Episode 6: Cosmology of Self Pt 2, Beltaine Fun & Sex

Merry meet, one and all!

Yes, we're back to a 'normal' episode, if normal can ever be the right word. We start off with Meredith Luce's Pennies in the Well as the intro, per usual and it's straight into a few more things I've learned recently. Ouches included. I mention during this segment: Nikiah, a glorious woman and shaman, Sarah, and a local festival called the Gathering.

In the first break I hope you enjoy listening to Temple Gates by James Asher off of his album Shaman Drums and we have a promo from Oraia of Media Astra Ac Terra (podkin love!).

Then we head into part 2 of my cosmology of the Self. It's a rambling trip, but we make it through in the end, yay! I make reference in it to the Vicia and Feri tradition's website.

Break number two is very short, and we learn that Episode 6 is brought to us by the tarot card The Tower and the rune stone Eihwaz (yes, I was taught to pronounce it with an 'r', and habits die hard!).

In the final segment I share a couple of fun traditions my community enjoys during its Beltaine and I share my public service announcement on healthy sexual behaviour and communication at times like these.

We close out the show with another song from James Asher, this one Janjara, also off of I guess you could call the feature album of Shaman Drums.

I hope you enjoy. Much love,



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  • Ginger

    Saturn, Your voice is so soothing and wonderful. It’s part of what makes your podcast so nice to listen to.

    Apr 26, 2010 at 10:21 am
  • penniesinthewell

    Ginger, that is the sweetest comment, thank you! Amusingly, my friends say that I don’t sound the same in real life.

    Apr 26, 2010 at 8:32 pm
  • Cory

    I agree with Ginger! It’s almost impossible to be in a bad mood if I’m listening to your show.

    Apr 29, 2010 at 6:32 am
  • Pombagira

    not quite caught up on all of your podcasts but am here.. and wanted to say.. i here you about having your back tattooed.. it was quite the trial in endurance and the body’s natural reaction of squirming away from the painful thing and the mind (and tattooist) demanding that it stay still,

    also i am enjoying your podcasts.. thank you very much for sharing them. there is something very familar and nice about canadian accents.. *smiles*


    Jul 6, 2010 at 3:58 pm
  • penniesinthewell

    thanks for listening. Great to hear you’re enjoying the show. I have an accent? lol

    Oh yes, the joys of tattooing. The worst was getting tattooed one or two days before my period. The sheer agony of that. I had tears pouring down my face and while I stayed still it was only because my body was completely ramrod stiff. After about 30 minutes the artist couldn’t take it anymore and sent me home. Attention all females!!! never get tattooed when pms’ing. It’s an invitation to agony. Or maybe that was just my experience…

    Jul 7, 2010 at 9:12 am
  • Pombagira

    yes getting pierced or tattooed just befor your period for many women is a lot more painful than after.. also often more bloody to.. err.. well like you say in my experience anyhow..tehe..

    and yes you do have an accent.. i like it.. me i have a kiwi accent.. think instead of saying Milk.. it sounds like Mulk.. *ponders this*..


    Jul 7, 2010 at 3:20 pm