Sunday, February 15, 2009

Pagan Podcasts

Last year I stumbled upon the world of Pagan podcasting (the Internet is such a wonder) and I wanted to write a post about this fabulous resource. If I didn't hate the sound of my voice recorded I would get into this type of communication but I do. I think I'll stick with the blog...and let the one's with the great talking voices do their thing.
As a solitary I find listening to the podcasts a great way to feel connected with the pagan community. Especially as a stay at home mom, I need to hear adult conversation and challenge my brain. I also find that listening helps me to keep momentum up in my spiritual practice. If I don't have time to meditate or celebrate the full moon, I can listen to a podcast while making dinner or folding laundry.
There are many great ones and probably a different podcast for every style and path in paganism. My first listening experience was with The Magical Earth. They are a quadcast, four Wiccans who circle together and are involved in the pagan community in Winnipeg Manitoba. I like their format and their banter, they are 5 episodes in so you have plenty of time to catch up. The blog A Pagan Tapestry has a great list put together, ( and is also a terrific blog in general) allowing you to surf around and check out some different options.
Greywolf Moonsong from A Pagan Heart in Maine podcast also has a great page on his website with links up to different podcasts. His podcast does many interviews with authors and other community members and he asks compelling questions.
The Dark Side of Fey is a great one. Fey is honest and very intelligent and she touches on topics that really challenge the brain. The Celtic Myth Podshow is a treat. Ruth and Gary take you through the Irish mythological cycle in a brilliant way. This one is so entertaining. It often makes me feel like I am going back in time, huddled around a bonfire wrapped in a pelt, or sitting in a mead hall while a storyteller enthralls everyone. It is the modern techy version of an ancient tradition. I have just started listening to A Witch's Primer. This one is great for anyone looking for a beginner's course in witchcraft. I'm enjoying host Ariel's exercises and ideas. I think it is always great to brush up on the fundamentals. Pagan Parents on the Edge has two parents' perspectives on the community. Fox and Arrowind talk about many topics besides parenting and their dynamic is nice to listen to. They are a couple that can take a step out of the mundane and relate their spiritual life in a very down to earth way.
Most of the podcasters spread the love around and promote each other's shows. They all seem to be fans as much as the listeners. If you are into itunes you can always go to the store and search for pagan podcasts in the Religion and Spirituality section. There are so many great ones out there it's hard to narrow it down. But I think that every one's personal tastes and paths will influence which shows you will enjoy most. So explore a bit and give these shows a listen. We are so fortunate to have such dedicated community members who contribute their time, money and wisdom for us to partake of. Lots of love to the podcasters! Finding you all has enhanced my spiritual self in the best way!

2 comments:

DarklyFey said...

Hey, sugar! Thanks for the plug! :)

Silverlotus said...

What a great list. I've been looking for pagan podcasts since Deo's Shadow ended. Thanks very much.