Friday, June 28, 2013

Episode 79: Inciting A Wild Hunt Riot

Episode 79 of Inciting A Riot the Podcast features an (Riotously long) interview with well-known pagan blogger, podcaster of witchy musical goodness, and Spencer Pentacle Pagan Jason Pitzl-Waters of the Wild Hunt blog.

Over the years you have no doubt read on my blog and heard on my show my fairly vocal and brash dissenting views when it came to Jason and the Wild Hunt's pagan-centric perspective. However, as you've no doubt noticed, it's a whole new Riot with a whole new view of its own. Jason graciously agreed to let bygones be bygones and stick all that water under the bridge where it belongs.

So a big thanks to Jason. If you aren't reading the Wild Hunt, add it to your reading. The Pagan perspective is definitely one that deserves to be heard and highlighted, and the WH team is doing a stellar job at that.

Now, it wouldn't be the Riot if I didn't challenge convention, and we delve into everything from his own views on confirmation bias, defining paganism, where our community is going and how we might get there, obstacles and wins for the pagan community, and he insults the musical world by choosing 1 album to rule them all!

It's a heck of a Riot, and I can't wait to hear your feedback!

Website: IncitingARiot.com
Email: FireLyte@IncitingARiot.com
Facebook.com/IncitingARiotPodcast
Twitter: @IncitingARiot
TorchAndPaintbrush.Etsy.com

Love and Lyte,

Fire Lyte

Jason's Contact Info:

Website: WildHunt.org
Email: JasonPitzl@wildhunt.org
Podcast: Numinosis (formerly A Darker Shade of Pagan) http://www.adarkershadeofpagan.com/podcast/
Twitter: @TheWildHunt
Facebook.com/TheWildHuntBlog

1 comment:

  1. Hello, my name is Beth Rodriguez, I have been a Mohsian in Phoenix Az since 2000 and I am just beginning to plug into the national pagan community and conversations taking place on blogs, groups and podcast's such as this one. I really enjoyed the range and thoughtfulness of this discussion. The subject of classifying what a "pagan" is, is becoming a louder white noise in the background of my thoughts as I participate in more and more interfaith/inter-tradition events. Because I have spent so much time in my life thinking about and supporting efforts to build strong communities, increasingly as I see Wiccans, Druids, Ceremonial Magicians, Asatru practitioners etc, collaborate to organize events, I find myself wondering what "we" could accomplish if we truly set our minds to- it? And that's where my thinking stops, because, aside from community events where we all get together, meet each other and learn about each other, I can not think of a common goal to us all that would be a reason to work for a great collaboration- which brings me back to the question of defining the label "pagan". I agree with Jason Pitzl's observation that naming a group serves to draw boundaries around it that people will continuously try and test. This is natural and logical, and is also a lot of work if you are someone who chooses to pick up and hold those boundaries. Listening to conversations such as this one enlivens a push and pull in my thoughts, part of me wanting to unite the diverse people in my local area who are kinda like me, under one banner that would strengthen cooperation, then another part of me recognizing that without a common goal, what purpose would it serve? In addition to that is the ever circular question, "does uniting under one pagan label strengthen or dilute our religious identity?" I don't know, maybe "we" actually are on a common path, and maybe if we do end up figuring out how to be a "we" without losing our individual perspectives and differences, then our pagan community could serve as a model for the rest of the country and the world.

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