Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Yay, Spring time!

MM, everyone.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Ostara. I had a rather uneventful one with my subtle ritual. I woke up and stayed up long enough to watch the first spring sunrise before passing out again. So far, I've found that my rituals tend to be small when I'm working solitary. 

Big things are happening in my neck of the swamps. I've made the decision to go back to school and get my degree (most likely in English and/or History). One of the schools I want to attend is two hours away, which has many of my loved ones here up in arms. The actual decision process is on-going and full of discussion, so when it comes down to actually making my decision, it's the right one for me.

Other than that, I've just been working my job and a little on the podcast (less than I should be). Just a reminder: Episode 4 (coming out in April) will be about faith, and episode 5 will be my first 'M' show. Keep listening/reading and sending me your feedback and ideas!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Holy Bandwidth Limits, Batman!

MM everyone!

I just got an email from Podbean telling me that I'd used up 80% of my monthly bandwidth. Curiosity made me go to my site and I saw that I had almost 160 episode hits!

My jaw dropped. I couldn't believe it. I only have one thing to say...

Thank you. Thank you so much to all of you who have listened. Thank you to everyone who has given me feedback. Thank you to those who've listened to my baby podkin episodes, subscribed, and are awaiting for future episodes. Stick by me folks, I plan on having a pretty long run, and I hope it's as informative and entertaining as I intend.

Speaking of future episodes, I'm still working on my faith episode, and I would love to hear what you think about it. Hit me up, yo! (lol ^_^)


Thursday, March 3, 2011


Today, I went to school with a friend of mine, Bostyn, and attended the Medieval history class she was enrolled in. As part of my brain was making notes of the lecture, the other part was buzzing through future podcast topics. All of a sudden, like a well-executed sucker punch, it hit me.

I'm going to have an "M" series.

Basically, it will be a series of episodes that have topics that start with the letter "M." So far, Bostyn and I have come up with about 40 different ideas for show topics. I'd rather not make it every episode, because some topics it just won't work for (example: fathers). I think it will be fun.

For now, I'm formulating episode 4, which will be about personal faith, and how figuring out your own is important to your magickal and mundane lives (or life, depending on how you look at it).

So, what do you believe? Is it specific or vague? Do you worship specific deities or none at all? I want to hear what YOU have to say on the topic of faith and belief. Either leave a comment here, on the podcast site (magickandmundane.podbean.com), email me (magickandmundane@gmail.com), or tweet me (@Eternal_7). In the meantime, I'm going to do my research and go about my everyday life (aka checking Twitter every 10 minutes).


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mythology Book Hunting

So, today, within all the things I should have known about my life finally clicking into place, I finally realized I needed more than my Google Fu (as Fire Lyte would say) to do my Oh Gods! segment any justice. So, I went looking for a good mythology book.

Having possessed the infamous Edith Montgomery Mythology since high school, I knew I needed more than a book on Greek myths. I drove my car to my beloved B&N and had to have help finding the mythology section, and I use the term "section" as loosely as possible. It was probably only three shelves big, and chockful of Greco-Roman mythology books. The spoiled child in my head was pitching a fit, "I already know all this stuff!!!" There were at least one book for Norse and Japanese mythology each, but they were nearly $20 each (by the way, when the hell did it become usual for a book that's the size of an $8 romance novel to cost $17?). I'm a cashier at a fabric store, and as much of a book enthusiast that I am, I don't have $20 to drop on every non-fiction that catches my fancy.

After about 10 minutes of combing through each book, I finally spotted the book I needed: The Oxford Companion to World Mythology by David Leeming. I've only read a few articles out of it, and I love it. I'll still employ my Google Fu, but now I have a hard copy multi-pantheon deity directory!

On other notes, I'm going to try VERY hard not to let too much of my personal identity crisis that I'm going through get into the podcast. Of course, at times its going to be relevant, but I'm not going to make every episode about "my journey to self-discovery." So, essentially what I'm saying is that I'm not going to bore y'all with the whole journey, just the magickal pit stops along the way.

Now, that you have been thoroughly reassured, I need to let you in on a few new developments in the blog and podcast. If you haven't already noticed, I am incapable of posting when I say I'm going to, so from this point on, I post when I post. No more deadlines or scheduling (although, I'm still gonna have episode 3 out by Mardi Gras).

Well, folks, that's all for now from my neck of the woods (or bayou, sort of).