Tuesday, August 13, 2013

KOTF 11: Margot Adler Lecture: Changes in the Pagan Movement

Rev. Alicia Lyon Folberth, Ashmera, Margot Adler
Margot Adler Lecture: Changes in the Pagan Movement, What's new, What's Different
In  the last  15 years, the pagan movement has grown so that now scholars are saying there are at least a million contemporary Pagans worldwide, and perhaps three quarters of that number are in the US. That would be 750 thousand, and what with charities, prison ministries, seminaries, kid friendly festivals, teen groups, 5000 pagan websites, numerous festivals, several of over 1000 people there are so many changes to talk about, not only what they are but what they mean for our movement and our community.

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

ABOUT MARGOT ADLER (Bio from Wikipedia)
(Margot Adler (born 16 April 1946 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is a journalist and correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR).
   Adler received a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master's degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York in 1970, and she was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1982. She grew up mostly in New York City and worked for WBAI, FM 99.5, the Pacifica Radio outlet in that city. She created the talk shows Hour of the Wolf in 1972 (and still on the air as hosted by Jim Freund) and later Unstuck in Time.
   Adler joined NPR in 1979 as a general assignment reporter, and has since worked on a great many pieces dealing with subjects as diverse as the death penalty, the right to die movement, the response to the war in Kosovo, computer gaming, the drug ecstasy, geek culture, children and technology, and Pokémon. Since 9/11, she has focused much of her work on stories exploring the human factors in New York City, from the loss of loved ones, homes and jobs, to work in the relief effort. She is presently the host of Justice Talking, and she is a regular voice on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
   Adler wrote Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today. This book is considered a watershed in American Neopagan circles, as it provided the first comprehensive look at the nature-based religions in the US, and became what was for many the first point of contact with the larger subculture. She was a speaker at the 1986 WinterStar Symposium, from which the Association for Consciousness Exploration produced her lecture tape From Witch to Witch-Doctor: Healers, Therapists and Shamans and the panel discussion The Magickal Movement: Present and Future (with Isaac Bonewits, Selena Fox, and Robert Anton Wilson). Her second book, Heretic's Heart: A Journey Through Spirit and Revolution, was published by Beacon Press in 1997. Adler is a Wiccan priestess of the Gardnerian Wicca tradition.
   Her grandfather, Alfred Adler, is considered the father of individual psychology.

The bohemian PaganFolk band "OMNIA" revolves around the many varied compositions, stories and musical abilities of Jenny and Steve Sic Evans van der Harten. Together with their band consisting of the handsome pagan "guitar hero" Philip Steenbergen (guitars), crazy Didgeman Daphyd Crow (slideridoo, vocals and percussion), Rob van Barschot (drums and percussion) and assisted by their amazing live-crew, they tour throughout Europe and beyond.

Music to our introduction song 'Take Me Down Where the Pagans Go' is by Adala:

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