Tuesday, May 19, 2009

intro to permaculture

So, I'm leading a group meeting tomorrow on Permaculture, and I needed to catch up on what it is and why it is important. This is for the up and coming Evolver Boston group, that I'm helping to get rolling in the area.

One of the co-founders of it is Bill Mollison, I did a youtube search for him and found tons of stuff.

Some of the other videos I watched complemented the wikipedia article nicely.

Temperate Permaculture Strategies - Pt1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ0r_yklrDI

What is permaculture - 8 minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X0H7V6dDi8&NR=1
Urban/suburban permaculture, informative
- 5 minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3_RbgtDnQE

Hope you find permaculture as interesting as I do. These are forest garden systems that you can leave alone for multiple months in a row... fantastic stuff.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I want to start you all off with pics of flowers, and remember to come back to the flowers after you see the pics. I'll post a youtube clip of the mess below the flowers. Hope you come out ok on the other side!



Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Podcasting is a funny thing. To me, it seems to be one of the most crucial media outlets we have today. It may not be as popular as twitter and other social media outlets, but it does allow for newly generated content to be distributed in new and interesting ways.
Its an incredibly democratizing factor for media at a time when the world needs it the most.

Why I podcast, is something I've been trying to figure out for a while now. At first, I think it was to get a chance to talk to people in the occult world, and try to figure out what the hell they were talking about. My education was oriented towards western philosophy and eastern mysticism/philosophy. Coming into this western world of magic and alchemy, I was pretty confused and wanted to figure it out. The second part, was to try to meet people in the real world doing the work, and connect with them on a few levels that I wasn't connecting with my friends on. Education and connection, I suppose were my primary goals. Offering this content to the general public seems to me to be a necessary side effect of my desire to connect with authors and semi prolific personalities in the field.

Goals... Its funny that I haven't thought formally of a goal for my show until over a year into it. Recently when I was interviewed for the Occult of Personality podcast, I came up with "getting people to challenge their belief systems" as an answer. This is cliche but acceptable, if I really mean it. Not sure if I do, but it seems like a worth goal.

In the next few weeks, I'll try to come up with some sort of answer for myself on why I podcast and goals I have for the show.