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Saturday, July 11, 2015

CoastZone - Witchcraft & Wands

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July 11, 2015   Coast Insider Audio
Witchcraft & Wands:

In the first half, George Noory welcomed Gypsey Teague , Branch Head of the Gunnin Architecture Library at Clemson University, as well as a craftwoman, and Elder and High Priestess in the Georgian and Icelandic Norse traditions, for a discussion on the practice of witchcraft, wand creation, and Steampunk Magic. Teague said she applied the Steampunk movement to a magical system, which allows for a religion with no specific god or goddess. "Witches have been around longer than pretty much anybody else," she noted.

Teague described the craft of wand making and how wands function in the practice of magic. Wands direct energy and can augment a practitioner's abilities, she explained, noting one can practice magic with or without one. "You can put your energy into them or you can draw energy from them and you can move energy through them," she added. Teague uses different kinds of wood with specific energies that practicing witches can use to direct energy and perform certain tasks, such as healing and defense. Wands crafted from poison ivy wood are popular and English Laurel is good for divination, she revealed. According to Teague, wands will match with the correct practitioner and should never be used to practice magic which harms others.

Open Lines:

During Open Lines, a listener calling himself Howard phoned in from an undisclosed location to speak about a possible Bigfoot conspiracy. Howard reasoned if sasquatches reproduce like other mammals, there should be offspring also roaming the forests of North America. "How come no evidence has ever surfaced of a baby sasquatch?" he questioned, noting the lack of Bigfoot babies as evidence of a cover-up. "I think you know more than your saying," he told George at the end of the conversation. Paul in Louisville, Kentucky, reported on a area five or six air miles outside of the city where a classmate disappeared and was later found dead. Paul investigated the area, describing it as a place of evil you could feel and where strange occurrences take place. Eric from British Columbia suggested the ultra-wealthy elite may incite a race war in order to declare martial law and create an excuse for a coming economic collapse.

Today in Strangeness:

On this day in 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr fatally shoots his long-time political antagonist Alexander Hamilton. Also, the first transatlantic TV transmission is sent via satellite (1962), America's first space station, Skylab, re-enters the Earth's atmosphere and disintegrates (1979), and a total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii (1991).

Tonight's Show, Saturday, July 11:

No substance on earth is as hotly debated as marijuana. Opponents claim it's addictive, carcinogenic, and a gateway to drug abuse. Fans claim it as a wonder drug, treating cancer, AIDS, chronic pain, glaucoma, arthritis, migraines, PTSD, and insomnia. Physician David Casarett joins Richard Syrett to discuss his research into all things pot, including experimenting on himself to find evidence of marijuana's medical potential. In the first hour, pot activist Marc Emery talks about his recent jail sentence for "distribution of marijuana" seeds, and why he believes the DEA actually sentenced him for his political activism.

From 6-10pm PT, Coast Insiders can hear an Art Bell: Somewhere in Time show from 8/22/96 when during a night of Open Lines, callers reacted to the breaking news about flight TWA 800, and the possibility the plane was brought down by either a bomb or missile.

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