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DATE: Wed, 29 Sep 2010
SIZE: 19.7 MB
Episode 114: Sometimes Real Life Gets in the Way

For today's episode, VG Lovecraft provides his perspective on Pagan Leadership from an earlier episode.  I also talk about how my diabetes has affected my real life and my daily Spiritual walk. Featured music is "Moonset and Sunrise" by Wendy Rule from her incredible album "Guided by Venus". Email: Facebook: le/116817775667 Blogspot: Skype:  tomyelf22 GoogleTalk: --- Balancing Between Worlds --

DATE: Wed, 15 Sep 2010
SIZE: 46.3 MB
Episode 113: Pass the BBQ Sauce Please!

Well, I get to eat a little crow on this episode on the topic of Pagan Leadership.  This came about from a discussion that I was having with John Beckett and David Pollard (CUUPS Podcast) at the North Texas Pagan Pride Day on the aspect of Pagan community and Leadership.  So, since I'm chewing down some cooked crow, I figured I'd ask for some BBQ sauce to help it go down.  :)  Plus, I discuss a bit of the fun at the event, where I got to hang out with the aforementioned individuals, as well as Ren and Rose from Shhh! There Are Pagans in Texas! podcast.  And believe me folks...these two ladies are a lot of fun in their show, and in person!  I haven't laughed and cut-up that much in several months!  We'll be back to the regular format, complete with music, spoken word segments, and listener feedback with Episode 114.  B*B  --TommyPodcastsShhh!  There are Pagans in Texas! -- Podcast -- the Ancient Oaks --  elfster@gmail.comEdge of Circle Blog:

DATE: Thu, 26 Aug 2010
SIZE: 63.3 MB
Episode 112: Going Forward on Pagan Leadership

With the recent passing of Isaac Bonewits, I thought it would be an appropriate time to explore a listener question that has been in the Email queue for close to seven weeks:  "What do you think of the aging (and passing on) of the current Pagan leadership?"  The question has always been one I have been reticent to tackle, especially since I don't view myself as being any form of "leader" within the community - despite the commentary I've gotten from listeners over the last four-and-a-half years.  This podcast addresses some of my reluctance to view myself in that particular light, and some of my own perspective on the direction I think that can be applied to Pagan Leadership going forward.  Email:  Facebook: le/116817775667

DATE: Wed, 18 Aug 2010
SIZE: 49.7 MB
Episode 111: Inner Journaling and Some Thoughts

A small addendum segment concerning inner journaling, which was a portion I had forgotten from the Walking and Belief episodes.  Also, some of my views on the news of the past few days.  Music is "Prometheus" from Wndy Rule's album "Zero".  Email:   Podcasts: Shhh!  There are Pagans in Texas! -- CUUPS Podcast --   Music Wendy Rule --  

DATE: Thu, 29 Jul 2010
SIZE: 46.8 MB
Episode 110: Thoughts on the Concepts of Community

Let's talk about community again -- except let's widen it out to a larger perspective.  Inspired by some of the commentary in DruidCast Episode 40, I thought I would take a step back to the beginnings of this podcast and explore some of the conceptual aspects of community.  Also for those of you in or near the DFW area, remember that the North Texas Pagan Pride Day is coming up ( - and I plan to be there in whatever a volunteer or just as a guest roaming around.  Looking forward to seeing a lot of other folks out there in the heat on 9/11/2010.Email:  elfster@gmail.comSome of the websites that I talk about in the show include:North Texas Pagan Pride Day -- 9/11/2010 -- http://www.dfwppd.orgWitches Voice -- http://www.witchvox.comThe Wild Hunt -- -- http://druidcast.libsyn.orgPagan Space -- http://paganspace.netShhh! There are Pagans in Texas!! -- http://therearepagainsintexas.wordpress.comFinally, a huge thank you to all the work that HedonsDog has done in maintaining the Pagan Podcast Index, located at  If you get a chance, hop on over there and thank him for everything that he has done over the past two years!!

DATE: Fri, 02 Jul 2010
SIZE: 47.7 MB
Episode 109: Cool-Down (Part 4 of 4)

Part 4 of the 4-part series on equating a daily walk/run with one's own Spiritual Walk.  I focus on the cool-down phase of the process.  Email:

DATE: Thu, 24 Jun 2010
SIZE: 33.1 MB
Episode 108: The Runner's Wall (Part 3 of 4)

Continuing the talk about equating a daily walk to that of one's Spiritual Path.  Today, I discuss the phenomenon known as "The Runner's Wall" and equate how it relates to one's spiritual Path.  Email:

DATE: Fri, 18 Jun 2010
SIZE: 34.3 MB
Episode 107: The Walk (Part 2 of 4)

This is the second show of the four part series on comparing a daily walk with one's Spiritual Walk.  In this show, I talk about looking around and observing the aspects of one's walk -- not just for beauty, but also for protecting one's self from potential harm.  Email:

DATE: Thu, 10 Jun 2010
SIZE: 38.4 MB
Episode 106: Preparing for the Walk (Part 1 of 4)

This is the first of a four-part set of mini-casts on comparing my daily walk to that of one's Spiritual Walk.  The first show is on preparing for the daily walk, as well as explaining a little about the overall concept.  Email:

DATE: Fri, 21 May 2010
SIZE: 91.3 MB
Episode 105: Let's Start Over Again

Taking a look at the start of one's journey on a spiritual path -- and why it doesn't matter what anyone else may think of it.  Musical feature is the Rhythm Devil's "The Center".  Email:

DATE: Mon, 03 May 2010
SIZE: 70.5 MB
Episode 104: Nothing! I"ve Got Nothing!

The show started as one without a topic and slowly morphed into a perpsective on finding inspiration.  I also talk a bit about current American politics, grounding and centering, and where I'm headed with my degree program.  Music is "Artemis" by Wendy Rule.  My email is:

DATE: Wed, 14 Apr 2010
SIZE: 94.8 MB
Episode 103: Persecution Fever

I received a lot of Emails on the topic of "Persecution Fever" and I spend the entire show reading and commenting on them.  I also spend the first bit of the show on a rather charged political rant.  Email:

DATE: Sat, 27 Mar 2010
SIZE: 91.2 MB
Episode 102: The Magick of Music

Taking a look at the magick of music, with a special look towards the Grateful Dead.  Also, I have a specific point about "Persecution Fever" which will be the topic for Episode 103.  Music is "Tir-Nan-Nog" by Laura Powers.  Email:

DATE: Tue, 23 Feb 2010
SIZE: 63.5 MB
Episode 101: Everyday Cycles

Taking a look at the cycles in everyday life using the template of reincarnative theory.  Musical feature is Gaia Consort's "Secret of the Rain".  Email:  Website:

DATE: Sat, 06 Feb 2010
SIZE: 90.4 MB
Episode 100: Four Years is a Long Time

Has it really been four years since I started doing this?  Wow, it sometimes seems like I just started doing this a few months ago and other times it feels like it was ages beyond that.  In this episode, I talk about what got me started into podcasting, where the show is going, where I'm going on my Spiritual Path, and I even rant a little bit about the Stone Circle at the Air Force Academy. The musical features is "Artemis" by the lovely Wendy Rule.  Wendy's music can be found at her website: Email: Wordpress:

DATE: Mon, 25 Jan 2010
SIZE: 72.2 MB
Episode 099: What Makes It Sacred?

Chris Elphick provided today's topic through a response on the FaceBook page for the show. "What makes sacred sites 'sacred'?" is the question for the show...and I provide my own take on a few perspectives, including the concept of ley-line energy. I spend a few minutes in the early part of the show talking about why I've basically turned off the tv news for the past couple of weeks. Today's musical feature is "Pipes of Pan" by Damh the Bard. Damh's music can be found at . I also mentioned the Anderida Bards CD "Two Sticks Are Better Than One". The profits from the CD will be donated to the upkeep of the Long Man of Wilimngton. The web page for the CD is nderida_CD!.html . Next episode marks a milestone at the 100th show. If you would like to participate with comments, you can send Emails or sound files with your comments to me at before January 13th. Looking forward to sharing a celebratory milestone with everyone! Libsyn: WordPress: FaceBook: le/116817775667 Email:

DATE: Mon, 11 Jan 2010
SIZE: 42.9 MB
Episode 098: Positive Resolve!

First show for 2010!! Topic for today's show is on New Year's resolutions, and why I believe that aiming for a positive resolution will provide the desired results. Similar to working magick, in a way. Musical feature is two songs from Lisa Thiel: "Hearth Blessing" and "Protection Song". There is no spoken word segment on the show because of the bad form of my voice. I'll add a second spoken word segment to the next show to make up for it. :) Slainte!! Libsyn: WordPress: FaceBook: le/116817775667 Email: Lisa Thiel's music can be found at

DATE: Mon, 28 Dec 2009
SIZE: 44.0 MB
Episode 097: Follow That Fire!

In episode 096, I talked about what not to do when following your own Spiritual Path.  Today. let's talk about what I think you *should* do when following your own Spiritual Path, utilizing the concept of "fire in the head" as a functional template.  Musical artist is Wendy Rule, featuring her songs "My Heart is Like an Open Flower" and "The Earth is Still Part of the Sky".  Her music can be found at  I also do my poem "Lone Wolf:  The Innocence in Snow" as the spoken word segment.  Email:

DATE: Fri, 11 Dec 2009
SIZE: 96.7 MB
Episode 096: Watch Your Step!

In today's show, I talk about why its not always wise to follow in my footsteps (or anyone else's for that matter).  Musical feature is Chalice and Blade with their song "Ancient Trees" (Hi Mojo!).  Email:

DATE: Fri, 04 Dec 2009
SIZE: 74.8 MB
Episode 095: BoS v. Journaling

In tonight's episode, I take some time and discuss some of the changes that have been taking place in my life over the past few weeks.  The topic is on the differences I have observed in keeping a Book of Shadows versus that of keeping a personal journal.Musical feature is Emerald Rose with their songs "Fire in the Head" and "Santa Claus is Pagan Too!". Information:Email: p; le/116817775667LibSyn:

DATE: Fri, 13 Nov 2009
SIZE: 83.3 MB
Episode 094: Spiritual Trailblazing

Today's podshow is a discussion on spiritual trailblazing -- or as I have referred to it:  "how I got from over there to over here".  I discuss the path that brought me from my early life as a student in a Catholic boys' school through to where I am now in neo-Paganism.The spoken word segment features a poem from my Lone Wolf series:  "Between the Past and Future".Musical feature is "Raggle Taggle Gypsies" by Damh the Bard from his album "Herne's Apprentice".  Damh's music can be found at his website located at: .Contact Information:Email: p; le/116817775667LibSyn:

DATE: Sun, 01 Nov 2009
SIZE: 56.9 MB
Podshow 093: Samhain (Part II) - Its Still a Spooky Night

Hope its been an excellent Samhain Eve for everyone!  Continuing with the two part talk on Samhain.  This time, I'm focusing on the concept of venerating those who have gone before us on this Path -- and not just those who have passed on.Spoken word segment is my own poem "Lone Wolf:  High Above the Tree Line"First music segment is "A Rabbit For Halloween" by Marc Gunn.  Marc's music can be found at  The second music segment is "Night Dance" from Green Druid.  Their website is located at p; le/116817775667LibSyn:

DATE: Tue, 20 Oct 2009
SIZE: 73.5 MB
2009-17: Samhain (Part One)

The first of two parts on Samhain.  In this episode, I discuss the idea of Samhain being a point of reflection on the past cycle of the Wheel, as well as a point for planning what is to take place going forward into the future.Musical feature is Great Big Sea with "Rocks of Merasheen".  They can be found at .Edge of the Circle can be found on FaceBook at le/116817775667I can be found at: PaganSpace at bsp; elfster@gmail.comYahoo IM:  tommyelf22Skype:  tommyelf22

DATE: Fri, 02 Oct 2009
SIZE: 73.4 MB
Episode 2009-16: Changing Your Perspective

I discuss a bit about changing one's perspective before making decisions.  Music feature is Spiral Dance.  Email:  FaceBook: le/116817775667

DATE: Fri, 18 Sep 2009
SIZE: 45.5 MB
Episode 2009-15: Give That Penguin an Ice Cream Cone!

Dreams are just odd things -- can you pedict the future from them?  Can you draw any heavy meaning from the symbolism within them?  I explore these aspects of dreams, and you get to find out why the show has such a strange title for this episode.  Music is from The Killdares:  Email:

DATE: Tue, 11 Aug 2009
SIZE: 42.3 MB
Episode 2009-14: Word!

Keeping your yourself, to your Tradition, to others....this is my take on doing just that.  Oaths, can you deal with it?  Its ultimately up to you, but I have a few thoughts on it.  Email:   Facebook: le/116817775667

DATE: Thu, 06 Aug 2009
SIZE: 64.1 MB
Episode 2009-13: What's Cooking?

Magick is a topic that is constantly referenced and talked about within the Pagan community, but rarely do we talk about the magickal aspects of working with food.  So, I decided to tackle the topic.  I talk about my hot sauce recipe, which I also use as a base for my chili.  Musical feature is the magnificent Wendy Rule!  Email:  Facebook: le/116817775667

DATE: Fri, 31 Jul 2009
SIZE: 43.1 MB
Episode 2009-12: What's in a Name?

CONTENT WARNING:  I utilize some extreme language as examples in this show.  Not advised for young ears.  Per a listener request, I talk about magickal names, the power of words, and the altered state that individuals can achieve through such tools.  Musical feature is Spiral Dance.  Email:

DATE: Fri, 24 Jul 2009
SIZE: 30.4 MB
Episode 2009-11: Pick Yourself Up, Dust Yourself Off...

In this episode, I look into relocating one's balance after a catastrophic event in one's life.  This was inspired from an Email I received from Sparrow (ND), who asked this particular question.  Music feature is Damh the Bard.  My email is :

DATE: Mon, 20 Jul 2009
SIZE: 50.3 MB
Episode 2009-10: Stirring the Political Cauldron -- Sort Of...

Per a listener Email, I tackle the concept of Right- and Left-Wing politics in well as a rant-y perspective on underage students.  Music is "Everybody Loves a New Beginning" from The Killdares (  Email:

DATE: Thu, 25 Jun 2009
SIZE: 44.9 MB
Episode 2009-09: New Age or Religion. Where Do the Books Belong?

A topic straight from the listener mailbag -- where do Pagan books belong on the shelf?  New Age?  Religion?  Or does it really matter?  I provide my take on the issue.  Also an update on how things are going for me around here.  Wendy Rule is the musical feature for the show.

DATE: Tue, 26 May 2009
SIZE: 36.5 MB
Episode 2009-08: Getting Out of Your Own Way

Ever thought of yourself as a hurdle to your everyday life?  What about in your spiritual life?  I explore this concept in the podcast, along with a few techniques that I use to get out of my own way.  Email:  Music is "Pagan Girl" by Emerald Rose.

DATE: Fri, 15 May 2009
SIZE: 66.2 MB
Episode 2009-07: Crisis of Faith

Some thoughts on my own crisis of "faith" as well as recollections of a quiet Beltane, thanks to a recent Email from a listener.  Featured music is from Deyo, who can be found at the website.  Email:

DATE: Tue, 28 Apr 2009
SIZE: 65.8 MB
Episode 2009-06 -- Warrior's Path

My musings on the warrior's path.  Music is "Peace Now" by Gaia Consort.  Email:

DATE: Thu, 16 Apr 2009
SIZE: 33.2 MB
2009-05: Just Drinking a Bit of a Tea

Some of my thoughts (yes even political points of view) on the recent Tea Party events throughout the United States and how this could be applied to the Pagan community.  Email:

DATE: Mon, 23 Mar 2009
SIZE: 61.1 MB
Episode 2009-04: Ren Faires as Pagan Magnets

This is a re-mix of the original show that was done in an mp4 format.  There were a few sound issues, which I didn't qc the program for.  So I remixed into this mp3 format.  The show topic is on Renaissance Faires and the fact that Pagans are so attracted to the thematic format.  I also discuss why I don't do politics.  Email:  Thanks to VG Lovecraft for pointing out the sound quality issues!

DATE: Mon, 09 Mar 2009
SIZE: 50.6 MB
Episode 2009-03: Defining Community, Its What You Make of It

Last of the series on Pagan community...the attempt is to define what community is in relation to the needs of the Pagan practitioners out there.  Music is "Friday Night" by The Darkness from their album "Permission to Land"  Email:

DATE: Tue, 03 Feb 2009
SIZE: 52.7 MB
Episode 2009-02: So What's Stopping Us? Community Discussion Continued...

So what's the big hurdle?  Why is Community so hard for Pagans to achieve?  We continue the discussion on Pagan Community.  Nest show topic is a definition of Community.  How do you define it for yourself?  What exactly are you wanting to get from it?  Music is "Pipes for Pan" by Damh the Bard.  Email:

DATE: Mon, 19 Jan 2009
SIZE: 48.7 MB
Episode 2009-01: Identity and Community

Welcome to the new year!  Let's take up the original discussion of the Pagan community that we started back in Jan of 2006.  How does one become a part of the community?  Can it be defined?  Take a step with me onto the Path of this discussion -- let's explore this concept in a little more depth.  Music is from Wendy Rule's album "World Between the Worlds"...  Email:  Blog site:

DATE: Mon, 15 Dec 2008
SIZE: 53.2 MB
Episode 2008-24: Looking back on the Tracks I have Walked

A little of an introspective, as I look back at where I have come from.  Also, a rant/comment on volunteering during the holiday season.  Music is "Walk on the Moon" from Great Big Sea.  Also huge kudos to Hedon's Dog for the excellent work he's done on categorizing all the podcasts for this and other shows at !!!  Email:

DATE: Sun, 23 Nov 2008
SIZE: 46.4 MB
Episode 2008-23: Good, Evil, Its What I Intended

A discussion of Good, Evil and Intent.  Music from In This Moment and Cruachan.  Email:

DATE: Tue, 11 Nov 2008
SIZE: 35.9 MB
Episode 2008-22: Relationships With Non-Pagans

How does one handle a relationship with a non-Pagan?  Especially one who doesn't like the idea of Paganism??  Excellent listener responses in today's show.  I also toss out my last political commentary on the US election.  Music is "Pagan Girl" by Emerald Rose.  Email:

DATE: Fri, 31 Oct 2008
SIZE: 21.2 MB
Episode 2008-21: Evangelizing in the Workplace

Just a quick Tweener show. Wanted to answer Shadowalker's question on how to deal with evangelizing in the workplace. "Singing to the Bones" by Wendy Rule is the closing music for the show. Email: Happy Hollow Weenie! (mis-spelling intentional!)

DATE: Wed, 22 Oct 2008
SIZE: 52.2 MB
Episode 2008-20: Open Swim -- Politics and More!

Latest Open Swim podcast, topics range from older shows to the current political issues. New topics of "How to handle evenagelizing Christians in the workplace" and "what do you do for Samhain?" are slated for the November 1st show. Music is from The Killdares: Buy their music, they are AWESOME!!

DATE: Fri, 03 Oct 2008
SIZE: 21.8 MB
Episode 2008-19 -- Tweener Show -- Walking and Religulous

Quick tweener show for ya'll.  I talk a bit about my forays into walking and expound a bit on how it has become a rite of sorts for my daily Path.  I also talk a bit about Bill Maher's upcoming movie "Religulous" and spare a few thoughts for what I think the movie will actually be.  I close the show with "Rememberance" by Chalice and Blade from their 'Wild Hunt" album.

DATE: Mon, 29 Sep 2008
SIZE: 54.1 MB
Episode 2008-18 -- Poli (meaning "many") Tics (meaning "blood-sucking insects")

Some excellent Email responses from listeners on the topic of politics.  I have a few more things to say about the sorry-ass 1st Presidential "debate" as well.  Open Swim is the next listener response topic -- any topic you want - respond before October 10th.  Email:  I close the show with "The Old Ones" by Gaia Consort from their Gaia Circles album.

DATE: Sun, 14 Sep 2008
SIZE: 38.8 MB
Episode 2008-17 -- Tweener Show: Palin, the Third Wave and Your Vote

I talk about Republican VP candidate, Governor Palin, her ties to the New Apostolic Reformation movement and how this affected my own choice in voting.  The ties between Palin and the NAR first came to my attention through the Wild Hunt blog, which can be found at  Ending music is "Pagan Soldier" from the Dragon Ritual Drummers

DATE: Mon, 08 Sep 2008
SIZE: 53.6 MB
Episode 2008-16 -- Initiations, Again....

Together, we tackle some of the basic aspects of initiation on a requested question from Bernadette.  Major hellos to all the listeners and fellow podcasters – especially to Fortuna and Fluffy at Catnip Brew (meow!), Tegan at Moonshine podcast, and Fox and Arrowind with the Pagan Parents’ on the Edge (LOVE that podcast name!).Catnip Brew:  http://www.catnipbrew.comMoonshine: Parents on the Edge: is “Sweet Emptiness” from Gaian Consort’s “Gaia Circles” album. Pagan pride Day is September 13th. Witches Ball will be held November 8th at 8PM this year at 2607 Walnut Hill Lane Suite 200 at Shady Trail Dallas, TX 75229. Tickets are on sale now. You can purchase them online through PayPal at $25 for singles or $40 for couples. If you have any questions or would like to help in any way, email RavenMae at Check out the following blogs:LitheWolf’s The Broom Closet podcast blog site  http://thebroomclosetshow.blogspot.comCelestite’s A Pagan Tapestry blog at

DATE: Wed, 30 Jul 2008
SIZE: 49.4 MB
Episode 2008-15 -- "Open Swim" Topics

A wide variety of topics that I tackle in short bursts -- thus the "Open Swim" notation.  Show closes with Neko Case's "Hold On, Hold On" From her album "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood".  News about an upcoming Neko Case concert here in Dallas, the North Texas Pagan Pride Day, and CMA Samhain.  Email:

DATE: Sat, 12 Jul 2008
SIZE: 42.0 MB
Episode 2008-14 -- Rant on Elitism

Glad to be back in the podcast saddle!  I tackle a question posed by Bernadette about elitism within the Pagan Community.  Next show will be 7/26 with an open forum for the listeners.  Whatever you want to ask...I'll tackle as many questions as I can in the show.  Email:

DATE: Wed, 18 Jun 2008
SIZE: 12.9 MB
Audio Note -- June 2008

A quick audio note to let ya'll know I'm still alive, as well as a tremendous thanks to Darkly Fey for taking on one of the show's listener questions on her own show "The Dark Side of Fey".  A new episode for this show will be out towards the end of July, once I finish up my last intro class on my doctorate program.

DATE: Tue, 06 May 2008
SIZE: 63.2 MB
Episode 2008-13: Public Rituals

Some thoughts on writing public rituals with some discussion on etiquette by both the host/hostess and attendee for public rituals.  Music is "Fire in the Head" by Emerald Rose.  Email:  YahooIM:

DATE: Tue, 29 Apr 2008
SIZE: 62.4 MB
Episode 2008-12: Moon Rituals (Full Moons)

Continuation of the Tweener series on my moon rituals with the Full Moons.  Musical features from Gaia Consort and Nexo Case.  Email:  Myspace:  YahooIM:

DATE: Mon, 21 Apr 2008
SIZE: 54.8 MB
Episode 2008-11: Book of Shadows

Listener responses, along with my take on what constitutes a Book of Shadows.  Musical feature is Blackmore's Night.  Email:  Myspace:  YahooIM:

DATE: Tue, 15 Apr 2008
SIZE: 40.4 MB
Episode 2008-10: Moon Rituals (Introduction)

The beginning of a series of episodes on moon rituals in my own personal practice.  This show serves only as an introduction to the concepts that I will be setting forth in future "tweener" episodes.  Music is by Neko Case (  Email:  YahooIM:

DATE: Mon, 07 Apr 2008
SIZE: 44.6 MB
Episode 2008-09: The Lost Art of Mythic Story-Telling

My take on why mythic story-tellers are an important part of Mystery Traditions.  Musical feature from The Nightwatchman -- you can find his work at  Email:  YahooIM:

DATE: Mon, 31 Mar 2008
SIZE: 64.4 MB
Episode 2008-08: Choosing a Coven

In today's tweener episode, I discuss the methodology that I use for choosing a group or coven that is right for me.  Wendy Rule's "Beltaine" and the Dragon Ritual Drummers' "Brazil" are the musical features for the show.  Email:  Yahoo:  TommyElf22

DATE: Sun, 23 Mar 2008
SIZE: 53.5 MB
Episode 2008-07: The "dark" side of Paganism

For this week's topic, I make way for a ton of listener responses to the question of what is the "dark" side of Paganism, along with my own personal take on the subject.  There's a bit of a "technical difficulty" in the show -- but in true spirit, we "wiggle" on through it.  Music is "The Killing Moon" from Wendy Rule.  Email:  YahooIM:  TommyElf22

DATE: Sun, 16 Mar 2008
SIZE: 0.92 MB
2008 Edge of Circle Promo

The newest promo for the show!  Website:  http://edgeofcircle/  Email:

DATE: Sat, 15 Mar 2008
SIZE: 40.4 MB
Episode 2008-06 -- Morning Ritual

Today's topic delves into my own personal Morning Ritual and why I have added elements of Wiccan traditions of my past to it.  Music feature is "Twilight Calling" by Gaia Consort.  Their music can be found at and can be ordered at  Next show's topic is the Darker Side of Paganism.  Responses need to be in to me via Email at by March 22nd for inclusion in the show.  Thanks for downloading the show!  Have a good week!  --TommyElf

DATE: Mon, 10 Mar 2008
SIZE: 61.9 MB
Episode 2008-05 -- Animism, Anthropomorphism and the Kami

Today's topic relates to some of my core beliefs about the world around me.  Musical feature is from Parnassus, their music can be found at .  Plus my tribute to Gary Gygax.  My apologies on the sound quality -- I'll get it right next time.  Email:

DATE: Mon, 25 Feb 2008
SIZE: 65.1 MB
Episode 2008-04 -- What Do You Want From Your Pagan Community?

A bit of a continuation from the previous podcast.  More focus on Pagan community this time.  Next topic is some research I've done on Animism, Anthropomorphism and Shinto Kami spirits.  Chime in if you would like on this topic before March 9th to be included in the show.  Musical feature is Leproconundrum and Queen of Argyll by The Killdares.The Killdares:  www.killdares.comEmail:  elfster@gmail.comMyspace:, search for "TommyElf" or for "From the Edge of the Circle"

DATE: Mon, 11 Feb 2008
SIZE: 55.6 MB
Episode 2008-03 -- What Do You Want From Your Pagan Leadership?

What do you want from your Pagan Leadership is the show's topic.  Discussion on the basic needs from a leader in the Community.  Also, my editorial on Online etiquette and freedom of speech.  Musical feature is Eloy.  Email:  Myspace:  PaganSpace: e  Covenspace:

DATE: Thu, 31 Jan 2008
SIZE: 51.5 MB
Episode 2008-02 -- Spells and TommyElf, Generally Not a Good Mix

We revisit a previous topic per the suggestion of Elizabeh from an Email on the Covenspace page.  Next show topic is "What do you want from your Pagan Leadership?" with a deadline of Feb10 for inclusion into the next show.  Email:  Myspace:  PaganSpace: e  Covenspace:

DATE: Thu, 17 Jan 2008
SIZE: 53.4 MB
Episode 2008-01: Modern Living vs. Old World Beliefs

Episode 2008-01:  First show for 2008!  Our topic was suggested by Shrike, which was "How do you integrate your modern life into your old world belief system?"  Music is "Gasoline" and "Twirling Towards Freedom" from Enter The Haggis (  New segment is my editorial on the news of the day.  Next show topic is "What do you believe is spellwork and magic?", which is a revisit of a topic from a previous show, as suggested by elizabeh.  Topic deadline for the show is 1/27.  Email:  Myspace:  PaganSpace: e  Covenspace:

DATE: Wed, 26 Dec 2007
SIZE: 55.2 MB
Episode 2007-21: Thoughts on Music

Well, we made it to the 50th podcast episode!  Some thoughts on music, what I listen to and why.  A segment on Yule and the thanks I have for the past year.  Music from Sound of a Revolution:  "Never Think Twice" and "The Only One".  Next show's topic:  "How do you integrate your beliefs with today's Modern World?" with show deadline of January 14, 2008.  Email:  Myspace:  PaganSpace: e

DATE: Sun, 09 Dec 2007
SIZE: 45.6 MB
Episode 2007-20 -- Oaths: Intent and Honor Among Words

This show, I talk about oaths, how intent when making an oath really rules the day, and my thoughts on how the Oath of Enlistment still applies to me.  Also, I start the show with my tribute to John Lennon, Kevin DuBrow and Randy Rhoads.  I also have a political rant concerning the funding for US troops located overseas.  Next show's topic is "What music type or music artist inspires you to be "you"?" -- with responses for the show due by December 23rd for inclusion in that show.  Website:  Email:

DATE: Wed, 21 Nov 2007
SIZE: 78.2 MB
Episode 2007-19 -- An Over-Emphasis on the Feminine in Paganism?

Today's podcast explores the possibility of an over-emphasis of the feminine within Paganism.  Listener comments are explored in-depth on the topic.  Musical feature is "The Protection Chant" by Lisa Thiel.  Next show's topic is an exploration of the concept of oaths.  Email:  Website:

DATE: Wed, 07 Nov 2007
SIZE: 49.8 MB
Episode 2007-18: Heretic's Heart - A Commentary on Community

I utilize an excerpt from Margot Adler's book "Heretic's Heart" to provide a commentary on the Pagan community as a whole.  Next show's topic:  "Is the G-ddess/Feminine over-emphasized in Paganism?"  Deadline for your commentary for the next show is November 17th.  Email:  Myspace:

DATE: Fri, 26 Oct 2007
SIZE: 24.1 MB
Episode 2007-17: Better Late Than Never

Yeah -- its late in coming out.  I tackle four topics on one show:  Generational Witchcraft, Conservative Paganism, Why I would not be a good leader for the Pagan Community, and Misdirected War Protests.  Email:  Myspace:

DATE: Tue, 18 Sep 2007
SIZE: 56.1 MB
Episode 2007-16: What is neo-Paganism?

Featured question for the week was "What is neo-Paganism?"  My answer, plus a few other folks that wrote in their responses.  Email:  Myspace:

DATE: Wed, 05 Sep 2007
SIZE: 66.6 MB
Episode 2007-15: Is Wicca a Religion for the Lazy Pagan?

The topic comes from Jennifer, a listener who posed the question to me via Email.  I explore the topic from my point of view, as well as share the points of view of listeners who responded to the question.  Email:   Gizmo: edgeofcircle   Yahoo IM: cf_elfster   Website:  Libsyn Website:   Myspace:

DATE: Wed, 15 Aug 2007
SIZE: 35.7 MB
Episode 2007-14 -- When Achieving Balance Isn't The Right Thing To Do

I explore another topic on working within your Pagan Community, plus I introduce a new feature to the podcast -- audience participation!  Email:   Gizmo: edgeofcircle   Yahoo IM: cf_elfster   Website:  Libsyn Website:   Myspace:

DATE: Sat, 28 Jul 2007
SIZE: 69.3 MB
Episode 2007-13: Its Not About the Destination...

This week, I change the format slightly.  A handful of announcements, as well as some listener feedback.  I tackle the topic of one's spiritual Path and the problematic approach of labeling that occurs in seeking a Path.  Website:  Email:  Myspace:

DATE: Mon, 09 Jul 2007
SIZE: 51.5 MB
Episode 2007-012: Peeling the Onion

Show is back with new equipment added to hopefully make the sound better.  Topic is on the shunning of Christians by Pagans and of Pagans by Christians.  Not much of a topic, but more like a rant from yours truly.  I might expand this into a full-fledged topic at some time.  Musical feature is "Mushaboom" by Feist.   Email:

DATE: Tue, 26 Jun 2007
SIZE: 46.2 MB
Episode 2007-011: Back in the Saddle Again!

Finally finished with my Masters degree!  w00t!  No musical feature for today's show -- just me rambling on about what has been going on -- as well as introducing the new Myspace page, the upcoming MeetUp group for the Denton, TX area and my upcoming plans for Blogathon 2007.  A very special shout-out to Bill over in Iraq, as well as some short discussion on Pagan Troop Support.  Glad to be back!

DATE: Mon, 28 May 2007
SIZE: 61.8 MB
Episode 2007-10 -- Psychic Vampirism

Another listener question, this one on psychic vampirism, gets answered from my perspective.  Musical feature is Faun from Germany.  Have a safe Memorial Day weekend!  Don't forget to support our Pagan troops overseas!  Email:  Website:

DATE: Fri, 18 May 2007
SIZE: 57.4 MB
Episode 2007-09: What Does It Mean To Be A Pagan?

A listener, Meaghan, posed the question to me "what does it mean to be a Pagan?"  I address my thoughts on the topic from my own perspective.  Also, I've got a little to say about the passing of Reverend Falwell.  Musical feature is Omnia's song "Teutates".  Email:  Website:

DATE: Sat, 05 May 2007
SIZE: 66.4 MB
Episode 2007-08: Get Involved!

Now that the quest of the Veterans' Pentacle issue is finished, where do we go from here?  There will be a wide range of opinions -- but mine is that we get more involved in our local Pagan communities, starting with the Pagan Pride Day events.  Musical feature is Green Druid with "Night Dance".  Email:  Website:

DATE: Tue, 24 Apr 2007
SIZE: 66.0 MB
Episode 2007-07: ...Cities Need Love Too!

Ever wonder why Pagans seem to dislike urban areas so much?  or does it just seem that way?  I offer my opinions/theory on the topic in this show.  Musical feature is Phish with their song "Down With Disease".  Lots of news items too!  Email:  Website:

DATE: Sat, 07 Apr 2007
SIZE: 86.7 MB
2007-06 -- Etiquette at Public Rituals

There is a growing need for teachers to explain etiquette for their students at public rituals.  I address this topic, as well as a few other mini-rants in today's show.  Musical artist is Pat Humphires and her song "Swimming to the Other Side."  Email:  Website:

DATE: Thu, 15 Mar 2007
SIZE: 71.3 MB
Episode 2007-05 -- Taking Up for the Military Pagans

Another rant on the Military Pagans.  This time I address not only supporting Pagan Troop Support in their efforts, but also how one's actions can have a ripple effect on Pagans overseas in their respective military communities.  Musical feature is Kim McLean's "Forever-Everyday".  Webpage:  Email:

DATE: Fri, 02 Mar 2007
SIZE: 58.7 MB
Episode 2007-04 -- Pagan Troop Support and Random Thoughts

Today, I'm focusing on the Pagan Troop Support organization and their fantastic cause.  I'm also focusing (sort of) on some random thoughts that have been on my mind recently.  Musical feature is "Pagan Soldier" by Dragon Ritual Drummers.  Website:  Email:

DATE: Wed, 24 Jan 2007
SIZE: 62.3 MB
Episode 2007-03: Dissecting "True Magick" by Amber K - Part Three

Part three of my three part series on Amber K's book "True Magick".  Musical feature is "Protection Chant" by Lisa Thiel.  Email:

DATE: Wed, 24 Jan 2007
SIZE: 61.0 MB
Episode 2007-02: Dissecting "True Magick" by Amber K - Part Two

Part two of my three part series on Amber K's book "True Magick".  Musical featre is "Devil's Dance Floor" by Flogging Molly.  Email:

DATE: Mon, 08 Jan 2007
SIZE: 69.9 MB
Episode 2007-01: Dissecting "True Magick" by Amber K - Part One

This is the first podcast of the year!  Part One in a Three Part series on Amber K's book "True Magick".  Musical feature is "Shadow of the Moon" by Blackmore's Night.  Email:

DATE: Fri, 15 Dec 2006
SIZE: 68.3 MB
Episode029 - Peacemaker Die!

My thoughts on the need for the "peace-makers" to step forward inside the Pagan community.  Musical feature is "Medusa's Coil" by Highlord.

DATE: Fri, 24 Nov 2006
SIZE: 74.9 MB
Episode 028 -- Grounding and Centering

My topic for this show deals with the focusing exercise known as "Grounding and Centering", including the technique that I use.  Musical Feature is "Midsummer Fires" by Blood Ruby.  There are also a metric ton of announcements.  :)  Email:

DATE: Thu, 26 Oct 2006
SIZE: 66.1 MB
Episode 027 - My Thoughts on Samhain

My thoughts on Samhain, coupled with "Massacre/Lake Monster" by Dragon Ritual Drummers.

DATE: Mon, 18 Sep 2006
SIZE: 55.6 MB
Episode 026 - The Battle May Be Won....

Talking about the purple ribbon campaign to show support for religious tolerance -- and how I would like to take this campaign a step further.  Musical feature is Tine Bealtaine from the neo-Celt band Omnia.  Email:  Yahoo group:  Gizmo account:  edgeofcircle

DATE: Tue, 05 Sep 2006
SIZE: 67.4 MB
Episode 025 - Back to the Basics

Today's topic is on getting back to the core roots of one's beliefs.  I examine the core roots of my own beliefs, and discuss them a bit more in-depth than I have previously.  Also, there is an update on the show's new technical modifications, including a Gizmo account where voicemails can be left.  GizmoID:  edgeofcircle  Website:  Email:  YahooID:  tommyelf_edgeofcircle  Yahoo group:

DATE: Mon, 14 Aug 2006
SIZE: 24.9 MB
Episode 024 - Individual Participation = Effective Community + Effective Leadership

Part three of my three part series on Pagan Leadership, and Paga community.  Musical feature is The Iron Maidens, an all-female Iron Maiden tribute band.  Letters from readers, along with commentary from the Yahoo group.  website:  Email:  Yahoo group:  Frappr map:

DATE: Mon, 07 Aug 2006
SIZE: 47.9 MB
Episode 023 - Our Pagan Community

Part two of a three part series.  I take a look at our Pagan community, how it serves the needs of the Pagan populace, and how we can help out.  Musical feature is a bootleg of "Cemetary Gates" by Pantera from a 1991 concert in Moscow.  Email:  Yahoo Group:  Frappr map:

DATE: Mon, 31 Jul 2006
SIZE: 31.0 MB
Episode 22 - Pagan Leadership (Part One of Three)

Part one of a three part series on Pagan Leadership, Pagan Community and the need for a stronger, more effective approach to both.  Musical feature for the show is the band Van Davis from New York, NY.  Their songs “Monster Patrol? and “Chorale? are in the podcast.  Email:  Yahoo group: 

DATE: Fri, 14 Jul 2006
SIZE: 18.1 MB
Episode 021 - Op/Ed on Pagan Symbol for KIA Combat Veteran's Memorial Marker

My opinion piece concerning the current issue of the Department of Veterans Affairs' denying a KIA Pagan Combat veteran's memorial marker to have a pentacle engraved on it.  *WARNING*  There is some strong Anglo-Saxon descriptives which I use in this program.  Please insure that your small children are not around to hear these descriptives in use.  Yahoo group:   Website:   Email:

DATE: Fri, 30 Jun 2006
SIZE: 17.9 MB
Episode 20 - Relating Your Pagan Beliefs to a non-Pagan World

A listener submitted topic on how to relate one's Pagan beliefs to non-Pagans.  I discuss how I identify the types of individuals that I might be discussing my beliefs with and the approach that I might use to see how they would react to Pagan topics within a discussion format.  Musical feature is Katie Melua's "Halfway Up the Hindu Kush".  Email:  Yahoo group:  Website:

DATE: Sun, 11 Jun 2006
SIZE: 17.9 MB
Episode 019 - Writing Group Rituals

My take on the dynamics of writing groups rituals, as well as an explanation as to my point of view on group rituals as a whole.  Musical feature is "Starfire" from DragonForce.  Email:  eGroup:

DATE: Sun, 04 Jun 2006
SIZE: 18.1 MB
Episode 018 - First Steps into a Community

My thoughts on how to take one's first steps into the Pagan community at large.  Musical artist featured is country musician Jessica Harp.  Email:  Yahoo group:

DATE: Mon, 15 May 2006
SIZE: 19.2 MB
Episode 017 - Spellwork and Setting the Mood

My thoughts on manipulating one's environment to insure a more conducive framework for working spells.  Musical feature is "Kiss Me Softly" by Wendy Rule.  Also some information on some changes to the podcast -- as well as introducing the Yahoo group for the podcast. -- website.  Comments and suggestions can be Emailed to me at or

DATE: Mon, 01 May 2006
SIZE: 20.0 MB
Episode 016 - Losing My Mythology

My thoughts on how in forgetting our mythology, that we are losing knowledge and processes that help us to survive our daily lives.  Musical feature is Liquid Blue from San Diego, California. -- website.

DATE: Sat, 22 Apr 2006
SIZE: 20.1 MB
Episode 015 - Reincarnation and Past Lives

My thoughts on Reincarnation and Past Lives and how it relates to the Pattern of Life.  Musical feature from Folk/Country artist Kim McLean. -- website.  Comments and suggestions can be Emailed to me at

DATE: Sun, 16 Apr 2006
SIZE: 19.5 MB
Episode 014 - The Pattern of Life

My thoughts on learning from typical book sources versus learning from other aspects of life, including Science Fiction/Fantasy novels and movies.  Featured musical artist is Little Green Men from Fort Worth, Texas.

DATE: Sun, 09 Apr 2006
SIZE: 26.6 MB
Episode 013 - Restoring My Inner Balance

09April2006 -- Today's topic centers around how I am trying to deal with my temper and anger issues in order to achieve a sense of Inner Balance.  Musical interludes are "Excape to Nowhere" and "Crying Angels" by Heaven's Fire from Oklahoma City, OK.  Also, more comments from listeners, include an interesting letter from a Christian listener; and event announcements for Betwixt and Between, MoveStudio, CMA, and

DATE: Sun, 02 Apr 2006
SIZE: 16.9 MB
Episode 012 - Paganism and Politics

My op-ed on why and how Pagans can get involved in their local and state government elections.  Musical feature is TNT's "Rain".

DATE: Fri, 24 Mar 2006
SIZE: 30.1 MB
Episode 011 - Revitalizing Your Rituals

From the Edge of the Circle is back! After a week-long layoff, we're back with a new show with tips of revitalizing your ritual -- a user requested topic! Musical interlude is "Gates of Urizen" by Bruce Dickinson. More comments from listeners, and announcements for Betwixt and Between, MoveStudio, and

DATE: Thu, 09 Mar 2006
SIZE: 22.2 MB
Episode 010 - "Positive Portrayals"

My take on the current debate on "positive portrayals" of Pagans on reality TV shows. Musical feature is "Elf Call" by Steeleye Span.

DATE: Thu, 02 Mar 2006
SIZE: 23.9 MB
Episode 009 - Troll! Troll in the Podcast!

A viewer requested topic on how to deal with Trolls within a Coven or Group. Musical feature is Jethro Tull's "Hunter Girl" from a 1985 concert, and a large number of announcements for Betwixt and Between, as well as MoveStudio.

DATE: Thu, 23 Feb 2006
SIZE: 15.7 MB
Episode 008 - Ritual Tools

Ritual tools are important to our visualization within a ritual. I talk about their significance and what to do when you don't have them handy. Celtic Stone's "Do You Love an Apple?" is the musical feature. Debut of the "Letters From You" segment.

DATE: Thu, 16 Feb 2006
SIZE: 20.8 MB
Episode 007 - Return to Community and Individual Participation

Coming back to the topics of Community and Invidividual Participation. These are two topics that I believe are the strongest, most important issues facing our Pagan community today. Also, the music of Kenny Klein.

DATE: Thu, 09 Feb 2006
SIZE: 18.3 MB
Episode 006 - The Power of Words

My thoughts on the Power of Words. Also, a few announcements of some changes for this podcast, and the songs "Artemis" and "Circe" from Wedny Rule.

DATE: Thu, 02 Feb 2006
SIZE: 13.4 MB
Episode 005 - Life as a Ritual

I discuss how Life can be viewed within the context of a Ritual, how that plays into my own viewpoint, and I add a Lovecraft touch to the end of the show.

DATE: Wed, 25 Jan 2006
SIZE: 10.8 MB
Episode 004 - Coven as Family

My thoughts on the importance of selecting a Coven based on the idea that Coven is Family.

DATE: Fri, 20 Jan 2006
SIZE: 11.1 MB
Episode 003 -- the Virtual Pagan Community

My thoughts on the virtual Pagan community -- both past and present, plus Kiva's "Celtic Sunrise" as music for the day. A little bonus for those who have to endure my scratchy voice today.

DATE: Wed, 11 Jan 2006
SIZE: 13.2 MB
Episode 002 - Leadership Part 2 and Individual Participation

I continue this week with some thoughts on Leadership within the Pagan community, along with a rant on individual participation within the Pagan community.

DATE: Wed, 04 Jan 2006
SIZE: 10.7 MB
Episode 001 - Introduction/Leadership

My introduction of this podcast, along with my thoughts on leadership and teaching within the Pagan community at large.

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