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Sep 24, 2011

In this episode we talk about late Llewellyn author Scott Cunningham in A Corner in the Occult. Many Pagans and or Wiccans often find Scott’s books on their journey as Pagans. Many find his books on magick and religion uplifting and at times pertinent to their growing views on life and existence. We also look into the idea of human flourishing and happiness and how to create it in one’s life. Are you happy? Are you flourishing? How would you define and list your values and virtues? Would you say that they are serving you and your life beneficially? Learn about virtue and Eudaimonia and how your life lives up to the teachings of Aristotle and other philosophers. See how some of the new virtue systems found in modern Paganism stand in comparison to a tried and true system which comes from Plato as we find an elementary way to update it for modern use. Later in the show, I read listener email and we look at the history of the five elements in The Essence of Magick. Find out where the five elements of western occultism come from and how they came to be used in ritual magick. And to close we discuss suicide, assisted suicide and how they exist in relation to Paganism. Have you ever had someone in your life kill themselves? Have you ever known someone who died of a terminal, debilitating, and/or painful illness? How do the issues associated with suicide and assisted suicide relate to Paganism?


Links: Pagan Values Blogging Month, South Jersey Pagan Pride Day, Atlantic University, AU Parapsychology & Consciousness Conference Brochure, Akasha Temple Live, Haunted Halloween Weekend with Al Rauber, Hotel Macomber, Divine Community, Your Life Your Voice Hotline, American Association of Suicidology, American Federation for Suicide Prevention, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, World Health Organization, ,Title Goes Here:, Misanthrope Press, Proud Pagan Podcasters,

Music: George Wood, Working Girls, Alexandre Falcao, Linda Holzer, The Joy of Living, Persian Paladin,

Promos: Druidcast,

Credits: PodsafeAudio, Podsafe Music Network,

Show Script (pdf)