Reaching for the Moon Podcast: Episode 21 – Beltane 2016

Reaching for the Moon Podcast

Welcome to the 21st episode of Reaching for the Moon, the podcast brought to you by the Witches and Pagans of Everglades Moon Local Council. The Wheel continues to turn and we find ourselves at Beltane! Spring has sprung here in Florida. The birds are prepping to head north with their babies, everything is in bloom, and it’s the perfect weather to head outside and enjoy nature.

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Within our Beltane 2016 podcast, you will find:

  • Ritual Tips from Lady Bridget: 10 Tips for Writing Good Ritual
  • Music : “First Fruits” by Aradia, from her albom “Songs for All Seasons”
  • FooDoo with Qabal: Making Rice Pudding
  • Pandie’s Pagan Projects: How to make a Beltane Candle
  • Music: “Oak King”, adopted and sung by Canu
  • It’ll Grown on You: Lord Riekin teachs us about Pruning with the Moon
  • Nice Witch with Shaylee: Participation in Ritual
  • Music : “Binding Wood” by Mama Gina from her new album titled, “I Remember Love”, available for purchase at her website MamaGina.com.

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If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

You may have noticed that we’ve got some really nice music between our segments now. This great music was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be! We are EMLC, and We are CoG!

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EMLC Podcast – Episode 12: Beltane 2015

Reaching for the Moon Podcast

Welcome to the 12th episode of Reaching for the Moon, the podcast brought to you by the Witches and Pagans of Everglades Moon Local Council. Get your ribbons ready – we’re celebrating Beltane!

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Within our Beltane 2015 podcast, you will find:

  • Tarot Tips: Reading Intuitively: by Lady Bridget
  • The Interview: Canu interviews Heather Green, editor of The Wild Hunt
  • Music: “I Really Want to Know You” sung a capella by Lady Bridget, Sirona, and Alpandia
  • It’ll Grow on You: Medicinal Spices from your Kitchen with the letter C by Lord Riekin
  • Workshop: Amber Moon and Alpandia present “Kitchen Magic” from Equinox in the Oaks, 2015
  • Song: “Pagan Girl” by Emerald Rose from their album, “Bending Tradition

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If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

You may have noticed that we’ve got some really nice music between our segments now. This great music was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be! We are EMLC, and We are CoG!


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Beltane Craft: Your Personal Maypole

beltaneI’d like to share with you a craft to make your own personal Maypole.  This is great to make with small children as you describe what Beltane is to them.  You can also make this with your coven if you cannot dance the Maypole for some reason. All the materials I used for this project I was able to purchase at my local craft store. 

To make this project, you will need:
 

  • A short wooden dowel, about 8″-12″
  • A wooden disc, about 12″ in diameter
  • Paints
  • Hot glue and a Hot Glue Gun
  • Ribbons
  • Optional Decorations, such as small people, flower garlands, etc.

To make your Maypole:

  1. The wooden disc will be the base of your Maypole and the dowel will represent the Maypole itself.  Paint these however you want.  I painted my wooden disc a light green to represent grass.  My Maypole is red with a golden spiral going from top to bottom.
  2. Once the paint dries, hot glue the dowel to the center of your wooden disc.
  3. Affix ribbons to the top of your Maypole with hot glue (BE CAREFUL!! I burned myself a few times holding down the ribbons – use the lower setting on your hot glue gun).  You can pick festive colors, colors representing what you’d like to grow in the fertile spring-time soils, etc.
  4. Now you can decorate! I wove a few flowers together into a circlet that is about the same size as the base of my Maypole. Luckily, it’s about the same size around as my head 🙂  I was able to wear this to a Mayday celebration and then bring that energy back to my personal Maypole.  You can also hot glue little people dancing your Maypole to the base and give them the ribbons.

Tah-Dah!  You’re done!  Below are some pictures, for those who prefer picture step-by-steps:

EMLC Podcast: Episode 3 – Beltane 2013

PodcastLogoWelcome to the Beltane episode of EMLC’s pagan podcast, Reaching for the Moon! We’ve got so many exciting things to share with you this go-round. The contributions from many members of our amazing Local Council continue to come in, and we continue to share them with you! In this episode you’ll find:

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Lord Orion Foxwood, author of Candle at the Crossroads, the Tree of Enchantment, and The Faery Teachings
  • An Introduction by Sirona
  • A Heart-Felt Interview with Lord Orion Foxwood on his Conjure teachings and his new book, Candle and the Crossroads
  • A quick Beltane Haiku
  • A peek at what went on at the annual EMLC retreat, with a Beltane-appropriate Song in Progress *wink*
  • Sharing Our Traditions – Kasha, of Circle of the Moonlit Sea, shares a Beltane story from her tradition.
  • It’ll Grow On You – our herb segment by Lord Riekin. He discusses Vitex – which you might known as Chaste Tree or Monk’s Pepper – and how its uses may apply to the season of Beltane.
  • In the News – Sirona discusses the recent series of attacks on Pagan Author Kirja Withers
  • A Crafty Sabbat project by Alpandia – making your own Maypole.
  • Closing by Sirona
  • Music: Jump the Fire, by Lady Bridget

We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we liked putting it together. We were definitely wow’ed by how in-depth Lord Orion Foxwood went with regards to both his Conjure and Faery traditions, and how they grew. This is definitely information you won’t find in the typical interviews he does!

We also hope that you are as inspired as we have been to help resolve the horrible situation that surrounds Kyrja Withers at this time.  If you are looking for more information about it, we recently spoke with Kyrja and representatives of Lady Liberty League about what you can do to help.  You can find that in our article about Kyrja by clicking here.

And, as always, we’re super excited to share how rich the traditions that make up EMLC are with you. If you’d like your own copy of Lady Bridget’s music, head over to Lady Bridget’s website to place your order.

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Be sure to subscribe so that you can stay in-the-know with what’s going on here with our Florida witches!  If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen!

You may have noticed that we’ve got some really nice music between our segments now. This great music was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be!  We are EMLC, and We are CoG!