Anam Cara: A Friend on the Journey
By Brother Pax
Anam Cara is a podcast for conversation about the spiritual journey. In this podcast we explore what it means to practice the spiritual life, and interview people from many different religious backgrounds and perspectives.
Episode 26: What the *Bleep* is Embodied Spirituality
What is Embodied Spirituality? How does one practice it? Listen in on this episode as Pax discusses his practices and how it has made a difference in his life and worldview.
April 12, 2022
Episode 25 Dr. Christena Cleveland: God is a Black Woman
Dr. Christena Cleveland is a public theologian and social psychologist and author of the newly released book “God is a Black Woman”. In this episode Dr. Cleveland shares her journey from being a columnist for the evangelical magazine “Christianity Today” to working to dismantle the cultural “whitemalegod” and uncover the sacred black feminine. You can find out more about Christina through her website: https://www.christenacleveland.com/ and her work at the Center for Justice and Renewal: www.justiceandrenewal.org
March 10, 2022
Episode 24: Embodied Spirituality with Zach Biegun
My guest is Zach Biegun. Zach is a yoga instructor, bodyworker, and meditator. In this episode Zach discusses his religiously diverse upbringing, what embodied spirituality is and what plant medicine has done to deepen his practice.
February 25, 2022
Episode 23: When in Greece...An Interview with Tragoe
In this episode I celebrate the passing of the snow and winter and the promise of spring. I also enjoy a walk hearing the story of Tragoe. Tragoe is a Nature-loving Pagan artist who gave up his military and academic career to look for the answer of the question: “What is the sound of darkness?” Tragoe’s journey is dressed with his original neo-folk signature sound. Through his music, he’s narrating stories from the past and pondering life. Tragoe’s music is performed exclusively with traditional Greek folk instruments, honoring his roots & ancestors. Tragoe's Links: Tragoe' s Website Spotify YouTube Instagram Facebook Twitter
February 07, 2022
Episode 22: Redefining One's Faith
In this episode Pax describes what he believes and how he lives those beliefs as a Pantheist. Included in this episode is the song "Every Season" by Nichole Nordeman from her Album "This Mystery."
February 03, 2022
Special Announcement: Podcast Name Change
In this special announcement, I describe the name change of the podcast from New Moon Hearthcraft to Anam Cara. I explain the meaning of Anam Cara and why I chose to change the name.
January 17, 2022
Episode 21: Animism and the Norse Path - An Interview with Valdyr Odinnsson
Valdyr Odinnsson practices a type of Norse Animism that for lack of a better word can only be called shamanic. Please enjoy this episode as we explore the challenge of what it means to practice in a deep way a nature based path.
January 11, 2022
Episode 20: Luck, Fate and Destiny: An Interview with Flora "Luck" Elmore
Flora has been known as the Good Luck Lady for over 20 years helping people fix their bad luck and expand their good luck. She is a teacher, witch, spiritual medium, reader, and Priestess to the Goddess. Flora has spent her life interviewing sacred arts practitioners to better understand how they use magical technology and methods to improve the world around them. It is through these experiences she found that she is gifted at working luck technology and has since dedicated her time to refining her skills and practices. Flora recently moved back to the Oklahoma City area with her husband and little dog Iggy Pup.
December 30, 2021
Episode 19: At the Intersection of Hinduism and Paganism - An Interview with Avi Lago
Avi Lago was brought up in a diverse home practicing Sanatana Dharma often called Hinduism in the west. He is a Shakta or a devotee of the Goddess centered path within India and is dedicated to Maa Durga and Kali ma, the supreme form of the divine feminine in all her forms. He is a student and member of BAVA British association of Vedic Astrology offers Jyotish and vaastu consultations, combining his skill in Birth chart analysis and Vedic counselling. He is regularly invited to speak issues such as cultural appropriation, colonization at the crossroads of Paganism and Hinduism Please enjoy this interview on New Moon Hearthcraft!
December 07, 2021
Episode 18: An Impersonal God - An Interview with Mox Novikov
In this episode Mox shares his journey from fundamentalist Christianity to being an inter-spiritual nomad and what the journey of deconstructing one's beliefs is like.
December 01, 2021
Episode 17: Magical Friendships
My guest today is one of my best friends and fellow practitioner Kevin Nuckolls. Rather than typical interview style, we were live in the same room having a drink and tell some of our magical "dirty laundry" that will leave you rolling with laughter. Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NMHPax
August 24, 2021
Episode 16: Letting Go of the Gods - An Interview with Stephen Dillard-Carroll
In this episode we explore topics such as Godless Paganism, embodied spirituality, and letting go of the gods you once served. In this episode I interview Stephen Dillard-Carroll. Stephen is an embodied spirit living as full a human life as possible. He works as a psychic helping other embodied spirits realize their full potential. He does ancestral work as well, connecting embodied spirits to their ancestral kin. Finally, he loves long walks on the beach, cute guys, and fried chicken!
August 19, 2021
Episode 15: Embodied Spirituality
As we entered the darker time of year, so with it comes many deep mysteries of the Sacred. One of these is the mysteries of the body and what it means to embrace being a human body having a spiritual experience.
August 10, 2021
Episode 14: Facing Your Demons
Have you ever received a kick in the butt from the universe? In this episode Pax describes a recent kick he received that shook him out of a lethargic brain fog and restarted his magical manifestation.
July 09, 2021
Episode 13: Eric Maille - The Tarot Artist
Tarot Designer, Eric Maille, is a 2D artist living in Norman Oklahoma. He works in the Oklahoma City area both as an independent artist and as a member of Art Group OKC. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2016, and has exhibited at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the IAO Art Gallery, as well as several non-traditional venues including the Bigfoot Creative print shop and the offices of Skyline Ink illustrators. The Ink Witch and some of the original artwork from it is available on his website, ericmaille.com
June 18, 2021
Episode 12: Vincent Higginbotham - How Witchcraft Saved My Life
Have you ever had any experiences that altered the direction of your life? In this episode Vincent talks about his upcoming book, How Witchcraft Saved My Life. He details his journey through homelessness and overcoming every obstacle and how witchcraft empowered him on this journey. Enjoy this interesting story and run out to buy the book!
May 28, 2021
Episode 11: Pax and Priesthood to Aphrodite
In this episode, Pax tells the journey to Aphrodite and the discernment process before pledging himself as her priest in the presence of many witnesses and the test that it entailed.
May 18, 2021
Episode 10: Beltane & and Interview with Carolina Gonzalez
Hear about a gender-bending Beltane and then enjoy an interview with Carolina Gonzalez. Carolina Gonzalez is a Curandera, Espiritista, and Bruja from the Canary Islands. She has over two decades of experience in the fields of divination, spellwork, and spiritual counselling. Through her website, she has been serving customers from all over the world for more than ten years, while documenting her everyday practise and devotion through social media. She is also an expert herbalist specialized in endemic herbs from the North of Africa, a certified naturopath and therapist, and an artist. Website: https://www.yourspiritmaster.com/
May 02, 2021
Episode 9: Asatru in a Multicultural World -An interview with Destiny Ballard
In this episode of New Moon Hearthcraft, your dashing witch host Pax interviews Destiny Ballard about Heathenry also called Asatru and discusses its place in Pagandom and the current inclusivity struggles within the faith. Destiny is the spiritual and administrative head of Bifrost Way Kindred Society, an educational, religious, and social justice group in northeast Oklahoma. Her role is formally known as Gythia, a priestess of her path and a community liaison. She is also engaged as a board member of Heathens Against Hate, which strives to combat the co-opting of Heathen symbols and its religious reconstruction from white supremacist ideologies and forwarding the ideals of inclusive modern Heathenry. Show Links Heathen History Podcast Heathens Against Hate The Troth Our Troth Vols. 1 & 2 A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru Elves, Witches & Gods: Spinning Old Heathen Magic in the Modern Day American Heathens
April 29, 2021
Episode 8: Folk Magic - An Interview with Cory Hutcheson
Have you ever wondered about the witchcraft of the people where you live? Have some relics of practices or superstitions been passed down in your family? In this weeks episode of New Moon Hearthcraft, Pax interviews fellow podcaster and author Cory Thomas Hutcheson about folk magic, his podcast and new book, New World Witchery.
April 13, 2021
Episode 7: An Interview with Amy Blackthorn
To be a witch or a Pagan is to live an embodied life. Our way does not seek an escape from the world, but to fully embrace it. The sensuality in things like smell and taste are what Pax and his special guest Amy Blackthorn discuss in this episode. Amy Blackthorn is a professional intuitive and the best-selling author of, ‘Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic,’ ‘Sacred Smoke,’ and ‘Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews.’ She has appeared on HuffPoLive, Netflix’s Top Ten Secrets and Mysteries in an episode about Supernatural Abilities & the AP Newswire. Amy lives in Delaware. You can view Amy’s tea shop at BlackthornsBotanicals.com
April 06, 2021
Episode 6: Shadow Work and a Gaggle of Druids!
In this episode we explore spending a little time with our shadows as well as a bit of time in nature. Pax interviews a panel of druids who are a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids about what Druidry is, how it is practiced and how it is similar and different from Wicca and Witchcraft traditions.
March 30, 2021
Episode 5: Identity as a Witch: An Interview with Christopher Austin
In this episode Pax interviews Christopher Austin, a YouTuber and male witch from the younger generation. We talk about issues of identifying as a witch, movies, and all kinds of magic! You can learn more about Christopher Austin by visiting his YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLqGnVIki4JHi2Kq4Qh8YOg/featured Did you know you can also become a supporter of New Moon Hearthcraft? Gain access to sneak peeks, bloopers, and other little goodies by helping us out! Become a supporter today at https://www.patreon.com/user?u=52802661
March 25, 2021
Episode 4: Finding Your Way: An Interview with Carolina Dean
In this Episode Pax reflects on how he came to find his path, and what that means. He also interviews Carolina Dean, astrologer, root-worker, and author of the book, Secrets of a Sissyboy: A Gay Grimoire of Modern Magic for Men who Love Men and the Hags who Worship Them. So make a cup of hot tea, pull up a seat and enjoy another fun visit with Pax!
March 15, 2021
Episode 3: Finding Your Passion: An Interview with David Wood
In this episode, Pax reflects on finding a passion in the simple things of hearth and home during the pandemic. His guest, David Wood, is a musician and vocalist who shares his passion for the craft through music. Enjoy this episode and consider what are you passions? Perhaps they will unfold with this episode. Find out more about David and sample some of his music at his website. Follow me on Facebook at New Moon Hearthcraft with Pax.
March 09, 2021
Episode 2: An Interview with Emilie Muñiz
In this episode of New Moon Rising, I interview Emilie Muniz, the creator of the Simplicity Tarot, and her new deck on the way is The Fox Crystal Tarot. We chatted about tarot, mediumship and spirituality! She also spills the tea on some cray cray funny experiences she has had as a pro reader. If you are interested in exploring the deck’s Emilie has created, please head over to SimplicityTarot.com. Or Learning how to read Tarot visit LearnTarotReading.com If you are interested in booking a reading with Emilie please visit her website TarotByEmilie.com. To follow Pax visit his Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/PaxREH
March 03, 2021
Episode 1: An Introduction
Get to know Pax and hear about his journey from Fundamentalist Christianity, joining a monastery to entering the craft. Buckle your seatbelts....it's gonna be a bumpy ride! *The first minute or so the sound gets loud for a second before returning to normal* The mic issue gets fixed after that!
February 25, 2021