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Hail and welcome! It's Yule time on Eat My Pagan Ass. The trees are lit up with lights, gifts strewn below. The longest night approaches, and day is to be reborn. As we gather in with one another, fending off the winter blues and lonely, cold nights, we revel in the light of the human spirit, and find joy in one another's company. Now is the time of song and story telling, of promises and hope. A new day dawns, and we spiral inward to find the spark of light and carry it outward once more.

Death of Baldur

Death of Baldur

In this episode, I chat about community and the importance of coming together to honor ourselves and our spiritual path. I also give a reading of the the tale of the Death of Baldur, written by yours truly. In between I play some seasonal ROCKIN PAGAN MUSIC sung by Grailwood high priestess, Selkie Lyrazel ("The Snow Queen"). Brew yourself some mulled wine, or heat your spiked eggnog, pull up a chair by the fire, and let me carry you away back through time to an ancient place where ice and darkness ruled and where the gods and giants were very much alive. Featured musical artists: Silkie O-Ishi and Vincent Moschello - "The Snow Queen" Rija (Aija-Riitta Holopanien) - "Nordic" Rija (Aija-Riitta Holopanien) - "Tuoltapa Näkkyy" Sound Effects Library - "Ambience, Drama - Airy Ambient Drone with Heavy Low End, Horror Horror & Haunted Ambiences" Bjørn A. Løken, Christian Eggen, Kjell Samkopf, Rob Waring & Einar Fjærvoll - "Third Construction" from John Cage in Norway Anonymous 4 - "Grene Growith the Holy" Recorded Dec. 16, 2012  Published Dec. 17, 2012 + + + Email us at eatmypaganass@gmail.com. Friend us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/EatMyPaganAssPodcast Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/EatMyPaganAss Donate to us via PayPal to eatmypaganass@gmail.com THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! BLESSED BE, BITCHES!

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Most pagans don’t know the name Edmund “Eddie” Buczynski (aka Minos Gwydion-Hyakinthos), but they should. In the span of only a few years in the 1970s, Eddie established three living traditions of modern neopaganism—the New York Welsh Tradition, the Wica Tradition, and the Minoan Tradition, which includes the Minoan Brotherhood, Minoan Sisterhood, and the Cult of Rhea, or the Cult of the Double Axe. This founding elder stood at the convergence of the hippy culture, gay liberation movement, and the rise of neopaganism in New York City, and took aspects of each to create unique and important contributions to neopagan religion and culture.

Bull of Heaven by Michael Lloyd

In this episode of Eat My Pagan Ass, Luckylicious interviews special guest Michael G. Lloyd (aka Garan Du), a Minoan high priest, co-founder of the Between the Worlds men’s gathering, and author of Bull of Heaven: The Mythic Life of Eddie Buczynski and the Rise of the New York Pagan, a book that some consider the sequel to Margot Adler's seminal history on neopaganism, Drawing Down the Moon (Ms. Adler provides the foreword to Bull of Heaven). As Michael shares in this episode, researching Eddie’s life and its impact on neopaganism was a labor of love that put him in touch with many of our community’s most respected and well-known leaders. As a spiritual descendant of Eddie’s work, Michael hopes that through this book more neopagans will become familiar with Eddie, a man he calls “the Gerald Gardner of the gay pagan community.”

Recorded Sept. 15, 2011. Published April 13, 2012.

Featured web links:

Michael G. Lloyd’s author page: https://www.facebook.com/Iakkhos

Michael G. Lloyd's guest blog post on The Wild Hunt: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wildhunt/tag/eddie-buczynski

Between the Worlds Men’s Gathering: http://www.betweentheworlds.org

Featured music:

“Siganos Pentozalis” by Various Artists

“Blue Eyed Minoan” by Tatjana Maté

“Epostiroxan Ta Nera” by Various Artists

“Minoan Queen” by Divine Knights

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