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Courtney Weber, high priestess of the Novices of the Old Ways coven in New York City, a non-tradition based, fellowship-oriented Pagan spiritual community, and co-creator of the Tarot of the Boroughs, a photographic journey through the Tarot using modern New York City settings and notable community personalities, joins Luckylicious for the 2012 Samhain episode of "Eat My Pagan Ass" podcast.

Courtney Weber and Luckylicious

Courtney Weber and Luckylicious at NYC Pagan Pride Day 2012

Originally scheduled to be published before October 31, Superstorm Sandy had different ideas. Well, better late than never. This episode is chock full of Samhainy goodness. And coming just ahead of the 2012 U.S. presidential elections, includes quite a bit of politics from a Pagan perspective (well, from a couple of Pagans' perspectives, anyway). Courtney shares her story of how she came to Paganism (or, how Paganism came to her), and describes Progressive Wicca and how this spiritual and religious philosophy informs the activities of the Novices of the Old Ways.

And just to keep Samhain super-scary, Courtney warns of the dangers of hydrofracking and the attempts of the Spectra Energy Corporation to bring hydrofracked gas into Manhattan via a pipeline that is planned to run under the West Village and other densely populated areas. And it's not just Manhattan -- hydrofracked gas is going to come your way, too, unless you stop it by calling your U.S. senators and congressional representatives and your state governor and demand that they refuse to allow hydrofracking and its products in your state. If you're a New York State resident, call Governor Cuomo TODAY at (518) 474-8390. To learn more about hydrofracking, check out the Sane Energy Project. Oh, and BLESSED SAMHAIN, kiddies!

Featured musical artists:

Oka - "Totem" from Didgeridoo Trance Dance 2

Andy Graham - "Freja" from Didgeridoo Trance Dance 2

Bhakta - "The Australian Purple" from Didgeridoo Trance Dance 2

Mannheim Steamroller - "Harvest Dance" from Halloween: Monster Mix

Radiohead - "Nude" from In Rainbows

Audio credit: NYC Pagan Pride Day 2012 audio courtesy DJMysticVampire

Recorded Oct. 15, 2012 Published Nov. 18, 2012

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One of my dearest friends, Yust Lundberg, aka The Faerie King, perhaps the least but not least important among his many other monikers, agreed to share parts of his amazing life story with you. It's his birthday, so wish him a happy one!

Yust Lundberg, the Faerie King

Your lucky host, Lucky, got a rare opportunity to record this ephemeral man and share it with you. Yust, The Faerie King (and regent of The Gossamer Court, an affiliation of spiritually inspired artists devoted to healing through art), tells us a little bit about his past, his vision, and the future in this wondrous episode of Eat My Pagan Ass. Here's a string of things discussed in this episode:

  • heroine addiction
  • Mattachine Society
  • Harry Hay
  • Radical Faeries
  • Homosexuality
  • Performance Poetry
  • Alchemy
  • Fire dancing
  • Gay liberation
  • Lucky Pierre
  • Brushwood Folklore Center
  • Sherman, NY
  • The Gossamer Court
  • Alex Grey
  • Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (COSM)
  • Robin's Hood Community Center
  • Flutes made from carrots
  • Indigo Children
  • Drumming
  • FOX news
  • Christianity and politics
  • Barry Goldwater
  • Pagan ethics
  • Raising Pagan children
  • Connecticut potlucks
  • Becoming a Pagan elder
  • Humor and Shamanism

Alchemical Shaman, Yust Lundberg

Featured music: Ani de Franco "I'm No Heroine"

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Season 3, Episode 1 (EMPA#0032): Gods Bless America

Recorded NYC, July 4, 2010

Carmen Kickass and Luckylicious launch the third season of their hit pagan podcast, Eat My Pagan Ass. In this episode, Carmen and Lucky get into the spirit of the July 4 holiday and celebrate a pagan perspective on independence, freedom, liberation, and patriotism. Following the examples of the United States' founding fathers (and mothers), Carmen and Lucky take a stand against THE MAN, tyranny, oppression, and instead exercise their rights to freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The astrological influences of Cancer are felt in this episode--security, pride in the home(land), and standing up for our young country in the face of critics. We meditate on mental or spiritual self-imprisonment and ways to embrace and practice freedom on many different levels of existence.

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Lots of great patriotic music in this episode, too:

  • Lady Hope's Reel - American Fife Ensemble
  • Lovely Nancy - American Fife Ensemble
  • Federal Overture - Hesperus
  • American Life - Madonna
  • Freedom 90 - George Michael
  • Liberty Song - Sherrill Milnes and Jon Spong
  • Rickett's Hornpipe / Fisher's Hornpipe - Hesperus
  • Star Spangled Banner - Cactus Cuties

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Carmen and Lucky lay their plan for changing the world. Pay attention, pagans -- this is the episode that starts it ALL rolling! Civil rights and drag queen masturbation, all in the same breath!! Carmen explains that there's more than one way to dance around a Maypole (ahem), and one of them involves a lot of stinky cheese.  Covens and sex, and Gerald Gardner pops up again, and Carmen alleges a scandalous origin of Wicca's founder. Oh, and did we mention sex? We also riff on some tarot cards. Lots and lots and lots of sex mentioned, so keep the kiddies away from this episode. Hope you are all having a blessed Beltane -- remember, WISH BIG! Email us at eatmypaganass@gmail.com to tell us what you wish for this magical season!

Cheese Shoppe Drag Queen Pervert - Carmen's Wet Dream

Featured musical artist: "Beltane Twirl" sung by Luckylicious

Closing song: "Come on get happy" - The Partridge Family

Recorded on May 5, 2010, NYC; Published May 8, 2010

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