Tuesday, April 9, 2013

KOTF 4: Panthean Temple part 1 - Interviews with Rev. Alicia Lyon Folberth, HPs Tamarra James, HP Richard James

Panthean Temple Part 1 - Interviews with Rev. Alicia Lyon Folberth of the Panthean Temple, HPs Tamarra and HP Richard James, and music by Laura Powers and Shaman Starseed.
Comcast Public Access channel 10 (the Valley) in Connecticut Fridays 9pm

Keepers of the Flame TV Series
We are an educational and entertaining television talk show about Traditional Witchcraft, Paganism and Aboriginal Religions featuring lectures, interviews, music and entertainment from around the world. Friday Nights, 9:00pm Public Access Channel 10 in the Connecticut Valley. Began 2010 and now on the internet in 2013. For more information follow our blog at http://www.keepersoftheflametv.com Follow us on Vimeo http://www.keepersoftheflame.tv and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/KeepersoftheFlameTV


Rev. Alicia  is the spiritual leader of Panthean Temple in CT. She is the coordinator of Panthean Temple's "Beltaine: A Pagan Odyssey" retreat fest, and other special events dealing with Women's empowerment. An activist of conviction, Alicia is also a professional artist, writer, lecturer, teacher, and the producer of the new cable access television show, "Keepers of the Flame."
    Her writing has been published in two books to date; Cakes and Ale for the Pagan Soul edited by Patricia Telesco, and Voices of Survivors edited by Namid, both are available on Amazon.com. Her advice tarot column “It’s in the cards” has been featured in Finer Things Magazine and on PaganPages.org. She is in the process of writing and illustrating her own first book, which is a series of guided meditations and journeys.
   To see her artwork and design, please visit http://www.facebook.com/flybynightstudio and http://flybynightstudio.blogspot.com/ Please join her every week for tarot readings live on Blogtalk Radio http://www.blogtalkradio.com/subrosamagick
   Panthean Temple website: http://www.PantheanTemple.org

Tamarra was initiated as a witch on her 16th birthday, way back when people did that. But her big learning curve happened after she moved with her new husband Richard from Vancouver to Los Angeles. That city in 1977 was a hotbed of competing approaches and personalities; and it was there that R&T formed their first coven. Their wandering took them to New York, where competition among traditions was just as intense, and they learned all they could. Finally in 1979 they moved back to Canada, to Toronto.
    In 1979 they opened The Occult Shop on Queen St, with a temple space in the back, and on the night of their first ritual a brick smashed through the shop window. The resulting press attention helped the business succeed. Since then, many other Pagan retailers have come and gone, but The Occult Shop lives on.
    People who came to the shop demanded a Church, where they could worship openly like people of other religions, so they formed the Wiccan Church of Canada with R&T as their first priest & priestess. Since then, R&T have watched the Canadian pagan community grow, being involved in the first prison ministry, the first Pagan festival, the first Pagan conference, introducing Ontario Pagans to Americans and vice versa.
   For 30 years, they have watched or been part of every aspect of the growth of the Ontario Pagan Community. Tamarra’s women’s group Sistrum is 26 years old. In the last few years, Richard has broadened the horizons to work for the Canadian National Pagan Conference.
    Wiccan Church of Canada website: www.wcc.on.ca

Laura’s long-time fascination with Celtic mythology led her to create the “Legends of the Goddess” trilogy (Legends of the Goddess, Beyond the Pale: Legends of the Goddess II, and Trilogy: Legends of the Goddess III) which features musical themes based on the Celtic goddess of ancient myth. Enhanced by instrumentation such as tin whistle, uilleann pipes and Irish flute, the influence of European pop can be heard throughout the records and lyrically, it is the metaphysical/mythological aspect of Celtic legends that is the central focus. In addition, Powers utilized her gifts as a painter to create the original cover art on all three CDs, melding the lyrical imagery with her oil paintings to present a timeless collection of music and art. http://www.laurapowers.com/

Brahm Stuart & Catalina Colibri
     Born in Panama, raised in New Orleans and Mississippi, B. Stuart mastered the Celtic fiddle the old way, in the pubs and forests of Ireland, from both human and elven masters. Since the mid eighties Brahm has been based in the New York area. In the nineties, he led Celtic-Folk/Earth-Music group, SHAMAN, that recorded 5 albums and played at many venues including the United Nations, Starwood music festival, Earth Day and Renaissance Festivals, political rallies, benefits and witches balls. Other credits include many on-stage performances alongside many great musicians including Rick Danko, Jorma Kaukonen, Paul Winter, Glen Velez, The Wolftones and Alan Stivell. He was an original member of the Celtic rock band, The Clan, and performed with the Italian folk music group, I Guillari di Piazza for over 12 years. A master performer on accoustic guitar, fiddle, voice, percussion and tin whistle in several folk traditions. At present, Brahm and Catalina (harp, energy and percussion) are the core members of the Mystic Minstrels.
     Born and raised in New York City, Catalina is a third generation musician; her father was the principal timbales player in the world famous bolero/salsa group, Trio de San Juan. She started playing guitar and percussion from an early age, and later fell in love with Irish mythology and Celtic harp which she studied beginning in the mid nineties. She has now been playing Celtic harp professionally for over 10 years, both with the Minstrels and as a solo harpist. On percussion, Catalina plays bodhran (Irish framedrum) and Middle Eastern framedrum and is quite accomplished in authentic Italian tambourine styles as well. Catalina has performed at many prestigious events, galas and weddings with performances at the Cloisters Museum in New York City, Caramoor Center for Music Arts in Katonah, NY, Metropolitan Museum, The University Club and Gracie Mansion in New York City. Catalina has recorded two solo harp albums, Mystical Journey and The Trees of Pan on the Solstar Communications label.

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