Gordon White has the most fascinating of guests and holds one of the most eclectic of spaces to be found in the realms of podcasting, and this show is no exception – as he says in the preamble and show notes :
“This week we welcome back to the show one of the most popular returning guests, Jenx. As you might expect, he’s back in your ears talking us through Thai Occultism, to coincide with his recently released tour de force, The Thai Occult. Along the way, we cover land spirits, uses for specific ghosts, the universality of candle magic and the many nuances of love charms.”
Lee Maracle is a member of the Stó:lo Nation of British Columbia; a celebrated author, poet, storyteller, speaker and educator she here talks of the direct connection between violence against the earth and violence against women: a grandaughter of Chief Dan George and descendant of Mary Agnes Joe Capilano, known as the Princess of Peace of Capilano Reserve, Lee Maracle carries an ancestral torch of grounded and centred wisdom, humour and understanding.
Dagara elder Malidoma Somé speaks of the essential nature within the living relationship between ancestry and ourselves. He reminds us that at the core of this relationship a potential of mutual benefit is waiting to be realised and that through engaging with the Ancestors our own capacity as healers and givers of our own unique gifts can become radically grounded within community.
This fascinating and incisive discussion brings to light many of the underlying narratives, agendas and methods that influence how we see, experience and interpret the world we live in. These are revealed to be strategem designed specifically to propagate what Crystal terms Reality Revisionism, a manipulative attempt to determine the personal and collective use of power, perception and resources. The ongoing effect of this process is unpacked within this interview through presenting anecdotal evidence and identifiable facts, sharply discerning analysis and a solid grounding in research, observation and personal experience that Crystal brings to these subjects. The talk exposes the necessity of clear thinking and discernment in navigating contemporary life as well as a commitment for undertaking further exploration, both of what has and is contributing to this experience that is not in our interests, is using us and has an harmful and detrimental effect in life, and as a diagnosistic practice that will enhance our capacity for (re-)empowerment in our personal and collective lives.