers picked it up in a pawn shop that had been left there is collateral for a loan by a homeless man turns out that while The search of the train after train didn't work. The 23 year old Boston based flew this effort to spread the word about his lost fluid on social media did work. A pawnshop owner called the police who then picked up that flute?
He lost a $22,000 flute on the Blue Line a week ago. Thursday, he got it back and played it for Chicago police.
"Who lost his prized flute while traveling through Chicago, has been reunited with his instrument. Donald Raven played for Chicago police officers who helped him recover the $22,000 flute. He accidentally left it on a blue line train. Last Friday. As he was heading to the airport. Raven asked for help and in a Facebook post, which led to the re union. After leaving the police station. He also stopped to perform at the Logan Square Blue line station. Now we
$22,000 Flute Found After Out-Of-Town Musician Lost It On Blue Line, Chicago
"Ah young musician will return to Chicago today to pick up the prize possession he accidentally left on the Blue line. Donald Ravens Flute is worth $22,000, his late grandmother left him the money to buy it. Last Friday he was traveling back to Boston. When he changed seats on the blue line to social distance My flute in the crevice from the chair and the walk train wall and I had my laptop charging my phone and I was trying to look for the lift. And then I get the lift. And I'm like, Oh, my God, you're gonna pack up my stuff because the doors are closing, and I'm grabbing all my bags and my luggage and I Go up the stairs trying to get my left. And I'm just like, Oh, my gosh. Oh, my gosh. When I was on my flute is going on, even turned to Facebook for help and return to Boston and someone reached out. A couple found the flute and brought it to a pawnshop Police. Have custody of it. Now.
Houston Texans hire Baltimore Ravens' David Culley as head coach
"Texans finally have a new coach, Former Baltimore Ravens offensive assistant David Kelly's taken the job. The 65 year old Kelly has been waiting for the opportunity for a long time. 32 of these In this league, and it is a pleasure. It is a privilege. It is an honor to be the head coach of one of these franchise, and I happen to have that opportunity to do that now. Police. First order of business will be to convince quarterback this Shawn Watson to stay after Watson reportedly requested a trade weeks ago
Houston Texans hire Baltimore Ravens’ David Culley as new head coach
"The Houston Texans have hired a new head coach David culley to be he's a new head coach that gave him a five-year contract. He had three titles this past year with the Baltimore Ravens. He was the assistant head coach. He was the passing game coordinator and he was the wide receivers coach. I thought it was a big surprise. I did not expect and I don't think anybody expected this guy to be hired as a head coach. I didn't know he was on the market. I don't know. He was out there kind of reminds me a lot of the Lions where Detroit Lions are such a bad organization. They had to hire somebody that maybe nobody wanted cuz of reality is nobody else wanted the job and was willing to take the
Texans expected to hire Ravens assistant David Culley as head coach
"Texans have higher ravens assistant. Coach david colley. According to reports he was baltimore's passing game coordinator wide receivers coach ravens head coach. John harbaugh said kelly would be a tremendous higher for the texans and to shawn watson. Meanwhile watson remains unhappy with the organization in houston and could force a trade away from the
Texans hire Ravens assistant David Culley as head coach
"Search for head coach appears to be over, but now they may need a new quarterback. The team reportedly is hired Baltimore Ravens offensive assistant David Cully to be their next head coach, But ESPN is now reporting quarterback to Shawn Watson is formally asked to be traded. ESPN analyst Damien Woody says Kali is walking into a bad situation. Can he possibly say at this moment in time to convince the Shawn Watson Hey, won't you stay here? Although only stupid opens and showing his hand to you? There's nothing I can really do so I don't know what he could say to convince him. There's been no official comment so far from either. The Texans nor Watson
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"Martin abandon september welinsk september building on the news of the novo's bringing their range of workstations With in june. Hp announced z series workstations and. Mobile workstations are larussa. Going to start shipping with into on that completed the trio of the three Sort of top tier one. Oem's announced shipping up onto on their devices. Excellent yeah it's great to have more choice When you when you to buy laptop. There's all these little boutique people like the system. Seventy six and the tuxedo or that having big brand names that people know and recognize available directly from their website that you can order a machine with a bounty preinstalled gives a lot more confidence for two as well because people then okay. This is a legit thing companies. Selling it then.
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"Show of the year we thought we would have a bit of a retrospective on all of the good news. That happened in twenty twenty. So let's begin back in episode one on the twenty fourth of march martin. What good news did you find. I was delighted by alan running the Boon to will pay her weld cup and hardy. Heroin being voted as the all time favorite of boon to desktop wallpaper. Who would possibly have seen that result coming out
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"Everybody and welcome to the Ubuntu podcast is season 13 episode 14 It's the final episode of the year and of season thirteen it wasn't that unlucky after all. Hey, we'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported us this year with our patreon subscriptions and with one off PayPal contributions now as usual as this is the last show of the year. We are going to be going on Hiatus off for a couple of months at the beginning of next year to give us and all of you are break. So Martin, would you like to explain what's going to happen with our patreon while we're off? Yes, so the first thing that's going off. And is there will be a payment taken on January 1st or whatever, you know, the first week of January is and that will be the money that we use to pay for the team member production costs, but then we will pause patreon taking money for a boon to podcast until we return or if indeed we return that and because you know, we haven't had our career yet and decided if we're going to do this again, but we will be pausing the patrian whilst we're off the air great. So yes, if you're subscribed and you'll continue to support us then continue to be subscribed. We won't take your money without giving you podcasts. And in the meantime, Alan what have you been up to recently? Well just in time for the exhaust episode. I have removed the audio noise that was plaguing my system and also doubled my speed on my desktop PC. Wow. Is this the same fix for Bose? It was it was one fix that did both things. It turns out I use ethernet over power adapters tp-link devices because my office is like the complete opposite end of the house from the internet connection and to get it here. I didn't run ethernet. I just use ethernet over power and I've been using it for years and there's been this background like crackle for a while and I couldn't pinpoint what it was and I thought it was cables crossing over or something like that. And also the internet in this room is 50% of what it should be. I get paid for like hundred hundred and ten Meg or something that I get home forty eight fifty something like that. And when the kids are out one day, I unplugged loads of things and Shuffle things around and it turned out it was the ethernet over power device which has a through socket was plugged into a four-way thing and I moved it. So it's plugged directly in the wall. Magically the audio problem goes away and my internet is now twice as fast off. That's all I did was. The only thing that changed was me moving the ethernet over power socket to be plugged directly in the wall. Suddenly. Everything's faster and better. Wow, great. Well, I'm glad you got that down time for one recording. Sorry Joe Martin what we even up to I have been playing Hotshot racing with my friends on that their Internet. It's a good game. This is a driving game. I imagine it is. I think I may have mentioned it earlier in the year, but it's having a bit of a Revival at the moment. It's a low poly retro arcade style game racer available on Steam and you can play it under proton. And now now I'm not working for you know, the Christmas break. I was looking to have some fun so long I've started hosting some Linux game nights and this is the game. We're playing at the moment doing an excellent romp around the tracks and can people watch you playing even if they don't want to play they can wage. I've started a second YouTube channel just for playing games on Linux and it's all streamed there and everyone who's playing along with me has a voice in the room and it's a group effort. And in fact, some of the others are streaming as well. So you can even own overlay multiple angles of the game being played at the same time brilliant. And with that let's get on with the show you as it's the last show of the year. We thought we would have a big fight respective on all of the good news that happened in 2020. So let's begin back in episode one or the 24th of March Martin. What good news did you find? I was delighted by Alain running. The urban too long will paper World Cup and Hardy heroine being voted as the all-time favorite a bun to desktop wallpaper who would possibly have seen that result coming off but what transpired is I did a bit of archaeology and we dug up the original artwork for that and we were able to reproduce a 4K version which was included in the focal fossa. LTS release later in the year nice brilliant and speaking of that LTS release. We had more good news in a purple. Yes, indeed April was of course the release of the the focal fossa LTS release and you know, I think for Alan as much as for me, you know, this is a landmark for us off. The LTS is a very important but you know personally this was my first time around being, you know engineering director for a bunch of desktops. So it were it was, you know, Grill milestone for me personally and professionally and this is now the distro that's going to be out there for the next five years, you know running on all manner of you know, laptops and workstations Allen. Yeah following on from that was a nice Community led a bunch of testing week that we talked about back in episode three, I think this year and the thing I loved about that was it was community-oriented. They didn't even have to ask permission. They didn't have to you know, get canonical approval to do this. It was just a bunch of community people who decided let's get together and get some testing of 2004 before it's released and they organized wage for all of the flavors and it really helps a lot more people were had more eyeballs on on 2004 than previous releases. So it was it was very welcome that people were doing it and he May Roam Shuttleworth did an interview with ZDNet where he spoke about canonical's finances possible initial public offering and going into some details about canonical's profitability, which is interesting because ZDNet did some looking into canonical's reports which they file which show is actually been a profitable company since 2018, which is really cool to see the way they talk about how it's not as profitable as redhat because you'd have to pay as much women too as you do Fred her but it's really cool to see it's actually, you know, financially self-sustaining now and there's a possible path to it going public but there's reasons for caution about especially given the the current situation in the world. It'll be interesting to see how that pans out in the coming years. Martin so later in may we announced the codename for our what was the urban to 2010 release and that code name was groovy gorilla and I'm very pleased that because I managed to convince Mark shuttleworth that that's the codename we should go with and and he he decided to go with it. So yeah, what's the what's the bucket list moment? There should also led to having gorilla based wallpapers and gorilla based t-shirts and stuff. But yet Grill is an iconic animal rather than some weird squirrel the animal that nobody have it scrolling teacher. Yes. Yes and jumping ahead to do now and yeah Lenovo made their entire workstation range of a.m. For brunch and obviously as a ThinkPad nerd this made me quite happy. And so this was a good news item for the middle of the year and I haven't actually bought one yet. I'm I'm still I thought These machines and thinking carefully about what my next laptop purchase will be. But the fact that you can buy Lenovo is now with Ubuntu pre-installed and available directly from their website page makes me very happy. So that was good to see that. Yeah, and it also marked that this year. We had more of an to certified certified devices than any previous year. So, you know
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"Everybody and welcome to the Ubuntu podcast is season 13 episode 14 It's the final episode of the year and of season thirteen it wasn't that unlucky after all. Hey, we'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported us this year with our patreon subscriptions and with one off PayPal contributions now as usual as this is the last show of the year. We are going to be going on Hiatus off for a couple of months at the beginning of next year to give us and all of you are break. So Martin, would you like to explain what's going to happen with our patreon while we're off? Yes, so the first thing that's going off. And is there will be a payment taken on January 1st or whatever, you know, the first week of January is and that will be the money that we use to pay for the team member production costs, but then we will pause patreon taking money for a boon to podcast until we return or if indeed we return that and because you know, we haven't had our career yet and decided if we're going to do this again, but we will be pausing the patrian whilst we're off the air great. So yes, if you're subscribed and you'll continue to support us then continue to be subscribed. We won't take your money without giving you podcasts. And in the meantime, Alan what have you been up to recently? Well just in time for the exhaust episode. I have removed the audio noise that was plaguing my system and also doubled my speed on my desktop PC. Wow. Is this the same fix for Bose? It was it was one fix that did both things. It turns out I use ethernet over power adapters tp-link devices because my office is like the complete opposite end of the house from the internet connection and to get it here. I didn't run ethernet. I just use ethernet over power and I've been using it for years and there's been this background like crackle for a while and I couldn't pinpoint what it was and I thought it was cables crossing over or something like that. And also the internet in this room is 50% of what it should be. I get paid for like hundred hundred and ten Meg or something that I get home forty eight fifty something like that. And when the kids are out one day, I unplugged loads of things and Shuffle things around and it turned out it was the ethernet over power device which has a through socket was plugged into a four-way thing and I moved it. So it's plugged directly in the wall. Magically the audio problem goes away and my internet is now twice as fast off. That's all I did was. The only thing that changed was me moving the ethernet over power socket to be plugged directly in the wall. Suddenly. Everything's faster and better. Wow, great. Well, I'm glad you got that down time for one recording. Sorry Joe Martin what we even up to I have been playing Hotshot racing with my friends on that their Internet. It's a good game. This is a driving game. I imagine it is. I think I may have mentioned it earlier in the year, but it's having a bit of a Revival at the moment. It's a low poly retro arcade style game racer available on Steam and you can play it under proton. And now now I'm not working for you know, the Christmas break. I was looking to have some fun so long I've started hosting some Linux game nights and this is the game. We're playing at the moment doing an excellent romp around the tracks and can people watch you playing even if they don't want to play they can wage. I've started a second YouTube channel just for playing games on Linux and it's all streamed there and everyone who's playing along with me has a voice in the room and it's a group effort. And in fact, some of the others are streaming as well. So you can even own overlay multiple angles of the game being played at the same time brilliant. And with that let's get on with the show you as it's the last show of the year. We thought we would have a big fight respective on all of the good news that happened in 2020. So let's begin back in episode one or the 24th of March Martin. What good news did you find? I was delighted by Alain running. The urban too long will paper World Cup and Hardy heroine being voted as the all-time favorite a bun to desktop wallpaper who would possibly have seen that result coming off but what transpired is I did a bit of archaeology and we dug up the original artwork for that and we were able to reproduce a 4K version which was included in the focal fossa. LTS release later in the year nice brilliant and speaking of that LTS release. We had more good news in a purple. Yes, indeed April was of course the release of the the focal fossa LTS release and you know, I think for Alan as much as for me, you know, this is a landmark for us off. The LTS is a very important but you know personally this was my first time around being, you know engineering
"ravens" Discussed on Ravens at the Crossroads
"Buy goods cross bigger. Toss Bridget's cross cross. Okay Carol was part of a wheat. Leaving Group That my My friend William and that are were also part of and they would do. These really awesome weaving projects that they bring all the week and they started out with what they thought was just going to be like a little class. That didn't think they were GONNA get a lot of attendance. At and every year they would be standing-room-only and They ended up doing to a weekend sometimes because it was just such high demand. People love learning. The projects doesn't mazing work. Yeah they Well TO BE FAIR. Careless just amazing amazing talented human beings. I've ever known So many different things. She's she always impresses me So yeah they would do these. These weaving projects and people just loved it. And then their vendor for the wheat disappeared when oedipus. Thank you out of business Her William bought the last stock and and that and then that was. It was disappointing because everybody that was attending if they were able I was never able to get in the class and I know these people and it was it was always so crowded and I figure I can always learn from them at home I was GonNa say she's she's offered to teach me and a few other people in our class. I think she she if she ever offers to teach you anything. Always take her up on it absolutely she. She knows her stuff. Yes but yeah so and then nat had actually taught Something that was related to Terro. I can't remember it was it was a it was a project but she had also taught a class on that. She wasn't teaching Tarot. It was something about shoot. I can't remember what it was like making book. I think it would like hold your reading and place or something I am. I feel bad because I don't remember but it was really cool. Yeah and I love that. All of my friends were teaching all of these different classes. These crafting classes. You've got Spas Keti your kitty drive-by going on behind you. It's cat see unlike Japan. My cats are not so nice. Yeah they're being spazzy goofball that good false no. It's it's amazing to know these people and know that I did not know that now had did presentation but I know she's very big into the nation and Tarot specifically so yeah yeah We have some very talented friends. We do we do So Anyway this is the final one and it's a really sad him. It's also the one year anniversary of the idea. Ravens at the crossroad. Yes it is so it's even though it's not like official one year because that's in July but yeah but this was. This is the time that we came up with the idea. I know this because I got the renewal notice for the domain while I know this because I remember sitting there. Yeah in Arden Haynes booth having that conversation that just went. Hey I have an idea. Well how about this to that idea? Well that sounds cool. What about this and it just blossomed and we move forward when we totally ran with it. So it's kind of ads the bittersweet moment 'cause like this was the event that that was born but you know and and Glenn Who Glenn is the The founder of Pantheon Con Even she said everything has its cycle meaning in life. Everything has a cycle and she said you know. This is just Pantheon Cycle. It was just time and I know. A lot of people are going to be really bummed because a lot of people in the community got something from this miss and I know other people are going to be like well. That's okay And that's fine too So I'm looking forward to seeing what grows from this because a lot of different groups are saying. Hey I want to start this and so it might not be one giant event like Pantheon. It might be seven more smaller events. Then you grow from it but so long as it just keeps blossoming. Exactly that can listen to. The next point was asked about. How would people be able to find these other members in the community? That's a question actually get questioned a lot. People reach out to me on the regular. They're they're in an area where they don't necessarily have a large pagan community that they're aware of You know like southern California who you can find pain in southern California really easily right because there's a lot of supply stores to go to. There's a lot of different events that are public rituals classes All different kinds of things. But we've had a number of people show up to the like. I knew nothing about this. I know we do. You mean like they didn't are saying the ones that didn't know anything about the community. The community specifically right and You know there wasn't much of a community. In in Orange County specifically knitting it existed very like there were little pockets of people that knew each other and gather at each other's houses or they go to some of the local stores but it was still not very obvious right not like now like dragon in the rose which is What city are based in orange? Santa Ana Santa Ana? I believe here in Santa Ana so when they came on the scene they Karen is the owner She did what I think is one of the coolest things. She was very much thinking about how she can connect with the community at large and it wasn't just about drawing people to you know by her wares. It was really about making her store. The hub of the community for people to make connections and and I thought that was fantastic. it's an amazing place to be a make connections absolutely Karen and Atalaya I think are stellar examples of our community for contributing to our community and participating absolutely. I know caring for our class. Our teacher has gone off and let her know what books we need. And so Karen. Stocks are books so absolutely a lot. A lot of those stores will will do that if you talk to them If you already have really connection and I know your teacher has a connection with Karen And but the great thing about being in so callous we have a ton of stores. We do And if for some reason one store doesn't have what you're looking for it very likely drive down the road. That store might have what you're looking for But outside of Southern California your options are not as you know. There isn't as many options. There's not as many and they may not be as obvious they may be listed under other things share Used to suggest. And this is where. It's a little heartbreaking. I used to suggest go onto the witches voice go onto the website and the witches voice because they had an area where you could network and you could find based off of region. You'd look up your state. Then you'd look up your city and you could find if there were groups. Classes stores rituals Workshops events and individuals who were in your area that you could network with in person and But they were they were a worldwide website and unfortunately as of December thirty first this last year two thousand nineteen. They closed their website. Y- they're still available as a informational Facebook page right but it's not not to the level than the original a voice or which box Used to be so now so now it kind of narrows down your options and so I would say start off by looking on meet up dot com meet ups of good one and That's how I built the community in Orange County Helped to build that out was Doing meet ups but also I would suggest that in some areas an in person group may not be possible. And so therefore you might need to start by networking online. Yeah I'm part of a couple groups on facebook that are so there's there's lots and lots of groups on facebook And then you could and you might even find him by region. Because I know that there's at least two specifically for California. Yeah and then. I've seen I know of others that are smaller that are for Los Angeles. La Orange County Southern California So you might WanNa start looking in there and look by region but then There are other. There are other websites one of the things that want to jump right back to facebook is if you find a group and you don't fit in don't be disheartened because there's so many different groups out there and some of those facebook groups especially the smaller ones can be a little cliquey. Yeah Yeah you know what though? Here's the thing in person online. You'RE GONNA find cliquey groups. It's just the way it is and either you'll fit in or you don't but Tyler said don't be disheartened. If this is the path you want to be on. You'll find your people exactly. Just keep trying and put yourself out there to be able to open to you know. Meeting people and the other thing is like I know people are like well. What about finding a teacher or a coven you know? Have to join a coven to practice. Witchcraft it's not a necessity. It's cool if you find a group that you really click with and it they kind of provide family and community sense to and if you're really interested in having somebody teach you. There are so many sites online. Yeah there's actually I have a list on my mistress prime dot com page where I listed a bunch of schools That are available online temple witchcraft. Cherry Hill Seminary. Yep there's there's a bunch of school which there's a bunch and I know that I'm missing some and I should probably actually because I wrote the list a couple of years ago and I should probably just go back through and maybe update it and revise it. I don't have reviews on the schools because frankly that's not the purpose of the list via the list was just strictly informational about what's available and I don't really feel like reviewing because that's not really what I went through in one of the things. My teachers working on is Putting some for lessons out available for others to Kinda see in girling based off of she has look at some of the different websites and she highlighted a couple that were based on you. You so like Cups Cups has some classes and things like that. That's another opportunity right there. Look for your local you you because they often have a cups chapter and Cup stands for. I don't know how my head I don't remember either. I just know that the cups chapter is the Pagans. Yes yes So cups is usually with your you. You groups Yuping UNITARIAN universalist. Yes but there's actually a school based With cups and I'd arm the top of my head But look for those types of things places where you wouldn't necessarily expect to see them so you may not be as alone as you may think definitely not. There's way more of us than people realize in so many different walks of life industries countries where everywhere we are we are and it's kind of funny. You know trying to stamp us out almost hate to use this analogy but we're kind of like Hydra you cut off one head to more popular there. I am unheard yet. Yes did hail Hydra at our wedding. I believe that it was during the bloat session of our wedding. Okay I'm like really dude but with I think yeah so. There's lots of opportunities for networking and connecting. And if you're still stymied you can always email us. Yes and I can point you in the right direction. Usually I can find something in your area in the United States. It's a lot easier in Canada. I still have some resources there. But when you get outside to other continents. It's a little harder but I do have connections in South America and in all over Europe What I usually like to say is. I don't know I probably know somebody that does right. I can connect you. Yeah absolutely and that's that's kind of. I learned a long time ago. I can't know everything but I can know enough people to fill in my gap. So I don't know I always google. Yeah or you've got somebody that can fill in for you so yeah but with I think so I think once again our sponsors absolutely because that you have no idea how much of a boost of confidence to see somebody go off and say I like your stuff enough that I want to see you do more. And I'm going to put my money where they invest. My heart is yeah. I really like that too it. It really It really it just makes us feel like okay. We're on the right track. Exactly so thank you. So much to Simon and NAT and Carol. Yes and we hope to speak with you. 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"And then you just get this loud boisterous like explosive energy from some of these people and even when Japanese people are because there there are a few nights we were out late were drinking in Japan. Authored of huge part of their culture It's totally acceptable to go through and like have a beer while you're walking down the street. Really Hey you can go to a public park. In the thing is you would never know it looking at the park. Because everybody's so respectful of the community. They would clean up clean up after themselves. And even if you were able to somebody were to help you. They would then clean up after you. So it's it's such a great sense of community from allows people there's an amazing experience and they were super supportive of me trying trying to speak Japanese when I did so. That was making an effort. I was I was making a legitimate effort. In that was I heard from a lot of got. A lot of friends travel abroad regularly and more often than not. I've heard that wherever it is that you go if you just make genuine effort To try to speak their language. They're usually very accommodating very much so so no that was that was great. I I didn't get any blowback for being American or anything like that so that was actually had people who came up and want to work on their English with me extra so like some of the people that we talked to. They're like Hey Can Speak English with him. Like yeah sure awesome and so I was able to have conversations with them and help them with their pronunciation some of their English. That's good enough about my trip. Lucky lucky I would love to do more traveling. That's like I was there. Guess Fifteen years you're cute when one thousand nine hundred ninety six okay. Yeah things have changed since then. Oh I'm sure even while I was there. They're prepping for the Olympics. Oh that's right so they had a lot of construction. That was. That's another thing that I find interesting in Japan. Is You know how we add things on to try and make things more accessible for differently. Abled people okay. That is a core part of everything they do. It's already it's already in a grassy and everything so like when you're walking down the street there's actually railway for somebody who's using a walking stick to use that walking stick to know where they're at no one the hidden intersection and know which direction they can go. Oh that's cool. Rail is everywhere and every train station. We went to even the one out in a fee had a handicap access for like a ramp or an elevator or something. So it's pretty much just standard. It's standard practice. That's great and it seems to have been standard practice for a very long time so I applaud them for thinking about including their entire population. Not just those who are able bodied so that was something that stood out to me. I was like holy cow because everywhere we went had that railway for somebody using walking sick even out in the middle of nowhere. You had that really cool but we're getting ready to do our own little trip your soon. It's kind of a bittersweet trip. Yeah no I mean Kinda. I'm anxious excited and said all at the same time. Yeah but this is the final year for Pantheon. Yes I've been going for fifteen years. I guess I'm calculate. Yeah I think about fifteen years NOCA- Last year was my first year as you know. And it's an annual. It's like an annual family reunion for me In the sense that I get to visit with friends that I pretty much only get to see at Pantai con because they live out of state. And it's not easy for us to get together any other time and Sometimes I'll see them at another another event that was like my other family reunion but not as often so. I'm looking forward to being able to connect with some of our friends and favorite people that will be in attendance. I know that There's a collection of people who said they aren't able to make it because Finances or just the timing just didn't work out And I'm Kinda bummed that some of our some of our local friends aren't going to be able to make at this time but I'm looking forward to definitely looking forward to seeing Amber and as real so I'm Jay and I don't really know what the schedule looks like. I actually haven't seen it yet and I. It came out posted today. Think today or yesterday one of the two. But he was very recent that they finalized. I saw some highlights. I'm Tommy is actually speaking the star child. He's speaking in the Anderson Ferry. Oh yes yeah so he and Sims are going to be giving a presentation on getting it straight. I think oh I think I saw something about I think he did post that in the unofficial Pampa Group that I'm an Admin for so We'll probably catch that over there and Kinda catch up with him when be bad idea to just speak with him for a little bit. Now we definitely have to say hello yeah And for those of you who don't know who Tommy Star Child is. He is an author and fellow for mistress prime millions of Felli fellow Gary Seear with House abry. Yes which is Iran foxwoods. Go through our list of episodes. You'll find Tommy. He's our first episode. Tom's our first one Ryan's a few months back only a couple episodes back. Yeah so definitely. If you're interested You'll also get see how evolved as far as audio quality. It was it was a learning experience. Yes but Tommy's interview was fantastic. I really enjoyed it was yeah it was great. The content was amazing We learned some extra stuff about the wireless mics using. Yeah then we've learned since then so I'm looking forward to it. I'm not quite sure how how we're going to do. But we're going to try and record. Maybe well I know we have a couple of interviews lined up but We might actually do some on the scene interviews with attendees possibly and do our best look real. We'll see There's a lot of a lot of equipment So we're not super mobile. We're not not mobile. We're just not as mobile. Yeah and But mostly I just WanNa go and experience it. I'm I'm one of a total of four people who are going to be Kind of coordinating hosting the Pagans of Color Caucus. I the that was back on the. Yeah and that'll be Friday night so I'm just excited to see everybody. I've always enjoyed the experience of being the caucus so I'm looking forward to it. We wanted to be able to have it available for anybody who was still planning to attend for the last one because the the people that have organized it in the past are not going to be present so Crystal Blanton Myself And to people that I haven't yet met but are connected to crystal To Nikki wise and shoot weaker. I think that was the name Nica. I don't have. I don't have her name right in front of me And so they are also assisting and awesome helping. Coordinate and you know just pull it together with us and make the space safe and An open space for sharing and connecting networking awesome So I I know there was talk last year about it and I'm looking forward to if there will be. I've heard rumors but I haven't heard anything set yet. But because this is the last one there's a lot of different groups that are going to be popping up and I had heard somewhere that somebody was coordinating to put a pagans of Color Conference on. I've heard something to that effect. I've heard a few different ones. I'm not going to really speak to any of them until I actually see them. Actually produce something. Because I don't have like I don't have that information. I only know of one group that is that is stepping up in having an a talk a open conference like a town hall meeting kind of thing at Pantheon. Okay and they're the ones that are apparently going to try and take over. Where Pantheon leaves off. I know there's been discussion from a few different folks about maybe having some of the book. Publishers potentially help maybe I pick up and run with Pantheon and they would have a little bit of background in the sense of handling larger events. So possibly we don't know I don't know I haven't heard that so for those that don't know if we've talked about Pantheon. I swear I think we have. We've talked about a couple times I think. But maybe in passing. So it's one of my one of my favorite events because it's not camping and Only because for me. Camping is just Not Always Possible. So but what it is. The I think the largest world's largest indoor Pagan Conference and this is the twenty first year. I thought I saw twenty I. I think so. It's old enough to drink. Now that's all that's right yes And what is is it starts usually on The Friday of what's President's Day weekend so like I think what the second weekend of February I think. It's falling on Valentine's Day this year. It's it's been falling on Valentine's Day weekend for the last couple of times and or however often I'm not even sure so it'll be So this Friday this coming Friday until Monday and then it goes it. It typically goes from around one. Pm on Friday until three or five PM. On Monday I can't remember. He gets it last year. End Two three okay. I don't think we stayed around for the now. Every time we packed up and left we had a long drive ahead. Yeah excuse me. So but what? It is is also like ten tracks at simultaneously going of Wicca which craft Buddhu heathen indigenous practices lectures Rituals dances musical performance. Just all kinds of things authors all your favorite authors. Have these been there once. Usually if not multiple times They anybody you've ever heard of in. The Pagan community is usually been there at least once and data presentation of some kind. It's been an incredible experience. Speaking of which didn't Carol give a presentation.
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"Off with a special. Thank you to some wonderful people. These people have chosen to sponsor ribbons across route by visiting our website and selecting donate those people include Natalie. Carol and Simon. Thank you so much. It really means a lot to us. allows us to do more things in the community actually helped us get an ad. For the last time they con- yes and cover some of those expenses that normally would be coming out of our pocket so we greatly appreciate you guys Providing that support for US and If anybody is curious and wants to support as well you can do that. From our website there is a donate button right there on the website so once again. Thank you Carol. Net and Simon. Thank you so much for supporting us is. That means a lot to us. I means so much choice means you believe in US exactly so. I just got back recently from Japan finally. Yeah that was. It was forever. It was a good trip. I enjoyed myself. It was right around the New Year so For those of you who are not familiar. New Year's actually more of a family holiday for Japanese families. And yes. Yeah I'm like I'm seeing you shake your head but he's your words. Yeah one of the things is the family will get together and actually go to either a community shrine or temple or some families actually have their own shrines temples. I didn't know that so we got to visit. The ten thousand tweets gates very cool very very cool so each one of those Tory Gates actually sponsored so you have different families who have put money in and businesses and depending on how much money they put in Kinda dictates. How big and thick. The TORII gate is so explain to our listeners. What A- Torii Gate is Torii Gate? If you've think classic Japan those Red Gates that you'll see like a structure like a sort. I'm thinking of like when you're walking through a garden gate. The it would be like the door for the Garden Gate. Not necessarily the gate itself Okay. or the outline and there's some famous ones but the ten thousand torch gates. It is very famous. You're literally walking down a path of just tore gay after Tory Gate. And when you're facing walking up you don't see any of the dedications on there but if you walk back you'll actually see the names of the families or the corporations or whoever have paid to support in the concept behind. The Tory is to support the temple or shrine that those targets are for and so they're just really a like a very much. So yeah it's very much Sponsorship or support for that temple or shrine Is there a spiritual significance behind them? It's a physical mathis station of that family or that company or whoever okay supporting that temple. Okay so there is a spiritual element to Some of the families though at the tenth that some families have actual shrines for their family. There and some of those look like they've been there for hundreds if not thousands of years legitimately. Some of these shrines are just covered in Moss. And you don't remove the Moss from your shrine you let it grow by. I was fortunate enough to see a couple of families perform their rituals at the shrine or offerings at the shrine. Specific temple that I went to was a temple and shrine to the Sun. God and the Fox represents the Messenger for that God so you saw a lot of Fox's all over kits in they get soon they're yes so the target does actually have a spiritual representation. Okay which is why I was like. I'm pretty as an opening for you. it what it is is it's a symbolic it's symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred okay. I was not aware that was not explained to me. I just knew that there was a symbol of support from the people and so that was a big one. We visited through the deer forest deer park deer park. There used to be a deer park. That was based off of the one in Japan. Down the street from knotsberry farm. Okay okay that's interesting because there was also an alligator farm across the street from Knott's Berry Farm. I wonder whatever happened. All those dear. I was just going to say no. I think they were actually distributed to other parks but like the others though are so used to people they just walk right up to just walk right up to you. If you're not careful you'll lose whatever food mom snacking on seagulls here. Yeah yeah they do. Keep the horns trimmed down for people safety. Okay but some of the deer if you bow to them box Liebau back. That's interesting. Yeah so that was. That was an interesting little trip and then I got to visit a shrine in you being a cat lover. You'll appreciate this. The shrine is dedicated to a cat. No yeah and so. There's just tons of Neko's statues all over this shrine and it's meant for good fortune which of course at the neck. Oh has POB is. It's a welcome to welcome but there's also means good fortune one right by my hands that I didn't even noted suddenly something's touching me while you're talking. I'm right so the shrines in question or the strength. I visited the reason why it's dedication to. Cats is because a traveler had decided to rest under a tree at a temple and while he was resting their Hughes woken up by a talking cat. You know because then always happens in Japan so Japan is very has a very big tie to Yokthai still like they still believe in spirits. And it's very animistic. Yes still a strong animistic presence very much. So and just the culture. There is amazing in the sense that people work for better the betterment of the community instead of you know me but back. There's a reason behind with the culture And I I remember reading somewhere longtime ago about how it's a small space share space with a lot of people in a tiny area and the best way to just get along is to be mindful about it yes They have a saying kind of how we have. The saying. Squeaky wheel gets the oil. They have the nail that stands out gets hammered so but back to the shrine. The man was so surprised by the cat and the cat home here not safe unique inside the temple so he goes inside the temple following the advice of the cat in the tree that he had slept under had got struck by lightning and where he would have been laying would have been he would he would have died he would have died so he donated a ton of money to the temple and created that shrine for that CAP. Did you send me this info while you were there I did okay? I'm like this is sounding familiar. Yeah I was GonNa say I explained it to you all it was there because I just I thought it was so cool. Is Such an interesting backstory behind it and I got a bunch of different items from the shrines. I went to probably went to over forty different shrines and temples. That's really cool. Across like thirteen or fourteen different prefectures. It was it was a whirlwind trip. I had an amazing time. There's so much I love about Japan. the convenience stores company seven. Elevens there every corner. You can get food from those places and it's like under five bucks and it's a good quality meal and like here. Yeah I wouldn't totally different thing. Yeah would not eat something that Besides like a hot dog and even kind of question about that seven elevens like. I got some of the some amazing chicken curry there. There's a lot that I I find very fascinating about their Their way of life their culture in Japan how different it is from here in America the Public Transit System. They're better than California. I'm searle much better so much better But when you're traveling during rush hour you get crammed into car like Thirteen Ken. I'm a big guy and it was even more apparent when we were so crammed into. I could not move like I. I don't think I would have handled that very well. You had people on the outside actually shoving people in. So the door's closed. I've seen video of that like that's okay. I'll walk. Yeah so it was definitely experience giving experience what they call the scrambles. So you see you've seen videos or like enemies where people just walk across every which direction air section. Sorry I would they call those scramble food so they call those scrambles. Yeah I it's an interesting experience just saying back in watch I remember. I was talking to your husband when they were expecting a cyclone typhoon. I'm like which region isn't yeah. It's Typhon and there. I found a link to a video for a scramble not far from where he sat or was that probably the Shibuya. I think that's what it was and it's just on twenty four hours and you can just look at it from wherever you are in the world. He sent me that same Lincoln as like. Watch this time when a wave at you. I'm like Oh but I couldn't see him. He's so short he just blended in with the he's like waving. It's like a calcium short but no it was an amazing experience. Amazing time got to see so much experience so much Opening yourself up and feeling the energy flow at the temples shrines their shrines literally everywhere. Just on side of the road. There's a shrine. That's the thing that I would really love to see and experience. I wish there was more of that here. Oh I wish we lose a lot of our history here. Unfortunately and the secret. Yeah AH FOR A LOT OF REASONS. But in Japan in some of the other countries that visited Kind of make it a priority to maintain that history. You can progress without destroying history. And that's one thing I feel like we kinda lack here in the states is well. There's a lot of reasons for that. Also competing religion that tries to crush it in obliterate it wherever very true very true kind of a dominant thing but yeah it was. There was so much I learned in. I love that. There's a spirit for every tree. Animal object you know like I love that. It's love that they recognize that. Yeah it's amazing and one of the things you've been with me like last year. At Pantheon I started having feeling a little bit overloaded from all the residual energy from everybody You how'd you do while you're out? There's a lot of people a ton of people but because of the way that they're brought up and raised They keep their stuff in check. So I didn't have nearly the issue with the number of people they're the ones that set me off in. Like Ping my radar. We're usually foreigners it wasn't necessarily Americans but there were some Australians and some people from the UK that like I knew they were there because all of a sudden the energy shift the huge. Like completely you get this kind of uniform. Mellow.
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"Hi Welcome to Ravens at the crossroads. I'm mistress prime. I'm Tyler Matthews and we're here with Jaime Dela author extraordinaire ordinaire. Thank you for having me. We also have another guest. Hi I'm Jamie Small Kathy uh-huh to meet your Kathy. Thank you for joining us today or so excited. This is so fun. I'm glad you're in town. Yeah it's kind of an unexpected wonderful thing. 'cause I knew that you'd moved out of the area and We prefer whenever possible to do in person interviews because they're just a little bit more enjoyable aspect to it because we can see your face when we're talking to you and we have a little bit more control over her audio quality little bit. Yeah Yeah I contact helps. That's like over the little thing I think so talk to us about you. Have quite the long collection of books but talk to it was about your new book. The book of spells the Book of spells. Actually revision of the teen spell book. Okay so Last October my publisher tends to be press contacted me and asked me if I'd like to revise the book which is fantastic. Because I I wrote eight books in ten years while my sons were young and then I had to leave the attention on my authorship to raise them as a single parent and go back into the workforce and I was looking for this opportunity doing my vision in boarding creating my manifesting and didn't know this would happen but this is what happened and so then. I had the opportunity to look at the teen spell book which when I wrote that I was at the end. My Saturn's return and looking to let go of some pain and some old stories particularly about the divine feminine and healing with my mom and letting go of any teenage angst in knowing that we all do the best ask that we can so when I wrote the book the first time I went through my diaries and anything that was about anything that I wrote there wasn't connected to my own divinity my own connection to the goddess and the God to community itself to belonging longing belonging is a big FEM- in my life and so anything where I didn't feel part of and separate from I wrote a spell visualization ah visualization manifestation bring the opposite virtue so if I'm talking about apathy now I'm going to talk about purpose and so then with the book of spells. What we did is eliminated fifty spells? That felt they were superfluous or very focused on team and wasn't as focused based on self empowerment. And then I added Information on the row and herbs and crystals and eight new spells based on the eighteen the year different so it's kind of an ironic twist that it was literally a full adulthood that the book grew up. That's cool yeah. Yeah so this just came out right. Yeah it came out October first One of the things about it is when the cover design was first done they had a single rose with a lot of thorns. And I said you know. I know that that's how some people present magic in Sao Awesome people present witchcraft. But I'm hopeful puff and I don't do that Mama. Don't play that game. So I sent them the quote from Leonard Cohen Ring the bells. That still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There's a crack in everything that's how the light gets in because to me. That's what this book is is about. This book is about owning our cracks owning where we feel imperfect owning what we feel disconnected and Letting that glue be that Golden Indust. That is our connection kind of like The Japanese Art of cracking the teacup and filling it in with the gold. Filigree you to show that. That's that's what life is and then I sent them a picture. I cannot remember the artist name. I think it's ellen something or another. She's a sculptress and and she did this It's called expansion. And it's a this a sculpture of this woman sitting crosslegged position with her arms open and cracks Of light coming through her. I think I've seen that. Yeah so that's how they did the cover. Oh very cool very cool so so last night you were at an event I was invited to do an invocation also a little bit about that one of the things that was really neat about that is to have my boys with me. You know a lot of times people are asking now like why should I choose your book it with all all the book of spells that are out there all the spell books that are out there. Why should why does yours stand out? Why should we care about yours? I said well first of all it's based on my teenage years in other words it's based on the beginning of anything when it started hurting when you started to. I have your trust broken when you started to. I you know feel maybe not the. I felt depression but the first time you really start to feel that disconnect because you're developing your individuality so that also means you're developing the like some some disconnect as well and learn how to bridge that gap so it's a lot about connecting to the divide connect into original innocence connecting to your ABILITY TO CO create the world with the divine. And so this was I was able to bring my boys with me. That was really the the shining moment for for me. Is My two sons Skyler Kobe. Who are now twenty and twenty two were drumming on either side of me while I was chanting deep deep into the center were touching her deep about our mother about her mother Earth about our own divine nature and that was really very powerful for me and I was born in Saint Joseph's hospital so it was right and he was born in Saint Joe's raised reasons and Anna for the first eight years of my life so I'm returning to this place and calling in I mean I was invoking okay the directions with some and that was that was really fun and You know used my asthma like pulled it way up up and held it up with this big knife and it was just a reclamation of our witchcraft in our craft and our beauty beauty at the lightness of what we do. So that was that was really. That was really something special. Nice very cool now. Do Your boys his practice the craft as waller there just to support you. They have their own ways My youngest they both both do ritual and their own way. The youngest just did one day To heal from a heartbreak and used a lot of The work worked. I've taught him and created his own ritual to help him through. That gave him a a court cutting ritual and then he added to it with other things and other crystals so that was really cool and the young and the older one he lives in in On the islands so he he's living at every day studying in tropical agriculture. They're both they're ones into music and one's into Agriculture and and and mushrooms and and how do we make this connection. So it's it's living in them awesome. That's that's great to hear proud Mama so Since we're talking about family here let's talk about mom tells about your perspective about your daughter and how she's been on this path and do you share this path or do you have a different opinion about it or well just to give some background when I was pregnant with Jamie and I was eight months pregnant. My own mother passed away so her middle name is the same same as my mother della and I didn't realize that the time the Jamie comes from James which means supplant her and she was like the Phoenix child to me. She was the one that my cracks my sadness she could fill the void to a degree and I knew that she was not going to be like any other. She was kind of like a really unique delightful rightful whimsical mischievous child. That I saw these things in her that she was going to always go her own path. And I kinda delighted it in that. She march to the beat of her own drummer which I applauded because I appreciate that it'd be at so I see that in in her and it kind of validates and I see that how wherever she goes she kind of brings. She's kind of like the glitter of the world. She brings that that sparkle to people and lights them up and kind of shows them. I think she has light in her to be able to guide the light and other people and so so I started her paths. And I see her go in many different kind of variations of the path. And she's a searcher and a seeker and wants to affirm from life and just dance that dance of life that I loved about her swimming's got words ahead. That's awesome yeah it for when she writes things I thought. Oh I thought I was right. I it's just amazing. So tell us about amount when you first decided to really start pursuing this path in such a way that this was going to end ended up being more than just a spiritual experience at it was something that you were going to now pursue to share with the rest of the world Well I think you like my mom just laid the foundation there that I My grandmother my mom's mom had crossed before I was born so I always had this connection to the to the spirit world so it was kind of like my grandma cocoa. You know. We're that was always a part of my life so it was very and being. I'm half Mexican. It's just part of the magical realism of life is to be able to connect with the other side so to me that was just as normal as breathing Then I had another grandmother who was a Toronto reader. And that's what she did for a living and she was a character she came from a well to do family in the South and dropped all of that to pursue her crazy dreams and so I always had this Innate knowing that you could speak that you could you could bring in your own tuition that you could learn to listen to. The spirits writes that you could learn to listen to the The guidance that would come from from a from a Kodak. I remember the first time we had a a foreign exchange student from Spain. And my Nana's talking to her about past lives and that affects the relationship. She's today she's a first person who told me about soul families Jason and eleven eleven and I was hearing this all of this as a at a very young age and then it was also raised in Christian science because my mom who had been raised Catholic Her first marriage didn't work out and so when her second husband the man who raised me John came around and he was recent Christian science and that had been a religion that really helped him get through the Vietnam War when he was raising my sister and I we went to school every day. Okay so I was told everything you see. This table is no more real than the idea and the intention that you give it and so I was. I remember at eleven years all thinking of I could really see table as just Idea rather than form I pass my hand through it and the middle of the church. I did that and so I always knew this was all possible. All real and this parallel universe that we are living in you know the spirit and and the elemental beans and all of this was always just part of it. That was always very real. At the moment I decided to stand up for it though. NBA spokesperson for. It was after having bring my son so after giving birth. I thought this is the world I want to create for him. And this is the hill on and so. I didn't know how it was going to happen. You know I just started attending spots and I just started being part of the community and getting more in the formal way versus a solitary he kind of practitioner. And then I worked. I started working for a literary Asian as her assistant and when my son was born bless him. He's a Leo so he did not. He needed his attention to they get along. They have their hair in any case I remember it was one of those spells. Were you don't do that. All the directions just your intention is so pure that you feel it. Bringing out to the universe. I circled this tree holding my son. Praying to the mother Earth mother goddess to all the spirits to bring me a career where I could stay with my children and.
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"Faith each year I try to show a new aspect back for people to understand how complex each each strand of the boat. so He'd Strand of this court you know how it connects with the Black Madonna's and the crusaders the knowledge that they found and while going to their Holy Land and what happened afterwards. In this like Madonna tradition that way. How how the Indian tradition I came from land. There was brought forward. How in fance the traditions? There that are pre From the Pre Christian worship of us the semi nomadic celts in that region was mixed with this Christianity but also with the the Bible the the first exodus to those shorts. How the expulsion of the Romany in Spain seen in Portugal happened and brought these people venerating to the shores of San Paolo and going foods? You'll head is the third Portugal's fifteen seventy four degree. I can pull these facts up them so much but The parallel of this fifteen seventy four decree which forced to be settlement of these the the people the Calo from Portugal and Spain to Brazil through other colonies in Africa so the African slave trade starts words off there as well and that connection so having the indigenous people Brazil mix with the gas traditions Eh Africa mixing with the traditions of Devonian peoples fleeing these areas areas. They nearly the colonies that they're doing these Plantations on in Brazil. We're leaking their slaves. Their their their their manpower were escaping into the rainforest and a lot law. Adam were not willing to go in there because the digits people Brazilian no the area a little bit more than these Spaniards So so and then them coming out to the combined do bunder traditions and having Sent Assira Kelly's in Ghana not being a Bombardier really like it just Bo- each once strikes in having this information each year giving giving a new aspect to say it's not just one thing Kelly serious. She's worshipped over one hundred thousand Roman inaugural many people wide. And all you need is a sincere heart when asking for a favor whether for candidy or for travel all or watchful protection right so that is the story that we continually dwell on each new aspect. So Oh I'm glad that you saw in Kelly mass back In her and just now the next x when we're going to be handling is the Tara in T- Way of the semiautomatics of that megyn offense before Christian worship dwelled in that area dwelling that together. Then hopefully I'll be going back to black mothers worship in in the Ukraine great and And that area of Central Eastern Europe. And how that comes in there because that has a play but it's it's more difficult story to tell we start with a simple the ones that we can give people people a lot of information in them to look out there than we give them more and more of the mystery repealing more and more of those veils and I am blessed with so many people coming year that keeps growing small still I want I want hundreds of people I want hundreds of people just lining up making people going. What the heck is going on here? We had protesters last year. But what did you laughed at. They went to the bomb went to the mental site. The the the protesters that think that I'm worship demonic figure because they opening dates and they went to the wrong frigging site were in the same park area but they wet somewhere else which was funny because I saw the driving in and go what the heck of a protest and then a friend of mine told me what it was about so Yeah I get another diatribes me I do apologize by the way my name is also John Corbis so right interesting talking bird thank you yes thank you thank you. That was so much to share. I absolutely love that you that you made time for us today seriously especially this late because I know. Oh you're on the east coast. Yeah it's it's it's it's after midnight. Yeah okay you know streep comes eventually and I'm wide awake. I love talking about these things to people. Because if I don't say something and I pass away of these one other person in Canada has had any of the teachings that I've had in my particular place there's a couple of hundred What we call wise women in the Roman tradition people that are are herbalists and work with the land? And then there are. Some which are the blacksmiths that knows things as well. They're dwindling down in numbers. They're very pro their more. Predominant obviously Europe still than Canada. But those Romany blacksmiths have traditions as well that are dwindling down. So I'm just hoping that a a few you people will find the blood and be kindle their their estrangement to their traditions. It also bringing people Food that can benefit from these teachings and I am very glad that you've asked me to be part of your talk today while we appreciate you coming on and spending time with us and sharing these stories you have any other questions and concerns antunes. Great recipes recipes. I could get him to actually talk another time off ECK it But I do appreciate you taking the time to speak with us today. It was so enlightening Just from being able to hear from somebody who's had the experiences that you have. That's exactly why we do this. Show so thank you again for taking the time. Speak with US been on a privilege so maybe both and you look and likely to use well with you thank you thank you. If you enjoyed this Sir please consider donating on our website. Ravens at the crossroad Dot Com. You can catch future episodes directly from the website or find us on itunes music. Google play music or for spotify follows on social media. Ribbons at the crossroad on facebook and Instagram or at crossroad on twitter.
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"I like to follow a lot of Gurus Like sought to who have been listening and watching his videos quite a bit. Sad H G you are you. And of course these Indian but doesn't have any specific tradition. It's very psychological and based on inner work And then I follow the a lot of the teachings of Saku Chevy Super Muni Swamy whose cult Guru Deva And he is the one who began the quite Hindu monastery And yes a lot of yoga paths of yoga and finding many teachers that way but I think like any cats are my greatest teachers though. You teach us a lot often times. It's make sure you cover the food before you walk out of the room Don't leave your glass of water. Just sitting there Learned that one Leon. You Don Somber mine stole newcomer on the floor. Mine stole a fresh Green Bean while it was while I was cleaning them and then ran off to their siblings. Were the three of them. Stood around like what is it going. Around between the three of compute mcadoo actually catches bats. Time like very impressive are my and of course you know we just dry them and using bookmarks makes them into art like proper which is both my cats are pretty self sufficient until they decide that they need some attention and then they go up and demanded their lisi cats. That's just called being cat. I don't no no. That's my first cat that's true that's you can. It's not safe to leave loose out here. No no no like even though. We're you're in cities there's coyotes everywhere oilman that when I was driving home I saw the mountain line cup. Oh Yeah you're you're in the hills now We was a beautiful mountain. Lenka buzz like yeah I think even my dog could have had some difficulty difficulty with that thing because it was it was pretty good sized so we don't leave our animals outside. It was here too. Yeah yeah that's why it's so if what was what was one of the best pieces advice ice of advice you ever received from somebody On this path actually I studied Buddhism in college and became a teacher's Assistant for Buddhism courses and learned a lot psychologically about attachment and the nature of change. And how reality is all change so I think a lot of the biggest lessons have been about in permanence and Those have been the lessons stuck out to me. The.
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"Nashville and took her in Savannah and took me Ashville and the night saw old friends and made new friends along along the way and some cousin in Austin and had really good book signings in Tarot Slam sessions and that was really really fun little whirlwind tour But as for the next year I've been being guided to go back to Copay for some personal healing the My spirit lately has been in need of some solitude normally I'm very social going all over and co-hosting rituals and Going to parties and events in all these things but at this point after a couple of difficult years emotionally emotionally my spirit's response to take some solitude so I make plans to relocate to Hawaii Probably temporarily early and I do have job offers. They're already some potential housing stuff. So fingers are crossed big time for that to all align. It would be my first time leaving the might city in Montana to well Yeah it's also going to be a bit of a weather change an agenda so that sounds awesome. Yeah thanks the most difficult part is leaving the cats. But I know they'll all be safe here with my priests and with the community here But you know it'll work out okay. You can always face time with them. Yeah Yeah Yeah Contri- nothing like the AH trying to herd cats. I know how that works. Yeah you think think they can see you through the facetime and understand that. I don't the very least they can hear your voice and recognize that. Yeah yeah whether or not they recognize your face acer not. I don't know because I haven't actually tried it but I did. Actually I did a video and then I showed it to the cat and they were like wait. A minute completely. Confused all all those videos where people are using the and more thing were the snapchat or they put the filter Toronto. They look like a cat. Yeah that's that's freaked him out a little bit but it's funny though surf terrified how good they're getting is definitely creepy right. So you also are a freemason it a according to my notes here how. How does that tie into some of your other beliefs? masonry is great because it's an ancient brotherhood Housed becoming a better person. Better man in the case of Masonry of course as many many different branches and organizations that include all genders traditionally men so the teachings although they're often based in biblical teachings they they also go into the O.. Call realm although most Mason's wouldn't say that because most makes Christian yeah but there's a lot of you know fraternal local stuff. There which fluence the Golden Dawn influence WICCA and it's the Laima and everything And so yeah it. Just as good a ethical and moral values of how to be an upright person and I love the The charitableness of the organization. Of course there's all. The lynagh be conspiracies and things which are pretty silly person does accurate historical research understand that. The aluminum were actually Bavarian a very in German group of college. FRAT boys we're interested in masonry and then you you know how mythos forums Ilya it you say one thing and then one hundred years later. It's completely something different. Reason why it stuck out to me is actually have Freemason like grandparents or great grandparents. Excuse me My great grandfathers were freemasons. And I didn't learn about this until my mom sent me some of the belongings and all of a sudden wait. This is the freemasons book this is. This is one of their like. Did she not know what they were she did but she didn't tell me I'm not gonNA okay all right. I'm not surprised. She didn't tell me that she she sent me this stuff. I'm just like wait. What and then as I start my path because I'm time relatively walnut relatively new to this path is like wait a second? This is very similar so it was interesting listening to me that you had that on your list of things that you claim to Along with everything else Professional Tarot reader. Dj Vj. Yeah that's going to get to that. But he's also right. TJ which is pretty cool. Oh.
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"There was potential for blowback but whatever that person had no business snooping and it gave me peace of mind to know that they weren't going off in trying to dig up dirt from what whatever it was. Yeah we're talking. I've been on facebook for over ten years now. Oh Yeah facebook since seven. Yeah so it's kind of creeped out about how much it's like. Become a part of our daily lives and if you go back to some of the old posts you can tell that they change how they do the post types. Yeah it's like Oh this makes no damn sense no yeah quite a bit changed. Yeah Since since I first started on their back in the mice based as though God my space in making your page play music and all of that stuff's gone if you still have a if you still have a my space page if you didn't delete it after it was relevant. No not after it was irrelevant after was hacked. That's right and there was a big data breach and so when that happened I went in and I had a page for myself. I actually had a page from one of my cats who had had a pretty fair following back then so head go in and retrieve all the photos and whatever else and then I deleted that and then with my page. I think there's still some something's up but everything that was on there before had nothing to do with me. It's when they reformatted the whole website. It's all gone well. The actually had a data loss loss. Yeah the the Crash some stuff and they didn't have backups. Yeah I was just like yeah. I'm sure I lost awesome photos and definitely some Like 'cause they used to have like blogs uh-huh so there was there was some stuff there that I'm kind of at a good riddance phase because it is that was During my party days and I want it to just own it was is a mess back then. Nobody nobody was born. Perfect no okay. Everybody says when you're born oh there are so perfect but in reality liberty nobody starts out in this life as being perfect and we all go through a variety of challenges which then hopefully we learned from and become better people. Ideally in theory and hopefully in practice. Yeah go yeah anyway. So family holidays. Sometimes all you can do is if you're already out and they're already a bit of a problem all you can do take deep breath but remember that it's not necessarily you especially if they're the ones that are at the antique stores and you do not have to. It's not like a mandatory thing you must submit an handle being you know. Harassed abused harangued whatever that goes for in person as well not just online. Oh that's what I was actually in person like if if it's a bad situation Shen in nobody's there to back you up and help you. There's nothing that says you can't stand up walkway right or you know if they're at your house and they're rating you like if they're coming visiting you in there they can visit the door it inside. The there are welcome. Believe Yeah because nobody has that right to belittle you and Falco with the holidays. You should be nice. Yeah but it's the holidays. Give and take their taste. Should be nice to in. I mean if they really WanNa get if you want to shine them on a little bit. Just remind them that you know Chris Mrs Based on you'll and okay now that's just being enter this because even though Christmas as it celebrated in the. US has deep pagan roots. They're not going to listen. No no or you could uh-huh flip on the Adam ruins everything Christmas special episodes he. That's just inviting conflict. I love that episode though I it's a great capacity aggressively. Go off and be like have it playing in the background when they show up. Yeah that'd be cool. That's right up there with the sitting WIFI password. Impeach Forty Five. Oh ooh went there. I saw that for me on Thanksgiving. I'm just like Oh that's right. I forgot about that. It was a mean mean for Thanksgiving and it was like Oh that could be visit the password or was it now WIFI password so they had to type it in on their phones to get on the Wi fi. Okay that's awesome. Yeah so it's just like that's that's that's great that that really is like the you pity me of like passive aggressive. If I view my facebook page a little bit like my home So if you come into my home and you act like a jerk. I'm going to show you the door. If you come come on my page and you act like a jerk you know show you the door right and we gonNA blog about it or podcasts about it. I mean we've had some people who've said some really blasphemous not blessedness incendiary comments on our posts inflammatory inflammatory. There we go. That's had a long day We have I have. I started at six. No no no I mean on the on the page. Yeah I'm like I'm I'm trying to remember. I'm struggling because there's a lot of stuff going on we've had some people that have off. Oh that's right. I forgot about that. We've had some religious people who've often called the Satan worshippers and it's like hockey worship somebody but he doesn't believe in. Yeah I don't really so I mean you Satan. Yeah I I mean we had stuff all over the place and we've had to remove and delete in band people. Yeah there is a handful of people. We had to ban after some random collection of people started showing up. But you know it is what it is. Don't even take a chance to listen to the PODCAST Austin. Learn anything. It's just. That was their attitude. That's fine and that's how you need to handle things too. Who I think is if somebody's going to be toxic and put you down? You don't need them in the aspect of your life. Life doesn't mean that you don't love them if they're your family it could hurt and you hope that eventually you know they Munich. Occasion comes around. There's an understanding and some you know. In in the best circumstances you hope for at least a mutual respect act and understanding and without you actually put a spell on post. Oh I did yeah it. It was something from llewellyn one of their spell a day. things yeah. It was for open communication. If I remember correctly open and honest communication yeah so definitely something to check out normally put a music video and then I was like you know what let's go ahead and put a thing being that I found so what is addressed to your Mistress prime ministers prime dot com. Okay I I didn't know if it was because I know it's hosted on wordpress dot com and eventually I want to move it off to the dot org side but Gotcha Okay Gotcha. It'll eventually Mosey. It's it's it's unwieldy it's very it's there's a lot there. Yeah so I have to figure out what it is. I want to do with that site but and I've only just started writing again for the last two years I've had writer's block I just haven't had the ability or desire to start writing anything. Well we've been in kind of a weird like this whole year has been just a weird on. The Sea has been weird. Yeah just all around and if you look at astrology at all like you start looking through and it's like no wonder I mean all the mercury retrograde that we had this last one we get an average of three to four Mercury Richards a year period. Because it's a smaller route around the orbit around the Sun Roy. So it's more common. It's the it's the big ones like Uranus and Pluto that have the really big long routes and so they're retrograde 's also so take a long time I think we're coming out of one of their retrograde. Forget which one though there was a whole bunch I remember. There was like several planets at one time in retrograde And you know some really I remember. It was like Saturn Jupiter and like all the larger orbit the planets were in retrograde. And I'm like seriously can we. Can we stop please. Well not well can go direct. Can we start moving forward so uh I felt like there was this long period of trudging through mud. It's kind of felt like trudging through like almost knee. Deep mud in a little bit of Mental fog I felt that quite a bit was not that old dude you. You can't be having that well. It was more along the lines of being burned out. Yeah that'll do it here. My my issue was burnt out. Yeah well the both of us are kind of similar personalities in the fact that we will take on a lot and We like to stay pretty busy so now this is true and then when you have unexpected surprise extra work all sudden adds to that but I want to. I think we're ready to wrap things up. I'm noting this time that we can cut. I WANNA yeah I wanNA get these guys calm down before kind of freaking out. Yeah so anyway I I just want to say that everybody. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season. Whatever whatever you celebrate? Yeah I mean Saturnalia Or you'll winter solstice or whatever you know enjoy your Christmas even if it's a secular killer or Hanukkah or Kwanza Yeah I mean there are a click. Everybody just showed all holidays and one end of the year like spread out about all of that comes from I know why I was GonNa say it comes from the roots right so Yeah just enjoy your holiday today season and I hope that it goes well. We have a lot more coming up for you in the coming weeks and I hope that you enjoy what we are presenting. I would appreciate appreciate any feedback from our listeners. You know if they like what they're hearing if they want to hear specific topics or People like a senator. You let us know excellent. Thank you everybody.
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"So we had to figure out how we we're going to navigate the wedding with the invitations and even wrote a post about it but basically There was a section of the family that did not want to attend our wedding because it was a pagan ceremony and they were very devout Particular I I think a very conservative Christian I don't even know what kind just that they were very conservative and Choosing my words carefully and so they had said that they were. They were afraid that if they attended our wedding ceremony that they were going to be forced into worshiping some random demon Or another God or you know something they would be forced into having this horrible experience and so they didn't want to go and there's a there was a tiny welcome not so tiny. It was a form of manipulation and there were trying to manipulate my husband into putting me in my place which is hilarious right. Because that's not how my husband operates for one and into into he knew he was getting married to When we decided to get married so I wasn't going to happen so I wrote a blog post about it is what's even funnier? I wrote a blog post about this situation how frustrating it was because weddings are stressful enough. You add into it all these other elements of of people with their weird Expectations and issues. That are that surround wedding ceremonies and then throw in completely different religious perspectives to boot. And it just it got crazy. We ended up having to different weddings. I was GonNa say if I remember you ended. Uh having two weddings. Yeah but that there was a couple of reasons for that one. We wanted to get married on our anniversary and our one year anniversary was on a Monday and So we decided we only wanted a small ceremony for that so it was like his parents. His brother our wedding party Freddie his grandfather my dad and my dad's girlfriend and you guys were talking about renting goats for that. Weren't you know that was for the big ceremony. Gotcha where there was is like I think eighty people actually showed up. The invitation was like a hundred twenty people or something and But you know a lot of those folks like lived at state and stuff but That by the time we got to that ceremony that was like the hard core like in your face. Pagan ceremony MHM The first one was illegal. Hand fasting ran. It was still pagan But it was not like doing the full circle circle calling a quarter is calling in. You know we did a bloat to Odin and Freya Freya. Sorry Odin and FRIG and There was a lot going on and there was even some much more lighthearted elements to it to make it but not so tents But that's just me having done so many weddings over the years that I I knew what I wanted to do. So I added in some celebrity With humorous stuff like goats right or not having goats as it ended up being and protesters for that But so anyway before the first ceremony or maybe it was before the first ceremony. Honey I wrote a blog post about the problems with the family. Not you know digging the fact that he was marrying I I don't think they even recognize is the fact that their own son and their nephew. My husband was not Christian. I don't even think that really entered into their brain that maybe does non-christian family member. Probably doesn't WANNA take Christian ceremony so Anyway it got it got to a point where He got. He worked with his family so they pulled him in and had a conversation with him at work so then he had called me from work to tell me okay. It's drama at work and I'm like I'm not the one making the drama at work. I'm just you know the fact that they read my blog kind of freaked me out because I'm like. Why are you reading my blog? You crazy how well no. It's just I. I didn't really think that they paid me any attention. I still don't think that they really paid any attention. But anyway But after we got married that side of the family only kind of just stopped. We faded into the background yet. I'm hurt for my husband. Like I feel really bad. Because he was very very close with that side but he has a much more practical perspective of it. And I'm like that bites. Yeah it really does in to get rejected by your family and I get it. I already get it from my family. So but I've been dealing with it a lot longer than he had. Then I was Kinda like okay. This kind of hurts for me for you. I feel bad even though I'm no I'm not at fault for them. Having their weird feelings right so in the the end would it really comes down to as I've rambled on can't control what anybody else does. In that regard. You can only control how you respond and the situation respond or react and if people are going to be toxic if they're going to be unkind to you if they're going to be bullies harass you salt you put you down. You don't have to put up with it. You can step away from the situation nations and this is where where you were talking. Just because they're blood doesn't make them family. This is where I had some point for many years. Here's hosted a friendsgiving. Instead of having family Thanksgiving and I would take in everybody who didn't have family to go to for whatever reason even if the the family still existed and live down the street right. They knew that they could come to my house and have an enjoyable celebration of a feast with with people who just enjoyed having them there. Right and that's that's an important piece of it. I think is having people who want to be a part of your life and want to see you succeed. There are so many people who I don't have that family support and who have had family actively really the dog Oser they're just playing having some fun who have actively sabotage them on their path for various things? And just because you're family doesn't mean they can't be toxic in fact because is there family that could actually mean it can be a lot more hurtful. Yeah especially when you start seeing people People going off and talking about their family like their biological family or their adopted family. Or what. Have you Going off in. Oh this is so wonderful it kind of feels like rubbing salt on an open wound sometimes Especially for people who Don't have that option. Don't have that support so I think it's awesome. I see posts all the time about this especially around this time of year about family members. Who really well? If you don't have a family you're my family now. Right and part of me is like a heartwarming but another pardon me that just rips my heart out. Because it's telling me that there is so much hurt out there that people feel like they need to open their door like you have a friendsgiving that anybody who doesn't have family that they can go to eight can go to and it's just they are performing acrobatics behind me right now. Silly dog goes. Yeah but yeah I. I am holidays when I was younger. It was a totally different thing When my mom died then everything kind of honestly everything kind of fell to shit us us? We didn't see her side of the family anymore. Non Dad's side of the family was all the way all the way out in like the Mid West area so and then when he started Dating then he would go spend time with her family and her kids and grandkids. And that's totally cool cool for him so then I had to figure out a place for myself and so I just made a place on. That's sometimes that's the answer to is if you you don't have that support there are people out there that will support you. That will be that lifeline for you and I find find that people who are being belittling towards you if you ignore them even if even if it is hurting is getting under skin if you don't give them the satisfaction of seeing that don't give that energy there they show themselves out they slowly cut themselves out of your life not feeding that if you're not feeding into their because they're they're pulling at you yeah trying to get you to react so that maybe there can be some conflict or whatever and if you don't feedback any of that energy they they tend. Dick usually tend to go their own way. And it's it's interesting because some of the tactics that people a us are very similar to those. I've seen at like pride where you have the people who are standing out front again. Getting back into that RELIG- religious aspect. You get people out front. Who are in intentionally trying to do harm by using scripture to attack others and they do they claim they do it out of love? It's not very loving and as somebody who has studied the scripture you ask them. Is this what you're God would do. Is this something and they. I always go back to the Old Testament and I'm like okay cool. That was the Old Testament. Show me something from the New Testament and don't have an answer. They don't have anything. Yeah those two books are very different. Very very different also depends on which version you're looking if you're looking at the King James version or placate COMMU International. Those are. They're just they're very different. They're polar opposites On how to handle things and as somebody who studied at one point to be a pastor yeah there if you can only find references to something in the Old Testament sorry. I think you're making a straw man argument stinking pastor tyler. Yeah well my charisma. I do have some decent charisma that can move people. I could see you. I could not doing that. Ed Get completely different. Yeah but when it comes down to uh-huh handling family if you're not out of closet yet I think in closing we just need to go often say do an audit what it is is something that is for your best good in safe for you right. I mean again. There's nothing that says you have to come out like grandiose statement. I'm out of the broom closet arms. You know spread out like you don't have to You can tell as many or as few people's you like but some people will some people will still experience some blowback back and so then But like I said with my blog post it dealt with what was specifically online harassment And the best ways to kind of circumnavigate MHM navigate them. I- cutting them outs either Cutting them out with giving them less and less access. Yeah you did a really good job with talked about limiting in putting them into a separate group of like a privacy settings Because honestly I've had to do that. You know I've had to do the same There were things that I didn't necessarily want to discuss in front of my cousins. Okay and so I put my cousins in PG thirteen. So I I have a China norm list of friends lists that that kind of I like to put things in two different places I think so I have like a list. That's just everybody so that I can get around facebook's ace books weird choice of how they do. Their home feeds I don't WanNa see this stuff. I WANNA see chronological stuff from my friends like my actual friends is not you know random stuff that you've decided I need to see I But then I also have things that are like all the friends that I went to school with their little they actually have greater access than Like some of my family. They could see more stuff than others and then Each of my family's because awesome adopted I have my biological families mothers and fathers side and then my adopt aside mothers and fathers side and then my husband's side You know so. They're we're all kind of put into their own segments for a couple of reasons one. I could either limit their access or I can give them a limited or we're very particular view that everybody else doesn't get to see it. You can target those targeted There's something that's family related and I want people to know about it and only the family not like my long list of friends and business associates and stuff that don't necessarily need to see these things So yeah and then. Of course there's the the ultimate in the thing is about social media you do not have to have all of your family or co workers. Are Everybody under the Sun. They do not have to be your friend on facebook. I recently Black somebody who is slipping my facebook page is like why is this person showing up as recommended friend and for those of you. You don't know this. If you have somebody who randomly just shows up on your they have like no connections. There is no friends in common. There's there's no reason you should be either. It's usually because they've been snooping your page and so I recognize somebody like Oh yeah As the saying goes not today Satan is like I am not dealing with this so I blocked them and there's.
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"And welcome to another edition of Ravens. The crossroads I- mistress prime. I'm Tyler Matthews and today we're talking with Scorpio and you Are Actually are located what region I am located in Dumb Marva area which is Delaware Maryland. Virginia Area L.. Okay okay okay so I think one of further interviews and the you came up to Mary Meat and Grand Council this year. And I believe it's your I. It is welcome. Thank you says well great. Nice to meet you so Tell us a little bit about yourself. Probably the first thing I should say is that I am a priestess I've been working in the CRAFF Jeff to some degree for the past twenty some odd years and I kinda got started started. You know like a lot of I think teenagers do in the eighties and nineties. Ouija boards and terror here cards but I also saw an apparition when I was very young and and I had some other supernatural for experiences. That didn't didn't quite understand at the time and I wanted to understand them and that's what put me on the path that sounds. It's kind of familiar. You have a similar story. Yeah When I was a kid a isolating apparition ED scared loon but Jesus yes yes yes In my particular instance it was my great grandmother who has just passed and into. I was heading up the stairs to bed and towards the end she lived with us and we were taking care of her and right after she died her bedrooms. It's top of the stairs. I saw her full apparition like a billy ephemeral smoke smoke but I could see her face clearly. There was no color just white but somehow is able to see her face and she had her arms spread out and it seemed as issue is slowly drifting down the stairs and and I shut my eyes because I just knew that I was imagining things but when I opened my eyes is I noticed that not only is she still there but she was a few steps closer. I did not know so at the time whether it was my grandmother. Not so I turn on the lights in Iran How old were you about ten ten? So yeah that was my initiation. That's what got you started. Yes and so. Did you look for books or teacher or players friends that were also interested or all that stuff Like I said when we were younger we played with the and that was another reason why I was kind of skeptical but that was actually her because I was discouraged from Using such donations fools of the quote Unquote Devil. But I also watched bewitched switched in I dream of Jeannie and magic. Couldn't possibly be bad right so I continued and continued and finally. When I got old enough I found a local bookstore that was called Bell Book and candle and I walked in? That store absolutely fell in love. The lady behind the counter was so super witchy. She was so nice and and she wanted to help me and I was so overwhelmed by I think at that point I kind of felt like I knew I was on the the right path so of course you know you do the thing where you know. You're looking through all the books in your feverishly searching for or answers and it took me a long time to realize that at least for me that search never ends. That's true that's a I think that's Most which is will say that you know we're always learning it's a constantly evolving. You're constantly evolving in your practices constantly evolving absolutely and so lou curious when you went into the books. Did you get that sense of. I've come home yet. Yeah that's that's a common thing to like I I felt I think volunteering at some point when she first started on the. Uh It's a it's a heartening feeling when you get a really really is and it leaves such an impression on you for the rest of your life and it's something that I feel like people need to carry with them so they can always remember so currently currently What is your position and Are you with a group. And what can you tell us about that. I am I'm I'm with a an practicing. Currently was a carbon On the East Coast. I am an elder priestess within the group I've I've been with him for approximately thirteen years and I quite enjoy them They helped me meet my husband husband. With in a moons. Turner of getting wrapped up in May Maple belting. I had met him and it was a very fast relationship and it was right from the beginning. Nothing Mike I had ever experienced so I feel like I owe everything to my. HP because he is my everything and and for those who don't know what HP means doesn't mean Harry Potter Priestess and for the record I am not really a Harry Potter Fan. I recognize that it's a fabulously written book and everyone loves it. but I I need a little bit more grit. Well actually let me clarify something. HP traditionally usually means high priest HPS usually means high priestess. Yes I'm sorry. I was being a little lazy there but my understanding. Mr Yes ask clarification upon the cliff. Thank you and so Being with this group something uh-huh something drew you to come to marry neat. Yes okay. Could you tell us a little bit about that Well where do I start That sounds like such a simple question. Part of the role of a second degree elder priestess in our tradition is to reach outside of the circle and make connections I had a deep yearning desire to make connections with other witches across the country. Because I feel like because we were like minded. We are the antibodies to the earth. And that we must stick together and we must grow stronger so colleague seem.
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"It was like five bucks ago it was five five bucks a gallon and I'm like what did we get anything. We got to gallons which was enough to get us to the next Stop right because literally I drive a very fuel efficient vehicle. But what millennial annual address fuel-efficient Vehicle Insulin. Fine but I was just like what reading this right. Gas Price has gone not so much while we've been in New Mexico that it's this ridiculous will now the thing is we went from two thirty five. which we got in Albuquerque? Right to seventy a little ways plays And then that stuff is like you should fill up. You know we're down below. Quarter tank is being by buxom over. Hell no I'm not found up here. He ended up downloading at gas to try and see if we can find a less expensive option and unfortunately in that particular area that was it they were the geographically essential positions. They could they could charge more but I think it's seen that they're charging that much more. Yeah Yeah it was. I thought it was the criminal but whatever it was bad so we just moved on to the next location that we found that was fifty percent last. Yeah we pay a two sixty five I think. Yeah fill-up House last film before making back to California speaking of which the roads. Oh my Gosh I actually for about this until you reminded me retribution cramming coming in California it was like New Mexico you know. There are some spots because in construction but I noticed a lot of ignorance users of volcanic rock the one. That's all I'm not geologists the answer to that because I forget while somebody in comments can often tell me what it is. Okay so yeah if you're on facebook twitter or even onsite added comment tell me which one I think is volcanic. Now I think about it but correct me if I'm wrong but we saw through New Mexico get into Arizona is pretty flat for the most part of. There's GONNA run to Mexico heading into Arizona. We hit flagstaff. And that's when we solve smoking everything Yeah actually I had to go onto twitter once. Go on right. Some four aspires nearby. I'm like yeah nowhere near US but not super close but this month was was over their area. I guess has been flooded smoked for a while. So yeah so we made it through on nothing Shula incidental going on there. I think we stopped at a rest. Stop to look at stones or something like that what we stop four of the Indian Center. Yeah Yeah Okay. So back in like eighty nine ninety Mi- Taking a a two week road trip through Arizona New Mexico remember with stopped at this place. And I've gone to see it again so we cruise in there. AH JUST TO CHECK IT out. Met in a lovely pack of dogs is sewer super. Chill just hanging out and talk to you some really nice ladies that worked at the shop shop and you bought a bunch of stuff game you know two things at bought a court like gazette words crystal which is less than half away. He don't hear okay all right. And then I got a selection of other rocks and gems. Which who little side? Because they were hot glued onto the plastic around the back. Piece of Kinda Kinda makes it worthless. Washable yeah Okay well I didn't realize that was going on so yeah got talking to ladies work. They're told about about the show. So give a shoutout to the latest work over at the Union Center And then mid through on a hit California accorded and all of a sudden my car digits. He just felt like has known off. Roading for minutes kind scares me and then it just turned out at that. Particular way was awful. Yeah so everybody was driving in the traveling in the left lane on the writing so we got stuck behind a a truck with a huge trailer. But I could go over until right lane to pass him shirt because literally it was so bad. Add that if I tried to go at speed I would lose control on that side is like what the Heck California together on a whole `nother whole nother but I want things joining us today. In on this episode of Ravens of the crossroad. Ausra if you'd like to support our future ventures please consider donating our website. Ravens a crossroad DOT COM. You can also catch future episodes directly from the site or find us on itunes music. Google play music or spotify. You can also find us on social media pages such as Ravens at the crossroads on Facebook Doc. INSTAGRAM and Ravens crossroad on Twitter uh-huh..
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"To bring it back to the floor of the covenant of the membership during Grand Council and discussed the issue and then we head to bring into vote so during it went very well but if it goes to vote this is a matter of process process if it goes to vote. Does that blocking member loops like as in if they're blogging based on the overall percentages as of the voting membership that is quorum of the grand council and those who are carrying proxies for. You're the blogger Jane Block. That was funny. Well then why would it go to vote. If they weren't blocking. I'm so confused. That's how it was the surprising factor one. The one individual who had the greatest concern was brought back react to the to the fronts of you know where the first officer was in the recorder wise and they were able to review the whole new statement the proposal and the changes that have been made to it and she had a greater understanding she was not one of the people that then voted to block it. So that A. K.. So really what it was. She completely misunderstood what the proposal was. She had a at the at the original onset when when they were expressing their concerns and they felt that it was more than what they could handle and they didn't understand you know they felt that it might be a burden financially to them. You know there was just too many misunderstandings. And they feel that they're in a region of the United States where things are just difficult right now and and it's because they're that's their perception and we have to take them at their word check but it's still has to be the overall intention of the Covenant to grow members even in their local council. So one of the things I will do when I go and visit is asked. How are we going to grow our numbers and this region you know? You're in a a large metropolitan area. There's got to be far more. which isn't wiccans in this region that would be interested in the covenant of the Goddess? How do we? How do we get outreach to those folks how do we bring them in? And how can we help empower you and your region to feel more secure more part of the common everyday world where you don't feel that there's negativity fifty towards us in some form or fashion. I agree just that's can't wait till you come out over the phone L.. Says there's five five local councils in California yes yes so that's like almost half of all the LC's yes the majority of LC's are in the state of California. That is correct. Are there still too in Texas. No there's only one local council in Texas okay Florida has one local council. Okay hills and rivers is in the lowest midden Pennsylvania Ohio West Virginia Regis Fars Understand. Yeah it it covers multiple state right right which is that's a large chunk of territory for council and that's it that's all we had? We've lost so many of vocal council so one of my other books is is actually to have some outreach. To former members of those other local councils that are no longer affiliated early aided with the covenant of the Goddess and they asked them how can we either bring you back in as members at an individual level. Or how can we re-stimulate and help you. Reestablish your local council and get it thriving again and bring new members in some of the can the national board award dude help Sula Tate. Those things to happen. Some of those are national numbers to they. Were in local. Councils moved to National Sean. Right so I know like Dogwood just recently went out in Georgia and it'd be nice to which was a Very old local council One that everglades moon was originally part of them. Hide off because the two states are so large especially overdone the majority of the which is in Wiccans and Florida live in the Tri County areas. That are all in the very south part of Florida so it made more sense for for Florida to have local council. I would like to see Florida. Have more than one. Local Council just like the state of California so space for them absolutely absolutely. There are lots of large cities the Orlando region could have a central local council. We could have a West local council in the Tampa Area Jacksonville's and large city again. There are witches wiccans throughout the Florida that We're not being able able to reach out to and tell them about the coming out of the car. This and maybe bring new members in. That's another concern that I have that I will reach out to the cups Organization with the Church in Fort Lauderdale. They have recently changed. Changed the name of the Pagan Pride. Event to the maybe Bonn harvestfestival. Let's say you're telling us and this was a little concerning. They did this last year and the numbers that Pagan Pride or horrible. And I think that if you're not really promoting something thank specifically Pagan Pride to encourage many people come out that you start to lose your viability in in the community overall. I think that it's important that I know the one of the gentlemen within that organization within the church a facilitates cops there is also a member of MLC. The and so I'll reach out to him and say what can we do to bring back the name Pagan Pride so that we can encourage more people to come because whereas if or the coming in the goddess is going to host booth there. It would be nice to be able to do enough outreach and meet new people and talk about what the coming out of. The Countess has offers in terms of membership so that we can hopefully bring on New People. I've got my job. Cut Out for me Teflon sells you have Tiffany any events that are coming up. Yes actually I have been asked by COPS to For My coven to be efficient of the bolt celebration in February. So we're looking forward to that. It's even nicer or more fulfilling. Now that I will also be the National First Officer of the Covenant of the Goddess to be able to do some outreach during that particular period of time and maybe encourage people to seek us out for membership in the covenant of the Goddess. It sounds great. I wanted to thank you again again for taking the time to speak with us. Do you have any social media or any sense that you'd like to help you just a yeah. We don't hear any particular. Social social media have created like facebook page at this point but you can find us at. WWW DOT lavender dragons dot com or you. You can look up. The APOLLO BROTHERHOOD DOT COM and I'm sorry just the Apollo Brotherhood dot com Novi in the right now the in front and those two are interlinked. You can get our information or you can obviously find us on which Fox okay. Well thank you for having thank you again and thank you to our listeners. For taking part in listening to her talk today with our guest. 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"Open to membership ACOG. This is a small step toward. I think lowering the barriers for membership and hopefully eliminating some of the perception of membership in cog is just kind of an elitist club and the it's easy to be not qualified. You know ways that didn't have a real specific Grounding in what do we tell somebody I mean eligible for priests decrease piece credentials or elder credentials. Still mostly within caught up to your covent vouch for or your local council out for so you know. There wasn't an single objective standard that we could say to somebody outside. WHO's interested in an individual membership? CONCOC- here's what you gotta do. Right right was confounding and elitist certainly perceived that way. Even if it wasn't intended to be that way uh-huh I think originally congregated as a way to help ensure that the people in cog would know enough of one another to know that we could be safe together mm-hmm because it was formed at a time when the community was not predominantly out or even that it was very safe to be so an initial oh networking between coincides members often done through kind of high priests and high priestesses and so kind of were taken a long road to changing some of the original model of cogs organization and some of the practices of how you communicate keep between covens and how you know with one another because for anybody that's come up in particular. How many particular Wiccan Practices Trans? It's very clear that you don't just reach out to other covens stocks and the or make arrangements of whether or not someone visit for ritual nod or things and our community has grown beyond some of the conventions of how do we explored. Sheriff Practices Kisses There's a lot of open festivals. A lot of enter coven contact them. Ability between covens practices now and so we're slowly trying to see find ways in which could you help open up to the productivity. We think we need to. I think it's I think it's a wonderful change. I think a lot of the things that were discussed in. What little I was in Green Council. This time Was it was really good. So I'm looking forward to seeing how things develop over the next year. Thanks me too. And I'm I'm very hopeful for the future. I think I think it could go. Well I would really like to thank you for spending some time on with us and discussing things and letting our listeners get to know you is there any contacts for your local council or even your husband have anything that you would like to share with people. They were interested in reaching out of Goodwin. Look of council also called you can find us at Em L. C. Dot net You can listen to our podcast which is called Reaching for the moon so feel free to to do a quick Google search. Search to find that if you want to subscribe and see what we're doing in our community or what we're offering out to the broader community You you must be done at a and does have information about this into the podcasters subscribing to it and also turning the tide festival You don't know me as KANU and I'm available on facebook my facebook account name. If you need to look for its ideas it does he. And you and I don't think there's too many me our facebook to get confused but you can. You can certainly find me there if you WANNA reach out. I've been happy to be able to talk with you for a bit so I hope that listeners can gain something from having the opportunity to speak with you today but I'm really happy to view and on behalf of cog you can find us a car dot org and now we're we're hoping that if you're interested in cognate you find a way to reach out you can also currently reach me. I at Cog Dot Org my successors as we also be available through that so after selling next first officer would be available. If you WANNA email it I come to work our membership tip. You can always email membership accardo or for more information about how to become part of the co-community thank you thank you and for are those of you listening. WanNa thank you for joining us. And if you want to reach out to us you can find us at Ravens at the crossroad dot Com or listen on itunes music. Google play music or spotify. We also have a facebook page and a twitter her which I think is ravens crossroad. Literally Castro's because there is limited characters But she reaches they're out on our website we also so have a donation page for those. It will be interested in helping sponsor so that we can actually visit bore with a pig around the whether we're in the US or Canada or even if we get to go abroad which is some of our hopeful future events. So thank you again for joining us. Thank you mm-hmm..
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"So the less isolated. We are the less fearful that we are though S. outwardly. Controlling trolling from inside. We are the more we can accept a co creative relationship that really is is kind of makes the answer of what is a ferry sere so some people you know pursue academics with a new perspective and vigor produce art that they never never knew cook before were made the chance to try. I might inform their teaching of their understanding of other traditions and it might be that they eh feedback into the physician. Community forms of in attempted leadership or assistance of the practices can be as well supported in a Ryan could be as supportive as we commitment answer very long answer but I it was complete answer. Yes there's a lot of information very ship so I mean I understood why you took the scenic route there again it. Thank you for the indulgence. Because I think the shortest way to answer it would remain A little too obtuse would do a service actually I also want to have some clarification for our listeners. When we say fairies not talking Tinkerbell you almost not at all not at all? We're not talking about the the Disney Representation Eh as as beautiful as that can be not as inspiring as to to quite a few people The way the way that's your ship sees he's the Fed is Basically really ancient being some of whom were around in the formation of the Earth Earth itself that are essential in the mediation of the in creation ongoing Chretien of the earth and that humans have And some fe have the capability of partnership with each other That will assist us but the fe or are not lighthearted hard to Disney animation's There's a number of kinds of Fayette mckinney get into a lot of distinctions as I already spun of Komo Very Superior And elements of it. But there's a number types of fe many do not want him in contact and whose main purposes are roles are seem to be their own role with the Krisha creation of the earth and and with each other but some fe are opened human contact and are interested in Basically a creative partnership So but they're not hearted They're really really not sure. If I fervently had to try and describe it before an easy terms so I would say that. Sometimes they are reclusive. They help in that cookie relationship with the earth. They are a part of some of the most Powerful energies of the natural world that they embody some of those healthier theorist express some of those and so they they are powerful beings that are not to be trifled with and the very contact means you can be accepted into partnership com- and what can be for many of us pretty intimate interaction. I don't mean to to the sexual way. The interaction in terms of the depth of interaction. An the the possibilities there are for having avenue into Partnership for Co creation that human sometimes otherwise. I'd struggle with a lot more. I can't say it's the only pathway tweeted Cook Creation. I think that would be pretty arrogant of me. But it's a fundamental one with a set of beings that are available to us and for but them human beings are essentially able to bridge worlds At least in part sometimes in ways that they don't naturally so a partnership allows for a broader aspects of creation. That if there was not a partnership like that the other set of beings and and fury teachings that have that bridge equality or trees which is one of the reasons I think way driven champion says the tree and that we have things to learn from trees that are a little different now exclusive to nature but and integration of it. That's really interesting and powerful. So Yeah fairies. I know I I tend to shy away from trying to be too descriptive so I think that the way see that. They present to different people have a lot to do with what a person can accept are sometimes what our expectations are so kind of like. They might be traveling to To See to see somebody that doesn't know them well. So how you present. An introduction reduction could vary a lot You know how they present to us ways that we could understand and accept because they don't live the way we do You are oppression. I think is that most of them are very long. Lived sounds a little cliche almost from our pop culture understanding thinks sometimes of certain families but that there can be very long lived they can be associated with individuals and a creative partnership or even family lines over time that they also outside of our ancestor work Allow us a certain level of longer than a single life contact yet another level of existence. Anson that we can interact with that. We can learn from a help us get a little bit out of our heads and our short-term goals in our day to day needs into encouraging perspective of What that long-term view might look for ongoing Chretien.
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"We own that we will wrought rails it but I was working for him. So it'll happen. It'll come out eventually. Both of whom I'm hoping there's they're studying this tiny. I have have the computer. That's with me right now. But it's not with me in this room but is with me on this trip. I can play so anyway And there's like things like lament for the queer dead which appears Whereas it music in the pagan folk of living and dying which is actually one of your books that you've written? Yes yeah probably the most significant one. Yeah I was GONNA say which I collected but I did the heavy lifting. It's true I didn't do already already meets coordinating recruiting and all I talk with Dr. Okay no ladies and those built boats right. Uh Sorry I'm late nightmare with someone. Introduces themselves to me as lady or Lord. Whoever then I'm lady nightmare but we don't do that? Particular Killer Trad did not okay. Yeah it's interesting. When you're navigating through the pagan community some members preferred US news lady and Lord with their as titles others prefer they don't have their titles expressed within the community outside of their? You're a particular group And then there's all the different names may be another Monday name that you don't know their magical call name but maybe you know their community name so you know there's and they generally choose which one they're going on using you know love discern normal using normal name and never reveal magical name and some are like me I i. I'm known by Maka because as I said I didn't. I didn't anticipate this being public. And when the opportunity came to publish the Big Book of living and dying which I feel very very good about I feel that was a excuse me. I think it was richest. Contribution again. As Samantha a lot of wonderful pagans wrote stuff. That's in there including sparky lament for the credit. As in and so I had a choice of what name I would. Publish it under. Since is is a pagan. I was known as market and it was a pagan publication. I figured that I should use the name by which people knew me. 'cause they'd say I am. So that's that's how I that's how I got to be using it publicly and I sort of I'm sort of Sally. Was it now. I would know anything about that in said well. I mean the mistress prime part comes out of my email address and it was a screen name but then it got it utilized When I was doing a radio show and then became my brand because on online everybody knew my screen it and now it's like well do I do a use my mundane name for things or drug use my mistress prime minister so it I just go back and forth between the two? There's no way to untangle them on the Internet in rest of the world but more often than not. This is the name that people remember much faster Western. It's cool name it's in slightly nerdy. I mean realized well maybe tech people thirty but from me from the outside look school. It doesn't look I mean I wouldn't recognize it as being nerdy. It's from the transform. I'M GONNA lady sorry but I think they're a little vigorously take apart right. Yes yes the ones that ours. Robots robots car. I think so. You'll have Emma Watson disguise. Yes but in order in terms of names when I was working with Cherry Hill Seminary of course and as I have done a lot of things with teacher turn US Department Chair and I forget what else but I was a couple of other things and then I moved onto the board of directors for for complete years now on the board of advisors with the likes of Ronald Hutton. which it doesn't really mean? Anything just looks good there. They give giver of approval of what you're doing essentially it's a reputation thing but it's cool anyway. I was when I us on the board chair of the board. I started using aim. Aline O'Brien because of the efforts to accredit get accreditation and I thought it would be really not I thought it would be detrimental to apply for accreditation when the head of the board is named Mark Nightmare so I started to use my name name. That's why I figured it had some legal reasonable. Not so much of it kind of is a legal reason right to to use your your mundane name versus your community. But I'm not known by Monday name for the most part except for friends and relatives but even in interface. I'm called Maka right for the most part I mean as somebody who is your brand's Diane Darling I told you can't change it brand. Yeah you're kind of stuck with it so That's what I can tell you about some of Cox's history. If that's what you were interested. Well that was definitely enlightening. I I was actually planning to ask their stories. Have nobody knows his stuff. I'm not all your their secrets but because never has so. I'm pleased that you're curious to hear these stories as somebody who's kind of looking. AH KONG IS A. I'm very into the path them tempted to start the process to apply them. What what's the history here and there? There isn't really a whole lot of into here from somebody who experienced it firsthand. It's always very awesome. It's checkered histories exchequer. Quite a bit and I hope you do it even so still hanging on my so. Tell me if somebody asks you what is called offer. Well well I'm the one who came up with the phrase assuring Pagan Rites since nineteen seventy five because I think that that's exactly what caucus on for the most support first of all they they have longevity so say since nineteen seventy that's for a pagan organization that's a long time whether it's always been thriving different story but it's survived and Sh I sit assuring because that's what we worked for Congress on a lot of interface with Police departments law enforcement and with a military and with a reporters orders journals so to you know about misconceptions about the craft. Basically sometimes there's a big crime involved invent found you Tara. There can the person's house use a little more extreme than that but they find some items and ask someone died in the saloon. They get scared so so. We have established good relationships with them and then interfaith itself started to grow. Yes I mean. It didn't really get Ron COBB was a man. A member of a group called the Bay Area Interfaith Council which I think is probably defunct now? Oh but during the pool but is it really necessary always other things sure but The got really into interfaith in a serious way from time of the nineteen ninety-three parliament of the world's religions he w R dot org and the parliament. You want to hear about the history Portland a little bit. You'RE GONNA share it please. I told you hang lots of say. Oh please I am. I only have been to one but in eighteen ninety three there was Chicago world's fair which probably Pennino with Ferris wheel address and stuff and they convened an organs they convened convene a plenary of some kind called the I was a panel or something. The parliament of world religions was a arm. I guess I don't know how you describe it. But it was part of the struggle. It's fear and one of the people who came to speak with David Kanda. We're talking one thousand nine hundred eighteen thousand nine hundred eighty since that time. A Western thought and Eastern thought religious thought has been we've been receptive to both. Yeah it became known in the United Stations Yoga studios on every strip mall but that was unheard of before and bray any any kind of exposure to eastern religions and Western was used to each other so it had a great effect and in Nineteen ninety-three while before ninety three because get planned but Cardinal Bernardine. WHO's Lay Karnal? Chicago wanted to do centennial. And so they did a centennial and that like cracked everything opened was great there was lots of which is paying Indian headdress native Americans in headdresses and just felt suffices. was there a whole lot of groups. The Earth community has a choir called mother time. They're really good and they did a concert. And other several people get papers brandy any Williams who's WHO's Covers Properties Kovin proxy..
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"That's Kinda if you am. I too Americanized to that. The two United States too Americanized so. I'm not really one of them right but that that also I would like to go there. I would definitely love to go to Indonesia Asia once before I die but I don't know I never make it. I'll think of you okay but but I still identify myself as an Asian. Listen yes they should American right and and that's the thing that so you know I was adopted and my adoptive mother was was Philippino from the Philippines and my adoptive father was a Polish dude from Detroit and I I had always kind of As an American child not very accepted from my mom's side of the family because I was to American Are Even in the seventies. My behavior being in the Philippines was definitely California. Kid American American child and a lot of her family. Were not particularly fond of me. They thought I was a little spoiled. It maybe I was. I mean they're like was vastly different than mine but growing up. I always felt I identified as Asian American. Even I am. Asian is just. My Hawaiian site is significantly larger. But I don't have any Hawaiian upbringing right. You know. I didn't have other Hawaiians in my school that I can kind of chill out with and connect with in any way so you know I just have always identified culturally Asian. My only connection growing up to Indonesian culture was the food the food culture. I mean. 'cause we eight Indonesian and food which is very similar to Filipino food. Very in many many quite a bit. Yes well you know yes There to go back far enough in time I am. Of course the people have Philippines Indonesia. Were actually the same people in language to know because when I hear Indonesian speaking for a moment I'm like are they speaking and then I realized there not not that I understand Tagalog really well but it recognize it. 'cause my mom would speak to her mom and her family and I would hear hear it. All the time never understood what she said but you know I heard it a lot growing up so when I hear somebody's speaking Indonesia for millisecond. I'm like hey it had the same experience at where I work because in the office where I work we have quite a lot of Filipinos working in our counting and it departments and someone's wondering where the they'll start speaking to other like. Yeah just have that moment of. Hey wait a minute on what sounds like all your Yeah so Have you ever experienced anything within the community the pagan community where you felt take any any anytime anytime you had a moment where your ancestry came into play somehow within the pagan community negative or positive that make sense yes toward of what part of the problem is that because I don't look Asian enough sure I mean you could kind of blend in a little when I was younger. I was actually much darker and I looked much more. Asian the older I get the Paler array guests and probably from from age and working in office indoors. All the time in the sun is right. That's right a lot of it does have to do with that My brother on the other hand is really dark and he well he works. He works in doors but he's outdoors for cycling and things like that a lot is it's really dark so he'd definitely looks more Indonesian than me. Okay as far as a lot of people. It's funny when I I got involved with like the pig is of Color Caucus. PNC account. When I came back to cover I was telling you about that one? The people in the group looked at me. He said you're picking Color Code. I said yes. What color wow? That's a Asian Asian and this is somebody who had known me for like twenty years and and and he did not realize that I wasn't white if it makes you feel better when I first met you I recognize Asian. Okay thank. It's not that hard to identify. But I mean I guess people who aren't around different cultures much CNET wrecking. Your office has done bull. The stir coming remind office has tons of different cultures in my office. Yeah but that's the office mm-hmm but that's actually funny. Years ago. I went out on a date with this guy and it during the course were conversation. He looks looking really funny. said I thought you were black. What yeah I thought you were a light skinned Negro grow show and he was from Canada I he said he confessed that until he came to Los Angeles? He had never eaten Chinese food. Well he never living under a rock and I miss talking about like thirty years ago so it was a long time ago so wherever he he was growing up in Montreal. You never saw black people at the time so interesting so So that's talk about me. I had an interesting experience at Panzi. ECON this year. Okay I I intended go to this workshop on some kind of arts and crafts. I don't even remember what it was and so I went into the room. I thought was the right room and I saw crystalline couple of the people setting up little altered. Ethel Room maybe not and then The swimmer was was sitting next to me and law. I guess those people decide to shelve after all. Let's see what do you mean those people you know people of Color and then shoots or looked at me and said that I swear it's like a double take like I said yes. I am a person of color and I'm here to she was she turned purple uh-huh but then I discovered that was actually the wrong room. The workshop was actually and that was kind of funny because it was actually another so so I apologize crystal. I ran out at Rome room but still it was. It was like that moment when she looked at me like so weird. Yeah I I have heard. I heard from a handful of other people who have experienced a situation similar to that at Pantheon in in recent years and it seems to be more we'll say pronounced but I definitely hearing more incidences that they're very specific appointed that her overt issues of racism. I don't personally feel that the event overall deliberately like I don't feel like a Pantheon supports that no it doesn't I it's just there. You're occasionally individuals who can't seem to pull their heads out of their butts over there in the process so now I don't know I don I love go. Depends the account. Always have a blast there and I never feel any overt racism. mm-hmm there but microaggressions. Yes yes I have heard people say that they've had over Incidents but more often than I do hear a lot of microaggressions snap That sucks I didn't realize I when I went to This year I think we did. We arrive late. I don't remember what the deal was. We had arrived and then I was looking at the schedule. And I'm like okay. I gotta go and I made a beeline. Because I saw the carcass was done next thing on the docket and I wet somewhere and that was not where I was supposed to be. That was not the right stuff around. It was hard to keep track. They had moved it and then I went to another room and then I was like I was in to run rooms before I finally got to the correct still there on time. mm-hmm and I think went happening is one of her. People took a little bit longer to get ready than L.. We were delayed. Yeah yeah there's four of us in a room so whatever I had a great time it was excellent there. Yeah I had a good time overall at Pantheon with fire drill the fire. Yeah that was the only other thing that I think was not mm-hmm we didn't even know about that. Yeah we were up in a friends room and we didn't even know is gonNA the win. I somebody had pulled the fire alarm or something They were concerned about protests and there were concerns about other potential Issues going on with some. What's the word I'm looking for potential.